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Have a blast

in the birthplace of the Atom Bomb!

Event Dossier: The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club (LASC) is hosting the inaugural Atomic City Challenge, a Tier 2 International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) match on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Los Alamos, NM.


The match consists of 9 exciting stages based on Los Alamos folklore, history and science. Be sure to pack your light, because the match includes one no-light/low-light stage. The Atomic City Challenge is open to all classifications and all divisions, except PCC.

Staff will shoot Friday, Aug. 2, and competitors will shoot on Saturday, Aug. 3. A raffle for all registrants after the match will offer a table full of great prizes, including guns, gear, and ammo! This match has a 137 round count.


Zero Hour: Aug. 3, 2019, from 7:30 am to 5 pm. (Staff reports the day before at the same time for their shoot.)

Match Fee: $90 and includes lunch, which will be provided during the match. You can order a match T-shirt for nominal additional cost on the registration page.


Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be granted up to July 1, 2019, after which time no refund will be given.

Ground Zero: The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club,

35°54’33.5″N 106°16’37.6″W

Los Alamos is 45 minutes northwest of Santa Fe and 110 minutes north of Albuquerque, NM.

Los Alamos is a beautiful, fun, and fascinating venue for an IDPA match, and our local shooters are excited to host this event.


Therefore, rest assured that you really are going to have a blast at the 2019 Atomic City Challenge!


Head for the shelters!