People Defensive Shooting, a Czech Competition

Lidová Obranná Střelba, aka LOS, translates to People Defensive Shooting. It is a Czech shooting competition. It was started by the LEX Association. They are an association for the protection of rights for gun owners. They started LOS back in 2005. It is similar to IDPA where the shooter must conceal their firearm and shoot from cover.

According to Zdenek Malanik of Trigger Service the shooter does not preview the stage. He or she shoots the stage cold.

Here is a sample target he brought out to show me. It is similar in size and shape to USPSA/IDPA/IPSC however the zones are different. I highlighted the perforations and marked the zones in blue.

los tARGET


For more information go to LOS Official Website. It helps if you copy and paste the website into Google Translate, unless you are fluent in Czech.


Here is a video I found on youtube of a LOS shooter.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • DiverEngrSL17K

    Good shooter’s eye view video and linked information — thanks, Nicholas! Looks as if you had a very enjoyable time in the Czech Republic :)..

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Clearly modeled after American uspsa/idpa, hopefully they left the stupid rules out.

    Ideally it also prioritized hits over speed. But if it does, it’s only temporary before Czech gamers appear and ruin any resemblence of reality there was.

  • jimmarch

    I’ll bet some of the targets pop out of the top of a cutout of a Russian tank…