IDPA General Information


What You Will Need To Bring To An IDPA Match

A hip holster (no underarm or ankle holsters), 3 magazines, a magazine pouch that can hold 2 magazines 125 rounds of ammo and a concealment garment. All new shooters can shoot first match to see if they like shooting IDPA, if you shoot a second match you must be an IDPA member in order to be scored.(you do not have to be a IDPA member to shoot)

What Is IDPA?

IDPA as a shooting sport is quite simply the use of practical self-defense equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios. Shooters competing in IDPA events are required to use practical handguns and holsters that are truly suitable for self-defense use. No “competition only” equipment is permitted in IDPA matches since the main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual, not his equipment or gamesmanship. More information on the International Defensive Pistol Association and this sport can be found at