What is IDPA?

What is IDPA?

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real-life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide.

How do I get Started in IDPA competition?

Finding a club and getting started in IDPA competition is easy, and as an IDPA member you’re always welcome at any IDPA club. Think of IDPA clubs as your home away from home, well, your shooting home anyway. Use our club search to browse clubs near you.

What are the IDPA equipment rules?

The purpose of the IDPA equipment rules is four-fold: First, the rules are designed to put the emphasis squarely on shooter skill rather than on equipment, in order to promote shooter development over equipment acquisition.

What is ididpa and why should you care?

IDPA is an easy pathway to graduate from a casual shooter into a more proficient and safer gun owner. Plus, everyone finds it a lot more fun than static target shooting.