IDPA Pistol Match
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. The organization now boasts membership of more
than 25,000, including members in over 25 foreign countries.
One of the unique facets of this sport is that it is geared toward the new or average shooter, yet
is fun, challenging and rewarding for the experienced shooter. The founders developed the sport
so that practical gear and practical guns may be used competitively. An interested person can
spend a minimal amount on equipment and still be competitive.
- Hearing Protection (if you don't have any, the club has some for you to use. Just let us
know when you are signing up)
- Eye Protection (same as above)
- Holster - needs to safely secure your pistol. IDPA has rules for holsters - for your first few
matches, we will allow non legal equipment as long as it is safe, but will point you in the
- Magazine Pouches - 2 is good but at least 1 magazine pouch will help.
- Pistol - 9mm or larger
- Magazines - You really need at least 3 magazines, but if all you have is 2, that can work.
- Concealment Garment - Vest, shirt or jacket that covers your pistol when holstered. This is
not required for LEO using their duty gear.
- Ammo - our round count rarely exceeds 100, but we recommend bringing at least 150
rounds of ammo to a match.
The firearms are grouped into five divisions:
- Custom Defensive Pistol (.45ACP semi-automatics only)
- Enhanced Service Pistol (9mm (9x19) or larger caliber semi-automatics)
- Stock Service Pistol (9mm (9x19) or larger caliber double action, double action only, or
safe action semi-automatics)
- Enhanced Service Revolver (.38 caliber or larger double action revolvers)
- Stock Service Revolver (.38 caliber or larger double action revolvers).
Shooters are then classed by like-skill levels with progression from Novice (NV); to Marksman
(MM); to Sharpshooter (SS); to Expert (EX); and,finally, to Master (MA).
Match Directors: Dave Habig 501-834-1044, Paul Stiedle 501-517-0756
Fourth Saturday of each month.
Match fee: $10
IDPA approved match: yes
Click here to see some recent photos from this event.