The International Defensive Pistol Association 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 70 foreign countries.
It offers an exciting forum for practical shooters in which truly practical equipment, techniques and courses of fire are mandated. Prior to To This sport, there was no place to compete with common service pistols. There were no shooting sports where your concealed carry holster could also be your match holster without handicap.
When you come to a match, you can not only use your duty/CCW equipment, you can be completely competitive with it! Other shooting sports have become equipment races.
If you’re interested in using truly practical pistols to solve challenging and exciting defensive shooting problems, then This is the sport for you.
Learn more about what makes IDPA great, from the practical skills training rules, the variety of matches, the wide range of competitors and the ever growing community.