What is it?

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 13,500, including members in 36 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.

The main goal is to test the skill and ability of the individual, not equipment or gamesmanship. "Competition only" equipment is not permitted in this sport.

For more complete information on classes and rules, please see the national IDPA website at http://www.idpa.com/

When will these matches be?

Please see the schedule/results page for when we will be shooting the next Taft IDPA match.

How much does it cost?

IDPA Regular Match Fee: $15
TSC or IDPA Members: $10
TSC and IDPA Members or active duty military with ID: $5

What do you need to shoot Taft IDPA?

You need an IDPA legal handgun, at least three magazines or speed loaders, a cover garment, holsters for your gun and magazines/speed loaders, and at least 100 rounds of ammunition. You can read more about IDPA equipment rules in the IDPA 10/1/2013 Rule Book.

What are the rules?

The rules of IDPA can be found in the IDPA 10/1/2013 Rule Book.

Basically, at the start buzzer you shoot the stage using tactical considerations like using cover, "slicing the pie", and shooting the closest threat first. The majority of IDPA is shooting paper targets with some steel targets thrown in occasionally.

The best way to learn to shoot IDPA is just come out and shoot. Anyone can come out and shoot starting at the age of 12.

What do the stages look like?

Here is a quick preview of an IDPA match.

What are the divisions and classifications?

Please see the IDPA 10/1/2013 Rule Book for divisions and classifications. We will be running an IDPA classifier once a year in order to keep members current.

Taft IDPA T-Shirts for Sale!

We now have Taft IDPA T-Shirts for sale for $15 each! We will have them for sale at the matches and we can accept cash, check, or Pay Pal at the matches. You can also pay online at Pay Pal using our cart below and we can save the shirts for pick up or ship them to you anywhere in the United States!

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Available in these colors!

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