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SharpShooters USA hosts IDPA matches every Wednesday at 6:30pm. First time participants are asked to arrive at 6:00pm for orientation. All first time participants are required to review the new shooter briefing and also watch the new shooting video.  Please click the prior links to get a head start before arriving for IDPA.

       $15 per shooter

       $12 for Members, Ladies &  Youth (ages 12-17)

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  1. What does IDPA stand for?
  2. International Defensive Pistol Association.
  3. What is IDPA?
  4. IDPA as a sport is quite simply, the use of practical 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 because the main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual, not his equipment or gamesmanship.
  5. Why do we need another shooting sport?
  6. Prior to the formation of IDPA, there was no place to compete and hone one’s skill with equipment designed for and suitable for self-defense. Other shooting sports are just that, sports that have no relevance to self-defense. IDPA offers an exciting forum for practical shooters in which truly practical equipment, techniques and courses of fire are mandated. Prior to IDPA, there was no place at all to compete with common service pistols such as the Beretta, Glock or Sig. Nor was there a shooting sport where your concealed carry holster could also be your match holster without handicap. When you come to an IDPA match, you can not only use your duty/CCW equipment, you can be completely competitive with it! Other shooting sports have become equipment “races”; IDPA will not. If you’re interested in using truly practical pistols to solve challenging and exciting defensive shooting problems, then IDPA is the sport for you.
  7. What are the goals of IDPA?
  8. 1. Promote safe and proficient use of guns and equipment suitable for self-defense use.
    2. Provide a level playing field for all competitors to test the skill and ability of the individual, not their equipment or gamesmanship
    3. Provide separate divisions for equipment and classifications for shooters, such that guns with similar characteristics are grouped together and people with similar skills compete only against each other.
    4. Provide shooters with practical and realistic courses of fire that simulate a potentially life-threatening encounter or that tests skills that would be required to survive a life-threatening encounter
    5. Offer a practical shooting sport that is responsive to the shooters and sponsors, with unprecedented stability of equipment rules.
    6. Offer a practical shooting sport that allows the competitors to concentrate on the development of their shooting skills and fellowship with other like-minded shooters.
  9. What type of equipment do I need to compete in IDPA matches?
  10. IDPA matches typically require the use of a service type pistol or revolver of 9mm/.38 special or larger caliber. If your handgun is suitable for self-defense use, it will probably be competitive for IDPA matches. Practical concealed carry type holsters are stipulated for IDPA use. A common service pistol or revolver such as a Beretta 92F, Glock 17/22, Sig 226, Colt 1911A1, S&W 686 or Ruger GP-100 carried in a common pancake style holster is all that is needed to be competitive in IDPA matches. 

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