In order for shooters to be able to compete with their peers, IDPA competitors are divided into classifications within each division based upon their skill level. IDPA has a very quick and easy method of classifying shooters. Only currently affiliated clubs may award classifications and only current IDPA members may shoot the classifier or be awarded a classification by a club.
|Master (MA)||75.00 or less||72.00 or less||73.00 or less||78.00 or less||83.00 or less||89.00 or less|
|Expert (EX)||75.01 thru 100.00||72.01 thru 95.00||73.01 thru 96.00||78.01 thru 103.00||83.01 thru 110.00||89.01 thru 118.00|
|Sharpshooter (SS)||100.01 thru 150.00||95.01 thru 140.00||96.01 thru 142.00||103.01 thru 155.00||110.01 thru 165.00||118.01 thru 177.00|
|Marksman (MM)||150.01 thru 240.00||140.01 thru 225.00||142.01 thru 232.00||155.01 thru 248.00||165.01 thru 263.00||177.01 thru 283.00|
|Novice (NV)||240.01 or greater||225.01 or greater||232.01 or greater||248.01 or greater||263.01 or greater||283.01 or greater|
Classifier matches are held by each affiliated club. The matches consist of a 3 stage course of fire. Details for each stage, including walk-through and videos are available for each.