IDPA Match Rules

CLASSIFICATIONS

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.

CLASSIFICATION SCORES BY DIVISION

Classifier matches are held by each affiliated club.
The matches consist of a 1 to 3 stage course of fire, depending on the classification method in use. Details for each stage, including walk-through and videos are available for each.

Standard Method

 

Times for: CDP ESP CO SSP CCP REV BUG PCC
Master (MA) 75.00 or less 72.00 or less 72.00 or less 73.00 or less 78.00 or less 83.00 or less 89.00 or less 45.00 or less
Expert (EX) 75.01 thru 100.00 72.01 thru 95.00 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 45.01 thru 56.25
Sharpshooter (SS) 100.01 thru 150.00 95.01 thru 140.00 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 56.26 thru 67.50
Marksman (MM) 150.01 thru 240.00 140.01 thru 225.00 140.01 thru 225.00 142.01 thru 232.00 155.01 thru 248.00 165.01 thru 263.00 177.01 thru 283.00 67.51 thru 78.75
Novice (NV) 240.01 or greater 225.01 or greater 225.01 or greater 232.01 or greater 248.01 or greater 263.01 or greater 283.01 or greater 78.75 or greater
Effective as of Dec 1st, 2018
FILE NAME
IDPA Standard Classifier Stages Download

Abbreviated Method

Times for: CDP ESP CO SSP CCP REV BUG PCC
Master (MA) 19.18 or less 18.75 or less 18.47 or less 19.07 or less 19.60 or less 20.15 or less 23.25 or less 10.63 or less
Expert (EX) 19.19 thru 24.09 18.76 thru 23.28 18.48 thru 22.93 19.08 thru 23.49 19.61 thru 24.98 20.16 thru 26.78 23.26 thru 28.12 10.64 thru 12.98
Sharpshooter (SS) 24.10 thru 29.92 23.29 thru 28.80 22.94 thru 28.39 23.50 thru 29.36 24.99 thru 31.07 26.79 thru 33.34 28.13 thru 35.43 12.99 thru 15.82
Marksman (MM) 29.93 thru 37.63 28.81 thru 36.27 28.40 thru 36.18 29.37 thru 36.97 31.08 thru 39.26 33.35 thru 41.91 35.44 thru 44.65 15.83 thru 18.33
Novice (NV) 37.64 or greater 36.28 or greater 36.19 or greater 36.98 or greater 39.27 or greater 41.92 or greater 44.66 or greater 18.34 or greater
Effective as of Jan 1st, 2020
FILE NAME
IDPA 5×5 Classifier Download

PCC Classifier Method

Times for: PCC
Master (MA) 56.00 or less
Expert (EX) 56.01 thru 66.00
Sharpshooter (SS) 66.01 thru 76.00
Marksman (MM) 76.01 thru 86.00
Novice (NV) 86.01 or greater
Effective as of Jan 1, 2018
FILE NAME
IDPA PCC Classifier Stages Download

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ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

IDPA DIVISIONS

CDP – Custom Defensive Pistol Division
ESP – Enhanced Service Pistol Division
SSP – Stock Service Pistol Division
CCP – Compact Carry Division
CO – Carry Optic
REV – Revolver Division
BUG – Back-Up Gun Division
PCC – Pistol Caliber Carbine

IDPA CLASSIFICATIONS

DM – Distinguished Master
MA – Master
EX – Expert
SS – Sharpshooter
MM – Marksman
NV – Novice
UN – Unclassified

TITLES

AC – Area Coordinator
MD – Match Director
SOI – Safety Officer Instructor
SO – Safety Officer
CoF – Course of Fire

SCORING

FP – Flagrant Penalty
FTDR – Failure To Do Right
HNT – Hits on a Non-Threat
PE – Procedural Error
DNF – Did Not Finish
PD – Points Down
TPD – Total Points Down

GENERAL TERMS

IDPA – International Defensive Pistol Association
BoD – Board Of Directors
HQ – Headquarters
DA – Double Action
DAO – Double Action Only
Mag – Magazine

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