What equipment do I need for a match?

IDPA is a handgun-centric shooting sport based on simulated self-defense scenarios. Participation in IDPA matches requires the use of handguns, holsters and other equipment suitable for concealed carry self-defense.

Shooters will need:

  1. An IDPA legal firearm. (A semi-automatic pistol, double action revolver, or pistol caliber carbine revolver.)
  2. An IDPA Legal belt.
  3. Appropriate ammunition feeding devices (speed loaders/moonclips or magazines)
  4. Ammuntion carriers (magazine pouches or speed loader holders) View
  5. Ammunition suitable for your firearm.
  6. IDPA legal holster. View
  7. Concealment garment. View
  8. Ear protection.
  9. Eye protection.

For more information, consult Section 8 of the Rulebook. Download a pdf of the rulebook here.

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