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Feb 07, 2023
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JOHAN FALK #3
Location Muukonkankaantie 260 Lappeenranta, South-Carelia
2023 WI State IDPA Championship
Location 4191 Blue Goose Rd West Bend, WI
GRGC 2023 IDPA Spring Challenge I
Location 4877 Wellington Rd Eden Mills, ONTARIO
2023 Rust Belt Regional Championship
Location 3380 Mill Street Wampum, PA
Pre Summer Match tier 1
Location pianopoli lamezia terme, CZ
Polish National - Battle of Berestechko
Location Mlynska Jozefowo, Wlkp
IDPA Defensive Pistol Match at The Armory & Indoor Range (June 03 , 2023 7:00 p.m.)
Location 2043 Locust Street Canal Fulton, OH
Bc IDPA provincials
Location 48685 Chilliwack lake road Chilliwack , BC
HSC June 2023 IDPA
Location 150 Quincy Street Holbrook, MA
Lowcountry Shooters IDPA Match
Location 4923 Rivers Ave North Charleston, SC
Coast Tour III
Location Via Acquapendente Corbara, Salerno
June 10 2023 IDPA at H2O
Location 3494 Fairground Rd Dunn, NC
THE BIG RACE
Location STR.VIC LA CRUCCA BAIONA 5 LOC LA CRUCCA SASSARI SASSARI, ITALIA
ARE YOU READY ?
Location STRADA PROVINCIALE BRONESE 617 BRONI, LOMBARDIA
DZ Training Day Match
Location Strada principala nr. 410A Soimus, Deva
I kolo IDPA BiH lige
Location Vladimira Preloga Sarajevo, BiH
CCSC Monthly IDPA Match
Location 4955 Tinkers Creek Rd Edgemoor, SC
2 TAPPA MEMORIAL OPERATION HUSKY TIER 1
Location C/da Zunica Agrigento, Agrigento
SharpShooters IDPA 6/12/23
Location 1345 Rutherford Rd Greenville, SC
IDPA HUNGARIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2023
Location loter Ravazd, Hungary
I have been shooting for most of my life, including decades in the military and law enforcement, and was very hesitant to take the step into the competitive shooting world, especially IDPA. I had the perception that there would be too many rules and too many gruff competitors. I was completely wrong! It really is a sport for everyone that has a desire to compete (and have fun). The community has welcomed me with open arms. IDPA is made up of so many people from every background, from blue-collar to tech industry to veterans to everyone in-between! Check out a match today!
Having only started familiarizing myself with handguns in February of 2022 I was very reluctant to step into the world of competitive shooting. I was expecting hostile competitors and an every man for himself mentality, but joining IDPA was one of the best decisions I could’ve possibly made. The people I’ve met, the things I’ve learned, and the skills I’ve gained are just a few of the many things I will carry with me for the rest of my life thanks to IDPA and the people that truly make this association a family. Camaraderie is at the forefront of every match I attend, and there is never a shortage of people willing to push you to succeed. I urge anyone and everyone with the willingness to learn to come and check out a match!
When I first starting shooting IDPA 3 years ago, I had no idea I would forge lifelong friendships and learn from the best shooters in the world. It has been an emotional ride filled with character building moments. I owe all of my success to everyone I've met on the range. I look forward to many more years of competition and fellowship.
I never dreamed I would be competitive in anything, much less a shooting sport. When I became licensed to carry, my husband John, insisted that I train before I started actually carrying a firearm. I found a female instructor to work with me and once I started hitting bullseye, I was hooked and wanted more. I quickly became bored just standing shooting at a target. John took me to my first IDPA match and I fell in love. John, my son Ashton, and I all started shooting IDPA together as a family. The things I love most about IDPA are: it's a sport I can shoot with my family, all the wonderful people I have met while shooting IDPA, and the confidence it has given me. This year I was bumped to Expert so now it's a race with my husband on who will be the next Master, since Ashton has already beat us both!
I joined IDPA in 2014 with one goal in mind: Feel more confident when I carry a concealed weapon. After spending 22.5 years in the Navy and two combat deployments I felt I was ok with a pistol, but quickly found out I had so much more to learn. What started out as a loose hobby for me has turned into a passion. I quickly volunteered at two local clubs, and I am now the Assistant Match Director at both clubs and a qualified CSO. I've now competed in matches in 15 different states and made life long friends along the way. IDPA has allowed me to travel to new places and meet new people, talking about shooting sports and promoting 2nd Amendment rights along the way.
I think the thing I enjoy most about shooting IDPA is the people I've met. I've made some new friends, and reconnected with some old friends that I had no idea were shooting sports enthusiasts. Practically everyone I've met has been willing to help me along the way, regardless of whether I'm shooting my local match, or shooting a Major with 250 other people. Even the people that I'm trying to "beat" will sit at the back of the bay and compare notes about how best to shoot a stage.
I enjoy shooting IDPA because it's a unique opportunity to build skills under pressure. IDPA has also helped me to really find the right pistols for myself for both carry and competition, instead of just going with what I thought I liked in the store. It's made me a more skilled and confident shooter, and along the way I've made some amazing friends.
I was originally drawn to IDPA at an affiliated club in my area. I was always interested in the skill of SAFE high speed pistol shooting and gun handling. As an athlete, my traditional sports faded away and IDPA filled my competitive urge along with feeding my long time interest in action shooting. After many years of competing, I have found other benefits of IDPA. I use the sport to introduce others to competitive handgun shooting. With the rapidly increasing numbers of responsible Americans purchasing handguns for protection, most remain casual gun owners/shooters. IDPA is an easy pathway to graduate from a casual shooter into a more proficient and safer gun owner. Plus, everyone finds it a lot more fun than static target shooting. A purchase of a handgun provides virtually all equipment needed to shoot a match, so it's easy to get started. IDPA flourishes at the local club level and I utilize the general stress free environment of IDPA club matches to introduce casual gun owners to the world of competitive action shooting. Many get hooked, and in the process, we have more responsible, skilled, and safer gun owners. Finally, I have made many solid friendships around the US and globally through my travels competing in IDPA.
Local IDPA affiliated clubs are the backbone of the sport. These clubs reach over 25,000 members. Competitors come from the United States and over 70 Foreign countries to compete in matches. Join the comradery of like- minded shooters all over the world.
Join a community of shooters to learn, grow and most importantly have fun. Compete with friends, and make new ones through your local club. Learn more about IDPA membership.
Remembering the brave and honoring their sacrifice. Thank you to all who served and protected our freedoms. #MemorialDay
Taurus, known for producing professional grade pistols, has signed on to sponsor the 2023 IDPA World Championship match presented by Beretta. The 2023 IDPA World Championship match is scheduled for October 12 – 14, 2023 at the CMP Marksmanship Park in Talladega, AL. The Tier 5 World Championship will host approximately 400 shooters who compete…
Feb 07, 2023
MD AMA Live Tonight
Be sure to join us tonight at 7 pm Central on the official IDPA Facebook page to chat with Rodney Clark, the Southeastern PCC Challenge Match Director LIVE!
Jan 16, 2023
New Rulebook, MAR and Equipment Appendices
IDPA HQ is releasing updated copies of the official IDPA Rulebook, the Match Administration Rules, and the Equipment Appendices. IDPA HQ has used feedback from members and regional leaders and volunteers about the rules and updates released in 2022 to make some additions and changes to help match staff and competitors. These changes will go into effect immediately. MDs/ACs, for any pending match questions, please contact your RACL for clarification. We hope these changelogs will help:
Dec 23, 2022
IDPA HQ Closed
IDPA HQ is closed and will be back in the office January 3, 2023. We wish you many blessings moving in to the New year.
Dec 12, 2022
More Seeklander Live Training This Wednesday
Please join us Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM Central on the official IDPA Facebook page for Low Light training with Mike Seeklander! Mike is a highly sought after tactical and competitive trainer and a high-level performer on the competition handgun circuit. Currently, a nationally ranked competitor on the practical handgun competition circuit, Seeklander has authored/produced instructional books, DVD’s and has developed hundreds of lesson plans specifically related to basic and advanced firearms training. Wednesday he’ll be covering weapon mounted lights, handheld lights, and a variety of gear as well as low light shooting techniques.
Nov 22, 2022
More great training with Mike Seeklander!
Don't forget to join us on our Facebook page tomorrow morning at 7:30 am central for The FUNdamental Five Performance Drills training with Mike Seeklander! facebook.com/ShootIDPA
Nov 01, 2022
Short Member Survey
Members, we'd like to learn more about your EDC gun. Please take this super short survey at https://lnkd.in/gyruUsjF
Oct 30, 2022
IDPA World Championship Date Change
We are changing the dates of the 2023 IDPA World Championship match to October 12 – 14, 2023 due to a scheduling conflict. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you all there in Talladega. https://www.idpa.com/matches/2023-idpa-world-championship/
Sep 18, 2022
Updated Matchbook Available
Nats competitors, we've made some changes to the matchbook and you can find an updated version here Please let us know if you have any questions.
Sep 08, 2022
No squad changes at Nats
Aug 29, 2022
Last chance to book Nats hotel
Aug 23, 2022
New Tactical Journal Issue Online Today
IDPA HQ is happy to announce that we have published the 2022 Q3 digital IDPA Tactical Journal today. You can find it here. You can find all issues of the Tactical Journal online in the Tactical Journal directory, under the Resources menu for Members.
Aug 08, 2022
Still thinking about competing at Nats?
Still thinking about attending the 2022 IDPA US National Championship presented by Beretta? We've got spots left to shoot on Thursday! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 13th to sign up!
Jul 06, 2022
Registration for Nats is Closed
Registration for the 2022 IDPA National Championship Presented by Beretta is closed. You can still sign up to get on the match waitlist.
Jun 27, 2022
1 Week Left to Register for Nats
You've got one week to sign up for the 2022 IDPA National Championship Presented By Beretta!!! Visit https://bit.ly/22idpanats to sign up, and don't forget to fill out the equipment survey!
Jun 13, 2022
Verify information when registering for Nats
When you register for the 2022 IDPA US National Championship presented by Beretta please be sure to double-check your information in Practiscore before submitting. This will help HQ staff verify your information faster during the selection period. If you have met the requirements for PPDS shooters as outlined in section 7 of the 2022 Rulebook, please be sure to check yes. We will contact all PPDS registered shooters to find out how we can better assist them. https://practiscore.com/2022-idpa-national-championship-presented-by-beretta/register
Jun 07, 2022
2022 IDPA National Championship presented by Beretta Registration is Now Open!
The 2022 IDPA National Championship presented by Beretta is scheduled for September 22nd-24th, 2022 at the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex in Palisade, Colorado. Participants will be competing either all day Thursday or competing on Friday and Saturday (split days). Registration will open on June 6, 2022 at 9AM Central and will close on July 4, 2022 at 5PM Central. After July 4, competitor selection will begin. Learn More>>>
May 24, 2022
IDPA HQ will be closed from May 26 - 30, 2022
Mar 23, 2022
New Rulebook, MAR, and Equipment Appendices
Be sure to visit the Down Zero Blog to hear from Joyce and learn more about the new rules, new MAR, and new equipment appendices.
Feb 02, 2022
More LIVE training with Mike Seeklander
Mike Seeklander will be on our Facebook page in 1 hour LIVE to train on One-Handed Shooting Secrets and Flashlight Techniques facebook.com/ShootIDPA
Feb 01, 2022
2022 IDPA National Championship Staff Registration Open