Membership

WHY SHOOT WITH IDPA?


An IDPA Membership gives you the ability to compete in official sanctioned matches, view match results and scores, join clubs, connect with other shooters through member profiles and much more.

There’s never been a better time to get involved in competitive shooting.

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IDPA CLUBS

WHY JOIN AN IDPA CLUB?

Community, Competition and Comradery

Most IDPA competitors are members of a local IDPA club, and there are more than 300 affiliated IDPA clubs around the country. Every weekend you’ll find a weekly, monthly, regional or championship match taking place at one of these clubs.

Finding a club and getting started in IDPA competition is easy, and as an IDPA member you’re always welcome at any IDPA club. Think of IDPA clubs as your home away from home, well, your shooting home anyway.

Use our club search to browse clubs near you.

Have a club? Register your club with IDPA.

COMPETE, LEARN AND GROW

Are you a brand new shooter?

IDPA is defensive oriented shooting competition that features equipment and gear commonly found in stores that is suitable for everyday concealment or use. Join IDPA to learn and improve your shooting skills.

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

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.

Jason Miyashiro

IDPA# A265778
MEMBER SINCE June 2015
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!

Memarie Lawrence

IDPA# A868730
MEMBER SINCE April 2014
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.

Aaron Brulc

IDPA# A270383
MEMBER SINCE July 2014
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.

Ben Hardt

IDPA# A902624
MEMBER SINCE Sept 2015

CONNECT WITH OTHER SHOOTERS

The IDPA community of shooters is like no other.

If you’re new to shooting the community will be your largest asset. If you’re a seasoned shooter then you’ll fit right in. We’re confident you’ll have fun, connect with other shooters that help you improve your skills.

Common Quesitons

What equipment do I need for a match?

You will need:
1) A semi-automatic pistol, double action revolver, or pistol caliber carbine revolver
2) A semi-automatic pistol
3) Holster
4) Belt
5) Ammunition carriers
6) At least 3 magazines or speed loaders/moon clips
7) Eye protection
8) Ear protection
9) Ammunition suitable for your firearm
10) Concealment garment

What does an IDPA membership cost?

USA Membership Pricing
Annual Membership Subscription = $40 / year
3 Year Membership Subscription = $105 / year

International Membership Pricing
Annual Membership Subscription = $40 / year
3 Year Membership Subscription = $105 / year

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What do I need to know about safety before I shoot?

1) Four Basic Rules of Gun Safety
2) Safe Area
3) Uncasing your firearm
4) Loading/Unloading your firearm
5) Understanding the 180 plane
6) Finger and Muzzle calls

If you have more questions please review our faq section, or contact us »

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