So what is IDPA?

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide. The organization now boasts membership of more than 22,000, including members in 50 foreign countries.

  IDPA Memebership Stats. The organization now boasts embership of more than 22,000, including members in 50 
        foreign countries.

 IDPA offers an exciting forum for practical shooters in which truly practical equipment, techniques and courses of fire are mandated. Prior to IDPA, there was no place to compete with common service pistols. There were no shooting sports where your concealed carry holster could also be your match holster without handicap.

When you come to an IDPA match, you can not only use your duty/CCW equipment, you can be completely competitive with it! Other shooting sports have become equipment “races”; IDPA will not. If you’re interested in using truly practical pistols to solve challenging and exciting defensive shooting problems, then IDPA is the sport for you.

Learn more about what makes IDPA great, from the practical skills training rules, the variety of matches, the wide range of competitors and the ever growing community.

Join IDPA now!

Featured club of the month

South Kent Sportsman's Club

Dorr, Michigan

SKSC Website

Club location: 2536 140th St. Dorr, Mi 49323

IDPA Club Contact : Tom Tiethoff,


IDPA matches held the 2nd Sunday of the month. April through October. SKSC requires a 101 class, to be taken prior to shooting, unless you currently hold a IDPA, USPSA, or Steel Challenge classification.

The shooters at South Kent Sportsman's Club would like to welcome you to come join them at a monthly match to find out how much fun IDPA shooting can be.  Public is welcome as competitors and/or spectators.  Whether you are a beginning shooter, an expert, or some where in between, you will find the IDPA shooters at SKSC to be a friendly and helpful group.

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OakHill IDPA match info

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Oakhill Sportsman's Club in Portland Michigan offers IDPA matches the 4th Saturday of each month from May thru October.

Sign up starts at 9:am and shooting begins at 10:am, cost is 15$ for Oakhill members, and $20 for non-members.

Our typical match consists of 6 stages, with a rough round count between 100 and 150. Plan to bring 200 rounds just in case.

Scores will be posted here.

Directions to OakHill are located here.

For more information about IDPA at Oakhill, contact the match director, Ryan Carter at