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

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Linden Sportsmen Club



"The Friendliest Club in the World"


Established in 1947, incorporated in 1956, "The Friendliest Club in the World" 

was founded to promote conservation, education, sportsmanship, public relations, and firearms safety.

Linden Sportsmen Club sits on 48 acres with facilities that include: 3 covered rifle ranges, 6 trap fields, covered pistol ranges, 

outdoor archery range, indoor air rifle range, rustic camping, and a 5000 sq. ft. club house (which is open to members only).


14343 Hogan Rd. Linden, MI 48451
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 384 Linden, MI 48451
Phone: 810-735-5822


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OakHill IDPA match info

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You can now follow OakHill IDPA on Twitter for match info, special deals, match discounts and club information!  Add us: @oakhillidpa 

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

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