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.

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Register for the Michigan IDPA Great Lakes Regional Match!

Featured club of the month

Brooklyn Sportsman's Club

Club website

Brooklyn Sportsman Club is a non-profit member run club located in Southern Michigan’s Irish Hills area. The area has many lakes and is a sportsman’s paradise. Our club is a center for those sportsmen to gather.  One of our goals is to improve the areas wildlife resources.

We offer many different activities for the sportsman to participate in. Our primary activities are focused around shooting events. However, we also have archery activities and family oriented events.

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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

Register for the 2014 Michigan IDPA State Match!