International Defensive Pistol Association

Founded in 1996, IDPA is a handgun-centric shooting sport based on simulated self-defense scenarios.  The format is designed to be enjoyable for shooters of all skill levels, with a premium on the social interaction and camradery of the participants.

IDPA New Shooter Clinics are conducted several times each year to introduce shooters to the rules, equipment, and safety procedures of the sport, and are intended for people of all skill levels and ages. Attendees will shoot one or two IDPA practice stages following the classroom session.

MVSA holds IDPA club matches monthly, typically with six scenario-based stages requiring 100+ rounds of ammunition in 9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP, or revolver calibers.  Membership in IDPA is not required to participate in the first several club-level matches, which are open to members and non-members alike.  Cost to participate is $5 for MVSA members, $10 for non-members.

IDPA matches are held the second Saturday of each month year-round, with additional night matches in summer and a major regional match held once a year. Check the MVSA calendar for an updated schedule of matches.

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