WHAT IS IDPA?
IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) competition is a great opportunity to improve your gun handling and marksmanship skills in a safe and fun atmosphere. The courses of fire are intended to simulate real life scenarios where defensive shooting may need to be employed. IDPA style shooting is based on equipment you would carry on a daily basis rather than equipment specifically made for competition and/or speed.
We hold Tier 1 Club matches on the 3rd Saturday of every month year round weather permitting. Additionally, we hold Introduction to IDPA sessions with a live fire practice session periodically for shooters interested in learning more about defensive style shooting. Preregistration on PractiScore is required for both Introduction to IDPA and monthly matches.
In order to shoot our matches you must have either experience shooting IDPA or USPSA match’s previously, attended the GOAL Intro to IDPA course or attended an Old Colony Intro to IDPA class. If none of these qualifications apply to you please contact our OCSA IDPA Staff to see if accommodations can be made.
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Checkout this Intro to IDPA New Shooter Packet
For videos from our matches check out our YouTube channel
For complete information on IDPA shooting check out the IDPA website
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Sign up for IDPA Email to make sure you receive the monthly match registration link.
See the clubs event page for upcoming IDPA events.
Intro to IDPA
CHECK THE CLUB CALENDAR FOR THE NEXT INTRO COURSE!
Class is free for CURRENT OCSA MEMBERS ONLY. Otherwise the cost is $25 per person payable in cash or check ONLY due the night of the classroom session.
DOWNLOAD THE IDPA NEW SHOOTER INFORMATION PACKET HERE
FULL IDPA RULE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE
Note: Our registration program (PRACTISCORE) will ask you to signup. Feel free but you do not have to. There is a link near the bottom that says continue without signing up.
Handgun .38 cal/9MM or larger or;
Pistol Caliber Carbine
150-200 rounds ammo (LIVE FIRE SESSION ONLY)
Strong side holster or;
Shoulder sling and chamber flag if using PCC
Minimum of 3 magazines
Belt that passes through a minimum but 2 belt loops
Baseball style brimmed hat
Eye & Ear Protection
This is NOT a basic shooting class. You should be proficient with handguns already. Introduction to IDPA class is intended to give shooters interested in an opportunity to learn and if desired participate in IDPA style shooting in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Anyone interested is invited to attend. The Introduction is made up of two sessions, a dry-fire only 2-3 hour classroom style, and a 3 hour live fire session where you can practice your safe IDPA gun handling skills.
CLASSROOM SESSION - We will be demonstrating skills needed to participate in IDPA. Please bring your equipment to the classroom session with you EXCEPT AMMO - NO AMMO AT THIS SESSION. If you don't have equipment feel free to come anyway!
LIVE FIRE SESSION - Held the Saturday (weather permitting) following the classroom session. Equipment is required to complete this portion of the class.
Any questions or comments regarding IDPA at Old Colony should be directed to the Old Colony IDPA Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
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