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In order for shooters to be able to compete with their peers, IDPA competitors are divided into classifications within each division based upon their skill level. IDPA has a very quick and easy method of classifying shooters. Only currently affiliated clubs may award classifications and only current IDPA members may shoot the classifier or be awarded a classification by a club.
Classifier matches are held by each affiliated club. The matches consist of a 1 to 3 stage course of fire, depending on the classification method in use. Details for each stage, including walk-through and videos are available for each.
CDP Custom Defensive Pistol Division ESP Enhanced Service Pistol Division SSP Stock Service Pistol Division CCP Compact Carry Division CO Carry Optic REV Revolver Division BUG Back-Up Gun Division PCC Pistol Caliber Carbine
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Local IDPA affiliated clubs are the backbone of the sport. These clubs reach over 25,000 members. Competitors come from the United States and over 70 Foreign countries to compete in matches. Join the comradery of like- minded shooters all over the world.
We are pleased to announce that Techwear has made additional 2021 IDPA US National Championship presented by Beretta jerseys available for purchase. Please visit TechwearUSA.com to place your order. Please be aware that they do take about 3 weeks to ship.
IDPA HQ is excited to announce that registration for the 2021 IDPA US National Championship presented by Beretta, will open on Monday, June 7th at 9:00AM Central and will close on Sunday, July 4th at 5:00PM Central. After July 4th, competitor selection will begin. All registration will be on Practiscore. We will be sharing the registration link on the match page here at IDPA.com when registration goes live. If you are planning to shoot the match, you must complete theREQUIREDEquipment Survey before you can be approved to shoot. Click here to take the survey. For more information about the 2021 IDPA US National Championship click here.
We are scheduling some website maintenance to take place today, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, beginning at 5pm PDT. IDPA.com will be offline, but the maintenance should be complete within 3 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to contact the help desk at [email protected] if we can be of assistance.
IDPA HQ is pleased to announce that the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex, host of the 2021 IDPA National Championship Match Presented by Beretta, will be selling common, big-name factory ammunition on a first-come, first-served basis to 2021 National Championship participants only, at Pre-COVID pricing. Cameo will be selling all common pistol calibers used in IDPA and will allow purchasing up to 400 rounds. Registration for the 2021 National Championship match opens June 7, 2021. Ammunition sales will begin on July 15, 2021. Ammunition orders must be paid in full at the time the order is placed. There will be no refunds on ammunition purchases, or any shipping options available. Power factor will be the shooters responsibility, Cameo and IDPA HQ make no guarantees about ammunition making power factor.
We apologize, but due to extreme weather conditions and rolling blackouts, HQ is closed. We hope to be back up and running as usual, and mailing out orders, on Monday, February 22, 2021, weather permitting.
Accokeek, MD (January 25, 2021) - Beretta USA is excited to announce its collaboration with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) as the official Event Sponsor of the 2021 IDPA Beretta National Championship match. 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 a membership of more than 28,000, including members in 74 foreign countries. Competition and excellence are ingrained in the DNA of Beretta. It fuels our mission to provide customers with the best products in the market while expanding our presence in the Practical Shooting arena. After successfully sponsoring European Championship in 2020, we are excited to announce our collaboration with IDPA for 2021. Partnering with IDPA gives us the opportunity to join a community of passionate shooters competing in matches designed to train and develop fundamental skills for those who carry every day for duty or personal defense, Nicola Lorenzi, Business Development Manager - Pistols, said. The Tier 5 National Championship traditionally boasts approximately 400 shooters who compete in 18 stages over four days of competition as they run through a variety of intense defensive situations. We are so pleased to be working with a long-standing, world-class company like Beretta. Our industry sponsors like Beretta are integral to the growth of shooting sports, and we couldnt be more pleased to have their support for the IDPA National Championship match, Joyce Wilson, IDPA Executive Director, said. The 2021 IDPA US National Championship is scheduled for September 22-25, 2021 at the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex in Grand Junction, Colorado. As a part of our sponsorship announcement, we are excited to announce the Beretta Sponsors IDPA National Competition Giveaway, which will run from today until February 7, 2021. We will be giving away five tactical packs comprised of a tactical backpack, patch, knife, and hat. Participants will be able to take part in this tactical giveaway by liking the Beretta USA and IDPA sponsorship announcement post on the official Beretta USA Instagram page, tag a friend in the comment section of that post, and use the hashtag #BerettaIDPA in their comment. For a bonus entry, entrants can also visit the link in our Instagram bio and register for the giveaway via the official sweepstakes webpage. The five giveaway winners will be announced on or before February 7th. Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world, tracing its roots through 15 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years. Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and provided the most widely deployed sidearm throughout the U.S. Armed Forces. Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes, and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories, and apparel. Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit www.Beretta.com.
The IDPA website will be down for scheduled maintenance Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 8 - 9, 2020. Please feel free to contact HQ at [email protected] with any questions or issues during the brief downtime. We apologize for any inconvenience.
To the membership, We are experiencing the most unique and unsettling time in our history. As information changes daily and contradictions abound, I know that this will last longer than anyone can predict. Major matches as well as club level matches have been cancelled and rescheduled many times and this has generated questions as to the status of the National Championship. We are going to postpone the Championship slated for September 23 -26, 2020 to September 22 25, 2021. This decision was not made lightly as it is the highlight of the IDPA year. Many considerations were given to the level of participation that the State of Colorado would allow along with the health and welfare of the participants. The damage to the economy caused by the reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, is currently unmeasurable but real to many of our members. Internationally, the situation is worse in many parts of the world and our members in those countries are even more affected. Many of our sponsors businesses have been deeply hurt by enforced shut-downs or lack of income. Travel bans may still be in place for some members. We want to provide the best experience possible for our members traveling to a National Championship and I just do not believe we will be able to provide that in 2020. We understand members have concerns over point requirements, so we will be extending the points period from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2021, for entry into the 2021 match. Im sure that we will see State and regional championships opening back up soon after our club level matches resume. For those of you fortunate to have been less affected, I would encourage you to get out and support your local clubs and businesses. Lets get this country back to the great place it was before this happened. We are truly disappointed to make this announcement but feel it is in the best interest of our members and our sport. Thank you all for your patience and understanding and we hope to see you on the range soon! Joyce Wilson, Executive Director International Defensive Pistol Association
The International Defensive Pistol Association is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation. It is our position that members, club contacts, and match directors should monitor this situation and stay in touch with their host ranges. We are not going to make any formal policy or recommendations as to whether matches should be held or canceled. We feel that it is up to the individual to decide whether or not they wish to compete in any match, sanctioned or local. We also hope that our membership is courteous enough to stay at home and away from match environments if they have any symptoms or feel like they may have been exposed. It is up to match directors to decide whether or not to hold their matches. Members should continually monitor their preferred sources of information. We at Headquarters hope that all our members are safe, healthy and prepared.
As of Jan. 29th, we have 116 clubs that requested the match information and roughly 30 reporting back. Many of these clubs are going to run the match again. Approximately a third of these scores have issues that are going to take a lot of work to get through. For example: Not having an IDPA number this is repairable if members send us their IDPA number before April 30th to [email protected] NFC and Unclassified shooters will be parsed from the scores. If shooters have received a classification in the division they entered, they need to drop us an email so that can be verified and changed before dropping their scores. Competitors - please check your scores and send us an email if you spot something that you think looks unusual on your score. We have found several instances where scoring errors on the tablets have resulted in stage scores being omitted in the final results. They appear incomplete but in the stages that are missing, targets were not all completely scored so the missing information prevents scores from showing up. We do not have the resources to review several thousand entries in the scoring system, but we will take a look at anything someone needs us to review. Category awards - when we close out the match for scoring, we will break out each division into its own match for reporting purposes. By doing that, we can post the awards including all of the special categories by division. So, for example, SSP Most Accurate, or ESP Top Lady. When scores are posted, each award report will show the special categories which we will make and send out for everyone who provided an email when they signed up. We have been getting emails and people who talk to us are sharing how they are enjoying shooting this match with their cross country and international friends. Good luck!
Here at IDPA Headquarters we are confident that the 2020 IDPA National Championship will be a great event. Recently we have had some inquiries regarding high capacity magazines to be used at the event in Grand Junction, Colorado. A few years ago, the state of Colorado passed a law that regulated the sale, possession and use of large capacity magazines (Colorado Revised Statute 18-12-302 and 303). Shooters who had obtained these magazines preceding this law were grandfathered in and were not held to that same standard. Prior to the selection of Grand Junction as the Nationals site for 2020, we investigated this issue to ascertain if this would affect our shooters coming to join us at the National Championship. The information we received in the communication from Matt Lewis, Mesa County Sheriff, convinced us that Colorado was an appropriate choice. If you have further concerns, you may wish to investigate this on your own by reading the statute; by contacting the range, Cameo Shooting and Educational Complex, to confirm their general practice; or by using reduced capacity magazines if that makes you more comfortable. We look forward to shooting with you in September! Sherrif's letter MATT LEWIS- Magazine Letter (1) (1)
IDPA Headquarters is pleased to announce that the new CSO Exam, communicated in October, will be deployed beginning Wed., Jan. 22, 2020. Please note that current members designated in the system as CSOs will be grandfathered in and are required to take the test only when their SO expiration date is within 180 prior to SO to expiration and 90 days post SO expiration. Members wishing to apply for CSO status should review the steps needed to become a CSO: 1. Prior to applying, the member must review and confirm they meet the minimum requirements as listed in Section M-15/M-15.3 of the Match Administration Rules document, located on the Downloads tab of your dashboard or here: https://www.idpa.com/idpa-matches/idpa-match-rules/. 2. If the member meets those requirements, they can apply to become a CSO by fully completing the universal application form found on their Downloads Tab on their dashboard and submitting to their AC/IPOC. The application is then submitted to the members Area Coordinator/IPOC for approval or denial and upon verifying eligibility, the AC/IPOC will mark the members profile as CSO Eligible. Some CSOs may have filled out the old application previously, but please fill out the new application so that HQ can attach it to your profile electronically. 3. The system will then show the link on the members dashboard for the online test that must be passed. The test consists of 30 questions and a minimum grade of 80% must be attained. The applicant will get 2 opportunities to pass the exam; if, after 2 attempt the applicant has not passed the test, they must wait until the next calendar year to try again. The member must wait at least 24 hours between attempts. 4. After passing the test, the system will update the 2 year SO expiration date. HQ will periodically review CSO eligibility based on the needs of the sport. 5. CSO candidates not following this process will be disallowed from the testing system for 1 year and considered ineligible for CSO status. CSOs for Tiers 1 and 2 matches are appointed by the Match Director of a particular event for that match. These CSOs are not tracked by HQ and will not be marked as a CSO in the IDPA website/database. If you have questions regarding the exam, process or eligibility, please contact your AC/IPOC. We wish you a successful testing experience!
January 16, 2020 An Open Letter to the IDPA Membership Hello to all and I hope that your New Year is starting better than you ever hoped. Im sure you are all aware of the absolute travesty that is happening in Virginia. The Democrats have managed to take control of that government and are pushing for the most insane, hypocritical gun control laws that this country has ever seen. These laws will make all our IDPA members in that state criminals. They will shut down all the ranges where members and all other individuals shoot. And, they will strip law abiding citizens of their ability for self-protection. Gov. Northham of Virginia purports that he is proposing this legislation for the protection of the citizens, but in fact, by making illegal nearly every semi-automatic pistol and rifle, this is more about control than about a compromise for public safety. Many of us have grown complacent in the lap of freedom and we think, This wont really come to pass, and it wont happen in my state. If Virginia falls, other states will follow like dominoes. As IDPA members, gun enthusiasts and Second Amendment supporters, we must support the gun owners in Virginia. Through the establishment of Sanctuary Counties, VA Law Enforcement spread the word that they would not enforce these unconstitutional laws. In the past two days, the state government there has threatened law enforcement with unemployment, loss of benefits and pensions, so that they will be forced to confiscate firearms and enforce this legislation. Why am I writing to you? I am asking you to join me in supporting our friends in the southeast. Monday, Jan. 20th is Lobbying Day at the VA State capital in Richmond. If you can, please join this effort. Cant go? Donate to the organizations that are fighting this fight. Contact the elected officials in your state as well as in VA. Visit the Virginia Civil Defense League website at https://www.vcdl.org/. Share this information with our friends who care about freedom. This is not just an issue for Virginians it is an issue for all law-abiding gun owners in every state in the US. Thomas Jefferson said, The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Lets do everything we can to thwart this overreach by modern-day tyrants. Joyce Wilson
There has been a huge interest in shooting the 2020 IDPA Postal Match with over 84 clubs requesting the match information. We are very excited to have so much interest and participation in the match. To help things run smoothly, here are a few reminders. Please read and follow the match instructions. If you are unsure or have a questions, email [email protected] for assistance. We are having trouble with clubs directly uploading the file in to Practiscore, which then overwrites the master copy. Email [email protected] the match file with the original file name then to upload to Practiscore, you must clone your match and rename it. If you need instructions to do this, email us. Do not alter the format of the file. Instead of importing the file and adding the shooters and scores, we have clubs that are changing the file name before sending the completed copy to us, adding unrecognized categories and divisions and similar errors. When we try to fix the changes, these files will not merge with our match any longer. We can import them into the tablet, but only as a different match. So, these scores are then discounted. For these scores to be in the official results, they must then be corrected. Lastly, we have a number of unclassified and no IDPA number competitors listed in the scores currently. When we do a final run over the entries by checking classifications and membership status, we will be removing anyone who is not currently a member or currently classified from the final posting of the scores. This will be done after the April 30th deadline.
We keep quickly selling out of the SPD Tool-Range Rods. Because red and blue have been so popular, in our latest order we added in two new colors. There is now a gray and a green tool available for purchase along with the colors we previously had in stock. Click here to get them before they are gone!
IDPA Headquarters has posted a new Match Administration Rules document effective immediately. This version includes some updates regarding equipment check and CSO eligibility and process. The file, 2020 Match Administration Rules V12, can be found on your Dashboard on the Downloads tab.
The 5x5 classifier has been very well received by IDPA shooters. Both the 72 round classifier and the 5x5 classifier have been shot many times by many shooters. HQ has collected and analyzed these classifier times. It is clear that IDPA shooters continue to improve their shooting at all levels. The 5x5 classifier brackets have been adjusted to help provide equity between the two classifiers, and reflect the improvements made by all shooters. New brackets for classification times have been posted for the 5x5 classifier. These new brackets go into effect 1/1/2020. All 5x5 classifiers uploaded to the website 1/1/2020 and beyond will fall under the new time brackets. The bracket is located at the link below: https://www.idpa.com/idpa-matches/idpa-match-rules/
Good morning! The 2021 IDPA US National Championship presented by Beretta is open for registration. You can learn more about the match and find the link to register on our Championship Match Page.