The spirit of RRRC IDPA matches is to provide simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios in which you can use your carry or home protection handgun to solve the problem.
If you carry a gun or have a gun for personal protection, this is an opportunity to have fun and at the same time test your equipment and shooting skills in realistic scenarios. For a list of Rules, Types of Handguns and Modifications permitted, and an approved Holster list, please visit this website, www.idpa.com. We follow these rules closely.
Your equipment must be practical for self-defense use, concealable, and worn in a manner that is appropriate for all-day, continuous wear. Shooters competing in IDPA are required to use practical handguns and holsters that are truly suitable for self-defense use. No “competition only” equipment is permitted. Holsters MUST position the pistol vertically or butt forward in a suitable concealed carry position. The center of the trigger pad MUST BE BEHIND the centerline of the body from a side view. All magazines and magazine carriers must be positioned behind the centerline. In the interest of safety, cross draw holsters, shoulder holsters, and small of back (SOB) holsters will NOT be permitted. Police Officers may use their duty rig, but all retention features of the holster MUST be used. Holsters must be concealed on those stages specifying a concealed carry start.
IDPA is a match for anyone who has a handgun for personal protection and would like to try it out on realistic stages. The atmosphere is friendly and I guarantee that you will enjoy yourself. Even though IDPA is not a highly competitive event, it is not a beginner’s match either. You must have experience handling your firearm, which includes drawing from a concealed holster, shooting while moving, and using cover when available.
If you are interested in using practical pistols, drawn from practical holsters to solve challenging and exciting defensive shooting problems, then IDPA is the sport for you.