Interested in IDPA?
The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defence 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.
The CFGPA hosts monthly IDPA matches throughout most of the year, and practices Wednesday nights.
Many people have expressed interest in participating, but are apprehensive and asked for an opportunity to learn how to safely participate. CFGPA Member Robert Paddon is willing to share his knowledge.
The inaugural session will be held at the indoor range at CFGPA on May 6th. The course will start at 0900, but please be a little early. Limited to 10 spots, participants need to pre-register with Robert by clicking here. You can also send him any questions you may have. This will include 4 hours of theory and 4 hours of practice.
Shooters must already have basic handgun shooting skills. They will need to make a 8 inch grouping at 10 yards with 8/10 rounds fired in a slow fire method. This will be the first practical exercise they must pass.
Participants need to have the following:
- valid RPAL. The owner must be present if participants are borrowing handguns (eg: spouses)
- centrefire pistol (no rimfire). Tokarevs are not suitable due to velocity and ammo restrictions.
- magazines or speedloaders
- “practical” holster and mag/loader pouches
- Eye and ear protection (double ears suggested when indoors!)
- 200 rounds of ammunition (no steel core allowed)
- Dress as you would outside; the indoor range is cool!
- Lunch, snacks and water.
- Participant fee is $30 for CFGPA members, $40 for non-members.
Got questions? Contact Robert here.