Welcome to Taft IDPA's Website

The Taft IDPA is a program of the Taft Sportsmen's Club & Junior Division.

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 membership of more than 13,500, including members in 36 foreign countries.

One of the unique facets of this sport is that it is geared toward the new or average shooter, yet is fun, challenging and rewarding for the experienced shooter. The founders developed the sport so that practical gear and practical guns may be used competitively. An interested person can spend a minimal amount on equipment and still be competitive.

The main goal is to test the skill and ability of the individual, not equipment or gamesmanship. "Competition only" equipment is not permitted in this sport.

For more complete information on classes and rules, please see the national IDPA website at http://www.idpa.com/

Latest News

Saturday February 15, 2014 Work Party - Classifier - Night Match

First, we will have a sea train work party starting at 9 AM. We need to build new shelves, cut and paint new target stakes, and do some general clean up. Show up for the work party and we will feed you lunch!

Then starting at noon we will start classifying current IDPA members ONLY. If you are not a currently paid IDPA member, then do not attempt to shoot the classifier. We will run people through as necessary from noon until about 4 PM.

Then starting at 5 PM, we will start registering shooters for a regular IDPA night match.

Regular IDPA rules and classifications will be in place. That means no weapon mounted lights. Police/military may shoot in full duty gear with a weapon mounted light on their pistol, but they may not use the weapon mounted light during the course of fire and must use a handheld light. Only physically disabled shooters that only have the use of one hand may use functioning weapon mounted lights.

We will allow an open division that will enable the use of weapon mounted lights/lasers. There will be no awards pins for this division no matter the number of shooters.

Please see our Facebook Event Page for more information and for any further match announcements.

Taft IDPA T-Shirts for Sale!

We now have Taft IDPA T-Shirts for sale for $15 each! We will have them for sale at the matches and we can accept cash, check, or Pay Pal at the matches. You can also pay online at Pay Pal using our cart below and we can save the shirts for pick up or ship them to you anywhere in the United States!

T-shirt Front & Sleeve

Available in these colors!

T-Shirt Back



Fabulous Ferrous Fracas (3F)

Please check out our new Fabulous Ferrous Fracas (3F) Page for more details about this fun steel target match! We will be shooting 3F roughly once a quarter and you can find out when the next 3F match is by visiting our Schedule/Results Page.

IDPA Awards Pins

Taft IDPA has purchased awards pins for Division Champions and First, Second, & Third Place Class Winners. To read more about how you can qualify to win an award pin at our local matches, please see our Awards FAQ Page.

Taft IDPA Facebook Group

We have created a Taft IDPA Facebook Group that will send you automatic event invites anytime we create an event. The Taft Sportsmen's Club Facebook Page was unable to do this for us. So please join the Taft IDPA Facebook Group to automatically be invited to all Taft IDPA Events.