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/
Youth Program Age Change
We have changed the age limit for the youth program from through 17 years old to through 20 years old. So if you are under 21 years old, you will continue to shoot for free, get free ammunition, and have priority for loaner equipment. Please see our Youth Shooting Page for more details.
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.