International Defensive Pistol Association

IDPA as a sport is simply the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios. Shooters competing in IDPA events are required to use practical handguns and holsters that are truly suitable for self-defense use. No “competition only” equipment is permitted in IDPA matches since the main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual, not his equipment or gamesmanship. Join the IDPA

IDPA at North Olmsted Sportsman’s Club

Our club has an active IDPA program. Club members meet on Friday evenings to pratice their defensive pistol skills. See our club calendar for a schedule of IPDA events. IDPA courses of fire are changed each week to simulate various self-defense scenarios. Both accuracy and speed are tested in these scenarios.

All club members are invited to join in this exciting, fun and practical shooting sport. Non-members are invited to come and see IPDA in action. Each participant must attend an NOSC/IDPA Orientation before shooting for the first time at NOSC. Orientation is usually held on the last Friday of the month — check the Club Calendar for exact dates. The minimum age of participants in IDPA events at NOSC is 18 years of age.