The International Defense Pistol Association (IDPA) is a global sports shooting organization headquartered in Bogata, TX, U.S.A.
Hundreds of clubs, directly affiliated with headquarters, are spread all over the world holding countless competitions at local, regional, state, national and international level.
Find out more about the sport by visiting idpa.com!
IDPA in Switzerland
The first Swiss IDPA club was founded in 2015 by Andy Pfenninger who brought the know-how back from South Africa. Since then, the sport has enjoyed ever growing interest among experienced competitive shooters and novices alike. Today, several clubs organize many matches throughout the year. The highlight of the season are the National Championships, the National PCC Championships and the Swiss IDPA League.
Join the community and start your IDPA career today!
The current IDPA rules for handguns and PCC in English are available on idpa.com
A German translation of the rulebook including PCC and CO appendixes is available here!
Start your IDPA sports shooting career now!
1) Get an IDPA membership on www.idpa.com
2) Consult the Career Path
4) Join IDPAShootersSwitzerland on facebook
5) Take contact if you have any questions or remarks
There are many competitions throughout the year and all classified IDPA members are welcome to join! The highlights are the National Championships, the National PCC Championships and the Swiss IDPA League. There are a number of specialty matches during the season. The purpose is to encourage the use of different equipment, to classify in other divisions or to honor the shooting tradition of Switzerland on the 1st of August.
Sanctioned match for all handgun divisions
Swiss IDPA League
Series of handgun competitions with overall ranking
National PCC Championships
Winning with a rifle against pistol shooters is no big deal. But if everybody comes with a rifle, things get a lot more challenging, entertaining and fun!
SIG 210-220 Cup
Taking place July and August by different clubs
IDPA 72-round classifier
All shooters start in the ESP division
Only SIG 210/220 9mm pistols are allowed
The Cup celebrates the birthday of Switzerland and our shooting tradition with some of the finest handguns ever made
Ready to test your shooting skills with real practical pistols? BUG and CCP divisions only! Skills not material!
More to Come
Revolver Cup: REV only
There are dozens of matches, trainings and classifiers being organized in Switzerland every year! Most of those are managed using the practiscore website and application.
To see a list of the currently planned matches in Switzerland, visit practiscore
The best way to get connected with the community is to join the closed facebook group IDPAShootersSwitzerland especially made for IDPA competitors. Here, one can conveniently share information about events, matches, clubs, equipment and everything else concerning the sport. A lot of the IDPA events happening around us in Europe, such as for example the Italian Championship or the European Championship, are advertised here as well. Swiss delegations have travelled to matches all around the world, including USA, South Africa, Italy, Finland, Lithuania, Thailand, Hungary and other locations.
If you are not on facebook, just create a competitor profile and join up!
Certified Instruction Partners
SwissAAA works with a selected few instruction partners in Switzerland to assure easy access to standardized instruction. The selection of your teacher is a crucial step in your shooting career! Sound shooting fundamentals allow for much more satisfaction along the way than being stuck with flawed techniques. Through our teach-the-teacher courses, we assure high quality and optimal effect in the offered classes.
We have developed a prototype for competitor, safety officer, match director, trainer and instructor certifications. The goal is to standardize instruction, exams, tests and certifications and thus further increase the safety and quality of dynamic shooting sports in Switzerland.
The competitor and safety officer requirements are the same as mandated by IDPA globally. For the levels of trainer and instructor we have established a well founded prototype that we use for the IDPA shooting community in Switzerland.