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.
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IDPA Shooters Switzerland facebook group

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 and, starting in 2021, the Swiss IDPA League.
Join the community and start your IDPA career today!

IDPA Rules

IDPA Rules

The current IDPA rules for handguns and PCC in English are available on

A German translation of the rulebook including PCC and CO appendixes is available here!

German translation IDPA rulebook
SwissAAA Get Started

Get Started!

Start your IDPA sports shooting career now!

1) Get an IDPA membership on

2) Consult the Career Path

3) Book the IDPA Intro or start with the basic pistol education Pistol Kick-Start and Pistol Skill-Up 

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 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.

National Championships
​National PCC Championships
​SIG 210-220 Cup
  • Taking place on the National Holiday, 1st of August

  • IDPA 72-round classifier

  • All shooters start in the ESP division

  • Only SIG 210 9mm pistols are allowed

  • The Cup celebrates the birthday of Switzerland and our shooting tradition with one of the finest handguns ever made

  • Go to the SIG 210-220 Cup page

Swiss IDPA League
PCC Battle
  • Specialized PCC competitions

​More to Come
  • Carry Cup: CCP and BUG only

  • Revolver Cup: REV only

  • Stay tuned!

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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, Thailand, Hungary and other locations.
If you are not on facebook, just create a competitor profile and join up!

IDPA Shooters Switzerland facebook group

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.

Schiesskurs Logo

Zurich, ZH

Zero-Down Logo

Bern, BE



IDPA Club St. Gallen Logo

Wittenbach, SG

IDPA Club Zürich Logo

Birmensdorf, ZH

Société de Tir Dynamique en Situation Logo

Villeneuve, VD

Northern Lions Marksmen Logo

Zurich, ZH

Sportlicher Combat Club Thun Logo

Thun, BE

Huenenberg, ZG

Your New Club

Your New Club

You already have a shooting club and would like to start with IDPA shooting?
You want to found a completely new club?

We can assist you! Take contact to get going!