IDPA Intro

One-day instruction for new IDPA competitors

This course is for pistol shooters with safe and solid basic skills that want to enter competitive IDPA shooting. Learn and apply the rules, effective techniques and get classified in your division of choice.

This course will make you ready to participate successfully in your first match. You will have a thorough introduction into the world of dynamic sports shooting. Learn what will make you successful and what will not.


Success comes from skills and not from fancy equipment! 


  • Know and apply the IDPA rules

  • Earn IDPA classification

  • Be ready for competition


  • Safe shooters with solid basic proficiency

  • New to IDPA sport


  • Rules and their practical application

  • Drawing from concealment

  • Shooting from cover

  • Other important techniques

  • Classifier match

  • Example stages (if time permits)


  • Eye and ear protection

  • Personal pistol

  • Secure belt holster

  • Minimum 2 spare magazines and pouches

  • Concealment garment

  • Approx. 250 rounds


Sport Shooting Academy

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