International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) matches are held on the third Saturday of each month. The Match Director is Karl Hofen Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone 843-813-7474. His Assistant is Mike Adams email@example.com.
IDPA is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. 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 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.
If you are interested in defensive shooting or if you have a concealed weapons permit, visit one of our matches. All new shooters are welcome (a briefing video can be viewed at ( vimeo.com/9278970 ).
ALL new shooters must successfully complete an Introduction to IDPA class before shooting their first IDPA match at Palmetto Gun Club.
This three-hour class is taught by IDPA match officials and covers range safety rules, IDPA competition rules, and provides the new competitor with time on the range to shoot IDPA courses of fire.
The class is designed to make the new competitor safe and comfortable with action shooting.
A certificate of achievement will be awarded for successful completion of the class.
Exempt from the class are active/classified competitors from IDPA, IPSC/USPSA, Steel Challenge, ICORE and SASS (you must present your valid membership cards when signing in for your first IDPA match) and law enforcement officers. Click here for a PDF with Detailed Class Information.
Classes will be held on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 beginning September 11, 2011.
Contact Karl Hofen (khofen @bellsouth.net) for further details and to register for the class.
Registration is from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 and the match begins at 10:00 a.m. Effective January 1, 2012, pre-match registration fee is $15 and match-day registration fee is $20. Pre-match registration is announced about a week prior to the match on our IDPA at PGC Yahoo Group. Match competitors will be limited to 70. Please have the correct change or pay by check. You may shoot your first match without being a member of IDPA, but IDPA rules require membership in IDPA thereafter in order to participate in future matches. Proof of IDPA membership will be required at registration, so be sure to bring your valid-IDPA membership card.