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Welcome to the Front Range IDPA©
The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is
the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios
and real life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the
desires of shooters worldwide. The organization now boasts membership of
more than 20,000, including members in 50 foreign countries.
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 founders developed the sport so that practical gear
and practical guns may be used competitively. An interested person can spend
a minimal amount on equipment and still be competitive.
The main goal is to test the skill and ability of the individual, not
equipment or gamesmanship. “Competition only” equipment is not permitted in
The firearms are grouped into five (5) divisions: 1)
Custom Defensive Pistol (.45ACP semi-automatics only); 2) Enhanced Service
Pistol (9mm (9x19) or larger caliber semi-automatics); 3) Stock Service
Pistol (9mm (9x19) or larger caliber double action, double action only, or
safe action semi-automatics); 4) Enhanced Service Revolver (.38 caliber or
larger double action revolvers); and 5) Stock Service Revolver (.38 caliber
or larger double action revolvers). See Appendix One – Equipment for
delineations in the revolver divisions. Shooters are then classed by
like-skill levels with progression from Novice (NV); to Marksman (MM); to
Sharpshooter (SS); to Expert (EX); and, finally, to Master (MA).
Front Range IDPA Requirements
order to participate in Front Range IDPA matches, shooters will need to have
- Attended and
passed a MATCH CONDUCT SAFETY COURSE©,
Match Conduct Safety Course©
Shooters new to FRIDPA must attend a full
Match Conduct Safety Course©
is held at 7:45am before each match.
Late arrivals for the course are not allowed to join the course in
progress nor shoot the match.
hold a current USPSA (IPSC) classification (IPSC/USPSA Safe Shooter course
will now be accepted if your card is dated AFTER May 1st, 2000),
has shot IDPA matches elsewhere that has a safety program acceptable to
Front Range IDPA© and the Match Director there could be contacted for
Night Match at Pikes Peak
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Night Match Slots Left
(as of October 24, 2014)
Finally we are going to do it!
on Saturday, November 15 at Pikes Peak Gun Club will be
held at night.
No Match on Sunday,
Match Participation Requirements
- Competitors must be current
classified members of IDPA
- Passed FRIDPA Match Conduct
Safety Course© or
meet the FRIDPA safety course requirements
- Participation will be limited to
the first 40 shooters (excluding SO's) in the order
of receipt of registration packet
- No refunds if you make the first
40 but do not show up for the match
- Registration is by US Mail and
must be postmarked 10/29/14 through 11/5/14
- Any registration packet post
marked before 10/29/14 or after 11/5/14 will not be
- Mail registration packet to:
- FRIDPA -
6942 So Ash Cir.
Centennial, CO 80122
- Required Registration Packet
- First, Last Name and IDPA
- Full match fee of $15
- Division (See below)
- A self addressed, stamped
- If you do not make the first 40
your match fee will be returned in your self
addressed, stamped envelope
Helping with setup and teardown is mandatory, a roll
call will be taken
Shooter's Meeting following setup
Match starts after full dark
Last shot must be taken before 10pm
Teardown follows conclusion of match
- No Match Conduct Safety Course
- No side match
- All IDPA match & safety rules are
- Lost brass, brass can be
collected after stages are torn down and props put
away but we must clear the range by 10:30pm
- Four divisions:
- Handheld flashlight, no laser
- Handheld flashlight,
- Weapon-mounted flashlight, no
- Weapon-mounted flashlight,
- Shooter must have a handheld or
weapon-mounted flashlight. No headlamps or like
equipment for target illumination.
- Weapon-mounted flashlights and/or
lasers must fit inside the holster along with the
weapon. No attaching lights/lasers "on-the-fly"
- Handheld flashlights must be
carried in a pocket or retained in a dedicated pouch
at the start of the COF
- Flashlight must be 'OFF" at the
start of the COF and can be illuminated only after
the timer has started
for the Classifier
90 rounds are needed for the Classifier
Bring all your reloading devices (mags, moon clips, speedloaders...)
as you shoot others can
Completely fill your high capacity magazines
No concealment garment is worn
No reshoots allowed
No Side Match
Everyone helping also makes for a faster Classifier so
Front Range IDPA©
has a camera policy that if a non-shooter/non-member wants to come to a
match and take pictures, movies, likenesses, etc., of the match/shooters,
they must seek and obtain prior approval from
Front Range IDPA© B.O.D.
Also, if prior permission to trespass on a given range is granted by
Front Range IDPA©, this shall not be
construed as permission to take photographs, movies, likenesses, etc., of
any individual shooter without their own verbal or written permission.
If you are a Front Range IDPA©
shooter/member, ask permission before taking photos/movies of your fellow
shooters. If someone/organization shows up at a range during our matches to
take photographs, movies, likenesses, etc., without obtaining prior
permission from Front Range IDPA©,
they will be asked to leave immediately.
Course of Fire Submission
|FRIDPA encourages members to submit Courses of Fire, when
your CoF is used you shoot that match free. Please use the
sample CoF as an example of the format required. Please
refer to the
2013 IDPA Rulebook for guidelines of CoF design.
Please submit your CoF to
The 4 rules of gun safety
Rule of Gun Safety - The Gun Is Always Loaded!
The 2nd Rule of Gun Safety
- Never Point A Gun At Something You're Not Prepared To Destroy!
The 3rd Rule of Gun Safety
- Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Your Sights Are On The Target!
The 4th Rule of Gun Safety
- Always Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Behind It!