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Hamilton Angling & Hunting Association

IDPA Shoots

HAHA is undergoing an affiliation with IDPA and has certified RO's. There is at this time no certification course offered at HAHA for IDPA.

What is IDPA?

IDPA competitions are designed to use practical equipment in simulated real world self-defense scenarios. Shooters competing in IDPA events are required to use practical handguns and holsters that are truly suitable for self-defense use. No “competition only” equipment is permitted in IDPA matches since the main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual, not his equipment or gamesmanship.

IDPA Courses fall into two categories: self-defense scenarios or standard exercises. The self-defense scenarios are simulations of actual or possible “real world” confrontations. These scenarios typically require shots from 3 – 20 yards and often require the shooter to change firing points and shoot from awkward positions. Standard exercises do not attempt to simulate a potential threat situation but are designed to test specific shooting and gun handling skills. IDPA matches offer diversity and truly test both accuracy and speed.  Physical condition has very little to do with your performance in an IDPA match.

For more information, please contact:
Jeff Small

Handgun Section Chair


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