1800 Adventure Club IDPA – Santa Clarrita
This game promotes defensive pistol shooting as a sport, using handguns to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios. Shooters are required to use practical handguns and holsters that are deemed suitable for self-defense use.
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.
You will need:
- Handgun (centerfire revolver or autoloader are okay – NO MAGNUM CALIBERS)
- Belt Holster or Clip Holster (leg holsters are okay if you have experience with them, but NO shoulder rigs)
- Magazines or Speedloaders (3 are preferred)
- Belt or Clip Magazine Pouch (2 are preferred)
- Approximately 80 to 100 rounds of ammunition
- Comfortable clothes & sensible shoes
- Concealment Vest (any comfortable jacket or shirt will do as long as it can be draped over the holstered gun and moved out of the way quickly to draw from the holster)
Participation in this sport requires membership in the The International Defensive Pistol Association, the online membership application starts here. Currently IDPA dues are $40 for one year, or $105 for three years.
Prerequisites of note:
- We have been forced to limit the number of shooters at our matches unless and until we have enough qualified SO’s attending our matches. We can’t safely hold our matches with more than 10-12 shooters per 2 qualified SO’s. This means club members and the first to arrive (we appreciate help at 7:00 am to set up) will secure a place until we reach our safe maximum.
- Effective immediately, since we have limited qualified SO’s, new shooters will be required to show proof of having completed an IDPA training with either ISI or Prado’s “New Shooter Clinics.”
- Starting January 2014, all participants must join the IDPA after they have shot their 1st match. This will not only be in keeping with IDPA HQ, but will help increase the likelihood our shooters have read the rulebook which helps all of us keep the match moving safely and smoothly.
Participants in Club IDPA who are looking for match scores should register an account for the website and look to the IDPA Forum here.