IDPA

International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)

  • founded in 1996
  •  IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use.
  • The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual
  • http://www.idpa.com/about/introduction
International Defensive Pistol Association is the international organization governing a type of pistol events requiring 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 or her equipment or gamesmanship.

 

USPSA

The United States Practical Shooting Association is the national governing body of practical shooting in the United States under the International Practical Shooting Confederation

Founded: 1984

IPSC

International Practical Shooting Confederation
– Created 1976

The International Practical Shooting Confederation is the world’s second largest shooting sport association and the largest and oldest within practical shooting.

affiliates over 100 regions from Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania

International Practical Shooting Confederation is the international confederation governing a type of practical pistol competition. The promotion of accuracy, power, and speed as three equal elements was the prime objective along with multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when hit, penalty carrying no-shoot targets mixed-in or even partially covering shoot targets, obstacles, movement, competitive tactics, etc. to keep the shooters challenged and spectators entertained.

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