Defensive Pistol (IDPA)

General Information...

Do you have your Concealed Carry Permit? Are you interested in competing against fellow shooters of equal skill? Are you looking for an activity that is based on personal protection events that allows you to use equipment you already own? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to give IDPA a try.

OPSC hosts eight IDPA matches each year; April - November. All matches are open to club members and the public. Activities for IDPA matches consist of setup on Saturday, with the match on Sunday. We ask that all participants plan on staying 5 minutes after each match, to help with the tear down of the stages. Members who help with Saturday setup do get work hours for their efforts.

To learn more about the IDPA program at OPSC, please visit the OPSC Action Pistol website for additional information.

Pre-Register for IDPA Matches On-Line: Those who plan to attend an IDPA match at OPSC can now pre-register on-line. The intent is to speed up the check-in process during the morning of the match while at the same time giving us an idea of how many people intend to participate that coming match. We strongly encourage you to register on-line for the IDPA matches and you can do so by click here.

Please click here for more information regarding IDPA matches at the Oak Park Sportsmen's club.

Match Dates can be found within the calendar on the main page of the OPSC Action Pistol website.

Match Results can be found here.


What is IDPA & Defensive Shooting?

IDPA as a sport is quite simply the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve 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.

As a member and IDPA affiliated club, OPSC intends to run its match as close to the current IDPA rulebook, as much as our facilities and resources permit.