|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 17,008, 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 this sport.|
|The firearms are grouped into five (6) divisions: 1) CDP Custom Defensive Pistol (.45ACP semi-automatics only); 2) ESP Enhanced Service Pistol (9mm (9×19) or larger caliber semi-automatics); 3) SSP Stock Service Pistol (9mm (9×19) or larger caliber double action, double action only, or safe action semi-automatics); 4) REV Enhanced Service Revolver (.38 caliber or larger double action revolvers); and 5) CCP Concealed Carry Pistol – Semi Autos with barrels shorter than 4.1 inches 6) BUG Back Up Gun – Firearms with barrels shorter than 3 inches.
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) We regularly shoot our IDPA matches every 4th Saturday. It’s our intention to begin shooting by 9:00 AM. Help with set-up and tear down is always appreciated. Additionally, we ask that new shooters arrive NLT 8:15 for a short safety briefing.
BSP charges $15 for our IPDA matches with $5 discounts offered to Members of BSP & Members of IDPA. Thus, your match fee will be between $5 and $15 depending on your affiliations. Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and active military all shoot for a flat fee of $5.
We apologize for the delay in updating this site. However, it appear we have the problem fixed. So, get ready here comes 2018……
The 2018 registered shoot dates have been posted. Please click here to check them out!!!
Saturday January 27th – Monthly IDPA Match. If you’ve been waiting to try this great sport out, there;s no better time than the first match of the year. We start shooting at 0900. Plan on a winter course design of 4 stages with a round count of 75. However, remember to check the website as we often ave to cancel matches due to weather conditions not cooperating.
Illiinois CCW at BSP – Many have asked about the scheduling of Illinois Concealed Carry classes here at BSP. The answer is yes, we will be scheduling them soon. However, I have been apprehensive to do so until the temperature is a little more hospitable. What separates our classes from others is the amount of range time and shooting we do with students. This is a little too demanding for most in subfreezing temperatures. While the state does not require it, introducing students to the dynamics of a firearm related confrontation is very important to us and something we do not want too compromise.