|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.
Wobble Derby Tuesdays!!!!! Tuesday Evenings we will be starting a “Wobble Derby” consisting of 25rds of Trap & 25 Wobble rounds. Start time will be 5:00 PM. Dust off that gun and get out and enjoy the range with us!!!!
March 23rd and 25th, Illinois Hunter Safety Class – BSP loves this program and hosts it several times a year. Class will begin Thursday afternoon at 6:00 and then resume again on Saturday at 0800. Children under 12 are to be accompanied by an adult. Lunch will be provided. Please call 618-585-3522 for registration. *Note* Registration is required
Saturday. March 25th – Monthly IDPA match – Match Canceled due to Weather!!! We love new folks, if you’ve been watching these announcements, thinking about joining us, please do!! We have new shooters all the time that finally take the plunge. March is your month!!!!! Shooting starts at 0900. please be there ready to go by 8:45. (8:30 for new shooters). For details about IDPA, click the “shooting options” link at the top of the page or shoot us an email. www.BSPIDPA@yahoo.com. (Note*** the March match will be shot as an USPSA event. If you are a new shooter, there is little difference between IDPA & USPSA. )
Saturday April 15th 2017- IDPA Safety Officer Class. Those attending the IDPA Safety officer class must be sponsored by an IDPA Match Director. If you have shot IDPA several times and are interested in attending, please contact us to discuss. email@example.com.