|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.
Saturday May 27th – IDPA Match. This is Cops and Robbers for grown ups folks. We run a very social and family friendly match. Come out and give this a go. There is NO better practice or training for CCW than this!!! We love new shooters!!!!! Click here to see what it’s all about. …..and again here, …and then here ……and here. Watch someone shoot their first match here.
Saturday June 3rd – Illinois State High School Trap Shoot
June 9th – the 19th – Illinois State Trap Shoot. This is the single biggest event at BSP all year. There will be a lot of venders, and almost constant action on the Trap fields. Grab the kids and come out for some lunch and watch what it’s all about.
All Rifle & Pistol Bays Closed June 8th – June 19th
Friday June 23rd – Law Enforcement Training
Saturday June 24th – Monthly IDPA Match. This is a ton of fun. We run a very family friendly match, and love new shooters. Please come out and give IDPA (International Defensive Pistol) a shot. Its great practice for CCW. Shooting starts at 0900. Please be there and ready by 8:45. Click here to see what it’s all about. …..and again here, …and then here ……and here. Watch someone shoot their first match here.
Saturday July 22nd – Shoot for the Cure Fundraiser Trap Shoot