IDPANL Open House


IDPANL is pleased to announce our first Open House event, scheduled for Sunday, 26 May.

IDPA is a handgun-centric shooting sport based on simulated self-defense scenarios. It was designed to be enjoyable to shooters of all skill levels, emphasizing social interaction and camaraderie rather than competition equipment or gamesmanship.

Join us on Sunday, 26 May from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to learn about action shooting and to try this exciting and dynamic handgun sport.

If you’re bored of shooting bullseyes at static paper targets, or want to try shooting on the move, or to improve or expand your skills, or you want to combine shooting with creative scenarios, then this is the sport for you.

Handgun shooting is of course the primary focus of the sport, but our club also regularly hosts events that include shotguns, pistol caliber carbines, and rifle caliber carbines. Even, on occasion, military surplus firearms and the guns of the Old West. Reactive steel targets, moving targets, disappearing targets, we have it all.

The agenda of the day will include a review of safety principles, rules, scoring, and live fire stage demonstrations.

First time and seasoned shooters are welcome!

No previous experience is necessary and all equipment will be available on site. You will need to supply your own ammunition, the most popular choices being 9x19mm, .40S&W and .45ACP. A box of 50 rounds will suffice.

If you want to bring your own centerfire pistol and gear, that’s okay too, but please leave it in your vehicle until directed by a Safety Officer. All live fire shooting will be conducted under the immediate supervision of one or more qualified Safety Officers.

There is no registration fee, and lunch and bottled water will also be provided at no cost.

Advance registration is encouraged, so that we can have a fair idea of how many people are attending. Please send an e-mail to ‘’ to indicate your interest.


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