The Greater Atlanta Defensive Pistol Association is an IDPA affiliated club. As such, we operate the club according to the guidelines set forth by IDPA Headquarters. Please review the rules summary below and make sure you agree with them before coming out to one of our matches.
You must be a member of IDPA in order to compete in a Greater Atlanta Defensive Pistol Association sponsored match. (New shooters may shoot one match without joining IDPA.) If you are already a member of IDPA, please bring your membership card to each match since you will be asked to show it during sign-up. If your membership has expired, please renew it prior to the match. We will have IDPA Membership Information at the match or you can join online.
In addition to IDPA membership, frequent shooters may wish to join the Greater Atlanta Defensive Pistol Association. Association membership is not a requirement for participation in our matches. However, association membership entitles you to a discount on our major match fees and entitles you to vote or run for office in club elections.
All matches will be run under the IDPA Rule Book. In particular, we will be enforcing the new rules regarding equipment, scoring and cover. Please familiarize yourself with the recent changes in the official rule book. We will run the official IDPA Classifier Course of Fire at least once per year. Please watch this site for announcements regarding when the classifier will be held. It is also our intent to provide Safety Officer training at least once per year.
New shooters are always welcome. This includes the ladies. If you are new to IDPA competition or new to the Atlanta area, please keep reading.