EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL IDPA MATCHES AT THE CENTRAL FLORIDA RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB WILL USE THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES FOR THE SAFE HANDLING OF FIREARMS:
NO HANDLING OF FIREARMS EXCEPT AT A DESIGNATED SAFE TABLE WITH NO AMMUNITION PRESENT, OR ON THE LINE OF FIRE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A DESIGNATED SAFETY OFFICER.
THIS MEANS THAT THE PAST PRACTICE OF USING YOUR VEHICLE AS A “SAFE TABLE” IS NO LONGER ALLOWED AT OUR IDPA MATCHES.
IF YOU PLAN ON USING YOUR CARRY FIREARM FOR THE MATCH, PLEASE ENSURE THE FIREARM IS UNLOADED BEFORE YOU REACH THE RANGE. IN THE NEAR FUTURE, WE HOPE TO HAVE A “CLEARING AREA” FOR THIS PURPOSE.
SIGNS WILL BE POSTED AT THE RANGE REMINDING EVERYONE OF THIS NEW POLICY. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE USING THE “OLD WAYS,” PLEASE DO NOT FREAK OUT. KINDLY REMIND THEM OF THE NEW POLICY (REMEMBER, WITH ANY NEW POLICY, A LEARNING CURVE EXISTS).
How do I get involved in IDPA?
The Central Florida Defensive Pistol Association is an affiliated club with the International Defensive Pistol Association. We follow the IDPA rulebook at all our matches, including all equipment.
To get started, please visit the IDPA.com website and read our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Please come out and watch a match to see what we're all about. Ask questions. Learn.
I've heard about an Introduction to IDPA class. Where can I find out about that?
Introduction to IDPA Action Shooting
Conducted by the Central Florida Defensive Pistol Association
Hosted by the Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club
Class Location : Central Florida Rifle & Pistol Club Clubhouse
14646 Wewahootee Road, Orlando FL 32862
Cost: $20 per person
When: Every 5th Sunday of the month
Are you interested in trying IDPA, but aren’t sure quite how one does it? Would you like to try it, but are concerned about whether you’re ready for it? Take the Introduction to IDPA class, and you’ll know you’re ready!
The Introduction to IDPA class is intended to introduce shooters of almost all experience levels to the basics of IDPA action shooting. The class consists of about two hours of classroom instruction, followed by range training on the CFRPC action ranges. Class topics include “IDPA-101”, or the basics of IDPA, and “IDPA-102”, the basics of action shooting. During the range exercises, class participants will shoot a short Course of Fire similar to a match setting. Shooters of almost all skill levels are welcome. However, as a prerequisite for this class and for IDPA, shooters must be already trained in basic gun safety, and must be able to operate their own firearms.
Class topics include:
Review of basic gun safety rules
- Cold range policy and safety at CFRPC
- Basic IDPA equipment guidelines
- IDPA classification of guns and shooters
- Range Commands used while shooting an IDPA match
- Timing, Scoring, and Penalties incurred when shooting a match
- Proper wearing and placement of holster, magazine pouches, and cover garments
- Discussion of IDPA match safety procedures, match flow, working the stages, and etiquette
- Basics of drawing and holstering
- Clearing malfunctions
- Safe gun handling while moving
- Shooting from behind cover
- Class size will be limited to about 15 participants, and may be adjusted as necessary due to demand. The class registration fee is due at the beginning of class.
You will need to bring: eye and hearing protection, centerfire handgun (9mm or 38 special minimum), 50+ rounds of ammunition, hip or waist holster. Belt magazine pouches are recommended, but are not strictly required.
Sodas and drinking water are available in the CFRPC clubhouse; sodas are $0.50 each, but there are times when the soda machines are not working. It is highly recommended that you bring water and snacks or a lunch with you, and that you dress appropriately for the weather.
Please note, this class is held at the same time as the IDPA Classifier Match. You will NOT be able to do both the class and the classifier.
It is highly recommended that you attend a regular monthly match as an observer, either before or after the class, so you can see an actual match in action and have something to relate to in the class. Even if you don’t take the class, this recommendation also applies to new shooters.
Where can I learn more?