Shooting competitions are a great way to hone the competitive edge, focus your range practice and meet like-minded people. Getting started can be a bit daunting, so I wanted to find a good video to feature which might help open the door a bit for some shooters.
The video shown below was made by American gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co. (more commonly just Ruger), and details the basics of the IDPA: or International Defensive Pistol Association. This shooting sport focuses on more realistic, defensive shooting scenarios while running gear that’s more “stock pick-up truck” and less “Nascar”. For many Veterans who are done with two-way ranges but still want a way to challenge growth in an area of perishable skills, IDPA is a great choice.