Anyone here tried IDPA multigun/3gun matches?


#1

https://www.gunnuts.net/2010/07/07/idpa-defensive-multi-gun-rules/

Theres none of these matches around me but im curious what people think of it compared to other 3 gun competitions?

Personally I dont like shotguns but the rest of it looks pretty neat.


#2

Heres most of that article in the link:
" > Stock Service Gun

Firearms permitted for this division must be:
A. Rifle: 5.56 x 45 mm (.223) or larger caliber, with iron sights only.
B. Shotgun: Pump only in 12 or 20 gauge, with iron sights only. No more than
five (5) rounds may be loaded in the magazine at any time , Six (6) rounds
max in gun.
C. Pistol: Any IDPA SSP legal pistol or revolver using IDPA legal capacity

Cool. This is where your stock ARs/AKs and Mossberg 500s are going to live. What’s great about this is that so many people already have all this gear and can get shooting!

Enhanced Service Gun
Firearms permitted for this division must be:
A. Rifle: 5.56 x 45 mm (.223) or larger caliber, with iron or single optic sights
only. The use of an inline optical magnifier is legal.
B. Shotgun: Pump or semi-auto only in 12 or 20 gauge, with iron sights only.
Five (5) round magazine limit, Six (6) rounds max in gun.
C. Pistol: Any IDPA legal pistol or revolver using IDPA legal capacity

Here are you optics. Got an Aimpoint or an ACOG on your AR? This is where you’re going to be shooting. I predict this will be the most populated division in IDPA Defensive Multi-Gun, as there are a lot of people with ARs that are wearing optics out there.

Stock Pistol Caliber Carbine
Firearms permitted for this division must be:
D. Rifle: 9 x 19 mm or larger pistol caliber (including .30 carbine) with iron
sights only.
E. Shotgun: Pump only in 12 or 20 gauge, with iron sights only. Five (5) round
magazine limit, Six (6) rounds max in gun.
F. Pistol: Any IDPA SSP legal pistol or revolver using IDPA legal capacity

Honestly though, I’m most excited about the two pistol-caliber carbine divisions. This has been something that’s been lacking in the shooting world – an official competition for the thousands and thousands of pistol carbines out there. People with Kel-Tecs, Hi-Point carbines, Thompsons, Ruger PC-9s, Beretta Storms, and of course AR carbines now have a place to run that carbine in competition. I think this is a GREAT move on the part of IDPA to incorporate this; pistol carbines are popular and are everywhere, and this is a great way to attract shooters to the sport.

Enhanced Pistol Caliber Carbine
Firearms permitted for this division must be:
G. Rifle: 9 x 19 mm or larger pistol caliber (including .30 carbine) with iron or
single optic sights. The use of an inline optical magnifier is legal.
H. Shotgun: Pump or semi-auto only in 12 or 20 gauge, with iron sights only.
Five (5) round magazine limit, Six (6) rounds max in gun.
I. Pistol: Any IDPA legal pistol or revolver using IDPA legal capacity

I think I’ve just found the division that will have the second largest number of shooters. Got a Beretta Storm with an Aimpoint clone on it? Welcome to Enhanced Pistol Caliber Carbine. I figure this will see a lot of shooters, and could in fact have more bodies in it than Enhanced Service Gun. Me personally, I’m planning on competing in Stock Pistol Caliber Carbine. This will allow me to get back in to multi-gun competition for a lot less money than shooting regular 3-gun matches, because .40 ammo is a lot cheaper than .308 or even .223.

This is a great step for IDPA. The rest of the rules cover things like concealment (not recommend for long gun stages), reloads and general stuff"


#3

While I’ve not been a fan of IDPA over USPSA, this new arrangement of theirs could change things.
A couple of our local matches have usually included a side match.
Mostly shotguns on reactive steel and sometimes .22 rimfire, both pistol and rifle.
They were always popular, so this new IDPA idea should be also.
And don’t forget the original three gun matches, Cowboy Action, always entertaining and challenging.


#4

I started IDPA on their Inaugural Match in 97, hell, if you get the Video of the event, I’m there, I have seen the sport grow and evolve, of the action shooting sports, I think I like it the most, less BS and less entitled bitches…

I need to renew and get back to the range when temperatures get under three digits here in AZ, which is very soon!!