The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is an organization that promotes defensive pistol shooting as a sport. It was founded in 1996 and it's based in Berryville, Arkansas.

The IDPA uses equipment and ammunition simulating "real world" self-defense scenarios. Shooters competing in events are required to use practical handguns and holsters that are deemed suitable for self-defense use.


Some Top Shot contestants regularly compete in IDPA events. Some of them are:

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