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10.3 – Written Appeal Review

10.3.1  After receipt of the written appeal, the MD will deliver the document to the Area Coordinator (AC) of the region or his delegate, who will act as Lead of the Arbitration Team. 10.3.2  The AC will select a team of 3 shooters (including himself) who are certified Safety Officers to comprise the Appeals Team. […]

10.2 – Appeals Requirements

10.2.1  Shooters may verbally appeal an issue/decision to the Chief Safety Officer (CSO) of the stage on which the dispute arose, adhering to all aspects of the IDPA Shooter’s Code of Conduct, immediately after attempting to shoot the CoF. 10.2.2  If the shooter and CSO still disagree, the shooter may verbally appeal the issue/decision to […]

10.1 – General Guidelines

Appeals can be submitted by the following process. An appeal can be made regarding a stage design before or after a competitor completes the CoF but must be submitted prior to final scores being posted.

9.6 – The Pistol Classifier Match

The pistol classifier and the pistol caliber carbine classifier stage descriptions, layout diagrams and score sheets can be found at

9.5 – Equity Promotion

9.5.1 A shooter’s highest and lowest Classification in a semi-auto division can only differ by one Classification level. When a semi-auto shooter receives a Match Performance Promotion, the Equity promotion rule is applied to all semi-automatic Divisions. Divisions in which the shooter is Unclassified also receive an Equity Promotion by this rule if the highest […]

9.4 – Match Performance Promotion

9.4.1 Classification can also be affected by a shooter’s performance in Sanctioned Matches. This is based on the number of people in a shooter’s Division and Classification and the Classifications above within that same Division. This method of Classification promotion calculation does not include DQ’s, DNF’s or match no-shows. 9.4.2 The winner of a class […]

9.3 – Universal Semi-Automatic Classification

The classification attained by shooting the Classifier in any semi-automatic pistol division must be applied to all other semi-automatic pistol divisions. For example, if an SSP shooter receives an Expert classification, they are then also classified as Expert in CCP, ESP, and CDP

9.2 – Classification Frequency

9.2.1 Every IDPA member must shoot the Classifier at least once every 12 months, except Master and Distinguished Master class shooters. 9.2.2 A Match Performance Promotion in the last twelve months in a division counts as shooting the Classifier in the division they are promoted to. 9.2.3 Shooting and completing a Sanctioned IDPA match in […]

9.1 – Classification Database

The IDPA Classification Database is the only official record of Classifications. The IDPA Classification Database must be kept up-to-date and accurate by each IDPA club’s Match Director, Club Contact, or designee. When a Classifier Match is held, or a Classification Promotion occurs at a Sanctioned Match, the Club Contact, Match Director, or designee must upload […]

8.9 – Concealment Garments

8.9.1 Concealment garments hide the holster, firearm, ammunition carriers, and loading devices from view. 8.9.2 To see if the garment is legal, the competitor stands with their arms straight out to their sides, parallel to the ground. If the standing SO cannot see the previously listed equipment from the front, sides, or rear, then the […]

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