Each Monday @ 6:30pm in Douglasville and each Wednesday @ 6pm in Midtown, Stoddard’s hosts an International Defensive Pistol Association (“IDPA”) match. IDPA emphasizes the use of practical equipment including real ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual. On occasion, Stoddard’s also hosts IDPA seminars as an introduction to IDPA. The IDPA seminar, safety in a competition environment will be explained as will terminology used at matches. There will be a brief discussion about equipment used and also an explanation of some firearm handling required by shooters. IDPA’s competition rules will be covered in detail. Finally, scoring will be explained along with procedures you can expect to follow at a match. With the conclusion of the classroom portion, we will move to the range and shoot a short two or three stage match for an opportunity to see what it’s really like. For the IDPA Seminar, you will need the following: Handgun and holster for it with a sturdy belt; 2 or 3 magazines/speedloaders Approximately 50 rounds of ammunition eye & ear protection Concealment garment (vest, untucked shirt, jacket, etc.) (optional).