International Defensive Pistol Association was founded in 1996 by some members of IPSC, including Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat.

The organizers felt there were shortcomings in IPSC and wanted to create a simpler discipline for shooters that included shooting equipment that was not modified and using standard holsters and off the shelf service ammunition.

Alterations to the pistol are limited and magazine capacity is limited to 10 rounds.  Scoring is different in that a competitor is allowed to fire as many rounds as they feel is needed to make the required number of hits.  If the required number of hits is 2, then only the 2 best hits count as the score.

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