XMetal Targets introduced to International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) in Manitoba. John Schneiderbanger, member of the XMetal Squad said: “I had a great opportunity to meet a new group of IDPA shooters. There was keen interest in the Hi-Tek Supercoat bullets that I was using, 9mm 147gr FN, with my CZ P-07 Duty 9mm. My reloads with the 147gr Hi-Tek bullets worked flawlessly and were extremely accurate. The FTS Hostage + 2/3 IPSC + 2 target was also on display and many of the competitors checked it out. For IDPA, the FTS Hostage series of targets would be outstanding for training use!”
What is International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)? IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service 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. As such, your pistol and magazines must be concealed with a vest, jacket, etc. As well, targets must be engaged in tactical priority meaning greatest threat first which could mean first target you see and / or closest target is engaged first followed by the other targets in tactical / threat priority. Furthermore, you must shoot and reload from cover and not while in the open unless you are moving and shooting at the same time. Every stage provides a different scenario and series of challenges testing your skills and abilities to shoot and assess the situation / scenario.