Updated January 19, 2019

IDPA Safety Officer classes being offered:

  • Sunday, February 24 at Bend of the River Conservation Club (BORCC) in Niles, MI
  • Saturday, May 11 at St. Joseph County Conservation and Sportsman Club in Sturgis, MI

  • These are full day classes. Cost is $45.
  • Go to SO Classes tab above for more information on how to register.
  • More classes are being scheduled over the next few months, so be sure to check this site out regularly.

Updated August 28, 2018


  • The Michigan AC position as been absorbed into a bigger Area - now combining Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Iowa.  
  • Joe Tyson, the current AC for Indiana, will assume the AC position for this larger region.
  • Mike Barrera will stay on as the IDPA State Coordinator for Michigan. This will take effect September 1st as we transition to these broader areas. 
  • The State Coordinator program is pretty new so we will learn and grow to develop best practices for helping and supporting clubs and matches. Mike will continue to serve as a first point of contact for clubs and MDs as well as SOIs in MI. 

Updated August 28, 2018

  • IDPA is soliciting clubs to send complete classifier scores for shooters running the provisional Carry Optic division running the 72 round classifier.
  • We are gathering data to build brackets and are interested in the strings and points down for each stage.
  • You can export the match to carryoptics.idpa@gmail.com.
  • Thank you for your interest in the provisional division.


Added March 5, 2018

  • Mark Boruta has been officially appointed as a Safety Officer Instructor (SOI) for Michigan (replacing Bruce Palansky).
  • Bruce and Diane have officially moved down in Tennessee, and he did great job serving Michigan last year as an SOI.  We wish him all the best down south in his new home!
  • Mark brings many years of IDPA experience as a Master-class competitor, Chief Safety Officer and Match Director.  He has done a great job at the Wayne County Raccoon Hunters club for several years.
  • Those who know him, would agree that he is going to be an awesome SOI.
  • Congratulations and welcome aboard Mark! 
  • The SOI team serving Michigan is now: Mike Barrera, Dave Johnson, Tom Tiethoff, Rich Belanger and Mark Boruta.
  • ​We all look forward to seeing you on the range!


         Mike Barrera

         IDPA Michigan Section Coordinator



Added March 1, 2018









  • The Tri-County Sportsmen Challenge is a NEW Tier-2 IDPA match being offered by TCSL on Sept 22-23!
  • Match fee $75 for 8 challenging stages
  • ​For more information and registration, check out the "Tri County Sportsmen Challenge" in the "Major Matches" Tab above


Added January 16, 2018

News from IDPA HQ (click here)


  • IDPA development site vs. official site
  • 5x5 Classifier
  • 2018 Updates and SOI Materials
  • Updated Match Tier Guidelines and Pricing
  • Uploading Match Scores
  • No Penalty for Not Moving On A Stage
  • PCC Reminder
  • 1 Hour Protest Period
  • Stowing


Added January 11, 2018

  • For the 2018 season, Brooklyn Sportsman's Club will be moving their matches to the first Saturday and Sunday of the month.
  • For more information, see the "Clubs/Local Matches" tab above.

Added January 11, 2018

The new version of the IDPA rulebook and Match Adminstrator Guide was posted  on the IDPA website.

Go to www.idpa.com, and login to your account.  Go to the rules section to get the latest version of rulebook 2017.3 


Added January 11, 2018

The annual Michigan Area Match Director Meeting will be on Sunday, Feb 11 at Livingston Conservation & Sports Association (LCSA)

All Michigan IDPA Match Directors, their designates, Safety Officers, or any interested IDPA shooters are invited to attend.


  • Date : February 11, 2018
  • Time : 11:00am - 2:30 pm
  • Lunch will be provided


​Please send email to michael_barrera@hotmail.com if you wish to attend, so that we plan appropriate amount of food and seats

Although a final agenda will be sent out before the meeting, we will be discussing:


  • ​​News from IDPA HQ
  • New rules, match admin handbook, etc. for 2018
  • 2018 Great Lakes Regional - planning, etc.
  • 2018 Michigan State Match - planning, etc.
  • Other or future sanctioned match planning.
  • MD report outs from each club
  • Any other issues, questions and concerns from the clubs (if you want to send me some specific questions before meeting, perhaps I can have answers ready to present at the meeting).​


Updated June 12, 2017

  • Here is a useful summary of the new IDPA Competitive Equipment Divisions























News for the Michigan IDPA Area

Michigan Area