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South Louisiana IDPA ( is a competition shooting club in south Louisiana formed March 2014. SLIDPA follows the rules set forth by the International Defensive Pistol Association. We are the only IDPA club in Louisiana.
IDPA stages are set up to mimic real life scenarios. I encourage you to go to the IDPA website to review the rule book and look
around the website. If you have any questions please Contact Us. SLIDPA is also on FaceBook.
 Matches are held on the second Sunday of each month.
Pictures are up for our past matches. Check them out here.



Next Match,  Sunday April 9th

Registration begins at 8:00 with the new shooter safety briefing to follow.  You can register online here. Hammer down is at 8:30. Bring a friend.  If you wish to help set up the stages, feel free to be there between 0715-0730.

As usual the match will be held at the Southern Shooting Center located at 979 Hwy 3185, Thibadaux, LA.

Stages are posted HERE

Equipment : Handgun (min .38 / 9mm), 3 magazines, holster, magazine carrier for 2 magazines, Bring enough ammo to complete the stages including makeup shots. Round counts are posted on each stage description.


The table below shows the costs to shoot a match, with joining SLIDPA or just shooting as a guest. In addition to joining the local club, you must join the association (IDPA) to have your scores posted or to participate in regional events. Annual membership to IDPA is $40.  All membership applications will be available at each match. We currently cant take credit cards, checks and cash only.

Join Club Member – $20: $10 Match Fee + $10 Range Fee
Initial Member (if you didnt join SLIDPA at a previous match)- $50:  $35 Annual Membership + $10 Range Fee + $5 Match Fee
Don’t Join Club $30:  $20 Match Fee + $10 Range Fee


For more information please Contact Us.

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South Louisiana IDPA shared NOLA Shooting Sports's IDPA Battle on the Bayou. ...

So I was not the fastest gun out there this past weekend, but what a great competition put on by the staff of South Louisiana IDPA and hosted by Southern Shooting Center. Thanks to the many sponsors, the door prize table was off the charts! We can only hope to bring an event of this quality to the New Orleans Area in the near future!! Don't forget to like and share our page along with Nolatac Training Center to say informed.

South Louisiana IDPA shared Walther Arms, Inc.'s photo. ...

Congrats to #Walther #ShootingTeam member Chris Keller for placing High Overall at #IDPA #BattleOnTheBayou. Chris won contingency dollars for his performance at the event. #GripAndTrigger #WinWithWalther

Just a reminder. There will be no IDPA match this month. I think we can all use this time to recover from the Battle On The Bayou. I know I'm tired.

Matches will resume on April 9th. The match will be run by Steven 'Skip' Richardson, so all complaints should be directed to him.

It was a great day! ...

South Louisiana IDPA shared Scott Rifenbark Competitive Shooter's post. ...

I had a great time shooting at the Battle on the Bayou, @Louisiana State IDPA Championship! Match; with my fellow #LucasOil and #RifenbarkArmory Teammates! I managed to take 2nd place in SS, CCP division!!! DJ Beebe - Competitive Shooter took 3rd place in a stacked SS ESP division, Dan Beebe - Competitive Shooter took 2nd place in MM SSP division and Lisa Marie Judy, Lady 3 Gun shot impeccable in her 1st IDPA match!!! A big Thank you to match directors Kris Walley and Steven 'Skip' Richardson and the rest of the staff at the Battle On The Bayou! The match was ran smoothly and professionally. Louisiana was awesome! Weather was sunny and 70 something. The Cajun food that we had for every meal was unbelievable and the shooters and staff had a Southern hospitality that was out of this world! A HUGE thank you to Lisa Marie Judy and my Primary Sponsor (also Match Sponsor) Lucas Oil Outdoor Line! I'd also like to thank my sponsors! I couldn't do this without you! Hodgdon Powder, Frank's Great Outdoors, Protect The Harvest @ESS Eyewear and Rifenbark Armory LLC! #lucasoilproteam #lucasoutdoorline #lucasoil #teamlucas #franksnation #franksgreatoutdoors #hodgdon #hodgdonpowder #esseyewear #idpa #rifenbarkarmory #teamrifenbark #idpastatechampionship

South Louisiana IDPA shared Dan Beebe - Competitive Shooter's photo. ...

Short version: When you see registration for next years "Battle on the Bayou" IDPA Louisiana State Championship open up, SIGN UP! Scott Rifenbark Competitive Shooter, DJ Beebe - Competitive Shooter and myself Dan Beebe - Competitive Shooter headed down to Southern Shooting Center in Thibodaux, LA to shoot the Louisiana State Championship IDPA - Battle on the Bayou (Tier 2 Match) on March 4th hosted by South Louisiana IDPA. As members of Team Rifenbark Armory LLC / Lucas Oil Outdoor Line out of Linwood, Michigan, we were warmly welcomed by our southern hosts and Lucas Oil Outdoor Line Team Captain Lisa Marie Judy for a fantastic match at a beautiful range and was graced with great weather. We all managed to bring home a plaque commemorating the competition. DJ won 3rd place as ESP Sharpshooter, Scott won 2nd place in CCP Sharpshooter and I won 2nd place in SSP Marksman. DJ's luck struck in the random draw prize table bringing home a beautiful Springfield Armory Range Officer 1911. Match Director Kris Walley and his crew put on a great match that we plan on attending again. The list of sponsors and the prize table was outstanding. I mean 4 Springfield pistols, Rifenbark Armory Gift Certificates, tons of Lucas Oil Outdoor Line products, Swamp Popper Bullets, and on and on and on. Nobody went home empty handed. With South Louisiana IDPA putting on a match at at Southern Shooting Center and with the support of a fantastic group of sponsors, this is one match you will not want to miss again. I would like to thank the following for supporting Team Rifenbark Armory / Team Lucas Oil Outdoor Line: Scott Rifenbark, Rifenbark Armory LLC, Lucas Oil Outdoor Line, Protect The Harvest, Lisa Marie Judy, VM Forming LLC, Predator Tactical, SSP Eyewear.

Well Guys and Gals, we're only a couple of short days away from the big event and stage prep is nearly complete!!

Your match staff have been hard at work setting up the stages, calibrating the steel, and eating gumbo..getting ready for a fantastic weekend with all of you!!

Final setup is today and the staff will shoot tomorrow.

Just a reminder to all: Pre-registration for regular competitors for Saturday's match will begin at 5:30pm on Friday.

Staff should be on site by 07:30 on Friday. Stage walk-through and briefing will begin promptly at 08:00.

We look forward to meeting and shooting with you this weekend!!

Sorry for multiple posts at once,

I have a few recommendations for people shooting the CLASSIFIER this Sunday.

A few people did not get to classify this past weekend, and a small contingent of shooters will be meeting this Sunday to get that handled. There is no open enrollment for classification this weekend, it will be specifically for those who were registered to classify but did not get to shoot due to time constraints.

The classifier is 72 rounds and is designed to measure your skills so that you are ranked with shooters of similar skill level at scoring time.

There are a few strings of fire that require magazines loaded to 6 rounds. Have at least one magazine loaded to 6 rounds before you start your classifier.

If you have magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, load them to their highest capacity. If they hold 15 rounds, load them to 15, it will make things go faster. The classifier is a LIMITED stage, you will not be allowed make-up shots, but not having to change magazines frequently will speed up the process.

In short, before each “course of fire” in the classifier, you should have one magazine loaded to 6 rounds, and then a couple of magazines loaded to their highest capacity.

If you’re running a single stack gun (1911 or equivalent) and your magazines hold less than 10 rounds, load them all to 6 rounds. Each string in the classifier is 6 rounds, and if you have a bunch of magazines, bring them all to the range and load them all to 6 rounds.

Points down have changed from 0.5 sec to 1 sec for each point down. Shoot fast during strings that are up close to the targets and TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THE LONG SHOTS!!!

Movement is a subjective thing and means different things to different people. For our purposes, baby steps count as movement. You don’t have to be moving at a full gallup!!! As long as you are “moving”, it counts!!! You’ll see a lot of experienced shooters taking baby steps. It keeps the gun more stable and increases accuracy. This goes for shooting regular stages too.

I hope this helps everybody to get through the classifier quicker and easier!