Anderson County, S.C. (October 14, 2019) – The Belton Gun Club will host the Battle of Belton, South Carolina State Championship International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Match on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19. The IDPA State Championship Match, sponsored locally by Sportsman’s Warehouse, will feature 200 participants from 16 states and three countries.

IDPA is the use of practical equipment in simulated real-world self-defense scenarios using everyday carry handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual shooter.

Belton Gun Club holds an IDPA match every month on the third Saturday and Matches are open to anyone who can legally own a handgun.

The Battle of Belton is the South Carolina IDPA State Championship and is a Tier Level 3 IDPA match. The event will feature 10 stages and each stage simulates a different real-world scenario. Using walls and barrels for cover, shooters will engage both moving and non-moving paper targets and scored on time and accuracy.

Shooters are divided into divisions based on type of firearm and class based on skill level with that firearm. Trophies are awarded by division and class.



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