IDPA Stages

At the Safety Officer Course they went through aspects of IDPA stage design and encouraged you to start designing your own stages. The basic rules of IDPA stage design are:

  • 18 rounds maximum
  • 10yd max headshots
  • Encourage engaging targets up to 35yds
  • No more than 1 no-shoot per 3 targets
  • No more than 25% of steel targets
  • The stage needs to mimic a real world scenario and not some circus merry go round.

A lot of the stages that I’ve shot over the past few years have been pretty similar. There’s a few that stand out, and those are definitely fun and quite memorable. So I’ve tried to design a few stages which are memorable and do not require any exotic props. If your club has the basic set of target stands, swingers, poppers and plates, you’ll be able to run any of these stages.

Feel free to download and use them. I’ve also included the word doc, so you can modify them as needed.

If you’ve run any of these stages, please feel free to leave some feedback at the bottom of the page. I welcome your comments.

Title Round Count Targets Download
Best Man 15 8 (6 paper, 1 swinger, 1 pepper popper) pdf   doc
Dinner Dash 16 8 (6 paper, 1 swinger, 1 pepper popper) pdf   doc
Drive By Madness 16 7 paper pdf   doc
Failed Car Jacking 12 7 (5 paper, 2 pepper poppers) pdf   doc
Time To Check Out 17 9 (7 paper, 2 pepper poppers) pdf   doc
She’s Mine 15 8 (6 paper, 2 steel plates) pdf   doc
Walmart Ammo Madness 15 7 paper pdf   doc
Who Let The Dogs Out 12 10 paper pdf   doc
It’s Pillar Time 18 6 paper pdf   doc
Just Shopping 14 7 paper pdf   doc
Yard Work 14 8 (6 paper, 2 pepper poppers) pdf   doc
Night Watchman 14 8 (6 paper, 2 pepper poppers) pdf   doc
Ambushed Again 15 8 (5 paper, 2 swingers, 1 pepper popper) pdf   doc
Bad Burrito 9 5 (4 paper, 1 swinger, 1 pepper popper) pdf   doc
Mortgage Crisis 12 6 (6 paper) pdf   doc
Comments
  1. JJ Daddy-O says:

    Interesting stages. On Walmart Ammo Madness, don’t you mean “T4 and T5 will only have half the zero down circle available”?

  2. Tom says:

    I used 3 of your stages (that I slightly modified) for my first match that I was the MD. Thanks for great head start.

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