I've looked at the IDPA site, and I'm mid way through reading their rule book. But, as I can't find a forum devoted to IDPA, I have a lot of unanswered questions. Anyone have any idea on how IDPA works? I know what types of contests and scenarios they have. But, for instance, after paying my yearly 40 dollars, do I still have to pay match fees? What is the benefit to joining if I still have to pay full priced match fees. Can I be in a match without being a member? How does the overall contest work? I noticed that there are local "regional" matches and that there is a "nationals" competition. How does one get to the nationals? Do you have to qualify in a regional? If there is a regional coming up, can I shoot a classification score before hand? Or are they schedules way before and therefore I am @#%t out of luck to fire in this next competition? Et Cetera. Any info would be great. I've looked through their website and like the idea of a practical shooting competition to hone my conceal carry skills. I just have no idea how it works.