At the gun range I belong to I’ve volunteered and been tasked with setting up club tactical shoots. It’s just like IDPA but not affiliated. I’ve attended many IDPA matches in multiple places. I’ve never run one. The club needs to know how much to budget for this seasons shoots and I’m not quite sure what a match needs as far as resources and quantity. I’ve done an inventory and we are good for a match or two with the amount of targets and pasters, but then we’ll be out. I know spray paint, barriers, and props add extra. So, if anyone here is familiar with running a similar shoot and willing to give some advice on logistics and costs I’d appreciate it. Thanks!
You'll need target stands, a few plastic barrels, barricades and spray paint. As for targets and pasters, it depends on how many stages you'll run and how many targets/shots per stage. If you're going to adhere to IDPA standards, you'll use less targets than, say, a USPSA shoot and round count will be less. My club used to be IDPA affiliated and our matches probably averaged about 60 rounds. We switched to USPSA and our last match was almost 150 rounds....that is if you didn't miss anything.
If you want to get really fancy, there are all kinds of specialty targets available. My club has floppers, swingers, Texas Stars in 2 variations, and the good old poppers, but the cost of these does add up if you buy them. You'll also need a supply of lathing strips for the uprights to attach the targets to. It all depends on how far you want to go. The sky is the limit.