The last several IDPA matches have had close to 60 shooters. Lots of them new shooters.
IDPA is alive and well in Colorado despite what you might have heard.
What do you have to lose? The intro to IDPA class if offered before *every* IDPA match and is 100% free. You are guaranteed to beat everyone that has some lame excuse of why they cant come out.
Every match includes a free optional side match using shotguns, rifles, and back-up/hideout/belly guns in defensive type scenarios. And you dont have to shoot the side match.
Get out there and see if your gear works.