I'd like to train for IDPA to become better at SD, but not compete. I don't have the time or money to get involved in that. Is there any place I can do the training only? I live in CT.
Shooting steel plates, getting off the X, dealing with multiple attackers are all skills that IDPA training would improve. I'd like to find a place that has a set up and practice when I could. I don't have time to train on the time: I already do martial arts and I have a busy schedule. I guess I'm looking for a place that could accommodate me.I am not sure I understand the question. If you won't actually be doing IDPA competition, what do you mean by IDPA "training only"?
If you mean you want a local IDPA club but that you won't be doing major matches, that's easy; lots of people do that. Go to International Defensive Pistol Association's web site and look up a club near you. If you are close enough, the Smith & Wesson Academy in Springfield, Mass, has an IDPA club and it is probably a good place to hook up with people who can steer you towards more defensive techniques. Janq shoots there, so maybe he can chime in.
In reality, though, you probably want to take at least one professionally taught class in self defense with firearms. For defensive purposes, that will be a better use of your money than shooting in local matches.