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Do you shoot in competition?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PATH, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. PATH

    PATH Member

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    I shoot bullseye. Centerfire and rimfire pistol. It is in a small local league. Any of you folks shoot competitively?
     
  2. Blackhawk

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    NO

    Used to pretty heavily.
    Play some games once in a while for training and fun.
     
  4. Schuey2002

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    Nope.

    But, I plan on attending a GSSF match here in Oregon later this year.. :)
     
  5. ZekeLuvs1911

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    No....although I would love to try either IPDA or IPSC style competition shooting.
     
  6. Don45cal

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    Yes

    I shoot in IDPA and IPSC/USPSA. Both are fun. At one time I never thought I would compete. Thought of it as a game.

    Ya know what, they are games. Games that allow for a good amount of "Supervised" trigger time. My gun handling skills have increased 10 fold.

    I have been in it now for just about 6 months and I can't get enough. I shoot up to 2 matches in each sport every month.

    Zekeluvs1911, e mail me if your near Philly. You can join me on an outing if your really interested!
     
  7. Drue

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    I shoot rifle silhouette, both HP and .22. Well, I shoot AT them :)

    Drue
     
  8. 3 gun

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    Competitively? No. :rolleyes: I do belong to and shoot in USPSA and 3 gun matches a couple of times a month during the outdoor season. The rest of the shoots I go to are fun, local, open to the public events without a sanctioning body or membership. They do provide good competition but on an unofficial level.
     
  9. stellarpod

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    Cowboy Action Shooting. Although it's really more fun than competition. Which, for me, is a good thing. Because with my shooting, I'm probably never going to get to the podium anyhow.

    :D

    stellarpod
     
  10. geekay

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    Yep, at Zone,State and sometimes National level,

    like Drue, cf & rf silhouette plus SSAA "Field Rifle"; rf & cf, and Service Rifle. Physically not as able as I once was; shot 86% last Saturday's club match, but still enjoy it very much. Who do I compete against? Me first and the rest after that.
     
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    NUTCASE

    Constantly.
    FY33102
     
  13. Powderman

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    I also shoot Bullseye. Outdoor Pistol mostly, but I do still carry an Indoor rating, too.
     
  14. Will Fennell

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    Competitive shooter....

    uh...well...yes, alot. A whole lot. My boss seez too much. My credit cards say too much.

    :banghead:

    I can't wait till the first big shoot of the year:cool: :rolleyes:
     
  15. Blackcloud6

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    I shoot in my club's Highpower league and I shoot in a monthly pistol and rifle internet league.

    I've only done the HP league this past year but will continue, its a lot of fun. I've been doing the internet leage for 3 or 4 years now.

    I shot the national JC Garand match last year and will do so again this year.

    I am not a hard core competetor. I really only like to shoot rifles as issued by the military so I don't trick out any of my guns.

    I've learned a lot from com,petetion shooting and keep getting better because of it.

    The nationals is an experience every shooter should have. its just great.

    I would like to see a competion like NSSA but for WWII. 10 man squads, wearing WWII field uniforms shooting targets for time and score. Would be cool, eh?
     
  16. Prodigalshooter

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    I'm just entering my second year in IDPA. It has really helped my shooting and has taught me better safety habits. Plus, I've met a whole bunch of helpful folks who don't think I'm nuts cause I like to shoot pistols!:D
     
  17. johnhurd

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    Yup

    GSSF
    GSSF league
    Pins center and rimfire
    Steel
    PPC indoor
    PPC outdoor in the olden days
    IPSC
    IDPA BuG match
    Even tried shooting clay birds at Second Chance with a 45 once.
    They hang or sit it up I will take a whack at it........ :)



    FY4161
     
  18. Shooter 2.5

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    I've always shot in some sort of competition since I had a talk with a barber, of all people. He was a ranked bowler and he asked me why didn't I shoot competitively since I shot so much. I told him I really didn't know. Then he asked if I was scared to find out exactly how good I really was.
    His point was that a lot of people enjoy a sport with no thought of improving. They enjoy it and that's the end of it.
    I believe if a person wants to shoot for enjoyment and as a recreation. That's good old trigger time. It's fun. If a person wishes to use a firearm for defense, they should look into being the best possible shooter they can and that means competition. I know that a lot of people don't like the stress of shooting competitively but it gets easier and a lot more fun as time goes on. I'm a little burned out and had an accident a couple of months back so I'm not practiicing anymore. I still drag myself out to be a range safety officer. I'm learning more techniques doing that since I'm right on the line.
     
  19. Kentucky Rifle

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    All through school...

    ..ALL those years ago, I was on the "Small Bore Rifle Team". Top three shooters were recruited right during the senior year of high school. "Hey boy, join up with two stripes immediately. We've got something IMPORTANT for you. No bad duty, no burning sh## for you"!
    All three of us fell for it. I'm the only one left.
    I can't shoot competitively any longer. a slight tremble in my hands put me off just a little. Anybody understand? (Well, isn't THIS a weird post?? Sorry, the demons came again last night.:( )

    <sigh>
    KR
    P.S. Oleg--If you want me to delete this post, let me know. Morbid, it is.
     
  20. Correia

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    KR, morbid is looking at my last match scores. And I'm young and healthy. :)

    We do have a competition shooting forum here at THR. It is relatively low traffic compared to general (of course) so why don't you guys come over and visit a bit? I need something to moderate. :)

    In answer to the question, 3 gun and IDPA. Every chance I get.
     
  21. Long Hunter

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    Yes.

    Service Rifle, Military Bolt Gun, Pistol Silhouette, John C. Garand at Camp Perry last two years, and Hunter Rifle(home grown match at our local club).

    Long Hunter
     
  22. 10-Ring

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    In the broad sense of the word...YES. I only made a couple IDPA matches last year even though I'd wish I'd made more. Being working, single parent w/ BUSY son limits my personal play time.
     
  23. New_comer

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    Yes, in IPSC ;)
     
  24. John Forsyth

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    Do I shoot competitively, ask my wife. She says I shoot all the blankity-blank time. Been shooting IDPA now for 5 years. State matches, regional matches, and made it twice to the Nationals. I am set up for 3-gun and USPSA/IPSC, and as soon as the new range is complete we are going to host some more matches. If I owned a Glock, I would try GSSF.
     
  25. Arcane

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    Yes. USPSA and IDPA. Also an IDPA certified Safety Officer.
    I encourage every gun owner to participate in local competition. You get to know people who are interested in many of the same interests as you, guns for one, while at the same time you are supporting our right to keep and bear arms and to assemble with them. Except for military or law enforcement, where else would you find men and women with so many guns and so much ammo?
    Many people feel intimidated by the word "Match". Don"t be. I have never heard, at any match that I have ever been to, anyone laugh at, make fun of or criticize any other shooter. If you are a new shooter, tell them when you sign-up. They will go out of their way to make you feel welcome.(At least at all of the ranges in my area.) After all we are all Brothers (and Sisters) in Arms. Come on out, enjoy the experience and "Support the Sport".
     
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