Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Need help from IDPA members

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by faustulus, Jan 19, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. faustulus

    faustulus Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    1,185
    Location:
    Middle Tennessee
    What topics would you like to see addressed in the IDPA's Tatical Journal?
     
  2. Captal_de_Buch

    Captal_de_Buch Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    93
    Here's my list.. not in any particular order

    1. What to wear....particulary the mysterious garb to cover the holster and mags.. I bought the Smith and Alexander one.. Is anyone selling something more.. well... harley davidson like..??.. Can we make our own??

    2. holsters, mag pouches and such.. Who's making them.. what is the most popular.. and so on.

    3. I'd like to see a blow by blow description of an expert going through a stage.. how far back from the wall was he when he sliced the pie.. why did he change mags here.. what are his rules of thumb for engaging steel, shooting through holes in the wall.. stuff like that.

    4. Information on classifiers....

    5. Guns, guns, guns.. of course.

    6. Reloading for IDPA.... 147 gr or 124 gr or 115 gr for 9mm.. which is best.. .. The lee Factory crimp and your case bulge,........and stuff like that

    7. Factory ammo for IDPA.. best deals in town on 9mm... stuff like that

    8. Safety.. how to do it everyday...

    9. Ear protection..

    10. Eye protection...

    11. Full color pictures and articles of yours truly winning IDPA Matches.... That hasn't happend yet.. but if it ever does I would hope that the Tactical Journal would be there to cover it in detail :D

    Your humble 14th century mercenary and erstwhile IDPA shooter
    Captal de Buch :)
     
  3. Jeeper

    Jeeper Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    1,062
    Location:
    Mesa, AZ
    I agree with everything posted before especially

     
  4. makarov

    makarov Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    336
    I'm interested in IDPA and just recently went to an organizational meeting in my hometown. It is one of only two IDPA organizations in Washington State from what I understand. Anyway, articles for beginners would be very helpful.

    1. Equipment suggestions from experienced shooters. Things they bought they really liked vs. things that were a waste of $

    2. Comparison of the different classes and the guns most commonly used - SSP, ESP, CDP and SSR. I know some people who shoot IDPA that do not even carry a gun - they shoot it for fun and to compete. What guns are people using and why?

    3. This goes with #1 - but holsters....Which ones???

    4. Reloading information

    5. Gun reviews - if you are buying specifically for IDPA for a particular class - which guns are doing well in each class. To a certain extent it is the shooter and not the gun, but each class seems to have similar guns in the top positions when I look at stats across the country. (ex. Glock 17, 34, for SSP)

    6. Tips for improving speed and accuracy. Holster setup, clothing for cover that doesn't interfere with draw.
     
  5. ryucasta

    ryucasta Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    33
    You sure you wouldn’t rather talk to a master class shooter instead. ;)

    "I'd like to see a blow by blow description of an expert going through a stage.."
     
  6. Still Learning

    Still Learning Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    156
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Agree with previous posts. "How To" articles and equipment reviews are always great...especially for beginners.

    Course designs are also great topics.
     
  7. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    22,348
    The main thing I would like to see in the T.J. would be an announcement that a new rule book was on the way. The present LGB is hard enough to get around in but the pronouncements from on high and the e-mail interpretations with the force of law but not circulated to the entire membership are just ridiculous. Price of the current issue's slick paper and color would have gone a long way in that direction.
     
  8. GeneS

    GeneS Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    133
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Good suggestions all.

    Jim Watson,
    I agree totally.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page