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Wanting To Get Into IDPA

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by lpsharp88, Apr 30, 2013.

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  1. jmorris

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    Seems like the most subjective part would be slicing the pie around the side while shooting, as the position of cover is actually changing as you enguage targets.

    If you are moving from say, the right side of an 8' wall to the left side, I fail to see how it would be subjective that you are still behind cover.

    Also, if they were trying to remove subjective calls they shouldn't have made it DQ'able to get "close" to a muzzle safe point.
     
  2. Sam1911

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    Oh! Wow, what a load that is off my mind! :)
     
  3. FatboyHD

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    Shot my first IDPA match on Wed. May 8th. Wow! Wish I would have joined years ago. Went there with mixed emotions on whether to watch or shoot. Everyone encouraged me to just shoot. They actually preferred since it was my first time not to shoot from concealment. I had watched all the videos YouTube had to offer so had a lot of stuff going through my head. Once I got through stage 1 of 4 it was a load off my shoulders, then just relaxed and had fun. I had a blast. The group I shot with at West Houston IDPA were great giving me pointers to help me improve in the future. I came straight home and signed up for the next weeks match, I find myself gearing up practicing my draw and reloads every couple of hours. Only hope the weather will hold up for wed. Match calling for rain. So newbie to newbie.Go out, go prepared to shoot, BE SAFE, and have fun.
    Jon
     
  4. breakingcontact

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    This thread makes me want to shoot the next IDPA match. I've shot 3 or 4. Liked them pretty well. Its just a matter of taking the time to go do it.
     
  5. firewalker_55

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    Ok I'll chime in. Use the gun that you usually carry.It will make you very proficient with it. I have used a gen4 26 for the last 2 years.SSP ex. And usually preform well. Just enjoy the game and learn your gun.:D
     
  6. lpsharp88

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    I thought that the G26 would be a BUG? I dunno, I am by no means an expert. One reason that I wanted to try with my M9 is that it has a longer site radius, and should, in theory, be more accurate. But I do agree with your point. My EDC is a G26 gen4 and it honestly would be a pretty good idea to compete with it. I also think that the consistent trigger pull on the Glock could be a good advantage over the M9
     
  7. firewalker_55

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    I shot my classifiers last month. SSP I used a gen 4 34 shot a 117.
    ESP I used my gen 4 26, shot a 106. That's 11 seconds faster.
    For me the 26 handles and cycles faster. It is at least as accurate under 45 yrds.
    I have won state SSP Ex. with it in the past. Enjoy
     
  8. jeffsnow62

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    chiming in,,,because i can...

    I shot my first (low level) match about 3 weeks ago,,,my classifier last week. What a great time, and as everyone has said, the folks involved are top notch.

    Advice for first time shooters? take your time,,,misses (especially head shots) hurt way too much, more than penalties.

    I also shot my first USPSA this past weekend. It is much more freestyle in the approach (safety is still #1) It is more about the game than tactically sound approaches to a given scenario. While you can apply tactics, it will cost you, heavily.

    All in all both are way too much fun. Now if we could just get the price of ammo down...
     
  9. breakingcontact

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    Glad to hear you got out there and shot a match. Very hard to go slow when most of the guys are running through the stages. I know I tell myself each time to slow down...then the buzzer goes off...
     
  10. GEM

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    Go out and shoot. Just take it slow. The G-26 is just fine. Our matches in TX are very beginner friendly. BTW, Bubba is one of our SOs -and he does a fine job and new shooter orientation.

    The rules are just for the game - some might seem silly - we are awaiting the new rules. I've been dinged for reloading on the move behind cover and don't ask about 'round dumping'. :uhoh:

    Ignore the gamers. We have several national champs that shoot with us and they don't have a touch of arrogance.
     
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