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Pistole
February 25, 2002, 03:44 AM
Date : 25th Feb 2002.

What are the differences between IPSC and IDPA competition ?

Which is the recommended one to start at a new gun club ?

Kermit
February 25, 2002, 12:03 PM
I am a newbie at it. I was recommended to get into IDPA first because it is more user friendly. As a beginner, you don't need alot to get started which attracts alot more competitors. Plus, it's a TON of fun! :D

jimsbowies
February 25, 2002, 12:38 PM
Mostly are defined by equipment.....

IPSC has "race guns"....IDPA doesn't

Actually, MANY differences both BOTH are fun! And both will enhance your shooting skills......

check the websites for both.

HankB
February 25, 2002, 01:13 PM
IDPA is more "real world" with practical guns and realistic scenarios, drawing from concealed carry, mandated use of cover, and short, self-defense "problems," often based on real-world events, that have to be solved. ("Real world" scenarios are an ideal, not always followed at some clubs.)

IPSC matches tend to be more of an athletic event, with lots of running, no use of cover, impractical (for the street) guns and holsters, and very high round-count stages that bear little or no relationship to anything you're likely to find in the real world. Recognizing the problems of bizarre equipment - which turns some people off - IPSC now has "stock" and "production" categories to allow shooters with more normal equipment to compete.

Maybe it's a matter of dedication or simply "trigger time" but the top-ranked IPSC shooters are very, VERY good. Once he knows the rules, an IPSC Grandmaster will dominate almost any IDPA club match.

Pistole
February 25, 2002, 09:05 PM
Thanks for the good feedback. Much appreciated.