View Full Version : WHO WILL BE THERE (besides me; I'm going)?
January 12, 2002, 08:04 AM
Who will be (wisely) competing indoors Sunday at the S&W Academy?
January 15, 2002, 04:12 AM
I went (160 miles of blinding snowstorm), I shot (no one was hurt), I smiled ('cause I'd been shootin!).
What did you do this weekend, and how often do you (actually, or is it tactically) practice?
Do? or Read?
January 15, 2002, 08:32 AM
Back when I was shooting IPSC on a competitive level, I would practice between 1000-1500 rounds of live fire a week. Dry fire, mag changes, and target acquisition, was a nightly event,1-1.5 hrs. My live fire practice would start and end with 1 mag of 50ft upper A zone shots. But that was then before the two little ones. Now I just shoot to stay proficient.:)
January 15, 2002, 08:41 AM
Oh, and it's funs!
January 15, 2002, 10:24 PM
Yes, the GAME of IPSC was fun. I miss it greatly. I have been thinking of taking my carry piece (Glock 22) to an IDPA match. I know they hold them on Cape Cod. Just have to find the time. I just hope it does not get as addictive as IPSC did.
January 16, 2002, 08:14 AM
I compete with the following carry guns: (2) 4" 357 GP100's, 5.5" Redhawks in 41, 44, and 45 Colt, (previously) Glock M20, and EAA Witnesses in 9x19, 9x21 (Open, no batteries), 38 Super, 40 S&W, 41AE, and 45ACP.
And of course, my 1911 (Caspian, of course, in 45ACP and 400 CorBon).
For true 'practice' I've competed without my corrective lenses, from varying types of concealment (vest, sweater, coat, trenchcoat), and in ALL weather conditions except tsunami.
One of the coolest facets of the S&W Academy is the 'low-light' bay, where my black sights (first time used there) disappeared.
Shooting, competing, learning, practicing, fellowship.
I need a couple more speedloaders to compete with my 7.5" 357 Redhawk (but I've carried it, too).
I have never won a match, but I win every time I go, know what I mean?
January 16, 2002, 09:15 AM
I started shooting plates at a local club. Another shooter saw me and told me about IPSC. I went with him and a few others to the next IPSC match. Saw the folks there running and shooting at the same time. Boy,I needed to give it a shot (pardon the pun). Shot my first 1/2 season of IPSC with a S&W 745. Moved over to a stock Colt Delta elite 10mm for the rest of the year. Over the winter months I had it converted to a full race comp gun still 10mm, this was still before the red dot era. Shot the whole next season with the comp'd Delta. I made it to local "A " class and national "C" with that peice. Over the next winter, shot the Delta while I had an Eaa Witness worked into a Hi-cap 9x21 Race gun with red dot sight. That was the last piece of the puzzle. Proceeded to finish in the top 5 at the area 8 championships and win matches or finish in the top 3 at the local matches. Master class was my goal, 3 seasons after I started I obtained it. Left IPSC at my personal best when my first child was born. I had way too much powder, lead and other nasty stuff hanging around a very small house. I felt it better to eliminate all the bad stuff while she was young. Now my kids are getting bigger and it's time to get back to shooting a little bit. I think IDPA may be where I will try next.......Sorry about the long post.:)
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