Hi, Sport . . . wonder if we might be neighbors? If you're talking about Kettlefoot, TAC2 and Watauga, we are.
I've only gotten started and have so far participated in four shoots. Have not made it to Watauga for IDPA yet although I did shoot trap there some years ago. Shoot me a email when you have the chance.
You're probably right about the trend in hardware. I haven't been around long enough to notice a trend . . . regards
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