My friend Angela and I entered our second 'fun shoot' IDPA match this evening and it was a real eye opener, as it was done in near darkness.
Things we learned:
Lasers are a good thing.
Weapon mounted light is preferred to a handheld, as shooting one handed is nowhere near as accurate.
Get familiar with reloading procedures, blindfolded.
Double stack guns are a plus (I have both single and double).
IDPA is a LOT of fun.
Oh...and as we were shooting shotguns, I can really see where a Saiga 12 would come in handy as we had to switch bird/buck/slugs.