"Of course if we shoot in what we would be normally be wearing when we get into a armed confrontation I am going to look pretty silly standing on the line in underware and barefoot."
Every once in a while it takes a great comment to bring us back to reality! Thanks!
Whether or not people want to recognize it, IDPA is still a contest, set up and run by certain standards, rules, and guidance. It is a prepared and directed event, unlike a real gunfight.
To give credit to the IDPA organizers, it is a difficult path to balance a (hopefully?) reality-based event with the proper amount of rules to insure a safely-run and evenly conducted shoot.
"No matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Banzai