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Old April 29, 2009, 11:19 AM   #1
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newbie competitor

I'm interested in getting into competing. Firstly do you need to become a member of IDPA or USPSA to compete? Secondly do you need to be a member of the range or club where the competition is held to compete in it? Another question now that I'm thinking about it is what are the entry fee's typically?

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Old April 29, 2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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Depends....

Usually you can shoot a match without joining the USPSA or IDPA. However, if you want to get ranked, and all that good stuff, a membership isn't such a bad thing.

The match rules will determine if you need to join or not. Around here it's $25 to $50 for a match. The state match is $100. for 3 gun.
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Old April 29, 2009, 01:10 PM   #3
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I have friends to crash with in the Tampa area and I have shot with the Florida West Coast Defensive Pistol Club on a number of occasions. They used to use a range in Ruskin but now shoot on the Wyoming Antelope Club in Clearwater. I shot the Florida State IDPA there in February. WAC hosts both IDPA and USPSA/IPSC

http://www.fwcdpc.com/
http://www.antelopeclub.org/index.htm

Monthly club match fees are $10- $15 at the places I shoot.

Most individual matches are open and you do not have to be a club member. You are supposed to only get one match in IDPA before being required to join the national organization but a lot of places are not real strict on that with their cheapskates.
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Old April 29, 2009, 04:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info, I was already looking into the antelope clube in clearwater as I enjoy outdoor ranges. I guess I just need to get out there and check things out for myself. I will probably join both and decide after I compete. Thanks for all of the links!

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Old April 29, 2009, 04:43 PM   #5
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Don't "look into" it, go over there. They shoot IDPA on the Second Sunday and USPSA on the Fourth Sunday, with a "defensive pistol" that goes by their own rules every Thursday evening. You will regret every day you miss once you have tried it.
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Old April 29, 2009, 07:56 PM   #6
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Haha, ok Jim I will deffinately get out there. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old April 30, 2009, 05:19 PM   #7
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Stupid Question...

How do I find local matches? USPSA seems to be only showing major State and National events. I need to find local chapters, I assume?

Looking for events in Northern Virginia. Thanks!

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Old April 30, 2009, 05:36 PM   #8
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Go to www.uspsa.org and enter your zip code in the Find a Club box on the right side of the home page.
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Old May 2, 2009, 08:43 AM   #9
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the WAC

Wyoming Antelope Club in Clearwater........we also shoot 5 stages of USPSA on Tuesday nights... get there around 5:30-6:00pm.. we go BANG at 6:30pm

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Old May 2, 2009, 09:04 PM   #10
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The questions show that there are shooters interested in competing/shooting, but don't know where to look to find where or when.

I would suggest if you are looking to compete/shoot, start a post of what you are looking for (HP, LR, Uspsa/Ispc, IDPA, or just rifle, pistol, etc.) and where you live. Hopefully someone here can help you find what you are looking for.
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