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Old November 6, 2010, 10:17 AM   #1
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I went on a co-workers invite last night and shoot my first IDPA match as a UC in the CDP, and loved it. That is good stuff. I will continue to get into this style/discipline of shooting. I had two procedurals because I was not aware of the loaded to the division capacity(combat load) requirement but I should have read the rules I guess! I finished with a decent time and only the two penalties and one round of target so I guess I am built for this. I will try to get some video and stuff up later.

Do any of you guys have good drills or links that I could bring out and contribute to the fun?

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Old November 6, 2010, 12:22 PM   #2
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OK what is a U/C, and whats the CDP ?
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Old November 6, 2010, 12:41 PM   #3
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UC is unclassified and CDP is custom defense pistol.
IDPA has 5 classes the quick rundown
SSR-stock service revolver IE 6 shot 4" DA 38/357 no moon clips
ESR-enhanced service revolver IE 6 shot moon clipped revolver
SSP-stock service pistol IE a DA auto 10 rounds max in mag.
ESP-enhanced service pistol IE SA auto 10 rounds max in mag
and CDP IE 1911 45 acp 8 rounds max in mag
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Old November 6, 2010, 12:43 PM   #4
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CDP= Custom Defense Pistol (normally 1911 style)

UC is open class (Unclassified shooter)

edit: oops, too slow
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Old November 6, 2010, 01:17 PM   #5
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thanks Mav, much better than me trying to explain with my limited knowledge!
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Old November 6, 2010, 01:20 PM   #6
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no problem and welcome to the world of IDPA it's addictive for sure.I'm now set up to shoot all 5 classes.LOL
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Old November 6, 2010, 01:27 PM   #7
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Now I have a great and viable excuse to get the old lady into reloading as-well! Oh man what a self-enabling hobby!
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Old November 6, 2010, 02:06 PM   #8
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I shoot IDPA every tuesday night and a club match once per month. I also shoot IPSC just as much!! I love it. The first thing you can start doing to get better is start saving your money!!! This sport can get expensive!!

Other than that, I would not worry so much about your times at this point. Although that is one of the more exciting things about this sport, it will come in time. Make sure your head is in the game. Mentally go over each stage in your head as many times as you can. Strategise a plan for you most effective reloads. Its amazing how well you can do, if you figure out the most effiecient way of shooting the stage. Speed will come in time.

For your first couple of matches, dont worry. Just enjoy yourself, take it slow, and ask alot of questions. You will be amazed how fast speed will improve.

HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE!!

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BTW: it takes a while to learn the rules. As long as you are safe and dont get DQ'ed, it really doesnt matter. Believe me, if you break a rule, they will let you know about it!!!
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Old November 6, 2010, 05:24 PM   #9
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it takes a while to learn the rules. As long as you are safe and dont get DQ'ed, it really doesnt matter. Believe me, if you break a rule, they will let you know about it!!!
It is simpler just to learn the rules.
They are posted at the IDPA.com site.
There is a simplified version that is very informative at
http://www.gadpa.com/index.php/ipda/...oter-briefing/
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Old November 6, 2010, 05:41 PM   #10
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Do any of you guys have good drills or links that I could bring out and contribute to the fun?
Google ccw drills and that should take care of drills for you to try.
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Old November 6, 2010, 08:32 PM   #11
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There is an idpa forum on yuku, and more info on the idpa website itself. Much info on the yuku forum....I'm just learning it now myself...

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Old November 7, 2010, 03:10 AM   #12
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Words From An UPSCA shooter

A fellow at the range told me that IDPA stands for I don't practice anymore. Please excuse this poor attemp at humor.
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Old November 7, 2010, 09:25 AM   #13
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I like it Eagle, I like it!

Thanks Mod's I am now aware of a new section on TFL!
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Old November 7, 2010, 10:29 AM   #14
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IDPA Rules & DQ

Since DQ has been mentioned , let me quote a Match Director Statement from many Moons ago. "If you have never been DQed You will Be"
and Yes in my years of Playing Both Games, I have been sent to the Dairy Queen.
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Old November 11, 2010, 08:02 AM   #15
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Not really fair

We got the results back yesterday. I finished first and a buddy finished 3.8 behind me in second. It really is not fair because we shoot similar stuff everyday at work and everyday citizens are on thier own dime, but none the less I had fun and will play again!
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Old November 11, 2010, 09:49 AM   #16
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I haven't shot the IDPA but after having just read the rules. I like it. It seems more practical then most.

What I really like it is the penalty for misses. I shot a couple of steel matches and its all about speed and mag. capacity. Spray and pray.

What I'd like to see (and maybe they have it and I missed it) is a classification for the 5 Shot stubby.

I suppose you can shoot it in the SSR class.

Would they allow you to draw from the pocket if thats the way you carry your revolver??

I know that in ICORE (at least in the local matches) I pay to shoot a second gun and since its my 642, I'm allowed to use my pocket.
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Old November 11, 2010, 12:01 PM   #17
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What I'd like to see (and maybe they have it and I missed it) is a classification for the 5 Shot stubby.
they have pocket gun side matches.
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Old November 11, 2010, 08:38 PM   #18
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For you guys shooting IDPA/and or USPSA would suggest you join the Brian Enos forum for all things IDPA, USPSA, and reloading. It is the best forum on the Internet!!!
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Old November 11, 2010, 09:41 PM   #19
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Would they allow you to draw from the pocket if thats the way you carry your revolver??
No.
Strong side straight draw holster only. IWB ok.
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Old November 12, 2010, 12:41 PM   #20
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Courses of fire rarely accommodate a 5-shooter. "Revolver neutrality" in course of fire design dictates no more than six rounds be required from a single position without an opportunity to reload. With a 5-shooter, you are going to be doing a lot of reloading, perhaps picking single live rounds out of your pocket for the "extra" reloads, etc. It can be done, as I've seen a guy do it on a couple of occasions. We try to do three or four Back Up Gun side stages each year, and those require loading no more than five rounds, and no mandatory reloads, so everyone's mouse gun is roughly equal.
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Old November 16, 2010, 07:48 PM   #21
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I think that anyone that considers carrying a gun should not only practice a lot, but should shoot some IDPA courses. The first one that I went to got my heart pumped up. Not knowing what you are going to shoot, and have everyone else watching you, is a challange in itself......
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Old December 2, 2010, 05:08 PM   #22
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I know this thread has been dromant for a couple weeks, but...

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I think that anyone that considers carrying a gun should not only practice a lot, but should shoot some IDPA courses. The first one that I went to got my heart pumped up. Not knowing what you are going to shoot, and have everyone else watching you, is a challange in itself......
I agree and am planning on shooting my first match UC this month. Up until recently, there was no place within an hour that I could even think about it. Now we have a new range nearby that holds matches every month.

I'm really looking forward to it, and using my Colt Commander too!
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Old December 2, 2010, 10:06 PM   #23
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In my area the IDPA matches all have a BUG (back up gun) class for the 5 shot snubbie/baby Glocks. There is also a night BUG match that is lots of fun with a shoot house etc in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Trying to reload in pitch black with a revolver is a challenge!
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Old December 2, 2010, 10:33 PM   #24
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A club in my area has an annual BUG championship.
This year's had 13 stages, each with 5 rounds from the BUG.
Two stages called for your FSG (Full Size Gun),
two supplied a rifle, one supplied a shotgun, one supplied a shotgun AND you shot your FSG in addition to the BUG. There was meant to be another shotgun stage, but the ammo supplied would not shoot reliably so it was a case of abandoning an unserviceable gun and going straight to the BUG.
Lots of fun and valuable experience with your little gun under competition stress.
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Old December 12, 2010, 04:02 PM   #25
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Instead of starting a new thread, I'll just add to this one.

I shot my first IDPA match today and had a blast! Literally and figuratively. We were rained out after only 3 COF out of the 6 COF planned, but I had such a great time anyway that I will do this again next month for certain.

They also had a three stage BUG COF I was looking forward to shooting, but the rain beat us there.

As I have limited equipment for this sort of thing, I used my Colt CC. I enjoyed using it, but can see where it could get expensive to feed it if I continue shooting these matches (and I will).

This was great fun and humbled me for sure. I am determined to do better next time...aren't you all?
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