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Old May 13, 2001, 12:22 AM   #1
Justin
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Went to an IDPA match with Christopher II today.
First time I've ever shot IDPA.
[Neo]
Whoa!
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Had a blast, and can't wait to do it again, hopefully sometime soon.
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Old May 13, 2001, 12:52 AM   #2
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I always hear the same thing when people come back from their first shoot. I want my turn!!

I hope to give it a try once I get moved and settled...

Comments such as yours only make me want to try it even more!

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Old May 13, 2001, 11:31 AM   #3
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Oh yes, that was a good time...

There were only three courses of fire at this match. The first one was an exercise in using cover. Nine targets at varying distances, and you had to engage each one with two shots, using different forms of cover. There was a reload in there somewhere, too.

The second course was the "Weed Patch" course. You had to draw and fire a Mozambique drill at a five-yard target, while moving to cover, then reload and hit three more targets at longer range. One target was supposed to be a right-to-left mover, but it broke down and was replaced by a fixed target. Good thing, too, my score on that stage was bad enough already...

The last stage was a "sitting at home watching the game when the thugs kick down your door" scenario. You had to retrieve your pistol from the gun box on the buzzer, and engage three targets from the comfort of your chair (one was behind hard cover, except for his head.) Then a move to cover, reload, and three more targets through a curtained window. Whew!

If anyone out there hasn't tried IDPA, my advice is to go do it! Everybody at the match was very friendly and helpful, and we all had a great time. I only wish that the match had been longer.

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Old May 13, 2001, 02:10 PM   #4
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Congrats!

Warning: IDPA becomes very addictive!!


On a different note, this thread is being moved to the Competition Shooting.
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Old May 14, 2001, 01:05 AM   #5
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Try shooting steel matches, even more addicting.
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Old May 14, 2001, 10:59 PM   #6
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I was interested in IDPA I am going to be 18 years old in June. I live in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. Anything around here to get me started? Or can I even attend at my age.

Thanks for info.

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Old May 18, 2001, 05:54 PM   #7
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YoYo, I suggest that you check out http://www.idpa.com
They have all the info that will get you started.
I suggest that you read over the rules and stuff like that, so you're familiar with range commands.
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