Thread: IDPA Newbie
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Old September 27, 2018, 11:49 AM   #39
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USPSA Open or Limited shooters don't go to slidelock, but they are reloading at convenient places in the stage and usually abandoning ammunition, not actually counting shots on the fly. At least I am.
IDPA requires you to shoot to slidelock or make the sleight of hand Tac Load. I don't count rounds there, either, but I know by feel when the gun is empty and reload without hesitation.
And you've probably seen plans fall completely apart when someone fires one extra round; now, the gun is empty after hitting the activator, or a reload is flat-footed rather than moving, or racking the slide because the shooter isn't sure if there's a round in the chamber, or not?
And that's after planning in advance, multiple walk-throughs. . . and you're going to keep track accurately "on the street" when someone is shooting at you?
Runs off at the mouth about anything 1911 related on this site and half the time is flat out wrong.
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