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Old January 13, 2006, 09:20 AM   #1
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Books to read in order to train for IDPA?

I have read Ayoob's edition of "Combat Handgunnery" and just finished "Surgical Speed Shooting". Both excellent. Can anyone recommend a book that may specifically address IDPA training?
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Old January 13, 2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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The only book I know of specifically directed at IDPA is
Practically Speaking, the Game, Guns, and Gear of the International Defensive Pistol Association
by Walt Rauch (IDPA Director & cofounder)

It is a slim little thing but should give you some guidance on how to apply what you have learnt about shooting in general.

You ARE shooting in addition to reading, aren't you?
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Old January 14, 2006, 05:57 AM   #3
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Books are a good start, but the best training is to find an experienced upper level shooter, Master or Expert, that is willing to share info and spend some training time with you.
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Old January 14, 2006, 11:26 PM   #4
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There are some good books found at this link:

However one of the best things is to buy the Matt Burkett DVD's. He has a series dealing with Basics,Practice,IDPA,Shooting Faster Etc.
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Old January 17, 2006, 03:38 PM   #5
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thanks guys...

Yes, Jim, I am shooting, too! In fact I won a local competition at the range 2 weeks ago with my Walther P99.
Thanks everyone else, for the recommendations. I appreciate it.
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Old February 7, 2006, 01:55 PM   #6
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may check the bookstore's
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Old February 8, 2006, 06:27 AM   #7
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