The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Competition Shooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 25, 2002, 03:44 AM   #1
Junior member
Join Date: February 18, 2002
Location: Malaysia.
Posts: 60
Ipsc / Idpa.

Date : 25th Feb 2002.

What are the differences between IPSC and IDPA competition ?

Which is the recommended one to start at a new gun club ?
Pistole is offline  
Old February 25, 2002, 12:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: February 6, 2001
Location: California
Posts: 3,020
I am a newbie at it. I was recommended to get into IDPA first because it is more user friendly. As a beginner, you don't need alot to get started which attracts alot more competitors. Plus, it's a TON of fun!
Kermit is offline  
Old February 25, 2002, 12:38 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: January 9, 2002
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 332

Mostly are defined by equipment.....

IPSC has "race guns"....IDPA doesn't

Actually, MANY differences both BOTH are fun! And both will enhance your shooting skills......

check the websites for both.
jimsbowies is offline  
Old February 25, 2002, 01:13 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: March 30, 2000
Location: Central Texas, outside of Austin
Posts: 1,698
IDPA is more "real world" with practical guns and realistic scenarios, drawing from concealed carry, mandated use of cover, and short, self-defense "problems," often based on real-world events, that have to be solved. ("Real world" scenarios are an ideal, not always followed at some clubs.)

IPSC matches tend to be more of an athletic event, with lots of running, no use of cover, impractical (for the street) guns and holsters, and very high round-count stages that bear little or no relationship to anything you're likely to find in the real world. Recognizing the problems of bizarre equipment - which turns some people off - IPSC now has "stock" and "production" categories to allow shooters with more normal equipment to compete.

Maybe it's a matter of dedication or simply "trigger time" but the top-ranked IPSC shooters are very, VERY good. Once he knows the rules, an IPSC Grandmaster will dominate almost any IDPA club match.
To be kind to your enemy is to be cruel to yourself - Sun Tzu
HankB is offline  
Old February 25, 2002, 09:05 PM   #5
Junior member
Join Date: February 18, 2002
Location: Malaysia.
Posts: 60

Thanks for the good feedback. Much appreciated.
Pistole is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04697 seconds with 10 queries