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Old 05-28-2011, 12:10 AM   #11
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Look at USPSA/IPSC. You will likely find a welcoming crowd. I have only met one person at matches in Austin and Waco I would not invite to the hosue for dinner and I am a very private person. There must be 3-4 clubs in the Houston area (at the very least).

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Old 06-03-2011, 08:26 AM   #13
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here is some basic info for you .. First Match its from my area but they are all the same .. i recently started USPSA & CQB matches myself .. you will enjoy the hell out of it .. don't worry about the competition until your comfortable .. Safety, Accuracy and then speed will come .. its very addicting ..

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Locate USPSA Clubs - USPSA - United States Practical Shooting Association

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First off what kind of competition do you want to start first? IDPA, USPSA, IPSC, SASS? Also what gun will you be using?

IDPA is geared to practical carry guns and gear, USPSA has divisions for any pistol.

I have been shooting competition for a while now and I love it. I am pretty good now, My classification just went up to "A" in USPSA Limited. I am an Oklahoma Police Officer for 14 years now, when I started competition shooting I thought since I am a LEO I would be good, but it didnt go that way. But with practice and the race gun that I built, I have become much better. Also it is not bullseye shooting, a Alpha is a Alpha, the sport is geared around speed. You want to go as fast as you can while still getting good hits.

People in the competition shooting sport, are great people. Nobody makes fun of you if you dont shoot very well. They are always willing to offer advice on how to improve, its all about having fun, unless it is a major match.

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Here's a 5-shot group of mine. Yes it's 5 not 4. My question is this: should I be more concentrated on speed? This group took about 3 seconds per shot. This was done at 21 feet with my Glock 17.

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That's not bad at all!

If you can consistently do that, bring that stray down and make a tighter grouping, while knocking some time off between each shot, your there!

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Well you will never know if you don't try. I my self have never done a competition, but if ever given the chance hell I would just go for it.

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comps are made up of many COMPETITERS, not just the winner

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Just do it !! that's what I did this year, I have been in 3 USPSA matches this year, and the are fun and friendly. I compete in single stack with a STI Trojan 1911.

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I have competed several times. I found out that I am middle of the road when it comes to competition. I thought I was really somebody until I was up against other serious shooters. Don't worry about if you are good enough. Just be safe and have a good time. It is so much more fun than just going to the range. After you have done it a few times compete against yourself. Just try to beat your last score. That is what really matters. Well, next to being safe anyway.

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