It's a blast. I shoot in both the CDP and ESP divisions. Prior to IDPA I had been shooting in a local indoor league and while it was fun it was limited in the different scenarios that could be set up and there wasn't nearly as much movement. I went to my first IDPA match simply to watch. One of the first guys I met came up to me and introduced himself and asked if was going to be shooting that day. I explained that I was just there to watch and didn't even bring a gun. He then offered one of his own and encouraged me to join them. I tell that story because it's indicative of the great people who you will meet in IDPA. I begged off that night, but showed up the following week to shoot. In my first match I got a lot of good tips from my fellow squad members and all were patient and helpful. They welcome new shooters and put a priority on safety and having fun.
I encourage you to join us. You'll have a good time, meet nice people, and improve your gun handling skills.
“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” - Dean Koontz
STI Eagle (2), STI Trojan (2), STI Edge, STI Guardian, STI Sentinel, STI VIP, STI Ranger, STI Tactical 4.0, STI Rogue, STI Escort, 1943 Remington Rand 1911A1