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Old 10-10-2013, 02:23 AM   #11
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IPSC/USPSA is, indeed, an equipment race, but, shoot in the class you want and don't worry what the Grand Masters shoot.
In IPSC/USPSA, time is everything! We have an old saying...'if you're shooting all A's, you're going too slow!'
In IDPA, one still needs to hurry, but accuracy is better. In either genre, 'you can't miss fast enough to win!'
Some facilities are better than others. Pick the ones you like and forget the rest.
As far as scary is concerned...do you mean unsafe?
You'll find that IPSC/USPSA matches are a little more laid back as far as the rules are concerned (not safety rules) while IDPA is a bit constipated with rules. With a little flexibility on your part, either one will provide a safe, fun way to shoot!
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I am in Ohio. I have the proper equipment. I have plenty of those. Im no stranger to shooting. Im just intrested in the training aspect. Dont wanna do it to try to outbuild someones supper gun. That and I just love to shoot. I dont have the room or money to set up the senarios they run. All the videos Ive seen look like it would be a lotta fun. To me it doesnt much matter long as I got rounds going down range Im having a good day. Safety is a must. I always take the propper steps to make sure no ones gets hurt. Thats one of the things the Marines drilled into my head. Thanks for all the input. The closest range invited to check it already so after I heal and the winter months. They dont shoot in the cold no more. I think I will give it a try.
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I've been interested for awhile now. It does look fun and looks like great training
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I've been thinking about trying it too I think my biggest hold up is just looking for someone who can kinda lead me and help me along the way.
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I do IDPA here in Indiana about 5 or 6 times a year. I really enjoy it. I've met nice people along the way as well. It's good training. I use a Glock 34.
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I am in Ohio. I have the proper equipment. I have plenty of those. Im no stranger to shooting. Im just intrested in the training aspect. Dont wanna do it to try to outbuild someones supper gun. That and I just love to shoot. I dont have the room or money to set up the senarios they run. All the videos Ive seen look like it would be a lotta fun. To me it doesnt much matter long as I got rounds going down range Im having a good day. Safety is a must. I always take the propper steps to make sure no ones gets hurt. Thats one of the things the Marines drilled into my head. Thanks for all the input. The closest range invited to check it already so after I heal and the winter months. They dont shoot in the cold no more. I think I will give it a try.
Please do give it a try! If you find yourself near the southeastern part of Ohio, let me know & we can go to Ft. Harmar, the birthplace of IDPA, also the birthplace of Combat Pistol shooting (precursor of IPSC) east of the Mississippi. I am teaching practical pistol shooting to a retired iron worker now and also working with students in a shooting club from Marietta College & Ohio University. You are welcome to PM me and come along to one of our IDPA outings next spring. Hope you get to shooting where ever you can!
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I stay on the opposite side of the state. I am intrested though. Anyone else who wants to try it out if u r from ohio hit me up. Maybe we could get statrted together
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I had a hard time getting started in IDPA on my own. Everywhere I went on my own I had bad experiences. Then I finally showed up at a place where people I have known and shot with in the past were competing. I have had a blast at that given range. What is weird is people who have given me grief at other ranges act like they are my best friend at this range. They say forgive and forget but it is going to take some time before I can forget.

When you are first starting out if someone gives you grief for no good reason don't return to that range no matter how nice the facility might be.

I have shot in a lot of skeet competitions and I never caught any grief from anyone, even when I was a green competitor. You just have a better class of people at shotgun ranges.
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Me running around look'in like an idiot is what I feared most but them I remembered my poor shooting should be the 1st on my embarrassment level
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Hey Casper, I live right on the Ohio-WV border. If you're ever over in the Huntington area shoot me a pm and we'll do some shooting.
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