Originally Posted by UnderFire
Recently I attended an amateur shooting competition
in the county I live in.
I don't know what type of competition it was.
The participants shot from different positions at the target,
there was even one event that the shooters would run while
shooting at the targets. Most of the shooters had 1911's.
BillM, could you explain the differences in equipment for the different types of competitions. It would be very helpful. Also do you know the type of competition I have explained above. Thanks, UnderFire
If they were "shooting from cover", drawing from concealed holsters and not dropping magazines on the ground,it was probably IDPA.
Not using cover and letting mags drop where they will--probably USPSA.
Did some of the "1911's" shoot a lot more than 8 or 10 times without
a reload? Any of them have compensators or optical sights? For sure
USPSA then. I shoot USPSA--a LOT, and that's what I'm most familiar
It could also have been a 1911 Society shoot, a 1911 only match, or
something different that I'm not aware of.
Equipment---wow--that's a book in itself. In USPSA there are 6 Divisions,
depending on equipment. Anything from a box stock Glock to a full bore
race gun, even revolvers. If you think that's what you saw, PM me and
we can discuss it offline. Otherwise this post is going to be huge.
WARNING--USPSA Practical Pistol is addictive.