IDPA shooting

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Dearhunter, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    I had my first participation in IDPA shooting this weekend, and it was fun!

    I did rather well. I had some compliments from other shooters on my accuracy. I know I will never be a grand master, but the competition is fun. I used my Glock 34 and it never let me down.

    IDPA shooting is addictive!!
     
  2. InDefenseofLiberty

    InDefenseofLiberty New Member

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    I started competitive shooting in idpa but, it definitely lives down to its reputation of a bunch of old guys standing around arguing about how to shoot the stage. More time is spent arguing about the damn rules than shooting.
    I switched and shoot ipsc, no discussion, shoot the stage how you see fit. Usually 1 to 1.5 hrs faster with the same overall stages and round count.
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My experience has been that in any and all competitive shooting, the arguing consumes more time than the shooting. And the afficianados keep lobbying for rules that make their $5000 race guns win against better marksmen with lesser guns. That's why I quit doing it.
     
  4. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    I shot one competition years ago at a local range. I thought I was hot $h!t lol. I think I came in 27th out of 90 sum. Shooters. I won a nice Leatherman that I still have. The winner got a little bit nicer prize a Custom Colt Combat Commander. Lots of fun though!
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, it is a lot of fun. Until you get so bugged on it that you sell off the two original Colt SAA revolvers and grandfather's 92 Winchester to pay for that $5000 race gun. And you cancel the vacation you and your wife had been planning for the last 5 years to go to a match.

    Think it doesn't happen?? Think again. The guy was my Lt.(supervisor)