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 Posted: Mon Oct 21st, 2013 12:16 AM
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Sort of like the old postal matches. I wonder if they still have postal matches?



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 Posted: Mon Oct 21st, 2013 12:27 AM
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swampshooter wrote:
Sort of like the old postal matches. I wonder if they still have postal matches?

I believe the CMP still does, but I could be wrong.



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 Posted: Mon Oct 21st, 2013 12:29 AM
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We've done a couple here for fun. Sounds like a good idea.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 25th, 2013 05:20 PM
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Want to read about competitive shooting? Try Gil Hebards's "Pistol Shooter's Treasury".

A.A. Yur'yev's "Competitive Shooting" - the definitive work on the subject. Translated by Ameican shooting legend Gary Anderson.

William Krilling's "Shooting for Gold"



 Posted: Sun Nov 17th, 2013 03:25 PM
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My Daughter (13) and I participate in 2 or 3 of the Glock matches put on by GSSF.. I'm proud to say she beat her competition by 5.13 seconds at the Albany, Oregon Match.



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That's great! My 13 y/o son shoots tighter groups than me most of the time. Makes me proud! These kids are the future of shooting sports.

I wish there was a GSSF match on this side of PA.



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The junior shooters in any competition are our future as gun owners and competitive shooters. If every shooter would train just two juniors in their life, our sport would flourish. Good work, dads.
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I started shooting IDPA at a club in Brooklyn, MI about 5 months ago. I only made the competitions that were once a month, but it was a really good time.

If you are interested in shooting competition, just do it. My times are double or more than the "good" folks. But I have fun and have seen improvement in my skills, which is why I am there.

If anyone is interested, I will be happy to talk more about my experience (though it is limited and only IDPA).



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The IDPA is indeed a good sport for the guy starting out with a full stock gun. It gives you an idea how you will react to pressure. You can learn a lot from the old hands, most have no problem helping a new guy.
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The guys at Brooklyn are really good with the new guys.... And the other thing I liked starting with IDPA is that there isn't a large investment in equipment.

As long as you have a stock (some mods are okay) pistol, a holster a few extra mags and a cover garment, you are good to go.



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Yep, I was shooting IPSC when a group formed the IDPA to do just what you enjoy about the IDPA. That is very cool that it is still doing what it was intended to do. :thumbs:
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RGB Sierra wrote: I've always been a pretty good shot, but never considered myself good enough for competition. Maybe I will read some good advice here and what kind of guns are used and learn something. It has interested me in the past

Depending on what comp you are interested in, I always recommend Fobus holsters and mag carriers.  Mine are still fine after almost 15 years of abuse.  They are probably the most inexpensive equipment to buy.



As far as "never considered myself good enough for competition"........throw that attitude in the toilet.

First competition I ever went to was a bowling pin comp....still my favorite of all comps.  My attitude for that was


"I'm going to have fun and finish last, anything else will be a plus!"

Finished in the middle of B class (a, b, and c classes).  Never looked back.



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The first time a person shoots pins, they understand why some cartridges are a good idea and some are not a good idea. if you can not put a pin off a table reliably with your carry gun it might be wise to reconsider what you carry. I prefer the old method of scoring, last pin off the table, not last shot, by the way. I think it is a straight test of power pistols as Richard envisioned at Second Chance.
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Rapier wrote: The first time a person shoots pins, they understand why some cartridges are a good idea and some are not a good idea. if you can not put a pin off a table reliably with your carry gun it might be wise to reconsider what you carry. I prefer the old method of scoring, last pin off the table, not last shot, by the way. I think it is a straight test of power pistols as Richard envisioned at Second Chance.
Ed


Pin shooting helped me develop my strategy of getting used to shoot +P loads at speed with accuracy, so that shooting standard pressure factory jhp sd/hd loads were more like shooting 38's compared to 357's.

My regular pin load is a 255 lswc +P, actually that's my regular load.....it's what I set all my guns up to shoot.

Never went to Second Chance, but several of my shooting buds have.  One of the wives is a multiple time champion there.

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I have been thinking about posting an article I wrote about pin shooting on here. A side note.

I have known about John "The Kid" Robbins since hearing about him and then physically knew him for two years before I even realized who he was. He was 12 years old when he set the world record of 3.9 seconds at 2nd Chance. John is a fireman here in Destin he and my son were friends in school. I got him his first job in a gun shop in Ft Walton Beach. His record was set with a 100% stock 1911 using 230 gr FMJ and stood for 10 years. Every year his dad would drag John back with him to 2nd Chance and John would win, and he never practiced. It used to make his dad so mad he would not talk to him all the way home. Jack, his dad, said he liked girls better than guns. :lol:

Jack used John to do a very slick demo at the terrorist range at Hurlburt Field, then a part of the Eglin complex. Jack would have a bleachers full of students bound for duty overseas, John would be sitting on the front row with a jacket on. Out in front were tables set up like a bar with dummies in the chairs. As Jack talked he would ever so slowly work his way to the side. At the words "Will Kill You," John would stand up, as he drew two 1911s from under his coat, one in each hand, and the 12 year old would, in a flash, "kill" 16 dummies in the bar. It was very impressive and left a lasting impression on the students bound for duty overseas. They learned by seeing that they should watch everyone around them, especially the kids.

We have some real interesting folks around here. Jack is now deceased. He and I used to set up side by side at gun shows. Jack ran the 9mm tests here and I helped him a small bit by shooting in them. Jack was the deputy director of Rockets and Guns at Eglin's R&D lab where the M-16 and the M-1 Carbine were also tested for the first time by the military.
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Rapier wrote: I have been thinking about posting an article I wrote about pin shooting on here. A side note.

I have known about John "The Kid" Robbins since hearing about him and then physically knew him for two years before I even realized who he was. He was 12 years old when he set the world record of 3.9 seconds at 2nd Chance. John is a fireman here in Destin he and my son were friends in school. I got him his first job in a gun shop in Ft Walton Beach. His record was set with a 100% stock 1911 using 230 gr FMJ and stood for 10 years. Every year his dad would drag John back with him to 2nd Chance and John would win, and he never practiced. It used to make his dad so mad he would not talk to him all the way home. Jack, his dad, said he liked girls better than guns. :lol:

Jack used John to do a very slick demo at the terrorist range at Hurlburt Field, then a part of the Eglin complex. Jack would have a bleachers full of students bound for duty overseas, John would be sitting on the front row with a jacket on. Out in front were tables set up like a bar with dummies in the chairs. As Jack talked he would ever so slowly work his way to the side. At the words "Will Kill You," John would stand up, as he drew two 1911s from under his coat, one in each hand, and the 12 year old would, in a flash, "kill" 16 dummies in the bar. It was very impressive and left a lasting impression on the students bound for duty overseas. They learned by seeing that they should watch everyone around them, especially the kids.

We have some real interesting folks around here. Jack is now deceased. He and I used to set up side by side at gun shows. Jack ran the 9mm tests here and I helped him a small bit by shooting in them. Jack was the deputy director of Rockets and Guns at Eglin's R&D lab where the M-16 and the M-1 Carbine were also tested for the first time by the military.
Ed



Cool story.   Tracy



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Tcp,
Good article hope you have more to post I enjoy'd it.

Schofield Kid

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I shot competition for about 10 yrs for the stae. I had a bast. Everyone was. There for each other. I really miss it.they were all outstanding people. It was a true brotherhood.



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Sounds like you were involved in competition with a good group of shooters. I have always used one test for that: When a competitor will help you beat them, it is the very base of honorable competition. The vets are there to help other in my opinion. I guarantee that they did not get where they are all by themselves, to start with.

I personally have little use for those that refuse to help others and absolutely no use for those that give false information to others, while pretending to help.
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Wild Bill what do you want to compete with, pistol, rifle, shotgun, each has different types and skill levels. are you in to tactical, speed, bullseye, Bench rest prone. maybe hunter silhouette. i ask only so we who are interested can gear our comments to that skill.
i live in an area that makes me compete mostly with myself because the club i belong to is into shotgun and CMP so i compete with my last range session and as one fellow said i lose as much as i win.



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