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 Posted: Wed Apr 16th, 2014 04:47 AM
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As a new IDPA shooter, I am learning a little each time out. Got into reloading to support my new habit.
SSP, MM, 9mm S&W M&P 9 Pro.

Just wondering who shoots IDPA, from where, etc etc.



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 Posted: Wed Apr 16th, 2014 08:31 PM
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I shoot IDPA and USPSA. I live in Western NY.

This would make for an interesting poll, but then should include all of the various competitions.



 Posted: Wed Apr 16th, 2014 09:56 PM
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I've been searching in my area and finally found a private range about 50 miles away that hosts an IDPA shoot every month. I haven't been yet, waiting for more pleasant weather. :cool:



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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2014 09:57 PM
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I'm shooting IDPA in OKLA, so far. Never know, might need a road trip sometime.



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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2014 10:21 PM
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Maybe I'm the one who needs to take the road trip. :wink:



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 Posted: Sun Apr 20th, 2014 01:20 AM
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Shot 2nd comp in as many weeks today. Had fun, picked up some brass, enjoyed the day and company!!



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 Posted: Mon Apr 28th, 2014 03:39 PM
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I shoot SSP, ESP & CDP at WHIDPA (now WHSC)



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 Posted: Thu Jul 3rd, 2014 02:58 PM
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Shot my first sanctioned regional match last weekend.....3rd out of 19 in SSP MM.
It was fun even if nervous as I ended up the 1st shooter on 1st stage!

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 Posted: Thu Jul 3rd, 2014 07:33 PM
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I normally shoot IDPA, but I'm taking a little hiatus right now because I'm tied up in F-Class, but I'll get back to it before long. I normally shoot CDP, but ESP once in a while.



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 Posted: Thu Jul 3rd, 2014 09:23 PM
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Usually shoot IDPA
But I've gotten fond of the NSSF Rimfire challenge!
Headed to the Nationals in Oct at FT Smith Ark



 Posted: Fri Aug 15th, 2014 09:27 PM
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I am extremely interested in getting into IDPA! But to my knowledge there isn't an IDPA club with a 2 hour drive from where I live (College Station, Tx.)... which sucks! There is a new local gun store that just opened up their outdoor range (which is fantastic!) and a few of us locals have planted the seed for them to start an IDPA club... until that happens it looks like I am going to have to suck it up and drive 2 hours to Houston just to see what it is all about. I would like to watch a match before just jumping into it blind. but hell if I'm driving 2 hours may as well shoot.
suggestions?



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 Posted: Sun Aug 17th, 2014 05:02 AM
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Go for it. You'll need your pistol, a concealable holster that retains your pistol well and covers the trigger guard, a cover garment such as a vest or shirt, and a couple boxes of shells. When you get there at the match tell them that this is your first match and they will help you take it from there. I shot my first match with a stock 1911 and a yaqui slide holster with a 2nd. shirt just left open for a cover garment. . After you shoot a couple of matches maybe you could help organize a match at your local club. Good luck, just remember safety is the most important aspect of the match and have fun. I've been driving over 300 miles to the Houston area to shoot in monthly 1,000 yard F-class rifle matches which aren't available any closer to where I live. I have to go up a day early and spend the night or else I would have to leave the house at 1:00 am and drive all night. We have 300-600 yd. matches (mid-range) locally, but no long range matches. I've made some new friends and thoroughly enjoy it.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 17th, 2014 04:14 PM
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I forgot to mention that you will need at least one extra magazine, two would be better. Just starting out you can carry them in your pocket. I would suggest not buying any more accoutrements than absolutely necessary until you shoot a few matches.



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 Posted: Mon Aug 18th, 2014 01:17 PM
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swampshooter wrote: Go for it. You'll need your pistol, a concealable holster that retains your pistol well and covers the trigger guard, a cover garment such as a vest or shirt, and a couple boxes of shells. When you get there at the match tell them that this is your first match and they will help you take it from there. I shot my first match with a stock 1911 and a yaqui slide holster with a 2nd. shirt just left open for a cover garment. . After you shoot a couple of matches maybe you could help organize a match at your local club. Good luck, just remember safety is the most important aspect of the match and have fun. I've been driving over 300 miles to the Houston area to shoot in monthly 1,000 yard F-class rifle matches which aren't available any closer to where I live. I have to go up a day early and spend the night or else I would have to leave the house at 1:00 am and drive all night. We have 300-600 yd. matches (mid-range) locally, but no long range matches. I've made some new friends and thoroughly enjoy it.

pistol- check (S&W M&P 9mm), concealable holster- check, cover garment- check, extra mag- check (I make my own Kydex holsters and mag holsters so that is covered.)  ammo... come on reloads :wink: - check. I like the idea of shooting a couple matches and then trying to bring that knowledge back to our local range.
I think I will be making the plunge very soon.
thank you for the advise!



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I've been shooting IDPA in Colorado for the last 4 months. I have about a two hour drive in two different directions to get to the clubs but it's been worth every minute. A great group of people and a ton of fun.

I'm shooting a XDM in 45, SSP, unclassified



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Were I live in NE PA there are quite a few IDPA clubs. My club is one of them. There are usually 2 local matches within a 1.5 hour drive every week weather permitting. So I could shoot a local match every week. I know of two clubs that hold mid-week matches also. This is a good place to be if you are interested in IDPA

There is also quite a bit of USPSA clubs and several ICORE clubs. There are also a couple of clubs that hold what they call "defensive shooting" matches. These are basically IDPA rules but not as stringent and strictly local. A lot of people are getting tired of the shift in emphasis away from IDPAs original intent and the trend into complex rules and equipment races.

Personally, I'm only shooting local IDPA matches this year. The pressure and expense of sanctioned matches quite frankly take all of the fun out of it for me. I do intend to classify for the year.

I'm marksman in SSP. The rule changes I think will put my gear into ESP because my understanding is SSP will become strict DAO and I use a striker fire. I may get a Glock 19 and compete in Compact division. But I have a S&W Revolver and will probably attempt a few matches with that and also CDP with my 1911. I have everything I need gear wise to shoot in all of those divisions, including BUG.



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Going to start IDPA when shoulder starts working after surgery. Not sure whether to go with S&W or Glock. I have a Series 70 I used for IPSC but the matches I've seen locally lean more to high cap 9mm's.



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Old Cop I believe it's 10 rounds in the magazine max no matter what the capacity.

I shoot a few matches a year around Pittsburgh.



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http://www.idpa.com/

they have the "find a club"
http://www.idpa.com/
part of the first webpage.
I am using that as a guide to where I want to move to. That and the NRA find a range are valuable resources.

We have a local IDPA club that I shoot matches at as schedule permits. It is fun and very much a learning experence for anyone that has not shot competation from the holster before.



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DarkShooter wrote:
Old Cop I believe it's 10 rounds in the magazine max no matter what the capacity.

I shoot a few matches a year around Pittsburgh.


Where around the 'burgh are there matches? I travel up to there and might be able to make it sometime.



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