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OHHHHH NOOOOO, you're hooked! First you get your CCW and now you're shooting IDPA. What's next USPSA, bowling pins, speed & falling steel, reloading?.......


Congrats, you've really joined the fraternity now! Tracy
 

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Oh it gets much worse than that!! :tongue:
 

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LOL, does the fraternity have a secret handshake?

The reason I wanted to shoot IDPA was because of my CCW. I realized that shooting at the range, while helpful, was limited in improving my defensive shooting skills. My first match already showed me alot regarding my strengths and weaknesses. I shot a lot better than I expected but I know I have several areas to improve in.

Also, if I had room in my apartment I would learn how to reload because ammo is freakin' expensive!!!!!
 

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:wink: Secret handshake goes like this:

Pull slide back & lock, insert mag, release slide, aim and DON'T LET YOUR "HAND-SHAKE" :rofl::rofl:

Put it out to the other members, and ask about what others use for limited space reloading. Somebody did one of those threads on the OTHER forum. Had some good suggestions. Tracy
 

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The best practice for IDPA doesn't require any ammo. Only a television set.

Seriously though, dry fire, presentation, mag change drills are essential and free.

Glad you enjoyed it. Look around your area for more venues. I shoot twice a month now and there are guys around me who shoot two matches a weekend.
 

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I do a lot of dryfire practice and it showed Saturday. I watched most of my squad fumble draws and reloads......especially reloads! Mine were fairly smooth and consistant. I hit the range once a week and practice draws and reloads at home 2-3 nights a week. In my area I could shoot twice a month but that would require a lot driving and my work call schedule just won't allow it. I am very happy to shoot matches once a month......for now anyway!

As far as reloading goes I just don't have room at all. It really isn't a problem buying ammo in bulk to save a few dollars.
 

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That kind of looks like my first loading bench. I used 4x4" legs and a 3/4" plywoood top.
 

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Hey plowboy, don't you hate a bunch of enablers?
 

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I nternational D efensive P istol A ssociation.
 

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Good deal plowboy!!!:smile::smile:
 

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It's a HOOT

Got in to it about 2yrs ago from a guy here at work and, Boy was I nervous that I didn't screw up and do something wrong..And always wanted to be last in line a just watch everyone go through the stages first, That did help alot to be sure I did all of the safety practices the same...Now it is second nature...aleast I came in 17th in SSP in the 2006 State Championship...

Anyone want to give it a shot :plugears:here in San Diego give me a PM..

Gary
 

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I used to shoot standard-gun IPSC and only recently shot my first IDPA match. The mag-change rules are a little bit weird, but I'm sure I'll get used to them :biggrin:
 
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