beginner competition

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  1. finch6013

    finch6013
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    Is there any matches in the portland metro area that are open to the public for beginners to competition? I am looking to do some .22 Lr matches with my pistol or possibly a future gsg-5 purchase, but I am new to the match scene and I want something easy and fun to participate in that are not a commitment
     
  2. kapnkrunch

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    speed steel at tri county gun club in sherwood its on the first sunday of every month
     
  3. fingolfen

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    What all is invoved in getting in on that one?
     
  4. korntera

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    I would be interested as well. I watched some International Defensive Pistol matchs, and they looked really fun. My friend and I tried to do some stuff like that up at a quarry, we set up targets and did a timed course with reloading and such. I realized how much different quick decisions were than just target shooting. Is speed steel at all like that?
     
  5. coctailer

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    A .22, 5-magazines, Wal-Mart bulk pack of ammo, and a good attitude.

    It is very easy to do. I have never seen a newbie have a problem.

    It is very fun and even if you don't know anyone, you are instantly among friends.
     
  6. coctailer

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    For IDPA you would need to go to Bend or up to Renton.

    I wish we had it in PDX.
     
  7. fingolfen

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    Hurm - I've got a grand total of one .22 with one magazine... would need to stock up... :D

    Now if I could use .223, I've got more magazines... ;)
     
  8. techieguy

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    We also have IDPA here is Medford... Lot of fun:D
     
  9. coctailer

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    Any pistol caliber will do.
    Some people shoot their carry gun.
    Some use 1911 race-guns.
     
  10. Scott

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    Clark rifles offers all sorts of competition for all levels of shooters. 17's to big bores. They have a sharpshooter match, plate match, turkey shoots, and many others.

    Scott
     
  11. Ponytail

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    Do you need to draw from a holster to compete in speed steel? I am very interested in trying this out but I don't generally practice drawing from a holster (though I should).

    I think I could make it to the next speed steel match at TCGC (March 1). I have never been to this club and would love to have a contact of someone that I can meet there to help me get started. I don't know if I can convince my hubby to come along. He loves to shoot but is pretty busy right now and may not be able to take the time.
     
  12. kapnkrunch

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    drawing from the holster is not required at speed steel
     
  13. coctailer

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    Come on out. We can show ya the ropes.

    It's super easy to get started.
     

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