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beginner competition

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by finch6013, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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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

    kapnkrunch vantucky New Member

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

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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

    korntera Oregon Member

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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

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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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

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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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

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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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

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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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

    Ponytail Portland area New Member

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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

    kapnkrunch vantucky New Member

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

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Come on out. We can show ya the ropes.

    It's super easy to get started.