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Thats what I always thought about the Open-class shooters with their highly modified completely impractical race guns and uppity schmuck attitudes with zero sense of humor. That's what took the fun out of it for me.
And that his where the IDPA shooters came from - at least in my part of Texas. It was easy to say that you can show up to a IPSC match and ignore the open class guys, and shoot your own agenda. But when everything is geared towards race equipment and shooting the fastest possible time, and you can clearly see that you are being judged, squaded and befriended based on your gear and how you shoot, it is also easy to feel unwanted and unappreciated. So when someone comes along and says we are going to change the rules and shoot with concealed carry street gear, it is not a hard choice when filling our your match calendar.

I became a happier shooter when I gave up shooting qualifiers and only attended on the regular weekend matches. I would like to get back into it a bit. But my early 1980's Clark .45 Pin Gun (with the Keithville LA address on the slide) and Ernie Hill leather holster, Wilson mags and my worn-out Galco leather mag carriers with the green verdigris on the snaps might date me a bit. :)
 
Almost one year since I posted this. Probably went to 8 matches throughout the year, got a new gun, had some good placements including a 3rd place overall amongst 60 shooters. Having a blast every month!
 
Almost one year since I posted this. Probably went to 8 matches throughout the year, got a new gun, had some good placements including a 3rd place overall amongst 60 shooters. Having a blast every month!
What matches have you been at? I go to the USPSA at Dundee and Albany each month. Very well run and worth the drive.
 
What matches have you been at? I go to the USPSA at Dundee and Albany each month. Very well run and worth the drive.
I attend the Practical Pistol matches at DRRC. The club is 10 minutes from me so it's a no brainer. I have friends that are members at Dundee and I've been considering attending one of their matches. Whenever I do, I'll let you know.
 
What is up, everybody?

So, I "pulled the trigger" and signed up for my first shooting match.
Going to the Practical Pistol at DDRC on April 1st.
Any advice is welcome as I have zero experience with competitive shooting.
What to take? How many rounds? What to expect?

Attached is the picture of the gun I pretend to use.

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When u go tell them your a new shooter. Carefully listen to instructions so u dont DQ. They will take care of u from there. 300 should do.
 
So what can you tell us about your journey from your 1st match till now? Was it what you expected? Did any of the advice given to you here on the forum prove to be valid or helpful? Do you have any advice for new shooters looking to shoot their 1st match?
 
So what can you tell us about your journey from your 1st match till now? Was it what you expected? Did any of the advice given to you here on the forum prove to be valid or helpful? Do you have any advice for new shooters looking to shoot their 1st match?
It's been an amazing journey! I started with a Glock 34 and on my third match I switched to a Springfield Prodigy that has recently been decked out and I have since switched to Open Division. At DRRC, shooting Open means shooting against Staccato XC, XL and occasionally one or two race guns and the Prodigy has been doing fairly well. I got some good placements and have improved tremendously! My first match I ended up in 29th out of 53. My best so far was 3rd out of 50. I haven't been DQ yet (knock on wood). I have met very good people and learned a lot of new things. I have been helping as RO for the last few matches which adds another skill to my shooting curriculum. I encourage anyone to try it out, come with whatever gear you have and invest on it if you decide you like it. Your shooting skills will improve a lot and you will make new friends. Bring 300+ rounds! It's better to have more than to not have enough. Check the weather before you go and dress accordingly. Other than that, just go and have fun!

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