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Great time at IPSC safety training at TCGC

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by MrAnderson, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson West Wash Co, OR Member

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    About ten of us convened at Tri-county Gun Club (www.tcgc.org) to complete our safety training for IPSC this last Saturday. We were rained out in a big way in November, so finished the outdoor part on Dec. 5. Weather was clear and cold, but I'm not complaining.

    The training team set up 3 stages for us and went over drawing and strong-hand, weak-hand shooting. We all shot the stages, without a timer ;), and had a good day! I'm really looking forward to competing in the spring.

    I hope to get a gun ready, though, since shooting my 4 inch XD9 with night sights was a little difficult. FOs are definitely a benefit and I'd like a 5 inch slide. However, all in all, it was not that bad. My main goal will be NOT getting DQ'd, anyway! ;)

    -Dave
     
  2. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    Sounds like fun. Would like to have a try out at the IPSC myself next year...so I guess I'll need to look into getting some training myself as soon as it starts back up. Gotta pick up the paper work at TCGC and find out what the deal is.

    Also going to have get a new pistol for it too....also looking at the XDM.
     
  3. ikona

    ikona west of pdx Member

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    Fred teaches a great class, it is well worth the time to take. It is just as beneficial as most beginner and mid level handgun classes that are offered today by "pros".
     
  4. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    I'll second that Fred and his cadre are a great group of people...
     
  5. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson West Wash Co, OR Member

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    BTW, did any other forums members attend the December training?
     
  6. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    I was shooting the CQB match in the next bays over....making all of the noise and carrying on!
    Someday I'll do the IPSC safety class.
     
  7. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson West Wash Co, OR Member

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    Tell me more! What's a CQB match? Is this LE only or something? How does it differ from IPSC and how does one get involved?

    Thanks!
    -Dave
     
  8. PeakResources

    PeakResources Portland (past) Colorado (now) Member

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    MrAnderson,

    I'm a NWF member, and attended the IPSC class in November / December. I'm a tall lefty shooting a HK45.

    It's amazing the class is offered by TCGC as part of membership benefits. I felt like I received a lot of good training. In fact, I would like to see if I can take the practical portion of the class again. Very safe, and a lot of fun. Not sure if or when I'll be competing, but the class was very useful.

    PDXGS, if I remember right, there were some folks in the bay over shooting long guns around a barricade, with one guy doing some video recording. Correct?
     
  9. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson West Wash Co, OR Member

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    Hi, PeakResources! Sure, I remember you. Unfortunately, I was so anxious about the shooting, I didn't do a good job of catching names. Also, in retrospect, I wish I would have taken some pix! :(

    I agree! I was wondering if I could take the class, again, myself! ;)

    I'm hoping to get my wife out to the class next year so that we can both compete! I thought it was very safe, as you said, and a great opportunity to get comfortable handling a gun under stress. Ultimately, that was/is my goal! :)
     
  10. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    The CQB match was run by one of the Practical Rifle savants (with a British accent). He draws the CQB list from the PR list once he's seen you shoot PR.
    I'd suggest attending the PR matches for a while, eventually you'll hear word of one of these invitational CQB matches.
     
  11. lucky strike

    lucky strike Woodburn Member

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    I'm assuming that's the same guy that was in my IPSC squad back in October (not many gun toting brits around here)..him and his wife where there shooting. Very nice people.
     
  12. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    Yeah, that's them....she's a great shot too.
    J