I'm jazzed! A while back, Oldkim put out a very generous invitation to attend an IDPA-style introductory course at the Renton Fish & Game Club. Today was the day, and quite a number of interested newbies like myself showed up for a fun and instructive learning experience - and hot dogs! We all got the chance to discover just how challenging shooting on the move can be. I can move...or I can find my front sight...you want me to do both at the same time? And remember the course of fire and keep track of how many shots I've fired and reload? It aint easy - but it sure is fun! We also got to shoot some reactive steel (another first for me) - and that was great fun, as well. I've only been shooting seriously for a couple of years, mostly at a range (Sam's) standing still. Drawing from the holster is not allowed there, and moving is out of the question. Of course, that will NEVER be the circumstances in a self-defense shooting incident. Drawing from concealment, obtaining a sight picture, moving and firing is a much closer approximation of the real thing. I need to do this a whole lot more - and I'm pretty sure I'll be joining RF&GC and getting involved in IDPA. Thanks again old(young)kim! And thanks to the club for allowing a bunch of non-members to share their range.