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harleystyles 02-23-2013 06:08

Shooting my first IDPA classifier today!!
 
I have shot a couple matches in the past but have not shot a classifier. I think I want to devote some time and energy to IDPA this year and see if I can be any good at it.

Shooting SSP with a stock gen 3 G17.

Spiffums 02-23-2013 06:45

And for goodness sake DON'T MISS THE HEAD SHOTS! that will kill your times (ask how I know ;) )

Like that Prince song says "The 1st time ain't the greatest" just take it as a learning experience for the next time

Green Dragoon 02-23-2013 07:20

that's outstanding. Let us know how you do. I'm jealous. I used to shoot PPC and IPSIC WAAAAAYYYYY back in the day. It was a lot of fun.

I'd like to try IDPA, but there aren't any matches within a three hour drive from me.

Good luck, have fun and be safe.:wavey:

mknpwr 02-23-2013 08:10

The long shots are the equalizer. You can do great on the short shots, then blow it on the distance. Ask me how I know.

Everyone I shot with the last classifier I did had the same issues. All of us on that squad were MM or SS.

Sent from my rotary dial phone

GVFlyer 02-23-2013 08:18

Good luck! Have fun!

harleystyles 02-23-2013 20:15

Well... I misunderstood the instructions on one of the strings on the first stage. It added 10 sec to my time and I ended up missing Sharpshooter by 6 sec. Definitely a learning experience.

itisbruno 02-23-2013 21:43

You made it further than I ever have, congrats!

ronin.45 02-23-2013 22:48

Congrats! Almost sharpshooter on your first try is pretty damn good.

okie 02-23-2013 22:49

Good luck my friend:thumbsup:

ChiTownPicaro 02-24-2013 02:55

Good luck. I hope you do well.

skeeter7 02-24-2013 05:43

Sounds like you still did really well for your first go at it. :thumbsup: I always wanted to get into some competition shooting. I'll have to do some research.

Spiffums 02-24-2013 07:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by harleystyles (Post 20024637)
Well... I misunderstood the instructions on one of the strings on the first stage. It added 10 sec to my time and I ended up missing Sharpshooter by 6 sec. Definitely a learning experience.

My buddy misses Expert by 1/2 a second. He was not a happy camper.

willie_pete 02-24-2013 07:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spiffums (Post 20025677)
My buddy misses Expert by 1/2 a second. He was not a happy camper.

Sometimes that's not a bad thing if you shoot a sanctioned match.

WP

jdw174 02-24-2013 07:41

I've shot a couple of IDPA matches at my local club. Next month will be a qualifier. Frankly, I don't care what category I end up in....I'm long past that. I shoot for the fun of it. If I place high...fine. If not...I had a good time anyway. Just the way I look at things.

ignantmike 02-24-2013 17:19

i'd like to try someday as well.....

DCB12 02-24-2013 17:58

I don't like the fact that the classifier is the same all the time. People set it up and practice a lot so they can place higher...nothing practical about that.

Peace

mknpwr 02-27-2013 13:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by DCB12 (Post 20027929)
I don't like the fact that the classifier is the same all the time. People set it up and practice a lot so they can place higher...nothing practical about that.

Peace

Sure, you can practice the classifier and do very well, but can you translate that to a match against other SS, MM, EX and so forth?

Sent from my rotary dial phone

DCB12 02-28-2013 05:45

That's just it... there are some who do well on the classifier but not a regular match. There are guys who are classified higher than me but I do better than them in a match.

Peace


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