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Old 03-31-2011, 12:01   #1
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First IDPA match coming up

So I am shooting my first IDPA match next Sat! Super excited to try it out.

Here is what I am taking:

Glock 22
100-150 rounds
eyes/ears
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dual mag holder
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Am I missing anything?


Any tips?

I am new to shooting and doing this for fun but want to make sure I am doing it correctly.

Plan on working on my draw over this week and reloads
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:58   #2
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Good luck. I'm hoping to get into it soon as well. Please let us know how your first event goes!
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Old 03-31-2011, 17:37   #3
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I'd bring more like 200 rounds unless it is a very small match. Most matches require around 120...and if you have makeup shots or need to reshoot a stage for some reason you might run out.
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Old 03-31-2011, 17:39   #4
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Match director said 100. There is 6 stages?
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Old 03-31-2011, 17:40   #5
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150 is a good number then.

Bring food and water/gatorade/whatever and sunscreen
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Old 03-31-2011, 17:43   #6
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Ah good idea!

Thank you sir
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Old 03-31-2011, 17:45   #7
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I also bring a small container of gun lube, a rag to wipe down mags with if they get dirt/mud in them, some misc small tools, spare recoil spring. hmm what else. I'm trying to picture the inside of my range bag.
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Old 03-31-2011, 17:47   #8
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Rag is a great idea as it's suppose to rain that day
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Old 03-31-2011, 18:23   #9
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I usually bring a pair of gloves. We have to tear down at the end and the target sticks are usually covered in partial staples.

Have fun at your match. Don't watch a master level shooter and try to imitate him or her.

Take it slow your first match and then add speed. Make sure you help reset the stages. Help reset and be safe and your squad will love having you around. Make sure you understand the basic equipment rules (holster and mag pouches behind the center line, 10 rounds in the mags (ssp))
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Thanks for the info Jon......I actually plan on going to help set up before the shoot to get fimilar with the stages and to score some brownie points lol


This is a private clube that I plan on joining so I want to make a good impression
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Old 03-31-2011, 18:36   #11
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Thanks for the info Jon......I actually plan on going to help set up before the shoot to get fimilar with the stages and to score some brownie points lol


This is a private clube that I plan on joining so I want to make a good impression
They will love you then.... IMO 90% of the work is done by 10% or less of the shooters. Spoken as a Match Director.

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Old 03-31-2011, 18:37   #12
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That is good to know
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Old 04-01-2011, 00:07   #13
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Make sure you have plenty of mags. Since it is IDPA you need to make sure your holster is approved. Also what division are you going to shoot? SSP, ESP? I know in USPSA if you shoot production, you can only have 10 rounds in the mag. So if there is a stage with 32 rounds required, you would need 4 mags. Take extra ammo, because you will get some Mike's and need to shoot extra rounds. Like others said, help tape, reset targets, etc. But most importantly be SAFE and have FUN.
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Make sure you have plenty of mags. Since it is IDPA you need to make sure your holster is approved. Also what division are you going to shoot? SSP, ESP? I know in USPSA if you shoot production, you can only have 10 rounds in the mag. So if there is a stage with 32 rounds required, you would need 4 mags. Take extra ammo, because you will get some Mike's and need to shoot extra rounds. Like others said, help tape, reset targets, etc. But most importantly be SAFE and have FUN.
IDPA has a 18 maximum round requirement per course of fire. Unless you are shooting a revolver, you are only allowed 2 reloads on your person. If you have 3 mags you should be good, although i recommend having a few more, so you dont have to reload them as often.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:48   #15
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Think I will be shooting SSP as my glock is stock. I only have 3 40 cal magazines so I will just have to work with those one is 15 rounds and the other are 10 round.

I think my holster is not legal it's a fobus paddle so I have to buy a new holster and mag holder.
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Just read over the ammunition rules....What grain can I shoot min? I normally shoot 115gr blazer brass full metal jacket will that be ok or do I need a hotter load?
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Just read over the ammunition rules....What grain can I shoot min? I normally shoot 115gr blazer brass full metal jacket will that be ok or do I need a hotter load?
They make 115 grain 40?

All popular commercial ammo I think makes power factor required for IDPA. The power factor is generally for the re-loaders so they don't make to soft of a round.

If you have a 115 grain round it has to be going 1,087 FPS.

125 PF
(115 * 1,087) / 1000 = 125
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:16   #18
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I take that back....I shoot 9mm and 40 with my G22 with the conversion barrel and I was thinking the 115 was my 40 cal bullets but was 9mm. 40 is 180gr
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I take that back....I shoot 9mm and 40 with my G22 with the conversion barrel and I was thinking the 115 was my 40 cal bullets but was 9mm. 40 is 180gr
Any commercial .40 should be fine. For 180 Grain you only have to drive it 695 Feet Per Second to make power factor.

If you want to shoot your conversion barrel you can just puts you in ESP.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:23   #20
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Ok awesome!

Ya I may try the conversion barrel down the road.....Right now I want to stay in the lower comp bracket lol



Question....If I get a dual nylon mag holder that has flaps to cover the magazine.....Can I cut the flaps off or flip them back behind my belt to stay out of the way?

Is that legal?
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