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Old 02-23-2013, 06:08   #1
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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:45   #2
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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
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:20   #3
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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:10   #4
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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.

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Old 02-23-2013, 08:18   #5
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Good luck! Have fun!
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Old 02-23-2013, 20:15   #6
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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 21:43   #7
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You made it further than I ever have, congrats!
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Old 02-23-2013, 22:48   #8
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Congrats! Almost sharpshooter on your first try is pretty damn good.
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Old 02-23-2013, 22:49   #9
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Good luck. I hope you do well.
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Sounds like you still did really well for your first go at it. I always wanted to get into some competition shooting. I'll have to do some research.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:00   #12
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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.
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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.

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:41   #14
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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.
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Old 02-24-2013, 17:19   #15
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i'd like to try someday as well.....
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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.

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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.

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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?

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Old 02-28-2013, 05:45   #18
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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.

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