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Birmingham Matches

Discussion in 'Heart of Dixie Glockers' started by BamaBulldawg, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. BamaBulldawg

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    I'm new to the forum but have had a Glock for about 5 years. I have recently discovered IDPA style matches at ati pistol range and absolutely had a blast. I have seen the Steel City site that looks like they do IDPA but what else is out there near Birmingham that would be a good place to go to for a match? Do any of you frequent these things as well? Also, where do you typically buy your guns? I've found good prices at Ruff and Tuff in Chelsea (5% sales tax!) But is there a known cheap gun dealer around?
     

  2. BamaBulldawg

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    Where is the closest match and how are they compared to IDPA?
     
  3. Bama4ever

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    Gssf matches are held in Ga Tn Ky Fl that are around us... We mostly shoot in Ga. I cannot comment on IDPA but have friends who shoot in both... Here is the GSSF website http://www.gssfonline.com/ Look this up and you will find all you need to know and I think you would really like them.
     
  4. WellArmedSheep

    WellArmedSheep NRA Member

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    There's a great deal of IDPA going on up here in North Central Alabama...Boaz, Arab, Hartselle, Huntsville, Anniston are some of the ones I frequent (with the exception of Hartselle, which I intend to make before too long). Most are on a saturday morning, with the exception of Boaz (second sunday at 1:00) and Huntsville (first and third Tuesdays at 6:00).

    Let me know if any of those sound interesting and I'll hook you up with more info.

    ATI is the indoor range off of 79 in Tarrant, right? When are their matches...that's within driving distance for me (I'm in Oneonta).
     
  5. Bama4ever

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    Where is the IDPA matches in Hartselle we never heard of any here would be interested in checking that out.
     
  6. apprider

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    I buy most of my guns at Simmons in Bessemer. Good people. Ask for Ray.
     
  7. WellArmedSheep

    WellArmedSheep NRA Member

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    They're at the Hartselle Gun Club on the 4th Saturday of the month.

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  8. BamaBulldawg

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    Yes, they are off the Tallapoosa exit. They have a match every Monday at 7. $10 entry, usually has 20 shooters. Its pretty fun and laid back in comparison from what I hear.
     
  9. owl6roll

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    Google Brocks Gap. Got a shoot next Saturday 24th, then on the 31st, a Tactical Rifle match.
     
  10. Joe D

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    There are plenty of IDPA matches in Alabama. My wife and I shoot most of them every month. We are members of Steel City/Brocks Gap gun club. Our schedule is as follows - 1st Saturday either Arab or Anniston. 2nd Saturday is Steel City. 3rd Saturday is Montgomery and the 4th Saturday is Hartselle.
    I have zero interest in GSSF matches. If I wanted to stand and shoot I would still do Bullseye matches.
    From Birmingham all of the above matches are about 90 miles.
     
  11. Robert A.

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    There is a IDPA match held the 2 Sat. of every month at my local gun club. We have about 20 people so up for it and the we do a USPSA every 3d sun. of the month with about 40 people.
     
  12. BamaTrooper

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    Check the GSSF site at www.gssfonline.com
    There is a new match in AL; Anniston in June.
     
  13. FM12

    FM12 I need AMMO!

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    Hey BamaTrooper, any matches of any type in Baldwin County? I'd like to shoot in some informal stuff, maybe more oriented toward training than competition.
     
  14. GRR

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    GSSF matches are too few and far between. The next match I saw on their website even close to Birmingham is in July in Canton GA. The next one close enough for me to even consider is in November in Pensacola. I can shoot IDPA every weekend close to home.
     
  15. GRR

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    There's an IDPA match every 3rd Sunday and 4th Saturday north of Pensacola (Cantonment). http://www.nwfldps.org/
     
  16. BamaTrooper

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    One in Anniston and one in Knoxville. Those should not be far from Bham.
     
  17. GRR

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    I was looking at the one's after Anniston that I wouldn't have to stay overnight. Canton GA and Pensacola are both a stretch for a day trip. Besides what am I going to do the other 49 weekends?
     
  18. BamaTrooper

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    Practice? Seriously, Knoxville should be Dec 5-6 or somewhere in there.