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IDPA Match

Discussion in 'Heart of Dixie Glockers' started by Kingfisher, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Anyone ever run or shoot in a IDPA match local?
     
  2. Brad_G

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    I haven't even shot one at all. But, since I've shot a few USPSA matches, it's something that I will be looking to do when I get back to Alabama.

    Let us know if you go to one, and what you thought.

    BG
     


  3. rboatright

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    shot in one last night.

    Did not make a total fool of myself.
     
  4. Where was it held?

    Tell us a little about it if you will. (course and pistol type)
     
  5. Brad_G

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    I'd like to hear your thoughts also.

    BG
     
  6. GRR

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  7. Brad_G

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    GRR, was that you that joined ASA the other day?

    How are you affiliated with Brock's Gap?

    Thanks for the information on the matches.

    BG
     
  8. GRR

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    Yeah, that was me. I followed the link from your post. I'm a member at Brock's Gap for about 10 years now. I've been involved in the IDPA club there since we started it. We ran the Alabama IDPA State match for 7 years at Brock's Gap. Montgomery's got it now.

    Your post indicates you're not in Alabama right now. Where are you posting from?
     
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  9. Brad_G

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    I'm stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma right now. I'm leaving active service and going to the reserves in August (retiring in 4 1/2 years from Reserves). I'm going to live in Hueytown while I'm working on my MBA.

    We really want to build a house off Exit 1/459, so we will be looking around for a year or so.

    We sure could use some of that IDPA knowledge over at ASA. I don't shoot IDPA, and neither do any of the other guys (that I know of), but we are all interested; especially my father and brother. If you don't mind, could you jot down some words of wisdom on the board? Thanks.

    I'm kind of torn between Brock's Gap and FOP. I know there's a huge difference, which is why I'm torn. It's mostly due to the amount of open range time there is at FOP. Since he doesn't do many competitions, there is a lot of open range time. The people I know that shoot at Brock's Gap say there is something going on almost every weekend, and it gets pretty crowded. Another small thing is the price. FOP is cheaper, plus there are no work days. (I sure would make Brock's Gap my "home range" if I could land a job there while I was working on my MBA :whistling:)

    I don't know, what are your thoughts?
     
  10. GRR

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    Well, I'm not very long winded so this will be pretty brief.

    Brocks Gap is a members only club and there's not really any place to work there. We do most of what we need to do with member volunteers. Go to www.scssa.org to see what's it all about. There is a lot that goes on on weekends, but I don't think it gets too crowded most of the time. Brocks Gap is open 9 to 9 so With Daylight Saving Time, I can drop by on my way home and burn a few rounds most any day. Matchs are open to the public so membership is not required for that.

    As to IDPA, you can shoot most any CCW pistol or revolver. You'll need a strong side holster that covers the trigger guard and two mag pouches or 3 speed loaders for revolver. A concealment garment is required. Most stages are scenario driven. A lot of shooting on the move, shooting from cover, etc. Folks who shoot IDPA with you will always be extremely helpful, so if you've shot USPSA, you shouldn't have any problems. There are differences. In IDPA you conserve ammo (no live mags dumped on the ground). You use cover and you shoot on the move. The rules can be pretty much boiled down to: Shoot target as they become available, don't expose yourself to unengaged targets when you've got cover, shoot on the move if you're in the open, don't be reloading where someone can shot at you. Use cover when its available. Go to www.idpa.com for a downloadable rule book and more info about the sport. Another site to look at is http://idpaforum.yuku.com/bidpaforum.

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. odglock17

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    Also 4th THursday night of the month at Brocks Gap / Steel City.