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Shooting my first IDPA classifier today!!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by harleystyles, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. harleystyles

    harleystyles

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    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.
     
  2. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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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
     

  3. Green Dragoon

    Green Dragoon

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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.:wavey:
     
  4. mknpwr

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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.

    Sent from my rotary dial phone
     
  5. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    Somewhere in the air.
    Good luck! Have fun!
     
  6. harleystyles

    harleystyles

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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.
     
  7. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    You made it further than I ever have, congrats!
     
  8. ronin.45

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

    okie GT Mayor

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    Good luck my friend:thumbsup:
     
  10. ChiTownPicaro

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    Good luck. I hope you do well.
     
  11. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    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.
     
  12. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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

    WP
     
  14. jdw174

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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.
     
  15. ignantmike

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    i'd like to try someday as well.....
     
  16. DCB12

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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.

    Peace
     
  17. mknpwr

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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?

    Sent from my rotary dial phone
     
  18. DCB12

    DCB12

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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.

    Peace