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Competing in more than one division?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by AggieMM, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. AggieMM

    AggieMM Aggie Glocker

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    As a new Glock 17 owner, I registered to compete in the GSSF event in SA, TX (12/4). I initially signed up for Amateur Civilian (17), but was thinking of adding a second division to gain more experience and shooting time. As a "newbie", should I enter Amateur Competition (Other Stock), or Master Stock (17).

    Again, my goal for the event is to learn and increase my knowledge of GSSF. So finishing last would not hurt my ego. :)

    Thanks.

    Ryan
     
  2. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Yup, either or both of those would be fine. You could also enter the Unlimited Master event if you wish......it's only money,and very good practice.
    :)

    If you do enter one of the others though, shoot it first, then you should do better in the Amature match.




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  3. driver8m3

    driver8m3

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    you should definitely shoot more than 1 division. if you shoot more than 2 divisions, its likely that you will shoot 2 at a time per stage. so, if you sign up for AC, Comp and MS, you would probably step up to the line at each stage and shoot 2 of them. then they would take another shooter, then call you back for your 3rd division. it doesnt always happen like that; sometimes you can shoot all 3 in a row.

    but if you have plenty of time for the match, i would do it this way: sign up for 3 divisions. shoot all 3 stages in Comp and MS. shoot MS 1st at each stage, then Comp. take a break, eat lunch and total up your scores. see what you did wrong, what you did right. now, go back through and shoot the AC division. i always shoot gssf matches this way (i like to shoot UL separate from the stock divisions).

    the best advice there is for a new gssf shooter is to totally ignore speed. go as slow as you need to go to put every shot in the center of the target. D hits and misses will hurt the score of a new shooter much more than a slow time will...no matter how slow you go.
     
  4. AggieMM

    AggieMM Aggie Glocker

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    Thanks for the advise. I added Amateur Competition (Other Stock-17) to my registration this morning. Wish me luck. :) :)

    Ryan
     
  5. jth440

    jth440 NRA Instructor

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    do you have to pay more to shoot in more than one division? this may be a stupid question, but my local idpa match lets us shoot other divisions for just one entry fee.
     
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    Yes you have to pay an entry fee for each division that you plan to shoot.So shooting AC,CD, and MS would be $25 for each one of them. Get's pricey but you might as well spend your money while your here instead of letting somebody else spend your money when your dead and gone. Unless your like me and Glock poor to start with.
     
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    jth440 NRA Instructor

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    thanks for the info!

    what side events are there?
     
  8. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Some matches have side events, some don't. It depends on the facility and the amount of volunteeer help avaliable for the entire weekend.
     
  9. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    i shoot 3, don't really care where i finish as long as someone finishes below me. i shoot a g37 in AC, g30 in subcompact and a g30 in major sub. for me at the end of the day my arm, elbow, and wrist ache from all the shooting, but i have fun with no expectitaions of coming in first. always bring my wife along and we have a good time while in the area of the match.