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    Thumbs up Shot my Second IDPA Match

    Shot my second match on Sunday, moved up a slot to 5th place overall, shooting a 95.66. I still came in first place and most accurate in the CDP division (5 shooters in CDP this match), as well as 2nd place for match overall accuracy.

    This was my first time really working from concealment and it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, I had ideas that it was going to be slower than slow, but I still had good times.

    I bought a non-shootmefirst vest, it's a Carhartt and only has TWO outside pockets, it was available in tall sizes to hang a little lower to cover my OWB and mag carrier and I can actually wear it without looking like someone on Safari or a photographer. It may be a little heavy come summer time, but will make a great spring/winter/fall vest.

    The stages were definitely interesting with one COF taking place inside a wooden mock up of a HMMWV (Humm-Vee), here were some swingers that gave me some trouble and one stage where we started of in simulated fight for retention where we had to stab the target, go from condition 3 to 1 (simulating gun out of battery) and engage the other targets.

    We had someone taking pictures during some of the stages and it's nice to be able to see what you're doing after the fact to find and correct issues, I for one need to work on my grip and close up that gap between my thumbs.







    And no, my 1911 did not jam, break, or pour sugar in my gas tank during the match.

    I got to try out my new Wilson ETMs and they worked flawlessly as Wilson mags always have for me, the added numbers on the tubes are nice when you have to start a stage with less than a full mag, but when you only have 8 rounds to start with it's not that hard, but always nice to be sure you're starting with the correct amount of ammunition on tap.

    To make things even better, one of the other shooters there is lending my his Kimber .22 Conversion kit to try out and I'll probably buy it off him so I can practice more on the plate rack without burning thorough piles of .45ACP.

    If you've ever wanted to shoot IDPA, go out and try it, it's a lot of fun. All you need is gun that meets IDPA criteria, 3 mags, holster, mag carrier, and a cover garment and you're good to go. If you want to find a club in your area and view the rule book, you can find them at the IDPA website.
    Last edited by VAMarine; 11-04-2009 at 12:52 PM.

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    Nice write-up. One of these years I may give it a shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
    I bought a non-shootmefirst vest.
    Where's your sense of adventure? The more pockets, especially the hidden kind, the better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Nice write-up. One of these years I may give it a shot.



    Where's your sense of adventure? The more pockets, especially the hidden kind, the better!
    Where's my sense of adventure?

    It's kind of like that Tim McGraw song, "My next 30 years" I've all ready had enough adventure this half of 60.

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    So how many participants, 5, LOL..just kidding..
    Nice pictures by the way..Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
    So how many participants, 5, LOL..just kidding..
    Nice pictures by the way..Thanks for sharing.

    21 shooters in the match. five shot CDP, two shot ESP, fourteen shooting SSP.


    If anyone wants to see the rest of the pictures from the match, they can do so HERE.

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    What, no hot chicks shoot at your match? Anyone can post pics of guys shooting, I want shootin' chicks. Seriously, for a new shooter you did well. I enjoyed the sport, but factory ammo prices have caused me to take a break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SigZagger View Post
    What, no hot chicks shoot at your match? Anyone can post pics of guys shooting, I want shootin' chicks. Seriously, for a new shooter you did well. I enjoyed the sport, but factory ammo prices have caused me to take a break.

    Nope, it's pretty much a sausage fest, I think we had one female shooter last match. My wife wants to come out, but until our son gets a little older, my wife stays home.

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