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Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« on: October 11, 2011, 08:47:10 AM »
I'll be at Shiloh Thursday night to shoot my first IDPA event. I'm nervous about not remembering the sequence for each stage. Hope they have some forum stickers left!
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 10:54:03 AM »
Good luck!

A couple handfuls of regulars won't be there this week because they're driving to Arkansas for a state match that weekend. I'll also be out, but no state match for me, family in town. Should be a good night, and don't worry about messing up your first time. Everyone messes up their first few times - worry instead about being safe, keeping your muzzle down range, and worry about speed and sequence another time.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 10:58:18 AM »
Also note that if you're in Tomball, SG&A is doing two IDPA nights on Monday and Tuesday nights now. Might be more convenient for you.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 03:15:44 PM »
adam is there any chance i could come watch you shoot a match and study how it all works? i would love to run through a course following while you run and gun.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 03:35:08 PM »
Heh, you don't want to use me as a model, but there are plenty of people who you could follow. My last match (partially due to bad ammo) was nearly as bad as when I first started shooting IDPA. That said, anyone's welcome to come and watch instead of shooting if you'd rather see it done first. Identify yourself as such, ask questions, come with us to Freebird's after and talk about whatever you want to talk about. I'm usually busy during the match itself (setup, teardown, running the clock, etc), so Freebirds is a much better place to talk for me.

PM me any day you're interested in going there, I'll let you know if I'll be there (I usually am there). If I'm not there, I can give others a heads-up to look for you.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 04:46:40 PM »
Heh, you don't want to use me as a model, but there are plenty of people who you could follow. My last match (partially due to bad ammo) was nearly as bad as when I first started shooting IDPA. That said, anyone's welcome to come and watch instead of shooting if you'd rather see it done first. Identify yourself as such, ask questions, come with us to Freebird's after and talk about whatever you want to talk about. I'm usually busy during the match itself (setup, teardown, running the clock, etc), so Freebirds is a much better place to talk for me.

PM me any day you're interested in going there, I'll let you know if I'll be there (I usually am there). If I'm not there, I can give others a heads-up to look for you.

that would be awesome. i work for ammo!! lol jk but im sure i could be put to use for setup and tear down. and i would probably sit there quietly at freebirds just listening lol

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2011, 08:18:55 AM »
I had a great time last night at Shiloh shooting my first IDPA event! Freebirds afterwards was pretty good as well. I'll be going back as soon as I get my IDPA membership.

Jared - I would recommend not going with the sole intention of watching. Bring your gear, show up early and shoot! They placed me toward the end of each stage which gave me plenty of time to observe the process.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011, 09:27:24 AM »
i dont have a handgun anymore :( too much hassle

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2011, 10:30:45 PM »
If I would have known an HGF member was in that group I would have come over and introduced myself Ron.  I was in there when you guys wondered in.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2011, 03:10:29 PM »
In case anyone else is waiting on their IDPA membership:
The folks at IDPA headquarters are running about two weeks behind on processing membership applications. I talked to them yesterday on the phone and was informed that mine will be processed on Monday the 31st. I turned in my application on the 14th.  I'm anxiously awaiting my membership so I can shoot another match!

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2011, 04:29:37 PM »
In case anyone else is waiting on their IDPA membership:
The folks at IDPA headquarters are running about two weeks behind on processing membership applications. I talked to them yesterday on the phone and was informed that mine will be processed on Monday the 31st. I turned in my application on the 14th.  I'm anxiously awaiting my membership so I can shoot another match!

Nobody's going to fault you for not having your membership in hand. You can shoot at any of the local clubs - if anyone asks for your IDPA#, just say you're waiting on your membership card.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2011, 07:53:46 AM »
In case anyone else is waiting on their IDPA membership:
The folks at IDPA headquarters are running about two weeks behind on processing membership applications. I talked to them yesterday on the phone and was informed that mine will be processed on Monday the 31st. I turned in my application on the 14th.  I'm anxiously awaiting my membership so I can shoot another match!

Nobody's going to fault you for not having your membership in hand. You can shoot at any of the local clubs - if anyone asks for your IDPA#, just say you're waiting on your membership card.
I'm planning on being back at Shiloh on the 10th of November. Hopefully I'll have my membership card by then. If not, and someone asks, I'll tell them I'm waiting for it to be processed.
Thanks Adam.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2011, 07:20:25 PM »
cool deal. adam i still want to come watch you and everyone else shoot.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2011, 07:48:16 PM »
cool deal. adam i still want to come watch you and everyone else shoot.

We shoot every Thursday :)

I won't be there next week, but I'll be there tomorrow.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2011, 10:03:19 AM »
I'm looking forward to the match tonight!

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2011, 08:11:09 AM »
Plans got changed at the last minute. My attendance at the neighborhood HOA meeting was personally requested so I went to that instead. I'll try again next week to be at Shiloh.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2011, 12:31:13 AM »
Made it back out to Shiloh tonight for their weekly match. Me and about 25 others. It was packed but we still had a good time.
No match next Thursday! I picked up some 9mm ammo from one of the reloaders there. $20 for 100 rounds. Not even WalMart can beat that price! 

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2011, 08:17:22 AM »
I got turned away last night at the weekly Shiloh IDPA match. They had 26 shooters by the time I arrived @ 6:05. If anyone is thinking about going there arrive early!! I'll be up at SGA early next week to get my IDPA fix in before heading to Florida for CHRISTmas.   

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2011, 08:36:53 AM »
Hey Ron, will you send me your email? We're looking into corrective measures; last night's situation was no good.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2011, 08:42:46 AM »
Sent email via PM.