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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2012, 04:53:24 PM »
I picked up some 9mm ammo from one of the reloaders there. $20 for 100 rounds. Not even WalMart can beat that price!

Really?  I get the Winchester white box for $20.97 per 100 rounds of 9mm at Wal-Mart off Cypress Rosehill

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2012, 05:08:49 PM »
I picked up some 9mm ammo from one of the reloaders there. $20 for 100 rounds. Not even WalMart can beat that price!

Really?  I get the Winchester white box for $20.97 per 100 rounds of 9mm at Wal-Mart off Cypress Rosehill

Well Wal-Mart isn't being it in price, but I'd pay $3 more for factory over reloaded.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2012, 08:40:52 PM »
How many people here shoot IDPA?

I've been watching some videos and I'm thinking about giving it a try. There's no sense in getting a CHL if I'm not engaging in practical practice. I live in Magnolia and Shiloh is a 45 minute drive for me. Although, it's only a 15 minute drive from work. I would like to come out and watch an event. Do they allow spectators?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L5D4vgjHM8&feature=BFa&list=ULlnxfSGSPRCg&lf=mfu_in_order
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2012, 08:42:51 PM »
Well that link didn't come out right.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2012, 10:08:57 PM »
I don't yet but I am nearly ready to try. I second the spectator question as I'd love to watch a match and get the idea before shooting one.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2012, 10:29:42 AM »
I've only shot IDPA a couple of times and absolutely love it! From what I have seen they do not mind spectators. Just let them know upon arrivel that you are there to watch and they'll probably have someone explain things to you. Having said that, I would recommend you bring your gear and shoot the match. If you can safely draw from a strong side holster and exercise good trigger finger control you should be just fine.

Ceejmo, Spring Guns and Ammo host a IDPA match on Monday nights. It's probably a bit closer to you than Shiloh is. I'm planning on shooting an IDPA match there one Monday night this month myself. 

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2012, 12:39:24 PM »
There's also Thunder Tactical Shooters at the Thunder Gun Range in Conroe every Wednesday. One of the better setups in town.

Ron, you're dead on right in saying that as long as you can safely draw from a holster and you exercise good trigger finger control, there's no reason not to shoot, especially IDPA. In IDPA you're grouped with like-skilled shooters so you're never really competing with people outside your skill level. Granted, this requires you to shoot the classifier, which is held much less frequently, but once you are "placed" that's who you compete against until you get better.

For most new shooters (and I'd wager a high percentage of regulars), IDPA isn't about competition anyway. It's about proving to oneself that you can be safe and make hits under pressure. Thinking you're "not ready for competition yet" is the wrong attitude in my opinion. There's nothing to get ready for - if you have a gun, holster, spare magazines, you're ready. There's no skills you're going to get outside of competition that you don't already have (or aren't already developing) that'll get you ready for it. If you eventually want to seriously take it as a competition, there are things to do, but not until that point.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2012, 01:19:26 PM »
Well put Adam!
I use my EDC weapon in IDPA. It's a Glock 26. If you look at the 2010 IDPA Championship Equipment Survey you'll see that no one used it in this competitive enviorment. At this time that is not what I'm in IDPA for. I use IDPA to prepare myself for a self defense situation. It's the best training that I can afford to learn how to use my weapon on a higher level.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2012, 01:25:48 PM »
Soon as I get a Glock holster that I like and a mag holder I'll be coming in to try.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2012, 01:32:01 PM »
I thought the first rule of IDPA is that you don't talk about IDPA


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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2012, 02:09:47 PM »
How many rounds of ammo do you go thru in an event?
What is the cost to participate in an event?
I have heard that you need to bring anywhere from 50 to 300 rounds.
I think IDPA membership is $40.00 a year and you must be a member to shoot in an event.

I don't have a carry holster yet because I haven't got a CHL.  I can get a holster any time and the wife and I are planning on taking the CHL class next month.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2012, 02:18:18 PM »
I thought the first rule of IDPA is that you don't talk about IDPA


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Nope. The first rule of IDPA is "The gun is always loaded."  :icon_wink:

How many rounds of ammo do you go thru in an event? I haven't shot more than 100 yet
What is the cost to participate in an event? $15 and up...depends on where you decide to go
I have heard that you need to bring anywhere from 50 to 300 rounds. IDPA New Shooter pack recommends bringing 150.
I think IDPA membership is $40.00 a year and you must be a member to shoot in an event. You do NOT have to be a member to shoot your first match. They would like for you to join if you plan on doing it again after that. You are correct on the cost being $40.

I don't have a carry holster yet because I haven't got a CHL.  I can get a holster any time and the wife and I are planning on taking the CHL class next month.


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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2012, 03:51:59 PM »

I'm planning to go out to Shiloh tonight and take a peak at the action.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2012, 04:42:43 PM »
Cool Ceejmo, let me know if they tell you "shoot or leave" lol
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2012, 05:29:24 PM »
This is a really good intro video that Shiloh did if you haven't seen it yet.

http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/NewShooters.aspx

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2012, 10:01:46 PM »
Just got home from Shiloh. Very friendly folks there. No cost to watch. I just had to fill out a form and sign a disclaimer. The shooters were friendly. A couple of them talked with me while they were waiting their turn and explained some rules and discussed the best and/or proper sequence to shoot each set up. I'm planing on going back to shoot with them next week. Looks like it's going to be fun. I just need to buy a couple of things. Holster (cheapo to start), one more magazine, and maybe some magazine pouches for the belt.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2012, 10:12:31 PM »
Awesome Ceejmo!
I'd like to come out next week to do the same as you did tonight.
I need to get an OWB holster and mag pouches then I'll be ready to try.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2012, 07:57:28 AM »

here are some cheap mag pouches for Glock other good stuff too.
http://www.cdnninvestments.com/gl17rsrdemag.html
Do they make you wear a vest there or pull your shirt over holster ?

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2012, 08:44:21 AM »
I'm glad you had a good time at Shiloh last night Ceejmo. Good luck next week!

Do they make you wear a vest there or pull your shirt over holster ?
The couple of times I shot IDPA at Shiloh they did not have a scenario that required cover. I did however make sure I wore a shirt that I could accomplish this with.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2012, 09:13:05 AM »
Thanks for the mag pouch link Riattta.
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