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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2012, 10:57:23 AM »
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.

Glad you enjoyed watching. Looking forward to you shooting.

Here are the videos I took from last night's match for anyone interested:
http://www.shilohidpa.com/Gallery/88

My only suggestion on holster purchase is to get one that you can holster the weapon into easily - anything with a stiff opening. Any leather of fabric that collapses is a bad choice.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2012, 02:08:21 PM »
I really enjoyed the video's.  Very cool and looks like a lot of fun.  One question though:  How many stages are they typically with shooting one hand weak hand?

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2012, 02:21:34 PM »
It's pretty infrequent and it's seen more in skills/drills stages than scenario stages ("A bad guy took your baby! Stop them!").

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2012, 02:46:20 PM »
I'm planning on ordering a standard Fobus paddle so should work well enough.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2012, 03:10:06 PM »
Be sure to practice w/ the Fobus before using it at a match. I had one and couldn't get my dang gun out of it. One time the holster even popped off my belt (it was a paddle holster) with the gun still in it.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2012, 03:17:52 PM »
Yeah I hear ya Adam. The one for my 1911 works pretty good for me so hopefully it will for my Glock as well.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2012, 05:32:01 AM »

IDPA tonight!! Looking forward to my first go at it.

After doing some mag drop/reload practice I can tell that the location of the mag release button on my PX4 is going to take some effort. It's just out of reach of my thumb so I have to shift my grip to reach it. It seems easier and faster to release the mag with my weak hand before I reach for the reload mag. Maybe I just need practice and it will become second nature to me. Oh, wait, That's what IDPA is for, right. Making drawing, firing and reloading a natural movement.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2012, 07:31:18 AM »
Oh, wait, That's what IDPA is for, right. Making drawing, firing and reloading a natural movement.

Right on Ceejmo, have a blast tonight!
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2012, 11:25:47 AM »
After doing some mag drop/reload practice I can tell that the location of the mag release button on my PX4 is going to take some effort. It's just out of reach of my thumb so I have to shift my grip to reach it. It seems easier and faster to release the mag with my weak hand before I reach for the reload mag.

Most people adjust their grip slightly to hit the mag release. Beretta does sell an extended release, though it may not be a good choice for a carry gun (too much possibility to accidentally eject the mag). Will also be nice to see another PX4 shooter at the match tonight (myself being the other).

Maybe I just need practice and it will become second nature to me. Oh, wait, That's what IDPA is for, right. Making drawing, firing and reloading a natural movement.

IDPA is a game, not training. You will get more comfortable with the various aspects of gun handling you have to do in IDPA, but don't tell yourself it's more than a game. It is loosely based on self defense principles and was created so people could use realistic equipment to compete, but it isn't adequate gun handling training. I'm sure there's a trainer or two on the forum who would agree with me :)

That said, looking forward to you shooting tonight. Just remember one thing: you won't win tonight, so don't try. All we want any new shooter to do is focus on being safe: finger off the trigger when not shooting and muzzle *always* pointed down range.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2012, 10:31:41 PM »
I really enjoyed tonight at Shiloh. Awesome!  I did however find out that a buzzer makes my brains take a dump.
It kind of went like this in several stations.

"Do you understand the course of fire"
"Yes"  :rocknroll2:
"Shooter Ready"
"Yes"  :rocknroll2:
"Stand by"
buuuzzzzz
Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang  :rocknroll2:
"Oh crap, what was I supposed to do next?"  :bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall:

I think I did the first station correctly but I defiantly brain farted on the rest.
I'm sure I had a lot of three second procedural penalties.


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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2012, 12:40:51 AM »
The moment the buzzer goes off and a bit of adrenalin hits you, you're lucky to remember you have a gun in your hand! Everything you heard you were supposed to do during the stages goes right out the window.

It gets easier as you do it more. :)

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2012, 08:39:26 PM »
The moment the buzzer goes off and a bit of adrenalin hits you, you're lucky to remember you have a gun in your hand! Everything you heard you were supposed to do during the stages goes right out the window.

It gets easier as you do it more. :)

Well I plan on doing it more so, now it's just a matter of time, patience and practice. Oh yeah, ammo too.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #52 on: January 28, 2012, 04:35:47 PM »
Shiloh Tactical Shooters will start using both ranges at Shiloh Shooting range this coming Thursday night. This is a 6 week trial period. This will help with the slow nights.

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2012, 04:47:47 PM »
The moment the buzzer goes off and a bit of adrenalin hits you, you're lucky to remember you have a gun in your hand! Everything you heard you were supposed to do during the stages goes right out the window.

It gets easier as you do it more. :)
Same with Cowboy SHooting but there you have to keep up with 4 different guns :afraid4:
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2012, 07:08:39 PM »
Shiloh Tactical Shooters will start using both ranges at Shiloh Shooting range this coming Thursday night. This is a 6 week trial period. This will help with the slow nights.

Cool Ron, Having both ranges from the start should speed it up a lot.
I'm hoping to go shoot Feb 2nd.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #55 on: January 28, 2012, 08:03:35 PM »
Cool Ron, Having both ranges from the start should speed it up a lot.
I'm hoping to go shoot Feb 2nd.

Yes it will. We have had a lot of downtime between stages with 25 shooters. With 2 squads shooting concurrently, things will be a lot better: more rounds per stage, more rounds total, less/no downtime between stages.

For reference, here's the full announcement I sent earlier today:

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Dear Shiloh Shooters,

The past year has brought a lot of shooters to us on Thursday nights. We've been averaging 25 shooters per night this month! A year ago, we were around 17 per night. A year before that we would average 14 per night. We love our growth, but this has caused some slow nights and low round counts.

Beginning next Thursday, Feburary 2nd, we will be getting access to both ranges at 6:30. Shiloh has agreed to a 6 week trial period so we need everyone to come out and shoot with us to help make it permanent!

If you haven't been lately, we have an official club, membership options, dedicated insurance, some new walls, a reactive target, swingers, and a big old crowd! We also have a registration system in place so you can tell us if you're planning on coming.   
http://www.shilohidpa.com/MatchRegistrationList.aspx

We're currently setting the limit at 30 people; wouldn't it be great if we could get 30 next Thursday?

Looking forward to seeing you over the next 6 weeks (and beyond),

Shiloh Tactical Shooting Club
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2012, 08:51:50 PM »
Great Adam, and bummer you weren't around to meet Thursday.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #57 on: January 29, 2012, 10:48:37 PM »
Ah, didn't know you were there. I stopped by at 7 (till 8ish) to pick up the waivers and membership applications and sat out in the lobby.

Find me next week if you're shooting. I'll probably be wearing my Beretta hat, so I'll stand out  :rocknroll2:

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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #58 on: January 30, 2012, 07:07:39 AM »
Will do Adam, I plan to shoot this Thursday.
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Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
« Reply #59 on: January 30, 2012, 07:13:59 AM »
I'm planning to shoot at SGA tonight and at Shiloh on Thursday.
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