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Title: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron 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!
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13
Post by: Adam 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13
Post by: Adam 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.
http://www.tacticalshooters.org/Scores.aspx (http://www.tacticalshooters.org/Scores.aspx)
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13
Post by: jared 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13
Post by: Adam 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13
Post by: jared 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
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13
Post by: texanron 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
Post by: jared on October 14, 2011, 09:27:24 AM
i dont have a handgun anymore :( too much hassle
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
Post by: Radioman 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.

Radioman
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
Post by: texanron 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!
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
Post by: Adam 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
Post by: texanron 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
Post by: jared on November 02, 2011, 07:20:25 PM
cool deal. adam i still want to come watch you and everyone else shoot.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh on 10/13 - UPDATE
Post by: Adam 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron on November 10, 2011, 10:03:19 AM
I'm looking forward to the match tonight!
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron 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! 
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron 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.   
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron on December 16, 2011, 08:42:46 AM
Sent email via PM.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: MBR 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
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo 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 (http://%3Ca%20href=%22http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L5D4vgjHM8&feature=BFa&list=ULlnxfSGSPRCg&lf=mfu_in_order%22%3EPower%20Factor%20Show%3C/a%3E)
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo on January 05, 2012, 08:42:51 PM
Well that link didn't come out right.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron 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. 
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron 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 (http://www.whidpa.com/IDPA/2010%20Equipment%20Survey.pdf) 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Shipwreck 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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Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron 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.

Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo on January 12, 2012, 03:51:59 PM

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

Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on January 12, 2012, 04:42:43 PM
Cool Ceejmo, let me know if they tell you "shoot or leave" lol
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: unsub073 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 (http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/NewShooters.aspx)
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: riattta 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 (http://www.cdnninvestments.com/gl17rsrdemag.html)
Do they make you wear a vest there or pull your shirt over holster ?
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on January 13, 2012, 09:13:05 AM
Thanks for the mag pouch link Riattta.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam 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 (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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: unsub073 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?
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam 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!").
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on January 13, 2012, 02:46:20 PM
I'm planning on ordering a standard Fobus paddle so should work well enough.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux 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!
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo 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.


Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam 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. :)
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Lone Rider Leather 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:
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux 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.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam 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:

Quote
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 (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
(Chris, Randy, Ron, Adam, Eddy)
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on January 28, 2012, 08:51:50 PM
Great Adam, and bummer you weren't around to meet Thursday.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam 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:
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on January 30, 2012, 07:07:39 AM
Will do Adam, I plan to shoot this Thursday.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo on January 30, 2012, 07:13:59 AM
I'm planning to shoot at SGA tonight and at Shiloh on Thursday.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on January 30, 2012, 07:46:05 AM
Cool Ceejmo, I'll look forward to meeting you Thursday.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam on January 31, 2012, 10:32:51 PM
If you could help us out by registering for the match online if you're going to be there, it'd be greatly appreciated (to get an accurate count and to make sure we have your email/name correct):
http://www.shilohidpa.com/MatchRegister/3 (http://www.shilohidpa.com/MatchRegister/3)
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo on February 01, 2012, 04:46:40 AM
If you could help us out by registering for the match online if you're going to be there, it'd be greatly appreciated (to get an accurate count and to make sure we have your email/name correct):
http://www.shilohidpa.com/MatchRegister/3 (http://www.shilohidpa.com/MatchRegister/3)

I registered for the match yesterday. It sight kept telling me I had to wait until Tuesday to register.
By the way, I applied for an IDPA membership on Friday and got my card in the mail on Monday!!! WOW! that was quick.

Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron on February 01, 2012, 06:13:57 AM
By the way, I applied for an IDPA membership on Friday and got my card in the mail on Monday!!! WOW! that was quick.
That was fast! It took almost 3 weeks for me to get my IDPA membership card in tha mail after I applied.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on February 01, 2012, 07:23:33 AM
Signed up, looks like it will be crowded.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam on February 01, 2012, 08:03:30 AM
Signed up, looks like it will be crowded.

Thanks - it won't be bad with both ranges immediately.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on February 03, 2012, 08:24:59 AM
Great meeting Adam and Ceejmo last night.
Had a great time and don't feel I did too terrible for a newb ;)
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam on February 03, 2012, 10:40:42 AM
Great meeting Adam and Ceejmo last night.
Had a great time and don't feel I did too terrible for a newb ;)

As long as you leave with the same number of holes you showed up with, it's a successful night.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam on February 03, 2012, 10:49:18 AM
(And not being dead last on your first night is a good accomplishment)

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Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on February 03, 2012, 10:55:47 AM
Just checked results, I'm happy with 5th from last and 13th (of 29) on hammer drill.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron on February 17, 2012, 08:35:54 AM
It looks like Shiloh Tactical Shooters have a new website!
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on February 17, 2012, 08:41:44 AM
Looks the same to me over the past month.
Works well though from my perspective. Nice to pre-reg for matches since we're running over capacity every week lately.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron on February 17, 2012, 08:46:53 AM
http://www.shilohtactical.com/ (http://www.shilohtactical.com/)
I ran across this one and thought it was their new one.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on February 17, 2012, 08:51:49 AM
Ah missed that one..guess it was intended before but they went with the idpaclub service instead.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: texanron on February 17, 2012, 08:54:14 AM
Did someone mess up and get DQ'ed last night?
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on February 17, 2012, 09:08:14 AM
Yeah a seasoned shooter tripped and in recovering he turned around pointing up-range.
Should have just taken the fall instead.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: unsub073 on February 17, 2012, 09:54:25 AM
Yeah a seasoned shooter tripped and in recovering he turned around pointing up-range.
Should have just taken the fall instead.

Dom,  Are you using the leather holster you got from here for your IDPA holster?
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on February 17, 2012, 10:12:25 AM
Just a fobus paddle holster for IDPA. I do plan to try out my Lone Rider Arm-A-Dillo once I get better at IDPA though as the main concept is to practice for real life defense.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: unsub073 on February 17, 2012, 10:37:36 AM
Just a fobus paddle holster for IDPA. I do plan to try out my Lone Rider Arm-A-Dillo once I get better at IDPA though as the main concept is to practice for real life defense.

Thanks for the info
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam on February 17, 2012, 10:54:33 AM
http://www.shilohtactical.com/ (http://www.shilohtactical.com/)
I ran across this one and thought it was their new one.

That was from the club's webmaster from 3+ years ago. I couldn't get a hold of the guy to get the domain transferred, so I just set up a new domain.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on February 17, 2012, 11:03:17 AM
http://www.shilohtactical.com/ (http://www.shilohtactical.com/)
I ran across this one and thought it was their new one.

That was from the club's webmaster from 3+ years ago. I couldn't get a hold of the guy to get the domain transferred, so I just set up a new domain.

Man I hate when that kind of stuff happens. Expires in May so maybe you can snag it if he doesn't renew.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam on February 17, 2012, 11:14:36 AM
He has it auto-renewing. I don't even know if he realizes that. Last May I thought I could snatch it up and then it got renewed.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: alexrex20 on March 05, 2012, 11:24:32 PM
who here shoots IDPA regularly at Shiloh? i just signed up for IDPA and plan on going to a few matches, maybe just to watch first. i'd rather go to SGA but i work night shift and pretty much every monday, so that's not gonna be easy.

btw, i was on shiloh's website and couldn't find anything about membership for the IDPA club. any help?
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo on March 06, 2012, 05:03:20 AM
who here shoots IDPA regularly at Shiloh? i just signed up for IDPA and plan on going to a few matches, maybe just to watch first. i'd rather go to SGA but i work night shift and pretty much every monday, so that's not gonna be easy.

btw, i was on shiloh's website and couldn't find anything about membership for the IDPA club. any help?

http://www.shilohidpa.com/ (http://www.shilohidpa.com/)

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

http://www.idpa.com/ (http://www.idpa.com/)


Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: alexrex20 on March 06, 2012, 06:29:03 AM
Like I said, I'm already a member of the IDPA. Shiloh breaks down their fees for associate, affiliate and standard members. I don't see any information on the differences or even how to sign up for what sounds like a Shiloh membership.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on March 06, 2012, 07:24:06 AM
Hey Alex, it's $5 club fee unless you do a partial prepay for the year which saves you a bit depending on how often you will shoot at the club.
You still have to pay the range fee of $15 as well.
I shoot at Shiloh every other Thursday myself and will be there next week instead of this week.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam on March 06, 2012, 07:35:39 AM
What Dom said :)

Everyone who shoots with us is required to pay a $10 yearly insurance fee as this page indicates:
http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/MatchInfo.aspx (http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/MatchInfo.aspx)

That is what the associate membership ($5 club fee for matches) is.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: leftyonly on March 12, 2012, 11:04:23 AM
Thinking about going out to Shiloh this Thursday for IDPA.

I am a a new shooter with a new pistol.  I have several trips to the range with the pistol (500+ rounds) and am comfortable with my ability to safely handle the gun.  I grew up around guns and hunted regularly, so gun safety is not new to me, I just have not had a handgun before now.

Question is, I have a cheapo holster and can have a mag pouch by then, but I currently only have two magazines.  Will I be able to participate as a new shooter with only two mags?

Anything special about this Thursday that I should know prior to driving out there?

Thanks,
Richard
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam on March 12, 2012, 11:43:53 AM
Two magazines will be fine, you just won't have many extra rounds available for longer stages (I'm currently planning on 12-16 round stages).

As far as cheap holsters - if you're talking cloth style holster - cheap is bad. You're likely going to end up sweeping your hand with a loaded weapon while holstering the gun. They collapse too easily. This is especially true of IWB cheapos. If it's a cheapo plastic holster, no problem. For mag pouches, you can do anything - cheap, expensive or your pockets.

As far as anything to know, please start at this page (video and text):
http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/NewShooters.aspx (http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/NewShooters.aspx)

Beyond that, the super important things to remember:
1) If you are not actively engaging targets, your finger is completely out of the trigger guard (and preferrably indexed on the slide)
2) Your gun must always be pointed down range at all times it's outside the holster. While shooting, reloading and moving from position to position. Do not Charlie's Angel your gun (point it up/down) - bring it into your chest instead of pointing it up or down.
3) There is no gun handling unless you are at the line shooting.
4) Listen to the safety officer running you through a stage and wait for their commands before doing anything.

Next take a peek at the Match Info page:
http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/MatchInfo.aspx (http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/MatchInfo.aspx)

This details match fees and when you should get there. Please note that the range takes credit cards, but the club does not (match fees and membership fees should be in cash/check).
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on March 12, 2012, 12:18:30 PM
Come on out Lefty, it's a great time.
If your cheapie holster is cloth, I'd suggest you pick up a cheap Fobus paddle or similar from Academy/Gander/etc.
Just to add to what Adam said about keeping your gun pointed down range, at Shiloh downrange is very direct due to the limited backstop area.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: leftyonly on March 12, 2012, 12:20:49 PM
Awesome Adam...Thanks for the reply.

The holster is a OWB belt mounted nylon type that is pretty stiff and seems to stay open.  I will practice a bit with it...If I can't get the gun in/out of it reliably, I will look for something else.

The practice of keeping it pointed downrange is noted and I will try to practice that a bit at home also...

I have been to the website and looked at the new shooter page and some of the other vids.  I am excited to come out and see how all of this works.

Richard
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo on March 12, 2012, 12:54:40 PM

.......... I am excited to come out and see how all of this works.

Richard

Caution: YOU WILL GET HOOKED ON IT!!!!
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo on March 13, 2012, 09:32:20 PM


Only 9 spots left for Thursday night. Better sign up.

http://www.shilohidpa.com/MatchRegistrationList.aspx (http://www.shilohidpa.com/MatchRegistrationList.aspx)

Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on March 13, 2012, 11:01:36 PM
Thanks for the reminder CJ, I tried before but couldn't reg till today.
Adam, how do you get a longer advance window for registering?
I want to make sure to get in on the BUG match the 29th.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam on March 14, 2012, 09:58:31 AM
Only 9 spots left for Thursday night. Better sign up.

http://www.shilohidpa.com/MatchRegistrationList.aspx (http://www.shilohidpa.com/MatchRegistrationList.aspx)

I was worried - we only had 17 yesterday.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam on March 14, 2012, 10:08:36 AM
Thanks for the reminder CJ, I tried before but couldn't reg till today.
Adam, how do you get a longer advance window for registering?
I want to make sure to get in on the BUG match the 29th.

I made a change yesterday, I may or may not get overruled by my other club board members, but right now it's as follows... it's based on club membership level due to overcrowding:

* We have 30 online registrations available
* Standard ($110) members can register any time for any match that's published on the website
* Affiliate ($35) members can register 2 weeks in advance (on Friday) [used to be 1 week]
* Everyone else can register 1 week in advance (on Friday) [used to be 2 days]

We are still allowing walk-ins, with new shooters taking priority. We can accommodate up to 36 and these spots are on a first-come first-served basis. Policy for walk-ins and the like defined on CJ's link above.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: unsub073 on March 14, 2012, 10:24:17 AM
Adam,

I was just on you website, and are the IDPA basic's and beyond classes going to be a regularly scheduled event?
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam on March 14, 2012, 11:49:54 AM
Get a hold of Garry Newton via email or phone here:
http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/IDPABasicsandBeyondClass.aspx (http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/IDPABasicsandBeyondClass.aspx)

Otherwise I have no idea :)
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on March 14, 2012, 12:08:12 PM
Thanks Adam, glad to see the change to allow 1 week pre-registration but I think I'll go ahead and pay to be an affiliate member to have 2 week pre-reg.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Adam on March 14, 2012, 12:27:14 PM
...and a $2 weekly match fee discount. It pays for itself after 12.5 matches. The Standard membership evens out (compared to the $35 membership) at 25 matches.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on March 14, 2012, 12:33:26 PM
Yeah that too. For now I'm only shooting every other week but if/when I can move to weekly, the full membership will be done.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: unsub073 on March 14, 2012, 12:41:52 PM
Get a hold of Garry Newton via email or phone here:
http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/IDPABasicsandBeyondClass.aspx (http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/IDPABasicsandBeyondClass.aspx)

Otherwise I have no idea :)

Will do, and will post what he says.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: unsub073 on March 14, 2012, 01:54:11 PM
IDPA and Basic's Course update from Gary about the classes:

Quote
I try and put one on about every other month as time and the range permits.
 
I can also do individual classes for those with the need or schedule that precludes attending one of the regular classes. The individual class is at the same rate of pay/range fee.


Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: leftyonly on March 19, 2012, 11:15:35 AM
I had a great time shooting IDPA at Shiloh last Thursday.  Everyone was very helpful and friendly.  I have already applied/joined IDPA and have signed up for this Thursday's match!!

Thanks especially to Don who was assigned to watch the "new guy" and make sure that I kne what was going on and stayed out of trouble!

Richard
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Ceejmo on March 19, 2012, 11:44:12 AM
It was good meeting more forum members, Richard.
I'm shooting IDPA at SGA tonight with my son so I won't make it Thursday at Shiloh. I would be nice to shoot at a different place every day but it aint in the budget.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on March 19, 2012, 12:18:03 PM
Not sure if I "met" you at all Richard but if you are at the BUG match on the 29th let me know who you are.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: leftyonly on March 19, 2012, 12:20:46 PM
Yea...I met a lot of folks that night, but not sure if we were introduced.  I will try to make sure I catch up with you when we are there.  I will not be there on the 29th though...
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: unsub073 on March 19, 2012, 12:43:15 PM
How far of a trip is it for you guys to get to either SGA or Shiloh? 
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: leftyonly on March 19, 2012, 01:16:23 PM
I am at Spring Cypress and Hwy249..takes about 10-15 mins to get to Shiloh, SGA, or Hot Wells...:)

Shiloh is sort of on my way home, so I will probably shoot there on Thursdays...
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on March 19, 2012, 01:46:34 PM
I'm near 6/1960 and 290 so Hotwells is closest but Shiloh is about 20 mins depending on traffic. SGA is about 10-15 more.
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: RHP on July 20, 2015, 11:00:35 PM
I just signed up at IDPA.com and now looking for guidance. It looks like all the matches are around 6:00. I work in Richmond, TX Mon - Fri from 8 - 5 so I would be hard pressed to make it there on time.
If I wanted to just come out and learn more about it, would it matter if I arrived late? I'm really new to all of this and just need some guidance as to how to get started. I have questions also about joining the Shiloh club and was also wondering if there were opportunities to just go practice prior to competing or is the competing considered the practice? So many questions lol sorry!
Any help would be greatly appreciated. It looks like the two closest IDPA clubs are connected somehow since I see events for both locations on the Shilo website.
If anyone would care to call me and explain how this all works, feel free. My name is Greg and my number is 713-208-8595. And yes, I am a CHL holder :-)
Title: Re: Shooting IDPA @ Shiloh
Post by: Domineaux on July 20, 2015, 11:37:12 PM
From Richmond, you could take the Grand Parkway (99) around from 59 to 249 and make it to Shiloh close to 6:00-6:15pm which would be good enough.
You could certainly come out and watch a match first and ask questions, even if you don't make it in time to have a "new shooter orientation" and shoot the match.
Unfortunately there aren't really any ranges that will let you practice IDPA style shooting, but some ranges will allow you to draw from a holster once you "qualify" with them.