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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2011, 12:45:43 PM »
...a lot of waiting and very little shooting...

My friend's wife teased him once that we were outside standing for 5 hours and only spent 120 seconds shooting (his total score was 120-something, so that included points down as well).

In my opinion, IDPA is not for someone who just wants to /shoot/.

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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2011, 12:59:48 PM »
I love the concept of IDPA, and the additional experience that it brings, but I just never seem to have the time to spend 2 or 3 hours at the range and only shoot for a few minutes.
Kind of like why I never wanted to take up golf. Three or four hours on the course to take 100 or so strokes.
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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2011, 01:14:30 PM »
I understand, though the waiting isn't as bad as it may sound.

I used to play baseball as a kid. It's really only a tiny bit of "doing things" with lots of standing around. Yet I somehow enjoyed all of it :)

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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2011, 03:04:13 PM »
At least there should be plenty of good convo while waiting to shoot.
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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2011, 05:55:41 PM »
That actually sounds like a good time to me, is there a link for more rules, etc?

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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2011, 06:02:32 PM »
That actually sounds like a good time to me, is there a link for more rules, etc?

The video here is what you need to know to start:
http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/NewShooters.aspx

The other content on that page is useful to let you know what you need to bring, etc.

For the proper rules, look at the IDPA website at www.idpa.com . Scroll down - the rulebook is dated 2005, but it's the latest one (and there's an addendum listed below, but that mostly gets into technicalities). The rulebook isn't very large and is easy enough to read.

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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2011, 06:05:07 PM »
At least there should be plenty of good convo while waiting to shoot.

Conversation, yes, plus you can be involved watching other shooters, helping tape targets, etc.

Just a note to anyone reading this and thinking of coming - we've been very crowded the past month and are nearing capacity. If you're a new shooter, be sure to get there *on time* for the safety briefing, which usually starts between 6pm and 6:05pm.

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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2011, 03:18:35 PM »
Can a noobie come by and watch an IDPA match at Shiloh without getting in the way? 
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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2011, 03:32:55 PM »
Can a noobie come by and watch an IDPA match at Shiloh without getting in the way?

Absolutely. If you let someone know you're there to watch and learn, we'll make sure you can and do :)

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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2011, 11:58:01 PM »
Can a noobie come by and watch an IDPA match at Shiloh without getting in the way?

Absolutely. If you let someone know you're there to watch and learn, we'll make sure you can and do :)

Also one of the reasons I've been helping record and publish videos on our website for the past year is to give people who don't know how it works a view of the shooting itself. Granted, you don't learn the procedure or rules, but you can get an idea of what's involved in the shooting itself (and hopefully decide it looks like fun). All the videos and pictures are here:
http://www.shilohidpa.com/Gallery.aspx

That said, here's a couple videos from this past Thursday.

Stage 1 ("ATM Swingers") - a POV camera video I took of myself shooting. With points down, I was only 2 seconds behind Gregg Garrett (from Comp-Tac) - still not sure how that happened (though I suspect it's the power of the PX4   :thumbsup1:).
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Stage 3 - another POV camera video I took. A "charging" stage where you have to fire 3 shots at every target (the first target is head shots and I had to throw another at it as one missed) and after finishing a target you can advance to that target and shoot from there.
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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2011, 07:07:37 PM »
Awesome, thanks for the video posts!  I will have to try and make it out there one night and see how it all works.  Thanks.
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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2011, 08:33:07 PM »
I went out to Shiloh this evening to try out IDPA. Unfortunately the drive took me over an hour with the traffic and when I arrived they were packed and didn't have any more space. So I shot on one of the lanes not being used and then watched sone of the shooters do their thing. Everyone was very friendly, both the idpa rangemasters and the Shiloh staff.

Hopefully I can get to go out there again and make it in time to get on the list!
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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2011, 09:35:29 PM »
Sorry to hear you didn't get to participate but I bet you had a good time watching and talking with them.
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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2011, 11:18:05 PM »
I'm also sorry to see that happened. I saw you all come in after you were done shooting.

If you are able to, we'll be happy to see you back. Be sure to be there by 6pm (I know that's tough for some people) so we can run you through the orientation.

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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2011, 07:20:16 AM »
Or otherwise isn't there occasional Saturday shoots?
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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2011, 08:06:00 AM »
Not at Shiloh, but there are at WHIDPA (The Impact Zone), Thunder Tactical Shooters (Thunder Gun Range) and PSC IDPA (Pearland Shooting Club).

Note that the same thing applies there also - if you are a new shooter, be sure to be there and ready a full 30 minutes before it starts as you need to sign up and then go through their new shooter briefing.

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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2011, 10:16:12 AM »
Sounds like this is popular enough that we need a couple of more ranges to offer it! Especially in different parts of town so everyone is covered.
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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2011, 01:26:35 PM »
Reviving an old post.
I keep telling myself that I'm going to make it out to Shiloh and shoot IDPA for the first time but I never do. How have the crowds been lately? What's the cost for a newbie?

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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2011, 01:30:30 PM »
Reviving an old post.
I keep telling myself that I'm going to make it out to Shiloh and shoot IDPA for the first time but I never do. How have the crowds been lately? What's the cost for a newbie?

Crowds have been relatively light lately. It swells in the summer and goes back down to typically sub-20 the rest of the year. You can see the shooter counts here:
http://www.shilohidpa.com/Matches.aspx

New shooter (new to IDPA) is $15 to the range, club fee waived. Otherwise all info is here:
http://www.shilohidpa.com/Content/MatchInfo.aspx

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Re: I shot IDPA for the first time at Shiloh
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2011, 02:52:41 PM »
Thanks Adam!