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Posted: 2/6/2017 10:52:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: yekcoh]
I love shooting sports as much as everyone on this forum. Maybe more.
I want to take this shooting hobby to a very serious level. I am mentally committed and ready for serious handgun training for USPSA type competitions.

I am a 23 year old male living in Cleveland, OH.

Some of the clubs are listed on the USPSA website but I'm reluctant to call them up and ask a bunch of questions..

Where do I begin?
Link Posted: 2/7/2017 5:30:05 PM EDT
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Find a match and just show up and ask away. You will find that most are helpful and welcome new shooters.
Link Posted: 2/12/2017 8:51:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By actionshooter:
Find a match and just show up and ask away. You will find that most are helpful and welcome new shooters.
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This.  Just show up and shoot.  Tell them you're new, they'll put you in the right squad.  The sport is always looking for newcomers.

If you're serious pick up these Stoeger's books:

Skills and Drills: For the Practical Pistol Shooter
Dry-Fire Training: For the Practical Pistol Shooter
Practical Pistol: Fundamental Techniques and Competition Skills

And dry fire dry fire dry fire.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 10:32:39 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By actionshooter:
Find a match and just show up and ask away. You will find that most are helpful and welcome new shooters.
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Thank you for the reply.
I will be attending a non competitive shoot organized by a local shooting range this weekend.
Maybe there, I will find someone who knows better.
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 9:28:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Superluckycat:


This.  Just show up and shoot.  Tell them you're new, they'll put you in the right squad.  The sport is always looking for newcomers.

If you're serious pick up these Stoeger's books:

Skills and Drills: For the Practical Pistol Shooter
Dry-Fire Training: For the Practical Pistol Shooter
Practical Pistol: Fundamental Techniques and Competition Skills

And dry fire dry fire dry fire.
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Going to pick up those.  

Thanks for the tip.
Link Posted: 2/22/2017 1:33:11 PM EDT
[#5]
The local range shoot was pretty cool. It was far from my place and quick to end.

Attending streetboro steel challenge soon
Link Posted: 2/23/2017 1:48:41 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/9/2017 12:01:09 PM EDT
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If you want to dip your toes in without buying a bunch of gear, guns, ammo, etc, try to find a bowling pin shoot local to you. If you enjoy that, keep going. I love bowling pin shoots
Link Posted: 7/30/2017 10:50:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ek207108:
If you want to dip your toes in without buying a bunch of gear, guns, ammo, etc, try to find a bowling pin shoot local to you. If you enjoy that, keep going. I love bowling pin shoots
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Sorry about the late update.

I'm knee deep in this sport; I got a speed belt, speed pouches, extra mags, etc. I found a bunch of USPSA matches, steel shoots, IDPA..

I really like USPSA and recently signed up for a membership.

Thanks
Link Posted: 6/7/2019 5:14:02 AM EDT
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Check out Dynamic Shooting Sports (DSS).  They run some nice matches.
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