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Posted: 5/27/2003 6:15:58 PM EDT
I'm gonna start IDPA competition. Sig P226 in 40 S&W. But tell me your tips and tricks and hints for a newbie.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 6:28:49 PM EDT
Heavy focus on cover- Shoot accuratley. Practice your draws from concealment every chance you get- Practice your stop-n-pops.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:02:49 PM EDT
Front sight focus. Shoot for accuracy and don't "rush" it to finish the stage quickly. Use your CCW rig and practice draws with it. I made the mistake of not doing that and in a non-stress range practice (not IDPA) I was using my retention holster and didn't realize I was not using my Fobus. Have fun! -934
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:03:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:07:38 PM EDT
Treat it like training, not a game. Shoot for proper tactics and accuracy -- speed will come in the adrenaline dump of a real life situation. I [i]always[/i] do tactical reloads before moving from cover. Some, more interested in their "score" leave cover with almost empty guns and clear corners with 2 rounds left. They have to do a slide lock reload standing in the middle of the doorway with 2 targets remaining. I have enough rounds in my gun to take care of all the targets. I shoot a single stack 1911, so I don't have the advantage of 10+ round mags. I haven't used my Wilson Beaurocrat 10 round mags, though I might start to use it as a second mag this year. I just try to stay nipping on the heels of the highcap guys and figure I'm doing okay (with lots of reloads).
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:08:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/27/2003 7:09:20 PM EDT by Merril_B]
Originally Posted By Hoplite: caspian 1911 in .38 super
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These are a major issue for that gun. [img]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-4/145384/XLRSDHVPYVNSBEQLCXFI-mags1.jpg[/img] IMPOSSIBLE to find.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:22:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:31:42 PM EDT
Remember that IDPA is just a game. Pay no attention to the tactical posers who say otherwise.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:33:03 PM EDT
Don't rush it. You'll end up having more time added to your score than you would have if you just slowed down a little and aimed better. Speed will come with experience. That's what I'm working on. Practice your draws, mag changes, and getting a sight picture quickly off the draw. Let me know how it goes. Have fun! I just recently started myself and I love it!
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:34:16 PM EDT
I don't have any problem getting single stack 1911 mags. [;)]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:37:30 PM EDT
[b]FRONT SIGHT, FRONT SIGHT, FRONT SIGHT[/b]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:48:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By innocent_bystander: Remember that IDPA is just a game. Pay no attention to the tactical posers who say otherwise.
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I'll be the first to agree that IDPA will NOT take the place of formal training. My point was simply that by treating IDPA like a "speed first" game (while using your game gun, not carry gun) you could be instilling bad habits. Why not take it as an opportunity to practice good tactics and accuracy? I will only try match the "scores" of those who "beat" me only when I'm not making HUGE tactical errors, like leaving cover without reloading. This is among the "speed only" techniques I've seen. "You will fight like you train so you must...." Can anyone finish this quote for me?
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