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superman21
05-30-2012, 9:16 AM
hello fellow calgunners,

I am thinking about doing IDPA and my question is can i use my springfield XD9 service for the IDPA?

Thank you....

lawaia
05-30-2012, 9:25 AM
Absolutely. Have a blast!

speedrrracer
05-30-2012, 9:32 AM
Yup, it's a great choice
Ask all your IDPA-related questions in the Competition Forum, and get out to as many matches as you can!

superman21
05-30-2012, 11:25 AM
Thank you.

dobek
05-30-2012, 11:57 AM
I shot my first match last month at Sac Valley (1st place CDP unclassified I might add - darn, hurt my arm patting myself on the back) - and it was a BLAST - - -

Everyone is really Great - no attitudes - no one looking down on you becuase you are a noob - actually the opposite, they really went out of their way to make sure I understood the course, was ready, all questions answered, no question too stupid. Got tips from the old timers on ways to shoot the course better.

Everyone talking with everyone - no feeling of isolation or uneasy feelings.

My opinion - if you carry - you HAVE TO shoot IDPA just for the practice and the mind set of evaluating a scenario and shooting through it.

If you don't have an LTC - you HAVE TO shoot just for the pure fun of it.

Now for the suggestions - at Sac Valley - bring a chair (but jump up and help tape & brass) - a hat - a ton of water - food - - - it gets hot and it is a long day.

Steve

Paradiddle
05-30-2012, 12:29 PM
I would download their rules - it gives a very detailed list of equipment. That way when you do compete your gear will be squared away.

You will have a TON of fun.

Jeff

straykiller
05-30-2012, 12:58 PM
I plan on IDPA one of these days it seems like the best option because I plan to get my CCW soon. Have fun let us know how you like it.

superman21
05-30-2012, 2:15 PM
Thank you all for the input....
Not sure when im gonna go for the IDPA. Me and my cousins and friends are going to Angeles shooting range to take the 101 tactical pistol course this june 9... Maybe after that when i get a free time then i will go and will let you know.....

Tnx' again....

SJgunguy24
05-30-2012, 2:20 PM
Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast. You'll notice what i'm talking about if there are any SWAT guys playing.

daybreak
05-31-2012, 6:12 AM
Thank you all for the input....
Not sure when im gonna go for the IDPA. Me and my cousins and friends are going to Angeles shooting range to take the 101 tactical pistol course this june 9... Maybe after that when i get a free time then i will go and will let you know.....

Tnx' again....

Where can I find information about the that course on the 9th?

HighLander51
05-31-2012, 12:20 PM
Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast. You'll notice what i'm talking about if there are any SWAT guys playing.

No, slow is just slow. What do you expect from cops? If you going to win, it's all about speed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU3jceN4JAc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAnnK63PqF8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=NpKv6TJMq0Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrRczKLjGnM&feature=related

rumblebee
05-31-2012, 12:30 PM
high speed, low drag is the answer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKMhQbeh1Ms

:laugh:

tacticalcity
05-31-2012, 12:31 PM
No, slow is just slow. What do you expect from cops? If you going to win, it's all about speed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU3jceN4JAc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAnnK63PqF8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=NpKv6TJMq0Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrRczKLjGnM&feature=related

Your inexperience and lack of training is showing. Take enough classes and you will not only hear the phrase constantly, the meaning of it will be made very clear. You'll be a believer.

The phrase is used to get you to focus on doing your draw (and everything else) correctly instead of rushing it and screwing up.

If take two guys of equal skill and you have one guy rush it and do it sloppily side by side with a guy who goes just slow enough to guarantee every movement is done properly, the guy going slower that he otherwise could and focusing on doing it right ends up being the faster of the two. Why? Because rushing leads to a boat load of excess sloppy movement that costs you time. Eliminate that wasted movement by being a touch more patient as well as deliberate and you win.

So the phrase, slow is smooth and smooth is fast means pull back just enough to make sure you do it properly and do not loose time with sloppy wasted movement.

The guy who looks like his pants are on fire and panicking looses. The guy who is smooth and deliberate with every movement wins.

Now bear in mind, you're still moving extremely fast...you are just making sure you are doing it right rather than being in full panic mode.

As for the OP, good for you. If you do not already have some professional training take a Defensive Handgun or Tactical Pistol course (or many) to get ready.

lawaia
05-31-2012, 12:51 PM
No, slow is just slow. What do you expect from cops? If you going to win, it's all about speed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU3jceN4JAc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAnnK63PqF8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=NpKv6TJMq0Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrRczKLjGnM&feature=related

Notice how SMOOTH all of the guys are in these videos? I guarantee none of them started out at this speed. Fast hits are better than slow hits, but fast misses are still just misses.:)

HighLander51
05-31-2012, 2:03 PM
Your inexperience and lack of training is showing. Take enough classes and you will not only hear the phrase constantly, the meaning of it will be made very clear. You'll be a believer.

Really, my lack of experience? I have been shooting competitively since the late 60's starting with Jeff Cooper. I shoot IDPA, USPSA, Steel Challenge and 3 gun. I have shot over 300 IDPA matches, and ran the Apple Valley IDPA club from 1998 thru 2005, and put on 2 State matches and a regional.

They are all gun games, and gun games are based on speed. What the heck do you think the shot timer is for? Speed rules, slow sucks, period.

How about Tactical, how long you been playing gun games? How many IDPA matches have you shot? Do you really think that IDPA is tactical? Did you go to Front Sight a bunch of times?

Bartin
05-31-2012, 2:25 PM
Damn! And yet again, be careful who you call out on something. :facepalm:
Really, my lack of experience? I have been shooting competitively since the late 60's starting with Jeff Cooper. I shoot IDPA, USPSA, Steel Challenge and 3 gun. I have shot over 300 IDPA matches, and ran the Apple Valley IDPA club from 1998 thru 2005, and put on 2 State matches and a regional.

They are all gun games, and gun games are based on speed. What the heck do you think the shot timer is for? Speed rules, slow sucks, period.

How about Tactical, how long you been playing gun games? How many IDPA matches have you shot? Do you really think that IDPA is tactical? Did you go to Front Sight a bunch of times?

HighLander51
05-31-2012, 3:33 PM
Damn! And yet again, be careful who you call out on something. :facepalm:

That's right brother, you don't know who you are dealing with until the shot timer goes off! And all that trash talking stops, instantly.

JaeOne3345
05-31-2012, 11:39 PM
LOL..this is gonna be good.

HighLander51
06-01-2012, 9:29 AM
OP, here is some interesting reading for you. The inventor of IDPA, Bill Wilson, was also one of the greatest IPSC shooters of all times.

http://www.frontsightmagazine.org/archives/FSMAR06featuresm.pdf