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Old 10-16-2013, 12:23 PM
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Default Prado IDPA this Saturday (10/19)

I've mentioned this in other threads but figure this should get its own thread. I am planning on attending this event along with pmrsino and 2nd Mass; anyone else who wants to try out IDPA is welcome to come and join us.

Registrations are here (https://clubs.practiscore.com/octobe...013/register); fee ($30) can be paid in cash at the event day-of.

You will definitely need: a good holster, mag holders for two spare mags, about 200-250rds of ammo, and a solid handgun. Definitely want a bit of familiarity in holster and shooting handguns; this is not recommended for a very first time shooter as safety is paramount, especially when shooting on-the-move.

Plan on the event taking about 6-7 hours from ~7:30 AM to ~2:30 PM.

See you there!

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Old 10-16-2013, 12:43 PM
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7:30 AM

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Old 10-18-2013, 10:29 PM
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The registration for the match says the match starts at 7:45am Saturday morning. That is when we are ready to get you signed up and set for shooting. Match sign-ups end at 8:45 so don't be late. The match briefing will usually start about 8:45 or so and we will shoot shortly after that.
7:30 is a bit early it seems...be there by 8:15 I'd say to be safe!

Anyone who's going, see you there! I'll probably be wearing a black overshirt.
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Old 10-19-2013, 4:40 AM
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Already awake! Soo excited! Gonna meet 2nd mass and whatwhy @ Alhambra for a carpool in a few hours
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:03 PM
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It was a good match today. 2nd SSP SS and 5th overall out if 69 shooters.

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This was a horrifying experience. I cannot believe they told us to shoot the dogs. They were so cute. I couldn't do it. Shot the dude with the hands instead and got penalized for it.
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Piru next week! before burro!
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Old 10-21-2013, 7:05 AM
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This was a horrifying experience. I cannot believe they told us to shoot the dogs. They were so cute. I couldn't do it. Shot the dude with the hands instead and got penalized for it.
They were Rottweilers, they should be clubbed at birth!

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Old 10-21-2013, 7:36 AM
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Is there anyone that provides introduction training to this sport for a resonable cost? I've been shooting all my life but it doesn't mean I'm good at it. I would like to get educated on the tech aspect before entering.

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Old 10-21-2013, 10:39 AM
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Honestly, just show up and everything will work out.

There are very weird rules that make absolutely no sense but everyone was nice about it.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:23 PM
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This was a horrifying experience. I cannot believe they told us to shoot the dogs. They were so cute. I couldn't do it. Shot the dude with the hands instead and got penalized for it.
From a distance I thought they were gators... Or else those were ugly chihuahuas.
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Old 10-21-2013, 1:10 PM
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From a distance I thought they were gators... Or else those were ugly chihuahuas.
I thought ALL Chihuahuas were ugly?

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Nathan has a course for total beginers and more advanced shooters. I have been through a few of these clinics and they have definately helped me and I think it would be great for a beginer. I think it's $80 and he does these at Piru. Plan on spending the day.

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Old 10-21-2013, 3:24 PM
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I thought ALL Chihuahuas were ugly?

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You haven't seen the fuzzy/furball breeds. But I agree. Congrats for making the top 5!
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Old 10-21-2013, 6:53 PM
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I scored decently at 18th place, at least I'm in the top third!
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Honestly, just show up and everything will work out. There are very weird rules that make absolutely no sense but everyone was nice about it.
Well, it is a good idea that you know how to safely draw from a holster, and be familiar with the range commands before you go out on your own. Your best bet would be to have someone familiar squad with you and show you the ropes.

Just remember the four rules:

1.) Don't shoot me (If I'm squading with you)
2.) Don't shoot the RO
3.) Don't shoot yourself
4.) Have fun

What do you mean weird rules? Everyone knows that you're not going to ever drop a magazine with ammunition in it during a real gun fight, or reload while moving regardless if you're behind cover or not. And they'll always be your guardian angel there to yell "COVER" when you stick your body out a little too far.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:22 AM
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Well, it is a good idea that you know how to safely draw from a holster, and be familiar with the range commands before you go out on your own. Your best bet would be to have someone familiar squad with you and show you the ropes.

Just remember the four rules:

1.) Don't shoot me (If I'm squading with you)
2.) Don't shoot the RO
3.) Don't shoot yourself
4.) Have fun

What do you mean weird rules? Everyone knows that you're not going to ever drop a magazine with ammunition in it during a real gun fight, or reload while moving regardless if you're behind cover or not. And they'll always be your guardian angel there to yell "COVER" when you stick your body out a little too far.
My one and only gripe about the rules was that they said it was a procedural because I dropped an empty mag on the ground with the last round still chambered.

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Old 10-23-2013, 11:24 AM
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My one and only gripe about the rules was that they said it was a procedural because I dropped an empty mag on the ground with the last round still chambered.
Yep, that's a rule too unless there was some kind of a malfunction that you had to clear an empty magazine unless you have an empty gun needs to be retained. It's really no different than a tactical reload if you think about it, which is why the rule is what it is.

It's a game, ...
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Old 10-23-2013, 8:04 PM
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Yep, that's a rule too unless there was some kind of a malfunction that you had to clear an empty magazine unless you have an empty gun needs to be retained. It's really no different than a tactical reload if you think about it, which is why the rule is what it is.

It's a game, ...
I hear ya. Don't get me wrong, I had a great time and will do it again and again. It's just that one rule was really weird to me.
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Old 10-23-2013, 8:54 PM
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I hear ya. Don't get me wrong, I had a great time and will do it again and again. It's just that one rule was really weird to me.
Gotta slam that mag hard!
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:03 AM
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So who's planning on going to the next IDPA match?
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Old 10-25-2013, 2:36 PM
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:27 PM
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The 16th at Prado will probably be my next one.

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Old 10-27-2013, 10:22 PM
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Who wants to carpool from West LA to next week's match? I think if a few of us go and split gas, it should be quite economical.
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Bueller? Anyone interested in carpooling to this weekend's match?
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