This is a discussion on Be honest! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Miggy Go to a match, introduce yourself and tell them you want to shoot IDPA. You will probably be surprised by finding ...
"slow is smooth, smooth is fast"
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I go to the range once or twice a month in good weather. I go when no one else is there.
My first shots are always as if I had to draw in an actual situation (my holstered carry gun with loaded mag and carry ammo). This tests my "true" capabilities (under low stress) and also the capabilities of my equipment.
After this I practice a few other drills.
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I do this every time I shoot, about once a week.
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DAV Life member, NRA Life member
Springfield XD 9mm Sub-Compact
Taurus PT111 Millennium Pro 9mm
I practiced this a couple of weeks ago in a Defensive Handgun class that I took. Good stuff.
My range does not allow it.
Good question though.
From the holster, two shots center mass within 2 seconds. I have it down to 1.27 seconds. This is about the only thing I'm quick about.
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I just did this a few days ago at the range, but hadn't practiced it since June of '08, so it was great to practice again...I couldn't find a local range that would allow it until this past week. I'll be practicing it much more often. Nearly all of my shots were COM.
Glock 30 .45
Springfield XD 9
Yesterday, drawing a G30SF from an IWB Crossbreed Supertuck with a hawaiian shirt over. 10 yards, double taps as fast as I could. Sometimes 3 shots, 2 COM 1 to the head.
Shot 25 rounds like this. 20 in the sillouette (chest and head) 5 outside. Of the ones in the sillouete, 16 inside the rings or head, 4 on non vital places.
Ammo: Federal 230 gr. +P HSTs (10), Sellier & Bellot fmjs (15).
I am doing better than a month ago.... I'll keep working on it...
G21SF, G30, G36, Ruger SP101 DAO, S&W 642