Yesterday the universe was aligned for me.

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    Yesterday the universe was aligned for me.

    I think I won my first IDPA match last night.

    I've been shooting IDPA as an Unk shooter for about 11 months, at my part time job. The guy that runs our matches generally always wins, and he is a Master Class shooter. The guy that comes in second is also a Master class shooter, I have been finishing 3rd for about 4 months now. Its always the same order or very close. Last night I was breaking in my new rig. Belt holster from C-Tac, and new Mag Pouches ( I used to use just Black hawk Single Carriers, and I had just got back my G35 from getting the slide engraved from LWRC. PS They do a AWESOME job engraving through tennifer on a Glock Slide. They Only charge $40 and use a diamond scratch.

    The three of us shot together in the first relay, and I ended up beating the Match director by .34 of a second in overall time. He shot a 48.78 and I shot a 48.34, the other guy shot a 52.???. I know there is one more shooter who is also a Master class shooter who I hadn't seen shot yet, but he also hadn't shown up by 830 so he maay not have shot. However, he usually shoots CDP vs I'm shooting SSP.

    Any way this was a total shock to me and I'm on cloud 9 right now.
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    congrats.
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    Congrats! How many competitors, total?

    I shot my first IPSC match a few weeks ago, using my duty weapon, ammo, and gear. I'm a decent shot, but certainly nothing on the par of some of the real master marksmen out there. With my moderate abilities and duty gear, I finished slightly ahead of the middle-of-the-pack of about 50 shooters... I think it's going to be a loooooooooong time before I win something like this (especially since I refuse to change equipment), but it was a fun day at the range and I'll definitely be back for more.
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    Congrats!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Congrats! How many competitors, total?

    I shot my first IPSC match a few weeks ago, using my duty weapon, ammo, and gear. I'm a decent shot, but certainly nothing on the par of some of the real master marksmen out there. With my moderate abilities and duty gear, I finished slightly ahead of the middle-of-the-pack of about 50 shooters... I think it's going to be a loooooooooong time before I win something like this (especially since I refuse to change equipment), but it was a fun day at the range and I'll definitely be back for more.

    Whats funny I think I heard this maybe I dreamed it. If your a COP/Military you can shoot an IDPA match with your "DUTY" gear, as long as your wearing it all, and compete in another class. I never see anybody doing it, but it still would be cool to try and provoke some of the other people in the business to shoot with you.

    http://www.blueridgearsenal.com/idpa/101007.htm

    about 30-35 competitors sometimes


    Heres Octobers results Unfortunatly I missed November shoot.
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    I'd like to do IDPA, but IPSC is the only game in town here. It would be fun to shoot the courses in full tac-gear (did I just say that? Man, I'm a glutton for punishment) but I would durn sure be the only one doing that at an IPSC match! Even here, "race" guns and gear rule the roost...

    ETA: Looks like you guys have a fairly robust program, must be nice! And congrats again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    I'd like to do IDPA, but IPSC is the only game in town here. It would be fun to shoot the courses in full tac-gear (did I just say that? Man, I'm a glutton for punishment) but I would durn sure be the only one doing that at an IPSC match! Even here, "race" guns and gear rule the roost...

    ETA: Looks like you guys have a fairly robust program, must be nice! And congrats again.
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    Congrats...I have a friend shooting in your class, but he is a mid-pack guy IIRC (he's 5-7 pts behind you in Oct). I expect I'll get an email from him today with the standings for December. Keeps trying to get me out for this, but bad timing so far.
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    Hey a big Congrats.
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    Oh man! I didn't know BRA ran IDPA matches!!!! Anything coming up in the next couple weeks? I'll be back in Fairfax from the 20th to the 5th!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixBravo View Post
    Oh man! I didn't know BRA ran IDPA matches!!!! Anything coming up in the next couple weeks? I'll be back in Fairfax from the 20th to the 5th!
    No I don't think so we do them the 2nd wed of the month. It used to be BRA, Shooters, NRA, and there's apparently some place up in annapolis that every body goes to.
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