I was not really sure where to post this, but this seemed as good a place as any.
I took some time today to go the IDPA match in Charlotte today and I have to say it looked like a ton of fun and I am surprised that it doesn't get more screen time on this site.
The addition of a timer, opportunities for penalties, strategy and chance of chastising by friend seemed to add a fair bit of stress to the event.
I saw malfunctions (some handled and moved on, some gamed for a better time), user error (guy had a magwell and mags with no pad so the wouldn't seat for him), environmental awareness (scanning for missed targets to avoid penalties), tactical and slide lock reloads, guys enter with a plan and completely forget it once they started shooting, and active movement. All of which seemed like good experience for people interested in Defensive Carrying.
So who here participates in IDPA or a similar shooting sport?