Awesome! Done real good in my book. So---what pistol did you use, what ammo did you use, what classification did you shoot? I did my first USPSA match with Glock 17 production for minor class. I thought about going back the next day doing limited 10 with the same pistol, but did not. Now I'm thinking to go with the G22 in major in limited 10. I'm addicted enough to do the matches whenever they are available, and when my work schedule allows. From one newbie to another, what do you think about the whole ordeal? Major or minor? I missed alot of steel on my first---got to get it down to using the sights more for distance. It's a learning experience for me---a good one, and I need to practice and challenge myself even more.I just shot my very first IDPA match this past weekend. I shot SSP and had classified as a Marksman a couple weeks prior. They weren't able to announce results the day of the shoot because the scorer had to leave for an emergency. He just posted the scores online and I am trying to learn as much as I can from them, Our local club shoot had 40 shooters and in the overall times, I landed 21st of 40. I was 10th of 17 SSP shooters and 3rd of 3 SSP/MM. When I looked at all the Marksman regardless of Division, I was 5th of 10. All this suggests I am pretty average. So I began to compare my score versus the guy who won overall. His score 68.55, mine 101.14. His Penalty Time =0, Mine = 5 (I hit a no-shoot). His total points down = 41, mine = 19. It struck me odd that I shot a cleaner match than the guy who won. I began to look and I had the second lowest points down. Lowest was 17. The range was from 17 to 80 with the average at 37.
Now all the time I hear, you can't miss fast enough, I thought everyone is meaning the "0" zones. Are they really meaning the target all together? Right now, since I have only been shooting for 5 months, I am more concerned with shooting clean quickly. It would appear that those who shoot lightning fast and can at least get their shots on target, are the ones leading the group. Is this consistent with the sport as a whole? Would be interested in hearing from other IDPA competitor's.