Getting started in competitive shooting (IDPA/USPSA)?

Getting started in competitive shooting (IDPA/USPSA)?

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    Getting started in competitive shooting (IDPA/USPSA)?

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    I'm seriously considering getting involved in competitive shooting. I'm wondering if any of you that shoot competitively would be willing to share your experiences on getting started. I'm open to all advice and recommendations.

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    Go to International Defensive Pistol Association they are a good place to start out if you are a beginner. IPSC is a lot more cutthroat and costlier to get into.

    You will find plenty of friendly folks there to get started out. just make sure you go to the website and find out what kind of equipment you have and whether it is legal, etc. If you have a glock, XD, HK or stock 1911 it should be good to go.

    my recommendation to you is to get a Fobus holster (they are cheap, about $20 apiece) a double mag pouch (another 20) and you should be good to go.

    As long as you have three mags (average 18 rounds depending on the gun you have) you can negotiate any stage in IDPA

    Good luck...
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    I use a Blade-Tech holster and double mag pouch for IDPA. Some clubs will have a beginners course to go over rules and safety. I just showed up, shot the match and met a lot of good people. They offered a lot of advice and I'm actually getting better. I'm not all about getting first place, I just want to get more accurate and become a bit faster.

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