So I went to my first IDPA match last week. I really had a good time and may be hooked.
I did not shoot as well as I would have liked. I shot the XD which I haven't taken out in a while and just couldn't get on target. I also tried to use the out of the box holster and mag carrier as I shamefully do not own any for this gun. I have several holsters for the 1911 but no mag carriers. When I tried to put the holster on it started to peel the velcro backing. Oh a shopping we will go. I happened across the only XD holster at the range, a Safariland with a thumb release level 3 retention lock. Luckily a few turns with the included allen wrench and all was fixed. Except for the fact the holster fits way too snug.
Since it's an indoor range the safe direction is about 60 degrees instead of 180 so I was reminded a few times about my muzzle direction but did not do bad other than that. I fixed that and slowed down for the second COF.
The third and fourth were the hardest by far as we repeated COF 1 & 2 with Low Light and black t-shirts on the targets. One of the shooters thought the no shoot white t-shirt was throwing gang signs and went ahead and shot it anyway.
I ended up 4th out of 7 in unclassified SSP and 5th out of 9 overall in the Classification.
I plan on going back this week. But I need to find some decent equipment.
If I shoot the XD again I want to find a better holster that draws easier. I can do with the mag carrier for a little while but would like to get 2 singles.
If I shoot the 1911 I need to get 2 singe mag carriers and a few 8 round Wilson Combat mags. (Damn Picky Gun)
I will prob need to get an OWB for the 1911. It seems like everyone there is using OWB and not sure how IWB would go over even though regulation safety is always key.
My friends daughter wants to be Sadie Robertson ... Or so she thinks.
The Mrs. was at dinner with a friend last night and my wife mentions my desire for more shooting time. This prompt the friend to tell her that her almost 13yr daughter old wants to learn to shoot and hunt. To which my wife volunteered me to teach her. She wants to learn to hunt, shoot skeet, and to shoot in general. She told her mom she wants to be like Sadie Robertson.
This could get interesting. I wonder if I should try to grow the beard.
The girl is a Big City Texas girl who is worried about all things Boys and Cute. The parents are not opposed to guns but are not gun owners much less enthusiasts.