Tuesday, July 23, 2013

First IDPA Experience

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.

2 comments:

  1. Where'd you go shoot IDPA?
    Belle and I did it at Shiloh.
    Fun yes? It really pushed my buttons and pushed me outside my comfort zone and I always felt awesome walking out to the car after event, regardless of how I shot.
    I haz an envy.

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  2. So I has this comment that showed up in my email but not online from Kx59.
    Where'd you go shoot IDPA?
    Belle and I did it at Shiloh.
    Fun yes? It really pushed my buttons and pushed me outside my comfort zone and I always felt awesome walking out to the car after event, regardless of how I shot.
    I haz an envy.

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    I went to Shiloh as well.
    My goal will be every other week on my Fridays off. And to eventually make it to some of their impact zone matches.
    We'll see.

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