I really like shooting and I'm wondering, how do I get in the idpa or ispc. I live in a small town and I don't here anything like that here. It seems like it'll be so much fun. Also, how much time is devoted into this. Thank you.
I haven't tried IPSC, and have only been shooting IDPA since January. Ichose IDPA since it seemed to be a little less gamer oreinted, more toward real world shooting. That's not to say that IDPA doesn't have it's share of gamers too. It also seems a little less equipment intensive.
If you go, it'll be kinda like getting hooked on drugs, you won't be able to get enough!
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Time? Lets see. I dry fire about 45 minutes a day. Live fire practice one afternoon and one morning a week and shoot a match at least one day every weekend, sometimes two matches. And I spend about 2 hours a week loading and checking ammo. Most however, just show up now and again and have fun.
Good luck to you.
AF Shooting Team
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How much time goes in depends on how much your willing and can put in ot it. I ususally try to dryfire at least an hour a day, and live fire once a week(gonna try to up it to two-three times a week if the ammo budget holds up) and shoot 2-3 matches a month at least. Sometimes up to 5 matches a month(if I get REAL lucky). One thing about this sport you'll find is time and money go hand in hand. The more money you can spend the more time your likely to put into it.
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Thanks alot for the responses. I really appreciate it. I try to do live fire once every other week since thats when I get paid. Dry fire, I just started getting comfortable with it since I've always been paranoid about playing with my gun at home and also I'm new to 1911s and was shooting a ruger and it said dry firing may damage the gun but I read a post here that its not a problem with 1911s.
Thanks ebs about that info on a club in amarillo, I'm gonna check it out. I'll chaeck out all the other links everybody gave me too. Thanks again
How much time you put in depends on how devoted you are. Of course, there are differenct types of devotion. I joined my IPSC club at about the same time as a half-dozen other shooters. Four years later, I'm a B shooter. I'm in my third term as club vice president, in charge of match production, and spend about ten-fifteen hours per month on club and match activities, mostly in one weekend. Some of the other guys have never run a match, or even helped set up a match, but they've found enough time to practice to become A or Master shooters. Think about what you want and can do for the sport, as well as what it will do for you.
Walangkatapat brings up a good point. To be successfull in this sport you don't have to make GM. All it takes is some of your time out of the month to help set-up or run a match. As previously stated, with out guys like Rick B this sport would colapse under it's own weight. Everyone should make an effort to help set-up, tear down, paste, set steel and score targets to ease their work load. And, most importantly, thank them every chance you get. They don't have to run a club, they do it because they want to. So let's give a salute to your local club officals and ROs. As was said before, this sport prospers because of them.
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