1911Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
59 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hello Everyone,
Just recently got my S&W 1911 and I love it! I would like to try to start shooting competitively for fun and was wondering what is the easiest type to get started with. IDPA or some other type. I just want to do it as a Hobby and for some Fun. Nothing too serious. I live in East Tennessee (Knoxville area) and would like to know if there are any matches in my area? Anyone on this board from my area that can sort of show me the ropes? Might be a free box of ammo in it for you! :)
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
13,418 Posts
Go to www.idpa.com
You should be able to find affiliated clubs near your area.
You might also want to check out www.uspsa.org for USPSA clubs in your area.
Good luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
560 Posts
Feldhege

Having shot both USPSA and IDPA i think equipment wise for the begining shooter or the "I want to have fun" IDPA is probably the less costly route to go.. couple three mags, holster pistol bullets and a cover garment your good to go.. USPSA tends to need a few more mags etc.. but no cover garment..

Don't get me wrong you should probably try both or whichever is more convienent to you.. I like them both but USPSA holds a slight edge for me.

good luck try them out and have fun.

Jeff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Feldhege welcome.
Here is a link to some USPAS matches in your area. Guncraft in Knoxville shoots the 3rd Saturday of each month at 7:00PM indoors. ORSA in Oak Ridge shoots the 1st Saturday and the following Sunday and the 3rd Saturday and the following Sunday. The link explains more http://www.guncraft.com/ipsc.html
They have a great range at Oak Ridge and some really good people.
As for IDPA, we shoot at Dayton, TN the 2nd Saturday and the 4th Sunday http://www.travisshootingrange.com/ go here and click on IDPA.
Kettlefoot Rod and Gun in Bristol shoots IDPA but I have not had the pleasure of shooting with them yet.
Also there is a great range in Greenville called TAC2
http://www.tac2.net/index.php
There are a few regular shooters at ORSA and TAC2 that live in Sevierville and Dandridge.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
95 Posts
In the end, it's not the equipment -- it's the people. Check out the shooting in your area and see who welcomes you and makes you feel comfortable. The slight difference in starting cost between IDPA, USPSA, or any other shooting sport is much less important than enjoying your time spent shooting and socializing with other shooters.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top