Ripper I can't comment on IPSC due to lack of experience it is a totally different animal and requires different practice. Go look on American Shooters website. They have a series of lessons from Rob Leatham on there that give you some good tips and drills. Also try the IPSC section of sportshooter.com for some tips from the masters.Originally posted by Ripper:
If a shooter were to shoot in either a IDPA or IPSC , what kind of shooting exercises should he do?
What distances should one train at and what are decent group sizes for shooting at targets, let's say 25 meters away, at the standing position?
Oh contrair!! I didn't want to suggest that a new guy run thru the stages with a timer, BUT a timer can work wonders with maintaining interest and keep track of progress in the various points that make up a course of fire - such as grip - draw - aim - and reloads. My interest in the shooting games was beginning to wane until I bit the bullet and decided that I needed a timer. I still swear by it - it's the greatest thing that I've acquired to keep my interest and let me practice solo without that "wonderful - all knowing - objective friend" (who's advised me to get an M-60 or use a shotgun) that's never around when I feel like practicing drawing and reloads. First - get a timer!Originally posted by HeadHunter:
When you are starting out, don't spend too much of your time with a timer. A timer is useful for some things, but it is much more important that you learn to do things smoothly and consistently. Using a timer too much tends to be conterproductive when trying to learn smoothness and accuracy.