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Beginners Guide to IDPA and IPSC/USPSA

Discussion in 'IDPA and IPSC' started by trade_sniper, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Buzzdraw

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    Front strap and grip aftermarket stippling moves the gun to ESP. You can stipple the removeable portion of the backstrap without a trip to ESP.

    No minimum trigger pull, BUT all safety devices must continue to operate and be functional.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks for the help. Is there anyone that hosts matches in okc?
     
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    I believe H&H does? Just watch this forum (IDPA and IPSC), usually there are notices posted anwhere from a week in advance to a couple of days in advance of the upcoming weekends events. Once you find the clubs/ranges in that area that host events, you can visit their websites and some will have a calendar of events or say "2nd Saturday of every month..." or whatever.
     
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    Take a short hop out I-40 west to Weatherford and the Tin Star Range, just on the the eastern outskirts of town. You can actually see the range from I-40 looking south, if you know what to look for.

    Another rather short hop will get you to Tulsa, there to shoot IDPA at USSA (2nd Saturday) and Oil Capital (2nd Sunday & 4th Saturday).

    There used to be an active IDPA club at H & H; they folded quite a while back, maybe 5 years ago. They were a good sized club, lots of shooters. Other things got in the way of their continued success.
     
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    Question: Is there a minimum age limit? I cannot find it anywhere.
     
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    No minimum age that I am aware of
     
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    Rulebook page 52 addresses this. Ages 12-20 may compete, when host club allows and no violation of state law occurs. For purposes of sanctioned match awards, the High Junior will be aged from 12 through 18.

    As a practical matter, youngsters often do well in IDPA. Some parents will start them with a revolver, to encourage accuracy. Most start with a 9mm semi-auto.

    Parents are expected to closely supervise their youngsters at the match.
     
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    I took my son to quite a few ranges when he was 12, rented probably 20 different handguns, just shopping for something I liked. I ended up buying a 1911 but then got interested in IDPA and bought a G34 because it's much cheaper to compete with (9mm vs 45). My son really liked the glock so I bought him a G17 for his 13th birthday and we shot matches all the time. He still loves it but doesn't get as much time to shoot now that he's older and on his own now. Local IDPA welcomed him with open arms and we both had a ball. Great father-son time.
     

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