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    Go compete

    I shot a steel challenge match for the first time this weekend. It was my first competition in almost a year, I probably have shot less than a dozen total. That gun is still under 1k rounds and Iíve probably only shot two mags through it all year as I donít get to shoot much anymore.

    My point, which some of you have known far longer than I have, is that competition has a ton of significant benefits over just blasting at a range. There were a lot of people there that are far older than me and have been shooting for much longer but have never done anything formal or structured. Go challenge yourself and your gear. Clearly my KKM barrel needs some work.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/lIfeXsidPfY?feature=share


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    Hell yeah, I just did my first match in a year.

    I identified a few things to work on!
    https://youtube.com/shorts/Ntx6BUE5CVA?feature=share

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    Too busy for this match stuff! You sound like Pappabear.
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    I used to do a lot of IDPA matches, and definitely need to start up again. I still train alot, but agree there are many huge benefits to competing, especially in matches with good courses of fire. And i liked how IDPA was specifically focused on every day carry fundamentals and scenarios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegademiC View Post
    Hell yeah, I just did my first match in a year.

    I identified a few things to work on!
    https://youtube.com/shorts/Ntx6BUE5CVA?feature=share
    Thatís solid placement from a match that size.

    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    Too busy for this match stuff! You sound like Pappabear.
    Seems like you guys shoot a lot, maybe take a break from your normal long range stuff to mix it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by B Cart View Post
    I used to do a lot of IDPA matches, and definitely need to start up again. I still train alot, but agree there are many huge benefits to competing, especially in matches with good courses of fire. And i liked how IDPA was specifically focused on every day carry fundamentals and scenarios.
    I havenít shot IDPA, the only time I considered it, I learned that WMLs werenít allowed. I donít know if appendix was either. Shooting open with a modified Glock is more realistic than that for me so I never looked further. The local club here does an unsanctioned concealed carry match sometimes too, I guess itís a combination of everything which sounds cool.

    Either way, the point being that a lot of threads on this forum have drifted from actual shooting and there is some great time/money value in local matches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wake27 View Post
    I shot a steel challenge match for the first time this weekend. It was my first competition in almost a year, I probably have shot less than a dozen total. That gun is still under 1k rounds and I’ve probably only shot two mags through it all year as I don’t get to shoot much anymore.

    My point, which some of you have known far longer than I have, is that competition has a ton of significant benefits over just blasting at a range. There were a lot of people there that are far older than me and have been shooting for much longer but have never done anything formal or structured. Go challenge yourself and your gear. Clearly my KKM barrel needs some work.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/lIfeXsidPfY?feature=share


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    I would love too if a box of ammo didnt cost the same as filling up my car.

    oh re/hand load you say? getting into that is how much my car cost me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wake27 View Post
    That’s solid placement from a match that size.


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    Thanks, a little frustrating as I used to place in top 10-20% out East, with more competition. Eastern PA matches had 150 shooters, multiple GMs and Ms... but I was consistent then. Just getting back into it. Im hoping to win at least one by the end of the year here... but I need time for rock climbing and long range too... i need more time!


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    Uspsa now allows appendix CC and wml for CO division
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    Well done. Competitive shooting will definitely “up your game”.
    I shot USPSA for years and placed well at Area 3 and 4 Championships.
    Keep at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wake27 View Post
    Seems like you guys shoot a lot, maybe take a break from your normal long range stuff to mix it up.
    Blaspheme!
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    Go Compete !
    100% agree, competition will take you out of your comfort zone and cause you to confront shooting problems one would never expect. People get nervous and, I think, equipment gets nervous.... Guns will malfunction that have never malfunctioned before. I used to do a lot of IDPA and a little USPSA but strictly handgun competition got a little boring even though I was hardly a master..
    Now my prefered competitive outlet is 2 gun action, I would hesitate to call it extreme, everything is "extreme" these days. I really like the "Brutality" series of matches.

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