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Practical Pistol:
IDPA: http://idpa.com/ The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide. The organization now boasts membership of more than 11,000, including members in 19 foreign countries.

USPSA
http://uspsa.com/ If shooting has an "extreme" sport, USPSA-sanctioned practical shooting is it. Competitors move, negotiate obstacles, run, speed-reload, and drive their guns through each of several courses as fast as their skills will allow. Although most matches are held outdoors, in all weather, further taxing competitor skill, there are a growing number of indoor ranges conducting USPSA events.

SCSA http://www.isishootists.com/scsa/index.htm The Steel Challenge Shooting Association was recently founded by the originators of the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships: Mike Dalton and Mike Fichman. This is one of the simplest--and most fun--of the action pistol shooting games. There are seven standard stages consisting of five steel plates each. Stage procedure is simple: at the beep, shoot the five plates as fast as you can. You get five runs on each stage (four runs on "Outer Limits"), your worst run on each stage is tossed out and the remaining 27 runs added for your final score. Lowest time wins. There are lots of firearm and shooter divisions--even a .22 rimfire class. This is a great match for a beginner and still extremely challenging for the Master Class shooter.


and many NRA ran events here
http://www.nrahq.org/compete/


pm links to your favorite competeive shooting sport and ill add them to the list ;)
 
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If any one has a question about any type of competetive shooting in your area, let me know. i have tons of links and access to people who would know.
 
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we do lots of things that we call self defense senarios but your still shooting at paper. idpa and ipsc will not teach you any tactics for house clearing. it will help teach you about cover. shooting sports arent designed to be a class but you can get alot out of them by watching the pros and then trying to duplicate.

i guess what im trying to say is its a game, a game with self defense origns, but a game never the less.
IDPA will not teach you any tactics but it will teach you how to handle your gun properly and will expose you to shooting under stress. and given enough practice when you do get into a hectic stiuation the "training" will take over and you'll probably fair better than if you just go to the range and plink every now and then.


just go to one. youll be hooked. trust me. thats all i had to do, when i started i was horrible. but threw practice and determination i ve come alot further than if i had never started.

if you watch my video page
http://www.youtube.com/leeindy
anything with a vest on is a idpa match except the BSPSC match which was a ipsc ccw match.
 

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leeindy said:
....... it will teach you how to handle your gun properly and will expose you to shooting under stress. and given enough practice when you do get into a hectic stiuation the "training" will take over and you'll probably fair better than if you just go to the range and plink every now and then.


if you watch my video page
http://www.youtube.com/leeindy
anything with a vest on is a idpa match except the BSPSC match which was a ipsc ccw match.

That sounds like a good thing!!! I'm going to take a good look at those videos....... thanks ;)
 

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You got my attention, leelindy.

Do you know of any events in the Northern Virginia/Southern Maryland area?


Also, what about using my Glock 27? The capacity is 9+1. Would that be a disadvantage?
 
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