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getting into idpa

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Idk if this is the right forum but here it goes.

Now that I have my ccw I want to do idpa as consistent training for what ever situation I may ever end up in. Also it looks really fun. I'll be taking an intro class next month so I can start doing competition. Any one else here do idpa? Any tips? I orderd a comp tac international holster and dual mag pouch. Can't wait to start

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This is just my opinion.  IDPA is great if you want to go shoot under some stress and push yourself with your pistol.  I think if your goal is to become a competent gunfighter, then you need to take several defensive pistol courses, get your fundamentals down to a second nature and then go and shoot IDPA with a set up as close as possible to your CCW set up.  IDPA is not training  You will see once you get out there.  Training is where you have a competent instructor to teach and correct you and make sure that you are nailing the fundamentals.  IDPA is fun.  Some clubs try to have very realistic scenarios that you could benefit from.....but the cameraman vests, the race holsters, and the like rob some of  the benefit from them.  


Go shoot, make friends, and push yourself, but do yourself a favor, spend the money on a couple of damn good courses first.  Additionally, invest in your physical fitness if you are not already doing so.   

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I agree, I have instructors that I feel did very well with my ccw training. I'm going to continue to train with them. Than ks for the advice brother. I'd figure at leastbeing in a position of shooting under some stress would be some good training In conjuction with other training classes.

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I agree with Stain.


If you can find it, get some training simulator time.  Maximum stress in hundreds of different situations, with the system operator able to change the outcome based upon your responses.

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