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I shoot quite a bit at Rio Salado here in Phoenix, some damn good shooters in the valley, like Rob Leatham, Matt Burkett and Brian Enos just to name a few. Anyway, i'm quite the gunaholic, but right now, i'm mostly into the race guns and competition rifles. Have a Glock 34 OPEN gun being built and setting up my reloading gear this weekend.
 

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Used to, shot a little IPSC, alot of IDPA, some 3 gun. Shot SOF the last two year it was in Vegas. Rio Salado's nice range, I shot 3 or 4 GSSF matches there.
 

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When I go back to new York and visit family my dad makes sure to get me into an IPSC or Sporting Clays event. I love both the situational and hunting simulation events and am quite good at them.
One of my passions has always involved competition shooting (THANK YOU DAD) but now a days I don't have the time or the money except when I go on vacation. My father started me shooting when I was 5 and with his involvment handgun and hunter safety courses as an instructor I got very involved into firearms at a very high pace and at a very young age but with a high sense of safety involved.

I was shooting trap, skeet, and sporting clays at a state level by the time I was 12 and still have a dream of becoming good enough at IPSC to go to the national level some day but right now I can't afford the equipment I would need for that. (I am too involved in my motorrcycle and wanting to track ride right now).

I do not like to toot my own horn but I can shoot, I can shoot quite well. If the weapon is capable I will put the rounds right where they were intended to be.

i have an uncle who gives me hell for the weapon I carry since it's considered by most as a cheap novelty weapon. But he's been embarrassed since then by a day at the range.

I carry a Russian Makarov... Yes you high money boys will laugh, make fun, call me a cheap bastard or just look on me as trash cause you have your rich noses up in the air. But you'll loko the other way when I put my group inside a quarter at 35 yards and you are adjusting your sights.

By the way I also have and carry an SW 99 as my backup. Yes it has a higher capacity and according to experts it's more accurate but how much do they know when the farthest they shot it was at 15 yards?

My father writes articles for gun magazines as to how their ammo and equipment performs and I hear alot about it for pretty much every model that comes out. If I don't know about it then it probably doesn't exist...

good topic., sorry if I went overboard..
 

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Heavy-Dee said:
I've done a few IPSC shoots, but it's been a long time and I suck. I'd like to get back into it, but I have too many hobbies already.
Damn near word-for-word what I was going to say. I never spent enough time to get to what I would consider a decent level in IPSC or IDPA. I wish I had the time to do it now.
 

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Some IDPA and 3 Gun here. IPSC is just too expensive. You need big bucks to be competitive and have a top notch weapon in IPSC. I wasn't out to win any events, but more to learn some ways to apply the shooting to "real life" situations. It worked. I have a whole new outlook on how to defend if it so calls for it. Rio Salado is a great facility from what I have heard from friends and read in articles. I would love to meet Robbie Leatham, Brian, and Matt too. Seeing Robbie on TV actually got me interested in shooting more. Like other though, I have very little time on my hands to shoot anymore and am lucky to get to the range once a month.
 

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91' Indiana State IPSC Champion
Open Master (back before they dropped the power factor and started reshooting the clasifiers)
several club and class championships
finished 3rd on the standards at the 91 USPSA Nat'l.
used to teach IPSC techniques to SEAL team shooters for CQB.
unofficial 5-bowling pin shotgun record of 1.72 seconds

..........but that was all a long time ago...
 

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motojedi said:
91' Indiana State IPSC Champion
Open Master (back before they dropped the power factor and started reshooting the clasifiers)
several club and class championships
finished 3rd on the standards at the 91 USPSA Nat'l.
used to teach IPSC techniques to SEAL team shooters for CQB.
unofficial 5-bowling pin shotgun record of 1.72 seconds

..........but that was all a long time ago...

WOW, that's pretty darn impressive. Long time ago? Nah, not really, i'm sure you could get right back into the firing line. ;)

Dan,
You may want to cruise up here sometime and we'll head over to Rio.
 

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I shot IPSC matches weekly when I lived up in Omaha. Since moving to Texas, I've been shooting more IDPA since thats what the club near me shoots.

ReaperAZ said:
IPSC is just too expensive.
IPSC doesn't have to be expensive if you stick to Limited, Limited-10 or Production. I'd agree it takes a bit of money to be competitive in Open class.
 

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motojedi said:
91' Indiana State IPSC Champion
Open Master (back before they dropped the power factor and started reshooting the clasifiers)
several club and class championships
finished 3rd on the standards at the 91 USPSA Nat'l.
used to teach IPSC techniques to SEAL team shooters for CQB.
unofficial 5-bowling pin shotgun record of 1.72 seconds

..........but that was all a long time ago...
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I love it, no BS, just what you've done in plain fact. Kinda like, I ride a motorcycle real fast. Or, I won 2 club championships blah blah. It ain't ego if you did it.

<---Tried to sign up for an IPSC class last year with Matt Burkett but didn't get my e-mail out in time. Oh yeah, and I too suck. ;)
 

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1997 IDPA California State Champion, Expert class, Stock Service Pistol div. :idunno: My only real trophy besides local stuff :rotfl: Its wierd, I was shooting 20-30k rounds a year at one point, which isnt alot to some people, an now I am lucky to get to the range once or twice a year :idunno: Yet I still pop the safe open every 3-4 months and strip and clean the collection :thumb: (probaly just so I don't forget how to reasemble those damn Ruger .22 pistols and M1 Garands :rotfl: )
 

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G-Force Junkie said:
1997 IDPA California State Champion, Expert class, Stock Service Pistol div. :idunno: My only real trophy besides local stuff :rotfl: Its wierd, I was shooting 20-30k rounds a year at one point, which isnt alot to some people, an now I am lucky to get to the range once or twice a year :idunno: Yet I still pop the safe open every 3-4 months and strip and clean the collection :thumb: (probaly just so I don't forget how to reasemble those damn Ruger .22 pistols and M1 Garands :rotfl: )

Funny, b/c I think about doing that w/ my 1911, but never actually get around to doing it. :rotfl:
 

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Northy said:
IPSC doesn't have to be expensive if you stick to Limited, Limited-10 or Production. I'd agree it takes a bit of money to be competitive in Open class.

You are right, if you stick to the "lesser" classes it's no too expensive. I look at IPSC like the AMA class of shooting, while IDPA stuff is more like the trackday junkie class.
 

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Heavy-Dee said:
I've done a few IPSC shoots, but it's been a long time and I suck. I'd like to get back into it, but I have too many hobbies already.

HD
I third this. Motorcycling and Shooting are REAL fricken expensive hobbies to get into. Especially here in the state of can't own CRAP California.
 
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