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Post by Maxwell » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:14 pm

I would like to look into some of the competitive matches but would like to watch as I learn more about the differences in groups. Any ideas on where to start my research?

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Post by oljames3 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:18 am

Maxwell wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:14 pm
I would like to look into some of the competitive matches but would like to watch as I learn more about the differences in groups. Any ideas on where to start my research?

Thanks,
Max
In May I started competing in USPSA matches. You can find clubs and matches near you at https://uspsa.org/. I would recommend you take training that involves drawing from the holster before competing. This is not strictly necessary, but I found it helpful in my experience. And, of course, dry fire your draw stroke as well as the fundamentals.
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Post by Maxwell » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:08 am

oljames3 wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:18 am
Maxwell wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:14 pm
I would like to look into some of the competitive matches but would like to watch as I learn more about the differences in groups. Any ideas on where to start my research?

Thanks,
Max
In May I started competing in USPSA matches. You can find clubs and matches near you at https://uspsa.org/. I would recommend you take training that involves drawing from the holster before competing. This is not strictly necessary, but I found it helpful in my experience. And, of course, dry fire your draw stroke as well as the fundamentals.
Thanks oljames!

Yeah, I need some holster training. I'm neither fast nor smooth.
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Post by extremist » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:49 pm

First question would be - where are you located?

In the DFW metroplex, we have a tremendous choice of matches available every week.

Dallas Pistol Club is a great place to start competing.

Someone (hint hint), can teach you the proper methods of drawing and you can learn slowly with a variety of matches.

Steel as a first match is a good place to start.

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