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Want to get started

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:14 pm
by Maxwell
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

Re: Want to get started

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:18 am
by oljames3
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.

Re: Want to get started

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:08 am
by Maxwell
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.

Re: Want to get started

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:49 pm
by extremist
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.

www.dallaspistolclub.com