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Old 03-30-2019, 03:57 PM
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IDPA classifier ?

When shooting the IDPA 5x5 classifier do you start with your hands by your side or raised by your head.
I tried to find it in the rules but didn't see it.
I figured someone here would know.

Thank you. Jsjac
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:06 PM
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IDPA starts "hands naturally at sides" unless otherwise specified.
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Old 03-30-2019, 10:08 PM
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Yup, Jim has it right
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:22 AM
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Thank you for your input.
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:38 PM
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Don't practice the 5x5 classifier. You'll end up in a class higher than you can shoot in at a match.
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:22 PM
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The classifier is a basic skills test with a defined set of goals. Definitely avoid practicing things like that.
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:23 PM
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If you want to practice skills, you would do better with the 72 or the original 90 shot version.
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:24 PM
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Don't practice the 5x5 classifier. You'll end up in a class higher than you can shoot in at a match.
I ran a half-dozen guys through it, and only one was able to match their existing classification; practicing it is the issue?
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:55 PM
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I shot it on Friday morning because my classification had expired. Actually didn't realize they could expire as long as your membership is current. Missed Master by .23 seconds shooting carry optics. I think if I had been shooting my ESP pistol it would have been fairly easy.
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:26 PM
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HQ announced they were getting rid of the "universal auto pistol classification", and going back to "must annually classify in the division you're shooting in a sanctioned match".
Don't remember un-classifying as part of the deal, but HQ works in mysterious ways.
I liked being able to shoot one classifier for multiple divisions (shot a compact .45 to classify in CDP, ESP, and BUG, one time), but it was apparently causing trouble with BUG and Optics not tracking with other divisions.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:25 PM
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Normal start positions should not matter to you. You should be skilled in all of them. Don't practice start positions relative to individual courses of fire.
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:40 PM
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I do not practice the 5x5 classifier.
I shot it 2 or 3 times with a friend.

I need to practice on swinging targets. I have a hard time with them.
Also need to practice the longer shots also.
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:51 PM
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I need to practice on swinging targets. I have a hard time with them.
Never shoot a moving target. Wait for them to stop at the end of the arc and take two good shots.

Remember, its just one target. Dont spend all day trying to ensure you are dumping ammo in the middle.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:53 AM
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What about when you can't do that because the target isn't available at the bottom of the arc?
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:55 AM
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Never shoot a moving target. Wait for them to stop at the end of the arc and take two good shots.
Swingers always terrified me, they still do. I used to wait for them at the end of the swing but found that I was wasting time. I shoot them on the move now and rarely drop a point, well besides being so focused on the mover I sometimes get some pretty good hits on no-shoots. But they still terrify me because I don't know how I hit them, couldn't explain it.
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:11 AM
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What about when you can't do that because the target isn't available at the bottom of the arc?
I run away.
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:02 PM
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I shoot the 5x5 as one of my favorite drills. Do not shoot IDPA anymore as they are my least favorite. Need to get rid of the woman and get a shooter
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:26 PM
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If, by "the woman", you mean Joyce Wilson, she owns IDPA.
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:30 PM
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He's not wrong though
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