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Old 07-26-2011, 10:47 AM
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Attended my first match

I attended my first USPSA local match over the weekend. Even though I carried my gun with me, I did not shoot because it was my intention to watch and learn first. It was really fun but freaking hot!!! They meet only once a month so now I have a full month to return fully prepared. Plus I now know how I should be training to be better prepared to run a course.

Stay safe!
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:03 AM
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I went and watched a match first too. Then I came back and had fun!

The biggest thing for me is to be safe. Then to avoid frustrations of missing a target or hitting a no-shoot. I adopted a philosophy of "one target at a time". In other words, don't be thinking about the next target or the one you just shot - and don't worry about the timer.
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:23 PM
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Great! If your impression was the same as mine, the guys and gals at the shoot were super people.
I was going to just watch, but I knew there would be 6 or 8 guys I knew from my club. I knew there was noway they would just let me watch so I took the only practical gun I had enough equipment for and shot with them.
Great time!
Depending on your area, maybe another club near you shoots on a different Saturday and you wouldn't have to wait a month. Just a thought.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:42 AM
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It was great that everyone there was so extremely nice. I don't know if its the respect that good shooters have for their weapons that follows over to other people at the range or what. But I haven't meet anyone at this range that has had a poor attitude towards other shooters. I would love to get to a competition level shooting but in truth I am more than happy to go out there in some street clothes and train like I would be fighting.
I have been given a lot of thought to the Raven Concealment holster for my 1911. Does anyone have any experience with that holster?
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:31 AM
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I have seen them and I feel like there's a lot of wasted kydex in their design, making it bulkier than needed.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:40 AM
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I have the Raven Phantom for both my Kimber Pros and a XDm 3.8. Love both of them. They keep it nice and tight in OWB and put on the straps and a very good IWB. No adjustments to worry about but solid and very unlikely to fall out regardless of what you do.
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