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Old 07-26-2011, 10:47 AM
1911-Operator 1911-Operator is offline
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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
SauerGrapes SauerGrapes is offline
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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
waktasz waktasz is offline
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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.
"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
-- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188
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