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New USPSA shooter

Discussion in 'Pistol Competition' started by hijinx, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. hijinx

    hijinx NES Member

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    Looking to get into shooting USPSA in production class. Does anyone know if there is an intro to USPSA that any ranges put on? I'm located in Fitchburg and have found Hopinkton (I believe) that does practice sessions. If anyone attends these, are these sessions for beginners or are they team practice sessions?

    Thanks for any help provided. I know my first few times are going to be slow while concentrating on fundamentals and safety. Would like to get a beginner class or a few practice sessions in before the first one so I'm not a total soup sandwich.
     
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    Hopkinton is just open public uspsa practice. They welcome new competitors and usually have a uspsa class in the spring. Thou I don't see it on their calendar yet. Show up on a Wednesday and ask the guys. I'm a member there, shoot USPSA but have trouble making Weds as I'm out of Sterling.
     
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    Thanks! I thought I had seen that post before but couldn't find it when I searched this sub-forum. Didn't think to look in the general forum. I'll be on the look out for this year's class.
     
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    I think they were trying to gain more attention by posting in the general forum? Anyway, I'm sure Peter and Sean will be chiming in soon.

    Nice to see another shooter wanting to try USPSA. You'll really enjoy it - beats shooting stationary.
     
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    We have not set this years date yet, but have just started to plan. You are welcome to join us on Wednesday nights (5:30) for practice. Bring your pistol, holster, magazine(s) and ammo.

    Before you strap up, let one of the folks know you are new & need them to walk you through the safe table procedure. We're are a very welcoming group and will be happy to walk you through the basics.
     
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    Just about all has been said already. Yea I do post the class in the general forum to try and catch people who are interested but never think to scroll down to the competition forums. Harvard also runs practices, I believe on Weds nights, but not sure about any other clubs. If you can make the trek down you’re welcome to shoot with us; very informal, low key, and no pressure atmosphere.

    Peter
     
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    The Hopkinton crew are good folks, and their class is well run and lots of fun.
     
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    Production is a division not a class. I learned that at the Hopkinton intro course.
     
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    Harvard does not have a formal Intro to USPSA course, but the Wednesday evening (5-7PM) practices are open to all comers and are a good place to learn the basics. Right now practices are indoors in the clubhouse, but once things warm up/the sun is out later/the ranges aren't mud pits we'll move back outside.

    Just make sure you have an OWB holster for whatever pistol you've got, plus the basic safety gear (eye + ear protection). If you've got magazine pouches that's great, but not strictly necessary.
     
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