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Pelham IDPA tag along

Discussion in 'Pistol Competition' started by VARCHAR2, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. VARCHAR2

    VARCHAR2

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    I'm not a member of Pelham Fish & Game or IDPA, but I'm interested in both. After checking out the IDPA site and some threads here, I think it could be something rewarding for me and with the added benefits of being a good training aid/motivator. Would it be possible to visit a Pelham Fish & Game IDPA Pistol event as a guest/observer?, and if so, would anyone here mind letting me tag along with you some day and maybe giving me a view of both?
     

  2. Jimmy2Times

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    The public is welcome at most IDPA events at Pelham Fish and Game. Just show up.
     
  3. Underwhere

    Underwhere NES Member

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    After watching for 5 minutes you're going to wish you had just brought your stuff and participated (If you are comfortable and safe with your own gun).

    If you're a new shooter and new to guns and unfamiliar with your own gun then I think observation would be good.

    Read the rules, show up and let them know you are brand new. They will take care of you. Be safe.
     
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  4. VARCHAR2

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    Thank you both for the replies. I am looking forward to seeing the club and the sport, and I will bring my stuff along.
     
  5. DISTINGUISHED PISTOL SHOT

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    Yup. just show up to Pelham. Identify yourself to the cadre as a "New" IDPA shooter and they will take care of you. Paul Dimarco is one of the Cadre up there, he'll encourage and guide you thru the process. Good luck.
     
  6. Underwhere

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    I've never shot at Pelham. Maybe I"ll go this weekend.
     
  7. Underwhere

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    I can't for the life of me figure out what time registration and first shot is.

    Does anyone know?
     
  8. Underwhere

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    fish and game website says 7-5 PM for IDPA.
    also says outdoor ranges are open for shooting at 8AM
    And then I read somewhere else that registration is from 8:30-11.

    wtf?
     
  9. GlockBy

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    I think 8:30am - 11am registration is correct. First shot at 9:00am.
     
  10. Underwhere

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    How do you have first shot before registration is over?

    Maybe they do it differently there than at Harvard.
     
  11. GlockBy

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    I guess it is a soft start, if you show up between 8:30am-11:00am - you shoot. I believe they run IDPA matches same way in Pioneer (Dunbarton, NH). I think it is actually pretty convenient.

    If only WPRC had their match start at 8:00am - then you could shoot both if you wanted! [grin]
     
  12. Lugnut

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    Enough questions- go already! Like Glockby said- it's a rolling registration- as long as you get there by 11AM you can shoot! If you get there early enough and finish before 11AM, you can shoot twice... I think it's only like $5 the 2nd time round. I wish I could go...
     
  13. Underwhere

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    I did not do well.
     
  14. Underwhere

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    My video (Stage 4 was not shown. This stage was not revealed to the shooter until ready to fire)

    Comments and criticism welcome.

    Yes. I know...Me and Steel did not get along today.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EzF9QDoTS8
     
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  15. Underwhere

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    there seem to be a lot of verbal "Are you kidding me?".

    I like the was Pelham runs IDPA..."which way are you going to turn?...."
     
  17. Palladin

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    I want to know if Hanwei got a 'technical' for dropping that empty mag on Stage 2???
    I was hit with that last yeat at Pelham.
     
  18. Hanwei

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    Why would I get a technical for dropping an empty mag? You only have to do reloads with retention if you have rounds left in the mag. Empty mag... drop it and leave it. Unless I've missed a rule. [smile]
     
  19. Hanwei

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    Hey, when he doesn't knock down any of the poppers... I get to verbally abuse him. [smile]
     
  20. jkelly

    jkelly Shooting at the big range in heaven

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    If you have one in the chamber (slide forward) and drop an empty magazine it's a speed reload and you get a procedural. You shot 11 rounds (2-3-2-2-2, I think) before you dropped your magazine so you are okay.

    Respectfully,
    jkelly
     
  21. Hanwei

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    Correct... I was at slide lock before reloading. 2-3-2-2-2. I forgot about the speed reload rule though! Thanks John [grin]
     
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    I had to watch Hanwei's video to figure out what the course of fire was. [rofl]

    What's with the SO's hands on stage two?
     
  23. Underwhere

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    Looks like he was playing basketball huh. Maybe just instinct? I wondered as well when I was beginning the stage whether he was supposed to be catching something I dropped.
     
  24. GlockBy

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    I would guess Scott does it as a precautionary measure for stages where shooter starts facing up range. Just in case somebody decides to draw then turn. [grin]
     
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    This is a hold over from T.A.G., if the RO needs to take control of the muzzle they won't be able to if they are holding a timer in one hand and with the other by their side.

    BTW Tactical Arts Group is at Pelham F&G on Monday nights now, shooting usually starts at 6 and goes on until 1/2 hour after sunset.
     
  27. Hanwei

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    This would be true if I had a round in the chamber still, which I didn't. I had shot to slide lock. Additionally, as far as I know, that stage did not require a tactical reload. So when I shot to slide lock, I dropped it, reloaded, and continued.

    [grin]

    side note: even if the stage calls for a tactical reload... I believe the one exception to that is if you have shot the gun dry and to slide lock. Then you may do an emergency reload (Page 42 of the IDPA handbook). If I'm wrong, someone please correct me.
     
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  28. Hanwei

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    Does anyone know when/where the match results will be up online?
     
  29. jkelly

    jkelly Shooting at the big range in heaven

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    If a specific type of reload is specified in the CoF, you must do that reload (tactical reloads and reloads with retention are interchangeable). A slide lock reload is not a TR or RwR.

    You would have to retain the magazine even if empty and at slide lock.

    Respectfully,
    jkelly
     
  30. Hanwei

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    Interesting. Thank you for the correction John. I could have sworn an SO at a Harvard match told me differently... but I know how good you are about following the rules to the letter [grin]
     

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