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I will be shooting my first IDPA match next month. I have watched several match videos to practice for the various stages. Now I have a question since this is supposed to be based on a real life situation. One stage you face away from the target and turn and draw. 

To turn both feet 180 degrees takes time. In real life I would turn to be in a 45 degree stand, like a weaver stand. I'm a martial artist so by years of training I would not put my body full front to my opponent. And it is much faster than swinging all the way around. 

My question is, is that legal or do you have to be full front to the target? 

 

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When I was younger and more flexible, I did that routinely. 

The only requirement is to keep the gun within the muzzle safe points/180. 

Also, unless this is a static drill like El Presidente, consider where you will go next.  

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Thanks Jim, I'm no spring chicken myself at 65. But still in good shape. It just make sense to me than having to swing all the way around and replant both feet. 

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many martial artists i've shot with like to carry those stances into shooting sports. they feel comfortable to them and they have countless reps in training them.

 

but i would suggest if you really are trying to eek out every 1/100th of a second from your personal or physical performance they are not the best for the game and it can be proven on the timer and in video.

 

this is essentially golf with guns. have your movement look more like a wide receiver's or a point guard than a tma practitioner's.

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Yes you are correct, a lot of muscle memory and instinct. 

My biggest worry is gun flip. Having done some SD training, when not shooting you point the gun up so as not shoot someone else. Not down range. Going to have to fight that impulse.  I'll be shooting a CZ PCR, my EDC.

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that is a beautiful edc gun. and as a cz guy i fully approve! hahaha.

 

and yes, having had to hang with certain types of people who shoot guns for a living, the games can be frustratingly different.

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Photo, don't confuse IDPA with real life, or training, it's just a shooting game, timed and scored with lots and lots of rules. Just don't draw too early or you will have a short day. Ranges have 180 rules, but, unless it's changed, IDPA has a safe muzzle direction. 

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Thanks, I have read all the rules 3 times now. Interesting enough today I put another black belt in karate to the same test. Had him do the same turn and draw and he did the same thing. Turned to a 45 degree stand and fired. Not a 180 turn, that is to slow and a waste of motion. 

 

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