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IDPA is a GAME!

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Around 30 or so years ago someone said that if it required using a timer then it was a game.  Get some trigger time, have fun, doesn’t matter which “game” or “sport”.  I learned that the time I spend with friends at the match is what’s important to me.  

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What does Cranium, Boggle, USPSA, IDPA, Steel Challenge, Taboo and Perfection have in common?

 

THEY ARE ALL GAMES THAT USE TIMERS!  SOME I CHOOSE TO PLAY AND OTHERS I DON'T.

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Yup, if it's timed and scored, with lots and lots of rules, it's just a game, and only a game. 

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On 1/26/2018 at 12:37 PM, Flatland Shooter said:

 

That attitude will get you killed in the streets.

 

(Real lame but first time I ever got to use that phrase.) :lol:

IDPA, is what will get you killed. Stoping to pick up a dropped mag while you are in a shoot out will get you an extra hole in your head. It is all a game, unless you are shooting at some one shooting at you... Just a thought.

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There isn't any sane way to simulate an actual gunfight.

 

And, most gunfights consist of three shots in three seconds.

 

And, take place in the dark.  Many at contact range.  And, the

bad guy gets to take the first shot    :ph34r:

 

That would be a boring game.  BUT a Very Exciting actual gunfight.

 

Shooting games try their best to add stress (but can't even

begin to compete with the amount of stress in an actual

gunfight).   But, they are ALL games, that can be of some

assistance in learning how to use a firearm to protect yourself    :) 

 

 

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Don't shoot my EDC in IDPA 'cause it is plain not competitive in SSP Master. Shot my Shield in BUG and finished 5th OA out of 71 shooters. I use a Red Hill Tactical OWB holster and competition mag pouches. Not that the gun isn't shootable, but in a 90 rd local match you do 6 more reloads in BUG than in SSP/ESP. In a sport where I've won (and lost) the overall by less than a full second that difference is insurmountable.

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