Get More Information From Second Amendment Women About IDPA All Female Shooting Matches
SAW had the pleasure of an introductory class taught by two highly ranked competitors, Ken Ortbach and Joanna Lenczewska, this past month at the Hellertown Sportsman Center in PA. Our students ranged from beginner to intermediate/advanced but none had ever participated in an IDPA match.
IDPA ranks their participants and offers different stages so that all interested individuals can compete and be challenged. Several of our members are continuing to participate in local matches. Another intro class will be scheduled soon in Easton PA. It is worth checking out, even if you just go to observe, though we do we do encourage you to pay the small entry fee and give it a try. Most people who at first go just to watch a match wish they had brought their gear!
As long as you are familiar with your firearm, are safe, and are open minded to learning from a crowd of experienced people who are always happy to get a new person started on the right track, IDPA is something you will definitely enjoy. visit our website www.sawshootingclub.com
All Female Shooting Matches With The International Defensive Pistol Association Rules, Great Fun!
Monthly "local" matches usually cost between $10 and $ 20. One even includes a pizza lunch on top of a full day of shooting various scenarios. All you need to bring to a match is your firearm, three magazines, a holster/belt, and enough ammunition for the day.
After your first match a concealment vest or garment will be needed as well , and you will need to join IDPA for a nominal fee. No special competition gear is allowed in IDPA, this would be the firearm you would use for home defense or plinking at the range.
A typical scenario starts with your gun holstered and Safety Officer pressing the buzzer on the timer. Targets have an order to be engaged in, some will be moving, some will be aimed at from behind cover, sometimes there may even be an “injured” bystander who needs to be retrieved while the shooter continues to engage the targets.
All of the matches are performed in a safe and fun atmosphere which provides a perfect environment to learn about your firearm, how you handle it under stress and how you respond to pressure while shooting, even if that “pressure” is your time elapsed flashing on the timer when the buzzer goes off and you show all clear with your firearm. visit our website www.sawshootingclub.com
So you have taken a first step or intro to pistol class, you have been shooting at paper at the range for some time and you may be thinking what’s next?
How about practicing confronting a pack of home invaders in the middle of the night? Or bad guys at a card game gone bad, drawing from your concealed carry set up while at the table and making sure not to hit any innocent bystanders ? Maybe it is the Holidays and there is a pack of marauding elves at the local mall? Swinging targets , charging targets , engaging bad guys from doorways and "cover" while "slicing the pie" sound like fun? IDPA may be the thing for you.
There aren’t many opportunities in this area to practice shooting from a holster or doing much more than standing in a port but one outlet that is available to shooters of all skill levels, beginner through advanced, are matches run by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA). IDPA is a shooting sport that was founded in 1996 and simulates self-defense and real life encounters. Anyone can get involved in shooting matches as beginners are welcome and the cost of necessary equipment is minimal and limited to practical gear shooters most likely already own.
Recently, the Second Amendment Women Shooting Club/SAW sponsored an all-female introduction to IDPA shooting for our members. Not everyone can afford to take advanced tactical classes and certainly not on a monthly basis. IDPA offers an inexpensive opportunity to practice moving and shooting and experience how you will react when shooting under stress. And our members were ready for the challenge! Granted, the stress is not really induced by your door being forced open at 2am and you having to confront a bad guy in your pajamas, however, there is some stress that comes from competition shooting even if you are only “competing” with yourself.
You can find out more about IDPA at the Website www.idpa.com. For more information on the Second Amendment Women Shooting Club-SAW, and links to our membership, events and Facebook group visit our website www.sawshootingclub.com.