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Alrighty, this coming Sunday(25th) will be my first ever competition shooting match. Its an IPSC 101 course given for beginners and for the local shooters who aren't available to shoot on Saturdays. I will be shooting my Gen2 22 for the exercise and as far as working/operating mods done to it are a set of night sights which were on it when I got it. I also did the .25 cent trigger job and a little sanding work on the mag well area to aid in friendlier mag insertion, also there is one of those extended butt plugs in the grip well opening to aid in mag insertion too. Ill be using a Serpa holster with the paddle attachment.

If ya'll wouldn't mind, I'm looking for some good tips for the competition even. Thanks
 

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Honestly, about the only advise I can give is I like to be one of the last shooters when I can be. That was I can watch others shoot. I know exactely what is going to happen, watch how others did and how it worked out for them and so on. I also, then know where the bar is sat at.

I guess with that in mind I am kinda lazy not wanting to push myself any harder than I have to but that is how I do it. What can I say
 

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Good advice sfguard. Especially since its your first time competing. Another thing, make sure you check and then double check all of the rules before you go. And if you have a question about something done hesitate to ask somebody there.
 

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Sounds good, Im gonna be taking it easy too for awhile until I get more of a handle on things.
 

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Hey Boomer,

I am the guy you talked to at the Competition. Good shooting there. It was my first time too. I think we gave all the "pro's" a run for their money today.

I shot a perfect score in 29.95 seconds with a beat up Glock 17 I bought for $250.00.

Nice meeting you and as you can see, I joined the forum too.
 

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So how did you do Boomer?
 

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I didnt ask how to calculate the score, nor was it written on the score sheet. If you could tell me how to calculate the score, then I'll get it posted up later when I get home.
 

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just relax and shoot accuratly. just because the other guys are hauling butt and shooting on the run dosent mean you have to. "slow is smooth and smooth is fast".

and make sure the other guys know its your first time so they can give you tips and put you towards the back of the line up your first few stages.

I was pretty nervous last saturday on my first competition and i ended up scoring in the middle of the feild on my first stage. its fun and the learning curve im sure will be huge from your first event to your second event.
 

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For your first competition, I would concentrate on several things:

1. Safety: This has to become automatic, so pay attention to safety first. Be very careful not to "break 180", and keep your finger out of the trigger guard when you're moving.

2. Listen and learn the procedures: As others have mentioned, learn by watching and asking others. Once you tell your squad that you're a new shooter, there will be no shortage of helpful advice and coaching. It will also take the pressure off to perform well in this first match.

3. Listen carefully to the stage briefings, ask questions if you don't understand something, and "walk through" the stages as you see others do, planning where they will shoot and change magazines. Doing this, you will be sure to see all of the targets in the stage before you attempt to shoot the stage.

4. Just hit the targets, and don't worry about speed, at least not yet.

Congratulations on getting into action shooting competition, I hope you find it both challenging and rewarding!

Chris
 

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For your first competition, I would concentrate on several things:

1. Safety: This has to become automatic, so pay attention to safety first. Be very careful not to "break 180", and keep your finger out of the trigger guard when you're moving.

2. Listen and learn the procedures: As others have mentioned, learn by watching and asking others. Once you tell your squad that you're a new shooter, there will be no shortage of helpful advice and coaching. It will also take the pressure off to perform well in this first match.

3. Listen carefully to the stage briefings, ask questions if you don't understand something, and "walk through" the stages as you see others do, planning where they will shoot and change magazines. Doing this, you will be sure to see all of the targets in the stage before you attempt to shoot the stage.

4. Just hit the targets, and don't worry about speed, at least not yet.

Congratulations on getting into action shooting competition, I hope you find it both challenging and rewarding!

Chris
Welcome to the Glock.pro forums!

You seem to know a lot about practical shooting... Hope you stick around!
 
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