It's getting to be that time of year again and the calls are coming in from people wanting to take up action pistol shooting like IDPA.
North Porter County Conservation Club, a private shooting range club about 30 miles east of Chicago, sponsors our running the Intro to Action Pistol Competition day clinic every spring to get new competitors ready to come to the range on Sundays to shoot Steel Challenge, IDPA, and USPSA.
There are two dates scheduled:
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
The class runs all day, from 9am Central (Chicago) time til about 5:30pm. The class fee, thanks to the subsidy from NPCCC, is only $120.
We will cover:
Safety and gunhandling
Range rules and protocols
The rules of each sport, beginning with Steel, then IDPA, then USPSA
Lots of live fire on the outdoor range beginning with simple draw and fire drills on steel and progressing through the disciplines with more-complex drills and mini-stages.
You'll expend at least 150-200 rounds. You'll want to have your service-type pistol and a range-type OWB holsters. Micro guns and concealment holsters will take up time better spent on the fundamentals of the draw, presentation, speed shooting, movement, multiple targets, reloads, and all the rest. Transitioning to the carry guns later is easier and less costly than the other way around.
Your instructors are TD Roe, female USPSA competitor sponsored by Canyon Creek Custom Guns and SnS Casting Bullets, one of the top women competitors in USPSA;
Bill Zeller, multi-discipline match director: USPSA (at North Porter and Oak Park), IDPA, multi-gun, ICORE and others.
Scheduled to assist is Mike Gnyra, USPSA Grand Master in Limited and Single Stack divisions. (Watching a GM run a handgun is educational all by itself!)
A guide to what equipment you'll want to have is on our website along with registration, which we need in advance to plan.
Our Facebook page has updates, too.
And a video of the closing USPSA stage, Mark S. showing good form: