You shooting the BUG match next month?NkmG19, I believe that the matches closest to you are held at Markham Park in west Broward Co. on the 4th Saturday of each month. Here's a link to the IDPA website.
Massad Ayoob shoots matches at our club in Jacksonville. :dancingbanana
Run the M&P. If it's run the way previous BUG matches were run, it's just a normal IDPA match using BUGs...you'll need all the normal equipment.Ok, I heard they were having a BUG match at Gateway in October and I wanted to know what I would need to shoot the match. I have a M&P 40C , 3.5" barrrel and an S&W 642 revolver, and I wanted to know if you used both in the match. I have holsters for both, but only 1 speed loader for the 642 and nothing to hold it. Thanks
What happens at a Classifier?Run the M&P. If it's run the way previous BUG matches were run, it's just a normal IDPA match using BUGs...you'll need all the normal equipment.
If it's just a BUG stage during a normal match, you can use either.
I know we're doing a Classifier on the 9th. Website doesn't say anything about a BUG match for October...but I wasn't at the September shoot.
Yes, currently the closest IDPA to Palm Beach County is the Markham Park matches on the 4th Saturday as has been posted.Norm
The closest to West Palm I beleive is as stated above:
Tropical Sport Shooter Assoc. (TSSA) a club afiliated with IDPA...join IDPA and then join TSSA I think $40 per year.
Markham Park 4th Saturday of the month sign in no later than 8:30 AM....drills night is 1st Tues night 6 PM sign in by 6:30 PM
They also shoot at Trail Glades in Dade County 2nd Saturday of the month 8:30 AM
new shooters to the club are require to attend a new shooter orientation.....demonstrate skills to a Safety Officer
cost to shoot is $20 for members of TSSA and $25 for non members
TSSA Club forum can be found here............http://tssaidpa.us/smf/index.php
Standby has told me Okeechobee Shooting Range will start an IDPA club soon
a classifier is a string of stages set to test a shooters ability at different distances, moving and utilization of cover to choose the class the shooter will shoot in at idpa events...instead of stages with tactical descriptions the instructions are very black and white on how the stage is shot...What happens at a Classifier?
90 rounds on 'standard' stages. Designed to test skill levels for all of the basic IDPA criteria. You come out of it with a classification based on your total time, points down, and the type of weapon you're shooting. See bladenbullet's post for specifics.What happens at a Classifier?
Ben Stoeger from TN. SSP with a Beretta 92.Signed up with IDPA in 2007...never shot a match...thinking about trying it out just for the fun..Sean has been hammering me about coming out and giving it a try..Hell I cant see the sights so at the distance they shoot at it should be interesting...Got to much going on at VCGHC with IDPA, IPSC, Carbine matches and soon ICORE matches and Steel matches...Might as well have some fun with it while I still can...Watched a guy on you tube shoot the classifier in 59.40 either ESP or SSP..now thats scary fast...
1st bold...thats about right...matches hold the number of rounds to 100...i shot an ipsc last weekend and they go about 200...250 if you have as much fun as i do with it...The normal rounds required, 100? 6 or 7 stages, distances to targets, 3 yds to 20 yds, average distances, 7 yds. Oh, and one bit of advice, leave your ego at home! Otherwise some young Lady, or 70 year old will trample on it!