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Well, she finally got up the nerve to do it. A couple of weeks ago she went with me t a couple of USPSA matches and on the way leaving the range she mentioned it looked fun. Then to my suprise she said she wouldnt mind trying it out. I drove straight to Gander Mountain and bought her, he very own XD9 Service model. I had her fill out all the paperwork and everything so she would definately feel like it was hers, not one of mine that she was using.
She shot a practice match with it and did ok, shes very new to shooting. I was going to a 7 stage match 2 1/2 hours from home last sunday and she indicated she wanted to shoot HER gun too! here are the pics. She didnt place, in fact she came in last but she DID IT! She got up in front of everyone and proved that ANYONE can shoot a USPSA match and have fun doing so, no matter what the results.
Thanks to BOBERT for the pics!

Getting instruction before her first stage, a shoot house with several IPSC targets and lots of steel.

Here she goes...

Shooting a classifier...

heres a pic of me shooting a classifier...

Find a club close to you and give it a try, normaly the people at the matches are as friendly and helpful as the people on this forum.
PS..She says to say thanks again for the magazine rental BoB!
 

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Glad she's enjoying it.

You guys shooting Milford this weekend?

As long as weather looks decent, I figure I'll make my outdoor match debut down there sunday.
 

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aiformula said:
Glad she's enjoying it.

You guys shooting Milford this weekend?

As long as weather looks decent, I figure I'll make my outdoor match debut down there sunday.
Hmmmm, I dunno yet, I was planning on sighting in the new scope on my AR on sunday so I can shoot the side match with it next month. Might just have to skip out of work early and do that so i can shoot at Milford :lol:
Anyone else going or is everyone shooting the KY match?
 

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She did a GREAT job. It is so easy for a first time shooter at a match to screw up and DQ themselves. Many just get so overwhelmed that they quit part way thru the match. SHE HUNG IN THERE !!!

To clarify she did NOT finish last in every stage. She may have run out of bullets but she keep trying. Good job to her Teacher/Husband Todd on her instruction.

I'm pretty sure Chris K is going to Milford. It is supposed to be a Very Fun Match !!!
 

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Yes Sir I will be there and looking for you Mr. Ampleworks. That range was near Zanesville, called Rayners. Very nice range.
 

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She did a GREAT job. It is so easy for a first time shooter at a match to screw up and DQ themselves. Many just get so overwhelmed that they quit part way thru the match.
My wife got DQed but it was not totaly her fault. The guys who designed the stage for the local IDPA shoot did not even remotely consider that a lefty shooter would show up. The stage required tripping a foot activated mover and then engaging some targets from behind barricade using cover. unfortunately the barricade/cover mad it impossible for a lefty to engage the targets without exposing themselves. When my wife transitioned from right side barricade to left side barricade she got tripped by the cables from the trap door activation switch and fell flat in the mud (did I mention it was a cold, muddy, rainy, January day?). She was correctly indexed and her CZ-85 Combat did not go off but she was DQed. We did quit then because she was covered in freezing mud and hypothermia is a strong possibility in this part of the pacific north west. I left because I could not in good conscience let her sit, mud covered and shivering, in the car while I tried to finish the rest of the stages (she fell during our first stage of 7 stage match). She still shoots and has not been discouraged in any way.
 

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Thats great. Yep, that smile says it all. "Last Place" on the range is better than "No Place" on the couch!
 

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THats great! Its really good to hear about people enjoying the sport with their loved ones.
 

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Just curious since my father and I are joining MRP. We also shoot in the 600 point Thursday night pistol league. Ok...we don't shoot WELL at the league but I'm still trying 50 yards, one handed with my beloved XD. I can hit paper at 25 now. :)

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Dave,

spectators are welcome if you just want to come out and see what all this action pistol shooting stuff is about. I'll have my shiny sided XD tactical on my hip and probably be wearing a tan Peabody Sport's hat if you want to come down and chat, ask any questions etc.
 
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