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Unfortunately, I forgot to turn on my camera for two of the stages. Thankfully, one of those stages was rather simple, the other was probably my best stage. Of course.

This was a very educational match for me. It’s been a long time since I’ve done an IDPA Carbine match with my trusty AR15. Lately, I’ve been doing Run and Guns and 3 Guns. Which means steel targets, or two hits anywhere on paper. So it was quite different to be focusing and taking the extra time for center shots. I learned a lot about my strengths and weaknesses with CQB rifle work, so I have a lot to focus on in my next training range days.

Can’t wait to get working on polishing these rough edges.

Despite my dissatisfaction with how I performed, it’s only a failed shooting event if you don’t learn anything – and I learned a lot.

About the IDPA Carbine Format

IDPA is an attempt to teach shooters some real life self defense techniques. That means no shooting out in the open, engage targets in “tactical” order, leaning around corners, and the like. The majority of the targets require two hits, sometimes they specified three hits. Unless otherwise specified, we had the option of “over shooting” if we weren’t confident in our accuracy on that target. Scores are the shooter’s time, but hits outside of the “A Zones” and other penalties add to your time. The goal is to get a low score. Balancing speed and accuracy is critical.

Brian Purkiss
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Brian Purkiss is a Christian, husband, competitive shooter, firearms instructor, proponent for individual liberty and Second Amendment rights, and a web developer. He primarily focues on USPSA and Run & Gun competitions, but enjoys most other forms of shooting competitions as well.

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