Russian IDPA

If you read the entire post, you’ll find out at the end that the guns in question were loaded with low powered rubber bullets (I had no idea such a thing existed, by the way) and as such weren’t a danger to the freakin’ boats and people on the other side of the river.  The whole post about the Russian IDPA exhibition is here.

Look, I get that the Ruskies are generally crazy or something, because “low powered rubber bullets” or not, you wouldn’t catch me doing an IDPA demo out in the open in front of a river on an elevated position.  Primarily you wouldn’t see me doing that here because there’s a 99.9% probability that it would be illegal in the States.  I think this is probably the first time I’ve seen a public display of my sport that I’ve strongly disapproved of; shooting over open water like that just doesn’t present a positive image of gun owners.

I know Russia != America, but honestly – if you didn’t know those were from Russia, some idiot from the VPC could grab those images and say “OMFG LOOK AT HOW UNSAFE THESE MANIACS ARE”, because out of context (and hell, in context) that looks pretty unsafe.  Basically, what I’m trying to say here is that don’t do things in front of a camera that can be easily manipulated into presenting a negative and unsafe image of gun owners.

1 thought on “Russian IDPA”

  1. OMG – the Russkies are nuttier than a sack of almonds!

    Just look at this:
    Systema Gun Disarms – WITH A LOADED FREAKING GUN!

    Now, I understand all about “hardcore training” and I did my share of Bank Miller snake drills and “stand next to the target”, but this… This is different…

    Sweeping the crowd, sweeping each other…

    Sigh…

    I can’t help but think about Tam’s book that she just reviewed…

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