Want to celebrate the 4th in a truly patriotic fashion? Swing out to Atlanta CC tomorrow for a little “Independence Day Pistol Association” (IDPA) action. We’ve got shambling looters, a shotgun stage (!?!?!), moving, and more reloads than you can shake a stick at. I’ll be there with my new 625 trying to not make a fool of myself trying to reload this thing in a hurry.
You know, speaking of the revolver, I have learned one thing with my training regimen, and that’s to SLOW DOWN. The problem that I’ve been having is that I want to be able to reload that as fast as I can jam another mag into a single stack gun, but that’s just not going to happen. However, when I slow down and focus on getting everything done the same way every time, I generally tend to have a lot better runs. Not Jerry Miculek fast, but fast enough to get the job done for now. Plus, the advantage of slowing down is that I don’t build bad habits…I hope.
However, the moral of the story is “come shoot IDPA with us” tomorrow. Registration opens at 0930, and safety meeting is at 0945 – you have to be there for the safety meeting if you want to shoot, no exceptions. We made an exception last month, and the result was we let someone shoot who did not have their “mind right” when it came to safety. However, if you show up at 0930, listen to the ROs, and try to have fun, then we’ll all have a good time and get some blasting done on the 4th of July. Who needs fireworks anyway? We’ve got guns.