Want to start Competition Shooting

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by wifininja021, May 10, 2018.

  1. wifininja021

    wifininja021
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    I know I am far from a pro. I just want to get started. I have always liked shooting (more than most people). Some people know when they talk to me I like to talk about firearms. Recently I have decided to go a step further and am going to make weekly trips to the range. Most of the time I will be working on fundamentals and testing builds. Other than that where are the best places to start for a newbie? Websites, training, information? Whatever you care to talk about let me know Thanks.
     
  2. MadDuner

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  3. wifininja021

    wifininja021
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    Awesome I will be there once school is out. Then figure it into my schedule once it starts again. Have to juggle wife, kids, work, and guns. Haha! Thanks for the reply.
     
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  4. MadDuner

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    Good luck and be safe!
     
  5. CAMPMEAT

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    Anything a lot closer to Tubac or south Tucson ? Something where we could all learn LR shooting ?
     
  6. mikeAZ

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    Rio & Tues. Night Steel is a very good starting place... If. your closer to the South Mountain range? they also have some simuliar programs..... ALL stress "safety", It's a 9mm game for most participants. Lot's of high cap pistol's from Glocks, S&W's, etc. (1911 fan's too). You will see just about every style from semi autos to revolvers. Most ranges will require you to graduate from a safety course... Which is good for all of us!. Good advice to come and watch (safety glasses and ear protection). The next higher level is USPSA competiton, running and gunning, who knows?, maybe that too????...
     
  7. dangerranger

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    I'm another that will talk guns till my wife is blue in the face!
    What is your favorite gun sport? Do you like pistols, rifles, shotguns, cannons, etc???
    Do you like speed games? Or more into the slow and deliberate sports? How about long range, or even military matches?
    Think about it awhile... Do you like tactical games that involve strategy, Speed games where the only consideration is how fast I can knock down targets, or games where wind and weather play a big part? Also where you live may play a part in what you can shoot weekly!

    Also think about your budget. Sometimes finding a match that you can shoot with a gun you already own is the way to go.

    Good Luck DR
     
  8. mikeAZ

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    Yes, 22's are used in some match's... Rio steel plate (4th. Sunday)... Each stage has 5 strings of no more than 10 rds. per string x 5 strings (it's nice to have at least 5 mags for your pistol, goes a lot faster). 40 grain CCI mini mags or CCI Blaizers work very well Then there is USPSA Steel Callange match's ( Same format worldwide). This is a pure speed shoot, There is also a 22 carbine match @ Rio 2 x a month after Tues. night steel...(Mostly S&W AR style 22's with the 50 rd. Black Dog drum and a few Ruger's with the 110 rd. drum).. I'm sure you could shoot some kind of competition every night of the week idf you wish.. C2 tactical also hoats the indoor GSSF Glock matchs....and on and on....
     

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