-- 40-something male. Right-handed. VERY near sighted but I'll wear soft lens eye contacts in competition.
-- New to pistols but not to marksmanship. I used to shoot .22 rifles on a high school team. But no firearms between then and now.
-- Just started pistol shooting Spring 2010 after I took an introductory handgun course. Demoed rental pistols from Spring 2010 to Summer 2010 before buying. Maybe about 500 rounds total.
My current gear:
-- Bought my first gun in August 2010: Glock 17, Gen 4
-- Completely stock. No mods at this time. Stock polymer sights. 5.5 lb connector
-- Well, maybe the only "mod" was a 25 cent trigger job. Polish and cloth only. No Dremel. Did that just yesterday and it did seem to help
-- Uncle Mike's instructor belt
-- CompTac Paddle holster
-- CompTac twin mag pouch x 2
-- SureFire G2X Tactical (wow, it's bright)
-- Peltor Tactical 7S electronic muffs
-- ICE Naro eye protection
-- Stack of IDPA paper targets
-- no shot timer (yet)
+-- Had a Serpa holster, but didn't like the retention tab.
-- Interested in carry / personal defense, and want to shoot matches with the same gun as if I would use for defense. So, no race gun or major Glock mods at this time. But the competition bugs are biting me quite a bit now...
-- Really want to maximize my gun handling skills and marksmanship skills before I branch out to other pistols or divisions.
My training and shooting so far:
-- Will be shooting IDPA SSP for now. Will try USPSA in the summer months if time allows (maybe production division?)
-- Did lots of reading and lots of dry fire since August.
-- Took a defensive pistol class in the fall, did a classifier the same night -> NV classification. Ugh-- I think I was too tired and that was my mistake.
-- Just did a second classifier last month -> now at MM level, and a couple of seconds short of SS
-- Western Washington clubs for competition
-- Indoor range up to 25 yards. Allowed to draw from holster but no Bill drills allowed.
-- BUT, there's an open, no-lane training bay that I'll have limited access to. Bill drills allowed there. They even have barricades available.
-- Dryfire and other drills at home
Thanks, and looking forward to posting more.
Edited by SeaTact, 16 January 2011 - 02:14 AM.