I'm just now reading up, as I just realized there's a club close to me and I'm interested in trying.
Can I use my Sig X5 Allround? Will it fit in the box, or is there a different rule that disqualifies it?
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I do not believe that the X5 will fit in the box.
But...even if it doesn't most local clubs are EXTREMELY lenient on letting first time shooters shoot what they bring. You show up shoot the match, if you like it maybe you look at a more suitable gun.
I say go, enjoy and worry later
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Thanks! I believe Im going to do just that.
It is also a couple of ounces over the weight limit of 43oz with a mag. But I agree with jljones, most clubs will let you shoot it at least the first match anyway to see if you like IDPA.
The main reason I asked (other than the fact that I shoot the X5 better than my others) is that I have a blade tech holster for it.
I also have VP9 to use, and if I can find a suitable holster for it before next Saturday, I'll take that one.
So, the girlfriend and I are definitely going to try the IDPA shoot the Saturday after next. It's every second Saturday, and I have a feeling I'm going to love it.
I've decided rather than show up with the X5 that they'd likely let me use once, to prepare myself to use the VP9.
What that means is that I need a suitable holster the the VP9, and She's going to need one for her Ruger LC9S.
At least I'm assuming we both need one to really particiapte.
I know there tons of choices. Can a fairly low cost, quickly attainable sample for each be had? Part of my question is based on the fact that one type or another might be better fit for the organization.
I have a blade tech for the Sig, and I got a drop bracket for it. And I enjoy using it at the range. But I dont want to buy that for the VP9 if it doesn't fit with IDPA.
I don't want to buy a POS; but I don't want to go all out for this trail shoot. FWIW, I don't see either of us using these holsters for anything other than at the range.
Rather than try to explain all of the equipment nuances, perhaps it would be better if you read over it yourself.
Current IDPA rules.
Section 8 covers equipment, such as firearms divisions and holsters/mag carriers. Skip right to 8.5 for holsters.
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Really don't worry too much about the rules first time out. They will cut you some slack. One hard rule that is unbreakable: BE SAFE. Unsafe gun handling will get you booted right away.
Prepare to have a good time. I'll wager you will like it.
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Thanks for sharing this. That's a lot more detail and ruling than I expected, for sure. Answers a lot of questions though.
I started out (with USPSA) with a ~$25 Uncle Mikes open top kydex belt holster that served me well for years. Don't get caught up in gear right away unless what you have isn't legal for your Division, or it breaks.
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