GGP 008 - Our Favorite Shooting Sports: IDPA

GGP-008 - Our Favorite Shooting Sports IDPAIn this episode of Gun Girl Radio Randi and Julie discuss another one of their favorite shooting sports, International Defensive Pistol Association competitions. Both multi-time ladies IDPA National Champions, they cover the basics of the sport, a bit of history and chat about this week’s Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals Championships. What have Randi & Julie been up to?

  • Randi Rogers - Costa Rica IDPA NationalsRandi visited Costa Rica for combination competition trip and vacation where she won the women’s title at the IDPA Costa Rica Nationals
  • Julie recorded an episode of her monthly podcast, JulieG Radio.

Main Topic - One of Our Favorite Shooting Sports - IDPA:

  • A brief overview of IDPA
  • The IDPA Divisions
  • Equipment considerations
  • History of the Sport

Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

  • Types of stages
  • Lighting conditions
  • Awards ceremony
  • A little match history
  • Indoor Nationals experiences and favorite memories

Listener Questions:

Rick: Hi Ladies, I’m enjoying the podcast. I had the privilege of meeting Randi at the Texas State IDPA match (I was just watching, not participating) and told her that I was a big fan of hers....and Julie. After saying that and walking away to photograph some of the match, I began to think that it was a bit rude on my part mentioning being a fan of a competitor to Randi while she was shooting the match. Oops. Anyway, you can imagine how happy I was to find out that Randi and Julie were doing a podcast!

I do have a to pick up speed during a match and where along a course of fire that the ladies have found that they can pick up the most speed. I've been shooting our local club match that isn't pure IDPA but it does involve scoring zones and shooting around barriers, etc. Anyway, it seems that I haven't been able to rise to higher than 6th place finishes for several months now and I'm itching to gain a spot on some of our hotshots. ;D

Joe: Ladies (and Jake), I have a question regarding my wife and the creepers at our range. She and I both compete in IDPA. She's new to the sport and is already kicking butt. She is also the only lady shooter at our local matches. The problem is that every guy there seems to think she needs their advice. She\'s polite and listens to them all with patience but she\'s starting to get a little tired of it. I know it sounds like I'm just being jealous, but I assure you that\'s not it. My wife can handle herself! But that\'s also the problem. I don't want to step in, because it would only come off as a jealous jerk husband and I do have to shoot with these guys every weekend. Do you have any advice?

Chuck from facebook & Jace from Twitter: Any news on the possible rule changes in IDPA?

Matt: How hard is it to mentally switch rule sets from USPSA and back?

Sarah: What do ladies keep in the pockets of your shooting vests?

Matt: Why aren't there any exclusive Top IDPA shooters? I.E. Why is it that the top uspsa shooters who don't shoot or practice for IDPA show up at the nationals and completely dominate?


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