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OK, IDPA outlaws specific foot ware. But then a gain a lot of us use GSG9s which are specifically made for shooting. Seems a little cheating on that one during Nationals. USPSA, it is a freebee. What do you all use. I have a couple sets of soccer shoes that are perfect and cost $60 a pair and toatlly illegal in IDPA while the GSG9 at $200 is legal.

Guess those Feebees down the list have some pull afterall?

What do you use and think? Hilton, Tom? Any other gamers here who use expensive toys:)?
 

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Hiking shoes from Wal-Mart (Faded Glory, Rawlings, whatever's on sale). They have fairly aggressive soles, are light and comfortable. Usually cost around $25 and last a season or two.

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In the summertime, I use whatever tennies I normally wear. In inclimate weather, I use an ankle length hiking boot. I bet I don't have $50 in both pairs.
But then again, I am in a high sharpshooter class, what do I know?
 

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Jeez Louise! FOOTWEAR regs!?! While I agree with IDPA's prohibition of knee and elbow pads, this footwear thing seems a bit much.

It kind of reminds me of Louis Awerbuck's comments about the LAST IPSC match he ever tried to shoot. He showed up, submitted his carry gun & ammo (Commander with Remington factory .45ACP ball)to the major/minor test (I don't recall if it was a balistic pendulum or if they just chrono'd it), and was told that his gun/ammo combo didn't pass muster. He packed back up and went home and did something productive.

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I wear GSG9's when I shoot and when I am on duty and I don’t feel as if I am cheating. They weren’t made for "shooting," they were made for cops and the military. Cleats I can see, a little. If it keeps you from falling and breaking yourself or shooting the SO, who cares? That guy that beat you with GSG9's would have beat you with flip-flops on.

If I show up to Nats this year and am turned away for something as stupid as footwear, maybe I should just run IDPA matches and not shoot them.

Tom
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p.s. I have found GSG9's for $165. Contact me if you want the name and phone number.


<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Tom Freeman on 2001-04-23 09:03 ]</font>
 

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Shoes? Yall wear shoes to these matches? Maybe that's the problem. It's hard for us southern boys to get used to shoes just to shoot a pistol match. :smile:

All fun aside, I am with Mikey on the Wal-Mart or K-Mart hiking shoes. For under $25 they are hard to beat. I wear them to work, got some on right now. When they start to get worn down, they become lawn mowing shoes. After that they go in the trash. I also have a set of leather water proof hikers if the range is muddy.

On 2001-04-23 09:01, Tom Freeman wrote:
That guy that beat you with GSG9's would have beat you with flip-flops on.
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Tom, so right. If you are worried about what the guy has on his feet, you are already in trouble.

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Until yesterday I've been wearing a Prince(?) tennis shoes ($20) that I bought 7 years ago. I finally broke down and threw it away when I got home last night. Mikey and John saw that tennis shoes. Starting next week I will be wearing my 5 year old no name Target running shoes. Look out boys.
 

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GSG9s? Nope :grin: There are a bunch of us who have shot Nationals in them. Including the the top ten shooters of the match for the last few years.

(not me in the 10 BTW)
 

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Footwear regs? wow.

So, where is the best price on these magical Addidas shoes?

While on IDPA, why did they cut the revolver barrel length, and why don't they allow 8 shot revolvers?? Just wondering about the logic, if any.
 

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Bruce,

You can use an 8-shot revolver in IDPA, but you can only load 6rounds in it....Did you see the new IPSC rule for revolver class? You can only "fire" 6 rounds maximum then it's a mandatory reload!

As of Oct. 2002 you can no longer use 5-inch barreled revolvers in IDPA. You will have to cut down or rebarrel to 4-inches, or get a different gun. IDPA says the 5-inchers are a "competition only" device. Little did all those LEO's realize those 6-inch .38/.357's were GAME GUNS!!
 

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Yeah, 5" are competition guns only...and I was the first guy to walk on the moon.

I like IDPA, I really do. Just not sure for how much longer. Isn't it interesting, how all things become like government? Rules breed new rules, and so on and so on, until the purpose behind the thing is lost?
 

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Shoes? Yall wear shoes to these matches? Maybe that's the problem. It's hard for us southern boys to get used to shoes just to shoot a pistol match.
You're joking, but I think it was the Area 6 last year that I shot with a guy that was barefoot.
As for me, I shoot a match in whatever I'd normally wear for the weather. Usually Docksiders.

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Barefoot? That is just nuts. I cant think of how much stepping on a piece of brass would hurt. Unless you are into that kind of thing.

I am going to be In Greenville this Sunday through Saturday. Are there any matches in your area during the week I might be able to make?

I will be out at the airport doing the C-130 Airborne Firefighting thing. If you want a tour a a 130, let me know.

Tom
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Yeah, I thought it was nuts, too. It was either the Area 6 last year, or the state match the year before. It was a big match, and to keep things moving they weren't policing up the brass.
Are you going to be in Greenville, NC or Greenville, SC? Our monthly local match is this Saturday AM.

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On 2001-04-23 08:46, Rosco Benson wrote:
Jeez Louise! FOOTWEAR regs!?! While I agree with IDPA's prohibition of knee and elbow pads, this footwear thing seems a bit much.

It kind of reminds me of Louis Awerbuck's comments about the LAST IPSC match he ever tried to shoot. He showed up, submitted his carry gun & ammo (Commander with Remington factory .45ACP ball)to the major/minor test (I don't recall if it was a balistic pendulum or if they just chrono'd it), and was told that his gun/ammo combo didn't pass muster. He packed back up and went home and did something productive.

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Rosco,
Why would his gun/ammo combo not pass muster. I understand he might be less well off equipment wise than 23 round comp guns but I would think his would be OK. Do you know the particulars?
 

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GSG 9's are nice boots, all day duty wear never. Not enough support or cushioning.

Not to take case with you Dane they were designed to meet the needs of the German GSG9. Requirements were, moderately good traction, lightweight, 8-9" high, water resistant, "quite" on most surfaces, and maunfactured in Germany. It just so happens they are decent for shooting.

A better boot would be the Orginal SWAT Boot. Cut more on an atheltic shoe last, aggressive outsole has good support, and shock absorbing midsole. Cost about $60 to your door.

Many of Hi-Tec's light weight hiking boots are very good for range work. Timberland also has some decent boots. If you really want a great boot, Danner's Trooper II or Acadia best Gore-Tex boots on the market.
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The Danners I own are the best I have found. Hi-Tec, from my one experience, is the greatest misnomer of them all.
 

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Dane,
Not all the top ten at the last few IDPA Nationals wore fancy boots. 1999, 8th overall, 4th SSP, Rockport walking shoes. I guess I didn't know any better. :smile:
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