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here in Colorado they do not allow drawing from concealment during an IDPA shoot. Is this normal practise? It appears to be a safety issue.

If this is not the norm, doesn't it put a competitor at a disadvantage at regional shoots against people who are practised in drawing from concealment? It would also seem to be a bad way to practise for a real world encounter also.

I haven't started shooting IDPA yet but would like to. I don't really have a firm opinion on this policy yet, but would like to hear your opinions on this.



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All of the IDPA matches I have shot were drawn from concealment. I believe that is in the rulebook. I wouldn't want it any other way.
 
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All the IDPA meets I have gone to,you have to have your pistol under cover.

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Around here most IDPA matches are NOT shot from concealment. Occasionally a whole match or maybe one stage will be shot from concealment.
Ohio does not have concealed carry, YET, but that doesn't mean you can't do it at a match on private club property.
At the TDI Invitational Match on 4-1-01, it rained and then snowed in the morning so most of us shot from concealment.
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Why Front Range IDPA doesn’t like outer garments I don’t know. But it’s just the way it is. I just host the IDPA matches, I don’t run them. I have seen some guys at Colorado IDPA matches using an outer garment, but not many.

Peter, why don’t you come on down to Pueblo this weekend and do a little shooting? I know Lakewood SWAT and Colorado Springs SWAT will both be there Saturday.

This weekend will be the IDPA classifier and a rifle side match.

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Why not compete the way you carry? That seems the most sensible to me, assuming you don't carry in some odd way that makes drawing from the holster dangerous to other competitors.

Maybe I'm missing the point?

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Tom,

I wish I had known earlier that there was an IDPA shoot this weekend. I have already made arrangements to shoot my first Sporting Clays Tournament this Sunday.

I have taken the book part of the safety lesson about 2 years ago, but haven't had the chance to do the shooting part yet, so I probably couldn't shoot in the match anyway.

Is there a schedule for the IDPA shoots available?
 

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Part of the problem is that not all of the states in which there are IDPA clubs have right to carry laws that are worth a flip. In the southeast where shall issue is the norm, carry garments are normal. It could be a legal issue in other states or a liability issue for some clubs. I really do not know the answer as to why some clubs do and some do not shoot from concealment.

All I can say is that my club we do, as almost all of us have our carry permits.
 

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Nationals is shot from concealment. It is suggested at a local level that all shooting is also done from concealment.
 
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