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IDPA Board issues change to Point Down penalty
IDPA
Last week at the World Championship awards banquet, I announced that the IDPA Board of Directors has elected to increase the Point Down penalty from a half second to 1 second. The BoD is comprised of two MA shooters (both Founders of the sport) and one EX with a combined total of more than 57 years of IDPA experience. This decision was made to keep the sport aligned with the founder's intent of valuing accuracy over speed. As concealed carry holders, which many of our members are, we are responsible for every round that leaves our gun, and IDPA needs to reflect that in our practices. I met with some of the Area Coordinators recently to share this information and the feedback received from them was very positive. There is no hard timetable for this change. Classification scores and other areas will need to reflect the change, and we are already working with some of our scoring vendors on this change. More information will be available as the work progresses and we will make updates on this via the Tactical Journal and Tactical Brief.
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North Carolina pastor bringing a gun to worship
WJZY-TV
A Charlotte, North Carolina pastor has finished her concealed carry class and says she will now bring a gun to church as she preaches. Pastor Brenda Stevenson of New Outreach Chritian Center says the Charleston Massacre, where nine were killed inside a church, is one of many shootings that made her decide to take her own protection.
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Self-defense inside the home: Avoiding over-penetration
Guns.com
Situation and terrain determine self-defense tactics and nowhere is this more evident than when firing a gun inside a closed environment like your home. Accordingly, a self-defense minded gun owner needs to first take into account where he lives (suburban house, farm, studio apartment etc.) and then assess the location and materials used in its construction. These factors will help determine your choice of gun and round you keep for home defense.
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Disengaging a thumb safety on the draw
Gun Digest
While becoming less predominant in firearms designs, there are many great examples of pistols that include a thumb safety. Of course, for those who choose to carry a handgun outfitted with this feature, there is an extra consideration. In particular, when in the draw sequence is it appropriate to disengage the safety?
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Women, guns and violent attackers
America's First Freedom
Through the leadership of pioneering women who serve as an inspiration for young and old, Helen Reddy's "I am woman, hear me roar," resonates. Today women are not only embraced for defying stereotypes, they are celebrated! But what about a woman who chooses to defend herself using a gun?
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Training vs. practice: There is a difference
Shooting Sports USA
It has been said that when one is given no time to think, they will react as they have been trained. Training is performed under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor or peer. Practice is the performance of knowledge or skill already attained.
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The 7 best handguns for a beginner shooter
Outdoor Hub
For those of us who have been shooting firearms most of our lives, the simple act of using a rifle, shotgun, or pistol is not that big of a deal. For the beginning shooter, it can be extremely intimidating until he or she actually does it. Handguns offer the beginning shooter a level of confidence that can't really be explained, but it can be enjoyed. More beginners become hooked from shooting handguns than you'd think possible, and there are some great choices for shooters of all levels available.
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TSA covers do's and don'ts of traveling with a firearm
Knoxville News-Sentinel
Have gun, will travel. The Transportation Security Administration wants gun owners to know there's a right way and more than one wrong way to carry firearms on commercial flights. The worst way is showing up at the security checkpoint with a firearm.
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So you want your wife to shoot guns?
Ammoland
Writes Sarah Carling: "There are two things I'm guaranteed to hear when I'm at the range alone as a woman, the first is 'does your husband shoot' and the second is 'I wish my wife wanted to shoot.' My answers to the first question is simple, yes my husband shoots, in fact he taught me to shoot and is my biggest supporter as I improve my firearms training and skills. My response to the second thing is a lot more complicated."
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Protecting America's children
Bearing Arms
School shootings shock us because schools are supposed to be safe havens from guns. Bold signs in school zones declare they are "Gun and Drug Free," but as we know, signs and laws don't stop criminals. That's what makes them criminals. So why don't we arm our teachers to protect our children?
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MATCH CALENDAR

Date Match Location
Oct. 3 2015 Indiana State Championship — Tier 2 Atlanta, Ind.
Oct. 3 Smith & Wesson "Live Free or Die" AC-DC State Championship Tier 4 Dunbarton, N.H.
Oct. 3 The Western IDPA Championship — Tier 4 Sloughhouse, Calif.
Oct. 9 Blade-Tech Lone Star IDPA Championship 2015 — Tier 4 Cresson, Texas
Oct. 16 Blade-Tech 2015 New Mexico IDPA Championship — Tier 3 Las Cruces, N.M.
Oct. 17 2015 Fall Brawl Tier 3 Match Perryville, Ark.
Oct. 17 New York State IDPA Championship Match — Tier 2 Pine City, N.Y.
Oct. 17 2015 HS Product IDPA Trophy Lombardia, Italy
Oct. 31 Space Coast Challenge — Tier 2 Palm Bay, Fla.
Nov. 5 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun National Championship Springfield, Mass.
March 4, 2016 2016 Florida State IDPA Championship sponsored by GLOCK — Tier 4 Homestead, Fla.


 



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