IDPA is NOT Training


Yep. There are a bunch of good reasons in that article to back up the point, but there in no doubt that if you think you are effectively training yourself for a deadly confrontation by doing IDPA you are fooling yourself. About the only thing that I personally think IDPA teaches you is to shoot under pressure. I’m not trying to piss all over IDPA at all, so dont get me wrong. I just think that there are a lot of misconceptions about what it can do for you. I also really liked this:

Another thing I noticed at this match was that I seemed to be the only person with an IWB holster using a t-shirt as a cover garment. Everyone else was shooting using some sort of vest or jacket combined with a belt-style holster.

There are two possible explanations for this: either everyone normally carries with a gaudy looking photographer’s vest, or everyone was gaming the match.

I’m going to assume the latter because I don’t see too many of those vests outside of a match.

I’ve always chuckled about that myself.