Practice with your BUG or the Pistol that you Carry
The Shiloh IDPA weekly match was a BUG match, or a Back Up Gun. The premise of a BUG match is to try and make you practice with the LTC, CCW, CHL pistol that you carry for personal protection, or the back up pistol that you carry. Since IDPA and USPSA are sports, often the participants use guns that they only use during these matches, and they may be modified in order to help them be more competitive.
The issue, is that they are not carrying their specially modified guns for their protection, or many of them are not. During our BUG match last night, I took first place (if you subtract two people who were not using pistols that qualified as “BUG” as they were too big). While I am boasting a little bit, here is my point. One of the other competitors, a good friend of mine, said “That isn’t fair, you are using the gun you compete with every week!” My response, “No, this is my carry gun, but it is what I competed with for over a year and half. It isn’t my fault that you don’t practice with your carry gun!”
When is the last time you have practice with your carry pistol? Not only taken it to the range to shoot 50 rounds through it, but really practiced with it in a scenario type situation? Like the old Wolf Brand Chili commercials, “Well that’s too long!”
I challenge you to bring your carry pistol to one of our IDPA nights and truly practice with your carry gun, in a safe environment, with just a “little” pressure. Get good at shooting the tool that might one day save your life!
Visit http://www.shilohidpa.com/ for upcoming dates. We would love to see you there, or find a local club that is closer to you.
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