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Looking for some Carbine shooting matches. Or Carbine/Pistol

shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior MemberPosts: 5,983 Senior Member
Hey all, I was wondering if y'all could point me in the right direction to some carbine shooting matches, preferably in Texas. Is IPSC my main choice?

The closest I can find is an IPSC club in Austin, but I figured I'd ask. I'm not exactly sure where to start, or what to look for. All of my rifle competition background comes from NRA Hi Power in New Mexico.

Also, should I find such a match, does anyone around here do this kind of stuff? What do I need to know before hand? I'm very experienced in shooting matches in general between PPC, 3 position air rifle, IDPA, and Hi Power spanning over the last 10 years or so, but it never hurts to ask ahead of time.

Thanks for any input!
- I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
"Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski

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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,983 Senior Member
    I figured as much. I know of an IPSC club 45 min. away that does some Carbine side matches, I may check it out.

    Gearwise, what do I need besides holster and mag pouches? I've got an AR, and of course my $10 super tactical sling as well. Will I get laughed off the range if I show up with my US Army issue MOLLE vest to hold the rifle mags, or will I even need that many mags?
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,983 Senior Member
    Oh, I know all about "going to watch." Dad pulled that on me when I was 11 years old at a PPC match. I went "to watch" and when I showed up he stick a 6" 686 in my hand and said "You're in Lane 6."

    Thanks for the input Wambli. I'm hoping this is something I can get tooled up for relatively cheaply (all I lack is a short barreled shotgun), and go to blow off steam on occasion. Knowing me though, before I know it I'll be buying bulk 10 rds magazines for my SIT, slicking out the AR, and getting a fancy shotgun.. D'oh!
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,983 Senior Member
    It just so happens Dad has an old 26" pump Stevens shotgun that he isn't using... Score!
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,983 Senior Member
    Gosh-darned enablers! At least this one, supposedly, don't cost much money...
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • robert38-55robert38-55 Senior Member Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
    :cool2: I bet that old 1100 Remington shoots better than a new one!!!!!!!!!! I would love:love: to try that one on the trap range this weekend!!!! I just love those old guns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:drool2:
    "It is what it is":usa:
  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    Last year , I made the suggestion at my gun club that we have loose-rules , non-points 'side matches' during our monthly NRA high power and service rifle matches. I suggested that each month could be something different. To get more shooters out who just aren't interested into buying the fancy gear ya need for HP/SR. We have 'sidearm' , lever-gun , sporting bolt action , muzzleloader , .22 , etc. One idea was the 50yd M-1 Carbine shoot. It has become the most popular side match. More people show up for that than any other.

    Perhaps you could make that suggestion where you shoot.
  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    Read somewhere of handgun-carbine-bolt action/sniper type matches, lots of walking involved lugging all the gear as I recall.
    If this post is non welcomed, I can always give you a recipe for making "tostones".
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,889 Senior Member
    One hint: if you're running an optic, have a backup plan if it fails.

    Wambli and I were at either a 3-gun or a rifle/handgun match one day, and a fellow shot 2-3 rounds then stopped. His optic flitted out on him, he had no backup sights, and he just decided to quit. Which stinks considering he paid $15 for the match fee, plus gas.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,983 Senior Member
    One hint: if you're running an optic, have a backup plan if it fails.

    Definitely taking that into consideration. The Bushnell I have on my AR has rudimentary backup sights on the top of it, and I just picked up an Aimpoint Comp M2 for cheap. If I decide to keep the Aimpoint instead of turning it back around for a small profit I'm going to go to some kind of tacticool BUIS set up.

    Worse comes to worse I keep my standalone A2 sight in the case.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,889 Senior Member
    Definitely taking that into consideration. The Bushnell I have on my AR has rudimentary backup sights on the top of it, and I just picked up an Aimpoint Comp M2 for cheap. If I decide to keep the Aimpoint instead of turning it back around for a small profit I'm going to go to some kind of tacticool BUIS set up.

    Worse comes to worse I keep my standalone A2 sight in the case.

    I have my sights set up for lower 1/3 cowitness. Or you can just learn a good cheekweld and use the tube as a really, really big peep sight! I'd try shooting like that just to see how it would work before I entered a comp.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,572 Senior Member
    It just so happens Dad has an old 26" pump Stevens shotgun that he isn't using... Score!

    I just ran across a NIB Browning BPS 12ga home defender for a really good price. If interested let me know and I will send you the contact info.

    Sako
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,983 Senior Member
    PM me Sako... What defines a good price? I'm worried after shipping and FFL transfer that any deal may be negated.

    Still pondering on the press, BTW, I'm reading around and trying to figure out what I'd need to do to make it fully operational.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,572 Senior Member
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,572 Senior Member
    PM me Sako... What defines a good price? I'm worried after shipping and FFL transfer that any deal may be negated.

    Still pondering on the press, BTW, I'm reading around and trying to figure out what I'd need to do to make it fully operational.

    The press is a puzzler, I have yet to figure out how the turret functions so as it sits, it is just a really heavy single stage. If you are planning on using a hand primer, the only thing it needs is a shell holder adapter( about $13.00 ) another $9.00 if priming with the press. Then the only issue becomes shipping, this sucker is heavy. If I can break it down enough to fit a flat rate box it will probably be reasonable, but by weight, it might make it not such a great deal. Your decission.

    Sako
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,080 Senior Member
    http://www.texastactical.net/

    http://www.texastactical.net/matches/carbine.asp

    I have run some IDPA matches with them, and they have a good, well run match setup. Check them out
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
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