Aug 31, 2018
Welcome to out very first episode.
In today's episode we are going to talk about what IDPA is and
what this podcast is all about.
The International Defensive Pistol
Association (IDPA) was founded in 1996 based on defensive
pistol techniques and "real world" self-defense
scenarios. The founders of IDPA believed that USPSA competitions
had become "equipment races", where the best, most expensive gear
was more important than ability.
My name is Lloyd Bailey and I am your host. I
started shooting competitively in 2011 back in western North
Carolina. My first sanctioned IDPA match was the North Carolina
State Championship at the Watauga Gun Club in Boone, North Carolina
in August 2013, just weeks before I moved to Texas.
I moved to a part of Texas where IDPA and the shooting sports
are huge. There are several shooting clubs in the Dallas Ft
Worth area, and there are nearly a dozen matches to shoot on any
given week in and around the metroplex.
Too often the people of the gun community are painted in the
worst possible light.
The people I have met through IDPA are great friends, and more
importantly they are awesome people. That's what you will find if
you go to a match. You will meet people who will loan you
equipment, give you pojnters, help you out even though they never
met you before.
All across the country, there are amazing people who take part
in IDPA and they are the reason the sport is so much fun. And
that is what this show is about. With this episode we are going to
start out by introducing you to the sport and then, starting with
episode 8, you will meet the awesome people that are the heart and
soul of this sport.
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