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Has anyone done a zombie shoot with DMZ Tactical? They have one coming up that I signed up for on October 27th @ 3:00PM. Anyone else doing it? I did the preregister which was like $60. They had/have a Groupon for like $75. Not sure exactly what to expect, but my wife and I did a class with them and had a great time. It's owned by a guy named George and his wife - great people. Anyone else doing one of these events?
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I met the owner (George) of DMZ Tactical a few weeks back. We talked training styles and combat effectiveness.

After comparing notes with him, and seeing him shoot, I highly recommend them for Training. And that's saying a lot because I think most guys are over-opinionated idiots stuck in their outdated ways.

I know nothing about their Zombie Shoot, but I bet it will be challenging.

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I saw that GroupOn the other day, and was wondering a bit about them too.

Did a little bit more digging and I see that they shoot out at ASC. From the various photos from their Facebook page, I get the impression that they run a variety of training & events. Given that they're doing things via GroupOn and LivingSocial, and from the photos I'm seeing, these seem to be introductory type events, open to all.

I wandered over to the Event Description of the actual Zombie Shoot and found a stage description here:

http://dmztactical.com/dmz-tacticals...on-shoot-2012/

Essentially, looks to be 4 zombie-themed shooting stages. I would presume that these are introductory stages, especially since no holstering is allowed.

I imagine that these could be a lot of fun for folks who don't already shoot IPSC/IDPA. Sure beats just standing around, shooting at a static paper target, in a laned range. I'd say, if you enjoy yourself doing this, then consider taking the next step and trying out IPSC/IDPA competitive shooting. I'd be happy to answer any questions about that, if you're so inclined.
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Also, speaking of ASC and DMZ; George also said that he's opening up his own range in Homer Glen I believe it was.

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Bek, I have been thinking about starting IDPA. I want to get started with my HK45c. I know it's not ideal for being competitive, but I'd rather learn with what I own and like to shoot than be very competitive with a different gun made specifically for IDPA shooting. I'll PM you with some questions - thanks!
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Bek, I have been thinking about starting IDPA. I want to get started with my HK45c. I know it's not ideal for being competitive, but I'd rather learn with what I own and like to shoot than be very competitive with a different gun made specifically for IDPA shooting. I'll PM you with some questions - thanks!
Or feel free to post 'em here... others may have similar questions and/or find the answers insightful.

I will say one thing though. Don't worry about whether a firearm is "ideal for being competitive." You don't have to have a dedicated race gun, to participate in competitive shooting. Most folks who participate in competitive shooting, are never going to compete at Regionals and Nationals, and that's totally fine. Really you're competing against yourself, to improve your own skills.

That being said, an H&K45C is just fine. I first started shooting IPSC with my first handgun, an H&K USP 9mm Compact.
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Or feel free to post 'em here... others may have similar questions and/or find the answers insightful.

I will say one thing though. Don't worry about whether a firearm is "ideal for being competitive." You don't have to have a dedicated race gun, to participate in competitive shooting. Most folks who participate in competitive shooting, are never going to compete at Regionals and Nationals, and that's totally fine. Really you're competing against yourself, to improve your own skills.

That being said, an H&K45C is just fine. I first started shooting IPSC with my first handgun, an H&K USP 9mm Compact.
I've been wanting to look into the same but hate to ask what it's all about in fear of looking stupid. I'm hoping to sign for the next PR to see what that's all about but any links or info you can give would be great.
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I've been wanting to look into the same but hate to ask what it's all about in fear of looking stupid. I'm hoping to sign for the next PR to see what that's all about but any links or info you can give would be great.
"sign for the next PR..." PR? Not sure what you're referring to. In either case, let me give you a very simple suggestion:

http://exceltraininggroup.com/classes.html

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Intermediate Handgun & Holster Class

For shooters who are proficient with their handgun looking to advance to the next level, whether for personal protection/carry or competition.
Once you've completed that class, you can start participating in the Skills & Drills, IDPA, & USPSA events that Excel hosts at Article II (along with events elsewhere).

TD & Bill are FANTASTIC instructors. They host this class both at Article II and at GAT Guns, on a monthly basis. And as you can see from the page listing, they have a variety of other classes available. My wife will be attending their very popular Intro to Handguns for Women class tomorrow.
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Practical rifle. But I'm also a yearly member at Article II so I'll check them out
Any idea if ASC accepts their class for holster draw cert
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Got it.

I haven't actually participated in an ASC Practical Rifle event yet, but understand they are run very similarly to USPSA and other Action Shooting Sporting events. Range and safety etiquette is pretty standard.

There are almost always new shooters at each and every event. Don't worry about "looking stupid." Instead, pay attention to how everyone else is operating. You can usually pick out the people who know what they're doing. Talk to other participants, feel free to state that you're new and are looking for pointers, and most shooters will be more than happy to help you out.

Hopefully some of the other CLSB shooters who have participated in Practical Rifle will chime in. I believe Samal, Inu, FireBretha, and Lonely Raven have all run ASC Practical Rifle.
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This is what the ASC Practical Rifle is like.


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How do you sign up now that's it's electronic. I thought you had to wait for the sign up sheet

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I too am signed up for the DMZ Zombie Shoot and really looking forward to it.

I'm a new shooter with lots to learn, I've only shot at paper but I definitely want to develop my skills and the information I get from the experienced guys here (along with the extreme willingness to help) is what keeps me coming back to this website. Thanks!

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Be sure to post up a review afterwards. I am curious to hear more!
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