So I shot my first club level IDPA match today, and I have to say it was a blast! It was a five stage match, 80 rounds minimum. I shot unclassified in the stock service pistol division, using my Ruger SR40. I was the only one out there banging away with a Ruger (kind of disappointing here in Prescott). Most popular was definitely the Glock, and various makes of 1911s. Plan for the day was take my time, shoot clean, and don't do anything stupid that would get me DQd. That plan went out the window soon as the shot timer beeped and I promptly put my sixth round into a no shoot target. Following stage I missed my the headshot portion of the Mozambique drill low 4 inches twice ( the center mass shots were low as well ). Quick elevation adjustment to my sights and I was good to go for the final three stages. There was 25 shooters overall, I finished 11th, which I am happy with being my first time ever in any type of competition shooting. I ended up tied with another shooter for most points down. which is disappointing but also uplifting as that means cleaning that up will make my times much better. Shockingly to me I actually won the stage that everyone said was the most challenging. It involved shooting both strong hand and weak hand only. I've changed my sights on that a few times now trying to find a setup I love and I am still not there yet, going to try a pair if fiber optics next. Hopefully that will give me the balance of accuracy and quick targeting I want. Shooting the classifier event the club is having next Saturday, looking forward to that. Again it was a blast! Highly recommend finding a club near you and giving it a try.