If IDPA and USPSA Production Class do nothing else other than to train people to draw their gun without putting their support hand on the holster, that’s a great contribution to the shooting community. For those who say IDPA isn’t training, I would counter that it’s excellent training in safe gunhandling. There’s nothing like getting disqualified for a safety violation to make the point that someone’s gunhandling needs work.H/T: Cornered Cat
... who says "Putting a loaded gun into a holster is the single most dangerous thing anyone ever does in a professinal firearms training class."
I do agree with both Cornered Cat and Tactical Professor.
Both IDPA and IPSC/USPSA are great training grounds for
(Also, 3-gun, Multi-Gun, and various other forms of competitive "actiion" shooting.)
I have no qualms about this statement, except that it doesn't go far enough:
After 30+ years of competitve shooting, both as a competitor and as a Chief Range Officer, I've seen more experienced competitors endanger themselves during the draw, than while holstering their pistols.
That's Anxiety. It's not training, nor necessity.