If you have participated in IDPA  you know that it is a great platform for you to be able to practice your shooting.  Please don’t confuse this with defensive training.  While they share some characteristics, they are not the same, but there is a lot of value that you can get from shooting in a club level matches.

Every shooting sport you participate in will have some things about it that you are not particularly fond of because they don’t seem to make sense.  The one thing IDPA needs to fix is how they allow you to reload.  In IDPA you may only reload while you are at cover.  Conceivably this is done because it makes it more tactical.  What it really does is make you count rounds and become a gamer.

I realize in the real world you don’t want to be caught out in the open trying to load a mag, but sometimes it happens ,and you just have to go with it.  You obviously also don’t want to dump a mag that may have rounds in it, but sometimes it happens.  IDPA needs to simply to make it better.  Too many rules make it a little too unrealistic.