- Jan 17, 2017
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To me, shooting IDPA helps loads because it makes you think through situations you normally wouldn't encounter.Generally agree. I would argue that shooting IDPA for any length of time will indeed help you be better prepared for a real life encounter than most other gun games. Is it perfect? no, Ive also taken countless training classes from top LE and ex-Mil instructors in settings from shoot houses to competition to static ranges.
Does it mean I'll win the day? Nope, but it gives me better odds than the next guy.
I was looking at this one, then saw this...Wonder if this is some requirement on Safe companies...Liberty safes and their like have always been sub par IMHO.
Their doors suck. When I was looking for a safe I quickly determined that the sheet steel doors wrapped around drywall was not for me. I found a safe builder and contacted him. He built a safe to my specs, layout etc. When it was all said and done it was the about $100 cheaper than the equivalent Liberty. But with a 1/2” plated door, better fire rating, custom pain and a S&G dial lock. The only extra expense over a Liberty was that I had to drive about 5 hours to pick it up vs going to the local big box store to pick up a Liberty.
The only downside was that this one was a few hundred pounds heavier than a Liberty, and it sucked balls to move.
one of my customers is a safe and bank security guyI’ve owned two with the last being a Lincoln purchased this past Spring and a Franklin back in 2007z
I can tell you there is a difference in build quality. The Lincoln used to be 10ga and is now 11ga, the locking bars used to be 1 1/4” stainless round bars that secured into holes in the body where new ones use flat steel bars that simply extend on the backside of the door frame. Fit and finish is noticeably less refined.
If you’re looking for a safe I’d suggest checking out AmSec
I used to shoot 3000 rounds a month doing NRA Action pistol, which is more about accuracyTo me, shooting IDPA helps loads because it makes you think through situations you normally wouldn't encounter.
This helps away from the shooting range in same vein, running scenarios in your head as you go about everyday life, it can possibly give yourself a leg up.