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I'm new here and also new to "organized" shooting as opposed to shooting water-filled milk jugs and kitty litter containers on the farm. I am starting to shoot clays but I have to admit that what I really love is to shoot my 12-gauge at close-medium range targets and watch stuff clang or blow up. That inner-******* in me ;-p

I've also been watching 3-gun videos on YouTube, reading the Brian Enos forum, and would love to compete but sans pistols, ARs, and $20,000 annual ammo bills. Shooting a 100 rounds of birdshot a week is do-able, but I don't have the time or ability to get really into it like the serious competitors are.

Where in Western New York (like 100 miles radius from Rochester) can someone like me go to practice and learn about shooting more tactical-practical shotgun?

Where can you pay somebody $20 to shoot steel targets in a safe, controlled environment? I'm not military or police, I am fairly competent but I don't have a lot of experience yet.

And while I see official 3-gun matches listed for nearby free states, I know I'm not at the level of competing yet, even when they have a shotgun only event. Or am I? What kinds of matches and events should I be looking for and which are the right clubs to watch their calendars for someone like me?

Also what is the difference between the USPSA and IPA? Or is the USPSA a sub group? Do they all get along or is it one or the other?

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Ontario Rod and Gun is working up at events. Rochester Personal Defense does practical SG classes (lots of fun! ). MDTS does defensive SG (has a class at ORGC in November).
 

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the owner is a really cool guy... go to the website and check out the schedule for an event near you. once you take one class you will be hooked.
 

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I'm going to the USPSA match at Brooks on Sunday, 9-14-2014 as they have a shotgun-only event. I would like to do some training but frankly I've trained on the farm for 54 years and while I know I won't be competitive, I bet I can knock a few targets over. $15, 8am, bring 50 rounds of birdshot and a shotgun.
 

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I'm going to the USPSA match at Brooks on Sunday, 9-14-2014 as they have a shotgun-only event. I would like to do some training but frankly I've trained on the farm for 54 years and while I know I won't be competitive, I bet I can knock a few targets over. $15, 8am, bring 50 rounds of birdshot and a shotgun.
Damn, I missed this post.
 
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