Walt in PA
Welcome to the blog of Walt White. As the name of the blog implies, I am a Pennsylvania resident. I have a fondness for Firearms, Cigars, and Photography, all of which you will find here on WaltInPA.com. Please feel free to poke around and share my space on the web with your like-minded friends.

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Why are Sanctioned Match Fees on the Rise?

Why are Sanctioned Match Fees on the Rise?

This morning I was sitting at my desk when my phone buzzed. I glanced down to see that an email had come in through the WaltInPA Contact Form. My curiosity got the better of me and I reached for my phone. The message was from a shooter asking me to post an anonymous letter regarding IDPA Sanctioned Match Fees. Hello Walt. I was wondering if you would post a letter that I composed to open a discussion about sanctioned match […]

Starting My Dry-Fire Routine

Starting My Dry-Fire Routine

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been shooting as much USPSA as my schedule allows. Aside from being rusty from a winter filled with everything but gun handling, it has become abundantly clear that I need to start a dry-fire regiment. Last night I loaded up Ben Stoeger’s Dry-Fire Book (The first one – I haven’t purchased the second one yet) and picked out a drill to get started. I wound up going with Single Target Gun Handling and […]

Calling All Aspiring IDPA Match Directors

Calling All Aspiring IDPA Match Directors

I got some bad news this morning. Dave Bair has been dealing with some sudden health problems and is no longer able to stay on as Match Director for the IDPA Program at Guthsville Rod & Gun Club. Dave has asked that I give him a hand in spreading the word in hopes of finding a volunteer to take on the position. If you aren’t aware of the back story, Guthsville IDPA used to be run by Burt Schaffer. Burt […]

2013 Burt Shaffer Memorial Sanctioned IDPA Match Stages Have Been Posted  

2013 Burt Shaffer Memorial Sanctioned IDPA Match Stages Have Been Posted

In just a few short days, the 2013 Burt Shaffer Memorial – Sanctioned IDPA Match will get underway at Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club. Match staff is scheduled to shoot on Saturday May 18th with AM and PM Shooter Squads the following day. Earlier this afternoon Dave Bair, Ontelaunee IDPA Match Director, posted the Stages to his Facebook Profile. I’ve spent the last couple of minutes looking over them and, for the most part, I like what I see. With […]

Concerns Surrounding the New IDPA Rulebook

Concerns Surrounding the New IDPA Rulebook

I like to think of myself as one of the few USPSA Shooters that can discuss IDPA without a negative bias towards my sport of choice. I am a USPSA Shooter first and an IDPA Shooter second. I tend to shoot IDPA for fun and to practice with my carry gun. This approach allows me to enjoy the sport for what it is without getting too caught up in the USPSA vs IDPA debate. Much like I am competitive in […]

IDPA Scenario: A Run In With Milly

IDPA Scenario: A Run In With Milly

In July of 2012, I shot my first IDPA Match at Lower Providence Rod and Gun Club. I enjoyed it and thought that it was a nice change of pace from the USPSA Matches that I had been shooting prior. When the USPSA Season geared down for the winter, I filled the holes in my calendar with IDPA. While I don’t have a ton of IDPA experience, I noticed a trend develop in the matches that I shot. The scenarios, […]

Guthsville IDPA to Return with Dave Bair as Match Director

Guthsville IDPA to Return with Dave Bair as Match Director

A couple of weeks back there was a bit of a stir in the local IDPA scene. News broke that Guthsville Rod and Gun Club was canceling their IDPA Program and attendees were upset. The information being spread pointed to the Guthsville Board of Directors being behind the cancellation of the program. About a week after I wrote a long winded post making villains out of the Guthsville Board of Directors, I started to hear tid-bits of information that things […]

The New IDPA Website Is Here

The New IDPA Website Is Here

As a member of both USPSA and IDPA, I am familiar with the websites of both organizations. While the USPSA Website could use a bit of improvement, it was leaps and bounds better than the old IDPA website. When I first heard that IDPA would be working with Range Log to overhaul the site, I was eager to see how it would turn out. Being a bit anal about tracking my shooting, the thought of the IDPA Website handeling that […]

Keeping Track of Local USPSA and IDPA Matches

Keeping Track of Local USPSA and IDPA Matches

In my house, my wife and I used to have problems keeping track of plans. I’m sure most people can relate and know the confused ‘deer in the headlights’ look that comes immediately after a sentence which includes ‘that match I’m shooting tomorrow’. I needed a system that would allow my wife and I to keep track of both personal and family plans. There was a catch, I didn’t want to have to be standing in our kitchen, infront of […]

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