Focusing on the importance of increasing female participation in IDPA, Tactical Journal contributor Jaci Janes takes a critical look at where IDPA currently stands and where we need to go from here.
“Anyone who’s involved in IDPA knows that we have a unique and special thing going, with an incredible amount of wonderful people participating. The problem is that a relatively small number of people ever get the chance to experience it, and an even fewer amount of women will see that our sport has a great deal to offer,” writes Janes in her cover story, ‘Drawing Women to the IDPA.’
In major match coverage, Tactical Journal Editor Robert Ray reports on one of IDPA’s premier matches, the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, noting, “I have often said that IDPA people are good people no matter where you go and the people at S&W are the best example of that statement. They go out of their way to make sure you have a good time and that you have the best match possible.”
Additional features include Phil Torres’ look at the importance of Squad Safety Officers – more commonly referred to at ‘Squad Moms.’ Ken Reed talks eye safety in ‘Another Side of Z87.1 Eyewear,’ while Team RangeLog’s Morgan Allen offers up valuable insights in his ‘Pro-Tips’ article. Finally, IDPA offers up advice on getting local press coverage for your next match.
Also in this issue is Joyce Wilson’s ‘Director’s Message,’ Kitty Richard’s regular column, ‘From A Woman’s Perspective,’ Jason Mather’s look at the GoPro for filming your match performance, Robert Ray’s review of the Lionheart LH9 pistol, Rick Breneman’s report from the Washington State Championship, tips on starting your own King of New England style series and the popular Trophy Room section featuring IDPA members who recently paid a visit to the winner’s circle at their match.
“IDPA members are really responding to the new layout of our redesigned Tactical Journal and we’ve received great feedback on this issue which offers a wide range of content that any fan of IDPA and defensive shooting will appreciate,” said Ray.