Recently Taran Butler, (well known professional shooter) joined Matt Burkett on Burkett’s Practical Shooting podcast (Which is really good by the way, I wish Matt would crank out weekly episodes). They talked about several topics, such as Taran’s new business, 3-gun nation, shotguns, and the 2012 IDPA Nationals which took place right here in Eastern NC.
Taran began to talk about the 2012 IDPA Nationals, and stated that in the past the Nationals have been great, but this year it went back to the “stone age mentality” of IPSC vs. IDPA, and that he felt that the RO’s were not fair in their calls, etc. Several times he mentioned that he will not go back to the IDPA Nationals if it is held at The Range again.
I shoot IDPA at The Range quite frequently. In my opinion it is a great facility, and the matches are generally run well, so I’m curious to know what exactly happened. Looking at the scores from the match, Taran took a massive amount of procedurals, which seems odd for a shooter of his caliber.
I’d like to hear from those of you that were at the match. Listen to Matt Burkett’s podcast here, (Taran’s rant starts at about the 14 minute mark) and tell me what you think in the comments below.