Does starching your IDPA vest to the point that it’s so stiff it will stand up on its own really help draw speed?
Has anyone put this on the timer to actually confirm, or is it just one of those things that someone did once and everyone else started following suit?
I’m not a starcher. I’ve never felt the need, as my vest flings way out of the way as part of my draw stroke and I don’t really even notice it.
I have a really stiff Carhartt jacket that I wear to work, and I have to say, I feel like having a stiff garment would actually slow things down because it won’t just fling out of the way like a regular jacket/vest would.
I don’t care if you rock a starched vest or not (although it does make you look a little more silly than the other silly looking folks on the range) but if you do it, do you have an actual reason for doing it?