Sounds like some of these guys got sidetracked.
Lots of local gun clubs have "practice" where we run through the course of fire with timers to get ready for official competitions.
The one I've been attending for almost a year now does IDPA, and I've improved lots from when I started out. It's the only one in our area, so that's what I do. Heck, most of the time we don't even post the scores, but just keep track of our own progress.
Just contact the guys at local clubs and ask if they do any competitive shooting?
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