Originally Posted by 45gunner
I think that's why TreeHuggin likes it so much. No hi speed anything. I believe she says it like dancing in a ballet.
It's more structured as to how you must shoot it like a choreographed dance, yes, and fewer targets thus far fewer round counts per stage. Great place to start with moving competition. Also, most of the IDPA shooters I've met around the country are wonderful folks and are very encouraging of the lady shooters.
If she would like to just get her feet wet, perhaps she would be better off going to the Thursday night GLIPSC indoor match at Bluegrass Indoor Range. We occasionally set up an IDPA-style match for some variety. Since I'm a female, too, and have been shooting IDPA for over a year, I would be happy to design a stage and help show her the ropes if she can let me know that she will be there for one of our Thursday night shoots.
Of course if she's not comfortable with moving competition yet, I highly recommend indoor GSSF matches. That's really where I started out. No draw and firing needed. Less gear and you don't move. You just shoot targets at varying distances for a certain number of times within an alotted amount of time. Great place to start to build up confidence and work on accuracy. OpenRange in Crestwood hosts several each year but just wound down their Winter set (3 matches, 1 each month, must shoot 2 out of the 3 to qualify for the random gun drawing, your best 2 month's scores are averaged to get your overall score for final results and prizes). GLIPSC also sets up some GSSF stuff too and even IPSC stuff, so you never know what you'll get on Thursday night. That's what makes it fun. Heck, we even had a Zombie shoot once with dry ice and low lights. Now, that was a hoot.