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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Joe32780, Jan 29, 2013.


  1. Joe32780

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    Is a Grip Force beaver tail adapter allowed in competition?
     

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  2. unclebob

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    It would only be allowed in unlimited.
     

  3. Joe32780

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    Bummer! .......thanks for the response, guess I need some range time without it before Orlando.
     
  4. ron59

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    I think Glock unveiled their version of it at Shot Show... at least for Gen4s?
     
  5. Joe32780

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    Yes, they are saying they will be available sometime in the middle of the year....they should be legal, since they are made by Glock, I'm assuming.
     
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    No.

    Aftermarket "beavertails" are allowed in the "stock" categories with Gen-3's & prior, so long as they are not wildly different from the Glock-produced beavertails available for the Gen4's.

    You will not find it in the current rules. The 2013 rules are pretty much a repeat of the 2012 rules and that particular change did not get in there.

    But it is true. Check with the GSSF RangeMasters at whatever rmatch you attend.

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  7. Joe32780

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    Now I'm confused....lol....I'll check in Orlando.
     
  8. unclebob

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    You are not the only one.
     
  9. Joe32780

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    I sent Mike a note, if he isn't too busy I'm sure he'll clear it up, at least for Orlando.
     
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    You can bet that I will, since I will be shooting 9 GSSF matches this year and ROing 2 and probably more of them.
     
  11. GUNS N' HOGS

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    Talked to a guy at GSSF before the Lexington, KY match last year (don't remember his name.......but was told he was director of competition) and he assured me it was allowed in Stock, Competiton, etc. Had it on my G35 Gen 4 for that Competition class, and nothing was pointed out by any of the ROs.

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  12. Joe32780

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    Thanks for your input, Guns 'N Hogs.
     
  13. unclebob

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    Most of the people that RO GSSF matches do not shoot GSSF or have they ever read the rules, or will everything be covered in the RO briefing. But it is something I definitely find out for sure when I go to the Orlando match.
     
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    Latest printed rules say no. Hopefully there's not much involved in removing it, if that's necessary.
     
  15. Joe32780

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    No, just one pin.....seems like it would be allowed, since slip-on grips like Hogue are allowed, which is what prompted me to pose the question.
     
  16. unclebob

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    The thing is that it changes the angle of the grip. I hope it will be allowed. It puts the angle of the grip in more in the line of the 1911. But we will see.
     
  17. Joe32780

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    It is more comfortable for me to shoot, and I don't see where it would give anyone an unfair advantage.
     
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    Looking at a picture of one, it looks like the main point is to avoid slide bite for those with meatier hands? Yeah...I don't see it as a real competitive advantage...and you could argue it's more of a safety feature than anything else.
     
  19. Joe32780

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    I use a pretty high grip, and it does offer a little insurance.
     
  20. SARDG

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    Although Mike's a wonderful guy, he is the CFRPC GSSF Match Coordinator - not a Glock employee who can dictate rules. However, if he has heard the same thing, I'm sure he would tell you.

    There are a lot of things that GSSF allows that are not in the rules - or that the rules seem to contradict at times.

    Allowed (last I heard... but "tomorrow is another day".):
    • Plastic magwells
    • Plastic beavertails
    • Plastic unweighted grip plugs
    • Aftermarket slide cover plates
    • Decorative embossing/engraving on slide
    • Reshoots for absolutely anything including brain freezes
    • USPSA-type reloads unless specifically forbidden by local venue

    There may be more that I am not remembering right now. I try to put these changes in my memory bank as they come along and spit them out when and if necessary at a match.

    ETA: Plastic unweighted grip plugs added and "-type" added to USPSA.
     
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