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Is this USPSA production legal?

Discussion in 'General Competition' started by sdfmacross2, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. sdfmacross2

    sdfmacross2

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    Great. After slamming down some stuff for my glock 19 I'm getting 50/50 on the legality. I swear this is legal, but I'm gonna ask to make sure before I show up and feel retarded. I upgraded my glock 19 a bit for my first USPSA production match this saturday. Please let me know if this is legal?

    Glock 19 Gen 3
    extended mag release (tango down larry vickers)
    extended slide stop (tango down larry vickers)
    warren tactical plain black rear sight
    dawson fiber optic front sight
    glockmeister butt plug
     
  2. 21Carrier

    21Carrier Until I Gota 29

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    I don't really know, but I would be SHOCKED if that short list of MINOR stuff is illegal.
     


  3. sdfmacross2

    sdfmacross2

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    Do I really have to read 108 pages of stuff? Plus this is not my first language so can I please get some help?
     
  4. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    without looking I think the plug will get you. it's a modification you can see. instead of reading 180 pages try reading the one or two pages listed under Production, ought to be in an annex.

    EDIT: Production is page 50 and I was right the plug isn't allowed, all other changes would be legal the way I read the rules. local match most likely no one will notice or care. a state or area match and it would be an issue.
     
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  5. You're good with the sights. The butt plug is dicey. The extended mag release and slide stop are definitely NOT USPSA Production legal. You are fine using the extended controls that are made by Glock. Anytihng else is a no-no.

    Click on link, then search "appendix D4"

    Exchange of minor
    EXTERNAL components
    Sights, firing pins, firing pin retainers, extractors and
    ejectors MAY be replaced with OEM or aftermarket
    parts.
    Any other components which are externally visible
    may ONLY be replaced with OEM parts which are80 • USPSA Handgun Rules, June 2010 Edition
    22 Specifically prohibited
    modifications and features
    Please note that the absence of an item in the list of
    prohibited modifications MAY NOT be construed to
    mean a modification is allowed. A modification is
    only allowed in Production Division if there is a rules
    clause or interpretation which specifically declares
    that it is allowed in the Division.
    Removing or disabling firing-pin blocks or any other
    factory safety mechanism in Production division is
    specifically prohibited.
    21.6
    (cont)
    Exchange of minor
    EXTERNAL components
    offered on the specific model of gun or another
    approved gun from the same manufacturer except as
    specifically clarified below. Examples of external
    components which may only be replaced with OEM
    parts include (but are not limited to): magazine
    releases, slide stops, thumb safeties and triggers.

    Special Notes/Clarifications:
    • Barrels are considered “external parts” and are subject to specific restrictions in 21.4 and associated
    rulings.
    • A factory/OEM magazine release which extends
    only the length of the magazine release may be used.
    A magazine release which provides larger surface
    area (paddles, buttons) may only be used if it is an
    OEM part available on an approved model of gun.
    • Externally-visible parts from “custom shop” guns
    will only be considered “OEM parts” if the customshop gun is on the NROI list of approved Production guns.
     
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  6. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    — Exchange of minor components
    (springs, safeties, slide stops, guide
    rods).

    to me this would allow the mag release and what i tihnk he means to be slide release lever.

    i'm looking at April 26 2010 edition, might not be the latest edition.
     
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  7. sdfmacross2

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    Okay. So do I believe Ede or Mr.Vrrroommm? Anyways I called the person actually running the event and everything is fine except for the butt plug. Just as Ede stated since it's just local no one will care much for the butt plug. Everything else is good to go. Thank you Ede
     
  8. coverdog

    coverdog Platinum Member

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    Appendix D4 21.5


    Glock did not make the mag release or the slide release. That would be a no.

    There is a reason it's called Production class. Shoot limited if you want to game your gun up. It's legal for that right now.
     
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  9. sdfmacross2

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    I called the guy running the event and he said since glock came out with all those extended parts then it's fine. Of course he said its fine for local and not state or national matches
     
  10. coverdog

    coverdog Platinum Member

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    Well yea, until someone complains about it.
     
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  11. IlliniGlocker

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    I have a similar setup in my Glock 17. It's the gun I train with, and all the mods are there to make me a better shooter. I could care less which class that puts me in. I shoot for fun.
     
  12. You asked if it was USPSA Production legal. The answer was given to you, with proof. What more do you need?

    Yeah, they may overlook it at your local club matches, but start beating some of the top shooters in production and you WILL be noticed. It's ok to cheat at your local matches?
     
  13. cysoto

    cysoto Gone Shooting!

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    Sadly, that has become the norm in USPSA Production. There is a reason why we have a rule book and Range Masters and Match Directors should enforce it even at Level I matches.

    There is nothing wrong with using the LV Slide Lock and Mag Release, just shoot it in Limited or L10 as these parts are allowed there. Otherwise, you could use the Glock OEM Extended Slide Lock and Mag Release (originally manufactured for the G34/G35). Using OEM parts (even though they are extended) is allowed in Production.
     
  14. IlliniGlocker

    IlliniGlocker

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    Let's say you had a Glock extended mag release, and it happened to wear into the exact pattern as the Vickers ;)
     
  15. coverdog

    coverdog Platinum Member

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  16. cysoto

    cysoto Gone Shooting!

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    That's a possibility but it's going to take a lot of live and dry fire practice to get there!! :supergrin:
     
  17. sdfmacross2

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    the oem extended mag release for the glock is actually longer. What if I just said it was an oem extended mag release and put the oem extended slide release? Would that make my glock 19 production legal?
     
  18. 21Carrier

    21Carrier Until I Gota 29

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    That seems to be my experience as well. Butt plugs don't always go over so well.
     
  19. cysoto

    cysoto Gone Shooting!

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    As long as the part is manufactured by and sold as a Glock part, you are good to go in Production. Even if a third party company made a part that was 100% just like the original, it would still be prohibited in Production because it is not an OEM part.

    Some people will ask "but how will they know" and the answer to that is "you know". This is a volunteer sport and we, the shooters, need to set the example. I am not saying that there are not people out there who will purposefully cheat but I can do my part to make sure that I am not "that person."