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New IDPA rig

Discussion in 'The .40 S&W Club' started by dsb1829, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. dsb1829


    Nov 2, 2011
    Built up on a used Gen3 rig:
    Glock 22 Gen3
    Dawson Precision sights (mid width front, ribbed black rear)
    Wilson Combat Match barrel



  2. msoprano


    Jun 2, 2005
    i like it. how do you like those sights?

  3. dsb1829


    Nov 2, 2011
    Not sure yet. I really like my TruGlo TFO on my G20, but they are a bit busy. I am hoping with the ribbed rear and narrow FO front I can pick them up faster. I just put them on this morning. Unfortunately tornado warnings all day, so no trigger time yet.
  4. davsco


    Feb 27, 2011
    sights similar to the warren/sevigny i have on mine, nice. way faster target acquisition than stock sights.

    you running regular power .40? will be giving a little up to most of the folk shooting low-recoiling 9mm. i started idpa/uspsa with a 35 and tried the lower-power .40 but operation wasn't very reliable and i didn't feel like screwing around with springs, etc, so ended up just getting a 34 (9mm) for these games.

    love to hear what size groups you can get with that wilson barrel.
  5. dsb1829


    Nov 2, 2011
    My ammo is under major PF, but still well above the minor floor. I am loading a 180g lead TCBB bullet from Magnus bullets to 850-900fps.

    Groups look good with this ammo and combination. I had about 20rd in a 2in circle at 10yd offhand shooting. I will have to bench test it as I am the major cause of bad groups.
  6. HalfHazzard

    HalfHazzard Señor Member

    Feb 7, 2012
    Republic of Texas
    Care to show the belt, holster, and mag carrier you use for IDPA?
  7. dsb1829


    Nov 2, 2011
    Belt is the same I wear daily, holster is a Fobus Paddle, and the mag holder is an ITAC paddle. Not much to see. I may invest in some bladetech stuff and a nicer carry belt, but I am broke at the moment after building this. Additional upgrades will need to wait for the piggy bank to refill :supergrin:
  8. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
  9. dsb1829


    Nov 2, 2011
    Following up:
    I am really liking the Dawson sights. The FO is much more precise than others I have seen, yet is still easy to pick up while shooting. I have ordered one of their fronts for my 1911 as well.

    I have about 400rd down-range, mostly light power factor lead, and am happy to report 100% reliability out of the combination. I pulled a couple of shots in my last IDPA match, but if those two targets were ignored I would have had the best accuracy of anyone there. So if you take me out of the equation the gun is most impressive :)
  10. dsb1829


    Nov 2, 2011
    1st FTF @ somewhere in the 600-700rd range. Not sure if it was dirt/grit, bad grip leaning around a weak side barricade, or just a fluke. All in all it is doing good in my book reliability-wise.
  11. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010
    :cool:, nice set up

  12. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Glockoholic

    Cool setup, it should work well. I only use my KKM bbl for lead, just trying to keep it stock you know. Fiber optic front sight helps, but since I use my carry/home guns, my 22 (and 23 and 19) have Glock night sights.
  13. itstime


    Apr 9, 2006
    I really like that sir.
  14. 4TS&W


    Jul 20, 2002
    here and there...

    I've been thinking about picking up a leo trade in and doing this very thing..
  15. I don't see the benifit in IDPA for 40S&W over 9mm. More muzzle flip and higher boxed ammo prices, :dunno:

    Everything else I dig, I'd just do it with a 19 or 17 instead.
  16. dsb1829


    Nov 2, 2011
    To each their own. I chose the .40 so that I could share bullets with my 10mm. So lowering my overall cost of shooting by buying in bulk. Also the .40 is a better choice for a switch hitter. It is easy to run it at the same power factor as a 9mm or it can run major with ease. Other benefit for me is the cartridge size. I have big hands and it is just easier to handle the larger rounds. Last pro for me is that I can see the larger holes. When rounds aren't limited I can take another shot to clean up a lower score. Or I can see if I miss a head shot at 15-20yd. I can't see the 9mm as well.

    I have been playing with a Clays load that is very soft shooting. I did have to change out to a 13lb ISMI recoil spring to make it run this load though.

    If you are running off the shelf ammo the 9mm will be cheaper and more competitive.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2012
  17. All very good points sir, and it appears you've found your match :supergrin:
  18. Schrag4


    May 21, 2010
    Wichita, KS
    For me, sometimes I shoot 9mm and sometimes I shoot 40S&W. I generally do a little better with the 9mm but I'm there to have fun and get some practice with the guns I have for home defense. Although I understand that A LOT of people treat the sport as just a game and shoot with something they don't carry, I don't see it that way. Isn't the spirit of IDPA (or at least was initially) supposed to be a "shoot what you carry" type thing? Are you even allowed to use a non-OEM barrel? Sorry for my ignorance, I'm no expert.
  19. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

    Nov 14, 2010
    RFD NY Adks
    In local club practice they allow me to use the LWD 40-9 conversion in my G27, as well as to load 9mm in a couple of my .40 mags as I only have 4 9mm mags.

    I'm sure I would have to use OEM in SSP. Not so positive about ESP, though. (I notice the classifying scores have to be higher if you're shooting Enhanced as opposed to Stock.)
  20. dsb1829


    Nov 2, 2011
    So long as you are shooting the stock caliber and same barrel config there is no issue with an aftermarket barrel. Even recoil springs and such can be reduced and still run SSP IIRC. It is once you start adding aftermarket ergonomics, mag wells, conversion barrels, and non-stock non-replacement parts you have to bump up to ESP. I am no expert. To date I have only shot informal IDPA league that one of the local ranges has on Monday nights.