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OK, Another which gun thread!

Discussion in 'General Competition' started by happy seal, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. happy seal

    happy seal

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    I have a G27 that I've had and carried for 6 years with a comp tac mtac holster or

    A new Springfield Armory TRP operator .45 with the owb holster that came with gun.

    Are either of these set ups ok for IDPA?

    Thanks and try not to flame me too hard, everyone starts somewhere.
     
  2. waktasz

    waktasz Gamer Scumbag

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    Sure. I started IDPA with a g26 IWB holster under a t-shirt.
     


  3. They are both fine.

    I sometimes use my 26. You need at least 3 mags, and a mag carrier on your belt which holds 2 of those mags.

    One problem with your 27 is if your mags don't hold 10. IDPA is oriented toward 10 round mags. Except for 1911's which I forget but probably 8 round mags is the standard there.

    Another drawback is .40 competes against 9mm, whereas the .45 only competes against itself.

    Of course, ideally you are really only competing against yourself, increasing your own accuracy, and decreasing your times, no matter what everyone else does. But people generally still want to do better than other people :)

    I'm much better with my 17 than with my 26. Longer sight radius, better grip, less recoil. But I carry my 26 more in the real world. So, should I use IDPA to get more experience with my 26? Or should I use my 17 to try and beat Tom, Jesse, and Barbara?

    There is no right answer, but the more often people do IDPA, the more likely they are to get a gun just for it. Thus, I use my 17 much more in IDPA, to try and be the best I can at it (which isn't that good or that serious about it). Still when I go to the line, I want no excuses. If I lose I don't want to blame my gun. I feel my 17 lets me compete to my fullest. A 34 might be a little better, but probably not much for me (enough better if I was really serious), but a 17 has big advantages for me over the 26. Even though I should probably buy a 2nd 26 and only use that in IDPA :)
     
  4. happy seal

    happy seal

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    Glock stock is 9 +1 / with pearce +1's we are at 10 + 1

    TRP is 7 +1 / I have 10 round mags for the TRP.

    I have a 2 mag holder for the TRP and an OWB paddle holster.

    The 9's are popular in IDPA because the low recoil. But I carry the .40 EDC so I'll have to deal with that, besides I don't care about the competition but at this point safety and learning how to do it.

    Thanks for helping the newb!
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2012
  5. Jim Watson

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    No 10 round single stack .45 magazine I have ever seen will fit The Box.
    That doesn't really matter, a .45 is normally shot in CDP where the limit is 8.
     
  6. HK Dan

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    either one will be fine, but the 1911 will be competitive right out of the box.