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Discussion in 'General Competition' started by Adam5, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Adam5


    Sep 13, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I'm going to have some expendable cash next month and want a full size 9mm or .40 S&W with approx a 5" - 6" barrel for range use and to get into IDPA matches. Before anyone starts, I don't shoot Glocks well without concentrating hard, and don't want to go that route.

    I'm looking at the following pistols:

    S&W M&P Pro Series

    EAA Witness Match

    Springfield XDm 5.25 Comp series

    CZ 75 SP-01

    Beretta M9

    I fondled an XDm 5.25 Comp (in .45acp) this evening and it fit me like a glove. XD's and CZ's have always agreed with me.

    Any thoughts, suggestions, or recommendations?
  2. Sheep


    Apr 14, 2009
    A 6" barrel is not legal in IDPA first off. If your goal is to shoot IDPA, make sure then gun is legal.

    I believe all of those listed are legal for IDPA- not sure about the EAA though.

    Glock 34 is by far the most popular pistol in IDPA. The M&P Pro has been coming on in the last few years though.

    I saw a guy shooting a new XDm 5.25(9mm) at a match the other day, and he(it) was very accurate.

    CZ's are nice too. Certainly buy what 'fits' you and you are most comfortable with.

    Be aware that the XD will put you in a different division(ESP) than the others(SSP)
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012

  3. HK Dan

    HK Dan

    Mar 27, 2008
    Good recommendations above. Caveat--I have never seen an XD shooter win a match. They just dont seem to be competitive with the GLOCKs and M&Ps, (Rob Leatham excepted, and hed win with a sling shot)
  4. sciolist


    Nov 11, 2009
    From the perspective of USPSA Production, if I had to give up my 34, I’d either go with the M&P or the CZ. My experiences with the XDm have not been good, overall.

    The M&P trigger can be dialed in to the point where it’s really great for a striker pistol – far better than Glock. The CZ is an awesome gun. It’s very stable, very easy to reload, and highly reliable – but you have to be able come to grips with the DA/SA trigger. The CZ’s weight makes it more difficult to transition, but easier to shoot accurately and control splits.
  5. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson

    Jul 10, 2001
    S&W M&P Pro Series
    Probably the leading non-Glock in SSP

    EAA Witness Match
    A Witness Elite Match is cataloged at 44 oz, too heavy. An Elite Stock 1 would make weight for ESP and maybe SSP.
    The DA-SA crunch-tick is a disadvantage in SSP vs S&W and Glock.

    Springfield XDm 5.25 Comp series
    Enters in ESP, not in direct competition in SSP with Glock and S&W.

    CZ 75 SP-01
    My "pre-B" CZ 75 is pretty effective, but some people will get nervous to see it manually decocked for SSP, fine guns for ESP.

    Beretta M9
    There are very few Berettas in the game for some reason.
  6. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    After Glock my next choice would be M&P.
  7. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    This is GLOCK Talk.
  8. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

    Jan 3, 2009
    Smyrna, GA

    After a glock (G34), my choice would be.... a GLOCK (g17).

    End of story.
  9. Mike Bell

    Mike Bell

    Mar 9, 2012
    East cost
    #1, Glock 35

    #2, M&P Pro