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USPSA Single Stack

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by polizei1, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Anyone else shoot USPSA SS? I just shot my first match on Sunday and omg I'm hooked. :rofl:

    It was such a blast and I had a great time with my EMP. The best part is that I think (and many others that told me) I did really great, especially for my first time. Time to get some gear, but man do I want a 5" 1911 now. :tongueout: My overal score was 41.29%. I had one stage that I did terribly on and that really killed me. I shot the "unofficial" Times-Two classifier at 11.11sec, 31 points, 52.70%.

    If anyone is thinking about trying it, go out and try a local match. Everyone at MRPC (Miami Rifle and Pistol Club) in Cincinnati, OH is exceptionally nice and welcoming.
     
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    Very cool :cool:

    I imagine the EMP was a challenge to shoot for that sort of thing.
     

  3. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    It wasn't so bad, but yes other people do have more of an advantage.

    Either way it doesn't matter, I'm just out there to have fun!
     
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    Yeah, that's the best part of it. I imagine a full size will be even more so.
     
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    Try an IDPA match as well.

    The stages are a wee bit more realistic with no gaming allowed, and you draw from concealment.
     
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    Even though I use a single stack, once in a while for USPSA, I prefer to use something with more capacity. With my bad shoulders, it hurts to reach waay back.
    I'll use single stacks for IDPA, where you can't have more than two mags on your belt.
     
  7. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    if you want an cheap single-stack, get a STI Spartan for a game gun.
     
  8. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    I can't afford another gun, but yea it would be a toss up between an STI or a SA RO. One thing I noticed real quick was that my ear plugs SUCK. I need to get some muffs if I plan on continuing...those open guns are loud, and my EMP is probably just as loud. I had quite a few people ask me what it was because it was so loud. :dunno:

    Right now I'm using these: http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/...E3E02LES9MG812H2_nid=Q1RMJFHP81beQQFFG1G8R7gl

    Probably work great for their intended purpose, but shooting for sport, no thanks. I listened to 6 hours of guns and I had a terrible headache all day.
     
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  9. skdmrklcy

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    It is still a game :)

    I like IDPA more than USPSA just due to the shorter coarse of fire...

    I am in process of getting all setup and I hope to by next month. Maybe I will be able to go out next month if you are going to run again.

    I am pretty sure I am going to pick up a new toy here soon. I keep going back and forth on a Trojan 9mm for a game gun... or one of Bacs High End Productions (Ithaca/Valor/TRP).

    Like to see you run the EMP, I would think it would be loud... short barrel is about the same as porting on the open guns.
     
  10. up1911fan

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    Check out the Howard Leight Impact electronic ear muffs, they work really well and you can usually find them for under $50 on amazon.
     
  11. buyobuyo

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    I've been shooting Production division for about two or three years now. I picked up a 1911 earlier this year and will start shooting Single Stack as soon as I finish gearing up. I've got the holster. I still need to buy mag pouches, competition belt, and more mags.

    What are you using for a holster, mag pouches and belt?

    As far as hearing protection goes, the higher the NRR rating the better. The muffs that I use for pistol shooting are rated at 25db NRR, and I don't have problems with them. The plugs that I use for rifle shooting are rated at 32db NRR. The biggest problem I've seen with plugs is that people don't put them in properly, so they don't work like they should.
     
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  12. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    I'm really leaning towards the MSA Sordin's but we'll see...

    I still need a belt, mag holders, and a holster. Last time I used my Beltman belt, and the mag holder/holster that came with the EMP. You know, that cheap crap you get with the gun. Crappy, but it worked much better than sticking the mags in my pocket and trying to use my CBST! :rofl:

    As far as belt/mag/holster, I have no idea what to get. I don't want anything super crazy, just a basic setup for now. The cheap stuff did fine, but I want something better.

    Going off my average, if all the stages were classifiers I would be a C class, which I guess isn't bad for my first time. I completely blew a stage too. But, unfortunately it doesn't work like that. :rofl:

    Good thing is, I believe my gun is completely legal, not that it really matters. I had a feeling it would bump me to limited or something because of the mods.

    As far as IDPA, I would like to try it but I only know two places around here that hold matches, and I can't make one of them. The other is almost an hour away, so I really don't want to drive that.
     
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    Blade Tech and Comp-Tac are going to be your best bet for a comp setup. If they make it for the EMP... I guess I could have looked first.
     
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    I just bought a (GASP) Glock G34 for competition. I would also look at Safariland Holsters. Saw quite a few at the match I went too. Easy. To draw from and IDPA legal I was told. Your right, it was fun! I definitely hooked too! Good luck!!!
     
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    Check out Surefire ear plugs. They're great at reducing loud noises, but will let you hear conversation.

    http://www.surefire.com/EarProProducts

    Search and you'll find good deals on them. Pretty cheap price too.
     
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    I use a Comp-Tac FBI cant paddle for my 5" steel 1911s.

    A straight drop would be faster, but the FBI cant is more comfortable (it kinda balances better and is better when sitting) for carrying all day at a match or wherever you may open carry.

    I'm not real competitive though. I have a 4-4 1/2lb trigger, no magwell and regularly use a VM-II IWB for the games.

    I just like to run wut I brung!
     
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    Just a hint, if you do get a gun for USPSA single stack division, you might want to consider a 9mm. I have noticed that in many matches, the capacity advantage (2 extra rounds) is more advantageous than the major / minor advantage. This of course wouldn't be so if the match was designed to be a single stack match (like the single stack nationals). My buddy won Single Stack at the Area 8 last year. He was the only one shooting minor.
     
  18. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Oh I'm just getting into it. I have no money to buy another 1911 for at least the next few years.
     
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    I shoot Single Stack at every match and try to go to the Single Stack Nationals when I cn afford it. It reminds me of the old days when real men shot real guns.
     
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    I use a Comp-Tac belt holster for my Production setup and have another one for my 1911.

    For a belt, I prefer the competition belt systems made my CR Speed and Double Alpha Academy. They consist on an inner and outer belt that attach to each other with velcro. You mount all your gear on the outer belt and don't have to mess with it again. They are similarly priced at ~$60.

    For mag holsters, try contacting a member on this board that goes by Tactical Kydex. He does great work, and I haven't been able to find anything similar for a better price. Here's his thread in the old classifieds: http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1267097