Adding weight to your race gun

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  1. Tikkamike

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    What are everyone’s favorite parts for adding weight? I’m looking at either the Glock store pure tungsten guide rod or the Jentra tungsten guide rod.
    A brass magwell but not sure which one to get. What do you guys like? Any other suggestions? Looking for uspsa legal
     
  2. 9x45

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    You can't get a Glock heavy enough to compete with CZ's or SIG's. Both CO and Production Division are now 59 ounces. Open, Limited, L10 have no weight restrictions. What Division do you want to shoot?
     

  3. Tikkamike

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    That wasn’t the question... and yes you can
     
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    Tik, this is your first ever USPSA match/
     
  5. Tikkamike

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    Nope
     
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    Correct, but what Division do you want to shoot? You can find the rules at USPSA.org. A small frame full size Glock, even with a heavy RSA, heavy magwell, and Slug wont go much over 33 ounces.
     
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    As 9X45 mentioned, this will be dictated by what division you compete in. If you shoot limited most likely you have a G35 to make major. One trick to add frame weight is to take a weapon mounted light, remove the guts and fill with #8 or #9 shot. Outside of that a tungsten guide rod and heavy magwell and/or brass insert are the only options I'm aware of.
     
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    I shoot limited Major with a 21 right now. Will be picking up the 35 today
     
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    The above is heavier, not out of stock, and not from a place where a bunch of loons come from
     
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    Flashlights are not allowed in Limited, L10, CO or Production. You could use one in Open, but nobody does.

    APPENDIX D2 – Limited Division
    14 Installed flashlights permitted No
     
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    Dude....an empty flashlight filled with lead has been ruled legal for years now.
     
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    If I were to shoot a Glock in Limited I'd get a G20SF and add KKM barrel in .40 then do anything else I could to add weight like a mag well. My preference is for SS mag wells over brass.
     
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    But the rule says no flashlights,
     
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    It's been a while and I don't care to research it but off top my head I think if the bulb/lens is removed it's no longer a light.
     
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    In rifle competition we weight the rear of the rifle more, then a bit up front

    Is that not the case for handgun?
     
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    That is my understanding too. If the light is no longer functional it simply becomes a frame weight.
     
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    I'll ask my buddy, Todd. Haven't seen any shot weighted frame flashlights for a long time.
     
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