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First IDPA Match....is G21 okay?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Mr. IronHead, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Mr. IronHead

    Mr. IronHead

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    Hello Glockers,

    In order to really practice my "defensive situation" skills I will be joining IDPA. My first match as a new shooter will be this Thursday if all goes well and I am wondering if my G21 will be okay for this? I also have a G30 I can use. What are your recommendations? I would like to use the G30 but at this time I feel more comfortable with the G21.

    I know they have a specific "class" for big bore "Custom Defensive Pistol" for .45 ACP so this is what I will be registering for.

    Feedback and suggestions welcome.

    Thanks,

    Mr. Ironhead - Practice, Practice, Practice!
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Either pistol will do fine in IDPA, GSSF or USPSA Production Category.
     

  3. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Plenty of folk use a .45 for IDPA. Some use a 1911, but there's nothing wrong with a Glock. I love my G30SF!
     
  4. HK Dan

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    In CDP you'll be limited to 8 rounds in your mags. You could also shoot SSP or ESP and load 10. Face it--you're not going to be competitive on your first match anyway (unless you're a Delta Force operator or something), so you're not REALLY at a disadvantage shooting versus 9mms.

    Yes, the G21 will have a significantly better match than the G30, particularly if that's what you're used to shooting. Take the gun you're the most comfortqable with and eliminate THAT as a problem. Learn the match and range rules with a gun you know and work into the carry piece later. That's my advice!

    Dan
     
  5. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Your fine. When you go to matches you will see others there with a G21 maybe its not the overwhelming choice for Glocks because I've seen more G34, G17L, G35 than the G21 but there are some.
    The rounds I usually see in semi autos are 45 ACP, .38 Super, 9mm, .40 S&W and .22
     
  6. GroundedCLK

    GroundedCLK

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    I have shot IDPA for a eight years now, I originally started with a .45acp. The only comment I am going to make is if you are going to do it often go with a 9mm.

    Ammo is so expensive, especially when you are practicing a lot. Then shooting match after match.
     
  7. JonInWA

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    You'll do just fine with your G21. I'd suggest that you compete in Stock Service Pistol (SSP) as opposed to Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP); in SSP, you can compete with 10 rounds (plus 1 in the chamber initially) as opposed the 8+1 limitation in CDP.

    There can be some good reasons to compete in CDP with a G21, but I'd suggest you start with SSP.

    Best, Jon
     
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  8. stengun

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    Howdy,

    Gee, in my first IDPA match I won my division and came in 3rd overall out of about 85 shooters and I was using a G20 10mm.

    Paul
     
  9. DustyDawg48

    DustyDawg48

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    Actually, no, the G21 isn't okay for IDPA; it's AWESOME for IDPA :supergrin:

    It is my main IDPA gun; I've shot probably 20 plus IDPA matches since I bought the 21 and in all but one I shot the 21. The other was to finally classify in SSP. I started shooting IDPA with my 1911 and then moved on to the G21 and haven't looked back. Love the 21!
     
  10. HK Dan

    HK Dan

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    Wow! I've never met a Delta Force Operator before--the pleasure is mine Sir!

    (I did the same thing. I'd been shooting USPSA for 4 years already and IDPA was a complete cakewalk)

    LOL
     
  11. JAREDG21

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    it is what i shoot