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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by JTSmith, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. JTSmith

    JTSmith Œgfdrïńëçł

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    I've got a G17 and a G26 that I plan to shoot in Civ and Sub this weekend at Conyers. I also have a friend who wants to give GSSF a try. Only problem is that he is currently Glock-less. Is there anyway we can share the two guns and both of us shoot 2 classes? I have 8 17rd mags and 2 10rd mags. Thanks!

    PS I did try a search, but came up empty handed. Sorry if this has already been answered.
     
  2. Alexd29

    Alexd29 Go Bucks!

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    As Long as he is a GSSF member and registers for the match you can share the guns.
     

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    My son and I shared our Glock 17 and shoot Civ. We had 6 magazines so it was pretty easy, with you having that many mags should not be a problem, just tell the RO when you sign in or they call your name, they are kind of used to some people sharing guns and are easy to work with.
     
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    Ok, cool. Thanks for the quick responses, guys.

    So will the RO's allow enough time to reload if you only have 2 mags? I'm trying to talk my brother-in-law into going too, but he only has 2 mags for his G29.
     
  5. mike g35

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    I hope you both have alot of fun and wish you both the best of luck!! Make sure to not get yourself in a position where you are feeling rushed by sharing the gun. That could ruin the fun.
     
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    Two mags is cutting it close as you need 4 to get through the plates stage. He can get by if he has someone loading his 'off' mag while he's shooting the other. I don't like the idea because there is too much confusion at the firing line - especially with only 2 mags in a 4-mag stage. And it's not really good etiquette to slow the line down.

    Also, he could conceivably shoot subcompact with that G29, but that would not work without a Barney mag or mag extensions - so he should shoot Heavy Metal which will also be faster for the person reloading (7 rounds).

    Ed's Public Safety will be there and may have G29 mags - though they aren't very popular. If they have them, they will likely be $20 each.

    In lieu of that, he could borrow a couple from me - but finding people at these things is often impossible. I went all weekend in Orlando and never found my teammate - and we shoot IDPA together at our club.

    If your BIL's shooting the 29, bring plenty of ammo - enough for a complete re-shoot as 10mm may be hard to come by from anywhere other than a personal stash.
     
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    Yes, they will allow him to shoot with just 2 mags. Ask if they will allow one of you to reload his empty mag while he is shooting...it will go much faster if he can shoot all 3 strings (4 on plates) without reloading. Conyers is the biggest match on the GSSF schedule and there will be a ton of people there, many shooting multiple entries, so time is precious. Also, consider buying a mag or 2 from Ed's Public Safety...he usually has very good prices on mags and I'm sure they will be on-site. If you are waiting long to shoot, you can talk to those around you to see if you can borrow an extra mag....I've loaned mags to other shooters, and I know I'm not the only one to do this!!
     
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    There's an echo in here, echo in here, echo in here... :rofl:
     
  9. Don At PC

    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    Yep, it can be done with 2 mags but with a match that is expecting 1000 entries it slows things down usually. They had 744 entries last year. I would recommend a minimum of 4 mags if at all possible. It makes things run smoother and you will also have more fun. Echo Echo Echo:faint:

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    Thanks again, guys! Can't wait to shoot this weekend!!!
     
  11. DEJ/FL

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    You might concider calling or e-mail Ed's and ask them to bring G29 mags to the match. Just a thought!:upeyes:

    Dan:cool: