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Question for IDPA ESP shooters

Discussion in 'General Competition' started by DustyDawg48, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. DustyDawg48

    DustyDawg48

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    What gun do you use in ESP? 1911 in 9mm seems to be popular but I was curious as what others shoot there. I was surfing and came across an EAA Witness Elite Match in either 9mm or .40. It's one of the few single-action autos out there outside of a 1911. Anyone here shoot one of those or have a review/opinion on them?
     
  2. Jon_R

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    A stock Glock 35 is what I classified with in ESP :)

    I have not gotten to buying a true ESP gun. If I had to decide right now I would go with a SA 1911 in 9mm. I have a few other SA weapons and have always been pleased with them.

    A 1911 9mm is the most popular ESP gun in the matches at my club. We also have SA XDs since they got tossed into ESP. The STI Trojan has a few shooters in our match. I think they came over from USPSA and comfortable with the STI products.
     

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    The EAA Witness match is a very fine shooter. I have shot a couple, and they are nice. Low bore axis, which helps control recoil, by and large are good shooters. If you want to pimp it, you can parts from www.henningshootsguns.com
     
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    Springfield 9mm 1911
     
  5. DustyDawg48

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    Thanks for the replies. I've been leaning toward a Springfield 1911 to go with my Springfield 1911 in .45 ACP, but those EAA Witnesses look sharp, too. Maybe one of each is in order!
     
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    I see a lot of CZs in ESP too. The SP01 Shadow is hugely popular in our group. I'm with 9you--I have a 9mm Sprignfield 1911 that I break out when I'm sick of the GLOCKs. <g>
     
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    A real deal CZ75 or 85 is a good ESP.

    Me? My best ESP is a Colt 1991A1 9mm, but I have a kind of weird Springfield that has its advantages.
     
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    STI Eagle in .40 for ESP.
     
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    I have shot my 9mm 1911 in the past but now I'm trying out an SA XDm. After a little work I find the XDm trigger is quite good.

    How much does the Witness weigh? My 1911 is around 39 ounces (I think) and I find I prefer a lighter pistol.
     
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    I use the Glock 34 in ESP, but have thought about getting a 1911 in 9mm.
     
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    my buddy had an EAA witness match and one other shooter at my local events has one.
    both of them have/had too many FTEs, and FTFs for me to want to run them.
    this is 9mm and .40.

    i think after you get the kinks worked out or if you get a good one from the factory, it could be a great shooter though.
     
  12. DustyDawg48

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    Ugh! It's killin' me! As luck would have it my little shop had a guy trade in a CZ 75 in 9mm the very day I went down there to check prices. I was pretty excited and I liked the gun until I held it. I couldn't get a good grip in the gun, the beaver tail, or whatever it's called on a non-1911, kept my fat paws from getting a really good solid grip on the gun. I was a bit deflated since the EAA seems to be a near exact reproduction of the CZ. Looks like my options are a bit smaller now!:crying:
     
  13. Clyde

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    ESP Guns...

    1911 in 38Super
    1911 in 9mm
    HK P7M8
    HK P7M13

    Don't have a Hi-Power yet but also a ESP Gun,,,,:cool:
     
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    I have never been very good with mag changes with single stacks. I put a full-length steel guide rod in my G-34 and use it in ESP. Got bumped to expert with it at the '09 TX State IDPA match!
     
  15. DustyDawg48

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    I kick myself for passing up a beautiful stainless and blued Browning Hi Power for $575. I should have just bit the bullet and put in on my emergency credit card...I mean, if finding a near pristine Hi Power for $575 isn't an emergency, then I don't know what is!
     
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    The Shadow is overweight and not legal in any IDPA division AFAIK.

    I use a Para p16.40 Limited that has been tweaked by EGW. Haven't shot in a while though :(

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jim Watson

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    The SP01 can be shot in IDPA ESP by a convoluted process of logic and some work.
    It has a full length dust cover which is not allowed in ESP.
    But a full length dust cover is allowed in SSP and any SSP can be shot in ESP.
    But it is too heavy for SSP.
    But it can go on a diet.
    One user said:
    "I got my SP-01 down to just 8 hundreths below the 39 oz limit. I bought Marschel grips at $50, plastic guiderod $8, 10 round mag $35."

    I think I'd rather just get sights and trigger job on a regular CZ75.
    Wait, that is what I did.
     
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    I shoot the same Glock 34 in ESP that I do in SSP.
     
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    Jim,
    Shouldn't that be 10 round mags $35 x 3. I don't believe the intent is to have a weigh in mag, and use something else.

    kr
     
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    That would indeed have been an excellent price on a Practical HP, which, btw, are equipped with a hard chromed frame (vice stainless steel), blued slide...