Originally Posted by LeprechaunGunLover
thanks for the input. I'm not into IPSC yet, just interested in starting so I have no idea what limited or any of that means. lol Could you explain that?
USPSA (the US region of IPSC) website here: http://www.uspsa.org/
Check out "How do I get started" and "Match rules" on the left menu
Briefly, there are 6 Divisions determined by the type of gun.
OPEN---Optics, compensators, 38 super and 9mm major guns holding
28-30 rds in the magazines. Most built on a SV or STI 2011 platform
LIMITED No Optics or compensators, most common is a 40 S&W
SV or STI holding 19-21 rds. 40 cal minimum for major, magwells
LIMITED 10--Same rules as Limited, but max of 10 rds in mag. Lot's
of people play here--1911's, Glocks, whatever. 40 cal minimum
PRODUCTION--all score minor, DAO, DA/SA or "Safe Action" (no single
action guns). 10 rds max in mag. No magwells, VERY limited mods
allowed. 9mm Glocks, Sigs, Hk, CZ, XD, M&P. Some people shoot 40
REVOLVER--max 6 shots before reload. Most popular is a S&W 625
5" in 45 ACP.
SINGLE STACK--1911 pattern guns, very limited mods, 8 rds max
major, 10 rds max minor.
Your 345 can be used in OPEN, LIMITED, LIMITED 10 and PRODUCTION
Divisions. It would be most competitive in Limited 10 or Production.
Download and read the rulebook, feel free to ask any questions you
have. If this expands maybe we can get the moderators to move it
to the Competition forum?