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yowe4441 12-03-2011 01:51 AM

Alright...I own a Glock 23 and I am really interested in competing in practical shooting. However, I am not sure if the Glock 23 would be a good enough firearm to use for USPSA.

Also, what brand of holster is the best for speed? I have the safety part of it down I just want something that could help a little with speed.

And what about Magazine pouches? Which brand is the best/good for starting?

Thank you in advance for the information

willfully armed 12-03-2011 06:31 AM

The 23 would be OK just to get started.

you really want a full size gun. For numerous reasons. Grip size, weight, site radius.

I prefer Bladetech equipment, I shoot Idpa.

danf_fl 12-03-2011 09:29 AM

If you get a chance and can go to a match, do it.
You will find what works best.
Don't concentrate on speed, but accuracy. Have good equipment.
For IDPA, you could use your concealed carry equipment (you do have that, no?)

yowe4441 12-04-2011 05:54 AM

Yes the glock 23 is what I have right now but I am looking into getting a glock 35 once I see how I like the matches. And also, yes I do have a comp tac IWB holster for my concealed. I was looking into the comp tac holster for production and the CR speed magazines and belt also.

utf59 12-05-2011 01:21 AM

Some of the equipment you asked about (speed holster, for example) is only allowed in some divisions in USPSA, and not at all in IDPA.

I'd recommend you go shoot a match with your current gear, assuming you have enough magazines and something to hold them. then you can get a feel for what you're facing.

I shot my first couple of matches with a G30, and one of my reload magazines was in my pants pocket. Of course, I have no shame.

If you're going to want a different gun, you might be better off getting that first, before you spend a lot of money on accessories for your G23 and then switching guns (but it's your budget).

(MODS: should this be in the competition section?)

yowe4441 12-05-2011 06:38 PM

Awesome thanks for your information. I will give it a shot with the stuff i have now and maybe get more into later on.

BillM 12-05-2011 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by yowe4441 (Post 644058)
Awesome thanks for your information. I will give it a shot with the stuff i have now and maybe get more into later on.

+1. Don't go out and buy a bunch of stuff you "think" you need. Use
what you have, and add to it as needed. Go to a few matches, look
at what others are using, ask questions. The race holster thing? Might
make .1 second difference on a draw---probably less. Work on accuracy,
speed will come later. You can't miss fast enough to win.

Do you reload?

yowe4441 12-06-2011 01:12 PM

No I do not currently reload. I turned 21 not too long ago so I havnt had to budget to start the process and buy all of that equipment. Hopefully within this next year though I can start.

trip286 12-06-2011 01:31 PM

I've had an IDPA shooter tell me all you need to start with is a lot of extra mags (he recommended 15 total, just in case) something to carry them with (he said at least enough pouches for 6, keep the rest in a range bag) your holster (of course with a gun in it) and that there is no such thing as extra ammo. I haven't shot IDPA, and don't know how accurate this is, but it's what I will start with if I ever get into it.

He said many shooters share and share alike also, even loaning guns if a competitors gun breaks down.

yowe4441 12-06-2011 03:49 PM

Ya I have heard a bunch of different amounts for magazines and I think I will carry four on my belt +1 in the gun. Then I will probably have a couple extras ready just in case.

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