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Old 12-03-2011, 01:51 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 12-03-2011, 06:31 AM   #2
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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.

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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?)

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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.

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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?)

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

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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?
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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.

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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.

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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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