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Old 03-19-2013, 01:56 AM   #11
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Sorry guys I wasent trying to make this about XDm vs. Glock.

Ive put thousands of rounds down range between the two brands, and for me the XDm wins by far, but handguns are personal weapons so its always up to the shooter.

OP keep trucking with that XD, the more you shoot the more you love it.

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IMO the best IDPA gun is a Ruger P95 but you never get a fair shake even with a copy of the rules and a letter from the Tiger committee in your gun bag. To avoid such douchebags you are forced to shoot a 1911 or a double action. Kind of funny when I shoot the LEO events I always get a fair shake with the P95. I have an XD comp I shoot in regular IDPA events. Like anyone is going to conceal an XD comp with a 5" barrel. I should get some speed clips for my Dan Wesson and put the 10" barrel on it.

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And lastly, my opinion, both of these guns fit within the rules of IDPA but in reality, they are kind of 'cheater' guns. IDPA wants you to use a store bought pistol that you actually carry. That's the point, right? To get skilled with what's on your hip every day. There aren't too many people carting around G34s or 5.25 inch XDMs on a daily basis. I carry a few different things. Mostly a Sig P238 but sometimes a Glock 17 goes with me (mostly in the winter). I'd never do IDPA with that little .380 Sig but that's IDPA's spirit, thus, when I show up with a G34 I kinda feel like I'm cheating. With a barely legal sight radius and a low bore axis and a full trigger job, well, I'm going to beat a lot of people just because of my gun. At least I admit it's halfway to cheating.

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And lastly, my opinion, both of these guns fit within the rules of IDPA but in reality, they are kind of 'cheater' guns. IDPA wants you to use a store bought pistol that you actually carry. That's the point, right? To get skilled with what's on your hip every day. There aren't too many people carting around G34s or 5.25 inch XDMs on a daily basis. I carry a few different things. Mostly a Sig P238 but sometimes a Glock 17 goes with me (mostly in the winter). I'd never do IDPA with that little .380 Sig but that's IDPA's spirit, thus, when I show up with a G34 I kinda feel like I'm cheating. With a barely legal sight radius and a low bore axis and a full trigger job, well, I'm going to beat a lot of people just because of my gun. At least I admit it's halfway to cheating.
lol very good point!!!
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And lastly, my opinion, both of these guns fit within the rules of IDPA but in reality, they are kind of 'cheater' guns. IDPA wants you to use a store bought pistol that you actually carry. That's the point, right? To get skilled with what's on your hip every day. There aren't too many people carting around G34s or 5.25 inch XDMs on a daily basis. I carry a few different things. Mostly a Sig P238 but sometimes a Glock 17 goes with me (mostly in the winter). I'd never do IDPA with that little .380 Sig but that's IDPA's spirit, thus, when I show up with a G34 I kinda feel like I'm cheating. With a barely legal sight radius and a low bore axis and a full trigger job, well, I'm going to beat a lot of people just because of my gun. At least I admit it's halfway to cheating.
What do you mean by legal sight radius
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IDPA has a box. Your gun must fit within that box, with an empty mag in the gun. The box measures 8 and 3/4" x 6" x 1 5/8". A barrel length of 5.31 inches is pushing the 6 inch limit of the box. By 'sight radius' I mean the distance between the front and rear sights. With a barrel length of 5.31 inches the Glock is long. Long equals greater distance between sights which translates to accuracy. A short gun has a short barrel and poor accuracy. Part of IDPA is accuracy, thus a longer gun is better.

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And the rules say:

A. The gun must be practical for self-defense.

B. Concealable.

C. Must be suitable for and worn in a manner that is appropriate for all day continuous wear.

The G34 and XDM push the boundaries of "B" and if you've ever tried to wear either all day, from sun up to sun down, you know it pushes "C" to the max.

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And the rules say:

A. The gun must be practical for self-defense.

B. Concealable.

C. Must be suitable for and worn in a manner that is appropriate for all day continuous wear.

The G34 and XDM push the boundaries of "B" and if you've ever tried to wear either all day, from sun up to sun down, you know it pushes "C" to the max.
Thank you sir for explaining that, haven't made it to a match yet. Got to keep practicing. I really want to be the best and I know guns do some of the work but alot is also on the shooters.
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I shoot CDP. I can't believe nobody said 1911. I may start out down two rounds. But I am always low on points down. It is not just about speed and capacity. A 1911 is tough to beat for acuracy.

I have a P95. It is a great gun. But I dont like the mag release. I also prefer the 45 for the simple fact that it puts bigger holes in the target. It can be tough to see a 9mm hole at 20 yards.

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Not many people that shoot IDPA use a gun or a holster that one could easily conceal. When I carry my P95 I carry it IWB. I have never seen anyone shoot from IWB at any IDPA match. Yet, 90% of the guns used in IDPA competition would have to be carried IWB. Defensive should be dropped from the name of IDPA.

I managed to get into the auxiliary sheriffs dept so I can shoot LEO matches. They are more laid back. If I had not got involved with the LEO matches I would be shooting steels by myself at home.

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