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Old 04-01-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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They do IDPA matches here in Springdale at Sturms. I'm thinking of joining up and shooting with them.

I need a few things first.

1. Good quality semi auto
2. extra magazines
3. holster and mag holster
4. Lots of ammo

5.practice practice practice!!!

I have the kimber I could use, but shooting the .45 alot gets expensive and I don't reload. I really don't want to either. :nono:

I'm thinking about a cz sp01 or phantom OR a smith and wesson M&P? Stick with 9mm?? I have about 400rds of 40 already, but that can disappear in a hurry.

hk's and sigs are out, no more xd's, no hi points,etc....

Does anyone here shoot there? Anyone want to?

Any tips or suggestions from competitors?

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A "friend" runs the local IDPA club and 9mm plastic is a very popular choice - light and cheap to shoot. So far, I'm impressed with the M&P I just got but it's early as well - I may tire of it. You'll want something that has cheap mags and cheap accessories - maybe a Glock?

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I won't own a glock,even for a day.

Thanks! 9mm plastic................I'll be thinking on this. Keep us posted on how you like the M&P

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Here ya go Goju;



Star Model B 9mm Pistol $399.95 (My guess the mags will be hard to come by.)

WWII Star Model B 9mm Pistol





Alloy Frame FN (Belgium) Hi Power 9mm $495.95

RARE Alloy Frame FN (Belgium) Hi Power 9mm

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I was thinking this one.

Smith & Wesson 9MM M&P9 Pro Series 5" Barrel Black Stainless $564.00 SHIPS FREE

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I like my M&P, but mags are spendy.

I love my CZ75B, and Mec-Gar mags are not spendy.

This is just my opinion, so it's worth exactly diddly squat, but I would think the extra weight of a metal framed gun would be an advantage for a recoil dissipation in an environment like IDPA or IPSC. But I've never shot any type of competition either, further making my opinion worth nada.

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I won't own a glock,even for a day.
Not even for a day? NGIB has been very successful owning pistols for only a day.
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I like my M&P, but mags are spendy.

I love my CZ75B, and Mec-Gar mags are not spendy.

This is just my opinion, so it's worth exactly diddly squat, but I would think the extra weight of a metal framed gun would be an advantage for a recoil dissipation in an environment like IDPA or IPSC. But I've never shot any type of competition either, further making my opinion worth nada.
How about an Sp01? cz's are sweet!!!

Hmmmmmmm.........
Thanks for the input.
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How about an Sp01? cz's are sweet!!!

Hmmmmmmm.........
Thanks for the input.
I love my sp01!
Heavy pistol, good bit of weight up front with the rail. Points and fits me just like my 1911. Shoots very flat, really no muzzle flip at all.
Its almost cheating.
Almost
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While I do not shoot IDPA, I do know that it's focus is on a gun you'd carry every day. The scenarios they present are common defensive situations so long barrels and steel frames are not necessarily an advantage. My buddy Silentghost has shot a lot of IDPA matches and he used the Kimber Ultra Carry which was also the gun he carried every day (until I got it away from him). The goal as I see it is to improve your skill with your carry gun - so what kind of gun will you carry?

The other shooting venues like IPSC and USPSA tend to focus on more specialty types of guns and in many cases specialty loads as well. The one nice thing about IDPA is it focuses on the equipment you probably already have if you do carry a gun - like holsters, mag carriers, extra mags and so forth. If I were to start IDPA, I'd most likely use that same Kimber that served SG so well as it's the gun I carry and I have all the stuff for it already...

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