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Old 11-03-2013, 03:39 AM   #11
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Just North of Peoria, IL. I normally prefer to only deal with about 3 LGSs and not the big box stores.

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It may be hard to find a Pro in Illinois. TBH, I didn't know y'all could have standard capacity handguns up there.

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We have no limits on magazines or any IL compliant guns. We are one of the few states where suppressors aren't legal. Any Class III is out of the question.

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At least you have some freedoms.

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I have a STI Edge in 9mm. It's IPSC and USPSA competition approved.

Magazine capacity is:

17+1 126mm mag

20+1 140mm mag

26+1 170mm mag



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Beautiful gun. Out of my current budget but maybe one of these days.

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I have come to the realization that at this point in my competitive shooting career, 1 match, a sudden change in equipment is not going to make me a better shooter. I am going to stick with what I have for the time being and work on shot placement, stage breakdown and fundamentals. I can't buy my way to master class shooter. At the point when I feel that my equipment is truly hindering my further progress then it will be time for a change.

This of course becomes a moot point if I walk into one of my LGSs and happen upon a smokin hot deal.

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I've participated in USPSA for three seasons now and here is my opinion. I shot a gen 4 glock 19 for a year and traded up to the walther PPQ. They are making it in a 5" now and I'll have one soon. But for now the 4" 9mm works very well. Here is why I switched...at the range, 65 yds, steel target of 10"X15", I hit with the glock 3/10 and shot the PPQ 8 or 9 out of 10. I did this test at least three times. Different days, not all at once. I,be done the same with the M&P pro core 9mm and did better, but not like the PPQ. Here's another reason, all steel match, 60 guys show up and I finished 12th. 3 years ago I didn't own a gun. It's worth a look.

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I have a Springfield XD competition model that scores well and you won't be bothered by misinformed safety officers. You will be shooting SS with a 5" barrel. The 5" barrel is an an advantage when you have 25 yards shots. The XD will fit in a IDPA box. It should be legal for USPSA. I prefer a Ruger P95 but SO are inconsistent on use of the decocker. It might be better now the new rulebook is out.

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My only problem with Glock, besides never having shot one, is that you can't run lead through the factory barrells. I have heard reports that coated bullets don't lead up. Really don't want to buy a new pistol and immediately have to order an aftermarket barrel just to beable to shoot my lead reloads.
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