Gun for IDPA

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by NGIB, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    My local pin shoot group sponsors regular IDPA matches and I'm toying with giving it a go. As I burn a lot of .45 on other shoots, I'm toying with picking up a nice 9mm for IDPA. Traded away my last 9mm a while ago but just looked and I have nearly 800 rounds of it tucked away.

    OK IDPA folks - what's a good one for this type of match? I know different guns go into different classes - and I want to be in the "newbie, I probably suck" class...
     
  2. ranger_sxt

    ranger_sxt New Member

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    GLOCK 17, 19, or 34

    Springfield XD

    Smith and Wesson M&P.

    Any of those should put you in the Stock Service Pistol category.
     

  3. Moss99

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    Could I use a P99 in Stock Service Pistol?
     
  4. IGETEVEN

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    Affirmative, excellent choices, maybe a Para Ordnance SSP 1911 9MM also, and yea, even them Glocks. :rolleyes:

    Jack the Man
     
  5. TOP PREDATOR

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    if you look on the idpa website, they have a list of qualified pistols for each division. there is also a rule that the pistol must fit "in the box" and lists dimensions of what the box is. you can draw a box on paper to see if the pistol will fit, and as long as it adheres to the other rules, your good to go.

    the newbie sucks catagory is stock service pistol- basically use whatever comes off the shelf within the size limit and shot capacity
     
  6. Flint Rock

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    I too like to shoot in IDPA. Depending on how you approach it, IDPA is good competition or basic defensive gun training. Either way it is fun and you can meet some wonderful (and some not so wonderful) people.
    The CDP division is the domain of the 45 ACP, mostly 1911's. That is my favorite gun and the division I like to shoot in the most. That said, 45 ACP ammo has gone up in price and finding it in stock can seem like an Easter egg hunt. Like you I have turned more and more to the 9mm for competition (actually I have no issues with the 9mm for personal defense, but that's another topic). Getting back on track, I shoot a 9mm 1911 in the ESP division. Some shooters refer to the 9mm 1911 as a "cheaters gun"! The mass of a 1911 turns a 9mm into a soft shooter. With practice, you can turn yourself into a fast and accurate shooter. For even more practice you can change your 45 out with a 22 conversion kit and practice for a fraction of the price of a 45, or even a 9mm, session.
    I guess what I'm trying to say is, look at a 9mm 1911. Smith & Wesson and Springfield Armory both make a good quality gun (I think Kimber is still making one also). If your budget will stand it, I think a lot of Nighthawk Custom and Wilson Combat.
    9mm and 45 ACP 1911. Two guns, two divisions, one set of carry gear, no muscle retraining - sounds like a winner to me:D.
     
  7. mr1911

    mr1911 New Member

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    1st choice;
    Get a 1911 in 9mm, all the ben's of a 1911 with cheaper easier to shoot 9mm ammo.

    2nd;
    SIG 226, the Navy SEALS know a good "service" gun when they shoot it!
     
  8. Trocar

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    Not sure where you heard this about the Navy SEALs, but most of them carry HK USP tactical for their sidearm. The MP5N was the 9mm weapon of choice.
     
  9. mr1911

    mr1911 New Member

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    Are you serious or just joking?

    I'm sure you could do a simple web search to verify that the SEALs have used the SIG and that they are still in service, but here's a little qoute from THEIR own website,.........

    NavySEALS.com;
    The M11 Sig Sauer P-228 was introduced in 1989. It is a compact version of the Sig P-226, just 7.1 inches long and only 1.5 inches wide. The Navy SEALs and Special Boat Teams consider it a favorite, and use it as their standard carry pistol as it is small, light, durable, accurate and easy to conceal. The M11 is a recoil-operated, semi-automatic pistol that fires a 9mm NATO round in both single- and double-action modes from a 13-round magazine.

    In 2004, SIGARMS of Exeter, NH released a limited edition of specially serialized P-226 pistols produced to the exact same specifications as those which have been the official sidearm of the Navy SEALs since 1986. Designated SIG P226-9-NAVY, this unique version includes special phosphate corrosion-resistant finish on internal parts, contrast sights, a slide engraved with an anchor to designate them as Naval Special Warfare pistols, a unique serial # starting with NSW 0001, and certificate of authenticity.
     
  10. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Are you serious or just joking? That is a freaking mall ninja website and it has nothing to do with the SEALs at all...
     
  11. AsmelEduardo

    AsmelEduardo New Member

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    That's true...
     
  12. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Oooohhhhhhh. Navy SeALs.
     

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  13. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    NavySEALs.com-real SEALs..............LMAO...........Repeat.............LMAO :D:D

    Jack
     
  14. mr1911

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    O.K., I'll take your word on that since I'm unfamiliar with "mall ninja" culture.

    How about, SIGSAUER.com?

    "The SIG SAUER® P226® is the pistol that set the standard by which all other combat handguns are measured. Designed as SIG’s entrant in the military trials to replace the 1911,............The P226 Navy is identical to the pistol carried by the U.S. Navy SEALs-the fleet's special warfare operators. The railed P226 chambered in 9mm and engraved with an anchor on the left side of the slide is the official sidearm of the SEALs."

    Or are they also missinformed? Maybe you should contact them and let them know they are also wrong.

    I didn't reply to this post to start a pissing contest, like I said a simple web search is all that was needed, but I guess it's easier to just start sniping.

    You guys are amazing,...........shoot whatever the hell you want, go get a 9mm hi-point for all I care.
     
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  15. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    I have. :D

    In active service, current issue - Source SOCCNET

    SOCNET: The Special Operations Community Network - Powered by vBulletin

    Heckler & Koch P9S (9x19mm) (Navy SEALs)
    Heckler & Koch P11 ZUB (Underwater weapon) (Navy SEALs)
    Mk 23 Mod 0 (.45 ACP) (Special Operations Forces)
    Mk 24 Mod 0 (SIG P226 Navy, 9x19mm) (Naval Special Warfare)
    SIG P229R DAK (.40 S&W) (USCG)
    M9A1 (9x19mm) (USMC)
    MEU(SOC) pistol (.45 ACP) (MEU(SOC)
    M1911/M1911A1 (.45 ACP) (1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta Force)

    Not a pissing contest sir, just facts..........Your welcome. ;)

    Jack
     
  16. mr1911

    mr1911 New Member

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    What?
    1st, your list includes the SIG 226????????
    2nd, you're quoting info off a spec ops enthusiast web forum, and I'm the one who got sniped at for quoting a "mall ninja" site?

    Enjoy your snipefest guys, I thought this was a friendly discussion about 9mm IDPA guns, but I guessed wrong,.....ignorance is bliss.
     
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  17. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    1). A Vetted SOF military member, of that forum website and another SOF forum website, where SEALS can't play.

    2). Mk 24 Mod 0 (SIG P226 Navy, 9x19mm) (Naval Special Warfare)
    SIG P229R DAK (.40 S&W) (USCG) Carry weapons for the damn Coast Guard and Navy Special Warfare are not SEALs. Go here and read about SWCC Official U.S. Navy SWCC Information Web Site

    3). With all due respect sir, I suggest you learn a little about who's really saving your *** out there and what they are using to do it with, before you run off at the mouth. :rolleyes:

    Jack
     
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  18. cpttango30

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    ARE YOU KIDDING ME LOL REALLY You think that is the web site for Navy Seals? LOL BAWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA. Really your not kidding are you!!!!!!

    A simple whois search turns up

    WHOIS information for navyseals.com :
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    [Querying whois.directnic.com]
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    Registration and WHOIS Service provided by directNIC.com
    Registrant:
    Divine Ventures
    Po Box 232236
    Encinitas, CA 92023
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    (619) 917-9052


    Domain Name: NAVYSEALS.COM

    Administrative Contact:
    Divine, Mark
    Po Box 232236
    Encinitas, CA 92023
    US
    (619) 917-9052


    Technical Contact:
    Divine, Mark
    Po Box 232236
    Encinitas, CA 92023
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    (619) 917-9052


    Record last updated 07-17-2008 12:27:23 PM
    Record expires on 04-27-2012
    Record created on 04-26-1996

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    Boy you just didn't put your foot in your mouth you put your whole dam leg in there on that one. Mr. Knowitall oops I mean Mr.1911

    Maybe you should check your sources before trying to make someone look bad.
     
  19. mr1911

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    I think you guys are missing the FACT that the SEALS started using the SIG226 in 1986 (loooong before the HK) instead of the BARRETTAs the rest of our armed forces were issued to replace the 1911.

    I wasn't stating that;

    SEALs ONLY use SIGs, or that SEALs CURRENTLY use SIGs.

    Just that in FACT, they have used them and it is a GOOD gun.

    Let the petty sniping resume,.....I'm starting to understand the "mall ninja" quote earlier in this thread, as I seem to be surounded by you, I hope you guys don't hurt yourselves.....grow up and get over it.
     
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  20. Dillinger

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    Nothing says I SUCK and can't shoot with the big boys like a Glock.

    I am just saying. :D

    The Hell did Navy Seals get injected into this thread?!?!

    I got news for you, the SeALs are some good shooters, but they aren't the best ones out there. Bringing them up in this conversation adds nothing.

    JD