Glock 17 or 19
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Hi all ,
Does anyone have any good suggestions for a 9mm semi-auto that would be used for CCW, but also be somewhat competitive for IPSC (Production Division)? I don't expect to actually win any IPSC competitions with a compromise CCW/IPSC gun, but I don't want to look like a complete idiot either!
I would like it to be able to carry ten or more rounds, weigh under 26oz, have around a four inch barrel, be double action only, have mags and holsters fairly readily available, be reliable, and I'm also not too crazy about manual safeties either (especially with a DAO).
I don't want to spend more than $800, but less would be really great.
I'm not a tyro with firearms by any means, but since I'm a 100% revolver guy for the last 40 years (until now), I'm stuck on this one. (The only semi-auto that I currently own is a ChiCom Mauser Broomhandle, so I'm not really up on the latest and greatest CCW/IPSC autos! ).
I know this is a tough nut to crack, but any ideas from you auto guys?
PS: I will be on the road for the next week, so if I don't respond to any comments/questions, it's because I may have no computer connection available. Thanks!
G19 or a SA XD or S&W M&P mid size would do just fine.
+1 on the Glock 19
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Another vote for the XD-M 9mm.
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AMERICAN MADE... Smith and Wesson M&P compact...... but seriously everyone is different go to the range and shoot a bunch... then see which one calls out to you.
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Accuracy ALWAYS WINS! So carry what you can hit with.
If you find yourself in a fair fight your tactics stink.
Where I shoot informal action matches (Tuesday Night Steel at Rio Salado), the Production class is mostly populated by Glocks and XDs, with a few M+Ps showing up lately.
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G19, or one of them there new xtreme pistols.
"I like a man who grins when he fights."
I'll jump on the G19 bandwagon,
but for other ideas (aside from the XD/M&P clones), CZ P-01/PCR or a little cheaper P-07, or a little smaller the RAMI. Nothing feels as good in the hand as a CZ.
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Glock 19 or Springfield XD 9mm. Whichever suits your fancy and fits your hand better.
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"A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government; it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty. A people stripped of their right of self defense is defenseless against their own government." -source
If I shot to win, I would have quit 25 years ago. I shoot for several reasons: I enjoy competitive shooting, I enjoy the camaraderie, I shoot to keep in practice, and I shoot to do the best I can do.I don't expect to actually win any IPSC competitions with a compromise CCW/IPSC gun, but I don't want to look like a complete idiot either!
Shooting when the timer is running will help you clear any malf's under pressure and help you improve your speed and accuracy. It's a win-win situation, even if you don't "win". You'll probably be surprised what you can do with a CCW/IPSC gun in Production with a little practice and time under your belt.
Sa xd .40.
-- Luck favors the well prepared.