Need input on an IDPA gun for a teenager
P95Carry got me in touch with the local IDPA club, and I went to the intro IDPA class/shoot last Saturday. What a great sport! I'm hooked.
I also learned that IDPA permits minors to compete, so I'm going to let my 13 year old son join too.
I'm using a Glock 27, but this gun is a little too hot for my son.
I'm looking at all the different options in 9mm, trying to find something that is a solid reliable and relatively simple gun, weight/size doesn't matter so much, and I prefer he start on DAO.
I'm pricing used Glocks, S&W's, Berettas, Steyrs, Taurus, Springfield XDs, etc...but even used, I can't find anything in the $250 or less range that I want to spend for his "learner" gun.
I have found several used Ruger P series in a 9mm within the price range I'm looking at, but I know nothing about the Rugers and their suitability for IDPA. Anybody have thoughts on the Rugers?
Any suggestions on other options I might be missing? He doesn't have to have it right this minute, but I'm in the research/buy-if-price-is-right stage.