Which new gun for USPSA/IDPA?

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  • Glock 22, .40

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  • M&P Pro 9mm

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    Which new gun for USPSA/IDPA?

    I have recently gotten into IDPA at my local club, but am moving to a city that has many more USPSA clubs than IDPA. Currently I am shooting a CZ 75B in idpa ssp.
    I am looking for a new gun that I can make simple mods to (trigger, sights, nothing major). Price limit around $500-700, $700 including mods.

    Should I go with a 9mm, and do production (glock 17/34, m&p, m&p pro) ect?
    or with a .40 so I could shoot limited? (glock 22/35, m&p .40) ect?

    Any advice would be great!

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    I'm gonna take a stab in the dark here and say.....GLOCK 17!

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    I carry and shoot local steel matches w/ my XD9 -4".
    9mm cheap ammo (relatively speaking)
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    It hits what I aim at.
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    I'd stick with the CZ.
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    I'd say other, and go with a used Sig P226 in .40
    (used so that it's in your budget)
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    ONe of my best friends, Ted Bonnet used CZ pistols for years in USPSA and used to beat the pants off of people using guns costing thousands of dollars more. The only modificaions he had made to the gun was the installation of custom sights and a small magwell to aid reloads. Thats it.

    Oh yes, and I forgot - His .40 caliber CZ had a magazine capacity of only 13 rounds. All of his competition shooting STI/SV pistols held 16-18 rounds of ammo, and he still beat them....
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    M&P Pro. Bought one for the wifester - it's very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edr9x23super View Post
    ONe of my best friends, Ted Bonnet used CZ pistols for years in USPSA and used to beat the pants off of people using guns costing thousands of dollars more. The only modificaions he had made to the gun was the installation of custom sights and a small magwell to aid reloads. Thats it.

    Oh yes, and I forgot - His .40 caliber CZ had a magazine capacity of only 13 rounds. All of his competition shooting STI/SV pistols held 16-18 rounds of ammo, and he still beat them....
    thats awesome about your friend witht the CZ, but I really want to get away from the DA/SA, and move ovcer to striker-fire. M&P pro 9mm I found on Buds guns for $585, but the glock 17 was a little cheaper and the 34 was more. Though they were all in range.

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    You can get into a fixed sight G17 for $459 plus tax, or under $400 if you're a GSSF member. Shoot that in Production and IDPA SSP and you'll be very competitive in terms of equipment.
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    I am kind of in the same boat. I want to try out USPSA this year too. I was going to use my M&P 9 Pro in production minor to start out.
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    well there are other things to consider? like the cost of ammo?

    are you going to reload? or continue to buy factory ammo?

    either 9mm or 40cal will work, you can shoot production or limited with either one. But I would stick with what ever you carry everyday. 9mm is generally cheaper, but not by much

    for me it boils down to "cost of ammo". I shoot 6000+ rounds a year, so I reload a lot. My EDC gun is Glock 22, but my USPSA gun is a Para P16-40 (with "some modifications")

    If your going to stick with competition, get into reloading, it will save you a boatload of money.

    ooh ya, for competition, try to get something with a 4" to5" barrel, it will help with recoil
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    how do you like your m&p pro? From what I have read, it has a pretty nice trigger, but I have not had a chance to shoot one for myself.

    Also, are you planning on staying in production, or would you also shoot it in limited, minor?

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    When I started USPSA I chose striker fire as well. The XD9 Tactical. I shipped it off here: Welcome to Springer Precision LLC - The XD/XDM Specialists for a trigger job (3.5#) , Dawson sights and an extended mag release. I don't like shooting what every one shoots...it's too vanilla. I don't recall any CZ's in USPSA at my local matches, but the M&P is coming on. I still use my XD9 in IDPA. After all, it was set up as a game gun.
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