So I've taken an interest in trying some IDPA shooting at my local shooting range.
I'm in the market for a 1911-format .45 but haven't found one (in the price range) yet. I'll probably just wait a couple more paychecks and get a new Springfield Loaded.
I do have a nice S&W .38 Special revolver with a 6" barrel, and I could compete with it (in the revolver class) just to get a feel for IDPA.
The next session is 3 weeks from today. I was wondering what most people do to a revolver to "tune" it for competition. Mine is currently stock except for some Pachmar rubber "combat" grips with finger grooves.
I'm thinking of tuning the trigger a bit lighter - I assume I can buy replacement springs to do this?
I'm also wondering what grips will be optimal for speed-shooting but I'm guessing the answer here is "try a few". Any recommendations?
Finally, do you think it's worth it to bother "setting up" my S&W if I'm going to be buying a .45 within a few months?
Thanks for the input.