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I am thinking of getting a gun for target practice or even competing somewhere down the line. I would like to spend under 1000 bucks. Any Ideas? Im thinking I want 9mm,.40 or .45acp. Maybe a full size Kimber 1911, A glock 34, M&P pro... ? I saw that Ruger has a 1911 out that seems fairly priced. What do you guys use ?
 

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Exactly JD! Are you talking about "NRA Bullseye" target practice or "IDPA-style" target practice?
 

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IDPA style, should have specified. Nothing super serious just somthing out of the box that works and is not tempermental.
 

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Any of the longer competition/target-oriented CZ pistols might float your boat: CZ USA Competition Handguns.

The CZ SA Target can be had for around $1K or so. They come up for sale now and then. Discontinued by CZ in 2011, but they come up for sale now and then. The CZ Tactical Sport is another. Or even the CZ SP-01. Give Angus Hobdell a call @ CZ Custom / Ghost Products. He'll likely have some excellent suggestions. He's got a SP-01 Basic avail $800.

CZ SA Target @ Bud's Gun Shop, pre-owned -- uncertain if it's in stock, but it's listed as qty=1.

CZ Tactical Sport .40S&W, a couple of them @ KY Gun Co..
 

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For the money it's hard to beat a G34 or G35 (<-- power factor). You could get a G34/35, some mags and some bling (belt/holster/etc) for under $1K.
 
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Yeah i know i know I saw that right after I entered it but I didnt know how to change the title. IM RICH !!!!! just kidding
 

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I heard Sap03 is so rich, he actually carries a gold-plated desert eagle as his CCW :tongue:
In all seriousness you can't beat a good 1911 style pistol in my opinion, or a glock like timmy said.
 

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Springfield Range Officer, .45, street price around $800.00. Good trigger, scary accurate to me. Marketed as a production gun for competition, entry level and easily upgraded. Google reviews for it.
 

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With the IDPA clarification, it's gonna' be tough, IMHO, to beat the already mentioned G34/35 or the S&W M&P Pro Series.
 
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good gun and fairly cheap for idpa is the CZpo7...it only has a 3.8 inch barrel but is a really nice gun for anything but bullseye. i just bought 2 about 3 months ago for 449.00 each.
 

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wow that sprinfield range officer sounds like a winner I will def. be checking that out , thank you .
 

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XDm 5.25 and the s&w pro 9 you can really work on those triggers to get them real nice. The glock is always going to have that mushiness. My vote goes with the s&w pro 9...after shooting my coach's with a trigger job its amazing to shoot!!
 

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anybody have experience with the ruger sr1911 ?
wow that sprinfield range officer sounds like a winner I will def. be checking that out , thank you .
IMO the single stack 1911s lack the capacity to really compete in many of the IDPA/IPSC games. Sure you can keep reloading them but the capacity is low and .45 ammo is way more expensive than 9mm or .40. Many (including myself) have run double stack 1911s all slicked up for racing. The problem is that custom race 1911s aren't in your budget.

The G34/35 and M&P Pro series is where you need to be.

The only other option is a Tangfolglio product, but even they take so much customization to run that you'll run out of money before you get all set up.

If you want to play you'll also need a nice OWB holster, belt, mag pouches and, most importantly, a boat load of mags. All of this "little stuff" costs quite a bit. Now you can really do without some of these things at first (I see guys with mags just stuffed in their pockets) but eventually you'll want to be set up right.
 
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