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best pistol for IPSC/IDPA and carry!
« on: April 07, 2008, 06:11:03 pm »
I"m currently shooting berretta 92 and want something easier to carry andsomethingthat I canuse in IPSC/IDPA.  I was looking at the Glock midsize40cal and the Para limited in 40cal....any other ideas?  or which is better?  Thanks!  Don't want to spend more than 1500 bucks though. (wife would kill me).   Jeff

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best pistol for IPSC/IDPA and carry!
« on: April 07, 2008, 06:11:03 pm »

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Re: best pistol for IPSC/IDPA and carry!
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 06:16:44 pm »
depends on what class you want to shoot...

If your looking at the "stock" classes.  I'd look at the M&P. 
I'd listen to TAB. I mean, he must know his stuff on this subject - his current avatar is obviously successful at stuffing extra ammo in a standard container.

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Re: best pistol for IPSC/IDPA and carry!
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 10:32:32 pm »
Maybe something in the XD line
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Re: best pistol for IPSC/IDPA and carry!
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 07:38:15 am »
A Glock is pretty tough to beat for all around use, but if you've got a $1,500 limit, I'd buy two!  One for carry AND one for competition! ;D

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Re: best pistol for IPSC/IDPA and carry!
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 09:08:27 am »
If you're used to the Beretta trigger consider the PX4.  Similar enough for your brain to recognize it and smaller than the 92s.

I usually use a G-17 9mm for USPSA Production and IDPA SSP (Carry isn't an issue as I'm one of "those" states, but working on it).  That being said I've thought about the G-35 40SW for those classes and Limited/L-10 withe the possibility of a Storm Lake/Lone Wolf Comped barrel and a couple other parts for an Open gun. 

Since you can never have to many guns the Para is a great choice, and one I'd love to get a few of.  IDPA is DOMINATED by Glocks (mainly G-34s) in almost every class (at least according to the stats from Nationals), but USPSA is heavy on the double stack 1911s in Limited/L-10, and Open, mainly Paras and STI's or variations.  The Glocks and XDs are starting to show up but slowly.  The M&P has pushed hard into the Production class, edging out the XDs slightly.

There's always a single stack 1911 with the right mags for IDPA ESP.CDP and USPSA L-10 and Single Stack


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Re: best pistol for IPSC/IDPA and carry!
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 10:15:42 pm »
Para, Some Kimbers, M+P less than $1500 easy,.. all good choices. ( Love my M+P .40 ).

One could always get the pistol and "tweak" it. Its to appease my,... er,.. the wife's position on "lavish" spending for a trigger job, or spring kit or, feed ramp, sights, etc,.. something that would really make it smoke through the course.

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Re: best pistol for IPSC/IDPA and carry!
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008, 07:05:42 pm »
Consider the Sig 239.
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Re: best pistol for IPSC/IDPA and carry!
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2008, 05:48:37 pm »
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A Glock is pretty tough to beat for all around use, but if you've got a $1,500 limit, I'd buy two!  One for carry AND one for competition!

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Re: best pistol for IPSC/IDPA and carry!
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2008, 04:52:13 am »
M&P's are definitely showing up.  If you go that way try to get one without the magazine disconnect.

But I cast my vote for the XD!  You can buy two, and still have enough for extra mags and ammo.

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Re: best pistol for IPSC/IDPA and carry!
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2008, 08:21:06 pm »
Another vote for the XD.
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