Which gun for IPDA?
There's an IDPA competition group not too terribly far from where I live, and I'm starting to get a little bit bored at the range, so I was thinking about trying it out sometime. I have a Keltec P-11 (10 rd mag, have 2 mags total right now) and a S&W 640 (5-rd .357/.38, don't have any speedloaders yet). Obviously neither of these guns are ideal for IDPA competition shooting, but is one going to be better than the other? I'm pretty competent with both, at least when I'm standing still at the range shooting at stationary targets... Which category would each gun fall into? And what's the max range you have to shoot for IDPA? Related: how good/bad is a 1911 in .45 acp (8 rd mag) for IDPA?
Side note: I'm in this to become a better shooter, not to win matches or anything like that.