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Old December 17, 2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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IPSC Gun Choice

I am really interested in IPSC and I had a few questions for anyone on this forum who might shoot in IPSC matches. The first is: what type of pistol do you use? Be specific with make and model, sights, perfered ammo... Any tips for a beginner? Any excercises that might be helpful that aren't so obvious (like target practice lol). And lastly if you answer any of my question then please let me know which competitions you were in and perhaps how good you did. Thanks a million in advance!
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Old December 17, 2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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I shoot USPSA (simply the US "division" of IPSC) regularly and do quite well. I have only been shooting local matches but plan on moving up to bigger, regional matches. I shoot a Glock 17 that has been modified, but still fits into production class and can compete in the limited class as well. The modifications are as follows:

-4.5lb connector (this and the cruciform is polished)
- Reduced power firing pin spring and recoil spring
- "Dawson Precision" sights (Fiber optic front)
- "AGrip" wrap around gip tape
- and, of course... the "Punisher" slid cover plate cause I’m so darn cool
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Old December 18, 2011, 11:47 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for the reply! What excites me the most is I happen to have a glock 17 but I wasn't sure if it was up to par for a practical shooting match. I have been considering a Recoil spring upgrade for a while. You went with reduced weight? Wouldn't that increase felt recoil?
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Old December 18, 2011, 01:34 PM   #4
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Nope. The reduced weight allows the slide to move rearward easier while imparting less pressure to the grip and frame. With the heavier spring, the lower is "pushed" back into your hand harder, increasing the felt recoil.
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Old December 18, 2011, 03:29 PM   #5
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Also, your G17 will work fine! I like my Glocks, I shoot the 17 for comp and carry a G22 at work. They are easy to use, shoot well and function flawlessly! Now, Im rapidly becoming a HUGE fan of the S&W M&P,I’ ll be picking one up soon!
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Old December 18, 2011, 07:53 PM   #6
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Here is a link to my equipement I use for 3 gun.

http://3gunnation.com/shooters/shtr_jesse_tischauser

Here are some pictures of the guns I use for IPSC/USPSA pistol matches.

Glock 34 production division


Glock 17 open division


Glock 35 limited or limited 10 division


Glock 34 limited or minor 3 gun


Here is a link to my YouTube Channel to see them all in action...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP9Tp...e_gdata_player
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Old December 18, 2011, 08:24 PM   #7
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To compglock17: thanks a bunch you have been very helpful. Taking my glock out to my first match next month at a club near me!

To Jesse Tischauser: thanks for the pics the labels are very helpful. Those are some very nice glocks you got there.
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Old December 18, 2011, 09:35 PM   #8
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Thanks. There are other options or accessories out there but most of them do just what I did here in a little different form or function. Good luck with your match. Holler if you have any questions.
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