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IDPA/Comp Shooting: Which Caliber?
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I'm looking into getting into IDPA, but mostly other competitive shooting events (for those of you familiar with Langhorne Rod and Gun Club, their pistol events). I know I am going to get flamed for this, but I really like the Ruger SR series pistols. They fit my hand perfectly, the point of aim is very natural, and I find them to be just as reliable as my Glocks. I don't know if I want to get a SR9 or SR45. I would like to eventually get the Galloway Precision ultimate trigger kit installed and have a short, light trigger.

Anyways, what do you guys recommend? 9mm or .45cal.? Are there any pros or cons? I'm pretty much just as accurate with both calibers. Thank you!
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Not knowing what matches you will be shooting, I'll offer this. For IDPA most people shoot 9 or 45 as those calibers "fit the rules" better. For USPSA it can be 9 or 38super/40/45 depending on what division. For me, I shoot IDPA the most for now and shoot 9mm and when I do USPSA, I purposely shoot Production with 9mm as there is no scoring benefit for me shooting the larger calibers. This division is closest to IDPAs equipment rules so I dont have to worry about race holsters and things like that. If I shot centerfire for the steel matches, it would be 9mm as well.

We have an SR9c with the full Galloway kit - its better than stock but still nothing I would consider great for competition compared to my Apex'd M&Ps

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Philadelphia Patriot;127632 Wrote:I'm looking into getting into IDPA, but mostly other competitive shooting events (for those of you familiar with Langhorne Rod and Gun Club, their pistol events).

I just took a quick look at their website and read up about the Action Pistol shoot. It sounds very similar to the Practical Handgun shoot that we hold at Mainville. Ours are more of a practice for real life type shoot and less of the IDPA restrictions and such. There are a fair number of people who show up to "compete". I have to admit I am guilty of this and will often run different guns depending on whether I want to compete or practice. At our shoots the 9mm guys generally run better times than the 45 guys because there usually aren't capacity restrictions.

At any rate, I would strongly recommend shooting the same setup as your EDC or home defense gun and not worrying so much about competing with anybody other than yourself. I find that I can interchange between various Glocks and shoot well but when I take something else like a Sig I do poorly because I don't shoot them as often. It WILL absolutely make you a better shooter and show you new things that you never thought you would need to work on.
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csmith;127675 Wrote:
Philadelphia Patriot;127632 Wrote:I'm looking into getting into IDPA, but mostly other competitive shooting events (for those of you familiar with Langhorne Rod and Gun Club, their pistol events).

I just took a quick look at their website and read up about the Action Pistol shoot. It sounds very similar to the Practical Handgun shoot that we hold at Mainville. Ours are more of a practice for real life type shoot and less of the IDPA restrictions and such. There are a fair number of people who show up to "compete". I have to admit I am guilty of this and will often run different guns depending on whether I want to compete or practice. At our shoots the 9mm guys generally run better times than the 45 guys because there usually aren't capacity restrictions.

At any rate, I would strongly recommend shooting the same setup as your EDC or home defense gun and not worrying so much about competing with anybody other than yourself. I find that I can interchange between various Glocks and shoot well but when I take something else like a Sig I do poorly because I don't shoot them as often. It WILL absolutely make you a better shooter and show you new things that you never thought you would need to work on.

Exactly! I don't care about other shooters, I just want to become a quicker, more accurate, better disciplined shooter. My EDC is a Ruger SR9c, so I would imagine that or a SR9 would be fine. Langhorne Rod and Gun Club's events have less restrictions than IDPA. I rather shoot their style events than IDPA. To me, IDPA has too many rules. Right now I am leaning 9mm since that is what I normally carry, plus bulk 9mm isn't too much of a hurt on my wallet.
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