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Aside from the longslide versions, and subs..

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by KillshotRB, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. KillshotRB

    KillshotRB Well-Known Member

    Which Glocks do you all shoot IDPA with and why? I think the train of thought with the amount of shooting that is involved, is to go with the 9mm or .40. What are your thoughts? I'm looking to get a dedicated IDPA gun and though I don't like the 9mm, it may be just what I'm looking for with this type of competition.
  2. SIRVEYR666

    SIRVEYR666 Well-Known Member

    34 and 17
    ...but they're both 9mm, which you don't like.

    I guess you need to decide how you wish to shoot IDPA. Is it training, or competition? Choose your gun accordingly. I started shooting IDPA with a G26, using my daily carry gear (as tactical training), but now I shoot a G34 (as a competition). There is too much at stake now...the 34 cent ribbons, sponsorship dollars, holster deals, groupies, etc. I can't go back to the G26!:rolleyes:

    So decide how you want to shoot, and go from there.
  3. KillshotRB

    KillshotRB Well-Known Member


    Good info. I'll look forward to what other models are being used as well from other members. The model 22 also looks good. The focus will be on competition.

    That's what is great about IDPA, the training scenerios are very realistic.
  4. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    A 34 will give you a longer sight radius (not needed at 99% of the matches) the 17 should transition a little better. If that doesn’t make any since either will do just fine. Dawson sights on both ends seem to help most out, and a good trigger job as well.
  5. Jenrick

    Jenrick Well-Known Member

    I just shoot my G34, course it happens to be my duty weapon too. Cake and eat it too :)

    Oh I also carry my G34 of duty, so I occasionally use my CCH holster, though that takes the fun out of trying to get out of a level 3 holster quickly.

  6. akanotken

    akanotken Well-Known Member

    If you reload ...

    Others have said that soft shooting = larger bullets going slow, and you could load up 180 grn pills fast enough to cycle the gun and make 125 power factor.

    34/35 are pretty popular amongst IDPA shooters.
  7. fineredmist

    fineredmist Well-Known Member

    Through my own personal experience I would recommend either the 17 or the 22 Glock for IDPA. I have tried a 34 and found the additional length to be a hindrence as the ranges are short, the action fast and too much time is lost with the long sight radius. Several shooters I know have gone to the 19 (compact model) and their shooting has improved. The "long slides" are more at home on a bullseye range than at IDPA. 9mm or .40 S&W is a matter of personal choice.
    I have modified my Glock 22 by polishing the trigger linkage, the firing pin, firing pin safety plunger, installing a 3.5 lb Ghost Rocket connector, extended mag release, entended slide release and Tru Glo TFO sights. BTW the TFO sights are fiber optic and night sights which give you excellent results if you shoot indoors with low light conditions. They are very bright and worth the money. All the springs are stock Glock, I have tried different and lighter springs and have had some reliability issues so keep them stock.

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