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How many people shoot their carry gun in IDPA or other matches?

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by GEM, Apr 27, 2005.

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  1. GEM

    GEM Member

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    I carry my Glock 19 quite a bit. Whenever, I don't have to carry my SW 642 because of dress, it's the G19. So it's about 40 % of my carry time.

    Thus, I shoot this G19 in IDPA.

    Do you folks shoot your carry gun? I was thinking about a 1911 for fun but I probably wouldn't carry a big one.
     
  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    My current carry choice was made with this very much in mind. SIG226 in 9mm. And now using it also for IDPA.

    Seems logical to me - to get the most practice with carry piece. I did carry my BHP last year for a while - used that too for IDPA.

    9mm also is for economy reasons!
     
  3. frenchwrench

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    Glock 23 is what I compeat with,but I usually carry 27.
     
  4. Correia

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    Yep, Springfield loaded model, or Kimber Poly. 5 inch either way.
     
  5. Corey ACP

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    In IDPA I usually shoot a Les Baer 1911 .45 Daily carry is a Stainless Colt series 80 1911 .45. Different gun, same platform.
    In 3 gun matches, usually a 9mm Colt 1911 or a Springfield XD
     
  6. HSMITH

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    Yes, and I shoot it in both IDPA and IPSC limited class.
     
  7. Krag

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    Most of the IDPA shooters I know around here appear to be "gamers" and used a slicked up version of their regular carry gun with special triggers, sights, internals, grips, etc. I'm sure some of the mods are "illegal" and not in the spirit of the game, but they are not obvious so they get away with it. They are pushing the envelope in hopes of gaining an edge, Just like the Ipsicers do. :banghead:
     
  8. gigmike

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    I carry a 1911 and so that's all I've used in IDPA. I have a Kimber and a Yost-Bonitz that I can choose from. I use my IWB holster also as I consider IDPA to be an opportunity to work on those "carrying skills". However I will admit to being sorely tempted to use my Blade-Tech OWB kydex holster to keep up with the gamers.
     
  9. OF

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    Carry, IDPA, USPSA Lim-10: Springfield loaded.

    - Gabe
     
  10. thereisnospoon

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    One gun?

    I do shoot my carry Glock 22, as well as my revolver, my Kimber .45 and a EEA Witness .38 Super in ESP. Why not shoot evrything?
     
  11. W Turner

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    I carry a SW 642 during the work week (70-80% of my total carrying time) and a Springfield Lightweight Loaded Modeel the rest of the time. I have shot the 642 in BUG matches in the past and have been shooting my Springfield for the past few months.

    I also recently bought a Glock 17 to use mainly for shooting in SSP, but I do carry it occasionally.


    W
     
  12. Wakal

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    I am forced by IDPA's "rules of the week" to download my carry gun by eight rounds, but still run real ammuntion in it instead of the wusstacular ammo that would be perfectly legal. Oddly enough, the real ammuntion is the same handloads that I use in my Open "raceguns..."

    Of course, since I carry a STI Commander-length bushing-barrel custom job in 9 by 23 Supercomp :neener:





    Alex
     
  13. NC Shooter

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    I carry my Colt Commander and shoot it also in IDPA matches in the same holster and cover I use everyday. I figure that is the only way to remain competent and practiced.
     
  14. SpookyPistolero

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    I shoot a Glock 33 which is also my carry weapon. The clothes I wear are the same I wear in day-to-day activities, as are my belt and holster. I'd say that it's more important to shoot the same type of weapon in IDPA (not necessarily exactly what you carry) if you're goal is to become more competent with your carry weapon.
     
  15. XD Niner

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    I carry and shoot both my XD-9 and Loaded Black Stainless in the local USPSA matches. I'm never going to threaten the various cometitive icons so why not shoot what I carry?
     
  16. Zeke Menuar

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    I shot my old beat-up LW Commander for years in IPSC, IDPA and any other match I could find. The Commander is still my main carry gun.

    ZM
     
  17. Harlie

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    Carry a S&W Sc

    After approx 6K + rounds, in an effort to reduce wear and preserve for carry, bought a DW PT-CBOB as a companion piece and IDPA handgun. Both are Comm' sized, Sc "Bobtail" with alloy frame and the DW is a SS frame. Both .45 ACP, equipped with NS and rubber grips. For IDPA/USPSA use reloads at a 180/185 PF and carry w/Rem' GS 230 gr. All holster work from a Blade-tech IWB. View IDPA/USPSA as training practice as much as competetion. Shoot USPSA w/a 5" S&W 1911 or Comm' length depending on how I feel that day, can't achieve stress levels at home range comfort zone as easily as during organized events.
     
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    G17

    When I shot in IDPA matches at the excellent Pioneer Sportsmens Club in Dunbarton, NH, I used my carry G17.
     
  19. GEM

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    One point, I picked up in the discussion - I wish we ran more bug gun matches instead of them being side matches that are done infrequently. I can remember one in a year around here.

    Sometimes, I'm tempted to shoot a regular match with my 642 and come in dead LAST! I'd still be out there reloading!
     
  20. Ankeny

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    IDPA is a game and for that reason I shoot whatever I feel like dragging along. If I want to "train" I'll go do defensive drills in a training setting. I usually shoot a full size 1911 even though I carry a G26 or a lwt commander. I have shot both of my carry guns in matches and I have done quite well. Considering the low round count and "in your face" scenarios, the difference between a "real" gun and a "gamer" gun isn't much.
     
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    Gamers?

    I think there are at least two types of gamers in IDPA:

    The first attempts to alter their equipment to fit the rules.

    The second attempts to alter the rules to fit their equipment.


    Respectfully,

    jkelly
     
  22. The Rabbi

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    I carry a Smith Model 19 and shoot it in IDPA as well. The only difference is I carry .357mag and shoot .38spc. I occasionally shoot other guns just to keep in practice and for variety. If I dont carry the 19 I'll carry a 3" 65, which is functionally the same gun. I buy guns with an eye towards both carry and competition and have decided against buying numerous ones just because I wouldnt want to compete with them or couldnt.

    I would like to see some stages that call for both the primary AND the BUG. For those of us who carry like that it would be very educational.
     
  23. psyopspec

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    My typical carry is a USPc .45. Most of my practice is done with a USP 9 FS. This cuts down on the cost of ammo, allowing me to get more trigger time in, and though I didn't buy it specifically for an edge in IDPA, it is the pistol I'll shoot first in competition. Most of the matches I go to have at most 15-20 competitors, and after completing all the stages we'll run them again for anyone who brought another pistol that and wants to try (scoring is only for personal reference the second time around, no "best out of two" for the official posted scores). Typically it's 9mm first, then carry gun the second time around. Thus I shoot what I carry in competition, though I don't do it during the sanctioned rounds that "count." Some might criticize, but to me IDPA is primarily a game, then a way to train. I figure with the same platform I'm good for the most part anyway.
     
  24. spitfiresubgun

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    Uzi For IPSC

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    It has been awhile since I shot IPSC But this was my gun of choice But I did start with my Series 80 Colt Gold Cup.
    My Rifle entry.
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    Current Competition Rifle is my Spitfire Carbine F/A shooting at local matches at Port Malabar, FL. and Knob Creek Shoot Fall '05. Placed 13th, Fall '04 Open Bolt with Optics.
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  25. Ankeny

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    There is nothing wrong with shooting IDPA with legal gear in which ever division you choose. Folks who use illegal gear aren't "gamers" they are cheaters, period. I sure get tired of the whiners who complain because some guy beat them with a Wilson Combat, Les Baer, STI, etc. It ain't the arrow it's the indian.
     
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