What is the best pistol for IDPA / USP ?

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  • Threeband

    The M1 Does My Talking
    MDS Supporter
    Dec 30, 2006
    25,081
    Carroll County
    If you have "short, stubby hands" then stay away from all the double action pistols. The trigger reach is just too far.

    Glock isn't too bad for trigger reach, but grip angle may throw you off. S&W M&P is better than Glock for smaller hands, or human hands in general.

    Among single actions, the 1911-A1 with the short trigger is an upgrade for smaller hands. The Browning Hi Power is a wonderful classic that fits smaller hands surprisingly well.

    Also, look for a reversible magazine release, such as on the M&P and the newer Glocks. You may do better hitting the mag release with your trigger finger rather than your thumb.
     

    Frostadams

    Member
    Mar 31, 2016
    64
    I cant use something with a really thick grip, and I would like it to shoot flat and fast.

    With that said can we narrow it down to three guns ?

    I appreciate your thoughts and advice.

    J.W.
    If money isn’t an option I saw a guy use an Alien once, but it’s a ton of money. Others would be the 320 TXG with a small frame module or a Glock with no backstop.
     

    martman

    Member
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    Jun 2, 2017
    81
    Locals tend not to be as strict, but it's still a bad practice to knowingly come to a match with an illegal (rules-wise) gun.

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    Makes sense and is perfectly reasonable. They must have practice there as well though, right? I'm not sure how any of that stuff works at AGC. Do they just leave stuff setup? Can anyone come over and setup themselves?

    what gun do you have in mind?
    Canik Mete SF with a red dot and Glock 44(22lr caliber) with irons
     

    hogarth

    Ultimate Member
    Jun 13, 2009
    2,503
    Makes sense and is perfectly reasonable. They must have practice there as well though, right? I'm not sure how any of that stuff works at AGC. Do they just leave stuff setup? Can anyone come over and setup themselves?


    Canik Mete SF with a red dot and Glock 44(22lr caliber) with irons
    Stuff (targets and such) does not stay set up. It's set up for the match (by the participants).
     

    erwos

    The Hebrew Hammer
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    Mar 25, 2009
    13,836
    Rockville, MD
    What about obstacles? Are their target holders that move/swing as well?
    Most IDPA matches will have a swinger or two. While there is some utility in practicing them, the reality is that the strategy is almost always the same: figure out where it's going to have the most dwell time and make sure you aim your gun there when you trigger it.

    AGC Action Shooting has practices twice a month on Thursdays. I'd encourage you to sign up for the newsletter to see when those are. The first is May 4 starting at 5:30PM.

    You cannot just set up in the bays and start shooting on your own as an individual. They must be reserved by your club.
     

    Josey Wales

    Active Member
    Aug 4, 2010
    422
    Most IDPA matches will have a swinger or two. While there is some utility in practicing them, the reality is that the strategy is almost always the same: figure out where it's going to have the most dwell time and make sure you aim your gun there when you trigger it.

    AGC Action Shooting has practices twice a month on Thursdays. I'd encourage you to sign up for the newsletter to see when those are. The first is May 4 starting at 5:30PM.

    You cannot just set up in the bays and start shooting on your own as an individual. They must be reserved by your club.
    Right but, at the AGC you must first get your draw from holster certification right ?
    I know three people that took that on line test and all missed the same question. Failed it and are in fear of trying again.
    I guess thats one reason the AGC keeps losing people. They go to other places that are less strict.
     

    erwos

    The Hebrew Hammer
    MDS Supporter
    Mar 25, 2009
    13,836
    Rockville, MD
    Right but, at the AGC you must first get your draw from holster certification right ?
    I know three people that took that on line test and all missed the same question. Failed it and are in fear of trying again.
    I guess thats one reason the AGC keeps losing people. They go to other places that are less strict.
    You do not need holster cert to participate in AGC action shooting events.
     

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