1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

idpa

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by feldman28, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Nov 8, 2011 at 3:02 PM
    #1
    feldman28

    feldman28 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Member:
    #61989
    Messages:
    400
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    chris
    batavia
    Vehicle:
    09 sr5 stick
    Who here shoots it and with what. Looking to start in fall and will be building a. Glock 34
     
  2. Nov 10, 2011 at 10:51 AM
    #2
    thinkingman

    thinkingman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5971
    Messages:
    1,091
    redmond WA
    Vehicle:
    2006 dbl cab 4wd 6sp
    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    I do.
    Some days 1911, some days Kahr PM9.
    Are you sure you understand the rules?
    Why a G34?
     
  3. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:14 AM
    #3
    JDCPA

    JDCPA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Member:
    #10777
    Messages:
    936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    SW FL
    Vehicle:
    09 5 Lug Access Cab SR5
    Curt Hitch and etrailer.com wiring harness.
    While I have not personally competed I have observed several IDPA matches with some particupants using the G34. It supposedly has the advantage of a longer barrel and an improved trigger in addition to firing the 9mm round which is less prone to recoil. The two individuals I spoke to in particular had done nothing to their G34 but add a Ghost connector and upgrade the sights. One told me if he was going to do any serious customizing he'd get a custom gun to start with.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM
    #4
    feldman28

    feldman28 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Member:
    #61989
    Messages:
    400
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    chris
    batavia
    Vehicle:
    09 sr5 stick
    Yeah been looking around. I feel better with the full size and compact. I have a 1911 but that's my carry gun. I know I want a Glock 9mm 17 19 34. Hmm
     
  5. Nov 10, 2011 at 1:19 PM
    #5
    thinkingman

    thinkingman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5971
    Messages:
    1,091
    redmond WA
    Vehicle:
    2006 dbl cab 4wd 6sp
    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    Glock=1911
    Prius=Tacoma

    IDPA rules focus on useage consistent with concealed carry.
    G34 would be more of a IPSC piece.
    Whatever....have fun...be safe....learn.
     
  6. Nov 10, 2011 at 2:08 PM
    #6
    feldman28

    feldman28 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Member:
    #61989
    Messages:
    400
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    chris
    batavia
    Vehicle:
    09 sr5 stick
    Cause I don't reload is why im going 9mm cheaper than 45. Otherwise I would use my 45
     
  7. Nov 10, 2011 at 2:23 PM
    #7
    thinkingman

    thinkingman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5971
    Messages:
    1,091
    redmond WA
    Vehicle:
    2006 dbl cab 4wd 6sp
    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    I just got an STI 1911 9mm for that reason.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2011 at 3:58 PM
    #8
    feldman28

    feldman28 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Member:
    #61989
    Messages:
    400
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    chris
    batavia
    Vehicle:
    09 sr5 stick
    Was going to go sjc but will look in ti sti how much was it. Right now for what I want is 2300
     
  9. Nov 11, 2011 at 5:40 AM
    #9
    JDCPA

    JDCPA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Member:
    #10777
    Messages:
    936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    SW FL
    Vehicle:
    09 5 Lug Access Cab SR5
    Curt Hitch and etrailer.com wiring harness.
    GUNS Annual 2012 Buyers Guide has an article by Bryce Towsley discussing the Glock in IDPA competition. He says the 34 is the ideal pistol for IDPA competition with its extended barrel, greater slide dimensions and the longer distance between the sights. Bryce was one of the founders of the IDPA in 1996.

    YMMV
     
  10. Nov 11, 2011 at 6:17 AM
    #10
    feldman28

    feldman28 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Member:
    #61989
    Messages:
    400
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    chris
    batavia
    Vehicle:
    09 sr5 stick
    Thanks for the post. I have 5 months till shooting starts.
     
  11. Nov 11, 2011 at 9:56 AM
    #11
    thinkingman

    thinkingman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5971
    Messages:
    1,091
    redmond WA
    Vehicle:
    2006 dbl cab 4wd 6sp
    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    I wanted a 34 at one time and the guy that got me started in action pistol shoots a 35 because it makes major PF...google Dale Rhea.
    I tell my son 'we practice the way we play' when it comes to football, soccer....same equipment, same intensity.
    I believe in that for IDPA, too.
    If you plan to use G34(I guess any Glock, based on grip angle)for self defense, then use it as your game gun.
    Some of the competitors view it as a competition...for me, it's practice.
    I choose 1911 for games because it's likely to be the one I use if a more serious situation arises.
    Same for my Kahr, which is my carry piece.
    Practice the way you play.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:35 PM
    #12
    kessler89

    kessler89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2010
    Member:
    #44367
    Messages:
    840
    Gender:
    Male
    OH
    Vehicle:
    12' Pro4x 6MT
    TBA
    G34 is my "3 gun" pistol, i ccw a 9mm glock, i put some warren sights on it, talon gun grips, and polished all of the trigger components (25c trigger job) i love it and can shoot it very well/fast
     
To Top