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Hi all, if you've been following my previous thread on the gp100 and the springfield gi 45 you know I'm looking for a new gun.

I'm curious if there are some better options I'm not considering, so...

I want a gun that will serve well for apartment defense, possible carry (maybe one day, not its primary duty at all), and give a good account in IDPA competition once a month.

Semi-auto or revolver makes no difference to me.

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$600-ish or less.
Must have a consistant trigger. By that I mean single action or DAO, Glock safe action or the like. If it is a DA/SA the single action trigger MUST stage itself to the point where resistance occors like in a revolver. I don't know if there are semi's that do this, I know my Ruger P95 did not. I hated that, so it is for sale at Virginia Arms Company.

Current on the list of consideration:
Ruger GP100
Springfield GI 45
Springfield Mil-Spec
Glock 17, 19, 22, 21
Walther p99qa

Let me know what else should b on the list and why.
The glock 17 and 19 both are growing on me with that retardedly huge mag capacity.
 

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My understanding is that competition guns are less than ideal for carry because the tighter tolerances make them more prone to jamming (lint, dirt, etc). I may be wrong but you may be better served with two guns if IDPA is a big priority for you. I think asking for home defense reliabliity, competition accuracy, and carry concealability may be difficult to satisfy with only one gun.

Reliable and accurate aren't too hard to find I'm just saying you may want to consider a seperate gun for carry duty.
 

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Fuelburns2 said:
My understanding is that competition guns are less than ideal for carry because the tighter tolerances make them more prone to jamming (lint, dirt, etc). I may be wrong but you may be better served with two guns if IDPA is a big priority for you. I think asking for home defense reliabliity, competition accuracy, and carry concealability may be difficult to satisfy with only one gun.

Reliable and accurate aren't too hard to find I'm just saying you may want to consider a seperate gun for carry duty.
I thought the whole point of IDPA was to compete with simple service pistols. No snazzy race guns allowed.
 

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Paul F. said:
I second that... MilSpec. :wink:
Was considering the GLOCK 21, but seeing all the articles about the G21 going kB! and ripping up the shooter's finger, the MilSpec got a BIG + to me.
 

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Finch said:
I thought the whole point of IDPA was to compete with simple service pistols. No snazzy race guns allowed.
Oops, sorry I was confused about what kind of competition IDPA was. :oops: You're right, and I also recommend the MilSpec. One other gun you may want to consider since you've mentioned Glocks is the Springfield XD 40. It has the capacity and reliability of a Glock and comes in .45 .40 or 9mm.

http://www.springfield-armory.com/prod-xdpstl.shtml
 

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Ummmm.... guys.... if you keep using the G-word, John Browning will get you! :shock:













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Add a vote for the Mil-spec

I own a GI-45 and like it a lot but I can tell you the sights are just too basic for competition work. Also the Mil-spec has the expanded port, the GI-45 will bang up your brass if that matters.

Of course you can upgrade the sights on the GI-45 and do some other basic tunings, which cost money - why bother? Spend the extra on the Mil-spec.
 
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