1st IPSC on Sunday...Steyr or 1911

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by ThaiBoxer, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. ThaiBoxer

    ThaiBoxer Active Member

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    I'll be doing my first IPSC on Sunday. Having a tough time deciding whetherm to shoot my .45 1911, my M40 (carry) or my M40A1. Any reason to pick a Steyr?

    I like shooting them all. The best local shooter uses a 1911, so I have a chance of winning a class if I shoot the Steyr...assuming the IPSC classes split out like IDPA and Steel matches do. Any tips?

    Ben
     
  2. Wulf

    Wulf Premium Member

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    Hiya Ben :)

    I don't have any tips for ya, just "best wishes for a very successful competition". Hava great weekend. :)

    Wulf
     

  3. RiceCakes

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    Enter twice and shoot both?
     
  4. Syntax360

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    I like RiceCakes idea, but if I had to pick, I'd go with the Steyr. You'll see tons of glocks and 1911s there - dare to be different! :lol:
     
  5. nordic77

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    with the Steyrs, you can shoot Production, Limited or Open. The 1911 would be Limited or Open. So take a Steyr and shoot whatever class the top guy doesn't . :D
     
  6. RiceCakes

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    I say go production and beat the piss outta the glock fanboys :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  7. SELFDEFENSE

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    Shoot what you carry, Steyr.
     
  8. BulletBait

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    I'd go with the M40 carry piece.
    That way all your shooting goes towards life saving skills improvement.
    (That and not shooting in the same class as the top dog gives you a chance of winning something :lol: )
     
  9. ThaiBoxer

    ThaiBoxer Active Member

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    Hmm, I'm sensing a pattern from the Steyr Club members. :eek: :eek:

    Guess what they told me on the 1911 Forum? :lol:
     
  10. BulletBait

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    UH,...1911 iz da Rulez, everything else iz fo' fools!!!! [​IMG]
     
  11. bigtaco

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    i'd say shoot production with the steyr.

    i don't know what ipsc is like around you, but around me the top five shooters in the 1911 classes will be within 2 second of each other.

    they can peg their times within .2 seconds just looking at a stage and knowing their split times.

    usually in production, i notice atleast... a little wider spread in times which equals less consistency between shooters...

    which will leave you wide open to waltz right in a take the cake from a glock boy.
     
  12. ThaiBoxer

    ThaiBoxer Active Member

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    Oh, I'll shoot production for sure. Not sure whether to shoot my 1911 or Steyr in production, or even if a 1911 with a magwell, diff't grips, some trigger work and a different barrel bushing will qualify as a "Production" gun.
     
  13. midtnshooter

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    Re:

    I sense a bit of toungue in cheek here, I think.
    Just in case, I broke out my 2008 rule book. :think:

    Here goes... :beer: (catch-up time)


    According to Appendix D4 Rule 22, you would violate ALL OF THEM !!!!
    For those who want or need to see http://www.uspsa.org/rules/2008HandgunRulesindexed.pdf the .pdf (big file).

    I was shooting Limited 10 with my Steyr M40 A-1, but have dropped it down to Production and my Para-Ord. was promoted to Limited.

    I say enter them both and see if you want to shoot Production or Limited 10.

    Have Fun,
    MTS
     
  14. ThaiBoxer

    ThaiBoxer Active Member

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    Nope, it wasn't tongue in cheek, I didn't know the rules/classes. I shot that match Limited class with my M40A1. I shot a single stack match later. I'll shoot my next IPSC with M40A1, probably as Major in Ltd-10, but maybe Production. I don't fully understand the advantages for either given a production gun in .40. Seems Production should favor a 9mm.

    My remfg loads are supposed to be a PF of 166.5, but I've never chrono'd.

    Ben
     
  15. midtnshooter

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    Hey Thai,

    I am sorry. I have embarrassed myself :oops: by assuming something when it was tongue in cheek. When in Limited 10, you are allowed some alterations to your pistol that is not allowed in Production. In Limited 10 (I also shot Majors), you are limited to the amount of rounds per mag. Download that file. The best part is at the Appendix, they describe each category in depth. Are you USPSA regestered yet? If you are, you should be getting your updated rule book soon. It's good to carry in your range bag or when your wife or girlfriend shart beachin, you just reach over to the night stand and start reading. They get the hint quickly.

    Email me and I will send you some great links.

    See ya,
    MTS