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$3700 to compete in USPA?
« on: May 03, 2015, 05:42:33 PM »
Just saw this: 
http://stiguns.com/guns/dvc-open/



Just out of curiosity if you compete in ISPA / USPA is this a typical handgun used?

What do you guys use / spend on a competition pistol?

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Re: $3700 to compete in USPA?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2015, 07:15:27 PM »
Maybe not that particular model, but yes that is a typical Open Class gun. (double stack 2011 compensated with a red dot sight.)
+ toss in 100 bucks a mag + hundreds more in a belt and mag holders.  :afraid4:


Thats why the cheap plastic fantastics (Glock & M&P, etc) rule the lower class like Production

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Re: $3700 to compete in USPA?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2015, 08:29:31 PM »
Generally new shooters start out in stock/production divisions with basic full size pistols, like the aforementioned Glock and M&P.
Many people continue in those divisions or move up a little to ESP/Limited which just includes minor external improvements/customizations like magwells, trigger, mag release, base pads, grips, etc.
Open division (no IDPA equivalent) is really for those trying to go super competitive or just simply wanting to shoot with a red dot and super low recoil.
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Re: $3700 to compete in USPA?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2015, 09:05:20 PM »
No additions will make you a better shooter, practice, practice, and a helluva lot of more practice makes you a great shooter. I know this might be one of those so called competition guns, but I'm a younger guy with old fashion ways. Personally it looks like one of those Hondas (place any other cheap foreign car maker) with every possible BS crap on it (the only one that thinks it's cool and is equal to a  Lamborghini with a professional driver at the wheel, is himself and others with the same thought). At the end of the day it's still a Honda and you still only drive it to work... A well trained person with good reflexes and eyesight can out shoot (w/ stock gun) the average weekend warrior with a $4,000+ handgun.
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Re: $3700 to compete in USPA?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2015, 09:18:48 PM »
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Personally it looks like one of those Hondas (place any other cheap foreign car maker) with every possible BS crap on it

Except everything on that gun actually has a use and is an advantage when thousandths of a second matter.

Can I instantly win with it? Hell no. Id be willing to bet I can improve my scores thou.. (well maybe not my last classifier flub  :bangheadonwall:)

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Re: $3700 to compete in USPA?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2015, 09:24:31 PM »
Open division (no IDPA equivalent) is really for those trying to go super competitive or just simply wanting to shoot with a red dot and super low recoil.

or for people who cannot see irons anymore.

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Re: $3700 to compete in USPA?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2015, 10:19:06 PM »
Open division (no IDPA equivalent) is really for those trying to go super competitive or just simply wanting to shoot with a red dot and super low recoil.

or for people who cannot see irons anymore.

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Re: $3700 to compete in USPA?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2015, 10:20:13 PM »
Race guns simply take the limitations of the gun out of it quite a bit. After that it's still all on the shooter though.
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Re: $3700 to compete in USPA?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2015, 07:16:01 AM »
Just like in CAS so many would say the shooters who had lots of $$$ and had their guns highly modified is why they always won.
We proved that wrong! A friend and I swapped all guns for one match. His were modified to the max under rules, mine had lighter springs ect, that's all. This shooter always beat me overall by at least 30 seconds for a 6 stage match.At the end of the match he beat me by 25 seconds.....it's the shooter more than the equipment!!!
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Re: $3700 to compete in USPA?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2015, 08:02:44 AM »
I agree with the comment- a race gun, like the one shown, is excellent FOR THAT DIVISION - OPEN. Review the 6 divisions for where you feel comfortable to start. :rocknroll2:

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Re: $3700 to compete in USPA?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2015, 10:58:22 AM »
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This shooter always beat me overall by at least 30 seconds for a 6 stage match.At the end of the match he beat me by 25 seconds.....it's the shooter more than the equipment!!!

So you gained 5 seconds on him and it wasnt the equipment???  :P

FWIW I do think the shooter makes the majority of the calculation.