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Building the perfect USPSA pistol

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by drlove, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. drlove

    drlove Hillsboro Member

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    I'm sure there might be other threads about this topic but I couldn't find any.

    I need your input guys on building a real competitive pistol (yet still affordable) for USPSA open division:

    To keep things more concrete, let's assume you're willing to spend up to 2K to build this pistol. What gun would you buy and what will you add to it? I"m really considering doing this so please keep it real guys:)
     
  2. NiceAsh

    NiceAsh Salem Active Member

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    Build up a Glock 17L,


    Something like this, could be done under your 2K, and similar to what KC Eusebio is using now to win matches.
     
  3. drlove

    drlove Hillsboro Member

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    so where would I find the components I need here you think? Any specific company?
     
  4. n16ht5

    n16ht5 Seattle Active Member

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    I like my customized glock, but the CZ takes the cake
     
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    Solomon Vancouver Active Member

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    NiceAsh Salem Active Member

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    levi333 Albany, OR Active Member

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    I assume you'll be going 9mm Major or 38Super so you make Major power? Can the Glocks take that?
     
  8. drlove

    drlove Hillsboro Member

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    thanks folks. So other than CZ and Glocks, any other recommendations? How about custom XDms or M&P?
     
  9. n16ht5

    n16ht5 Seattle Active Member

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    I had a really nice XDm 9mm.. shot great for a striker fired after some trigger work. My CZ shoots better.
     
  10. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That $2000 budget is a little tight for a full up open CZ with magazines.

    It's doable with a Glock 17. I've been running a G17 shooting Major 9 for
    about 7 years. KKM gunsmith fit barrel, melted in Docter sight, my own
    titanium Comp. If I had it to do over, I would save myself a bunch of
    headaches and contact these guys:
    Look at the "Home built open gun kits" under SJC Components.

    Another possible option is to buy a used gun built on a 2011 platform in 38
    super. The super guns are sometimes pretty reasonable since major 9
    came on the scene. I've seen some pretty nice ones with magazines
    go for $1800-$2000.

    M&P's and XD's. There have been a few people playing around with open guns on
    those platforms. As far as I know, at this point it's all individual effort with no commercial
    availability on parts and pieces yet. No reason why it wouldn't work, have at it if you want
    to be a pioneer. You might check with Scott at Springer Precision in Bend about the XD. If
    anybody would know about the feasability of building an open gun on the platform he's the guy.

    Springer Precision :: The XD Specialists


    You want a shiny new for real totally competitive USPSA open gun? Double your budget.
    At least.;)
     
  11. UW Mitch

    UW Mitch Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Do you think you could find a used gun for within your budget or are you set on building one? I know MikeB and JanH and TomA are shooting open glocks, but I also have seen them clearing jams.

    ~Mitch
     
  12. Snapple

    Snapple Gresham,OR Active Member

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    Carver customs is another company that does custom glock open guns for under 2k. They claim to be able to shoot major9. I'd personally be a little leary of shooting major9 out of a polymer frame pistol. You can find a used 38 super for under 2k but once you start buying brass you'll probably want to re-barrel it to major9. Uspsa.com has a members classified section and gunbroker and guns America occasionally has them as well
     
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    Snapple Gresham,OR Active Member

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    omenwolf Oregon Active Member

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    You could start with an SW MP core as a base platform if you can find one. Then head over to speed shooters specialties and build it up.
     
  15. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    Here are the 2 I built
    But have still never competed

    IMG_3065.jpg

    glock17race.jpg
     
  16. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    Why would you be Leary of shooting major out of a glock?
    There are probably more people shooting major out of a glock than cz just because it is a cheaper alternative. Go here for more info from people who shoot 9mm major from glocks.

    Brian Enos's Forums... Maku mozo!

    Don't let people who have never tried to hit major out of a built glock or there assumption deter/scare you.

    In the end it goes by what gun feels best in your hand.
     
  17. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    Glock 17. $600
    Zex. Fulcrum trigger. 150
    Titanium safety pin. 20
    Extended mag release. 35
    Dawson mag well. 140
    Recoil spring. 8
    Extended slide release. 17
    Titanium firing pin. 95
    Ejection port lowering. 100
    Firing pin safety spring. 9
    Competition striker spring. 3
    Ss guide rod. 50
    Carver scope mount. 135
    C-more red dot. 249
    Kkm precision threaded
    Barrel with sjc comp. 339
    Slide racker. 59

    Total $2009
    Arredondo extended mags 35 each
     
  18. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You will also want to get one or two Taylor Freelance +8 mag basepads.
    You should be able to get 28 or 29 with them, depending on spring, follower
    and tuning.
     
  19. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    I agree but they were sold out when I tried to get them