Anyone have suggestions on a 9mm? I've been looking at possibly getting a 9mm and specifically a Ruger P89. Is it accurate for IDPA? I like glocks and Sig but like variety too (and the price is right on the p89 too).
See ya next Sunday,
My opinion. At first look I would say keep saving your money. The P89 was discontinued a few years ago so if you are buying used then save up a little more and get a Glock, M&P, XD. These are the 3 most popular inexpensive IDPA guns and very popular in our sport. Popular not by accident, popular for a reason. All the aftermarket company's carry both stock and enhanced parts for these guns. They run 500-600 new and 350-450 on the used market. I paid $350 for a barely used M&P. Paid $500 for another with blade-tech holster 4 magazines and mag pouch. So be patient and shop around is my advice. Also stay away from a gun with a magazine disconnect. My first one had one. My second to did not. A magazine disconnect is an inconvenience during IDPA. Once finished, you have to put an empty magazine in the gun to complete the "hammer down command" for the safety officer. Not a deal breaker just a pain in the butt. The longer the barrel the longer the sight radius the gun has. This is good. XD5" and 4", M&P 4.25", Glock G17, G34 fill about 75% of the non-1911 guns. The rest are Beretta 92's Sig 226,229,220, S&W 59xx CZ SP01 and a few others. The P89 would fall in the "few other" category. 1911 also play a significant part in the game. Their weight combined with a single action trigger that breaks like glass combined with a long sight radius makes it a great gun, but pricey. Contact me if you are interested in trying an M&P or XD I may be able to help.
Didnt I hear you say you had a Glock compact. I also say borrow a holster and mag pouches and play with the Glock. Then invest money later once you have a grasp at what works best for you. All to often we see someone buy a "good deal" gun only to be dis-satisfied at how it works for this game. (ask me how I know) .
"If you plan to leave early, please arrive early to help set up. If you arrive late, please stay late to help take down. If you plan to arrive late and leave early, please do your shooting someplace else."
Yes, I have a Glock 23 and been working with the holster and mag changes when I can. see you sunday