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    Is Glock 17C Suitable for Competition?

    Hi Guys,

    As I am very new to the gun world, I was wondering if my Glock 17C is suitable for Competition use?

    Will I be at a disadvantage, what division would you recommend for a beginner like me, and what upgrades can I do to the firearm to make it shoot better? As an all-stock, I noticed the heavy trigger pull on it.

    I am located in the Philippines, but I think we follow USPSA and IPSC rules here.

    Thanks for the advice.

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    Unless you lots of money for gun work or know how to do it, I would stay stock a work on basic shooting skills and learning how matches run. Plenty of time to trick out the gun as you go up in different classes.

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    Thanks Gaz. Someone said that since I have a ported gun, I can use it under Modified Division. But wouldn't that put me at a disadvantage over the other guys in that division who has better firearms?

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    Well a ported barrel puts in the Open division for USPSA.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-USPSA-...tion-Rules.pdf

    Here's link to the 2020 USPSA rule book. Tons of information in but check with your local matches for any local rules or variances. Like lower level matches may not require power load verification unless you claim max power. Max power gets you more points for each scored shot than minimum. All the info including how the power factors are calibrated are in the link.

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    Thanks Gaz!

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    I LOVE my “C” model Glocks! And while I do have one modified, I completely agree with Gaz, keep it stock and shoot it until you feel like a master. You will be at a disadvantage at first but that’s OK because it will force you to be a much better shooter.

    Modifying the gun too early will cover up flaws in technique and you will plateau. But If you master the stock gun and then modify you will gain an advantage instead of covering up problems.


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    Thank you for the advice MtStream! This is really helpful. I will keep it stock for now and put a lot of work on technique and build good habits with muscle memory to begin with.

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    Good plan to shoot it in Open... You can use standard ammunition and shoot Open minor... You can load your current magazines as full as you want... or get up to 170mm long magazines to hold more ammo... Less reloading on a stage... More shooting!

    Plus almost anything you can think of is allowable in Open...
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    Hi __jb,

    That's the thing, if I shoot it at the Open Division, I think I will be at a disadvantage. Most shooters there have STI Race Guns with awesome setup. Am I wrong to think that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miami View Post
    Hi __jb,

    That's the thing, if I shoot it at the Open Division, I think I will be at a disadvantage. Most shooters there have STI Race Guns with awesome setup. Am I wrong to think that way?
    I would say yes but that's just me. I feel you get better sooner by focusing on your improvement from to match to match instead of where you place in the match. But everybody learns differently.

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