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5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:32 PM

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My wife and I are really getting into going to the range and shooting every week. Ofcourse it has really been hard to find ammo. The 9mm are not too bad, but 40 s&w are really hard. Anyway, the range (indoor) has league shooting and we would like to start attending and join the league. Should I use my XDm, which I love and I am dead on with. Or should I buy a 1911 style for league target shooting. I would love to find more target meets in my area. Houston area

5 years 27 weeks ago, 4:01 PM

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XD's are nice but target shooting? If cost of ammo is a question look into a 1911 kimber 9mm. They have some superior accuracy (theyre claim). I do well with a M9 Berretta. But I have a pro shop model for target shooting. I pie plate at 50 yards (slow, concentrated shots). Now a Glock 9mm compensated model is also good. Ask your dealer about what is the best.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 4:11 PM

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Try the Glock 34

It is a 9mm and built for target shooting. Here is the web site, you can read about it.

http://www.glock.com/english/glock34.htm

5 years 27 weeks ago, 5:24 PM

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+1 on the G34. I got a hold of one 5 months ago or so and use it for local matches and IDPA and I love the thing. Plus in 9mm, it's cheap (or cheaper) to shoot, plus little recoil which is great for target shooting and matches.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:42 PM

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G34 - that was it

I could not remember which one. G34- never shot it, but if glock calls it a target pistol.....take their word for it

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 11:44 PM

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I have a Glock 34

and it is a phenomenal (did I spell the correctly? I'm trying to seem smart.) gun in both accuracy and control. I was using a Glock 19 for practical pistol shooting with decent results, but now that I have my G34, I've had several incidents of stacking shots right on top of each other at 25 yds. My wife's XD subcompact is a very accurate gun, shooting better groups than her Beretta 92, so I imagine the 5" Tactical model will do even better. XD is great, but the Glock 34 has made me fall back in love with that company. However, good luck finding one.

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5 years 25 weeks ago, 11:07 AM

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guns4shooting, if you want to shoot in club matches I would shoot your XDm in the matches. Since you love the gun that is the one I would shoot in matches. I owned a 1911 45acp and that is what I shoot in matches for 7 years and had a ball doing it. I do know that ammo is tuff to find now a days, thank the good Lord that ammo was easy to get when I was shooting and I was reloading all of my at the time and still do.

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