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Old May 13th, 2016, 05:25 PM   #1
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Newbie USPSA shooter

Interested in doing a USPSA match. I currently own an M&P pro in 9mm which in turn I could use in production right? If I was to invest in another one, should I go for the 40s&w M&P and add mods to it? or do I save and mod the 9mm that I have and stick to production?

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Old May 15th, 2016, 03:14 AM   #2
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I have done just that. Meaning I use my 9mm Pro for production and the .40 pro is used for limited major with some modifications Apex trigger, magwell, guide rod.

Also use the .40 for knockdown steel with a lighter spring and minor loads with 180's.

I suppose if you purchased both you could have a spare lower end if something should fail one day (providing no modifications) so the gun still meets production rules.

Good luck....
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Old May 15th, 2016, 09:07 AM   #3
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It all depends what division you want to shoot in. Only you can decide what to do. There is no suggested or expected progression. It's not a "step up" by going to a different division, it's only what you choose to shoot. If you stay in Production you only shoot against other production guns so you're under absolutely no handicap to stay there.

If you want to go into Limited or Open do so, or not. There is no advantage, just expense and a different division and shooting against other guns and maybe folks who want to game the sport. A good shooter is a good shooter and the gear doesn't mean much unless there is a physical limitation to be over come or some such. At least that's how I see it.

In production you can still have mod's. They just can't be seen from the outside, and those that can be seen are spelled out clearly. That tends to reduce the expense a bit. The M&P can actually have quite a bit done to it and still be legal. That's what I shoot except with an optic. I intend to stay in CO and continue to shoot my rabbit fart loads.
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Old May 16th, 2016, 08:18 AM   #4
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Get some experience before deciding on which division(s) you wish to pursue. After you've been to a few matches you should have a much better idea of what you want to do. There is nothing wrong with shooting minor in the other divisions and I recommend that for your first couple of matches shooting limited to make your stage planning a little easier.
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Old May 16th, 2016, 11:20 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the input!
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