JMack,I am going to tell you what I have experienced.....it all depends on where you shoot. I have shot at clubs the told me if I didn't have all my gear squared away, I couldn't shoot the next match. Holster, mag carriers, concealment garment...all of it. If I wasn't 100% by the rule book, they wouldn't let me shoot.Adios,TG
Thanks TGI have the SV and my wife has the Kimber for our concealed carry both with coned barrels and it won't do us any good to buy new weapons just comply with the rules.
How close do you follow the official rules for local matches.Specifically "C" no cone style barrels without a barrel bushing. My wife and I would like to start participating in more shooting events but all of our 1911 pistols have a cone style barrel.
parma is good about new shooters they follow the rules but wont turn u away if your gear isnt all idpa legal mine never is and i always get to shoot
Coned barrels were originally a competetive advantage because of the extra weight to reduce recoil. However, you can have coned barrels in CDP if the it is factory installed and bbl is 4.2" or less. (pg 23. Permitted Mod. #4)Which Kimber and SV do you have?
My wife carries the Pro Carry II .45 ACP and I carry a similar SV both with barrels under 4.2”We certainly would not have any accuracy advantage over a full size 1911 and doubtful if we can realize much recoil reduction in a 3” barreled .45acp, Anyway these are the guns we carry and the guns we practice with so naturally these would be the guns we would want to compete in IDPA with.
Well then you have no problem, I shoot my 4" Wilson CQB sometimes as well, and it has a coned barrel. Perfectly legal. Your set to go!See you at a match!
Just to be clear, Best thing to do is to get all the gear squared away.
So to be clear is a 3.5" coned barrel 1911 in a IBW holster legit?We are looking for some shooting sports to enjoy with our current CCW rigs, we are not looking to spend hundred's of dollars to play a shooting game with specialized equipment.