Lets be honest. I know nothing of this topic so I am looking for some help.
I have a basic G17 and would like to get into competition shooting. I was told that I should go into "production" competition.
What mods if any can I make for this?
Was thinking about:
-New more accurate barrel
-3.5# disconnector and extended slide release
What are other good mods? Also, where is the best place to find all of these parts?
Ditto what ikor said. Its taken me years to find the right gun, caliber, load, accesories that help me shoot to the best of my ability.
First, go to www .uspsa.org and use the club finder to locate a club near you. Contact the match director and go watch/shoot a match or two.
Second (or first), go to www.brianenos.com/forums and spend a couple of days reading over there.
Don't do anything to your Glock until you've shot it enough to know that it is holding you back. This will likely be a looong time.
i shoot IPSC limited.
DO NOT THROW A BUNCH OF MONEY AT YOUR PISTOL.
you'll wind up compromising the guns reliablity. if i were you i'd go with trigger job and thats it. pin point accuracy isn't required. its not bullseye competion. buy 5k round off ammo and practice practice practice and then pracitce some more.
i see too many people trying to "tune" their gun and they wind up with a gun that doesn't work too well. follow the kiss principle.
USPSA Production is the way to go. At first just shoot what you have, get the feel for the sport. Shoot and then shoot some more. As for new parts, I would suggest replacing the stock sights, do some polish work, and a 3.5 won't hurt.
As for "were to shop" Brownell's is a one stop shop.
But NOTHING will help you more then bullets down range [:D]
I would keep it simple as stated by others. Keep it stock, use your carry rig and take it as a chance to learn and have fun. Don't fall in to the "game" Everyone has their opinions on the gaming aspect. Few people can distinguish the difference, placing time in the mix makes you do things that you should not do when it's for real. Trainers realize this when designing a training course(should anyhow).
Time is good for certain drills such as draw speed, hit on target(s)
Besides, you won't carry that Glock with a light trigger, mag funnel, etc.
I have to dissent here. Instead of jumping into uspsa stuff, go to gssfonline.com. The Glock Sport Shooting Foundation holds some great matches. Instead of trying to compete against guys with 3k dollar open class guns, you can simply go to a GSSF match with your stock pistol and one magazine and win the match. All the empasis is placed on the shooter's skill.
In USPSA you're not competing with the "3kdollar open class guns", open class is a seperate Division from production, or limited.
OPEN (raceguns, optics, compensators)
LIMITED (iron sights, no comps, hi-cap mags)
LIMITED10 (iron sights, no comps, 10 rnd.mags)
PRODUCTION (mostly 9mm,glocks, sigs, cz-75's etc.10rnd mags.)
* - Single Stack is a new provisional division.
You can show up at a USPSA, IDPA, or GSSF with a stock Glock, a belt hoslter, mag pouches, extra mags, ammo, ear/eye protection. AND HAVE SOME FUN.
Come out and have some fun