Nickoli Posted February 10, 2014 Share Posted February 10, 2014 Alright everyone, for my second season of USPSA and 3Gun, I would like to get a new pistol. My FS M&P 9 that is also my carry has served me well but I feel it is time to step up in quality. I have been doing a lot of searching on here and other forums along with looking at suppliers and builders. A couple of the guys I shoot with here in MI have had Doug Jones from Acc-u-rail build their guns. Since he is a local guy and I really like the guns he has built for my friends I think he will be the builder of my first 2011. I have been looking at the PT frames and feel that is the right way for me to go for my first build. Grips will be either PT aluminum or STI polymer, not sure what to do there yet. And that is as far as I have gotten so far. This is where the help from you guys who have shot more than me will help, I hope. I was thinking of a 6" but think I will end up with a 5" and an extended dust cover. I’m sure I am going to go with a bull barrel since I want it to be a sight tracker. I like the idea of a 5" slide with a 5.4" barrel but I don't think I can use it in 3Gun because it is an "extended sight". I like the idea of the longer sight radius, but I don't think I like the fact of the extra weight transitioning between targets. I am comfortable with a snappier recoil, so I think a 5" with the lightened slide from the sight tracker will do just fine. Are there companies I should look for or stay away from as far as internals? I am very new to 2011s and I have played around with my 1911 a little bit but still don't know enough about all the parts to put a full parts list together before giving everything to a gun smith to build it. What are some barrels that you guys are running along with other internals? I’m open to any and all suggestions; I will be doing more research over the next few days before I start a parts list. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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