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Just wondering how heavy or light other folks like their Limited guns to be. I get the heavier ones help in reduced felt recoil, but as I moved from Production to Limited I'm finding I'm muscling the transitions a bit too much because I'm still getting used to the increased weight.  Practice and some more practice is on the way.  Just wondering what others prefer with their pistols.

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I prefer a lighter than most limited gun.  Basically edge weight with plastic grip.  I tried super heavy, (Sv 5.4 sight tracker) and have gradually worked my way back lighter and lighter. I’ve gone as light as bushing barreled eagles. After a ton of guns and a ton of money, an Edge style gun is basically the perfect limited gun for me. 

 

Ymmv

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My limited guns around 42oz Its a edge style with polymer grip. To be fair I have not shot my limited gun in about 3 years.

I shoot open now, and have added the metal grips to the open gun. If I where to shoot a lot of limited again I would add  a

metal grip to it.

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mine 2011 9mm  with plastic  grip  and all tungsten and brass  stuff  is 55.1 oz with empty mag.🙉

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52.4 oz with no magazine

 

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3 hours ago, yigal said:

mine 2011 9mm  with plastic  grip  and all tungsten and brass  stuff  is 55.1 oz with empty mag.🙉

 

I like a gun with some weight, but this seems like over kill for a 9.  Wow I bet it's soft.

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34 minutes ago, Racinready300ex said:

 

I like a gun with some weight, but this seems like over kill for a 9.  Wow I bet it's soft.

almost like open.

it has weight on dust cover.

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Thanks guys.  Mine is around 50.5 oz no mag, so seems like it is around where others are at.  Got to spend some more time behind it and get used to the difference from production.

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Currently experimenting with a heavier build. 

 

6 inch bushing barrel 2011. 51oz no mag. Short dust cover.

 

Coming from shooting a 6 inch bushing barrel build, 48oz no mag. Also a short dust cover.

 

Funnily enough I liked 39 to 42oz with a plastic grip, then hated 43 to 46oz. Only so many ways to distribute the weight with a steel grip gun, so it wasn't until I hit 48 that I started to like it again.

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2 hours ago, IPSCLUVERRR said:

our limited guys are normally around 200-250lbs...

 

yes . big guys  with limited small guns.?😉

i hope it fit  ipsc box.🙉

Edited by yigal

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Now the above was funny....

 

I remember several cycles in USPSA, but one in particular was were top guys were going for lighter and shorter guns to improve transition times. The trend has gone the other way for other reasons.

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10 hours ago, IPSCLUVERRR said:

our limited guys are normally around 200-250lbs...

haha...I was asking how you liked your limited guns not your limited guys *wink*.

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14 hours ago, IPSCLUVERRR said:

our limited guys are normally around 200-250lbs...

 

I got shot in competitions with a group from the Philippines and 250 lbs was the weight of the whole team together.🙉

and despite the wind they shot well.😉

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Mine is a rock island double stack, weighs 45.08oz without mag. 

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On 7/28/2019 at 10:08 AM, tha1000 said:

I prefer a lighter than most limited gun.  Basically edge weight with plastic grip.  I tried super heavy, (Sv 5.4 sight tracker) and have gradually worked my way back lighter and lighter. I’ve gone as light as bushing barreled eagles. After a ton of guns and a ton of money, an Edge style gun is basically the perfect limited gun for me. 

 

Ymmv

I’m of the same belief as Tha on this. I’ve shot friends custom 2011’s with heavy metal grips, and while I feel like I could get used to it, I still prefer my Edge with an aggressive stipple on the plastic STI grip. Wish I could find another one cheap!

Edited by Rosswoodford
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47 ounces.  I'm thinking about trying a heavier gun but worried about slowing down transitions.

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On 7/28/2019 at 10:08 AM, tha1000 said:

I prefer a lighter than most limited gun.  Basically edge weight with plastic grip.  I tried super heavy, (Sv 5.4 sight tracker) and have gradually worked my way back lighter and lighter. I’ve gone as light as bushing barreled eagles. After a ton of guns and a ton of money, an Edge style gun is basically the perfect limited gun for me. 

 

Ymmv

 

I weighed mine.  It's right at 40 oz.

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