Forester Posted February 26, 2008 Share Posted February 26, 2008 (edited) I think this post is my second on this forum, the first being something over in gear and accessories about a chronograph, so go easy on a new guy. I have been lurking here for ages, feeling mostly like with the talent and expertise here I did not have much to add. I have done the homework, read Mr. Enos's book, following Kirsch's dryfire drills and in all honesty doing as much thinking about my shooting as the 10 or 12 hours a week (plus matches) that I do practicing. Now I have a question I can't quite seem to get worked out. I have been shooting in some shape or form since I could walk, but only competitively for about 2 and a half years. I started shooting IDPA because I could shoot equipment I already owned. Late last year I gave USPSA a try because I was mad at some of the nonsensical rules in IDPA. I shot 4 matches last year in single stack and wound up low C class when single stack was made an official division. I found out that although game planning for a stage and reloads are two things I enjoy and tend to be good at, the constant reloads in SS made a lot of stages annoying. This year I switched to a CR speed holster and 10rd mags and I am having a load of fun in L-10. I attached a pic or two of the gun I am shooting which started life as a Les Baer but after ~50,000rds I had rebuilt and setup to my liking. The gun is still CDP legal for IDPA (though the "gamer" comments never cease ) and has, with more than a few hours of live and dry fire allowed me to make a high B level percentage this year. My match standings in local matches seem to fit well with my classifiers so far. I shoot mostly in Virginia and North Carolina. My major match shedule for the year is, SC sectional, VA-MD sectional, NC Sectional, Carolina Cup(IDPA)., possibly Summer Blast. Also VA and NC state IDPA. That goes along with a couple or 3 local matches a month (Sir Walter, Rowan County, Roanoke, Statesville) My goal for the year is to make A class by the end of this year, and M by the end of next years season (roughly Octoberish around here). All that is a background to my current question. Should I switch to limited at the end of this year? I am having a lot of fun in L-10 but it seems to me the top dawgs are all in the limited game. It is totally beyond my current level, and maybe I should not think this way but in 3 years I want to be a competitive GM. Unreasonable? maybe, but thats where I am. I guess my question is thus, should I go for a limited gun towards the end of this season (about the earliest I can afford to build what I would want) or stick with L-10 and see where it can take me? I have a small amount of sponsorship likely lined up beginning the end of this year, and since the 'smith building my gun will be on the same team I can get the work done fairly reasonably. Should I switch from a gun and division I enjoy to play what seem to be the "big boy's game" in Limited or stick with what I am good at and seem to be moving along well in? What say you and why? Edited to add: Pictures, and; I am on the same name over on 1911forum and cast boolits forum (I cast boolits for my practice ammo and for a few rifles I play with sometimes) Edited February 26, 2008 by Forester Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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