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NRA Action Pistol matches indoor Red Castle Gun Club

Discussion in 'Competitions & Upcoming Events' started by trbii, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. trbii

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    guys, I need some advice. Want to shoot production class Glock 19, but with a better straight trigger. 3.5 lbs-4 lbs trigger. Which manufacturer?
     
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    Get a 3.5 lb connector from Lone Wolf Distributing. Might as well go ahead and get a barrel from them, too. (There barrels do make a difference in the size of your groups -- tightened mine up nicely.) Do a 25-cent trigger job. (Check YouTube.)

    Unless want to upgrade your sites (I have Dawson, iirc) you should be good to go.
     
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    Thanks Annie. Lone Wolf Distributing, connector/ barrel is all that’s needed?
     
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    Well, those will help a bunch, but your trigger will be a lot smoother and crisper (along with the "being lighter" from the new connector) if you will do a 25-cent trigger job on it. And my sites ARE Dawson's. Fiber-optics to be exact. It's been a couple of years since I shot a competition so I had to go look.

    Where's the rest of you yahoos?!?!?!? I KNOW I ain't the only one with an opinion here! :werd:
     
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    Well, if you insist....

    If you want a good trigger, skip the tactical tupperware and get something from JMB!
     
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    I'm not going to trash the selection of the pistol the OP has chosen, but I will say that Glocks are not typically seen among long term competion shooters.
     
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    Are you sure an aftermarket “straight” trigger is legal in the production division of NRA Action Pistol?
     
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    I have done alot of shooting in NRA Action Pistol Matches ( in Hutchinson KS), even though I haven't been back up there in the last 2 years, & I can shed a little light on what the Mad Professor is saying.
    Production class is just that, it has to be an "out of the box" production run model gun with no modification. The only thing that is allowed is a change in sights, but the sights still have to be a factory available option.

    Any other modifications and you will be put in "Metallic Sights" class, put an optic on it & you will be put in "Open Class".

    I was running my M&P Pro Series 5" bbl. and I swapped out the sights that the gun came with from the factory for adjustable sights, but I had to use the same brand name of sights that the gun came with (Novak) or I would be put in Metallic Sights class. No other changes were allowed, however I did do a polish job on the trigger components, but didn't change them.
    Hope this helps out.
    & in the multiple years of NRA Action Pistol Matches I went to, I only saw a guy shooting a Glock one time, for one match.
     
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    Oh hmmm I completely glossed over the "straight" part. :blush: Sorry ...
     
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    Caveat: I’ve never shot NRA Action Pistol, but I have shot quite a few other disciplines.

    Look at the rules, production starts on page 10.

    http://rulebooks.nra.org/documents/pdf/compete/RuleBooks/Action/2018-act-book.pdf


    If the gun you currently own complies with the rules, shoot it stock in the match the way it is. You can reach 90% if your potential with most decent quality firearms. After a few matches, you will be able to make a better decision on what to buy or modify on the gun you have.
    It looks like this class allows most 5-5.3” barrel striker or double action semi autos. If you are a Glock guy, then you may be further ahead by investing money toward a G17 or G34 before upgrading your G19. Try to be compliant with other disciplines when making modification. Will IDPA, USPSA, and other disciplines allow the modifications or will you be bumped to a much “higher” division competing against much more heavily modified single action guns?
    USPSA recently relaxed their production rules allowing aftermarket triggers with “visible” changes, but it is one of the few that do. GSSF pretty much restricts all changes except sights (as long as they are post and notch) in anything but their unlimited division.

    If your stock trigger is pretty bad, a Glock minus connector will make some difference. Be careful going to light and losing the wall and quality of the break. Dry fire, training, and practice will gain far more than improvement over a “decent” factory trigger.

    But regardless, establish that the gun you have now is holding you back. Shoot the matches and have fun.
     
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