Seeing as this is a mostly Production/IDPA centric forum I figured I'd post here to get the real dirty on what I should do to make my impending entry into this division with a higher probability of success. I've been busy this week trying to assemble my rig and finally get some dry fire in. I bought a cheap Blade-Tech Revolution holster and bolted it up to my drop offset belt attachment and the gun (G34) sits pretty good although it may need to be shimmed if someone were to measure the belt to grip distance.
I have 3 mags for the gun and need another two at least. I have three Blade-Tech Pro-Series Competition mag pouches and need at least one more. So far I've just been getting the gear situated legally on the belt and practicing some draws and mag changes. Big difference between my 2011 and the 34. The Glock seems to draw to a clear and accurate sight picture much faster than my 2011 does. Not sure if it's the weight of the gun or the design that is conducive to my natural point of aim. Maybe both.
I've got my 550 set up to load 9mm and I have about 180 147 gr. Precision moly bullets to work up a load with. I haven't been able to order anymore bullets as of yet and I'm still researching the best option for what I'm trying to do. I'm going to chrono some loads tomorrow and see if I find something that works. The Precision bullet has a pronounced shoulder on it that doesn't headspace in my chamber loaded longer than 1.12 which is weird because a round nose jacketed bullet headspaces out to 1.16
I'm starting out using 231, although I also have WST, and Unique to work with if need be. I've seen pros and cons for each powder. Mixed range brass and Federal SPP's.
The shittiest part of this transition is that I chose to do it at the least opportune moment in a financial sense. Started a new career, and the tax refund is still out a few weeks. I'm chomping at the bit to get going but have limitations and don't want sell any of my Limited gear. I'd even take advantage of Ben's class in Volusia in a couple weeks if I had the dough. what better opportunity to get into Production than in a class with one of the best.
If anyone has a couple G34 mags they want to sell cheap and a mag pouch I would definitely pay it forward when I can. I'm ready to see what all the fuss is about.