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Just got my safety check today. I'll shoot my first match tomorrow with my TRS 45acp. I am looking at purchasing a pistol for LTD or LTD 10. I have narrowed my choices down to a STI eagle or edge. Not sure which one,or which caliber.40.10mm or45acp. Any sugestions and reasoning would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Kevin

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Keep your TRS, get it some 10-round magazines and go out to compete in Limited 10 group. Limited 10 is intended for .45 ACP single stacks. If you really like it, THEN make the jump to the more expensive limited guns & their high capacity magazines. There is nothing more satisfying than beating a pure limited gun with your Limited 10. ...first things first...
 

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I agree with Chico, shoot what you have see if you like the sport. If you wish to continue in the sport I would choose something in 40 caliber. Remember the new power factor is 165 thats very easy to reach with a 40 and there is a lot of bullet choices out there for the 40 not to mention there is a lot of factory ammo that makes the 165 power factor. Good luck in your shooting and maybe I'll see you at a match sometime. My opinion USPSA is an excellent sport.
Regards, Bob Hunter www.huntercustoms.com
 

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Thanks Chico & Bob. I have every intention of keeping & shooting my TRS. I was just curious as to my next pistol. I plan on using my TRS for IDPA and carry. And will use it for IPSC until I purchase an IPSC specific pistol. Having said that, what are your opinions on the STI eagle or Edge? Is the longer dust cover an advantage or just fluff? I probably will go with a 40 however the 10mm seems to be a more versatile round in my limited experience with calibers other than 45acp. All feedback greatly appreciated. Thanks Kevin.

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The longer dust cover is NOT legal in IDPA & the 10 mm is no longer part of the CDP division for IDPA. STI makes some of the finest guns around. I have not shot an Eagle, but have borrowed full-blown USPSA limited guns by STI in .38 super (the preferred round in my area). I would suggest shooting an extra classifier stage by borrowing someone's limited gun for the classifier stage only. When you are ready to spend the $ needed in a top limited gun you should have a firm idea what among the dozens of major or minor "options" suit your personal needs & preferences.
 

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you mean to say open guns in 38 super, right???If you wanna compete on limited division, get the 40 cal. Brass is so cheap in this caliber ( once fired)>
 

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I recommend you not go with 10mm for IPSC/IDPA. I had my SVI .40 rechambered for 10mm. I already had 10mm experience with my Delta, and components, etc. What I found is that 10mm power isn't necessary in IPSC. Also, when you lose between 10% and 50% of your brass at every match, losing that expensive 10mm brass starts to hurt. I don't mind losing .40 nearly as much (once fired .40 varies from free to $40 per 1k, once fired 10mm is impossible to get)

Also, the SVI and STI mags will not work with 10mm loaded longer than 1.250". Most 10mm factory ammo is loaded to between 1.250 and 1.260, and factory 10mm will not work in my SVI mags. I have to load my own 10mm for this gun.

For all the above reasons, I had a .40 schuemann AET barrel fitted to the gun and now I only shoot .40 in it. The gun runs fine with .40 factory, and reloaded from 1.180 to 1.240 OAL.

Now that the PF for major is 165, the long dust cover and full profile slide guns are less popular.

I love 10mm, but the only game I can see fullpower 10mm being helpful at is bowling pin shooting, but then .45 does well at this, too, w/o beating up the gun so much.

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SF:

My custom SV 10mm (full length dust cover frame, Caspian slide, built by Brian Bilby) will feed any factory 10mm ammo I throw at it.

When you buy magazine tubes ask for ones on the deeper end of their acceptable variances in tolerance.

Both SV and STI sell high-cap 10mm's and they work right when the leave the factory with all ammo, and I suspect good magazine selection may be why.

I load to 1.255" for my IPSC major load, 1.260 for with a 220 bullet for pins.

I've heard of others having similar problems though, and I'm sorry to hear that yours is fussy. Still, as you know it is easily solved on the reloading bench.

I use 10mm for my single stack shooting too- be it IDPA (though I've given up on that sport until 10mm is put back into CDP) or Single Stack Classic type events. I haven't tried Limited 10 yet, but when I do it will be with a single stack 10mm.

Its a great action shooting caliber. True, no better than the .40 for most games (other than pins) but certainly no worse either, and the brass seems to go on and on.

Brent

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Hi Brent,

Thanks for the advice on asking for longer (deeper?)tubes. It's really not been a problem anyway, since I load my own 10mm ammo to 1.240"

SF
 
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