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Offline 415Shooter

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Hello fellow CZ enthusiasts.

I'm going to my first IDPA match and plan to use my P-09.  Do any of you have gear recommendations for reasonably good budget gear?  I'm not certain that I will be competing long term thing, so I'm looking more at entry level gear with budget pricing and will invest in higher end equipment down the road if I catch the bug.

I've already got a Kore Essentials belt that will be plenty stiff to use for the first few matches.  I'm mainly looking for a pistol holster, dual magazine holster, and anything else you recommend.

So far, I've identifed this Whole Guns IPDA holster.  They seem like they might be a newer outfit.  Not many reviews I could find.  But at least they're made in the USA.

I'm looking at this double magazine holster for the magazines.

If I do get a dedicated belt, I was looking at this one from Shooters Connection or this one.

What would you recommend?
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Offline Earl Keese

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Re: Getting Started in IDPA with my P-09. Gear Recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 05:36:10 PM »
I'm not a fan of double mag pouches, because you can't adjust spacing to your preference. Do you already carry? If so, you might consider shooting your first match with your carry gear.

Offline Raven45

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Re: Getting Started in IDPA with my P-09. Gear Recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 05:50:05 PM »
Good advice from Earl about the double magazine carriers, as well as his suggestion to start with your EDC gear (if it exists).  Try two single mag carriers.  Kytex (not a misspelling) mag carriers are hard to beat for the money.  Blade Tech or Comp Tac both make great holsters suitable for IDPA and range use.

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Re: Getting Started in IDPA with my P-09. Gear Recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2021, 07:38:06 PM »
I'm not a fan of double mag pouches, because you can't adjust spacing to your preference. Do you already carry? If so, you might consider shooting your first match with your carry gear.

That’s good feedback on the mag carrier. I do AIWB carry, but want a 3:00 OWB rig for the match.  But I will be using my EDC BELT.
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Re: Getting Started in IDPA with my P-09. Gear Recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2021, 07:38:57 PM »
Good advice from Earl about the double magazine carriers, as well as his suggestion to start with your EDC gear (if it exists).  Try two single mag carriers.  Kytex (not a misspelling) mag carriers are hard to beat for the money.  Blade Tech or Comp Tac both make great holsters suitable for IDPA and range use.

Thank you! I will try out the Kytex carriers instead. Much appreciated.
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Re: Getting Started in IDPA with my P-09. Gear Recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2021, 07:54:43 PM »
I’ll echo the recommendations for Kytex- I have those for many of my guns to include the P09/ P10 that I own.

My preferences is for leather holsters and have settled on Privateer Leather and Warbird Leather as my go to holster makers.  That said, kydex holsters are generally less expensive and quicker to get.  I like Krounds, but also have Blade tech.

You have a good gun to shoot idpa- I shot mine all season a few years ago and had a blast. It’s stock w/ only a FO front sight upgrade. Was and remain amazed at the low recoil the P09 provided in my matches.

Good luck and report back on your matches
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Re: Getting Started in IDPA with my P-09. Gear Recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2021, 04:29:09 PM »
I've gotta say that IDPA is fun!  I was excited to come in 8th out of 11 because that meant I didn't get disqualified for violating any safety rules my first time out.  My goal was last or better.  Everybody was very friendly and helpful since it was my first time.  I most need to work on reloading while keeping my firearm pointed exactly down range and keeping my finger well clear of the trigger.  I've got a habit of bringing my pistol to my magazine as I'm bringing the magazine to the pistol canting the barrel up and to the right.  Time to practice.

My stock CZ P-09 ran like a champ.  A fellow there had a Cajunized SP-01 and was kind enough to let me shoot it.  It was definitely a smoother trigger pull and break, but I honestly thought it would be even more noticeably better.  Happily this cooled my impulse to Cajunize my P-09 so I can put my money towards other things.

I ended up using this holster: CZ P-09 OWB CONCEALMENT/IDPA HOLSTER and this magazine carrier Universal Double Magazine Holder and both were great.  Especially for the price.  Paired those with the KORE Essentials belt I already owned and a longer button down shirt and I was good to go for the comp. 

I did have one penalty when I did a reload and bumped out my 2nd magazine while pulling the first and didn't notice it dropped to the ground.  Easily fixed by tightening the retention.

I'm looking forward to the next one, especially now that prices are dropping for ammo!
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Re: Getting Started in IDPA with my P-09. Gear Recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2021, 05:52:40 PM »
Congrats- glad you had a good time- that’s what it’s all about in my book!

Your P09 will serve you well and is a good handgun to learn the game and improve your scores.

I shot my P10c in this years WA state IDPA championship- had a great time despite the high heat we had this weekend.
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Re: Getting Started in IDPA with my P-09. Gear Recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2021, 08:15:10 PM »
Congrats- glad you had a good time- that’s what it’s all about in my book!

Your P09 will serve you well and is a good handgun to learn the game and improve your scores.

I shot my P10c in this years WA state IDPA championship- had a great time despite the high heat we had this weekend.

Thank you. Dynamic shooting is so much more interesting to me.  And it’s good to know that my practice could have real world benefits.

Congrat’s on the state competition and survivi f the heat wave.   
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