Cliff Cargill said:
How much does one of those race guns cost? :drool: :drool:
Money buys speed...How FAST do you wanna go!!!!!!
Seriously, an Open class shooter with race-gun, mags, belt gear...some can spend 5 to 8 grand.
That's why I shoot Production Class in USPSA. We had one Open class shooter out of 53 competitors in Sunday's USPSA match.
With my CZ rig I have under $1900.00. Brass is a alot cheaper too. :thumbup:
For the specific gun in the show, a Limcat RazorCat, the price is $4895. Currently out of stock, but: Limcat RazorCat Open Pistol
Figure another $800 - $1000 for mags and belt rig if you want top of the line stuff.
I'll disagree with Cliff about the brass being much cheaper for his CZ. The RazorCat comes in 9mm too, as are many, if not most, newer Open raceguns. I will give him that the brass won't last as long shooting 9mm major as it will in minor, but loading minor and just shooting steel with the Open gun would even things up completely.
The sky is the limit on how much you can spend in any division really, but you don't have to spend that much to be competitive or go fast. New Open guns can still be found in the mid $2K region, and decent used ones for little more than half that. I know of a used STI that was purchased with C-More, mags, and barrels/comps in both 9mm and .38 Super for $1400 that has won Open at local matches with little more than a belt, holster, and mag pouches added. I have an Open gun but very seldom shoot it, in part because I don't care for the blast and haven't worked hard enough on finding the dot in awkward shooting positions. Mostly I just prefer iron sights and Limited division, which I have always enjoyed most. My Open gun was less than $3K for gun and mags, and it is a full custom "shorty". It was built 7 or 8 years ago though and is in .38 Supercomp, so brass is high. If I were to decide to shoot it a lot, a rebarrel to 9mm would be a cost effective option.
While participation in Open has dwindled in the Jackson area, it is still popular in other areas of the State (and country) and usually has a good turnout at most major matches.