February 2012

9mm Practical Shooting Pistols: Glock, Springfield, and CZ USA

Glock’s G34, Springfield’s 5.25 Competition, and the CZ USA SP-01 Shadow Exclusive give racers a head start. But two guns from CZ Custom will challenge the polymer pistols in 2012.

The sport of Practical Shooting is a game with roots in self defense. The challenge is to not only land accurate shots onto scoring zones that could represent an incapacitating wound, but do so in the fastest time possible. Of course no one is shooting back, but speed is rewarded on the assumption that the competitor has determined a bona fide threat and fired first. What makes the sport of Practical Shooting really interesting is that no two shooting matches are the same. But at any given event the shooter will have to draw from a holster, snatch the gun from a closed drawer or from a table top, and subsequently perform multiple reloads.

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