TP9SFX Mag Release Button IDPA SSP

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Sharper2112
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TP9SFX Mag Release Button IDPA SSP

Post by Sharper2112 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:46 pm

I have a TP9SFX that I’ve put about 750 rounds through that I’ll be shooting in a couple of sanctioned IDPA matches coming up soon. I’ve signed up for SSP division but now I’m wondering if even the smallest mag release button will be legal. The rules say it can’t protrude more than .2 inches from the frame; by my measurements even the smallest button protrudes further than that no matter where I measure from. If anyone has a definitive answer on that let me know; otherwise I guess I’ll just remove the extended button completely.
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Re: TP9SFX Mag Release Button IDPA SSP

Post by Janik » Thu May 16, 2019 7:59 pm

Good question. Not sure who all shoots SSP, but someone like @GlennSFX or @Weapon may know.
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Re: TP9SFX Mag Release Button IDPA SSP

Post by BentAero » Thu May 16, 2019 11:25 pm

8.2.1.2-C should get you by. Sadly, many IDPA rules are poorly written and are open to multiple interpretations.
8.2.1.3-B specifically excludes aftermarket mag releases, but if you use the short version it shouldn't be an issue.
Further, unless you smoke everybody, no one is going to care.
If you're forced to, you could remove the replaceable release button and just run without it.. Not ideal, but not impossible either.

FYI, the +2 magazine extensions that come stock on the SFx mags are NOT allowed. The gun won't "fit in the box". You have to use 18 round max mags to fit in the box.

These issues combined with a few others has led me to only shoot USPSA (practical and steel challenge) in sanctioned events.
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Re: TP9SFX Mag Release Button IDPA SSP

Post by Sharper2112 » Fri May 17, 2019 5:31 am

BentAero wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:25 pm
8.2.1.2-C should get you by. Sadly, many IDPA rules are poorly written and are open to multiple interpretations.
8.2.1.3-B specifically excludes aftermarket mag releases, but if you use the short version it shouldn't be an issue.
Further, unless you smoke everybody, no one is going to care.
If you're forced to, you could remove the replaceable release button and just run without it.. Not ideal, but not impossible either.

FYI, the +2 magazine extensions that come stock on the SFx mags are NOT allowed. The gun won't "fit in the box". You have to use 18 round max mags to fit in the box.

These issues combined with a few others has led me to only shoot USPSA (practical and steel challenge) in sanctioned events.
Thanks!
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Re: TP9SFX Mag Release Button IDPA SSP

Post by Weapon » Sat May 18, 2019 2:30 am

Another option might be to get a standard mag release from Century Arms:
https://www.centuryarms.com/patp004.html
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