I am thinking about getting into USPSA shooting. I am putting a adjustiable rear site on it everything else is stock/production. 15rd mags I got no problem loading them with 10rds. I am a novice to say the least. So what division or class should I think about doing or qualify for.
Production if you want to shoot with 10 round mags and not be penalized for minor power factor.
Limited if you want to load mags to full capacity but be penalized for minor power factor.
Don't get hung up on division right now. Just have fun and learn the game.
Will cover your situation, just disregard the Glock being mentioned.
Another good site is Brian Enos Forums
, great resource for getting into USPSA.
But to answer your question:
It basically boils down to what you want to shoot. Your best bet is with the Production division. Namely because you are already set up for it. Production is a level playing field compared to the other divisions, 10 rds in a mag, very limited modifications that you can do to your handgun (there is a list), no race gun type holsters, certain positioning of the equipment, all scored minor, etc. This is what every competitor in the division must adhere to, if not then he gets bumped to Open and gets scored per that division. Don't worry about class because you are going to start off where everyone started, Unclassified. The only way that you will gain a class (D, C, B, A, M, GM) will be by shooting classifiers at each match you go to. See the USPSA website
about how the classification system works as it is to much to type at the moment.
Good starting point, you all ready have the pistol ready to go, just get a good belt holster (Blade tech is what you see a lot), 4-5 magazines, 3-4 mag pouches, 250 rds, and get your safety check and your good to go. Come to your first match ready to shoot and focus on your hits, not breaking any safety rules, and getting use to the way things are run. Also something that never really gets mentioned around here help out with the taping of targets (once their scored), and if you have the time the set up and break down of the match. It makes things run faster and smoother if everyone helps out.
Division is the proper term you are looking for - equipment is separated by division, shooters are ranked by class.
A standard DA/SA CZ would fit best in Production. Maximum of 10 rounds loaded in any magazine at the start signal and the gun must start decocked.
SAO CZs cannot compete in Production, so you are left to either Limited or Limited-10 if you have a 75B-SA or a SAO conversion. A 9mm CZ won't be particularly competitive in either. (A .40 75B-SA or .40 SAO conversion of a 75/85/SP01/etc would be entirely competitive in L10, BTW; limited capacity in the small frame gives it a disadvantage for Limited, which would be its only inherent disadvantage.)
Gear required: For Production, you will need at bare minimum 4 magazines; preferably 5 or more total, with at least four on the belt and one in the gun. You will need pouches for those mags, plus a suitable holster. Pretty much any "normal" belt holster is legal for USPSA Production - race holsters are out, but dropped & offset holsters are fine. The Blade-Tech DOH tends to rule Production. A two-piece belt system is near-essential if you are going to really get into the sport, but it can wait until later if you are unsure or don't want to spend the extra $50 right now.