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  1. The reason why I said to email Troy is that this guy was acting as a MD at an Area Match. He should know better. SO he was either taking advantage of a Division and it's competitors or he shouldn't be a MD. But if nobody tells Troy he can't rectify the situation so it doesn't happen again.
  2. As promised I emailed Troy McManus at NROI and here was his response to the question of: If 10 competitors sign up and compete in a Level III match, and one chronographs at sub-minor will that competitor still count towards the Division requirements of 10 competitors? I quoted the applicable rules on no recognition for sub-minor and then stated, I believed that this meant no "individual" recognition which precludes them from receiving any awards/trophies, but since the competitor did sign up and attempt the COF, they counted for "Match" recognition for that Division. Troy responded: Generally, the number of competitors in a match is known in advance of the match starting, and that will guide the recognition process. Going sub-minor or disqualifying doesn't affect the numbers used in each division or category to plan for awards, as it happens during the match, and not before. There has to be a common sense approach to using the numbers USPSA lists as needed for recognition. Troy I take it from this that the Area 6 should have recognized Revolver Division, even with the 2 sub-minors. You may wish to contact Troy at and at least inform him of the issue.
  3. The bigger issue is if the law in California, sane or not, is "if" you can't be in possession of any magazine with more than 10 rounds and you promote doing so you may well put yourself at legal risk. You will also put the brand USPSA at risk. As a club officer I would be concerned that a gun club that promotes violation of the law is going to catch the ire of the authorities. I could see them "banning" competitions by law. Not quite the attention we should be seeking. As for L10, if you live in a state that forces it on you USPSA L10 Division gives you the opportunity to develop you firearms and techniques to maximize your abilities and then compete using the same at National Level Events with iron sights. No need setting up a rig and then borrowing mags and praying they work. But that does leave the California Open Competitors in a lurch, doesn't it?
  4. If you're using it for ICORE try 45 GAP brass, less volume, less powder but the pressures stay up and will help. Also there are several places that sell 45 caliber coated bullets that weigh less than 185 grains. Also I used Hornady's 185 FMJ SWC and had very good luck with reloads, you can get that bullet style in a coated bullet also. A 185 grain 45 bullet at 700 f/s is an old bullseye load, so they can be accurate, and good for a 129 pf. In GAP brass I played with some IBEJ 185 Coated RN and 3.3 clays for 685 f/s and 127 pf and the 185 JSWC Hornadys with 3.1 clays for 720 f/s and 133pf, which were very accurate. Even went down to 2.8 clays for 670 f/s and 125pf.
  5. I believed that was for individual recognition. For Division recognition it is the number of competitors who sign up/attempt to compete. Being DQ'd also leads to no recognition. Out of curiosity I'll submit the question to NROI and find out if I'm wrong.
  6. Not passing the chrono has no effect on shooting the match they just can't allow any points for hits. To do otherwise is against USPSA rules.
  7. Started with 110 hearthco "expensive" moonclips for the 627, in 5 years lost 3 and I'm the one who stepped on all of them??? Lost about the same in 45 acp, never lost one for the 44 russians, only used it for 2 years. Most I've been able to straighten with pliers good enough to use for reloading practice with dummy rounds. Would not want to depend on them for matches or self defense. A very few I pitched. If they don't get stepped on they will last your life time.
  8. Another issue with short colts are the case web will produce a bulge if you load 358" bullets too short. I've found as you go under 1.200 you increase the number of bulged cases.
  9. Not in itself, you're lacking the patience and visual observations needed. If the Mike is the sixth shot, you're starting the reload before the shot is off.
  10. Harder? FWIW, if you're pulling the shot off target during transitions you are NOT seeing the front sight lift from the rear sight notch. Which means you're already moving the gun before the shot breaks. The solution is to "see" the front sight lift and then move the gun, patience is the key "albeit in micro-seconds". If you're tending to shoot over the top of the target, holding the gun harder may help. But there you are doing so because you didn't actually see the front sight before pulling the trigger. Look up some of TGO's you tube video's his insights are priceless.
  11. must have a post extending above the moon clip to be legal.
  12. It can get complicated but the Recoil Spring weight, Mainspring weight and the angle of the Firing Pin Stop all have an effect on the cycling speed. But it usually shows up as the muzzle staying too high or the muzzle dipping on follow up shots. Have you changed your grip or stance?
  13. You have a mismatch between the recoil spring and the striker spring. Try a heavier recoil spring first.
  14. Not on it's own, but it allows you to lighten the springs a bit which does lighten the pull.
  15. FWIW on my 627 I left the spur on, doesn't interfere with my grip, and my action is set at 5 1/2 lbs using fed primers haven't had any issues.