uewpew

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  1. more information: target distance, caliber, picture of your grip & stance. I too shot for fun & hunting for many years before entering into USPSA...i developed quite a few not so good habits that i had to break in order to gain speed. weak grip, poor stance, flinching, shifting eye focus, poor trigger reset, waiting for "perfect" sight picture instead of "acceptable" sight picture, etc..
  2. sure, why not?
  3. +1
  4. good drills (and skill set): Live Fire: group shooting (sight focus, trigger control, shot calling) 7yd Bill Drill (grip) 15yd+ Bill Drill (grip & sight tracking) Blake Drill (target transition) 4 Aces (reloads) Dry Fire: White wall (sight focus, trigger control) Hopkins Drill (transitions) IMO you didn't provide enough information to provide any useful technique tips...so my advice is: Before going out and practicing drills...watch YouTube videos, buy books on the subject, talk to local shooters about technique, ask local guys to critique your methods. Practicing "bad" techniques is not going to help you in the long term.
  5. +1 Caleb, As for your first match. Just like HPJack said; Be SAFE & go SLOW. Before squading, let the match director know it's your first time...they will probably squad you up with someone that will show you the ropes.
  6. recoil spring is only one factor. The other big one is ammo. What kind of ammo / PF are you using? Were you shooting on grass or cement? When i tried the cajun recoil springs with SP01 shadow, with 132PF handloads, in grass, i could get the brass to throw 10 feet or dribble out. Ended up just sticking with factory spring.
  7. It depends on your goals. If you just want to have fun, shoot whatever gun and power factor you want (you can shoot minor PF in limited). If your goals are to compete at the highest level, then going the "cheap route" will make competing more difficult.
  8. If you plan on going carry optics then i'd go limited minor until you get a dot on your glock. No mag capacity limit in carry optics now, so you might as well practice for carry optics with the gear you have. limited OK (not allowed in prod): Doesn't have to fit in "the box" Flared mag well is OK Extended mags are OK Race holster is OK Slide lightening is OK full rules here: apendix D1 and on (starts on page 76) https://www.uspsa.org/document_library/rules/2014/Feb 2014 Handgun Rules.pdf
  9. all this above is good advice. To me the transitions between targets were a little slow...i heard quite a bit of "pop-pop, pause, pop-pop"...with targets that close and transitions that short it should sound like one continuous string of "pop-pop-pop-pop". I like the Hopkins Drill for working on speeding up transitions.
  10. 2016...stage 11 or so...i shot it using GM plan and skipped the ball...big mistake. The port holes were a lot smaller after the buzzer went off. the 32rnd 1 per target stage that year was my favorite.
  11. I disagree. Mitutoyo quality is fine...i've used their digital calipers, mics, drop indicators, profilometers, and they work just fine. I'm not saying their the best, but you get what you pay for. Totally agree.
  12. No. Talking to club members, observing the game, and learning is a great start to picking up any new sport. Go do it. Get a handle on the basic safety rules, basic game rules, required gear, and socialize with the regulars. You'll make a better first impression than just showing up some weekend with gun & mags, and saying "hey guys, I'm new & have never done this before, can I play too?"
  13. I run the DAA Racers in production. They can be converted to bullets out (a little clumsily)...i don't see the advantage of running bullets out unless your shooting single stack...but forward or out I think it's just personal preference. The DAA comes with multiple "shims" to accept just about any double stack magazine. I like the belt mounting system, the thinner "clamp plate" exposes more Velcro and makes for a nice rigid hold around the whole belt (especially if you're running 5 or 6 pouches in production). And you can adjust the pouch cant if you're into that.
  14. I'm not real familiar with open set-ups...but if you don't want a slide mounted optic then i guess you'd go with a frame mount...something like this: https://www.speedshooter.com/category_list.cfm?ID=MO You'll have to drill and tap your dust cover. Can't help with optic...but tough to beat Vortex warranty
  15. My $0.02 Get a holster designed to fit your 3" XD Mod2. Then when you upgrade your blaster get a new holster. Trying to save $70 is pretty ludicrous once you get **lls deep into USPSA & action shooting. As for holsters that will fit an inner/outer rig belt: anything that accepts a BladeTech Tek-Lok or Stingray Belt Loop... BladeTech CompTac KT Mech (made in USA and has holster for XD Mod2 3"...website is not-so-good...but product & service is good. Get "Akela" series)