JimmyBob

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  1. Nope. Way more influential things to worry about that slow down your score. When you're at the top and looking to set a SC record by hundredths of a second, then yes.
  2. Yes, some of us don't even bother doing that much. You won't notice the value of trying to game the finer details of a sport until you're reasonably well ingrained into it. Just go shoot with whatever you have, when you're good enough to game an edge you'll already have a good idea how. Shooting an open gun of any type will probably be the steeper learning curve.
  3. A quick search isn't pulling up much visually on this, anyone have a link to pictures that can help ID whether someone has the old or new version?
  4. The Ghost belt is good quality, the inner belt was actually thinner and softer than I expected, but this might work well for your situation. It holds up fine for me when velcrod in, using all belt loops of course. Belts are pretty cheap and can be easily pawned off if you don't like one. Get whichever one's on sale. No idea about your mag pouch thickness, I have ghost pouches on a ghost belt, so of course it fits right. There's good sense in being consistent with your brand if you're worried about compatibility and not picky on the belt details.
  5. Another thing, you also need to change out the ported barrel on the Performance Center COREs for a non-ported one. Porting and compensators are still a no-go, although the factory slide cuts are fine.
  6. Not something to be worried about. When you rack the slide the barrel also moves backwards a little, as it drops a smidge to clear the slide to pass over it. This will make the comp appear to move with the slide for the first 1/8th of an inch or so. As for the fit, it's a threaded on mass produced Carver comp on an unknown but probably also mass produced drop in unfitted barrel in a factory slide. A perfect no-gap seam between comp and slide is expecting too much.
  7. Already known to be not true and examples exist on this forum. High overall has prize connotations.
  8. They should just make PCC shooters pick their rifles up off the ground at the beginning of the stage. The extra 3-120 seconds to bend over that far will keep the rifles from being a cheesy way to win overall time.
  9. Oh come on, if some genius spells his business name as "Prazision", you know he has a mechanical engineering background. Probably has lots of computer simulations showing the improved material strength from his homemade crap.
  10. Depends significantly on the gun, for something as unpopular as a vaquero, going to be pretty bad. Plenty of guns sell for nearly new prices when used at physical stores. That's not going to be one of them. A well priced competitive store should give you the same amount, things like guns & bulk ammo are priced so close to everyone else that they're not going to expect to turn much profit, but you'll still lose some. Take cash, in case the store inventory you're considering isn't well priced and competitive (accessories and other low end garbage junk priced at MSRP). Don't take it into the store to sell. I've made fortunes on walk-ins wanting to sell their guns. See if a local store will consign it instead of buying outright if you have some time to work with, we used to do that for a 15% commission, although lots of gun shops won't take consignments. But if you do have some time to work with and don't need cash fast (considering the store credit idea), sell online. That local place might get 200 folks daily if it's a heck of store, only 3 of which might even consider buying a Vaquero at a brick n mortar store price. Online you can reach tens of thousands easily; craigslist, backpage, armslist, arfcom, facebook, here, etc.
  11. Must be pretty early in their history. Cheesy off color comp, mismatched and poor slide finish, electropenciled text with uneven spacing and a painful to look at off-center grip logo. STI sure has a thing for ugly rollmarks...
  12. Cheesy garbage, the sights are painful to even look at in profile. And they want 3 grand for one? Yeah, ok.
  13. 22 would be ideal, plenty of matches to go to, cheap high volume shooting, etc. Pick any mainstream American 22 auto, but don't cheap out on a base model. Get a good quality one that he'll appreciate when he wants to soup it up and can hang on to forever. (Heavy barrel, stainless finish, factory match sights). One with a manual safety if you like teaching good habits. If you get a cheapie toy-like lightweight one (Ruger sr22, walther p22, thin barrel other something), it won't get him used to the size and heft of a real pistol. Then get him a good 9mm when he turns about 12/13 if he still likes shooting by then.