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  1. Round Nose or Flat Nose for USPSA?

    why do you want to see the holes in the target? Or are you just being considerate of the RO's? fwiw, i haven't noticed any diff in the holes between rn and fp, or any other shape except semi-wadcutters in 45.
  2. Shooting too fast

    *facepalm* You might explain to her that it's training, not 'playing', and it is valuable for safety and self-defense as well as very economical. Or you might just tell here to 'shut the f*** up, honey'. That worked pretty well for my wife before she got into competitive shooting.
  3. .40 or .45 Single stack?

    I think perhaps you are doing something wrong. I haven't experienced such a thing myself, and I haven't observed it in the dozen or so SS GM's i've squadded with over the last couple years (about half or slightly less shooting 45, the rest shooting 40).
  4. .40 or .45 Single stack?

    oh, 1 more reason to shoot L10, if your duty weapon is 40 or 45 and wouldn't be competitive in limited. I've seen a couple LEO's around here do that, but most just get a gamer gun and don't worry about it.
  5. .40 or .45 Single stack?

    only reason to shoot 45 in l10 is if all you have is a 1911 in 45. Only reason to shoot l10 *at all* is if all you have is a 1911 and it's too far to drive to a real singlestack match. I personally shot L10 with a 45 at nationals in 2013 for exactly those reasons. Now if you look at the SS nationals, you'll see alot more 45, but still plenty of 40, especially among guys who also shoot limited. not having to mess with multiple loads, changing press, etc.... is a real benefit.
  6. .40 or .45 Single stack?

    It sounds like you are doing something terribly wrong. Admittedly, I'm only a garden variety A/M shooter, but I have found no significant difference in splits between 45, 40 major and 9 minor except in the case of very close hoser arrays like 'can you count', where the 9mm allows me to split .01-.02 faster. Doing dot drills (6 shots into a 2" circle at 6 yards in 5 seconds), i have virtually identical results between the 3.
  7. .40 or .45 Single stack?

    trying to set up a gun to run both major and minor sounds like the stupid sort of thing someone's wife would come up with to prevent him from getting another gun. The whole point is to own MORE guns, not fewer. If you want to run 40, at least be a man and get 2 of them, 1 for major and 1 for minor. (you can always swap springs on them to have a backup).
  8. Carry Ops>Limited?

    I'm just naturally obtuse, even when I'm not trying. Without a doubt, Limited sometimes has an advantage, and CO sometimes has an advantage, depending on the stage setup. But who cares? They are different divisions. As to 'considerably cheaper to shoot', I don't think the cost difference is enough to even notice. fwiw, I agree that CO is probably going to be a popular division. We're seeing a lot more folks experimenting with it this year. I even got a CO gun, for under a grand, lightly used.... however it is nowhere near the quality of a slightly more expensive limited gun. In my experience, most of the cost of this sport is not the gun. Most of it is travel, match fees, bullets, classes, etc..... A few hundred dollars in initial equipment cost is a non-issue.
  9. Carry Ops>Limited?

    no he didn't. they shoot different divisions. beating someone in another division is not a thing.
  10. Indoor stages

    are you the same supertrunk that used to ride ktm dirtbikes in vegas?
  11. If Finished perceived AD, is it a DQ??

    +1. And if you have your head up your azz someday, and cook off an AD, just suck it up, take your medicine, and try to be safer and more attentive in the future.
  12. If Finished perceived AD, is it a DQ??

    yep. thats pretty much what i am saying, although it's really not the 'exact' same actions if you are obviously surprised when the gun goes off, or not aiming at a target. I don't really care if you disagree. If you are not capable of discerning between the 2 situations, don't make the call. If you do something unsafe and get called on it and don't like it, arb it. I'm comfortable using DNROI's guidance, and my observations and experience to make a call.
  13. If Finished perceived AD, is it a DQ??

    if you deliberately point it in a safe direction while not expecting a shot to fire (i.e. not pointed at a target, not aiming at a target), it is clearly and obviously part of the unloading process, and a DQ. OTOH, if you stop the unloading process to aim at a target, and fire a deliberate shot, that is clearly NOT part of the unloading process. I don't know how to make it any more clear to you. The key is that a deliberate aimed shot requires you to interrupt the unloading process and return to shooting. I get it. DNROI gets it. I've seen both versions happen in real life, and it's not hard to tell the difference most of the time. Obviously, if you *can't* tell the difference, you can't make the call. A man's gotta know his limitations.
  14. Uprange Reloads

    how often do you have to reload while moving uprange to your left? for me it's very unusual, like maybe twice a year. I would be more likely to spend the time to just do the reload faster, and be focusing on the next position and the targets during movement, rather than the reload. Like most others here, I prefer not to test the RO's attentiveness and training.
  15. If Finished perceived AD, is it a DQ??

    I hope you don't think Troy's statement has anything to do with someone firing a deliberate makeup shot.