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  1. Josh Lentz winning US IPSC nationals

    ^^^You too sir, hope you have a great day!
  2. Josh Lentz winning US IPSC nationals

    I have a lot to learn.
  3. Josh Lentz winning US IPSC nationals

    From my perspective everyone is a pro. You are correct here is the squad, I'm the goofball between David and Alec: Squad 322 0 open spots Current Shooters Brian Harrison ‐ Production Wesley HARRISON ‐ Revolver Iron Josh Lentz ‐ Revolver Open David Olhasso ‐ Revolver Open Thomas Chew ‐ Revolver Open Alec McMahon ‐ Revolver Open Jay Christy ‐ Single Stack Cory Ash ‐ Revolver Open Stephen Young ‐ Rimfire Pistol Open Steven Ruck, Sr. ‐ Revolver Iron
  4. Josh Lentz winning US IPSC nationals

    This is what I'm doing in September, will be on squad with a bunch of revo pro's and to be honest my main concern is simply keeping myself from making a complete fool of myself. Seemed like a good idea at the time but as zero hour approaches....
  5. Revolver Gunsmith in Northeast

    One other to consider is Mark Hartshorne http://pinnaclehighperformance.com/
  6. Steel Challenge RO question

    That was quick thank you.
  7. Steel Challenge RO question

    I have looked and cannot find the answer to this question. Is there a Steel Challenge RO specific cert or do they accept USPSA NROI, some other certification for SC or is it up to the local organization? Thanks
  8. being an idiot

    My first year in pistol I shot IDPA. I really wanted to shoot in a sanctioned match and had to classify 3 times to make MM. Once I accomplished that I shot 2 or 3 local matches and the last one before the sanctioned match I got DQed for the 180. Looking back now I realize that I had more experience with the classifier than shooting actual match stages. Anyway the DQ really stung but worse yet I got another DQ at the sanctioned match. Like you OP I put the blame on the dude in the mirror but it was still a bitter pill to swallow as I didn't want to get a bad reputation. I really considered giving up on competition all together. What I did do is I backed way off, switched to a different division, did a lot of dryfire drills with particular emphasis on where exactly the 180 is at all times, and I made a big effort to really slow down and enjoy the time on the range not try to be a star. It was 10 months before I reentered competition, that was two years ago. I now have a totally different outlook on things, a lot of empathy for beginners and I have learned to put speed in it's proper place. I'm getting to the point where I'm actually starting to make some progress.
  9. Should I Collect My Brass

    I would say that a very high percentage of posters here on BE handload their ammo. If your going to compete on a regular basic and do a lot of practicing then it is almost certain you will handload. It's not just about saving money it's about having a good steady supply of accurate and reliable ammo. There is of course an investment and once set up it takes time to make your ammo. It pays in the long run to buy good equipment and give progressive presses serious consideration. Do a lot of research first.
  10. Factory ammo for Limited

    Mikeski makes a very good point regarding your ammo supply and do you handload or buy factory, it really depends on how much you intend to shoot. There is obviously start up costs to handloading. Those costs can vary considerably however you get what you pay for. You may be tempted to think that you can get by with a single stage or turret press to save money or to dip your toes into reloading and ensure that you will actually like reloading. This is actually not a good idea because if your spending hours upon hours at the reloading bench then your less likely to enjoy reloading. The big question in my mind is not are you going to like reloading but rather are you going to like shooting competitions? Rare are those who shoot a lot that don't handload. For years whenever I looked over the start up costs of a Dillon or Hornady progressive press and the other stuff you need it would cause my eyes to glaze over. And when I finally decided that I'm going to get involved in shooting competitions I decided to go the single stage then turret press route. But reality has had it's way with me and within a year I had a progressive press mounted on my bench, which by the way went from being a standard sized workbench to a dedicated handloading bench. So if my experience has any impression on you and you want to send 500+ rounds down range per month then plan on spending some money on your handloading tackle and bench space. And there is something to be said about having a good constant supply of high quality ammo that gives you no surprises when you shoot. Again there is a cost factor but also it takes some time to put together your bench and learn the basics of handloading. If you can find a person who can help you set up and develop your loads this will be a huge help.
  11. Club bans FMJ in SC Matches

    I shot in a large well attended falling steel match about a month ago and got hit in the lip by a fragment. I cleaned out my fold up wagon used to transport my gear at the range and there were many pieces of fragments in the wagon. I'm sure this is typical of SC shooters using a wagon.
  12. At that age rimfire is probably the best option. There are several kids shooting steel challenge in the series I shoot in, some shoot pistol and some shoot rifle. For rifle a suggestion is the S&W M&P 15-22 with a dot sight and as mentioned a few extra mags. These are good shooters and the stock is easy to adjust. For pistol the Ruger Mark III or S&W Victory 22 or Browning Benchmark. Either way all you would need in addition to the firearm is a case (you have to take the gun to the line in a case), eyes and ears, extra mags and of course plenty of 22 LR ammo. Lots of fun.
  13. another 929

    Well now you have gone and done it. Bought a revolver and entered a match. It's over. When I started shooting handguns I thought to myself that I would never go down this road but after two years I broke down and got my first one. My 929 is my second and basically revolver is all I shoot now. As you know a 929 is not a good IDPA gun but it is great for USPSA as long as you keep it iron sight. Steel Challenge is also a great place also for this gun and is where I'm going for now. Any of the 8 shot N frames are good though. The way I have my configured with a dot sight and all of the professional work done on it I have about $2200.00 in it, plus the BMT mooner, 50 of the Revolver Supply Store .35 moon clips and I have around $500.00 in my belt so it can be just as much of a money pit as any gun can be. The sad part of it is I'm not much to look at on the range. But that is not the fault to the equipment. Enjoy your revo and welcome to the club!
  14. another 929

    This is great advice. After the all the troubles I had with my 686, I decided to have a pistol smith evaluate my 929 before I shot it. My 929 was actually ok as form/fit/finish is concerned. I measured my DA trigger at 14.5 pounds out of the box. I have it down to 7.5 pounds, an obvious huge improvement. I love the gun, have most of the add-ons others have mentioned (Hogue cyl latch, big butts), plus I had other work performed by the pistol smith so it is easy to have $1800.00 into the gun not including moons/moon tools, belt/holster/moon clip holders, optics and misc. Not exactly what I call a "budget" gun.
  15. One Pistol for USPSA and Steel Challenge

    The OP certainly has a quandary, one that I share but somewhat different situation. I want to use optics on my revo for SC but that would put me in open for USPSA where I would also be scored minor so I would get creamed. So the best solution is to buy another revo, have the action worked to match the one I have now and leave it iron sight. This way I have two guns one for SC the other for USPSA but this what the OP is trying to avoid. And actually I'm not wanting to rush out and buy another gun this year and maybe not next year either because I have bought enough hardware misc stuff for the time being. So my solution to the problem is to use my revo in SC and use an auto loader that I have for production. But there really isn't an easy solution to the problem as presented by the OP that doesn't involve some kind of compromise. My situation is made easier though since in any case I'm not competitive and would prefer to put my efforts into steel over action shooting.