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  1. Need Kadet Feedback

    I have one I run on my sp01 shadow. I'm generally happy using it for practice on the frame I use for competitions. same grip, same trigger, same holster, same sized mags, same sights. accuracy is always excellent. FTF and FTE were an issue. The federal automatch seem pretty reliable. I avoid winchester wb. use a 15lbs main spring.
  2. Moving to Carry Optic

    I tried CO 6 months ago for a few matches and got pretty fed up with all of the issues you mentioned and i went back to limited until tonight - I'm gonna give it another go. Ive been drying firing a bit working on using the front sight for the first shot and letting the dot take over after that.
  3. CZ 75 Mags hanging

    I put my soldering iron on the screw for 3 minutes, and found a good fitting flat head.. and got the screw loose w/o too much fuss. My wife was sitting there telling me if it breaks off I was going to use that as an excuse to order another gun and I would have to match the new gun $ for her. so the pressure was on. then i discovered you have to remove the trigger bar to get it all the way out.. and I really have to be in the mood to break my gun all the way down.. especially with a match the next day. It will have to wait. Thanks all for the encouragement and tips.
  4. CZ 75 Mags hanging

    Match today when perfect.. I just started off each stage w/ a CZ mag I polished up a bit above and below the mag release holes. stock springs. TT+4 base pad. I'm thinking it is the Mecgars being a being a bit too wide causing the problems mentioned above. Ide do the spring trick, but the screw is really in there - I dont want to bugger it up. For now the mecgars can ride the belt for #2, #3
  5. CZ 75 Mags hanging

    copy.. I was thinking this may be a possibility. Mark on youtube has a video on tuning cz mags to help hold the top round back. You have a link/pic to show a propper chamber?
  6. CZ 75 Mags hanging

    done. mag brake was ok. I have one mag I use a lot as my 21 rounder to start with. all others I down load to 20. So this starter mag has wear marks where the mag release makes contact - but I see long wear marks on both sides.. telling me I press the button in pretty far, or hold it way in while trying to remove mag. I looked at the mag release spring and it doesn't have the bend on the right leg. I can press the mag release all the way and hold the mag in place from the left side catch... so tat mod should help. I tried to remove screw that holds the springs in place, but damn. I'm afraid Ill gall it up, so punted on that and going to plan B. spring mod will have to wait. Plan B I put some rouge on my buffing wheel and polished the black finish off of my starter mag above and below the mag release holes. Now when I push the mag release button all the way in and hold it it still holds the mag, but barely. I also took my flat file and filed the texture off of the insides of my LOK grips where they stick inside the frame. cleaned and oiled everything up. Out of curiosity as a test I took a stock CZ 18 round mag and tried a MecGar 17 round mag and there is a huge difference on the tension on the mag while holding the mag release button all the way in. CZ mags seem less susceptible to the problem I'm having. I may put one in my range bag for classifiers etc and low round count stages.
  7. CZ 75 Mags hanging

    interesting.. let me get this coffee down, and Ill start the disassembly. Rowdy - will do Gene - will look at tension. its pretty strong.. Ill do the little hook trick if not already done. Thanks all for the tips.
  8. CZ 75 Mags hanging

    the rig: cz75 sp01 shadow, lok g10 palmswells, mecgar 17 w/ TT+4s & wolf+10 springs, flat-ish mag brake. I polished magwell and inside of frame a few months ago. chilling on couch - w/ round and w/o rounds in mag - no problems. in match, seems like mags are dropping 1" and getting hung up forcing the shake, flick or quick pull. no signs of wear on inside of grip panels. no protrusions. magbrake seems free of contact. It has to be my technique..
  9. Question about having a backup gun

    I'm going with yes.. a back up gun is nice - mostly to use as loaner for friend, and for when you have to send primary to gunsmith for a tweek - but I personally don't take one to local matches. Maybe take and leave in truck for some big match.
  10. in your opinion...

    I also host private outlaw matches where I can adjust focus on fundamentals - usually on area that are giving me the most trouble. I can use this range for solo live fire practice when time permits. I'm guessing my ratio is 1 real match per practice session or outlaw match but I hate going more than a week without a real competition of some sort. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- re: What sort of resources are you looking for? Help stage planning? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- yep. I'm doing well on shooting everything I shoot at, 80%A no mikes/no fte - My splits and reloads are solid and not an areas I'm worried about. I'm closing in on 75-80% of division winners time-wise. I'm in the hunt for more efficient stage plans and execution. Today I'm going to try to break down stages into being really aggressive on the beep - the draw and the first 2 steps - really popping coming out of the box (NEW) counting targets per positions, target order per position - L to R or R to L, hard to easy, far to near etc, cardboard then steel etc. identifying good entry and exit targets per position, gun up in work space and on target on entry target (NEW) really popping out of positions on exit (NEW) identifying good targets for shooting on move, eliminating shooting positions when possible (NEW) reload visual queues and # of steps / low quick shuffle between positions (NEW) minimizing number of steps. (NEW) rehearsing the plan while resetting/pasting and REALLY visualizing the plan on the make ready (NEW) comments welcome.
  11. in your opinion...

    I'm hitting my first year anniversary since starting to shoot uspsa - around 40 matches this year. My training method at this moment is writing down my stage plans and taking video of stages and then comparing the two later - and then thinking what did I do well, where did the plan fall apart and why, and how/where can I shave time. I'm starting to think stage plans need to include lots of detail. Anyone know a good online resource / links - or is that getting too personal?
  12. Dot or no dot - that is the question

    agreed dots help w/ the percentage. as for being competitive - IMO i shoot to have fun - maybe pick 2-3 guys I know who are slightly better than me and I go after them to push myself a bit. I try to improve on one thing every practice / every match - mostly mental work at the moment. I'm comfortable drawing and shooting from cocked and locked and shooting carry optic required DA first shot (or cock hammer) - either way that is a mental distraction I may take on at a future date, but for the moment I like going as fast as I can and that means SA start - while I work on stage planning. Last 2 classifiers were at 59% in limited - its just where I'm at.. sitting on the limited B bubble running minor. It will pop in its own time. Honestly I quit worrying about it.
  13. Dot or no dot - that is the question

    u[date - stupid dot is back in the bag. I'm back running plan jane limited as hard as I can. I'm adding more detail to my stage plans, and that really seems to help speed things up. The gun, well it just shoots itself. As long at it stay at 80% A's and no mikes I'll keep working on stage planning and foot work.
  14. New Member from NC

    lots of great uspsa matches all over NC. great folks too. jump in head first. I see lots of STIs up there. probably a good call. .40 makes sense if you reload or plan on it. Maybe 9mm in you don't. Tommy Guns does custom 2011 stuff out of Mt Holly. Blackstone in Charlotte has a good amount of stuff on the floor and matched every other tuesday.
  15. Dot or no dot - that is the question

    copy all. Dot it is. I got to see the classifier for sat. full targets at 3 strings 6 rounds at 50yds, 6 sho at 35yds & 6 who at 2yds.