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hobbit99

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    Finally read the FAQs
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    Howard
  1. USPSA Limited Major what gear to get?

    The gun doesn't make the shooter. The shooter makes the gun. Pick a gun that is familiar and that will make you happy.... and still let you eat and support the family. The initial purchase is a one time thing and can be re-sold if you decide you want to upgrade. Until then the money you DID NOT spend will keep you in ammo and supplies while you decide if you want to go DEEP into the sport.
  2. New member & 9mm powders

    I know family is ALWAYS first. I also know that family doesn't ALWAYS cause these issues. You gotta be honest with yourself and then.... You have to order your priorities..... If you prefer to sit and watch TV, OR if you prefer to go to a movie, OR if you just HAVE to go next door for a while to BS with that guy, OR you really NEED to prep and paint a car restoration, OR it's summer time and you have to go to the beach this weekend, OR it's winter and you just have to take a skiing trip this weekend, OR you noticed a weed growing in your lawn so you MUST get out the gear and prep the lawn for "Weed and Feed", OR your truck needs a tuneup and instead of letting the garage take care of it you decide it is much more important for you to do it yourself, OR the siding on the house needs to be pressure washed, Or the driveway needs a new sealcoat, OR you just have to go to the mall and find a new sport coat for fall season...... Well, you're right, you will NEVER enjoy shooting a match or practicing with your shooting friends. It's all in how you approach it..... I'm too old and I've done this for too long.... I have heard ALL of the excuses and believe me, they're no better now than they were the first time I heard them. Good luck..!!
  3. Corrective lens shooting glasses

    I just ordered another set of SSP glasses. These are the Denial lenses... regular bifocal with correction in the bottom. I am going to set up one pair with top focal on my dominant side and bottom focal on the other. Just for shooting, should be okay. Good sight clarity with dominant eye and good distance vision straight ahead with non-dominant eye. Then when I need to read something I can just look downward and my non-dominant eye should be able to handle that too. You know reading rules, scorecards, etc... Saves changing glasses to read. We'll see how it works.!!
  4. New member & 9mm powders

    Hmmm... Well, yeah, sort of, I guess...?? Lexington, huh...... I'm not too far away and I go that way occasionally. I'll stop by some time and force you to get up and move... That'll do away with ONE of your excuses..!!
  5. New member & 9mm powders

    It's easy.... Start hanging around and making friends with other shooters. Talk about your craft. Discuss good, better, best... ways to do things. Have a couple of brews AFTER practice and matches with the buds. Before long, you will be shooting a LOT more and enjoying it a LOT more. Shooting acquaintances quickly morph into friends and similar interests tend to work together for mutual benefit. Above all... Have Fun.!!
  6. Corrective lens shooting glasses

    So... How did the match go.?? Or has it finished yet... (..???..)
  7. Corrective lens shooting glasses

    Your results sound like mine. I think you will discover that the dissonance you feel because of the different corrections in each eye will slowly abate. It took me about ten days (+/-..) to feel really comfortable. It is actually quite a normal response and easily overcome. Just ask folks who wear contacts for reading.. (one eye only..). Thanks for the update.!! Oh, the "jerk behind the trigger" thing.?? It has a way of working itself out.!!
  8. Corrective lens shooting glasses

    Let us know what you think.... I like mine but it's always good to get input from others. Did you order your correction the same as reading glasses... or did you intentionally move the focal distance out some.?? Your front sight is further out than you would normally hold reading material like a book or newspaper. This usually requires you to reduce the amount of correction some. For example, if your "normal" reading lenses are a 2.25 correction, then your correction for shooting glasses is about a 1.75 -- 2.0. Reducing the correction moves the focal distance out further from your eye. Just wondering how you decided on the amount of correction.??
  9. Any discounts for members

    Just for Gen Info... What is the domain your emails originate from.?? Is it shootersconnection.com ?? Thanks...
  10. SIG 2022 Questions

    Aussie Tactical said: "Thanks for the answer. Right now I am thinking we will get either a Walther Q5 of a Sig 320. That way we totally avoid the decocking issue. I want him to be as focused on the shooting as possible, and I am just concerned the manual decocking was going to risk being too much of a distraction for him at this stage. We can always revisit it when he is a bit older and more experienced." You may have already made your purchase decision and if you have you can ignore this.!! Otherwise, let me just say that I went through a few months back a lot of what you are doing right now. I am an "oldster" so the "young" issues don't really apply, but almost everything else does. I was looking for a way to get into Production division with a decent gun that would last me until I either out-performed it or gave up competition. I looked at a lot of guns (and I already own a couple that I could have used..), but I settled on the exact same two guns that you are contemplating. It was a tough decision.... and truthfully, I don't think you could go too far wrong with either one of them. I handled both of them and shot both of them. I have a fairly decent club close by and there are several Sig 320's available. The Q5 was also represented but only with one gun. Didn't matter though, one was enough. I decided on the Sig 320. For what it is worth, I found the factory trigger on the Sig to be just about as good as a factory striker fired trigger can be. It's not too light, but it 'feels' a lot lighter than it is. I liked the Q5 too... Just not quite as much as the Sig. You have to be aware of the hype... Walther hypes their guns pretty good on their web site. Sig does much the same too. I found it interesting that Sig won the recent military contract here with the 320. And there is the fact that you COULD change out the grip module if you needed to do so.... inexpensively too... about $50. or so. Anyway, the Sig is very popular right now, although the availability of aftermarket parts is not as good as it could be...YET.!! Anyway, just thought I would throw this out there. Either would be good I think. I preferred the Sig... and that is what I bought. It's been about three months now, and I am VERY pleased. It's hard to argue with what works well and makes you happy. Good luck with your decision and purchase. Hope the boy takes to the shooting game.!!
  11. Welcome to Reloading Innovations!

    Okay... sounds good. I'll try to pull an order together in the next couple of days. I will probably want to get the spill stop and the bearing kit also and maybe the feeder stop as well. Are all of the items currently in stock.??
  12. Retracted for bad taste

    Wait.... Now I'm offended that you un-offended some guys but not me.! I want to be offended and un-offended too.... Please, can I, huh, can I..
  13. Welcome to Reloading Innovations!

    Just looked at your product line... Looks very interesting... One quick question.... I noticed you have listed "replacement" modules for the lighting kit for the 650 in one's and three's..... So, are the LED kits prone to failure?? Maybe a better way to ask would be... What is the expected service life for the lighting module in the 650 press light kit?? Also, the information in your "support" section says to "plug in" the module to the switch and the switch to power adapter and then "plug in" the power adapter....So, the last question, is the light system line powered.?? You know, from household power--120V.?? OR is this a battery pack of some sort.?? Thanks... looks like a great idea.!
  14. Corrective lens shooting glasses

    Hmm, well that does make a difference..... I guess. I am afraid MY rationalization would be far more drastic than that... I know quality costs money. But there is a limit to my understanding. Sometimes you just have to say NO.!!! But I'm happy for you.!!
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