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it is a custom designed Comp ....

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1 hour ago, Nimitz said:

it is a custom designed Comp ....

Thanks,

Thought so. I could not find anything like it.

Enjoy your journey to GM.

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Hmmmm .... Guess I need to change the title of my range diary since I made GM in July of last year ...... :)

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21 minutes ago, Nimitz said:

  I made GM in July of last year ...... :)

 

On to GGM ???    :P

 

Congrats on making GM - I'm nowhere near M (or A for that matter)    :angry:

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Nah, more likely just GM in another division ....

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On 5/18/2017 at 11:10 AM, dmshozer1 said:

Thanks,

Thought so. I could not find anything like it.

Enjoy your journey to GM.

Is your comp aluminum?

How often do you clean it and how do you clean it?

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No it's steel.  I use a flat blade screwdriver that I've ground down to fit within the holes with a nice edge on it and scrap out the lead every 2-3 weeks (~ 1,500 - 1,800 rds).  Once a year I take the comp off and clean with. 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide &  white vinegar (perisidic acid) but you need to be REALLY careful with this as the resultant sludge is hazardous ...

 

ive tried every other method ever recommended an none of them work worth a damn .... Not sure how it would out on an Aluminim comp but steel is impervious to any scraping so I just scrap until I see shiny metal and call it good ...

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5 hours ago, Nimitz said:

No it's steel.  I use a flat blade screwdriver that I've ground down to fit within the holes with a nice edge on it and scrap out the lead every 2-3 weeks (~ 1,500 - 1,800 rds).  Once a year I take the comp off and clean with. 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide &  white vinegar (perisidic acid) but you need to be REALLY careful with this as the resultant sludge is hazardous ...

 

ive tried every other method ever recommended an none of them work worth a damn .... Not sure how it would out on an Aluminim comp but steel is impervious to any scraping so I just scrap until I see shiny metal and call it good ...

 

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I was hoping you would give me a way that works.

I agree that nothing works as advertised.

Scraping seems to be the only real answer.

Do you have any experience with the SJC 5 port aluminum or their 3 port stainless 22 comps?

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Unfortunately the only comp I've ever had on my 22 is the one you see.  On my STI it is the one that came with the gun.  For the 22 I think as long as you stay away from the comps with tiny holes you can't go too wrong ... With the lack of availability of 22 I shoot whTever I can get for training which means a lot of plain old lead which tends to lead the comp quickly ....

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the 50/50 solution works well but because of the lead acetate by product you need to be extremely cautious of what you're doing but it does work

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14 hours ago, Nimitz said:

Unfortunately the only comp I've ever had on my 22 is the one you see.  On my STI it is the one that came with the gun.  For the 22 I think as long as you stay away from the comps with tiny holes you can't go too wrong ... With the lack of availability of 22 I shoot whTever I can get for training which means a lot of plain old lead which tends to lead the comp quickly ....

Thanks

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yep, just not posting much except for after matches .  I'm pretty busy working on my book as I want to be able to release it by the summer so that takes up whatever free time I have when I'm not training ...

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Just returned from the monthly level 1 match where I'm MD ..... shot a new all-time 7-stage match personal best of 66.64.  Match included Outer Limits where I also set a new stage personal best of 11.44 secs, lowering my previous personal best by over 1 sec.; all 3 strings were sub 4 secs with the throw-away run being 4.07.  Also shot a new stage personal best on 5 To Go.  Given those 2 new personal best times my overall classification should be over 100% when the update is run this Wed night ....  check off another goal for 2017 & it's not even the mid point yet ... :)

 

I'm particularly happy with how I shot this match given that there are plenty of distractions throughout the day as MD which are not exactly designed to help keep me on my mental program.  With each passing week running my mental program in training gets easier and easier.  With out a doubt my new training methods are also working as I'm shooting consistently well match after match.  My 8-stage match ave for this year is currently at 81.98 secs and my 7-stage match ave is 69.57 secs where half of the matches include Outer Limits.

 

While I still have a ways to go, I'm clearly on a good path and see no reason to change any of my training .... next match will be at Volusia County next Saturday.

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Just look at all of those distractions as mental toughness training...  :) the good news is at the big matches you will not have to deal with match management problems..  Thanks again for putting on a good match.

 

Rick

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I must confess that when you first started posting, I doubted you would ever meet your goal.  Now that you have, you remind me that it really only takes a lot of work.  I'm very happy to hear you made GM.  Congratulations and I apologize for not keeping up!!  

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No worries, I expect you had a lot of company of non-believers ....:)

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just returned from the monthly match I shot at Volusia County Gun & Hunt Club and I set a new 8-stage personal best time of 76.67 secs.  I also set another new personal best stage time on Showdown of 7.26 secs.  A sub 7 sec match stage time is not too far off.  I've done it a fair number of times in training and I'm getting closer every match so I expect by the year of this year to do it.  I continue to shoot well consistently with only 4 make-up shots for the 31 individual strings for this match

 

Not looking at my times during training except for my cold stage runs.as really allowed me to focus on all the other technical aspects of my shooting and that is translating into lower scores as it enables me to shoot each string consistently fast since I don't concern myself with results, just whether or not i executed my mechanics correctly.  I've also switched up my dry fire routine some what which I also think is contributing to my continual success.  At some point I'll be switching my training back to trying to lower my average training times but for right now I'll continue with what I'm doing since clearly 75 sec 8-stage matches are easily achievable at my current skill level.

 

All the basic chapters for my book are now done and I've started on the drill diagrams & explanations.  Once that is complete and after I finish a complete edit Ben Stoeger has agreed to review for me at which point is should be ready to publish.  Not sure yet if I'm going to offer a Kindle version or just teh paperback.  I'll have to see what the drill diagrams look like in small format & then make a decision.

 

Back to regular training on Monday ...

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Looking forward to the book. 7 second stage? I'm still working on a 7 second reload. :eatdrink:

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While its true I've shot with many people who's single string time is more than my overall stage time I'd never be so impolite as to mention that in public ....?

 

7 sec reloads are always worth mentioning however ...?

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I guess that's one way to justify poor shooting .....:wub:

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Results from today's 8-stage match was an 83.69, which included an 'amazing' 10.87 on Smoke & Hope.  That's what happens when you have back-to-back uncalled misses on two strings.  In retrospect I knew both times that they were close but elected not  to take makeup shots.  I'd like to think in a Major I would have taken them, particularly on the second string if I had already incurred 1 penalty previously ...  I've also been working on a new shooting order for Smoke & Hope but didn't feel I had enough time shooting it to try it during a match.  In hindsight I could obviously have tried it today ... :).  Prior to today, my 2017 ave for S & H for 9 matches was 7.99 secs. I've been analyzing why I can't seem get into the 1.7 sec/string time vice where I am now which is the 1.85-1.9 sec time given that my first shot is usually sub .5 secs and I finally decided to look at shooting order.  It appears I can easily makeup ~ .1 secs with a better order so hopefully I'll be ready by next month's match ...

 

On a brighter note, my book went to editing today so I think I'm still on track to have it published within the next 2 months barring any format changes that are needed.  For those of you who read Front Sight mag you may have noticed that my 2nd Steel Challenge Shooting Corner piece did not appear in the latest issue .... I was told there wasn't space after other higher priority pieces went in so we'll see what happens for the Aug/Sept issue ...

 

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