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  1. In hindsight, I think what distracted me most and caused a lot of stress was, in all stages we were required to fall in line to walk thru. If the cof is as simple as a few targets and few or no options Im ok. But in most cases there were several options in almost all stages. If I had to walk the other options I saw I had to fall behind the line again eating up all the time limits in walk thru and I ended up undecided and unprepared in my mental programming of the stage. This caused a lot of apprehensions and at worse panic w/c I was not used to. I could scout some cofs from a distance in advance (we were not allowed to enter the stages even if the range was closed) but its quite different when I actually walked thru them. Maybe Im just a slow mind?
  2. So how do we make our minds immune from its tricks? We cannot/donot because its in our nature I guess. Knowing is just a small step.
  3. I can concede that less bright dots are harder to see. But I can argue that finding the dot comes more w/ training or practice and less on brightness nor size of window/lens.
  4. Longevity, large window, crisp dot. You are in for a long hard climb. Hard to find in micros. Individually nor all at the same time. Sorry for the negativity. But its real.
  5. Dont subscribe to familiarity of cofs, range ambiance, shooters, ROs etc. I just rely on my shooting skills whatever it may be. I may be familiar w/ some of them but when its time to study learn and run the stage, have fresh focus on the cof reqts. In short Im in guarded confidence mode. In hindsight I could have been a bit too careful that it threw me off of my normal match pace. A Class Open by the way fwiw
  6. Almost everything was different since it was a lev. 4 match. But I was confident enough since I have lots of lev. 3s in my belt prior so I was least expecting it. eta. I also treat every major different so everything is new every time
  7. Been shooting matches continuously for the past 16 yrs. and haven’t had this conscious mind for yrs. Suddenly found myself in such situation in the recent AustralAsia lev. 4 match. Naturally resulted in disastrous performance. What confounded me was, I never expected to shoot in such conscious mind after yrs of shooting subconscious and knowing the supposed correct mind set. So it caught me unprepared and even knew while into it. And could not get out of it not until the end of the match. As Brian said, the mind is one tricky bastard. Indeed!
  8. Didn’t Tim posted somewhere here and in fb that theres a way now to clean his shrouds easily now and that is w/ a 1/2” pvc pipe s40?
  9. I consciously take efforts NOT to wear any “pro” garments. In and outside of range. My opinion is that these “sponsors” are having advertisements for free by not paying me for it. So why should I wear them? Im not a Pro by any means.
  10. It validated my preference for slideride and serendipity
  11. Should have extra upper on the weak side hip otherwise that bolt wont mean a thing
  12. I think my point is less on cost and convenience and more on workability and performance. cannot compare apples to oranges Feels a bit out of topic here
  13. True but in a faster burning powder. It was what i eventually ended up using in 9. But the recoil characteristics were different in my hands and eyes. With all the info on 9maj now Im still open to it. Just weeks ago it crossed my mind to try 9 again in my nxt open gun will see
  14. Its virtual .38s in 9 brass you are saying. If thats the case why have a compressed load in 9 and non in .38s? I load 10grn of z7 (not common powder in your place most probanly) in 38s w/ enough space to spare for the head. I cant say and do it in 9.
  15. How true is it that the min. PF for Open was reduced to accomodate 9maj, to make it safe to shoot? In my place 9 and .38s brass are not free and both are picked up to be reloaded for X times. I used to load 9 maj before I did .38s and the difference in loading and shooting them are more than noticeable. The experience made me choose .38s. Like, a 9 compressed load needs more crimp so it wont “grow” tall. This combination would make an already high pressure cartridge on the edge of safety me thinks. If I will want to use 9 in open it will be in minor load. Just my 02.
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