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About Drachen27

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  • Birthday 10/31/1958

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    Roger Coutant
  1. I'm going to a Steel match in a couple of months, and I thought I'd use a 1911 in 10mm with a 6" barrel. Match director has said that a PF of a little over 130 would be plenty to know down the plates etc. My lightest 10mm load which is already a reduced load is around 175 PF. While I don't necessarily need to get as low as a 130, I thought getting at least a bit closer would be easier on me and the gun. I've been using 200gr Xtreme plated bullets, but also have some 165gr ones with AA#9. I also have some Clays and some Titegroup on hand. Would going below the minimum loads in the manuals be risky? A few loads do have warnings like that, but I haven't seen one about 10mm. Since 10mm ballistics are close to 357 magnums, and people have loaded 357's to really low, powder puff levels, I'm thinking I would be okay. Of course the slide would still have to work and I don't intend to go really low. I think i'm at 10.2gr of AA#9, so I was going to start at say, 9.5 and go down in .2 gr increments until I get a soft-enough load or the slide becomes unreliable. A 150 PF would still be plenty to prevent a squib and feel light compared to the 175PF I'm shooting now. What do you all think? Roger
  2. I recently purchased a used Colt Mustang .380. When I got it, I did a field stripping, cleaned and oil it. It shot well for the dozen shots I put through it, but when I stopped firing and went to put the hammer down in preparation for reholstering, the hammer wouldn't drop. It seems to me that the safety is stuck on. I took the grips off and all looks right (at least no visible broken parts rattling around). I've tried google'ing a way to remove or disengage the safety but most disassembly instructions start with putting the hammer down. Anyone ever hear of this before, or more importantly, anyone know how to unstick it? Roger
  3. We run in squads of 5-7 shooters. Everyone runs through Stage 1 before anyone shoots Stage 2 etc. May not be faster, but at least you're shooting sooner than you would if each shooter went through the whole thing. I advice people to bring as many magazines as possible, and load them all to max capacity. Try to reduce the time between strings of fire. Shoot, RO reminds shooter of next string, shooter-ready... We also try to swap RO's after an hour or so. As the RO gets tired, there's more wasted time.
  4. I've never much problems with my primers. I just thought that if Brian was suggesting something I ought to take a look at it.
  5. My favorite reloader is my friend's wife Cindy. She's pretty cute and .... oh you mean which press...
  6. I was watching a reloading video by Brian Enos. In it he said that primers should be set just below flush. I think he said just a thousandth or two. I reload on a Dillon Square-Deal-B. How is it possible to seat a primer deeper than flush? I talked to a couple of friends and they both said to do that I had to prime by hand. So is it possible to adjust a progressive press to seat them lower than flush? How? Roger
  7. While paper records are still accepted, more and more matches I've attended are going to the web site first, and expect it to be up to date.
  8. Yeah we basically all do it at my club For some reason, this is very frowned upon at my club. Doing so is considered "unsafe gun handling" and will result in a ban from range for a month or more.
  9. Forget the gloves, after "my" I would have given you a FTDR for swearing at the RO. I believe you should stick up for yourself, but not with profanity.
  10. It's always used, and mostly enforced, it just isn't specifically tested for. No one ever opens up a gun to check for illegal internal modifications, so should we drop those rules as well? For good or bad, IDPA is trying to give everyone a level playing field.
  11. While maybe not the absolutely correct thing to do, with the idea that the classifier is to test your shooting skills (as opposed to your shooting-a-match skills) unless they step well over the line I would not give a procedural nor give them a reshoot. Is there any advantage to being that extra 1 to the targets? Was it a mistake or an attempt to game it abit. My club's classifier is usually pretty time-crunched, and has a heavy majority of marksmans (a good sign that we growing pretty quickly) so we tend to be a bit more subjective of the letter of the law.
  12. Instead of moving out to 25 yards (Which is a good criteria) let's say you missed again, and maybe again. The intent of tactical sequence is that you give every target one shot so that they don't have time to shoot AT YOU while you're engaging other targets. So whether you hit or miss, spending too much time on one target before going to the next is the wrong thing to do. Hence the procedural for shooting twice (whether you hit or not) before engaging the rest of the targets
  13. Just finished the IDPA PA State Championships, where a question about emergency reloads came up. Why is it a procedural to move to a new position with an empty gun, BUT when you do shoot your gun empty you have to run to cover before you can reload? Isn't an emergency reload exactly that, an emergency? Shouldn't the "real world" thing to do be to reload as I'm moving to cover? I can understand some of the logic that says you shouldn't run your gun dry, but I'm a revolver shooter, and lots of COFs require me to.
  14. A G22 is a great choice, but be aware that even though you can adjust the load like a 9mm, it will cost you more to load a 40 rather than a 9. It's not that big of a deal, I shoot 40's myself in a G35, but it is more expensive.
  15. I'd say go with a 625. I like my 586 and my 686, but the revolver divisions don't have many competitors, and the few that show up seem to mostly be for ESR.
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