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  1. A 10yd test is still definitive when the gun’s group sizes reduce by 300%.
  2. @jessesmith121 brought up a good point. Draw to a 45 yard minipopper just as fast as you do when your target is in your face. Once it’s up, THEN you spend more time refining the sights and pressing the trigger. Anything else is wasted time.
  3. the full version of what happened with a very realistic looking handgun makes the cop’s decision seem slightly more reasonable: I hadn’t heard of this one until now. Too bad the guy calling 911 told the operator three times the gun might be fake, and they never bothered to relay that information to the guys in the squad car.
  4. Start here! All the old amazing links are broken, but the thread itself has a bit of good info. How much reloading experience do you have? If you are used to loading on the red press, you pretty much set the blue one up and run in the same way.
  5. For reference on what is allowed on the underside of the gun? This is 100% positively certainly legal. I sent this image in to DNROI and Troy OK’d it very quickly and enthusiastically. Before is in the top right, modified Tanfoglio in the other two images:
  6. Yes. As long as you don’t bend & flare the bottom of the grip outward to turn it into a magwell. You can throat the opening in the bottom of the frame to keep square edges from hanging magazines up, but you cannot heat & bend the grip outward. Avoid that. And avoid anything that could serve as a thumb rest. And do whatever you like.
  7. @Ken6PPC and the hilarious part about most posts like this one (he’s the exception!) is that usually a guy posts this stuff up with a $25 pair of digital calipers as the measuring device. ...which usually say right on the box “margin of error +/- .002”
  8. At some point in mid-2019 I am buying a mill. All bets are off when that happens as to what gets lightened and optic-cut.
  9. You think @IHAVEGAS found data from a match with 3,000 C-class Limited shooters in attendance?
  10. What I mean by choosing the simplest stage plan? Consider this ultra-basic stage... This is not to scale. Targets 4 and 5 are 10 yards further than the rest, and the front of the shooting box is twice as close to them as the windows in the walls are. Those are way back at the rear of the stage near the XX’s your toes will start upon. (This is what I mean by diagrams NOT revealing the information you need to make a stage plan! It looks short. The lazy course designer doesn’t even have the barrels drawn in that will keep you from seeing 123 and 678 when you’ve run downrange past the walls! ) The veteran Production shooters in your squad are going to shoot either: (1) 4 and 5 at the draw. 1 2 3 moving through the window. reload. 6 7 8. (2) 1 2 3. reload. 6 7 8. turn and shoot 4 5. What should a novice do? I would encourage you to: (1) draw before you move your feet, keep your muzzle strictly downrange, shoot 1 2 3. (2) Reload while walking to 2nd wall. Watching your muzzle angle particularly if you are a lefthanded shooter. (3) Shoot 6 7 8. Reload and move forward. (Don’t forget to keep your gun pointed downrange!) (4) Move to the front and shoot 4 & 5. That’s what I mean by sticking to the simplest stage plan. Expert shooters will take targets through tiny gaps and at extra-long distances to shave half a second of movement. A new shooter isn’t there to do that. Get as close to each target as you can so that you’ll hit the stupid thing, shoot slow and accurate, and have fun!! KISS. Keep it simple.
  11. 1. The stages always look different in person. What you plan now won’t carry out on match day. 2. Pick the simplest possible stage plan, even if it means knowing you are going to be 2 or 3 seconds slower, or perform an extra reload. (Whether novice or experienced Master shooter... If you aren’t positive you can execute the plan correctly 10 times out of 10, it is the wrong plan for you.) 3. Have at least 5 mags on your belt and one in the gun at the buzzer, in Production. 4. Ask the MD to squad you with other Production shooters and make sure he knows you are new. Then go find the other guys with 5 mags on their belt in your squad (easy way to ID production shooters) and tell them too. “I want to have fun and be safe, so please give me any pointers on these stages as we go.” Will never get turned away at a USPSA match. 90% of us are truly passionate about helping new shooters, and every squad has one or two jerks. Figure out who those guys are, and ask your questions to the others. <em><em></em></em>
  12. Happy to hear those videos helped you and @JakeG. It took two evenings to make them happen - really rewarding each time I hear something like this.
  13. You expect him to do his own 47 seconds worth of research? How ridiculous.
  14. That will disqualify it from SSP legality, but not ESP.
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