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kimel

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  • Birthday 08/17/1962

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    IPSC/USPSA (of course), Amateur Radio, Homebrewing, EMS
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    Kevin Imel

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  1. I am probably an idiot but am in the process of tooling up for revo. Why? Because I grew up shooting revolvers and enjoy shooting them. And, well, I love a challenge. My uncle used to shoot PPC and showed me that game at around age 12. Took 28 more years for me to find USPSA but it stuck and here I am. Adding an optic won’t do much, IMHO. It won’t bring in any more than it sends away. It’s a wash. I don’t have ICORE or IDPA within reasonable distance to me so the only game is USPSA. I would support adding Revo Optics to CO and can’t see any reason not to. It’s a very simple rule changes and gives folks that want to play that game a place to do it. A lot of us still carry revolvers, at least part of the time and the evolution of the carry gun seems to be to include an optic. I’m old enough now with a decent job that I don’t care about plaques, prizes or whatever. My only competition is myself...do better than I did the last time. Master the discipline because I want to do it, not because of any other reason. And, sadly, as more and more states go down the round limit road the overall game will change. Although apparently the 10 round limit in Canada hasn’t helped Revo out. Maybe Oregon and their five round limit...oh never mind.
  2. Apex kit and look up Yoda trigger job on YouTube. Took me about an hour to do the whole thing going slow and careful and the trigger is phenomenally better.
  3. I agree but so are stock guns from STI and others anymore although those aren’t billed as semi-custom and it isn’t a quality control issue.
  4. Question: For 38 Long Colt, size with 38 special then seat and crimp with 9mm dies or some other combo. For load data start with 9mm and work it up? Joining the wheel gun side shortly and 38 Long Colt has me intrigued. Too many know issues with 929s and not really wanting a 6.5” barrel so headed toward 627pc 5”.
  5. Posting always picks up before Nationals and the various TV shows are driving growth in the shooting sports like never before. All in all, it's great!
  6. Good stuff! Confirms what I have been thinking for the next kitchen faucet. The Price-Pfister that has been in there about 7 years is dying and I can't find parts for it locally. Of course the wife thinks we should replace the cabinets, sink and counter top at the same time. And you can't just put the old dishwasher back in with all the new cabinets... Sigh... Guess I know what she's getting for Christmas.
  7. 5.1.6 just removes the handgun until repaired. A backup gun can be deployed. The competitor is not removed under 5.1.6. The problem is that a shot fired during remediation of a broken gun is still a DQ. You don't get relief under 5.1.6 after the shot is fired. That help?
  8. Always remember that qualifiers like "...I think I saw..." and "...I'm pretty sure..." (and so on) are not part of a DQ call when you are the RO. You must be 100% sure.
  9. SPPL, INAS, Lewiston and Tri-Cities all shoot monthly year-round as nearly as I can recall. Lewiston shoots 1st Sunday (USPSA) and 4th Sunday (Steel - format varies). SPPL and INAS both shoot on Saturday I believe (check to make sure) but I don't recall which weekends. During the winter they shoot indoors. I believe Tri-Cities is 3rd Sunday. Since gas got so damned expensive I haven't been traveling to monthly matches much outside of my home club (Lewiston). And I miss it.
  10. Welcome to the area and to the forum! Spokane has two USPSA clubs (Spokane Practical Pistol League and Inland Northwest Action Shooters). There are also clubs in the Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco, Kennewick) and Lewiston ID (which actually shoots closer to Moscow ID...long story). SPPL generally runs a 3-Gun match every year but due to some range politics lost their range and are relocating. Check their website. The Tri-Cities club does at least one 3-Gun match a year, often more. Missoula has at least one a year and while its two states over it isn't that far and a wonderful range with great folks. There is also a 3-Gun match down near Grangeville, ID run around Memorial Day every year. Check the Lewiston club website (lewistonpistol.org) for details starting around March. And finally, there is one heck of a 3-Gun done every year near Ephrata WA. Never been but I hear nothing but good things about it. I'm probably forgetting something or someone but that's a quick thumbnail. Kevin
  11. It looks like it is adjustable enough that it would be okay but hard to tell just from pictures. Ghost claims it is appropriate for this divisions but that may just be some marketing doofus making stuff up. I'd want to go hands on before I trust a big match to one.
  12. Absolutely! One of the big things that people tend to readily acknowledge and then totally forget when they get to a big match is that a HUGE percentage of this sport is the mental part of the game. Know your mental as well as physical strengths, acknowledge your mental (and physical) weaknesses. In any match there will be stages that play to your strengths and stages that test your weaknesses, especially mental weaknesses to the breaking point. Realize which stages are which and burn down the stages that you are strong at and survive the stages you are weak on. For instance: I used to have this weird mental thing about hard cover. Put a bunch of hard cover on a target array and my mind would go some weird place and I'd put most of my shots into the hard cover. Not by much, but by enough. So, I'd just plan on shooting Cs instead of As because a C hit is way better than a miss. I finally got over that, thankfully. If a stage is going to be rough for you for whatever reason, don't try and set up a high risk scenario trying to go for maximum points at the risk of going home. Set up a safe plan and stick to it. Yeah, you might give up some points but it is better than handing in your score sheets to the RM and becoming a spectator.
  13. Or he hasn't heard back from the RMI yet. He might think he is done but now is about to find out just how not done he really is. or maybe The CRO can be done pretty rapidly, especially now that email is the primary mode of delivery if the student turns stuff in rapidly and the RMI is able to get stuff turned back around rapidly. I think I finished mine up in a bit more than a month. Back in the days of waiting on the US Snail it took a lot longer.
  14. Join and tell the stats guy at the club your USPSA number is pending. Then you can start collecting classifiers before your number arrives.
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