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  • Birthday 11/03/1951

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    Surprise, Az
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    Photography, archery and pistol shooting. Thus the name AzShooter.
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    Steven Bressan

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  1. I've shot with red dots for 40 years and now I'm shooting irons for the fun of it. I just started with iron sights for Steel Challenge and it's getting easier to focus on the front sight after lots of practice and dry fire routines. As with anything it takes about 5000 attempts to ingrain the idea until it becomes normal for you to do. Keep practicing and watching that front sight and it will come.
  2. As per the OP's suggestion of making a match one classifier and then all field courses I'd hate that match because this is not USPSA. Every stage has to be 8 round neutral, use to be 6 round neutral but with the advent of the 8 round revolver things changed. Standing and shooting like you do in those Steel Challenge stages can be as much fun as a small field course. As in all ICORE stages accuracy is very important. I've been Match Director, Statistician, RO and take-down volunteer for years. I no longer shoot ICORE, I now only shoot SC matches do to health reasons. I was the first member of ICORE aside from the Igashis. I probably spelled their name wrong. I could of had any member number I wanted and since I was shooting a 625 at the time my member number was AZ-45, I was also one of the first Master Class shooters.. Everyone has to help at ICORE matches. Many of the clubs in Phoenix either offer a free shoot or cash for their participating in the chores needed. Rio was the first ICORE club and has a great cadre of experienced shooters to put on their matches. You probably noticed that when you were shooting. (Just a little history) Volunteer to help design stages, be an RO, set up and take down and you can have a match that you would like.
  3. I prefer a 12 MOA dot on my guns. I use C-More Railways and can change dot sizes from 2 to 16 MOA. I find the 12 easy to pick up and the dot stays on target when shooting at speed.
  4. I hate to admit it but I'm getting old. Things just don't work the way they use to. My eyesight needs improvement and I found a way to get my focu better on my handguns. Today I used my S&W 617 for Steel Challenge with my new Precision fiber optic front sight. Wow what a difference. I could find the new sight with no effort. I managed to shoot some of my best strings because I could see my Front Sight. I did the installation myself. I called a number of local gunsmiths to do the job but they each had the same excuse: no roll pins to keep the sight on. I even called Smith & Wesson but they too were out of stock and didn't know how long it would take. I tried all the sights to see if I would get lucky and find the right size pin. Avery one had the same situation, pins are being back ordered and no one had an idea of when it would get better. I finally fond the pins on Amazon, had them in 2 days and went to work on my 617, I still have an excess of 20 pins so I can do this job enough times if I want to do it again. The sight came with red, green and white pins and is easy to replace them.
  5. I hate to admit it but I'm getting old. Things just don't work the way they use to. My eyesight needs improvement and I found a way to get my focu better on my handguns. Today I used my S&W 617 for Steel Challenge with my new Precision fiber optic front sight. Wow what a difference. I could find the new sight with no effort. I managed to shoot some of my best strings because I could see my Front Sight. I did the installation myself. I called a number of local gunsmiths to do the job but they each had the same excuse: no roll pins to keep the sight on. I even called Smith & Wesson but they too were out of stock and didn't know how long it would take. I tried all the sights to see if I would get lucky and find the right size pin. Avery one had the same situation, pins are being back ordered and no one had an idea of when it would get better. I finally fond the pins on Amazon, had them in 2 days and went to work on my 617, I still have an excess of 20 pins so I can do this job enough times if I want to do it again. The sight came with red, green and white pins and is easy to replace them.
  6. When I was younger...I had no problems driving cross town to the range. Rio Salado in Mesa puts on a Tuesday Night steel match that is fun and some of the best shooters in the country attend. They still put on their Tuesday match plus a USPSA, ICORE and others throughout the month but the drive is just too much for me now. Fortunately I have two ranges, each less than 30 miles away that keep me busy.
  7. The Mark IV 22/45 is a great gun for a youth, or any one else. Trigger pull can be pretty horrendous out of the box, but after installing the Volquartsen Accurizing Trigger it can be made into a reliable tack driver.
  8. Peak Performance by Charles Garfield is a great read for anyone competing at any level. It goes into detail on what it takes to be In-The-Moment when shooting. You have to have your mind set for best performance. I've gifted copies to many shooters and most: if following the directions, will improve.
  9. I immediately thought of 10.5.10, Moving while having finger inside of trigger guard, as a DQ. If the shooter stepped out of the box and was not moving it would be procedures. I try to avoid DQing any shooting when possible but I do enforce the rules when I see something so wrong.
  10. I called my normal gunsmith to have him do the job but he said he didn't have the right size front sight and had no roll pins to mount the sight on a Smith & Wesson. I did a search and no one had the roll pins until I searched Amazon. They had a 25 pack at a reasonable price so I ordered them and ordered the punches I need from Brownell's. The hardest part was pulling the OEM sight. Even with light taps I managed to destroy 2 punches. Luckily I have a bunch and found another that let me hit the pin to my content. Now that it was out the search went on for a .300 front sight to go along with my LPA rear. SDM Fabricators had what I needed. Again, my gunsmith said he didn't have and couldn't get one that big. I was a little hesitant about drilling but had the right pit, #54 and it went like a breeze even though I used a hand drill. I gave my drill press to my son. It did help to have the right jig to put the gun in. I used a roll pin punch and had no trouble with the install. Unfortunately the previous owner had someone do a sight change and buggered the job. I was able to get the pin in and then file down the extra with no trouble.
  11. I switched a few months ago to my 617 for RFPI. It's a blast. I always enjoy shooting my revolvers more than my autos. It's a lot cheaper shooting .22s and I don't have to spend hours in the garage reloading.
  12. ACME Bullets now has a sale on their Red, White and Blue bullets. I like Acme because the have a wide variety of colors and I can separate by color when changing loads.
  13. I have the Harbor Freight Sonic Cleaner and find that it works great for cleaning parts and the comp. I also use it to clean my magazines and then blow them dry. I've only had mine for 2 years so far and it's working very well.
  14. No, they were Ranch Products. I forgot the name but someone posted it here today. I still have about 50 moons loaded up with my old ammo. Guess I need to get another 625.
  15. Randy set up my 625 years ago and it has a 4.5 pound DA pull. It reliably fires Federal primers with no misfires. You really have to seat your primers deep. I would seat the primer, turn it around and give it another pull to double seat them as per Randy Lee's assessment. I use the Power Custom Firing Pin as well and I forget who makes the moons but they were only $.25 each. TK moons are tighter but since the cheap ones work I stayed with them.
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