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  1. LOL! The patents have expired so they are free to copy the design. Several of the companies you listed made significant enough changes to the design they would not have been required to pay royalties even before the patent expired. And before you ask, ditto for the 1911, 2011, AR15, and AK47. Nolan
  2. No I have not adopted the action shooter uniform, mostly because I don't want people thinking I'm pretending to be a professional shooter. I do consistently dress with what works for me in USPSA, 3-Gun, and Steel Challenge and have for 20+ years. Top down: A white or very light colored Dri-Fit jogging/baseball cap. A couple of years ago I finally switched to a pair of dedicated performance shooting glasses and realized I should have done it a long time ago. I wear a loose fitting white short sleeve wicking type performance type tee shirt under a long sleeved white dress shirt, usually a Van Heusen or Arrow. The long sleeved white shirt gives me good sun protection and the wicking tee shirt underneath keeps me cool even on very hot days and is replaceable nation wide in less than an hour for $12.99 at any Ross, or similar clothing store. No tighty whiteys for me, again I wear wicking performance boxer/briefs. If I'm shooting a pistol only match I generally wear a pair of Dickies loose fit Khaki work pants. If I'm shooting a 3-Gun match I wear a pair of loose fitting Khaki cargo pants for the side pockets. A pair of cotton high top tube socks and a pairof gray or black Solomon Speed Cross shoes. If I'm feeling especially sporty I will occasionally wear a bowtie, just for a little added color. Nolan
  3. How much does it let the buffer tube move back in recoil? Does the movement cause any loss of alignment with the sight and your eye? Nolan
  4. Contact Guncat in the posts above. Nolan
  5. Your link seems to be spam. Not this kind, the other kind. Nolan
  6. When properly set up, most guns are relatively insensitive to magazine tolerances, ie. feed lips, springs and followers. If every mag you're putting in the gun exhibits the same failures, it's not the magazines. Have you tried the same magazines in another gun? If possible try them with your ammo. If they run in different guns, the problem is with your gun. I would suspect, in order of likely hood: The ejector is too long or too low The edge of the breachface is too sharp, and is dragging the second round forward The magazine catch is holding the magazine too high The feed ramp is too far back or too low The extractor is too tight or has a sharp edge that digs into the case Nolan
  7. No, you will not need to re-lube. Follow the instructions that come with the die to set the M die to just slightly flare the case mouth. Nolan
  8. Nolan

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    I am really sorry to hear about Randy. Always a fun guy to shoot with. Nolan
  9. My Gen 2 MPX with a Hiperfire 24C killed the disconnector spring in about 2500 rounds. The disconnector would not release the hammer until I pushed the trigger forward. When I took the trigger apart, the disconnector spring was smashed and distorted. I replaced it with a standard AR disconnector spring and it killed it in about 500 rounds. Right now I'm experimenting with a polymer insert in an AR disconnector spring similar to the insert in the extractor spring. So far, so good, but I've only got a couple hundred rounds on it. Nolan
  10. Does the new bolt carrier design retro fit to older guns? Nolan
  11. Not necessarily, a lot of businesses with excellent products at reasonable prices have gone out of business due to a variety of reasons, like under capitalization, poor inventory control, etc... Nolan
  12. Make a mag length limit for PCC and I'll design a quad stack PCC magazine that fits the length limit and still holds 50+ rounds. Only partly serious. Nolan
  13. 1. The Kidd triggers have a better, lighter break and extremely quick, short reset. 2. The muzzle brake on a rifle is primarily a muzzle loudener! With a brake, the timer is much less likely to miss the last shot if the RO is holding it out of position. Second vote for the Allchin muzzle brake https://allchingunparts.com/products/22-rim-fire-rifle-compensator.html Nolan
  14. Anybody happen to have part numbers for the the angled spacer and/or Pro lifter if it's one piece with the spacer. I think I have a spare 1301 lifter (somewhere in my parts bin) that I may try making my own. Nolan
  15. If you are overswinging the target, it sounds like you may be driving the rifle to the next target while looking at the sights, rather than moving your eyes to the next target and snapping the rifle to your line of sight. I also occasionally shoot an MPX and have shot my 50oz M&P 15-22 at the same match. To speed things up for the match, I shot them back to back on each stage. I prefer to shoot the MPX first, but the last time I shot both, again to speed things up, I shot the 15-22 first, then the MPX so we could skip painting steel between guns. If you want to swap handguards, you will need a conversion barrel nut and tool from Tacticool22. https://www.tacticool22.com/product-category/handguard-and-forend-parts/handguard-conversion-kits/ You can swap just about any mil-spec carbine buttstock to the 15-22, just remove the original and install the one of your choice. Nolan
  16. This is the Battle Arms Development ambi safety for the S&W M&P15-22 https://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com/shop/product/bad-ass-mp15-22-bad-ass-mp15-22-ambidextrous-safety-2951 It comes with the Standard and Short levers. I prefer the Thin lever for my weak hand side. You can buy just the center section, if you've already have left over or extra BAD safety levers or prefer specific levers and just order the levers separately. https://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com/shop/product/bad-ass-mp15-22-center-screws-bad-ass-mp15-22-replacement-center-and-screws-3386?search=15-22 Nolan
  17. Relax!! I was replying to Belus, but failed to hit the quote button. As far as your assertion "Nobody wants to show up to a major and only have a handful of people to shoot against" That is your personal preference and it certainly is not everyone else's. The only person I shoot against is myself. If I do better at a match than I did last time, GREAT! If I didn't, well, time to practice more. Not everyone is at the match to 'beat someone', or is trying to be the "Champ", some just enjoy the shooting, others do enjoy the competition. More competitors does not automatically equate to increasing the competitiveness, it just increases the number of shooters. I would like to try shooting all 13 divisions sometime and if I was younger maybe try doing all 13 in one match. Having too many divisions (classes) is not a problem for the NHRA, if it has wheels, the NHRA has a class (200+) for it and at some events it doesn't even have to have wheels (snowmobiles). NHRA Sportsman events sell out with huge numbers of competitors. The Steel Challenge should be the same way, if it shoots bullets, we have a division for it that doesn't require you to compete against a Top Fuel Dragster with your box stock Hyundai Hi-Point. OKAY, I kid, I'm not sure we should have a division for Hi-Points! LOL! Shooting a 1911/2011 versus shooting a striker fired Production gun is considerably different for me because I start prepping (pulling) the trigger on a Production gun much earlier in the transition than I do with the much shorter and lighter 1911/2011 trigger pull. The grip is also considerably different for me, on a Limited gun, my hand is much closer to the bore axis, my strong hand thumb rides the safety with heavy pressure and since I have big hands, the magwell wedges my hand between it and the beavertail solidly. On a Production gun like a Glock or Springfield XD, not so much....no thumb safety to ride, and no magwell.
  18. LOL! After you have some real experience shooting Steel Challenge (a couple of matches is NOT real experience) you may find your uninformed opinions were incorrect.....or not. Why consolidate divisions? Dilution of Prize Tables? If you compete based on Prize Tables you're in the wrong sport. At the higher levels there may not be a large difference in overall times between divisions such as Limited and Production, but there is a considerable difference in the mechanics of shooting (grip, trigger manipulation, transitions). Nolan
  19. Hmm, after 30 years of doing it manually, I may have to get one of these and see how much I have to tweak it to make the stripes look as good as my manual markers do.
  20. I use Wilsons .625 extended polymer basepads on my Buckmark magazines. Drill and tap the Magazine base with a good carbide drill bit because they are surface hardened, once past the surface hardening they are pretty soft. I use two 4-40 x .25 panhead screws to mount the Wilson basepads. You will have to shave off the raised 'toe' of the polymer Wilson basepads. There's a couple threads over on Rimfire Central just search for "BM competition modifications" Nolan
  21. This is what that will eventually look like. Mine started out just oozing the white stuff which I think if flux from where the barrel and barrel extension are silver soldered together, eventually it started leaking gas badly. I bought a second barrel since Mossberg wanted 6 to 8 weeks to repair the complete shotgun. Within a couple of weeks the second barrel was oozing flux as well. Mossberg to their credit sent me a third barrel free, but it's oozing crap as well. Nolan
  22. Jim, great match! Meimei and I had great time....OK my time was a couple seconds slower than yours! Congratulations on winning the Senior catagory, but there is just something wrong with the fastest old man being named o'YOUNG..... I hope we'll see you in Florida. Nolan
  23. A California shooter, the late Ray Echols, had an upside down C-More mount on his open gun in late 1999, early 2000. We called his mount the "Enterprise" because it resembled the starship Enterprise in Star Trek. Nolan
  24. My compliments to all the USPSA staff who produced an excellent pair of national events. I certainly picked the wrong matches to attend completely unprepared! As to the prize table complaints, having the results posted to the web so quickly really helped during the chaos. I was able to access the results via my cell phone and only had to watch/listen for the shooters who had finished just ahead of me which helped since I could hardly hear anything over the general hubbub. I would suggest the prize table crews use a pair of smart phones, a pair of laptops, or a combination of both to notify the competitors when it is their turn at the table. At match sign up each competitor provides their cell phone number which then can be entered into the smart phone. Then using a prerecorded message, the prize table crew uses the phone list to call each competitor, one or two at a time, when its their turn. As they enter the prize room the next competitor is called. Taking a page from Phil Strader (the GM of prize table organization) each prize bundle is numbered and it's details posted to the web plus handed out in hardcopy. Then as each competitor picks a prize, they check out at the exit and the number of their prize is removed from the list which is then immediately updated to the web or projected on the wall using a digital projector. Nolan
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