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  1. I can't seem to find the video. Could someone send me the link?
  2. Going to my first match with B C, and D shooters was an eye opener! I was certain I'd initially classify with a 75-85%, because I outshot all the other ditchbank shooters. By the end of that first match, I was pleasanty surprised to see I made it al the way to a 38% on my first classifier. Getting back to the topic, though, I have noticed that guys who come out in hunting camo and gear tend to be better and safer than the guys who come out in tacticool gear. Something to be said for actually getting out and shooting your guns instead of just reading and posting about them.
  3. The percentage of LEOs who overestimate their skills seems roughly equal to the percentage of non-LEOs who overestimate their skils, in my experience. Their reaction to discovering that they are not, in point of fact a natural GM is what tels me whether we'll ever see them at the match again. Those who complain about their gear, the stage, the sport, the rules, the weather, and everything except their own skill don't typically come back. On the other and, those who seek out the better shooters and start asking questions about technique and strategy tend to come back and enhance the match. For whatever reason, most of the MIL shooters I've encountered have a more realistic idea of their skill levels. They still run the gamut from great to not-so-great, but they usually know where they are on that continuum.
  4. I'm toying with the idea... Just shoot the wheelgun, you'll have alot more fun.Did that convince you? I am looking forward to this match, it will be my first time shooting in TN. I should warn you I've won revolver division at our last two club matches. Wonder how I would have done if there'd been another revolver shooter? BB
  5. Wrong model. PF is like the speed limit. They don't care that your average speed was below the speed limit, they care that they clocked you at 10 mph over the limit. Similarly, no one cares what your average PF is. The rule is that EVERY round you fire at a match should make PF, and the only way to do that is to make the average PF higher than the minimum PF. That's exactly what I said: 127 average PF is greater than the 125 min PF. Whether every round clocks in over the 125 PF "floor" depends on how consistently you reload your ammo, which in theory should yield a smaller SD. That's not exactly what you said. In the real world, an average of 127 essentially guarantees rounds under 125. If you're lucky, those rounds all got used on paper, but there's a good chance a few of them will hit steel. That's why I argue that talking averages isn't useful for PF. Talking minimums is.
  6. Wrong model. PF is like the speed limit. They don't care that your average speed was below the speed limit, they care that they clocked you at 10 mph over the limit. Similarly, no one cares what your average PF is. The rule is that EVERY round you fire at a match should make PF, and the only way to do that is to make the average PF higher than the minimum PF.
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  8. How do you know the round in question met minimum requirements? If you're loading to 127, it doesn't take much variance at all or very many rounds to make it a near certainty that there will be the occaional round that falls below minimum PF. Thre's also the simple fact that between design and mechanical variance in poppers, poppers being set by different people after each run, varying wind, etc, there is a strong possibility that a popper may occasionally be more difficult to knock down. That's why so many prod shooters load to PF=130-140. It's still nice and soft, but you dramatically reduce the chances that your one light round happens to meet the one stiff popper just as the wind shifts from the wrong direction.
  9. There are more important things to worry about. We don't object to Tactical Tommies at the club - their tacticool gear makes it easier to distinguish the guys most likely to break a safety rule.
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  11. In a Level II or III match, wrong scoring affects everyone. Having been an RO/CRO with some experience, I can say 2 alphas when I should have said 2 Cs. It happens. I try to be 100% correct, but sometimes shadows, sun, or to many pasters can play tricks on you. So, yes you should identify or "ask" about scoring that does not appear correct. Level I classifiers are important at local matches. Most of us would want the correct score recorded. Thank you for the input. The incident that I am referring to was a husband giving his wife and a friend higher scores than they earned. It was a local match and most of the shooters there know each other. I had made a 3 hour drive and this was my first time at this match. He was called out by another local shooter and all was well after that. Trying to stay in the confines of not coming off as a jerk at a new match, I was trying to make sure I had the rules behind me to ask for a correction on a target that was not mine. As previously stated, most of those in our sport are of the highest ethical standards and this was the first time that I had seen this situation. Sounds like the situation was handled.
  12. Given that you're a new shooter, are you certain the calls were wrong? Are you familiar with USPSA rules on scoring? If you're new and you don't understand something ask the RO for an explanation. As a rule, our sport tends to attract people with pretty high ethical standards, and the odds are a lot better that you misunderstood the scoring than that an RO was systematically giving someone better scores than they deserve. BB
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