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  1. Heat and Hydration I have not asked this question in a few years. Summer is here and you can imagine the conditions in South Florida. It is hot year round, but Summer is special. Last weekend I shot an 8 stage outlaw Action Steel match. It was physically easy without a lot of resetting. On Monday my body was shaking with chills etc. It is time to revise my approach. My favorite range has no shade, unless you leave your squad and don’t contribute. No one would say anything, but I wouldn’t want to shoot with that kind of person. My present hydration: Day before, drink as much as feasible and add melon or grapefruit. Day of match: cut back one cup of coffee from 3 to 2 or 4 to 3 on the 90 mile drive up. In the car eat 2 bananas. Before the match dig into a bag of cut up melon.or cut up grapefruit. A pint of water or Gatorade Zero per stage. It still is not enough. I am dragging on the 2nd half of an event. It is turning into a physical and mental endurance challenge and not a shooting comp. Suggestions and other options.?
  2. I get what you are asking. I am 72 and accuracy is getting pretty bad. I bought a pair of Wilson Combat EDC X9s last year. This is what I found. Every match someone has to come up and tell me what I am doing wrong. I think I am finally narrowing it down. It is my grip. The double stack doesn’t quite fit. So the gun is wiggly slightly after each shot, hence both right and left. I believe it is a grip issue, not a shooting issue. I shot my single stacks and suddenly I was accurate again. “Grip” Hope this helps.
  3. When I started in the 90s it wasn't watching the great shooters I was with. My issue was listening. Their rhythm and speed was much faster than I could manage and threw me off my plan and abilities.
  4. I had 2k in my cart, was filling out an updated form...... and gone. Bummer, but thx for posting this.
  5. I ordered 9mm dies from Dillon in October 2020. Every month I call to follow up and get a different answer. While Dillon CS reps have been great about everything else I've come to believe they are clearly being dishonest about the issue with dies.
  6. Definitely shoot your Staccato. We are here to compete and enjoy ourselves. I bought two Wilson Combat EDC x9s a short while back and carry one of them every day. So, I want to shoot them and challenge the COFs with them. Advice is 1. At the end of the day. Don't look at the scores. You will know generally how you shot. and 2. Ignore your classification average as it is going to go down. I look forward to shooting the 9s in Limited but force myself to follow advice 1. and 2.
  7. Until recently shooting PCC I've been able to get away with a 511 messenger bag. Holds everything I need for a full match plus drink holders on the side. I like being spartan and leaving all tools and parts in the car. There is also plenty of room also for emergency med supplies. When I finally wore out my first bag, 511 even repaired all the worn sections.
  8. Renting a bay at OKC is very pricey. Can't remember the specific costs but they either want EVERY one on the range to pay for a safety class. Or they want you to pay for their safety officer etc. But it is a great facility. There is another range right next door to OKC that we used to use rent bays from. OKEECHOBEE SHOOTING SPORTS, LLC 863 357 3006 www.okshooting.com.
  9. Re On Line: Great idea ! Sure it can be done remote. I took the class in the 90s and the CRO class in 2002. But, have watched the 2nd day on the range a bunch of times over the years as it goes on during a regular match. The actual shooting part is of very limited importance and managing the shooter with proper commands being the key. Good thinking !.
  10. We have a local Outlaw Steel Challenge type match going on for the past 25 years. It started as a practice session for USPSA shooters and has been a general shooters event for the last 15. The county let us re open 2 months ago, ONLY, if everyone but the shooters wore masks and the squads maxed out at 10. Normal turnout is about 60. The past 2 months have been 7 and 8 shooters. It has to be cost and access to ammo. The "match" has been a great competition for years and my favorite social shooting event. I've switched from pistols to 22 ARs. I definitely miss the pistol practice. I hope we survive until 2022.
  11. I shoot a full size at SC. Got to handle one of these yesterday and it is a winner. All my rifles are 10 1/2 to 11 1/2 SBRs and M-16s so this is a great fit in with my others. If my horrid DIL wasn't so anti-gun I would be definitely be buying this for my grandsons today.
  12. I am ammo good training and competing thru 2021, but, we are talking about gouging not planning. I don't have enough gas in my Jeep to last thru next weekend.
  13. I am in South Florida. If a seller raised the price of gas or water 300 or 400% after or during a Hurricane.... it would be price gouging. There are laws in place. But, if a person has a 38 and needs ammo for personal defense with Covid going on. That becomes Supply and Demand? Not in my view.
  14. I love this thread ! Every business lunch or meeting new people I ask about their hobbies. I also want more to do. Before kids, wife and mortgage I used to fly down to San Antonio and canoe with friends. Kayaking has been mentioned but it was, back in time, more of a canoe area. A day or two in New Braunfels and we would drive to the Upper and Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande. Magnificent country!! If the water was up, the water was fast and fun. And if water was low it was tricky just manuvering around rocks. Definitely Canoes not Kayaks. Spent the last 30_+ years in S. Florida. Work out 6 days and week and shoot on the 7th, but there is still spare time …. So I continue to look and ask. I am a half mile from the ocean. But I don’t see any small 2 or one person sail boats. At the beach I see guys Parasailing and WOW that looks cool, but I have not tried it. The big one is road and off road biking. Have to admit that I am terrified of biking with the planet X drivers down here. I am NOT going to share a road with people who never check left when turning right. One son talked me into buying a quality camera. Nice for family events, but I don’t get it? I’ve even Googled “Hobbies”. Will continue to follow for active and outdoor events. thx jon
  15. Call this Part II to my original question. I park the wagon, muzzle to the berm. When it is my turn to PCC, I just lift the stock up by the butt and carry to the starting position muzzle Down. I continue with muzzle down for scoring and bagging. Is there another rule I am missing for muzzle Up or Down? jon
  16. Thanks all for pointing out the rule. Was a CRO for 18 years before resigning this year. Not exactly a newbie to the rule book. To answer 71Commander, I was thinking of guys who lift the gun from their bags and start with adjustments. I know I also have done it , prepped the gun , optics and stock, on Stage 1 to keep things moving along. Mea Culpa.
  17. There was a question about Handling last week. I didn’t want to step on the thread with this. PCCs shooters often fiddle with their rifles on the sidelines, adjusting stocks, turning optics off and on and adjusting brightness. My comment to them is that I believe that is still handling and they either take the rifles to the Safe Area OR wait for a LMR command. Am I correct telling them that?
  18. 22 conversion kits I am not a big 22 shooter. Own a good SW AR 15- and a lousy Sig 1911 in 22. With 9mm and 45acp getting pricey I started an Outlaw Match of 22s and 12 Gauge. Looking at Advantage Arms conversions either for a 1911 or Glock 19. to replace my pistol. I don’t wish to spend a fortune on a conversion that won’t get much use either now and in the future. Any suggestions ?
  19. I am 71 and been shooting uspsa for 25 years. After buying and trying different guns i found the most fun was using my carry guns at matches. Not trying to be all Ninja, its just fun to see how you do going all out against the best shooting the best. Picked up a pair Wilson Combat EDC x9s. So I am shooting Ltd Minor, its just a practical and fun way to run a match.
  20. For a friendly competition I started a new 3 gun Match. Steel and 12 gauge. 22 rifles and pistols to hit .22 fall down steel and 12 gauge on bowling pins. It is surprisingly challenging to hit 2x3 inch steel with either pistol or rifle at speed. And there is nothing more fun than letting go with an old short HK Benelli. Locally all the outlaw matches have been fun with guys trying out new matches like Action Steel.
  21. Agree. 25 years.
  22. With apologies to Rowdy, I am really enjoying this thread. 1000 shooters and 1000 different opinions and approaches. I've been shooting USPSA for 25 years. My take is that Major and Minor had their day. But the shooting world has passed it by. It just doesn't make sense in 2020. To add one more thought, I never never ever ever understood why we have classifications? GM or Super Senior D, it does not matter. The scores are the scores. It isn't 1994 anymore. A 2 or 3 year transition to the future could work. Bottom line, just one old timers view: Refresh USPSA, step one and two is eliminate minor and major and classifications.
  23. I use VTAC suspenders for rifle classes and matches. Everything Kyle makes works well. I am a fanboy of his products https://www.vikingtactics.com/product-p/vtac-ss.htm
  24. Interesting. I was at th Match. Also running PCC. First three stages something was not right. Focus was not there. I've been shooting USPSA since 1996, never been DQ'd. After the 3rd stage I packed up my gear and left. Nothing wrong, not sure of the why...but yeah, better to call it a day.
  25. CHA-LEE: thank you, info right on target. Questioning the value of a big spend on electronic plugs v the value. At 71, coming to the end of taking 3 day classes it doesn't seem to be worthwhile. I guess the instructor is going to have to put up with an occasional "what". jon
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