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Mark R

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    Beyond it All
  • Birthday 12/19/1956

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    Huntsville, AL
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    USPSA, 3 Gun, Steel, Skeet, Trap. If it's shooting, I like it.
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    Mark Ruschak

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  1. New JP GMR-13 9mm...had 1 gun issue, 3 magazine/ammo related issues. Problem:: Hammer would not reset to sear once released from disconnector. Fix: Returned to JP for new trigger and trigger work. They said sand and dirt was under trigger set screw. (?) I Picked up a Glock 31 round mag and added the Taylor Freelance +10 basepad. If I loaded up magazine to anything over 28 rounds, the following would happen... Rounds would Fail To Feed, bullet jamming into barrel with no ramp. Bullet was not tilting up enough to enter chamber correctly. Rounds were dragging in magazine below 28 rounds. Experienced this issue when loading OAL to 1.150". Fix: Reload max OAL to 1.110-1.115". I ran a USPSA match this past week and loaded the mag up to 41 rounds and not one failure to feed or mag issue. Edited to add: Also switched from JHP bullets to RN.
  2. I agree with Sarge on this one...makes the call "subjective" and similar to the "other" gun sport. Having an opinion should not be a rule.
  3. Just use a 1/2" drill bit and drill out the dent/hole until the stick goes back in. On the stack of stands I posted earlier, I use 1x2" tubing for the vertical uprights. Then go to Lowes and purchase 8 ft furring strips... they work fine. Cut the 8 ft. firing strips to 5 ft. and 3 ft...the 5 foot ones are the height of most classifiers (no more measuring 5 ft high at the shoulders) and 3 ft sticks work great for 3 gun targets.
  4. 1/8" thin 1.5" x 1.5" Two legs are 24" long and center one is 18". 1x2 tubing is cut to 2" long and welded to back side of angle to get a flat surface for weld. If I remember correctly, cost was about $8-9 per stand not including my labor or paint. I got a discount when I purchased quantity. Cost also included welding materials...wire and gas.
  5. Here's a few I put together...only use 2 inch pieces of 1x2 tubing for uprights...the targets stapled to the sticks hold them correctly. Then painted them white with rattle can Rustoleum.
  6. +1 what Sarge said...I tried 3 dry cleaners before I got one who would sell me a roll. They have small and large. Large are for coats, etc. so go with the small for single targets.
  7. Mark R


    Nice...the new version with the volume control rheostats are really nice.
  8. Mark R


    Jan, I replied to your message. Brad is in limbo right now with new children in the family.
  9. We do stage setup the day before the match. Luckily we have 3-4 retirees that help setup and I take off work (vacation hours) at noon Friday. So we are all setup on Friday except for hanging paper. I get to the range early Saturday morning and a few shooters straggle in and help staple. We usually get done about 2 hours before trigger time. 2 hours for sign-in, walk-thrus, and match/safety brief. I reiterate "Volunteer sport" during every match brief so we get teardown help after each match. So far, so good. I just hope my setup crew don't burn out since they seem to be the only ones interested in setup. They have learned not to nail anything down until I walk the stages...I tend to change things up a little at times. e.g. Sometimes I hear them say something about a hole in the stage and I hear it, look, and patch. They just shake their heads and say "Damn"...Evil... oh...forgot....I hate symmetrical stages. They are good is you like to even up left and right handed shooters, but they seem boring to me. So I try to eliminate symmetrical from stage builds. Rather, I like stages that have multiple ways to shoot them...go free style.
  10. We have a bucket of nails/spikes and a crowbar on every stage. We use 6" and 9" spikes for wall stands, fault lines, and popper/moving prop anchors. We built our wall stands out of 2x2" tubing with angle iron legs and a hole to nail through. Our walls are treated 2x2's and fit in the wall stands...see attached. Our fault lines are treated 2x2's with 1/2" holes at each end. So we nail everything down during setup and pull up with crowbars after the match. All of our walls, fault lines, spike buckets, and crowbars stay at the stage after teardown. We only return steel assets and special props (movers, swingers, etc.) to storage after a match. We have carports on each bay and we mounted ratchet tie downs on end post with a place to connect the strap about 3-4 posts down, lay up the walls against the carport posts and strap them down to secure from weather/wind. For local matches if barrels are uniquely set, we spray paint around them to place them back in place if they get moved...but for a local we don't nail them down. If we were to shoot a Level II or higher, we would turn the barrel upside down and drill holes through the rim, securing with spikes. Then using 2-3 slats and screws to secure a top barrel if needed. Wall stand pic attached.
  11. Well, the 2016 NSSF World Rimfire Championship is in the books. 223 total shooters including staff from all over the states came to shoot the challenging match. Weather was very nice in the low 80's. 10 stages were shot on Saturday and the remaining 6 were shot on Sunday and we wound up the match at around 1 pm on Sunday leaving enough time for lunch, prize table, and awards. Thanks to all who came and hope to see you again in the future. Match Scores and link to prize table video: MatchResultsCombined.html Prize Table Video
  12. You out-of-town shooters stay safe on the roads and in the air. See ya'll Saturday morning.
  13. Good question, haven't had anyone ask about using two divisions on the side match. I guess you can find out when you sign-up and register for the side match.
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