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About Bigbadaboom

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    Moving at a high rate of noise.
  • Birthday 11/09/1966

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    Florida via Yuma Az.
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    God, Family, Work, Shooting. In that order.
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    Daniel Cook

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  1. No matter what shooting sport you are participating in you should never allow stage design, target placement, door positioning or anything else interrupt safety. You muzzle swept your hand with a loaded gun, If the gun had gone BANG and put a hole through your hand then bad stage plan and awkwardly opening the door wouldn't be the cause; lack of properly utilized firearm safety would have been. The most important thing and probably the only thing you should critique from that video is the hand sweep. Put all the other stuff out of your head i.e. stage planning, shooting faster at close targets or when and how to reload until you have perfected how not to point a loaded gun at yourself. I'm not trying to bash you for DQing, most of us have done it and those who haven't have a 99% chance that they will eventually, but when I have DQed nothing else mattered except figuring out how not to allow it to happen again. Always practice and train safety first. It's all about priorities.
  2. Do you still have the take down lever parts in the gun? (the little yellow lever inside the mag well that you push down to lower the sear for disassembly) I remove these on every trigger that I work on and tell my customers to pull the trigger to take the top end off the gun. Does your gun have the magazine disconnect? Have you had a trigger job performed? I've fixed a few sporadic failure to reset issues but almost always they are battery related and not trigger group related.
  3. My eyes are too close in dominance for me to shoot with both eyes completely open so what I do is squint my left eye just enough to bring it out of focus and allow my right eye to dominate completely.
  4. I love this topic. My 15 yo son and I where discussing this the other day and he compared it to his passion, rpg video games and football. He stated that my approach to recoil management was like some of the rpg games he plays. Find the perfect stats. Weight is only a portion of the science of recoil management. To properly manage recoil in a handgun the following aspects are to be taken into consideration: Grip strength, grip form, muscular recovery, body weight, physical height, arm length to height ratio, shoulder width (Reach length), hand size, Gun : frame weight, slide weight, weight of parts, spring weights. load design, slide and barrel length, bore axis. It's not just the gun that is involved in the kinetic science of recoil management and I believe that this is where some shooters stifle themselves while traveling that path.
  5. Name Match Score Target Points Down Division/Class 1 Daniel Cook 195.52 15 ESP/Unclassified 1 Jordan Whelchel 199.27 15 SSP/Marksman 3 Jeff Degracia 129.93 19 SSP/Master 4 Ed Bernacki 184.54 20 ESP/Sharpshooter 5 Robert McFarland 229.25 29 SSP/Marksman 6 Steven Loh 164.71 38 CCP/Expert 6 Carl Rutberg 186.53 38 ESP/Marksman 8 John May 229.70 40 SSP/Unclassified 9 Chris Cox 201.31 46 SSP/Unclassified 10 Chuck Clark 164.32 47 SSP/Sharpshooter http://www.volusiacountygunclub.com/idpa/july10-16/2016-07-10stages.htm Stage 1 my brand new Rock Island 9mm 1911 malfunctioned for the first time and on stage 2 it did it again and I stopped to try and figure out what the problem was before continuing. Good news: I figured out the issues and ran it today for 100% minus magazine tuning issues which are easy fixes. Coming in only 17.35 secs. behind Jeff DeGracia for the 4 stages I had no firearm issues on isn't too shabby. Daniel Cook
  6. What I see Max doing out of the second position (can't see him exit the first position) is leaning out over a fault line to gain visual of targets and then pushing with his back leg to get his lead foot planted as fast as possible and then bringing his rear leg over to exit that position. Out of the third position he only stops for a brief sec. and launches with his rear leg (His lead foot isn't planted at launch). Watch Dave's footwork.
  7. Great video! What I notice most that no one has mentioned is that Max utilizes crossover stepping techniques when he launches out of a position. Crossover stepping is the fastest way to accelerate from a standstill. Dirtypool40 (Eric Stanley) used to teach this in his classes and it was the single most influential movement technique that got me from B class to A class. Watch the Max video again and then watch the videos I'm posting. Add crossover stepping to your training and your movement times will decrease very noticeably. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vUfZKYbBSw
  8. When I dry fire at home it's alone. When I dry fire at the range it's usually with friends. Sent via teleport from the sun.
  9. I'm currently shooting berry's or Rainier 147's with 3.3 grns of Ramshot competition. I'm thinking about trying the 160's and looking for load data. Shooting a 5" M&P. Sent via teleport from the sun.
  10. Weight is a catch 22. A heavier gun is recoil managed better but it's heavier to swing making it heavier to draw and transition with. There is a difference. I can shoot minor .40 through my 3lb STI and my draw from a CR Speed holster is consistently slower than drawing my 29oz M&P production gun from my BladeTech dropped offset but my splits are faster with the STI and I have 100's of hours training with both. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  11. 12) I want to hard-chrome my gun, but hard-chrome provides “non-cosmetic functions” (such as lubricity, rust prevention, etc). Is hard-chroming allowed? ANSWER: YES, as long as the new finish provides no competitive advantage (such as roughened texture where stippling or grip tape would not be allowed, per Appendix E4). Micro slick only provides internal lubricity. The competitive advantage clause in production division for finishes is clearly written to inform that they mean an ability to grip the slide easier than with a factory finish. The stippling in the undercut has already been addressed and fixed. Took 2 minutes. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  12. Trident Weaponry finished my M&P Pro 9. All internal friction parts and the barrel are done in Cerakote Micro Slick lubricating dry film coating. The slide is Cerakoted in their custom color "Charred Crimson" under burnished black giving it their battle worn look (which both Eric Stanley and I like the term Steampunk better) and then topped with Cerakote matt clear. They stippled the grip and it doesn't move in wet hands.
  13. This is how you cut the follower. What I do in order to make them 100% reliable and tilt free with the extended springs is a trade secret.
  14. http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=221686
  15. This has been one of my favorite builds. I'm building this as a USPSA Limited gun for Jeff DeGracia. I started with a .40 cal Performance Center C.O.R.E.. We ordered a KKM 5.5" non-ported Barrel, SSS brass magwell, an Aftek short reset flat trigger kit (I can get my factory part modified triggers shorter but that's what Jeff wanted and that flat trigger is nice), a tungsten guide rod and Dawson C.O.R.E. replacement sights. We got 5 TTI brass 141mm base pads and extended springs. I performed my +1 follower modification to the followers so all mags hold 20 rounds re loadable. I got with the guys at Trident Weaponry and they applied Micro Slick Cerakote to the inside of the slide, outside of the barrel, inside the magwell and inside and outside of the magazine tubes. They then sprayed the slide and outside of the magwell in their custom "Burnt Red" Cerakote finish. We then took it to Veteran owned and operated Tactical Etching for all the personal touches. The results speak for themselves. Monday I reassemble and test shoot it. I'll post some completed gun pics.
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