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  1. Not the OP, but I've been running a 5 min SRO in Open for a few weeks on a modified Dawson mount. I'm pretty happy with it.
  2. Production generally has the most new shooters, so the bottom of the pack is easier to beat if you practice more than they do. Limited (Major PF) is a bit more forgiving on reloads and hits on paper--- but it's also something most competitors moved into rather than started with, so the median skill level is often a bit higher.
  3. Many ranges disallow them because shooters go full-auto on the plates trying to get them all down and that causes lots of bullets skipping skyward... Montrose put a roof over theirs the last few years of the Handgunner Shootoffs.
  4. For the pre-pay clubs how does it work if the match cancels? Refunds? Free re-entries? Anybody ever rage-quit and do a chargeback?
  5. Youngeyes is an eye doc, and a good one. Seeing holes in the paper is often overrated for high speed shooting, as nobody got time for that. I get a prescription for front-sight clear, but instead of smack in the middle clearest front sight, I have the Dr push it out a few clicks so the sight is still "good enough", but there's more clarity downrange for target acquisition and such.
  6. Check your lugs aren't beat up and causing excessive headspace. Primers back out of the case a little on ignition, then get smashed back into it as the powder lights. More room to back out equals more primer that can extrude back into the FP hole when smashing time comes.
  7. I won the Texas State Steel Challenge with Shockbottle prototype +2 pads on my GSG mags, that have been running great for years, so YMMV....
  8. Depends if the mag is included in the weight specified on the website, which isn't clear... add a magwell and basepads and 10-round mags and the weight creeps up too.
  9. Second round being dragged forward?
  10. Usually in this scenario some previous shooter tagged the NS and didn't get caught. But, it could also be a paster fell off the NS or the shoot target and there's no way to know for sure...
  11. Anyone tried using theirs at a lowish sun angle (about 3 hours before sunset and about 40 degrees to one side) and see an extra, fuzzier dot just above the main one? Edit-- It appears to be a secondary reflection off the dot module glass.
  12. Yeah, one of his drills was to shoot 5 runs on paper plates, then go verify if all 5 have 5 holes in them...
  13. Long long ago, Brian said being too poor to afford steel gave him a leg up at the Steel Challenge when they practiced with paper plates (or even no plate at all in one case). IIRC they did bust out some steel right before the match because it is that little bit different. Just do a search on 'steel' by author Benos. It's all gold (except maybe the printer paper topic).
  14. FWIW, they now have a home-test for the low-risk people where you basically crap in a box and ship that to a lab to be tested. Comes back negative, you can skip the scope for a while-- know there is a fairly large false-positive rate though.
  15. shred

    Rules history

    Pretty much the same as we have now, except it was always "Load and Make Ready" (even on unloaded starts), and "If clear, hammer down, holster" for all firearms. Revo shooters and RO's of revo shooters knew that meant just close the cylinder and holster.
  16. For 9mm-- Dawson mags with the gap magwell and basepads. I'll use Tripp's for practice as well as they unload a lot easier, but that can bite you when a round slides forward and sticks up a reload in a match. No gap is a bit nicer if you are stocking all up from scratch or if your reload technique catches on the gap, but if you have a collection of mags and whatnot that you don't want to mess with, the gap style works with any random 1911 mag.
  17. In USPSA, scales are supposed to be calibrated with check-weights. You should check your scale to make sure it's in spec. Take a similar-weight object to the grocery store and use the produce scales and compare (pop your gat in a paper bag if allowed) or muck about with measured quantities of water or stack up a bunch of known-weight bullets (437.5gr to the oz)
  18. I use the primer swage backup for that. No need to swage 38SC (except maybe to check all primers are decapped), but the top die does a decent job of expanding the cases.
  19. If you have or can get a pickup, most of the time you're good to go. I've heard of rare issues when a driver won't pick up so-called "hazmat" for whatever reason, but the commercial guys mostly don't care, especially those that deliver to/from gun stores (If you have a friendly one nearby, have them ship your ammo... one and done, plus they have leftover boxes with the proper ORM-D logo already on them). The box-and-ship strip-mall stores all seem to hate ammo shipments with a passion. FWIW, FedEx seems tighter about it than UPS.
  20. I run "monovision" lenses in Rudy glasses for iron sights--- strong side eye set for front sight plus a couple clicks of the opto-thing more downrange (I don't really need to see dust specks on the front sight and it gains a useful amount of depth-of-field further out), weak side eye set for distance. Works well for me but I needed a bit of adjustment time to get used to wearing them without getting a headache.
  21. Plus "fishing" draws, which most of the 'Don't ever point the muzzle over the berm' crowd seems to do all the time.
  22. +2 and +3 basepads are also available along with the NicTaylor00 +4 follower..
  23. The basic problem is the tapered case of the 9mm means they want to stack in a banana-shape as opposed to the shape of a 1911 magazine. That limits how many you can single-stack before the top round in the stack is pointing down away from the feed ramp.
  24. Range around here had a 36" rule we got moved down to 20" which lets you put steel at about the same height as the calibration zone on poppers. Matches are expected to police their steel placement a bit better than random walkup shooters I guess. The plates that fit on a 2x4 can be made any height desired.
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