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  1. Is there an option or work around to add a bracket style match using practiscore? What I wish to do is host a shootoff style man on man event after the match using the overall finish for the brackets. Any help is appriciated. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  2. I have been wondering what could be done on a club or region level to increase ICORE numbers. I do not believe bringing pistol shooters from USPSA, IDPA, or MG would ever be more successful than as happens naturally. Clubs host events, but what they are really doing is selling entertainment on an afternoon. Entertainment and camaraderie with fellow like minded individuals. So why is USPSA, IDPA, MG, and plain old outlaw matches doing better than ICORE in your area? Does the word "revolver" put off people? Is it the fact that triggers are easier to operate on most pistols than on a revolver push people away? Is it the game or the equipment that makes one discipline more entertaining than the other. Is it just the people? I ask all of this because I know of a couple members at my local club that shoot other disciplines faithfully. They own revolvers but do not compete with them. They tell me "one day I will shoot your match", but yet they never do even with offering gun, belt and ammo to these and other shooters. Any ideas for better success at selling ICORE to shooting enthusiasts. TIA
  3. Not for sale. Plus, They are hacked up. with action work and trigger jobs, even Ti cylinders. Tools for USPSA and ICORE. Not safe queens.
  4. Or just buy a factory 27 in an 8 shot version. I own 2 of these. Smith and Wesson 27-7. A brand new one just sold on GB last month for $1500. I bought one of mine off Gun broker for $1200 and a second one off Smith and Wesson forum for $1500 so they are out there.
  5. Thank you for your input. The intent of adding 100 seconds to a pistols time is to move their score to the bottom. (I know you get that) If Revolver HOA did not matter to our members then you are right there would be no point. However since it is a revolver match and our top shooters from classic to open always want to duke it out for HOA bragging rights I oblige by enabling a pistol handicap. Also the pistol and PCC guys do not complain, They are happy to get trigger time. Time deduction simple math does not seem to challenge pistol shooters as much as seeing an unusual time at the top of the order does for the old timers, I guess. Everyone is happy. YMMV.
  6. Update:..... almost 3 years later. I have been allowing pistol shooters to shoot pistols just to get the numbers up to help the club with setup, tear down, and overall costs. Over the years we have tried several different iterations of "pistol" rules. At first we proposed 8 rounds at the beep and 8 rounds in each magazine. The IDPA guys came along and asked for IDPA practice, and since all of the pistol shooters were in agreement I obliged. We made it then 10+1 and tried that for a few months, then the ICORE guys started to complain as the IDPA guys figured out the scoring and began to beat them. So then I added a 30 second penalty button for pistols. This did not work well as many would forget to award the pistol penalty to some random scores. I would get pistol guys emailing me after the match complaining that shooter X did not get a penalty on stage X. Then I removed the penalty and just told the pistol people to enter 100 additional seconds to their time each stage. Since this was called out verbally after the range is clear command it allowed others to remind the scorekeeper to enter 1xx.xx vs just the raw time. This made me happy as their times did not contaminate us revolver guys and it was an easy round number for pistol guys to subtract in order to determine their finish against a revolver if they wished. Then after several months of this we decided to just get rid of all of the pistol penalties. This let the pistols shooters beat the revolvers if they can since they are still shooting 10+1. Recently I shot another club with the "all mags to 8 rounds rule". This works better than a 10+1 round game. Although many of our pistol shooters are just looking for production or IDPA practice. If I was asked how to best implement pistols at an ICORE match I would suggest Pistols to 8 rounds at the beep and 7 rounds in each magazine there after. While ICORE does not have a capacity rule, shooting 9 rounds in a pistol (one left in chamber with a new 8 round magazine inserted.) is distracting to the typical limited division shooter. I know there are a couple 10 round .32H&R revolvers floating around but this is an anomaly. Many ICORE stages setup to 9 rounds are to keep it 6 and 8 round friendly even though this is not required. I guess if the goal is get as many $$ as possible then discuss it as a group. Let the ones paying decide what to do with these autos. But if you really want pistols to mimic revolvers as close as possible then 8 round start with 7 round magazines force the revolvers to shoot a more 6 round friendly game with a little limited division shooting thrown in if they get creative. Lastly we all need to wonder if HQ approves of this or is just remaining silent for now. Other disciplines would never approve of non-approved equipment at their events. So we have to assume ICORE would not approve either. Would official rules for non-official equipment help ICORE? I am not sure??
  7. I have some other SW/IRC iterations of it also if interested.
  8. Ask and ye shall have. Far and Near Standards.pdf
  9. Have your MD check this clarification out. http://www.idpa.tech/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Ruling-on-Fault-lines.pdf
  10. Bottom of the sear. See illustration
  11. Interested in knowing if the gun fired when it hit the ground or if the owner grabbed it mid drop? I am alive today as a result of my gun NOT going off as it struck the ground muzzle up. When it struck the ground I was looking right down the barrel at the hollowpoint I loaded into it. It takes much more training to not follow it to the ground than just being told not to do it. Tragic!
  12. RF100 Experience: 8+ years RL 550B x2 (sold) Casefeeder: No Experience: 3+ years Average Rounds/Hour, Pistol: 650 - 750 RL 650B x2 Casefeeder: Yes Experience: 5+ years Average Rounds/Hour, Pistol: 1500+ w/MBF Super 1050 x1 Experience: 2+ years Average Rounds/Hour, Pistol: 1800+ w/MBF (anything faster than 1800rph and my arm fails to last more than 300 rounds.)
  13. MPX Gen 2 carbine ported gas **Update** As some of you know I have had a hard time getting my powder puff USPSA loads (135gn BBI 3.8gn N320 1.10OAL) to run in my MPX. Many of you are not having problems, but I am. Factory Gen2 carbines appear to be a different animal than the Gen2 or Gen1 pistols as I am learning. I know I could have switched out my load a long time ago and saved myself a lot of grief and most definitely a lot of money. However in a quest to have only one minor load for my competition guns (myself and wife) and not wanting to switch that load I continued to modify the rifle to fit the load. Well I gave up. After an attempt at throating the barrel (no luck chrome lined) and having the barrel ported by Taylor Pickerell I gave up. Sure after porting the barrel the rifle ran tons better, but this is a competition rifle. I need 100% reliability. As a result I have began to admit I would have to abandon my 135gn BBI projectile as the profile just does not like the throat of the Gen 2 carbine barrel. Fast forward to today. I am testing a 115gn FMJ with 4.4gn of Universal Clays loaded to 1.11. Thinking the med speed powder would produce more gas that the pistol could suck up. It chronograph (CED M2) at 133pf out of a 12 round string averaging 1156 fps with a 6.8 SD and 34.4ES. So far everything has run 100%. Woop! woop! 500 rounds down range trying to make it malfunction and I can not. The rifle I have hated I am beginning to like. 1st match with it this Sunday. Fingers crossed.
  14. Huge benefit for unloading. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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