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45 Raven

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About 45 Raven

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    Calls Shots
  • Birthday 12/13/1947

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    Mesa, Arizona
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    Shooting
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    Ken Watkins

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  1. You might try KS Custom Guns (Kent Singletary) in Glendale, AZ
  2. Oftentimes, the cautionary advice discussed on that sign becomes self-correcting when ignored.
  3. I haven't had any problem, with polarized lens and fiber optic front sights using my Ray-Ban prescription lens sunglasses.
  4. Not certain how important the Dawson base pads are to you, but the magazines from Ed Brown include two base pads (a thin one and a thick one) as well as the scews to attach them. The magazine floor plates are pre-drilled. If you already knew that and I am just stating the obvious, disregard.
  5. If you have done your "sight math" correctly (and I have no reason to believe that you haven't) I wouldn't worry about other folk's experiences. Everyone's eyes are different. If you are settled in on your preferred ammo, decided where you want your POI to be at various distances, and used the correct calculations to determine what front sight height you need, get that .230" tall front sight installed and enjoy your gun!!
  6. The best way to have a reference for legality of guns in IDPA is to refer to current rules. They are fairly good at updating rules when changes occur. The current rules about equipment and Divisions start of Page 25 of the document found at this link: https://www.idpa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IDPA-Rulebook-2017.pdf
  7. I think you did a very good job in your self-critique. As you become more comfortable with shooting competition, some of your opportunities for improvement will come naturally, like moving between shooting positions with more speed. You didn't drop very many points in the stages you videoed, and you were safe. Good work, and congratulations. Try to see if you can get on the same squad as the best shooters at your local match and watch the other competitors as they shoot. The opportunities to learn are endless.
  8. 45 Raven

    sight alignment

    Acclimate yourself to the pistol to dry fire, and as Ssanders224 pointed out, don't over-complicate it. Look at mechanical fixes after you have given the training approach a fair chance.
  9. Is the soot/carbon interfering with the revolver's functionality? Or is it an issue of aesthetics that you simply cannot tolerate? If the gun is providing acceptable reliability and accuracy, just shoot it and give it a good cleaning as necessary. Lewis, Hoppe's, and other manufacturers make "lead removers" and cloths made to help make this job easier. There are also other ammunition manufacturers that produce and sell cast bullet ammo that likely would shoot cleaner than the specific load you are using. A revolver (especially one with a stainless finish) isn't going to be "pretty" after a range session or match. Remedied by cleaning.
  10. If the pistol you are asking about is this one: www.deguns.net/cz-usa-91764-sp-01-shadow-orange-9mm-w-3-17rd-mags23/p or one like it, then the answer is yes for IDPA. Legal in both SSP and ESP Divisions.
  11. I am shocked that there is any shooting sport that would even consider allowing ANYONE to TOUCH (let alone "clear") a firearm while a shooter or ANYONE ELSE was down range. Guess I learn something every day!
  12. I've not found one I like more than the one I get from the Glocktriggers "Edge" trigger. (Gen 3 G34).
  13. Some pretty major differences between the S2 and the Staccato. If your primary focus will be "at the range" and for competition, I think the S2 is a no-brainer. If your primary use will be for carry with some "at the range" time, you would likely be more pleased with the Staccato "C" Model. If those are your very favorite pistols, buy one of each! Do what makes YOU happy!
  14. This goes back to 1976, so bear with me: Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum - Metallic Silhouette matches S&W Model 29 .44 Magnum - Metallic Silhouette matches S&W Model 28 .357 Magnum - "Combat" matches in the pre IPSC, USPSA, IDPA days AMT "Long Slide" 1911 .45 ACP (That thing actually ran really well!!) Colt Gold Cup 1911 .45 ACP Colt Government Model 1911 #1 .45 ACP Colt Government Model 1911 #2 .45 ACP Ed Brown 1911 .45 ACP Wilson Combat 1911 9mm Springfield XD(m) 9mm STI 2011 9mm Glock Gen3 G19 9mm Glock Gen3 G17 9mm Glock Gen3 G34 9mm Glock Gen4 .45 ACP CZ 75 SP-01 (non-Shadow) 9mm CZ 97B .45 ACP CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow 1 #1 9mm CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow 1 #2 9mm Playing around with a CZ SP-01 Shadow 2 but haven't shot it in competition yet Have a CGW CZ P-09 on the way. I'm probably the wrong guy to ask, but my preferences are the CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow 1 for steel and IDPA SSP and ESP Divisions, and the Ed Brown 1911 for IDPA CDP Division or USPSA/Steel Single Stack Division.
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