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  1. Try this Shoot into an empty berm Open your eyes real wide try not to blink & just watch for the front sight to move up and down. Hard grip Relaxed mind Eventually you will see it
  2. I bought a used s&w 642 (it came with a few boxes of ammo) a few days ago for $350.00 It had a trigger job, pachmayr grips and only had 5 rounds through it. I shot about 100 rounds ( of various ammo) through it today and this gun is very accurate and was hitting a 1/3 ipsc steel target out to 35yds with all 5 shots. I am currently pocket carrying it in a nemesis holster & 2 bianchi speed strips in another pocket inside a cell phone case. I am really loving this little revolver. A few questions.. 1. What 5 shot speedloader do you recommend? 2. What carry ammo should I use? 3. Should I remove the internal lock? (I did on my 625-8). 4. What rubber grips are best for big hands? (my hands are 4" x 8"). Thanks for everyone's help... I might buy a spare 642...
  3. I have had no problems with my slide ride rmr06 through several thousand rounds in my 1911 The revolver should put even less stress on the rmr and aging eyes make the red dot a must...lol I would love to shoot ICORE..
  4. That is perfect I just ordered one and it costs a lot less than the trijicon mount Now I just need a kydex holster to fit. I really love my rmr06 on my colt 1911 slide ride. The red dot on my 625 is going to be Awesome Thank you
  5. I am looking to mount my spare Rmr06 on my S&W 625-8 revolver I am looking for a rear sight replacement mount Does anyone know if the trijicon rm46 or allchin mini sts mounts will work? I am also looking for a kydex holster that will work with this I could probably modify my speed beez comtac holster but I'm not sure if it would change the way my other 625-8 would fit with my iron sight setup. Thanks for any help.
  6. Ok looks like a S&WJ frame is my next purchase. I need to look at the 642 vs 442 shiny vs black. My edc for years is usually an old reliable ppk pocket carry or a lw commander in a milt sparks versa max II. In the summer I usually just carry the ppk but the weight can be annoying on long days. It would be nice to have a more powerful lighter weight pocket carry. Thanks for the help
  7. I need advice from the resident experts here. 1. Revolver pocket carry. Daily carry or can use in IDPA BUG. 1. My vintage colt agent (17grams)in my desantis nemesis holster or buy a s&w 642 (15 grams) & a kramer pocket holster. Pros colt: * 6 vs 5 rds *very nice trigger * I love colt revolvers and it shoots like a dream Cons colt: * 35yr old vintage classic, parts may be hard to find * hammer spur although I can thumb the hammer spur on the draw * no +P ammo 642 pros * enclosed hammer * +P ammo * new gun parts easier to find 642 cons * buying a new gun * 5 rounds * s&w stock trigger * Shot my friends 642 and its not as nice as my colt Thanks for any insight...
  8. Update for those wanting a soft 45 acp load /5" Colt 1911, wilson 8rd mags. * 3.0gr TG *185gr sns swc *1.270" oal *.470" crimp *WLP & mixed brass *8 lb recoil spring *18 lb main spring *Superlube & mobil 1 synthetic oil Incredibly soft shooting 100 % feed & eject Very accurate out to 40yds.
  9. Perfect More options Thanks... I loaded some sns lswc at 3.8gr TG with a 10# recoil spring (1.250" oal' .470 crimp, wlp & mixed brass),that were very accurate & soft shooting out to 40yds. 3.0gr & 3.2 gr TG with 185gr lswc shot well but the brass wouldnt eject, perhaps an 8# recoil spring? 3.4 to 3.6gr TG shot well but brass ejecting was hit or miss. I am going to try the 155 swc load. What recoil spring weight do you recommend? My hammer spring is 18# with a 14# recoil spring for my USPSA loads.
  10. Thank You I tested my loads under less than ideal conditions. It was sub zero, windy, standing in a snowbank with light rain...lol I probably had a bit too much grease in the top end along with the added weight of the rmr and very cold...
  11. I am looking for load data using Hodgen Titegroup powder only. I have been using TG for decades for my uspsa/ipsc single stack major loads. I also thinned out my herd years ago and only shoot & load what I carry.(45acp single stack) This load will be used for the following: 1. My 1911 colt with my Trijicon RMR 06 2. Shooting major power factor loads for several hundred rounds per session wears on my arthritis 3. This will be used also as a varmit pistol for my 82 yr old Dad on his farm as old eyes & 22lr is not effective. 4. New shooters & some women don't care for the major power factor blast. I did some testing and the lowest I got (reliability & accuracy)was 3.8gr TG 230gr sns red bullets, 1.250" oal, .470" crimp with a 12# recoil spring. Perhaps a lighter bullet or ? Thanks...
  12. What TG load data do you use plus oal, recoil spring etc. I have a colt 1911 with an rmro6 that I'm building for my 80+ year old dad to use as a varmit gun on his farm.( old eye's & arthritic his old .22lr with iron sights don't work well for him anymore). I have it spring with a 7# recoil spring and worked up some 230gr sns TG loads from 2.8gr up to 4.0gr. 1.250" oal, .470" crimp. I have not had a chance to test it yet because of the heavy snow & sub zero temps in the Dakota's. Perhaps I should start a new Thread.. Thanks TG
  13. Single stack started this sport & it will never go away. I guess some shooters cannot handle a ss in 45acp so they complain or shoot ss minor 9mm. Every few years the new guys want to move or eliminate ss. but I guess the dead horse won't beat itself as witnessed by 5 pages so far...lol
  14. This is the perfect answer.. I now just keep my life simple & shoot what I carry, 1911 45acp. I get a laugh when people make fun of my colt 45acp when they are shooting 2011's. They are bascially the same thing..
  15. Huh??? Flat nose = freedom? BMW & 1911 unreliable? I have both and you are mistaken. All your base all belong to us..lol
  16. Is that your mom telling you C class production shooters are the future of USPSA??lol
  17. Indeed the 1911 is a 107 year old design that simply won't work Thank God we didn't use them in 2 world wars, korea and vietnam & someone should alert the modern special forces that they are too finicky & unreliable. IPSC / USPSA started with the 1911 and it will never be obsolete.. It's simply a harder gun to master then a plastic 9mm so we should probably just get rid of single stack division.. Whatever..
  18. My weak hand is in the exact position as the top picture and I adjust my rh to fit accordingly I also use thick grips on my 1911 to get the same feel as a 2011. There is no right or wrong grip Only the right grip that works for you. Your body really does sort all this out with a lot of dry & live fire.
  19. Brian's book shows a perfect picture of getting your left hand on the frame BEHIND the gun (top right picture on page 41) If you don't have his book get it immediately.. Getting both hands (heels) behind the gun is key for me when it comes to recoil control. I adjust my right hand so I can position my index finger to pull the trigger straight back (Brian Zins bullseye rh grip) This leaves plenty of room for my left hand. The stronger your hands are the less you have to crush the gun Locking wrists also helps
  20. All the answers are really in Brians book. neutral strong grip Personally I pull my elbows in & lock the upper triangle in with my chest. Try getting both hands high & behind the gun.
  21. 73. Think about every little thing while practicing. 74. Don't think at all during the match ---->trust. 75. Drink alot of water. 76. Stretch. 77. Think positive thoughts 78. Leave your Ego at home 79. Learn something new at every match. 80. Have fun, you are not at work.
  22. My Wife's favorite is: Pulp Fiction Mine is: Ghost Dog (probably because my 2 favorite books are Hagakure and Musashi's book of the five rings). Our combined all time favorite is Full Metal Jacket... quick, not fast.... bird
  23. Come on guys, I know of all the super human plate times but what are the secrets of shooting steel fast??? I know am the little brother that is tagging along with the older boys here...hehe Here is what I have figured out so far: Solid index, npa Front sight Trigger control Not looking at the steel fall Shoot only fast enough to get your hits as speed will come. Don't try to shoot as fast as the people who have been doing it for years.. practice, practice, practice.. Relax and have fun.. There are no Beta and Charlie shots on steel, you either hit it or you don't... It is very humbling.... Thanks for letting me play..hehe
  24. How do you guys shoot the plates that fast??? Wow... I am just a new guy and I have shot a couple of competitions that are man on man steel. There is a mixture of 4" x 3" triangles, 6" plates and 4" x 9" bowling pins at 25 yards and then the stop plate,(those triangles are sure small at 25 yards...LOL). I have a bad habit of looking at the steel to see if it fell and I also have to remember to only watch that front sight.. I am shooting .230gr ball ammo in my .45 which has a bit of muzzle lift. Any tips,suggestions or tricks you guys could give me on shooting plates fast would be great. Thanks..
  25. bird

    What is it?

    Markovian Stochastic grammer.. Open yourself up the the world of the double stack kiddo....hehe
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