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  1. We did a review on the Razor (I tagged it here with a time stamp to show 6x vs 10x):
  2. ^ This. I've not had a single barrel that'll shoot blaster ammo reliably less than an inch with 5+ shot groupings. Most are shooting 2-2.5" with ball, while being sub 1-1.5" with match ammo. My current game gun has a 16" Bartlein done up by the guys at Lone Star Armory - With match ammo I'm generally shooting 5+ shot groups between .5-.8" depending on the ammo etc...it's still a 2-2.25" gun with ball ammo though.
  3. I'd imagine that the stock itself does not doom a setup and that Kurt is referencing its specific current configuration - if you raise the shoulder pad to the top of the buffer tube, implicitly you should feel less recoil on the same setup (or at least I do). For reference, I use that stock on my own comp rifle but have it adjusted to the highest position so it sits almost in line with the tube...the video is long and about a different brand rifle altogether, so forgive me for that, but you get the point:
  4. If you're only getting one can for general all around use, go with the S. The K is a purpose built can for longer rifles to keep the weight and length impacts as little as possible while being "passable" as a suppressor. - owner of both S and K cans
  5. Thanks for the feedback. Obviously agree the FOV on those is giganto - that said it's very hard to put these in the same category for review in a 13 minute video though being FFP vs SFP (that's why we tried to focus almost unilaterally on other FFP optics or the Gen II for comparison). We're going to try and pull in as many optics as possible to create a library of sorts of LPVOs with down-the-reticle footage and will obviously hit on those. On the March, the reticle at 1 power, at least as far as I'm concerned, just isn't usable in the same manner at all. That's just my .02. I have limited time behind that optic.
  6. Hi All, Figured I'd share this here. I recently went through and finished a fairly detailed review of the new Razor. I'm sure there have been many questions on it and how it stacks up. Hopefully this helps some people out who are considering picking one up.
  7. 2019 Texas PCC Shootout It's been a full year since shooting my last PCC match and my first match of any sort since my last posting. So, I dusted of the JP GMR and headed out to the 2019 TX PCC Shootout... I'll admit straight away, not practicing on the gun with any sort of regularity at a match was detrimental (duh). I was slow on settling the sights and I was less than confident about calling my shots. Now, this was exacerbated by the fact that all the targets were cut to only be 1/3's for the whole match. A neat/unique thing I hadn't seen before. It apparently also threw numerous others for a loop, as no one at the event shot a clean match! So, I was taking a lot of controlled shots and shooting way less doubles than normal...as a result, my time for the event was the slowest of the top 4 shooters. With that said, my accuracy was also the best...so, at the very least there was correlation...but at the end of the day, I didn't shoot accurately enough to make up for my slower speeds, and I ended in 3rd place overall at 89%. It was quite enjoyable to be back out shooting despite struggling at times to hit the same cadence and consistency I mentally knew I was capable of. What I did Well: Movement felt strong - really didn't feel like I was slow or anything less than explosive on my movements Stage Planning and Execution went as planned. What I can Improve On: Cadence and overall speed was poor - targets were tougher than usual, but I still shot too slow Was having difficulty settling the sights coming into position on movement - need to focus on sights being ready and gun discharging the second I hit the spot to shoot Caught myself staring at hits as I was moving past targets instead of calling the shot as I took it The effects of not shooting were patently obvious and I lacked the confidence to move at my standard speed
  8. Another vote from me - I feel like the texture, angles and swell allow me to hold the firearm one handed very easily, and align with the trigger where I want.
  9. I've shot with both the titan and the RT. Both are great. I like the angles in the ports and the top porting of the titan...it's a bit more effective for me when controlling recoil. Here's my rifle equipped with it:
  10. A Brief Return It's been almost a year since my last posting in the journal. I've only shot 1 USPSA match in that time period, just a few weeks ago, and 2 night matches, also just a month or so back where I shot "tactical guns" instead of my normal match kit...My time has been devoted heavily to the launch of a new youtube channel: 9 Hole Reviews and a new company, Slate Black Industries. Alright, enough on where I've been, let's talk about the match. At this last local match, I shot Open. It's only my 2nd??? maybe 3rd time shooting open at a USPSA match, and only like 5th time shooting open at all, at 3 gun/uspsa/outlaw/etc. I was shooting my Atlas Chaos, which I've thoroughly enjoyed and has been flawless thus far. So, as you might expect, after having been off from shooting handguns for basically a year, I lost the dot on my first stage, then threw a mike into a hardcover...DOH. From there, it was actually halfway decent. My movement still felt strong, my shooting felt pretty darn good (I had one bad run on a plate rack in a later stage which in review appeared to be because I was learning hard to see the rack instead of just taking an extra half step to see it clearly) and my placement was 2nd overall of 60 something shooters, so I'll take it. What I did Well: Kept things under control for my first match back - I know I can shoot faster than I did, but I was paying a lot of attention to tracking the dot and doing the things I needed to, to have a safe clean day. Reloads all went smooth when they were needed. Stage Planning felt like I was maximizing efficiencies. What I can Improve On: If I'm going to shoot open and be serious about it, I need to spend more time dry firing and finding the dot on draws and transitions. Pick up the actual shooting speed - I shot mostly alphas (WHICH IS GOOD) but I probably could have pushed the envelope and still hit mostly alphas Work on "flow" - my movement is strong in the aggressive and bursting area, but I'd categorize as weak on flowing through a stage. I prefer start/stop explosiveness to continual movement, but it's a skill I need to continue to develop Maybe try to shoot more than once every 6 months?
  11. One of the things that I'd work on, as mentioned above, is driving your support hand higher, and slightly less forward, putting the base of the metacarpal directly into where your thumb joint and meat of the palm intersect on the firing hand grip. From there, torquing down hard with the meaty part of the support hand should be both easier and have more impact on recoil control. Eliminating this gap was very important for me when I was first starting out and looking to improve recoil control.
  12. People talk about pointing the finger to "point at the target"...honestly, I've not found that to be the case, although admittedly it is why I first tried it. By pointing the finger, you're rotating your wrist back slightly from the "hammer grip" that you've described. For me, I find there is less tension being applied to my wrist by pointing, which I prefer. That "hammer" wrist alignment is similar to how I shoot pistols, but when I extend out on a long gun, I've found no advantage to torquing on my wrist.
  13. In my experience, best recoil control on long guns / best way to secure repeatable and predictable dot movement comes from eliminating as much slop as possible between the stock and shoulder - I achieve this by applying reward pressure to the gun with my support hand, and forward pressure from my shoulder. If you think about it like tug of war, where you're pulling on a rope...at what point do you believe you have the greatest ability to maximize your "pull strength"? Is it with the elbow locked, slightly bent, significantly bent? Is it with the elbow below the rope, above the rope, in line with the rope? For me, it's approx. in line, with a slight bend...hopefully these photos will help illustrate. Picture #3 is of a hard lean out of position, so you can see over the top of the shoulder a bit better.
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