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  1. Mine is not too bad but it is fiddly. You definitely need technique.
  2. What problem did you have with the battery cover?
  3. Well, my point is a little different. I am saying that processing, analyzing the dynamic situation and adjusting your actions for maximum potential success is a part of any serious competitor's "game." It has to be. You cannot ignore the chessboard and still expect to win a game of chess. Now, if someone just wants to go out there and see what they can do, then that is not competition. That is using a match as practice or training and you might as well save your match fee and just do that on your own. My opinion.
  4. I do not think that noticing how your competitors are doing and how the course is impacting them is inconsistent with shooting your game. Knowing your competitors' strengths and weaknesses is a valid way to assess how you should attack a particular stage. Making adjustments and decisions about how to address a challenge in the match in part based on where you are relative to others and how they faired with the challenge based on their chosen approach, can assist you in coming out on top. This assumes that at least one goal in every match is to win. I regularly will shoot certain stages conservatively if I saw my top competition just blow it and I know a solid, no-screw-up run will put me beyond reach. On the other hand, if I am behind and running out of stages to catch up, I will push - look for a way to avoid a reload, risk forcing a standing reload for th possible reward of a faster time if I can nail it on that last magazine, etc. Top competitors in all sports do this, including team sports like football. You are in a contest. You are not performing in a vacuum. "Shoot your own game," and "you are your own competition" are phrases that mean you have to figure out how best to attack the challenge of winning based on what you know and can do. Your competitors and their performance and potential abilities are part of the challenge of winning. Otherwise, practice stages by yourself would be just exciting as competition. I know that is not the case for me. Also, being able to adjust to the changing demands and perform well on demand is part of the mental challenge. Feel the pressure, deal with it, refocus it into motivation and clarity. Don't hide from it.
  5. Buy what you want and what increases your enjoyment of the sport. Just KNOW what you want and what makes you happy. Skimping to the detriment of your own fun is silly. Save money on dumb stuff like car insurance and daycare for the kiddies. We all know that a basic setup with lots of dry fire and loads of live fire practice will get you to GM. But if that is not what gives you pleasure and you want that custom rig with matching holster and magazine basepads, buy it. YOLO!
  6. Thanks. My 8MOA FF3 will arrive today. I have a second top end that this will be mounted on so I will see my gunsmith this weekend. It will be nice to have dedicated top ends for the 3 and 8 MOA sights.
  7. Still adjusting. I have shot one USPSA match and one Steel Challenge match in CO. I have learned that I need more dry fire and live fire practice and a larger dot. I do okay with finding the dot but there is some hunting for it and the 3 MOA dot that I have is difficult to see and to track.
  8. This - too difficult to see when shooting fast, particularly in bright sunlight shooting at white targets. I have 3 Vortex Vipers and 1 Vortex Venom, all with 6MOA dots. They are easy to see and track.
  9. You sir, are correct. I shot a steel challenge match yesterday. IMMEDIATELY realized that I need more dot, lol.
  10. Thank you for the first hand data points. I have the 3MOA version on a G17. I have had it for about two years but rarely ever shot the gun. Battery is original. I have recently began shooting the gun in uspsa and steel challenge. I have noticed the dot could be brighter against white steel so I will change it. But more importantly, I noticed that I need a larger dot. I think I will order one today. Thanks again.
  11. Anyone using the 8MOA version of this sight in CO? Thoughts?
  12. Thanks, all. I am going to have to figure out the trigger situation. I have a policy: I NEVER TOUCH A TRIGGER. So, I am going find someone at one of the local clubs who can swap parts and polish things. It ain't gonna be me. Otherwise, it looks like I am on the right track. I am going to run the 3moa dot for awhile then buy the 8moa FF# and see if I like it more. Thanks again.
  13. So I have started setting up a Gen 2 G17 for carry optics. I would like to hear how others have set up their Gen 1-5 G17s. I am starting with a 3MOA FF3 milled to the slide, no iron sights. AGrip wrap, extended magazine release, THUG plug brass frame insert, tungsten guiderod with #13 spring, TTI basepads give me 22 rounds reloadable. Shooting 139-gr. lead bullets over 4.2grs. WST.
  14. As stated above, if licensed o a company with resources the price will get down to 2k or less. The technology is not new in any regard. The gas system predates the HK P7. The top mounted hammer and mid mounted barrel with top-rib-mounted sights was were features of the Russian IZH35M Olympic target pistol, and several others that copied it. The features have been proven. Hopefully the gun has an effective heat sink to keep heat from the gas chamber away from the grip, trigger guard, and trigger in sustained fire on hot days. That is an issue in the P7,somewhat corrected the P8, P13.
  15. I am sure that has been stated, but this is a hammer fired gun. The hammer and main spring are in the rail above the barrel. This operates very similar to a Russian IZH35M rimfire pistol. I owned an IZH, the mechanics and physics work as advertised.
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