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    Family, Work, 3 Gun, Practical Pistol Shooting, VW TDI's, Guitar, Mountainbiking.
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    Todd Sindelar

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  1. I crimp between .001-.002", so if the case measures 0.424 a few millimeters below the mouth, then I go to the very edge of the mouth and it'll measure between 0.422 and 0.423". More crimp does not help avoid bullet set back. An undersized resize die (U die) will do that. If you put too much crimp on you can run into other problems. Remember, most semi auto pistol cartridges are head spaced off of the case mouth. I just crono'd this load today: Cloudy, 36°, 4.8gr. VVN320, 180 Zero jhp, 1.180"COL, Win small pistol primer, 918 FPS, 165.2 PF Gonna need to bump it up a bit. (gun was an Atlas 5" 1911)
  2. I run the the JP silent captured buffer with a LMOS. It has been fantastic...smooth, quiet, tuneable, and flat (with a surefire comp). Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
  3. Muncie, when adjusting the crimp die, it's important to take measurements. You want to have between 1 and 2 thousandths of crimp (as measured at the mouth of the case). I could see with the naked eye that some yours were off... Some 9mm cases get a bulge at the web in the firing process that the size die can't remove. These would require a pass through/roller resize in order to restore them perfectly to factory specs. So, a certain % of failures is not out of the ordinary... Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
  4. As previously stated, it's a grip pressure issue. Awareness while shooting will allow you to correct this during a course of fire. The Bill Drill can help you to develop neutrality in your grip to get the sight tracking straighter up and down. The key is to develop awareness while shooting, seeing the sight lift and return, learning the timing and calling the shot. That way you can have immediate feed back, and not have to see it in the video tape (obviously video can also be helpful). Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
  5. New to this match. Can someone tell me the format please? Half day both days, all day one day, all day both days? Thanks
  6. I looked for Browning barrels as well (gun broker) and didn't see any. I had no idea that these barrels were as scarce as this, otherwise u would have kept my 22"er... I should have the new barrel on Wednesday, I'll post my results. Thanks again for the info.
  7. Thanks a lot for the info. I called around to a lot of places and didn't get much help. I spoke to several different folks at Winchester and they were kinda stumped... I don't know if it's because my gun is "special" or what. It's 12 years old and was the first run of the SX2 Practical. It's marked 3" Magnum on the receiver just aft of the ejection port but apparently it's cut like a 3 1/2" gun since it doesn't have the pin cutout. I sent the SLP barrel back to Brownells and ordered a 24" vent rib from LG Outdoors. I was told by Winchester that that specific part number (611123353) would fit my gun, after they checked the serial number. I fear that it too will have the pin on it when it arrives. I think I'm just going to remove it and use it anyway... Thanks again for your help!
  8. I have an older Winchester Sx2 Practical that is marked 3" on the receiver and came with the 22" cantilever mount barrel. I bought a 26" FN SLP barrel but it does not fit into the receiver. After looking at a bunch of pictures I discovered that some barrels ave a locator pin at the 12 o'clock position on the barrel extension and some do not. My receiver does not have the cut out for the pin. Does anyone know what barrel fits in my receiver (one with out the slot for the locator pin)? Thanks.
  9. Can anyone tell me if the PSC-11 is legal for USPSA Tac-ops?
  10. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to shoot this match this year but I managed to make it.........barely. My car broke down and left me stranded at the range. I had a lot of offers for help and I can't thank everyone enough. The great people at these matches are the reason I've stayed in this for this long; catching up with old friends and meeting new ones...great stuff. And thank you everyone for the offers and the helping hands (Dan, Phil, Ron & Megan, Denton, and Steve & Cindi to name a few!!!). As for the match, it was a great time for sure. Even with the car trouble looming over my head, just a super match experience. I even got to shoot with the old "Shooter's Paradise" team. The stages were fun and challenging; the RO's were pleasant and professional; and I could actually see my hands in front of my face in the house stage this time! Thanks to all the staff for putting on a great match. Any body within driving distance should try to make it to this one next year, you won't be sorry. Now if I can get my car fixed...
  11. I haven't visited the enoverse much over the past few years, but this match is such a high point of my year that I had to post something. (Warning: get your tissues out and prepare for the love fest!) I can't thank everyone enough, especially Linda after what happened with the scoring program, for all the hard work they put in to make this match happen. I think this was something like my 12th time shooting this match, I just love the seeing all of my shooting-family there and it's always a fun and challenging time. To keep this "review" unbiased I will voice my one complaint: I wasn't happy with the way the parking situation was handled. It seemed like a lot of spaces were available yet people were turned away and parked at the far end of the range. I was reflecting with a friend during one of the stages (Yes, there is time to do that at this match because the staff DO ALL THE WORK!) about what keeps me coming back. Not just to this match, but in general what keeps me coming back to shoot majors. Yes, I love to shoot and to compete, but what really does it is the love that is here. For me that what it's all about... Thanks again to everyone (Linda, Jack, Frank, Banks, the CRO's and RO's, stage designers and builders, stats people, club volunteers and countless others and thank you sponsors for your generous support!) who worked so hard to make this match such a great success. And congratulations to the winners!
  12. I would love to make it up there for some matches this year, thanks for the reminder.
  13. This was another great match! The stages were fun and challenging and expertly run by a terrific group of RO's. Huge thanks to all involved in making this happen: Lew, Jeff, Seth, Jeff, and Tracy just to name a few. Thank you, thank you, thank you! With out your dedication and hard work our sport couldn't exist. Congratulations to the winners!
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