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About wlktheduk

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    The Shakey Bridge is my friend.
  • Birthday 10/14/1954

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    Ashland, KY
  • Interests
    IPSC. IDPA, NRA Action Pistol, PPC, Bullseye (pistol/rifle/high power)
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    Michael W. Hellard
  1. I think you'll like it Gary. Diana & I have had a lot of fun during the last 7 BITB's.
  2. Depending on availability & price, I've used 148 grain hollowbase wadcutters from Zero, Speer, Hornady and Precision Delta with good results (at least by my low standards ) I prefer Federal Small Pistol #100 primers, and have also used Winchester SLP primers. In 2014, using Speer 148 grain hollow base wadcutters, Federal Small Pistol #100 primers Chrono'd from a 6" Douglas barreled PPC revolver: 3.2 grains WW 231, 739 FPS 2.5 grains Clays, 718 FPS 2.7 grains Bullseye, 741 FPS As long as I did my part, these loads were all accurate enough to stay inside the 10 ring of a standard NRA B-27 target at 25 yards. The WW231 load did leave some powder residue under the extractor star. I used a tooth brush to clean it out every 100 or so rounds, and it was not a problem. As always, YMMV.
  3. Thanks for taking the video. It's interesting to see what can be done with short, 5 shot strings, and still have good stages of fire (IMHO) Question: am I correct that you were both using N frame, .45 caliber Smith&Wesson revolvers for this event? Thanks.
  4. Diana & I want to thank everyone involved in this great match, the sponsors, the range staff and crew, the BBQ cooks, and even you, Gary, the great Super Senior Single Stack Range Master Squad 209 was a great bunch to spend a good day at the range with. The stage designers did a very good job, IMHO. For a match with only ONE No-Shoot, not too much hard cover, the walls, ports, barrels, vision barriers, etc, made hitting those wide open targets a challenge. (at least for this B class shooter) I would like a few words with the evil genius who set up "Can You See Me Now?" (Stage 2) How did you create the force field around the poppers? Because something was making my perfectly aimed bullets miss the wide open poppers, over and over and over again Diana & I have been at all five Battle's In The Bluegrass, and are already planning on attending BITB-VI Thanks again to all concerned for a GREAT match.
  5. Congratulations to both of you. Well done. Good POV camera work, showing what the stages looked like. It looked like you have some type of night sights on the S&W. If you don't mind, what are they? Thanks.
  6. I shot PPC a lot in the mid 1980's thru 1990's, and still catch an occasional match. As it relates to USPSA and IDPA, it helps with concentration and mental focus. If you get rattled by comments from the peanut gallery while shooting a stage alone, just wait until you're on a common firing line with 20 or 30 other shooters, all firing at once, trying to focus on your target, ignoring flying brass, etc. Accuracy, both in your gun and ammo. The B-27 target 10 ring is 4" wide by 6" high, with an inner X-ring of 2 3/16" wide by 3 1/16" high. You will need to be able to hit out to 50 yards. In the 1500 aggregate of the 150 rounds fired, 48 rounds are fired at 50 yards. With a maximum of 6 rounds loaded into a magazine (Rule 10.9) you will need to be able to perform slide-lock reloads, as in IDPA. If you are using a traditional double action automatic, all strings start with the first round fired double action. Single actions (1911's) start cocked and locked, 6 rounds are fired in each string, so in a sense, a PPC match is a series of Bill drills, with par times. An example would be Stage 4 of the Stock Semi-automatic course. From the 25 yard line, 6 rounds fired kneeling using barricade, 6 rounds standing left hand barricade, 6 rounds standing right hand barricade, 18 rounds total, 90 seconds total time including reloads during stage. Skill is needed in using both hands to fire the pistol. As an example: during Stage 4 of the Stock Semi-automatic course, (the 480) the left hand barricade portion, the pistol is gripped and fired by the LEFT hand, right hand used for support. during the right hand barricade portion the pistol is gripped and fired by the RIGHT hand, left hand used for support. Kneeling, prone, sitting and barricade shooting positions are something you'll need. Power factor IS NOT an issue. Rule 3.17 (a) "All ammunition must be loaded for and produce sufficient velocity to pass through the target AND the backer Hope this helps.
  7. "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!" May you get the 2 Alpha's, down zero's, and all the other scores that you want. May you also NOT get the "mike's", no-shoot's, HNT's, FTN's, procedurals, etc, etc.... Take care, and hold everyone you love close, if not in your arms, in your heart.
  8. My compliments to the staff at Front Eight. An excellent rework of the magazine. SWMBO typically does not read it, but she read several articles this time, and commented on the improved look. Good job!
  9. That wins the cool match prop award for today, IMHO!!! And BTW, you were not the only one who really doesn't like the face huggers.... Corporal Hicks would approve of your choice of bug repellent :-)
  10. I "really" enjoyed seeing the moving platform that they used while firing the FN-FAL rifle. It brought back flashbacks of a certain "Shakey Bridge" frequently found in Ohio....
  11. My compliments to all the match staff and crew for another excellent Battle in the Bluegrass. The food for lunch and dinner was great. In fact, I am using the lunch barbeque as my alibi for my "SLOOOOOOW" performance on the first stage I shot after lunch. I was so stuffed, sleepy, wanted a nap, that I could not keep up with those three movers, so that's why I scored "Alpha-MIKE!!!!" on all three. That's my story anyway. The stages were challenging, and when I did my part, I did well. When the loose nut behind the trigger showed up...not so well. Diana only had to do the tippy-toe stance on a couple of ports, and she got her revenge on the barrel port (where you could hear my knees squeaking thru hearing protection) Squad 16 was a fun bunch to spend a day at the range with. My thanks to the "Squad Father" for keeping our paperwork straight, and the rotation going. Diana was very happy to be called out as a "repeat offender" She made her father VERY proud of her First Place Lady Production finish. Thanks again to all concerned, the sponsor's, the staff, the crew, cooks, and any one else I might have missed. We'll be back again.
  12. IF I copied the correct CoF's, and IF I was able to use the calculator correctly (both are questionable) the BITB-IV will have 255 scored rounds, plus the usual 8 rounds for the chronograph. Given the number of targets that I can miss with great speed :-) I am planning on packing a few more rounds then that.
  13. 124 grain Precision Delta JHP 4.1 grains Titegroup Federal Small Pistol Primer #100 (also used CCI Small Pistol) Overall length 1.130 Mixed brass (very) Velocities (2/17/2012) Sig P228 10 round average 1031 FPS/ 127.844 PF Glock 34 10 round average 1114 FPS/ 138.136 PF Glock 17 10 round average 1064 FPS/ 131.936 PF Glock 26 10 round average 1019 FPS/ 126.356 PF Note: My Sig P228 is an older model (bought in 1996) and has had over 10,000 rounds fired in it. The Glocks are newer pistols, with lower round counts. As always, test in your pistol.
  14. Rick's revolver has always been a Colt Python with 6" barrel. (carried in a duty holster with the last 2" of the barrel sticking out of the end of the holster, for some reason) www.amctv.com has some interesting "inside Episode..." and "making of Episode..." clips on line. The clip of Season Three, Episode 8 (mid-season finale) had some info on the propmasters decisions on the firearms, and explained why full-auto fire from AK's and AR's seemed very quiet.
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