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  1. The IDPA group at a local club charges members $5.00 for practice and they only setup 2 stages..... non-members are $10.00... BC
  2. With the ammunition and component shortage, the clubs around here are just the opposite. This past weekend was a classifier match with 6 stages. It was 80 rounds total. At another club who also had a classifier match that had a field course for a total of 7 stages, the round count was 120. If the match is round-count focused, as in the 200+ variety, that is keeping some people away. With 9mm selling for 60 cents a round for those that don't reload (the new shooters) that adds almost 50% to the match cost. BC
  3. A CO gun was built when it was a provisional division in 2015 by a well known gunsmith in AZ. The 10 round magazine limit was simply no fun, especially coming from Open division. The gun was sold less than 6 months after being received. If the magazine limit were still in the rules, then the Sig P320 Legions would not have been purchased and the carbine would be going to all the matches. BC
  4. Just build another gun and come join CO.... you know you want to..... As far as magazine capacity, the Sig P320 21 round magazines with a Taran Tactical Plus 2 basepad, Grams spring and follower will run 23 all day long. Put one in the pipe at "Make Ready" and you have 24. For consistent reloads, 22 are run as the one mag change gets you to 46 rounds and there are not that many stages over 32 rounds. BC
  5. Around here (Michigan) an "all classifier" 5-6 stage match is $30. The regular match fee is $25 and the extra $5 helps cover the increased USPSA cost for multiple classifiers. 4 stages and one being a plate rack for $30..... not going to waste ammo, gas or time on that..... BC
  6. My solution to pre-match nerves is to clean / pack / setup everything needed the night before. Take the time to think through what will be needed for tomorrow's match. Sunscreen, bug repellant, tool kit, what clothes could be needed, rain gear, ammunition, magazines, backup gun(s), cart, belt rig, cooler, drinks and food. Either load it up in the truck or have it sitting by the door. Next, plan out the travel route and make sure to determine what time to leave with plenty of time for the unexpected. Traffic accidents and road construction happen. If you don't allow time for those and you miss the registration deadline, your shooting day just might end very early. Then get a good night's sleep. Yes, after many years of competition, there are still "butterflies". As mentioned, those leave when the first round goes downrange. BC
  7. 5,000 primers for $925.00.... 18.5 cents each and that's before HAZMAT charges..... No thanks.... If and when I run out of primers (it's going to take a long while as another 9,000 were just picked up from a friend that got out of competition shooting) I'll just shoot Steel Challenge with my .22LR before paying that kind of money. BC
  8. Shooting carbine with the chamber closer to your head (versus a handgun) makes precision reloading mandatory. 9mm Major has an enlarging effect on primer pockets and since that load is way above SAAMI specifications, the brass gets worked pretty hard. With the ammunition shortage, all kinds of spent cases are showing up on range floors. We came across some steel cases yesterday from Pobjeda who are located in Bosnia and sold on the Lucky Gunner site that had a step in the case that was very, very large. When googled, that company also made blank 9mm rounds. The existing ones that get culled are X-TREME (as @gerritm mentioned) PERFECTA, *USA* and all NATO military brass. My press is not fond of AGUILA brass so those also go into the recycle coffee can. Personally, it's better to find the brass that is going to cause problems first then to go through the cleaning and reloading cycles just to end up pulling the bullet and wasting the primer. But that's just me...... lol. BC
  9. I second the motion. All in favor, say "aye". BC
  10. One of the guys at the club ordered one after trying mine. It arrived seven (7) weeks after his online order was placed. Mine was just over 3 weeks but being one of the "early" orders the wait time was shorter. BC
  11. This thread has also reminded me about handling my carbine. A cart is used and parked next to the PCC staging area. When the competitor before me finishes the stage and it's been reset, the carbine is picked up from the cart (which already has it muzzle down) and it's walked to the stage, still with the muzzle down. After LAMR command is received, the dot is checked for the correct level of brightness on a downrange target. The red dot on my carbine actually turns itself off when it is not moved for a certain period of time. So checking it has become part of my routine. BC
  12. And now we have another example of why video is not allowed in arbitration. BC
  13. At the 00:13 mark you can hear the case zippers being moved. At the 00:15 mark it appears that both RO's are looking toward the competitor who is still out of the frame. The carbine enters the frame at 00:19 pointed upward. The "Stop" command is issued at 00:20. BC
  14. OUTSTANDING!! Thanks Eugene.... good to know..... much appreciated. BC
  15. DQ. End of conversation. BC
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