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  1. Great prices, overflowing inventory, and no credit cards. Riiiiiiight. No thanks.
  2. Bill, if you generally draw and shoot right-handed because that's where your holster is, that IS your strong side (see the Appendix A3, Rulebook Glossary definition for "Strong Hand Only"). You said you're shooting two-handed with a support hand (weak/left-hand). Good. And I hear you saying your right arm gets tired after a few shots SHO with no support. It would then of course be easier to switch to your support-hand (left), but that makes it evident that you have the use of both hands; just for differing durations. Chuck's rule cite of 10.2.10.1 specifically identifies competitors with the use of only one hand as eligible for that exception. With the use of two, I doubt you would qualify. ---------------- Talk to the person fulfilling the RM role, and work out the Special Penalty in advance. You may get lucky; you might not: 10.2.10 -- Special penalty: A competitor unable to fully execute any part of a course of fire due to incapacity or injury may, prior to making his attempt at the course of fire, request that the Range Master apply a penalty in lieu of the stated course requirement. 10.2.10.1 previously cited. 10.2.10.2 -- If the request is approved by the Range Master, a minimum of one procedural penalty, up to a maximum penalty of 20% of the competitor’s points “as shot” (rounded up to the nearest whole number), will be deducted from the competitor’s score. For example, if 100 points are available in the course of fire and the competitor actually scores 90 points, the special penalty is a deduction of 18 points. The Range Master may waive any or all procedural penalties in respect of a competitor who has a significant physical disability prior to the competitor making his attempt at the course of fire. *Before the rule change to "a minimum of one procedural", RMs were allowed to assess a penalty of NO penalty. It was on a case by case basis. You were empowered to use your judgement. I've done it. Not always, but sometimes. To do it I had to trust someone would do the right thing as agreed. Then I usually hung around nearby, and then watched their run closely. Any cheating of the agreed Special parameters would have been had to be dealt with harshly. Thankfully, that never happened. Everybody was good during their runs.
  3. Good luck with that at a Level I match. Might happen; might not. When working as an an RM, I leaned heavily on my friends who reloaded 9mm. I didn't then. They would load me verified sub-Minor ammo. It was then cataloged over the Match Chrono. These were Level IIs. Gotta have those checks-and-balances, right? Per the rules I would inspect the suspect popper before shooting it, to discover any apparent reason it didn't fall for the shooter. I actually never found anything obvious. And they would then fall to my sub-Minor ammo. I made it a point to aim for the horizontal line across the bottom of scoring zone. That's the fairest way to do it. Usually I hit it. I've worked a lot of challenges to popper calibration and had very few go to the shooter. ========= I don't care for that process. As has been said, it didn't account for the changes brought about by the competitor's hit on the popper. I've seen a lot of wiggles and various shimmies by steel that later fell during a challenge. How could my shot possibly be equivalent to the competitor's shot since he moved the steel, at least a little? I'd vote to just knock it over on arrival, reset it, and only then take a shot at it. I haven't done it but that eliminate a lot of variables.
  4. A class from a qualified trainer, in this discipline, is money well spent. There's a lot to know. The trick is knowing who can, and, who can teach. Not always the same.
  5. I met A.T. a couple of times when I was visiting that same range. He was such a nice man.
  6. I hate that it happened to you. It sucks, but the responsibility is on the competitor. I'd like to once again propose a shift in our collective mindset on DQ's. I quit saying "I had to DQ this person". I didn't DQ them. In fact, I've only ever DQ'd one shooter: Me. Everybody else, I was just there to yell Stop and process the paperwork. As an RO I've had to explain the unfortunate circumstances to a lot of people, and I got into the habit of saying, "I'm sorry to tell you, but you just DQ'd yourself, and here's how you did it." It's a subtle change, but clearly and squarely places the responsibility on the person holding the blaster. . .where it belongs. And hopefully it helped a few see it was THEIR fault. I truly hate to hear someone say "I got DQ'd...", or "... so-and-so DQ'd me". Own it.
  7. **Moved from "What I Hate" sub-forum with permission of OP.
  8. Was he moving his feet toward a target, or was he stationary and his gun was moving towards the target?
  9. OK. Gotcha! That's good to know. I'm just still trying to figure out how it's different. I get that you 'desensitized' the trigger safety clearance, like folks used to and still do with 1911 and 2011 grip safeties, but that didn't change the trigger pull on those. I didn't think it would on a Glock, either. I must be missing something here.
  10. So I can be clear in my mind, I'm assuming you mean the part of the trigger safety that's behind the trigger, that clears the frame cut when disabled by a finger? And, after this filing on the trigger safety it still tested functional?
  11. It is good. I've seen a good many calibration challenges from the other side, too. Even RM'ing level IIs, it's educational to be the guy called. Using freshly (that morning) chronoed sub-minor ammo, I dropped most of the offending steel with one shot. Shooters rarely won the challenge. In my experience, maybe 15% won. I don't like reshoots so, ammo available, I'd shoot it down and move on.
  12. As far as I can recall (subject to revision/correction) Jack Weaver was still doing his thing with wheelguns then, so maybe it was him?
  13. Bill Jordan? If it was, I hope you find a link and share it here.
  14. That sounds great. If I ever get back there I'll be sure to check it out.
  15. No kidding. A stunning facility. I love the view of the drop-off on the left side of the range road down to the river. And on top of everything else they have going for shooting, it's a working farm.
  16. I saw something about that on Shooting USA 6-8 months ago. IIRC, and maybe I don't, he did get the operation lock, stock and barrel.
  17. Closed in favor of the 5 pages of returns I got from a forum search using the unlikely string, "Ultrasonic Cleaner" https://forums.brianenos.com/search/?q=ultrasonic cleaner&updated_after=any&sortby=relevancy&search_and_or=and
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