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ACraig

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  1. Looks great Matt. Whoever wins that one is going to be very happy. Really like the pictures of the build too. Aaron Craig
  2. Practice and patients. As has been said, see what you need to see before breaking the shot. With enough practice, your fine-twitch muscles with eventually know what they need to do to get the gun back on target quicker and your eyes will more quickly track the front sight. At least that's what I keep telling myself will happen . . . still waiting
  3. Had a G22 for production. Liked the soft minor loads you could make for it, but got tired of paying a premium for it. Bought a G34. Now I don't feel so bad throwing practice ammo downrange. So, just so you can practice more, I would go with the G17 in Production. Shooting limited, I would really prefer a single action trigger. But that's just me.
  4. I agree fully. As a man with many hobbies (golf, luthiery, r/c planes, hunting/fishing, USPSA...) and a similar family situation (presently a few dogs and a wife, with one on the way come October), I have experienced fleeting (key word) moments of guilt for spending so much time and money on my personal pastimes. But I know I'm a much better, nicer person when I get an ample dose of "me time" turning flat boards into acoustic guitars, focusing on a putt, or wading in a river trying to figure out how to get a picky trout to suck in a dry-fly. For me, it is all about balance. Work, wives, bills - life in general - are stressful. You need to find a way to relieve some of that stress, and sometimes sending a barrage of supersonic lead downrange is just the ticket. I will say that of all my hobbies golf and shooting evoke the strongest feelings of monetary guilt. Setting aside the cost of tangible assets that must be purchased to enjoy the sport (gun, belt, holster, pouches, extra mags, usually reloading equipment), the cost of ammo (or components thereof) can quickly hurt the old pocket book and, other than brass, you can't recoup its cost. Likewise, with golf you have your tangible assets (clubs, ball, shoes, etc), but you can't recoup the $60.00 you spend for that 3 or 4 hours on the course. Sometime I find it difficult to justify such pure entertainment expense. (I know any hobby generally comes with such expenses, but they seem more glaringly obvious in golf and shooting) Again, I speak only of monetary guilt; I've never felt truely guilty about time spent enjoying either sport. And I don't let monetary guilt stop me from doing either. You just have know thy limits. I'll be in a better position to respond to this question towards the end of the year. I have a Cheely custom due to arrive the same month as our first child is due to arrive. That could be trouble.
  5. Just a thought, but is the gun's grip sufficiently "grippy"? I shoot a Glock in production, and without something very aggressive like grip tape covering most of the grip, I feel the need to apply a death grip to drive the gun. Psychologically, with aggressive grip tape, I don't feel the need to apply so much pressure. So, if you haven't already, consider aggressive stippling or some other aggressive grip material, you might give it a try.
  6. Look out. Driveby shootings are going to get much more dangerous!
  7. Warren/Sevigney Comp sights w/ .245 FO front sight.
  8. Very carefully . . . . I'm pretty bad shooting offhand with my weak hand. Like others, I find a slight cant helps, but I think nothing but a whole lot more bullets downrange will really bring about an improvement.
  9. Forgot to mention I also installed a lone wolf trigger housing unit with adjustable overtravel stop. This is a very good upgrade IMHO, but get an armor's rear plate to use while installing it, and don't try to take out too much overtravel or the trigger starts to feel "mushy."
  10. G34 in USPSA Production: - reduced power striker spring - increased power trigger spring - reduced power safety pin spring - extended length steel, non-captured guide rod - 13 lbs flat wound recoil spring - warren/Sevigney Competition sights (.245 FO front) - stoned and polished all internal friction points to mirror finish - decreased tension applied by the 3.5 lbs connector on trigger bar by (carefully) thinning connector - Hogue grip The gun probably has 1000 rds through it with this setup. So far, trouble free.
  11. ACraig

    Reloads and Airsoft

    Here is how i do it and yes you can do it on the move. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZMgSIwW4R0 Thanks for the video. That looks like a great idea. Also really like your targets. That Airsoft Texas Star is super sweet. Got to save some dough for one of those. Aaron
  12. You will like it. Warren/Sevigney .245 FO on my G34. The rear sights went in super tight for me though. Good now, but I thought I was going to beat the gun to death getting it on.
  13. I use the .245 post with FO. Mine also shoots just to the top of the post. Really like the combo. I would get the FO sight. I like it shooting at indoor ranges. For outdoor matches, some lampblack over the dot makes for a nice regular black front sight. I haven't tried black broom bristles (say that 5 times fast), but I might after reading the comments above.
  14. When I started shooting production, I shot a Glock 22 and had only 10 round mags. Those things were such a PITA to seat. I don't know how many times I had mags fall out while running a stage. Add these little mishaps to the slowness and poor shooting skills of a newbie and you have a great recipe for laughter and embarrassment. Switching to hi-cap mags and practice helped decrease the embarrassing mag seating problems, but I can't say other shooting traits don't still draw some laughter.
  15. Confidence is a funny thing. On a broad scale, generally in life, simply having confidence in yourself can mean the difference between getting the job, woman, or other "thing" you desire - and failure. In this sport, without confidence in your gear, failure is virtually guarantied. I switched out my factory sights on my production gun not long ago. I had gotten very use to and confident with the factory sights, but they didn't give me the sight picture I desired. I slapped the new ones on, sighted them in, but for 2 matches, with a bunch of steel, I just didn't trust them. The worst 2 matches. A few hundred bullets worth of practice later, and the confidence was back bigger than ever. Been shooting pretty good now, for me at least. Like Henry Ford said, "If you think you can or you cannot, either way you're right." Aaron
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