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  1. A friend shot it. He said it was a great match, but hard. Lots of long tough shots with the PCC, things he had never seen at local matches (since many local matches are in shorter pistol bays). He shot it on Friday with the ROs and said it was rough shooting that many LOOOONG stages in one day. Sounds like the range had learned from the previous match and brought in more porta-potties and did better maintenance on them.
  2. Stop. Clear and Secure the Gun!!!! Then figure it all out. DQ, reshoot, whatever. But Clear and Secure should always be the first action of both the shooter and the RO.
  3. Personally, I prefer the flat amount stated beforehand in communications to staff. That allows me to choose do I want to stay in the match hotel, do I want to stay someplace nicer, maybe bring the family.
  4. Various State and Area matches I have worked have had different plans. I have worked matches where the plan was turn in your hotel bill, matches where it was X $ a night, matches were it was a flat fee, matches with no reimbursements. Typically not a "club" policy but a a decision of the Match Officials based on their budgets. I have never worked a match where the reimbursement were accompanied by any taxable paperwork.
  5. The depiction of the life, especially during the modernization of Japan, may be realistic, but many of the props are a bit out of time or incorrect. Like a John Wayne Civil War movie using SAA and Model 92s. You just suspend disbelief and enjoy.
  6. Typically a brake reduces recoil which contributes in a couple of ways. Less movement means you can keep the scope on target and see your impacts. Faster followup shots. Less shoulder fatigue. A suppressor may or may not provide the same, along with courtesy of being quiet. Course what type of precision shooting you are doing also matters since some formats do not allow muzzle devices. There is also a whole discussion that brakes help by reducing air turbulence at the muzzle, but the article pro and con on that topic are way above my head.
  7. Music Choice's Classic Rock station. Highway To Hell is playing at the moment.
  8. Its all about connections. In general life you are dealing with people you have no connection with and you feel uneasy about trying to create a person to person connection out of thin air. At a match, the connection already exists, everyone is there to shoot, enjoys shooting, so you find it much easier to connect with them person to person via that general preset connection. I think everyone feels that way to some degree, with extroverts and introverts at opposite ends of the spectrum and lots of us in-between. One of the reasons things like Talking about the Weather to strangers have become cliche is that they are a very general preset connection, we all experience the weather. For me personally, my shooting anxiety is personal. Match Day morning, my stomach is a roiling knot. Then I pull the trigger for the first time and its like by hindmind suddenly goes "Oh Yeah, we know how to do this" and the anxiety settles out.
  9. What is the difference between superstition, ritual, and consistent behavior? The fact that we do something the same way everytime is the same regardless of the name you call it by.
  10. I started PRS with a lower mid-tier scope (Millet). After a long and frustrating day on the range, I finally figured out that each click of the turrets was not 0.1 MIL. That the amount varied slightly. This meant that Ballistic App calculated DOPE was useless and I had to actually shoot every 50 yards out to 1200 yards or so and build actual DOPE for the scope. When I moved to a lower upper-tier (Vortex) the difference in clarity, in eye box forgiveness, and in repeatability was night and day.
  11. Wouldn't "stay away" be hands at chest level palms out rather than the now I lay me down to sleep position he is used? Anyway I will have to admit I was taught the up and out method last time I took a USPSA specific handgun course.
  12. Why would you practice draws from a position you will never use?
  13. I have been downrange taping targets when the RO started the "Make Ready" cycle. That was back during the days of solid walls and lack of visibility for the RO over the stage. As an RO, I like the mesh walls and the ability to see the stage well enough to ensure safety.
  14. As an RO, I would have to think on it for a minute, but off the cuff, I see no rule allowing any change allowed to the shooter nor any safety violation. As a shooter, I would either load my barney mag and make an immediate reload on the draw or take my knife to the holster in the safety area. However, with most of the place I shoot, I bet a few holsters would get offered to the shooter.
  15. What weight bullet are you running? I run a 115 coated and 9.6 gets me well over major. I have found some coated work well and other smoke heavily.
  16. I have a Criterion Remage 260 barrel sitting in the safe. But no barrel nut.
  17. Despite all its bad press, the LoadMaster is not a bad press. It requires an absolutely solid mounting, needs to be well lubed, and has a lot less tolerance than the Dillon, but if you set it up properly it will run without needing constant fiddling. A 550 on the other hand is a lot more tolerant of slop.
  18. Loading 38 Super Comp for my open gun and my powder stash is beginning to reach its end. Only place I can find 3n38 in stock is a couple of Canadian Companies that don't ship to the US, so I am going to have to move to an alternative powder and I am looking for recommendations.
  19. I have the Rudy Projects with the insert/hanger in them. My optometrist has never had an issue putting my prescription in the hanger and my prescription is in the BAT BLIND QUINTAFOCAL category. I do understand that putting a high prescription in the curved primary lens can be a challenge, the Oakley rep actually laughed when asked if it was possible. I like the hanger setup because I can change the primary lens based on the conditions (I have lens sets ranging from clear to the mirror dark sunglasses) and Rudy's hanger far more solid than the hangers I have had in other makes.
  20. You have to be aware of the rebound patterns of shot which change based on the types of poppers. And that pattern will change based on where you shoot the popper from.... At a certain range in NC, parking is just outside the bays. I would back my truck up to unload my gear for the monthly SASS match. When the match was over, every month the bed of my truck would be filled with shot. It would hit the small spring-loaded Larue style poppers, rebound high over the shooters, and the fall pattern was over the parking lot.
  21. Its makes a great home defensive gun for the smaller person who is not a gun person. When they need it, its grab, point, and pull the trigger. No safety to worry about, nothing technical. Due to the low cost of revolvers in the 5 shot 357/38 range, they can be put into a nightstand drawer and not really thought about.
  22. The return of the SL Variant Speedloader (or at least finding a stash of N-Frame 6 shot 357 models for sale) or the introduction of a JetLoader for such.
  23. I regret it. 50 years old and I am wearing hearing aids with significant hearing loss in the upper ranges and constant ringing. Now its plugs with muffs over the top.
  24. So, I have a 38 Super slide just sitting about. Its been cut for a Scheumman ribbed barrel. The question is what should I do with it. Was thinking I could maybe get a new Scheumann Z barrel with ports and a Para ramp and have a "shorty" top end for my existing open gun with no comp. Maybe go with a 9mm barrel and have it setup for shooting steel. I know the slide will need to be professionally built since it is not properly cut. Its from a used gun I bought where the rib was hitting the slide and wrecked the original barrel. Any other interesting ideas on what I could do with it?
  25. That's exactly what Polite Society was. Real world gear and real world stages. But when you had most stages that required only one or two shots, its became very boring very fast. Which is why the concept didn't seem to last very long.
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