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  1. exactly my point. you'll be a small percentage lower shooting minor, but imho it is not accurate to tell someone they simply won't be competitive shooting minor. It would be more accurate to say they will be *less* competitive shooting minor. I'm glad you finally agreed with me.
  2. meh, unless you are nils or eric grauffel or jj, or a small handful of others, the only way you EVER win is if nobody good shows up.
  3. I didn't say 'probably'. I said 'might'. both are true. shooting all A's, is too slow, as a rule. Minor shooters can be competitive, especially at local matches, but they will be losing a small percentage.
  4. he might well be competitive with it. I've seen folks win local matches and place well at majors shooting both limited and open minor. They're definitely giving up a few percent tho, and they'd be MORE competitive shooting major.
  5. you do need to buy all new guns.... to keep the economy running. It's our patriotic duty!
  6. haha, it was supposed to be a burn about how unless you're a 98 lb weakling in a dress, minor recoil is easy to manage even with a light gun. Just yankin' yer chain, but I've spent some time shooting an xdm vs a 9m 1911 lately, and while they're *different*, I'm not sure one is better than the other for minor.
  7. By the time you graduate from jr high school, you probably won't need extra weight to tame minor recoil.
  8. it might or might not be dangerous behavior. If the shooter simply starts early, thinking he heard a beep (maybe from the next bay, or whatever), that's NOT dangerous, it's simply an early start. Almost everyone should be able to agree with that. OTOH, if the shooter was just standing there waiting for the beep and did something negligent, unintentional and retarded (other than starting the stage) and the gun went off, that's a whole different kettle of fish in my book. I get the argument that some of the very experienced CRO/RM's have been making, but as a very experienced CRO myself, that still sounds like a dq to me. In my experience it is easy to tell the difference between those situations. I have to admit tho, I like where some of the arguments are going. Perhaps for the first stage of a big match I'll just 'start early' and get a handful of live fire shots a the first position before getting my reshoot. calm the nerves a little.
  9. why would i dryfire when I have time to homebrew more, and drink more? no, seriously, yeah I'll get to practice more for sure. more dirtbiking too.
  10. I disagree. It seems to fit the definition as waktasz explained quite effectively.
  11. it could be like that, or it could be like the pistol shooter who is just standing there and his gun goes off by itself, in the holster, but happens not to hit the ground within 10' (perhaps a reclining start like I've seen at PASA). If you're making a motion to begin shooting and have an otherrwise safe early shot, that's cool. If you shoot before trying to start the stage, that's not cool.
  12. so far, I disagree with the bolded part. It seems to me there is a judgement call as to whether it's a legitimate false start vs the shooter having an AD during the make-ready, etc.... procedures. If the shooters starts raising the gun and then shoots (even early), it seems like a false start. If the shooter is just standing there waiting for the beep and the gun goes off, it seems like an AD. I think that is still the case even if the standby command has been given. I realize there are some stages where rifle shooters start with the gun pointed directly at the first target and they pull the trigger at the beep, without raising the gun. For the purposes of this discussion, I am assuming this is not one of those stages.
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