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  1. I put a Vortex Sparc11 mounted on the factory rail on my PCC and have no issues with the comb height. What's the advantage of the RMR style sights that seem to mount higher? Take Care Bob
  2. I load all my 124/125 gr bullets to an OAL of 1.10. I have never had any issues with any of my 9MM pistols or carbines. My Ruger PCC has only about 200 rounds through it shooting 124 - 147 gr hand loads and factory with no issues. I think at 1.135 you are really loading a very long bullet. Any reason why? Take Care Bob
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    CZ Shadow 2

    I think you are right. To get the best result you do have to read the stage and figure out the best plan for you to shoot the stage. Up until now, IDPA was more drafted. The stage procedure did not allow for really any variance on how the stage was shot. The thinking was if everyone shoots the stage the same way the winner will be the best shooter. Lately, this type of thinking has lost favour among some who prefer the USPSA/IPSC concept you describe. Both work I enjoy both, though for personal reasons I shoot more IDPA. In my opinion I think it is nice to have both. It gives us all c
  4. Yes you can replace internal parts in IDPA with facotory parts from other factory guns which is your plan and your gun would be fine for SSP or ESP. I would guess more competitive in SSP. From observation, all the part swaps and mods allowed in ESP that you cannot do in SSP have little to no effect on shooters scoring. One only has to look at the scores at the US Nationals and the difference in results if any between SSP and ESP. They do make us all feel good and I am as much of a gun whore as the next guy. At the end of the day I amafraid it is still the same shooter. jI ha
  5. robertbank

    CZ Shadow 2

    The last time a stock gun won anything in IPSC Production was when Bob Vogel took on the CZ Factory and won Production Division with a stock Glock 17. Well he did change the sights. For the CZ wannabees , no he did not do any internal work on the gun. I am told the gun was went over with a fine tooth comb after he won., not that CZ would have ensured such an inspection took place! Talent wins, period. My experience falls from IDPA mostly. It has been my observation that most folks would be better off spending their hard earned money on practice ammo and quality instruction t
  6. Well if nothing else you could always use the gun in ESP. in IDPA. That said, the CZ75 Transitional frame is not identical to the Shadow frame. The gun you created by marrying the two would be fine for ESP but miss the mark for SSP as it is not a gun made by CZ. My take anyway. There are lots of Shadows floating around up here used. I get the US market is different and Shadows might be a bit harder to find. Take care Bob
  7. Different size Production Box keeps the 34/35 out. Barrel is to long I believe. Take Care Bob
  8. After playing with bottom feeders for the past two years I have decided to get back to revolvers next year. My 4.2" GP-100 and my 105.14MM 686 will be my two guns of choice. I shoot a bit better with the Ruger but the Smith is my heart gun. The gun is just .14 MM legal up here based on current stupid gun laws so it deserves more work than I have been giving it. IDPA is a different sport using revolvers and a bit more challenging. We shall see how it all works out. Take Care Bob
  9. Well for home defense etc I would go with the 200 gr LSWC. For competition I shoot 230 gr at 165 power factor primarily to reduce recoil. Commercial 200 gr bullets will be less than 230 gr. Take Care Bob
  10. The rule is quite simple! If you are behind the fault line and not over it you are using cover by rule and there is no penalty. The first thing you have to do before reading the rules on fault lines is forget any and all ideas you have about using cover or the old cover rules, They DON"T apply now. Is the shooter behind the fault line, defined as not stepping on the other side of the fault line. eg You can step on a 2 x 2 as long as your toe does not touch the ground on the other side of the fault line you are good to go. A clarification now has been issued to ensure match dir
  11. Given your location you must be talking about Black Bears. 45acp would not be my first choice but it will do. You want hardball ammunition for penetration. If you can find them 200 gr Hard Cast SWC would be my first choice followed by 230 gr hardball (FMJ not plated). If you have time, go for a hip shot to stop a charge, followed by lung or if real close and personal a head shot. Contrary to what you may read the bear skull is not made of steel. Turning the electricity off ends the fight pretty much instantly. Not sure how big your Black Bears are where you live. Up here they run 32
  12. I use my M&P 40 cal occasionally in IDPA ESP division shooting 175 gr lead bullets and found no falling off of accuracy at 130PF. I would not think your jacketed bullets shot at the same PF would be less accurate either. Sorry I have no loads for jacketed 40 cal at that PF to share with you. I use Titegroup under my lead bullets. 3 grains under the Lyman TC lead bullet does it in my M&P PRO 5". Take Care Bob
  13. What has happened is we have traded questionable subjective cover calls made by inexperienced SO's for questionable fault line placements by inexperienced Match Directors. It all started with the 2013/15 RB and the requirement to call cover from the center of the exposed Down Zero followed by the notion cover extends to infinity; a notion for the ages if there ever was one. The answer to questionable cover calls made by inexperienced SO's was better training for SO's and better monitoring the the rules and how they were applied. Instead we got a reference point that most could not de
  14. I think the decision was made before a lot of thought went into it. The new Classifier is going to provide some interesting results. In ASI we went with 1 second per point down to make it easier to score and to focus on accuracy but ASI is not for the truly competitive shooter. The sport is aimed at folks who just want to shoot and improve their basic firearm skills. IDPA has made several rule changes that has caused a more run and gun situation that distracts from the sport IMHO. Run & Gun can be had in USPSA now, we don't need a 2md sport where the only real difference is the amount
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