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  1. Completely unscientific perspective; after shooting tens of thousands of Acme and Gallant, I have found that the coated bullets from Precision Bullets are more accurate. Significantly less number of ‘flyers’. YMMV
  2. I DQ’ed a shooter at an Area match who swept my mid section with his gun as he ran full tilt from one side of the stage to the other, parallel to the rear berm. I was physically sick, nauseous, reliving that moment over and over and over for the entire match and even to this day, I cannot erase that image of the fully loaded gun pointed straight at my gut and the sick feeling that comes with the realization that he would of killed me if that gun had gone off. So yeah, chalk me in for the whole match DQ answer. I am sure that shooter will never do that again. And anyone that avoids being swept in the gut is better off for it as well.
  3. Jay, completely from an un-scientific perspective, I have found that Precision bullets are more accurate than the other models I have loaded. I was getting a lot of flyers with Gallant 125s, round nose. I have found that Precision are much more accurate at distance. We shot the match together last week and I don’t know if you notice, I’m not very fast, but the shots were very accurate (except for that one piece of steel that kept dodging my bullets on stage 6). I attribute a lot of that to the Precision bullet.
  4. That’s a DQ, 10.4.3. The issue being discussed is a round being discharged after the Are You Ready and before the Beep.
  5. Sorry guys, definitely not a troll - just busy dealing with the Kung Flu debacle. I brought this question up because I do not believe in DQ’ing anyone if there is not a rule I can cite. There is no doubt that the shooter flipped the safety and pulled the trigger after the Are You Ready command but before the beep. Was this an AD? Was he aming at a target? Did he hit a target (no he did not)? Are all questions that obviously I asked myself, but in retrospect do not apply, because the very basis of the definition of AD is not met here. Someone quoted, but this is not a basis for a DQ, the ramifications of is that the shooter is not started until such time that he conforms to that rule. Another poster mentions 10.5 unsafe gun handling. However that section is very detailed as to what is unsafe gun handling and none of the definitions fit this situation. Unless there are more specific rulings in the future, although this feels like a DQ, I have to agree with the posters that said that this is simply a false start. Discussions with a good friend of mine who is an RM also points in this direction, he opined: ”Everything about this was safe except he fired... it was an AD, but didn’t break any rules.. what would you do to a pistol shooter, if they heard Are You Ready then 2 seconds later drew and fired? ”
  6. specifically states “Objects completely outside the shooting area, regardless of whether they contact the shooting box, fault lines, walls, or any other barrier, are not part of the shooting area, except as specified in 10.2.1” The wall in the OP, is completely outside of the shooting area and it contacts the outside of the fault line. Can the wall be used for support?
  7. So there are three possibilities: 1) gun is defective 2) safety was not set 3) safety was set and shooter flipped it off and pulled the shot. i cannot find a rule for a DQ for any of these. Unless, we consider the carbine ‘holstered’ and thus slipping off the safety triggers 10.5.11
  8. Yeah, it feels like a safety infraction, but there seems to be no rules to justify a DQ, just a false start.
  9. PCC shooter at a USPSA match, comes to the line, they are issued the MAKE READY command. Shooter fiddles with the PCC, sets the safety, and assumes the start position. RO issues the ARE YOU READY command, and for some strange reason, before the BEEP, shooter fires off a round that impacts the rear berm (no 180 violation, more than 10' away). DQ, seems obvious. However, cite a rule for the DQ.
  10. HELP! It seems to me that if a COF has forward fault lines and there is a wall whose bottom structure (not supports, think a 6' square wall 6' risers and 6' top and bottom wood pieces) touch the forward fault line that the wall is NOT part of the COF and cannot be used for support. I quote 10.2.1 "...and any object completely outside the fault lines may not be used for support, even if it touches an object that is inside the fault lines." NROI posted an article on this last week, HOWEVER, in their example (the forward wall with a port), there are no forward fault lines under this wall and as such, under the concept that the wall travels all the way up and down, then it is obvious that the wall is the forward fault line. So no doubt that it is part of the COF. However, throw in a fault line that touches the leg of the wall on the outside of the fault line...then what? The prior thought was that if it made contact with the fault lines, it was part of the COF and could be used for support. But It seems to me that this has changed.
  11. I don’t believe a $60 price tag match is seeing a decline in attendace, it’s the $200+ one day match that is seeing the decline. It is those MD’s that are going to have to be creative to justify the cost and raise the value prop.
  12. Crass, but spot on. And the underlying reason for this topic. The price ‘they have set’ may have moved downward. This will require MD’s to work creatively on getting the consumer to elevate their ‘set price’ point. Just relying on the argument that ‘costs are high’ to move the consumer’s price point will not be effective if the supply of cheap, 9 stage, L1 matches is plentiful. In this environment, differentiation and raising the value proposition will be required to drive attendance. Obviously, value increases when price is lowered, but there are other ways of increasing the consumer’s perception of value so as to justify a higher price. This where the MD’s need to get creative.
  13. I followed this issue on Facebook. It was a bit comical; the build up to a solution, big to do about purchasing a CZ to test, making special dies available for sale to run oversize bullets, videos on how to customize press dies or bullet dropper (not sure what), etc. They kept saying it was a CZ issue-ignoring the fact of millions of coated bullets shot through CZ’s that do not lead up barrels- I think they are barking up the wrong tree, it may be the hardness of their lead. Regardless, the hassle of the workarounds are not worth the savings in price and the frustration of cleaning lead off a barrel.
  14. It’s not their complaining that is notable, it’s their absence.
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