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  1. I shoot in multiple divisions so they are the best answer for me. Bore line distance is a big deal if you shoot both Iron sights and Open guns. Also C/O and Open can use he same optic which is good for visual memory and spare parts. I have RTS2 on my Carry Optics and Open guns.
  2. I saw a post on another thread asking the forum community to help an RO answer a question on the annual recertification exam. I thought I would share my approach to the annual test. When I took the first tests after becoming an RO I thought it was a pain in the ass. I knew the answer but not the rule and I had to “waste” time looking for the rule number. I realized the first time I took it that NROI was designing the questions to make me look through the rules which is an important skill for an RO and I begrudgingly gave them credit for the design of the question. I am a CRO now and the exam is the same but my approach to the exam changed a while back and I thought I’d share it. I open the exam and I read the questions. Then I read the rules front to back. As I read I come across my rule numbers and enter them. It doesn't take that much time and I score 100 percent which I don’t care about even a little. But every time I read them, even before all the recent changes, I learn something or flash back in time to issues that came up at matches, I don’t think it takes much longer than searching by phrase words etc. and it is enlightening, encouraging, and makes me a better range official. I encourage folks to try this approach. At the end of the day the more we know the better officials we will be and the better the sport will be and if it’s less painful at exam time why not?
  3. I agree with Balakay about forum guidelines but have to admit I enjoyed this thread. I like their defense of their product and their service. Witnessing an emotional discussion can be informative and educational.
  4. Some interesting disagreement among the local officials about a stage at a recent match. Start position at a port through which there were 2 Cardboard targets and a popper/activator that were only available through the port (5 shots). The popper activated a swinger with 2 targets (4 shots). That’s 9 shots through the port as most chose to shoot it. The 2 moving targets were available at rest from the port and were also available from other areas of the course after activation but not available at rest. The swingers were not scored as NPM as they remained visible at the starting port. One point of of view is that the stage was illegal because there were more than 8 shots required from one port AFTER the swingers were at rest. I couldn’t think of a rule that would make that true but thought I’d throw it out to you guys.
  5. Some “fresh” ROs and CROs agreed. One of the statements from the irate MD who is a SS was that this classifier has “been around forever”. I’m in my seventh year and it’s the first time I’ve shot it. I wonder if when PCC was added and the WSBs were updated they added the “clarification”.
  6. Shot at a local monthly today with some disagreement, MD said the stage would be thrown out. It’s Payne’s Pain. 1 string. Shot from box behind barricade. 4 shots from left side, 4 from right side, 4 from port. If if you only read the procedure on the stage diagram it sounds like the port must be shots 5-8. The WSB states “You may shoot around the sides or through the port in any order”.
  7. Nice post XDoctor. All true. My only problem going back to Limited is to remember to send them early and often and not worry because make-ups are available. With single stack there will always be enough rounds available in a view -as long as you don't miss.
  8. Every time I trouble shoot a 1911 I hear the same thing and actually believe it. The gun was designed for 45. Everything else is adaptation. I have multiple 1911s in 9, 40, and 45. 45 is the most reliable. 9 is 2nd. I love 40 but it took a lot to get it dialed in and the load has to be just right. Sorry, I know you ask about 9 or 38S but HP Jack's question is a good one.
  9. PASA would usually have a high round count stage of all steel...same points, different stage plans, and more/forced reloads for major and a clear advantage for minor. I don't think you will ever see that at Universal in Frostproof. Stage designers need to consider the fact that SS is unique in allowing multiple magazine capacities in the same division. USPSA allows 8 shots in a position but if you have a stage with an unloaded start in a box that requires 8 shots you have handicapped a portion of your shooters (slide lock, no make-up). There is no good reason to do this.
  10. My suggestion. No matter if it's an Evo or Evo Pro , if you order either one from M7, keep your Dillons until you have a working Mark 7 on your bench. Then you can decide what you want to sell.
  11. Not a big deal in my mind either, especially if I didn't have 48 lbs. of the powder, or if I didn't like the load so much. Not for nothing, I like Federal primers. Maybe a hundred K loaded and never a problem.They are the worst packaged of any primer... I also use, and like, WSP on my Limited loads. But I have had bad batches of Winchester primers in the past. Had some that were oval. I still buy them because they are reasonable and always available.
  12. Otero Man and GregJ, I'm encouraged. I lost track of how many pounds of WST I've gone through. I use it in 9, 40, and 45 when I was loading 45. Never a problem. Always available. I'm open minded but I really don't want to learn a new press and work up new loads at the same time... GregJ, Are you using federal primers on your 1050?
  13. I’ve used WST and Fed primers for 9 minor loads for all of my CZ shadows for years. Tens of thousands of rounds. Current load is the best ever under a Blue 125. Very happy with consistent velocities, accuracy, and feel and I have a large quantity of all components. I’m just now told by the manufacturer of my new automated press that my powder is too “sticky” to use and my primers are too dangerous to use. Before I put the press up for sale or just use it to process brass I thought I’d get some opinions. I planned to use preprocessed brass that I wet tumble and roll size. My 3 Shadows would need to be retuned with different springs with out the Fed primers. So are people using Federal primers and/or WST in automated presses?
  14. First of all you have cinematography skills! If the splits were included it would be a perfect experiment. What was the spring weight when you noticed your second shots were high? I liked 12lb best in the videos. Your said second shots were high on close targets. Two shots should mean two sight pics. On longer targets maybe you send the second one when you get the second pic.and get good hits. Close targets that are "imposable to miss" sometimes make me pull the trigger as fast as I can knowing that I can't miss. Amazingly enough the second shot sometimes goes before the gun settles and i see the pic. It would be high. Thats if its not a delta because my eyes and feet are already on the way to the next target. Other thing is that anticipating the sight position and starting the pull as the sights are dropping into position is great as long as your eyes stay on that target. Knowing the cadence of your shooting targets at different distances is half the fun. I vote 12 lb spring and break the shots as fast as you see the sights on the target.
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