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  1. Trent1k1

    Nationals Survey

    I didn't have any problems with the "shorter" bullets. I use JHPs to get the extra length for all my 9 major loads
  2. I'll take the range bag.

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  3. Trent1k1

    Is Single Stack Dead?

    No 500 dollar gun won Production Nationals. I can design stages that are 8 round friendly and make Production shooters reload just as often as SS. That's not a challenge at all. In fact, I can make those stages Major friendly and force the Minor shooters take more time to be more accurate. Hoser targets at even 15-20 yards can make a Minor shooter drop a ton of points and use up those extra rounds. Of course putting 8 small poppers in a view is going to allow someone with 10 rounds to be much more aggressive. The 2016 World Shoot was won by a guy shooting major in SS, and the Production guy had just as money in his gun.
  4. Trent1k1

    Nationals Survey

    I shot 115's last year. Very crisp and predictable. I tried 124's this year, since I shot IPSC Nationals I wouldn't have to change from the 115s for one match, I just shot the 124's all year. 124's feel different, not better or worse, just different to me.
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    Carry Optics vs Open

    If you are already shooting Alphas, go Open and just start pulling the trigger. Occasional Charlies don't hurt as much in Major, and the comp really tames down the barrel movement. It is harder to pickup the dot in believe in Open than Carry Optics, especially Weak hand, so some practice will be required.
  6. Trent1k1

    Mini printers for competitor stage results...?

    I'd even take Android suggestions
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    Mini printers for competitor stage results...?

    Eugene? Do you have any suggestions?
  8. Trent1k1

    2 stages in the same bay

    We do it at our bigger matches to get more stages in, and create some white noise for the shooter. We usually have an unloaded start for the 2nd stage as most shooter ULSC as a habit. The make ready is usually quick for the 2nd stage as the gun is unloaded. We just had a match 2 weekends ago, and I got to go first, in staff day. Both stages were timing with maxtraps (3 shots required) and swingers and drop Turner on the 2nd stage. No one knew the timing or order, and after I shot, we all knew that wasn't the timing sequence. Usually they are 8 to 16 round stages without a bunch of moving. Just shoot the arrays and reload when needed. Often we overthink stuff and should just shoot. Don't think, just shoot.
  9. In the case of the video, where he shot prior to activating, i don't believe he would earn the misses since the target did not disappear, and he did activate the stomp pad. In this specific case, had he forgot to activate the mechanism, for the swinger he had shot, I believe the only penalty is the Failure to Activate the mechanism (-10Points). He would earn whatever points he shot on the swinger. There is also a rule 2.1.8.5 Appearing scoring targets must be designed and constructed to be obscured to the competitor (during the course of fire) prior to activation. (that right there is the problem at the Level II match) 2.1.8.5.1 Level One matches are encouraged but not required to comply with this requirement. The Written Stage Briefing (WSB) may prohibit competitors from engaging certain targets which may be visible prior to activation until the operation of the activating mechanism has been initiated (see Rule 9.9.4)
  10. The current rule, is that every prop must be activated before the stage is complete. i.e. "the holster" command. I believe there is a proposal to change our rules to be more like IPSC for this. The prop MUST be activated before the last shot is fired on a stage. So, in this case, when he came back, he would have had to fire one more shot after he activated to avoid penalty.
  11. Trent1k1

    Open Rule Question

    USPSA is 171.25mm i think. IPSC is 170mm EXACTLY. Agreed, the 140's do not need to fit a gauge for open for either USPSA or IPSC.
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    Is Single Stack Dead?

    My question was why shoot flat nose projectiles? I should now change my bullet profiles to something new because it doesmt meet your standards of acceptable ammo? To be fair, when i started USPSA i was shooting White box ammo through my bone stock Trojan. When i started yo reload, i developed a load that was also a round nose and similar profile to what i had been using. I have no reason to change. Ive never tried wadcutters or flat nose because my load is accurate and reliable. I also didnt HAVE to make any "performance mods" to my 1911 to have a competitive gun because it has, and continues to run. BTW, i have close to 15k rounds thriugh the gun. All original parts too. Im sorry you dont like the platform, or havent been able to get one to run. I, and many others do not have that problem.
  13. If the WSB just says "Starting outside the shooting area" and does NOT say, "Both feet outside the shooting area", i start with one foot inside the shooting area and my other foot on the fault line with my toe touching outside the fault line. Basically, if you could call me for a foot fault during the stage, then that should count as being 'outside' for the start position. Additionally, if it doesn't say "Both hands, Both Toes, etc." than i'm going to try to push that envelope as well. Because I try to game all these things, my WSB's are usually pretty 'tight'.
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    SC Level II match membership requirement

    Right, a portion of the match fees goes to support the SCSA Brand, rule book and organization. Except for you who want to use that brand, stages and rules to promote your match and charge higher fees. There are more people actually in SCSA now than ever before. Perhaps because there are rules and a Classification System. There are plenty of Steel matches that do not require a membership. There have been many reasons listed, you just don't like them so you ignore them. Brand, Rule book, classification system and in SCSA, unlike USPSA, all of the exact stages are specified in the rulebook. Even more than in USPSA SCSA requires a rule book to setup the exact stages. Perhaps we should propose to amend the rules that anyone not an SCSA member at a Level II match have 10 seconds added to their match time? If shooters are members, they get to keep the scores they shot. Those shooters are not barred, they are just not supporting the organization and the proposed rule set. What other rules will they not have to follow? Should they be allowed to start with their finger pointed at the first steel plate? Will you bring the steel in closer so it is more convenient for those shooters to compete? My guess is that no you wouldn't because it is against the rules of the SCSA organization which oversee all of the competitors and not a select few. You don't want to hear it, but if you don't think membership in the sport, to continue to help drive the success of the sport should be required for the greater good of the sport, then nothing anyone can say will change your mind. Shooting SCSA is a privilege and each of those shooters will spend way more on ammo at one match, then an annual membership..
  15. Trent1k1

    SC Level II match membership requirement

    It sounds like you and your local shooters do not perceive value from membership in SCSA. SCSA provides a rulebook, in this case all the stages, classifications and a Brand. If you don't believe there is a value associated with the Brand and stages, see if your match fills up by using different rules and stages such as Rimfire Challenge www.rimfirechallenge.org or International Steel Shoot for your match. Or, just don't use any of the rules or stages and have it as an Outlaw match. Nothing says it has to be an SCSA match.
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