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  1. Eric, There is really no good defense for this match. The title sponsor is unhappy, the governors office is unhappy, and the majority of the shooters were unhappy. You may not agree with the tone of "owtlaw" s post but not a single one of his statements is false. Calling those who were dissatisfied out and pointing fingers will only cause more negative attention to be directed at CD and I can only imagine they would like this to die as quickly as possible.
  2. Another item to consider is the increased complexity of the manual of arms of the 1911/2011 platform. Although I have an incredible amount of time running 2011 GunStockPhotos I am very comfortable with them, I opted to stay with a striker fired platform when our agency decided to allow 1911's. when I honestly looked at all the things we may have to do while having a gun in hand I liked the idea of having a weapon system that allowed me more operational room in my thought process for all the extra situational bullshit when guns come out of holsters.
  3. Bingo....thats what I was thinking after looking at the schematics but I wanted to be sure. Perfect!
  4. So which of the three available KO parts from Brownells would be the correct one for the 1301......any insight???? http://www.brownells.com/search/index.htm?k=beretta+kick+off&ksubmit=y
  5. That's the difference in a good RO and a great RO. You can run a safe stage and enforce the rules at the same time as providing good service to the competitors. You're being compensated, most times fairly well, to help run the match. Part of that is to be friendly and answer questions. It's their 5 mins and it's there time to make ready, it doesn't matter if they ask you the same question 25 times you answer it. Don't be a dick. These two are spot on (nobody tell Chuck that I agree with him). While I agree that ultimately it is the shooters responsibility to read the posted match rules, we can only wish it was that simple. Let's not forget the matches that change rules a week/day before or during a match, or the number of RO's who at times don't know the rules or may confuse one ruleset with another. Multiply times 3, 4, 5 or 6 majors a year and its actually pretty damn easy to make mistakes.
  6. BRING BACK SLUGS! Shooters snivel because they aren't willing to put the work in to find what works and get the hits......reward those willing to do the work! Just sayin
  7. I don't think there is a better value out there than the Dawson CRP Spartans
  8. Somebody should tell Daniel, Kurt, Keith, Kalani, Jerry, Kelly, Clint, etc etc that there guns are too long and slow. If you want to build a short gun by all means build one. But to be honest there is very little gain that can be shown on the clock. If you are just starting out your money and time will be much better spent on .................. everyone say it with me PRACTICE!
  9. Montana Gold makes the best IMO 55gr FMJ in 223 They out shoot any other FMJ bullet I have tried.
  10. Anybody happen to know the match schedule so we can plan for a Sunday or Monday departure???? Any information about range condition/access for choice of rental car??? And lastly, any information for shipping ammo to the range??? Thanks
  11. To add to this, here are some pics of the pants while shooting. I love mine. Great flexibility and bomb proof construction.
  12. When Yancy and I compared factory mags at SMM3G I think we found at least three, maybe even four, different versions between us I don't think this is appropriate subject matter to be sharing on BE, maybe you two should get a room and keep it to yourselves
  13. Those mags are not allowed on IPSC matches anymore due to new rule change beginning of 2012. IPSC open division has new rule which allows 14 rounds on tube fed and 10 rounds on box fed guns. Before the rule change mag capacity was not limited. Yeah, I knew about the rule change, but my point was that the technology/knowedge for producing the higher capacity 12-20rd shotgun mags is already out there and can be adapted for what we need. The technology is no secret and manufacturing is not really the challenge either. The $$$$$$ to put the mag into production is the major hurdle. In particular to the 1919 the receiver will not allow for the increased size a polymer magazine which is slightly cheaper and the startup money for metal magazines is prohibitive for the little guy who builds in our sport. There just really aren't that many idiots out there like us who want to pay a couple weeks pay for a set of mags
  14. Todd, We're good , just to clarify my rant wasn't personal against you and it wasn't my intention to twist your statement in any way...it was simply representative and available at the time.
  15. I just made a small comment, forgive me for upsetting some folks sensibilities Todd, maybe it's been more of the collective criticizing of almost everything 3GN has done. Yes there have been some bumps along the way but in two years they have taken the sport from fighting for range time to being put on a national television network and having an a huge increase in the number of sponsors gathering to support the events (all events not just 3GN). First it was the awards being delayed for shootoffs, or the matches were being too influenced by 3GN presence.....now that they start their own series they're apparently doing that wrong too. They've have put forth an incredible effort to increase participation in the sport and be all inclusive from the ground floor local matches to the Pro Series. They have created a level of exposure that was only dreamt of when I started the sport. They have solicited any and all advice from many of the sports best and most experienced shooters and match directors. It would be silly to think they can make everyone happy or never make an unpopular decision but on the whole the positives dwarf the negatives. My hat is off to the effort and commitment 3GN has shown to this sport, after all, they have asked nothing from shooters other than they show up and do what they love....compete. All the while, working their asses to hopefully make it better and show it off to more and more people.
  16. Is the range/bays easily accessible by Minivan or is an SUV a better rental choice?
  17. What super bullet / load are you using? 200 yd zero with 55 gr bullet has 18" drop at 400 yards. If you put the cross hair anywhere on that 10" plate, you'll get a miss. Admit it, shooting 4 MOA at 100 yards is easier (dumbed down) than 4 MOA at 400 yards. It's actually a Super Duper load....(note the extreme sarcasm, it was present in the above quoted statement as well) Admit it, people love to critique that which they can't do........or show up and kick the top 64's collective asses on these "dumbed down" stages and fully legitimize your opinions
  18. Very simple. Take the standard rifle buffer, remove the roll pin, and remove the weights until you have a resulting buffer assembly that weighs 3 ounces. That is the weight of the JP low mass buffer.
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