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  1. Interesting. He got really unlucky I suppose. Hope he's doing OK now.
  2. Did they test positive or did they show symptoms? One doesn't have to mean the other.
  3. Username checks out. Work on asking your section coordinator or club match director for a slot, register on open registrations, or just show up for the match. You'll be able to shoot for sure but might not be able to choose your squad or schedule. People always drop out or don't show up so there will be open spots.
  4. A system of "pre-on deck shooters" (PODs maybe?) pasting would work except for bathroom breaks or other emergencies. It could be tracked simply on competitor cards like they use in IPSC but then people would game how many times they could get away with not pasting, save it to the end, etc. I would be willing to try the idea, but it honestly sounds like herding cats and way too legalistic to be popular. Like I said, though, I'd be willing to try it. Squads of say 10 could be: Shooter On Deck In the Hole Paster Paster Paster Free
  5. I absolutely agree with you that having competitors not participate in stage reset would lead to an "us vs. them" situation. I've been to a big IPSC match where there was staff reset, and while I get why they do it, I saw the most entitled, elitist competitors I hope I ever see. It was necessary to have staff reset for consistency, efficiency and because honestly a lot of people would cheat. We have no idea how good we have it in the USA, and a big part of that is how our democratic and egalitarian ideals permeate society. USPSA being a volunteer-based amateur hobby (I hate callin
  6. USPSA has a box for Prod. IPSC does not. They aren't the same rules. Thus, Beretta designed the pistol without concern for width because in IPSC it doesn't matter.
  7. IPSC doesn't have a box for Production.
  8. Thanks for sharing! They seem a bit pricey at €149. I think I'll just take the right side one off if possible when I go to a major match.
  9. 92XPerf is now USPSA Production legal. Have to take off one or reduce the safeties to fit the box.
  10. Same thing has happened to me. Clean and oil the slide to frame surfaces and the barrel/locking block surfaces. More lubes fixed these kinds of problems for me. My theory is that the barrel and slide assembly has to overcome a lot of friction early in the recoil impulse. Without oil the gun unlocks slightly too slowly and there isn't enough acceleration to aid in extraction. I oil mine every time I shoot it. I wipe it down and reapply lube.
  11. We've seen rules change, and it is possible to have low profile safeties to thin the gun down. Either one isn't really an impediment. It just shows Beretta are pretty clueless in the USA. Note IPSC has no such box rule but has a maximum barrel length rule. Beretta in Italy obviously cares about IPSC and its sponsors. 92X Performance is on list but:
  12. Bruce, That's exactly what I was saying. Influence is why the money gets spent. The equipment rules are reflecting what influencers want to see. No one wants to make products which aren't legal in USPSA. There doesn't have to be a payoff for influence to be felt. It can as simple as what's good for the sponsors is good for the sport. It let's more people play both manufacturers and shooters so what's the problem? I for one welcome the new weight rules. Hopefully we also can the NROI approved list as well since you can replace literally everything on a gun other than th
  13. I agree on sources of organizational revenue. How about match and individual revenue, kickbacks, access, favors, etc? Major match sponsors certainly have a say in how USPSA is run and the equipment rules. Probably not much, but money buys influence. Look at politics in the US for an analogy. Taxpayers pay salaries and the budgets of government but donors and business run things because their money is highly directed and consistently applied. Not saying anyone in USPSA is corrupt, but how can anyone be immune to concerns of sponsors and industry influence? I'm very glad I did
  14. Wow. I reiterate that I think this gun isn't for you. Also, what forum do you think you're on? This forum is about competitive shooting and the XPerf is a competition gun. Behold a competitive shooter using this gun (intro is Ruski but content is English): I ask you what forum you think you are on because you complain about a few things which specifically either help or don't matter to competitive shooters: Slide serrations. They are sharp, which is good. You hurt yourself on the frame when racking the gun? Look how to do it in the video above. Tr
  15. No I think I had to bring it back to get the locking block pin (which impacts the frame and unlocks the barrel) back into alignment with the locking block. The block can wander a bit left to right and if it does so it wont pivot. What Langdon says about living the block makes sense in that context. I'd do whatever Langdon told me to. If they say send it in to them or Beretta you probably should. If you have a competent, experienced gunsmith locally they may also be able to look at it and figure out how to get it apart.
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