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  1. Funny. My 627 has never seen a powder other than unique. Been trying to move to bullseye, but people keep giving me free bottles of unique. Seriously, many of them are cardboard. Full length 38 special with a roll crimp too. I guess I'm kinda old fashioned. -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  2. Looks like a solution to a non-existent problem. -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  3. If you have to run a GI guide rod to make weight because you have a light rail, I don't have a problem with that. But what we have now is a system where some people need to have weight milled off their frame or slide because they're shooting a 9mm. I shoot a non-railed 45 and I still carry a GI guide rod in my bag in case the scale at chrono is not the same as my postal scale at home. I'd love G10 grips, but that takes me closer to the weight limit than I care to be. A couple extra oz on the weight limit would be useful, I don't shoot IDPA. -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  4. It's my understanding you can do anything you want as long as the cut doesn't form a hole. It's probably just easiest to use a GI guide rod and some lighter grips. I've stippled a pair of Magpul grips for the 1911. They're about the lightest thing out there, and after stippling I'm very happy with the grip. -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  5. 2.2.1.5 reads: "The off-limits area must be clearly delineated with rope, caution tape or other materials and must be at least 2 feet high and at least 2 feet from any Fault Line or Shooting Box." It doesn't say 2 feet from a shooting area, it specifies fault lines or shooting boxes. A shooting area doesn't need fault lines. 2.2.1.2 reads "A 'shooting area' is defined as a surface inside shooting boxes, fault lines, walls, or any other barrier." -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  6. ICORE has set the minimum power factor below USPSA minor in recognition that many factory 38 special loads don't make minor. I understood this was so a competitor would not be _required_ to handload. Factory 45 makes well over 180 power factor. It's ok to require these shooters to handload? -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  7. I feel the skill required to shoot a higher caliber revolver is valuable and should be recognized. -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  8. How would you guys feel about some form of power factor recognition in ICORE? There's a good number of 625s out there, but I'm not seeing them at ICORE matches. I propose major power factor for 6 shot guns only, and only in Limited or maybe just L6. Power factor set the same as USPSA major. Scoring penalties would be reduced by a half second for hits on the target that are outside of the A zone. Misses and penalty targets stay the same. If this were to become a thing, I'd probably switch to the 625 full time in ICORE. -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  9. T-dad? I graduated in 2010. You taking NRA classes or you going full time? -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
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    929 Brass

    I've run tens of thousands of federals thru my 550 with no problems. -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  11. Are you left handed? -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  12. I only drop a moonclip a few times a practice session to make sure I'm being honest about ejecting them. You'll do a lot more reloads in practice if you're not bending over to pick them up. It is hard on moonclips. I use ones that someone stepped on and straighten them out best I can. I never use them for live fire after dry firing, but your bent up old dry fire moons are the most important ones you own. It is useful to have one loaded with fired brass for ejecting. -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  13. Watch this. The second half is in slow-mo Yes it's Jerry, but look at the details. Look how fast the revolver is pulled into the body. Note how he breaks at the waist so he can get the gun more vertical. The moonclip is waiting as soon as the revolver is pointed down. You can't put the moonclip into the cylinder while you're holding onto it, your finger tips are in the way. Watch how Jerry drops the moonclip and moves his hand to the grip before it has finished going into the cylinder. You need to work on things one at a time. For you the lowest hanging fruit is hand speed. Moving from the shooting position to your waist there is no reason to not move your hands faster, especially your right hand. You should already have the moonclip in your hand when the gun gets to your waist. You have video set up this is good. Watch Jerry and then look at yourself reload. Pick out one thing that looks different, use a 30k foot view. Practice that until it looks better then work on something else. I watched that video last year and saw Jerry move his hand before the moon dropped into the cylinder. I dry fired for an hour that night on just that. It was worth 2 tenths on my reload. You have a better than a second to shave, good news is most of that is the easy stuff. -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  14. Can you describe the difference in "feel" while shooting at those 3 speeds? -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
  15. It's a difficult balance isn't it? If the fear of dropping a C causes you to split even .05 slower, that's 1.6 seconds over a 32 rounds field course. -- Pat Jones Firestone CO USPSA #A79592
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