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  1. PatJones

    Shooting Groups in practice.....ideas?

    Aim small. Use a black paster or small piece of black tape. Shoot some groups weak hand only. It will teach you a lot about trigger control. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  2. This allows for a bump to open if you're more than 2"from the inner belt in revolver/production/single stack/welfare optics doesn't it? Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
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    "barber Pole" - Production Legal?

    I can't imagine it's any advantage whatsoever, but it would be completely legal to buy a stainless steel gun and paint just the exterior. Just leave the interior unpainted.
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    Possible to rent a chamfering cutter?

    Dremel tools have created a lot of repair work for gunsmiths over the years, me included. If you're chamfering your own cylinder, remember that the chamfer only needs to be deep enough to clear the edge of the taper crimp on your case. More doesn't add anything to the reload. You just want to keep the edge of the case from hanging up, the round nose bullet does the rest. I didn't have to touch the cylinder on my 627PC, it was fine from the factory. My 625 needed just a little bit of love.
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    Possible to rent a chamfering cutter?

    To be fair, I do hold it in a milling machine.
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    Possible to rent a chamfering cutter?

    That Pacific Tool cutter is intended to cut chamfers for lathe centers on rifle barrels. I use a half inch diameter counter sink. No pilot. https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/?searchAheadTerm=Counter&searchAhead=true&hdrsrh=true&typahddsp=Countersinks&navid=12106118
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    25 Yard Groups????

    An inch at a hundred with an iron sighted rifle isn't impossible if you use the right target. When my AR was built up as a national match service rifle, I could hold an inch and a quarter off a bench with a sling.
  8. Will a layer of grip tape fit in your holster?
  9. So, I was at the match when Troy was called to the stage for an unrelated issue. Troy saw someone shooting with their feet flat and raised an eyebrow. It was expressed to me that he gave a clarification to the CRO that inadvertent foot contact with the ground, like the tip of the shoe just touching, could slide if they weren't gaining support from it. Somehow the CRO took that to mean you could have your foot flat if you weren't leaning forward and "gaining support". The second interpretation is what was expressed to the squad during the stage briefing. I don't think the CRO's call is supported by the rules. I expected the stage to get thrown while I was standing there. That said, I believe it was called consistently throughout the match. It was a dumb shooting area and start position. I watched guys in their 30s trip getting in the truck while walking stages on Friday. It was an empty start. If you tripped going fast while loading, your hands weren't available to catch yourself. I didn't stand up range of this prop while shooting the match for this reason. I shot that stage late in the day on Saturday. The legs were tired at the end of the day and I could see the appeal of shooting from the edge of the bed for an older shooter. I shot standing.
  10. PatJones

    Rules Question

    But the question is which one? There is a possibility that the hole in the moving no shoot could plausibly line up with multiple holes. A swinging no shoot is a poor target presentation for this reason.
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    local club says I can't shoot Appendix.

    I don't shoot steel challenge, you'd have to look at the rules. But in USPSA, there are allowances to sweeping and the 180 rule during the draw. 10.5 Match Disqualification – Unsafe Gun Handling Examples of unsafe gun handling include, but are not limited to: 10.5.5 Allowing the muzzle of a handgun to point at any part of the competitor’s body during a course of fire (i.e. sweeping). Exception – A match disqualification is not applicable for sweeping of the lower extremities (below the belt) while drawing or re-holstering of the handgun, provided that the competitor’s fingers are clearly outside of the trigger guard. This exception is only for holstered handguns. Sweeping does not apply to a handgun holstered in compliance with Rules 5.2.1 and 5.2.7 10.5.6 While facing downrange, allowing the muzzle of a loaded handgun to point uprange beyond a radius of 3 feet from a competitor’s feet while drawing or re-holstering.
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    USPSA Revolver Optics Division

    I know. For no good reason either.
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    USPSA Revolver Optics Division

    I appendix carry a J-frame with a dot. I had it milled into the top strap so I could co-witness with the factory sights.