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    Paul Beck

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  1. Drop it as a classifier and keep the stage in the match. If its not "right " shouldn't use it to compare to what others have done. Paul
  2. Did S&W make a 5" .38 spl barrel ? I'd like to try one. A local collector told me that the only ones were fixed sight model 10s made for two LE depts. If S&W didn't where can I get one made? If I have to go custom then I know I want a faster than stock twist rate. Thanks Paul Beck
  3. Do you know anyone who shoots IPSC? If so get a cost comparison and decide what is cheapest to start in. Or ask if you can borrow their rig and try a match. Most shooters will gladly loan stuff to a new person. Try as many different Divisions as you can before spending your money. Paul Beck
  4. How is the match run? Is it a one, two, or three day match? Shoot half days or all day? Looking at going now that it's closer to my side of the country. Thanks Paul Beck
  5. Did not go to arb but caused a squad to reshoot. Local range that is more 3 gunners than USPSA types had a stage of two arrays of 4 targets each with a required reload between arrays. WSB stated no penalty for not reloading, idea was to allow PCC to post really quick times. Section coordinator was there and had not caught the problem. I pointed out that it is a per shot penalty for not doing the required reload. They brought the first squad back to reshoot. This is what happens when non USPSA people try to run USPSA matches. Or when I try to run IDPA matches. Paul
  6. Wife is constantly on me about driving too fast in the city and how many of her friends/coworkers have gotten tickets. Wednesday morning she gets a ticket for 49 in a 35 zone. Officer was one of 5 motorcyclists sitting in a subdivision entrance on a hill. He wrote it for less than she was actually doing. I asked what it was going to cost me and the answer was $185. And I need to counsel our kids about driving too fast!! Paul
  7. Where are you located? East or West side of the state? Go look at the NC Section page to get a list of matches. Paul Beck
  8. Slow is Slow. Don't think speed, think "Shoot only when I have an adequate sight picture". Practice everything: draw, acquiring a sight picture, moving, and reloading. At first concentrate on getting to the sight picture and then break one shot, re-acquire the sight picture and break shot #2. Then work transitions and movement. The movement skills are what separate the newbies from the old hands. Never accept Slow. Paul Beck
  9. Try removing material from the other end other end of the body and then clip the spring to allow the punch to protrude further. Won't work if you don't shorten the spring. Mine go past flush now. For FWS: when that happens I use a feeler gauge thinner than the cardboard. I have had my LNL with casefeeder for 13 years. Biggest problem is spent primer crap and tumbler media hanging up the primer slide. Keep a can of comp air and blow the punch and slide clean every hundred rounds. I added a case feeder bowl flipper and eliminated the 9mm upside down issue. YMMV Paul Beck
  10. The large tail(USPSA) wagging the small dog(IPSC). Sorry to hear the news about PCC. Now foreigners will brag about winning a pistol match shooting a rifle. Paul Beck
  11. I remember when Larry showed up at the local range in Graniteville with this young guy named Chris he was coaching. He seems to have done a pretty good job as Chris Tilley has several National titles. Shoot what you have for a year and then think about spending money on different equipment. Spend money on ammo and practice what Larry tells you to long before buying another gun. See you at a match. Paul Beck Greensboro
  12. Keep shooting until the conversation stops, then clear and score. Not clean and score. PB
  13. NC Sectional cancelled due to the hurricane. I finally get enough revo shooters to have a recognized division and the weather craps on us. TANJ! PB
  14. MPF " I'd like to see some more physical stage design elements like prone shooting positions. " MD's love to have new stage designers step up, Draw something up and volunteer to set it up for the next match. If you have not designed stages before please ask someone who has to critique it. Paul
  15. Don't wait on getting fixed. The way my doc phrased it "the damage is there and it won't go away by itself. The longer you wait the worse the damage gets and the longer it takes to recover and regain the strength". Since the problem is caused by repetitive motion (dryfire maybe?) you can stop all activity and it won't get worse but it won't get better because the tissue causing the problem won't go away, it amounts to scarring around the nerves. My experience: Diagnosed while I was in getting checked for a torn ligament in my left hand. Recommended surgery on both hands about 6 months apart which i did. I lost about 9 months of shooting time. I had the left done first(right handed) and then the right. By the time the right healed I could stand to slam magazines in with the left. Another 2-3 months to get back to better than where I stopped because of the pain and numbness. Then I developed Trigger thumb on the right hand. Had that fixed and both hands are better than before surgery. Still have the ligament tear. YMMV Paul Beck
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