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    Paul Beck

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  1. paul788

    Anyone ever Arb a local?

    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
  2. 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
  3. paul788

    Hello from NC

    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
  4. paul788

    How slow is slow enough?

    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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. paul788

    Greetings from North Carolina

    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
  8. paul788

    A funny conversation.

    Keep shooting until the conversation stops, then clear and score. Not clean and score. PB
  9. 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
  10. paul788

    Prone to Standing on the Clock?

    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
  11. paul788

    Carpal Tunnel and shooting

    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
  12. Sam Reconstitute the Memphis Charity match and let that be the Revo Nationals. Please! Paul Beck
  13. I decide what(or where) I want to shoot and then figure out how much OT I need to fund that. Paul
  14. paul788

    Production to 15 rounds instead of 10.

    As someone who has already had to buy another gun and complete setup just to keep competing in a division after a change I am not in favor of any changes to Production or any other division. Instead of looking for what the change does for a new competitor look at what it does to the one who is currently shooting say a Beretta with 10 rd mags. Now to stay competitive they must go buy new mags. If this is adopted I will push to change Single Stack major to 10 rd mags since I have those now and everyone else CAN go buy them, screw the people who enjoy SS the way it is. Every time the rules change so that the existing shooter must go buy something else to stay competitive we lose people. Several of my friends that used to shoot Revo and had significant money in 6 shot guns and hardware refused to switch to 8 shot and instead only shoot other divisions now. There should be no capacity changes to any division that currently has a limit. Paul Beck
  15. paul788

    New to the lnl ap issues

    OP Is the issue that the case going into the sizing die is tilted outward away from the center? On mine the case retaining spring pulls hard enough to tilt the case away from vertical enough to touch on the edge of the die. Pressing in toward the center gets it to go in. I cut and bent a tiny T shape of steel that I attached to the outside of the die to guide the case back to vertical. Crossbar of the T shape held to the die with a TieWrap and the leg bent so that it goes in the gap of the shellplate and just touches the case to guide it into the die. Think a T with the leg bent to an L shape. The reason is that the sizing die is the tightest opening and the case mouth is at it's largest. You can try another brand of sizing die as some have a larger opening. Hope this helps Paul
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