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  1. Try a slower powder. I use 150 gr Blue Bullet rn over 4.2 gr of WSF. Slower pressure spike, easy ejection. PF is 138-140 which is too high but I won't risk going subminor ever again. Paul Beck
  2. Thanks Revoman, just ordered. I looked at Pachmayr for the standard grip that I have had 25 yrs and did not look any further. Paul
  3. Thank you Warren. I'll get busy. Paul
  4. CZT. Purchased in Feb '17. It has been reliable and accurate using TK .035 Clips for Win brass. and 147 gr Blue RN .355 and 4.3 gr WSF. PF is usually 140-142. I did the action job and run the trigger at 6-6 1/2 lb so I can run any primer. Only thing I was not happy with was the bolt did not go flush when pushed, the cylinder was stiff to open. I removed metal on the front face of the bolt until it was flush. Added a Hogue cylinder release and Pachmayr grips. Wish Pachmayr made N frame round butt grips, used a set of K/L grips and ground them internally until they fit. Chamfered the cylinder using a Harbor Frt. countersink chucked in the drill press and turned by hand. While I had the extractor out I rounded the sharp edge of the chambers under the extractor. I think that helped more than the chamfering, the clip would start to go in and then hang on that edge. How much weight can you drop removing the underlug? Thanks Paul Beck
  5. I have a "47 vintage 5 screw Combat Masterpiece that is badly worn and needed a new stop fitted. I bought a Powers oversize stop and have an issue. The new one has a recess drilled into the face where the spring plunger should ride, the old one does not. The new stop is not touched by the plunger and does not lift up to engage the cylinder. I'm sure Carmoney or Toolguy have seen this and have a solution. Do I need a longer spring or plunger or is it fill the recess? Powers is closed and I'd like to get it running this weekend. Thanks Paul Beck
  6. That is an EVIL look. Don't give him any MORE ideas. Paul
  7. Is this still accurate? I live 4 hours from the nearest club. Hoping to shoot the IRC this year since it's on my side of the country. Thanks Paul
  8. Will Far and Near be included? Want to know how far back to start practicing. Thanks Paul Beck
  9. If you want to move up in the match rankings stick to one. If you just like to shoot do both. After you make A then you will have the skill set to switch and not get hurt in the standings. Until then stick to one and become good with it, not mediocre with several. Paul
  10. Try WSF and about 4.0gr to start. I run a 929 and set out to make pf with a slower powder to reduce the sticking case problem. Never have a hard extraction and most times it's tap the rod with my thumb instead of slap it with the palm. I use Blue 147 rn. Paul
  11. Make a fist as if you're holding your knife tight enough to use it. Now look at the space between your fingers. That's how thick the loops for the index and pinkie fingers needs to be. Contact the American Knifemakers Guild and see who is in your area. Paul Beck
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Keep shooting until the conversation stops, then clear and score. Not clean and score. PB
  24. 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
  25. 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
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