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  1. 1 hour ago, CtYankee said:

    I don't see the benefit of using 40S&W


    Before the SPP shortage it allowed me to never change primer press components, use the same bullets in my wheel gun that I use in my bottom feeders, and avoid buying any brass and avoid changing the die heights going from 40 to 10. Just my particular situation I suppose, although in the general case it seems like 10mm brass is pricey as heck and 40 is laying around on the ground like it grows there. 


    Appreciate all of the feedback!! 

  2. 14 hours ago, Cherokeewind said:

    I had one Kimber rear sight that I actually had to use a dremel cut off wheel to cut a slot, left to right, almost down to the bottom of the dovetail to relieve enough pressure so the I could get the sight out for replacement with a new rear.......the old sight was no good anyway. 

    I have done that as well.


    On an otherwise unmolested smith and wesson shield the local gunsmith ran out of hammer and I sent it back to smith, they moved it for no charge. 


  3. On 2/10/2021 at 6:58 PM, Fishbreath said:



    I think the Super GP is plenty competitive, but it's also not the easiest road.


    I normally think it is the Indian and not the arrow, but I can shoot with the smoother 5.5 pound trigger on my 929 faster than I can the notchy 7.5 pound trigger on my SGP. With the ruger and any challenging shot if I don't focus on the trigger and take my time I shoot poorly. Perhaps I will find a way to improve the ruger eventually. 

  4. 17 hours ago, Fishbreath said:



    —a bit of an undercut below where the spur used to be in an effort to keep the tip-heavy weight distribution,


    Tip heavy is something new to me in competition hammers. Why did you want that?

  5. 49 minutes ago, PatJones said:

    I stand by my opinion that doing all of this with a partially removed hammer spur diminishes the level of safety involved.


    And that is a perfectly reasonable opinion. It is something that I am fine with,  but I know from shooting my production gun and hearing the occasional comment that there are other folks that share your concern. 

  6. On 1/31/2021 at 9:28 AM, PatJones said:

    If the revolver is cocked and want to lower the hammer, you would have diminished control while doing it. None of the drop safeties would help you as you need to pull the trigger to drop hammer.


    Grab hammer, pull trigger so sear releases hammer, as soon as hammer is released let off the trigger. Some folks place their finger between hammer and frame and just roll the finger out after releasing the trigger.

    Those of us that shoot d.a. / s.a. production guns do something similar on every stage at USPSA or IDPA matches, it is a bit more dicey with those guns as you have to keep the trigger pulled so you clear the half cocked notch.

  7. 12 minutes ago, Fishbreath said:

    certainly don't want to be unsafe. Could you expand a little? Is it just about losing grip on the hammer while attempting to use it SA, or is there more to it?


    Might be brand specific? The GP100's hammer safety provisions seem very robust and seem to have been designed with a thumb slipping off the hammer in mind. Without the spur it is easier to slip and let the hammer drop but it seems like manufacturers would need to be aware that even with the spur folks can slip and let the hammer drop (gloves - cold hands - etc.) and make suitable safety provisions. 

  8. A revolver smith friend of mine attempted to quantify the value of bobbing the hammer on his smith. His conclusion was that the value was real but subtle,  I am not sure the o.p. Will achieve his goal. 


    I have not done it, but have read about removing some material on the face of the hammer to improve ignition on GP100s others might know details.


    If it was me I would send the hammer to Dave Olhasso or tk custom or etc and ask them to do a full competition cut. Even with no spur you can manually cock the hammer for group shooting if desired.


    Based on my 2 rugers it is hard to see much hammer fitting, particularly because those guns use shims to get the hammer to frame clearance right. 


    Good luck. Anxious to see what reliable pull weights can be achieved. 



  9. On 1/17/2021 at 2:04 PM, cnote said:

    I just wish there was a range smack in the middle of the country that is.....

    capable of sponsoring /holding the match

    capable of possessing the proper stage equipment / wifi / clubhouse etc

    capable of housing staff and participants at a reasonable distance from the range.

    I just think FL and Utah are a haul for people on the opposite side of the country and influence peoples travel.

    Tulsa seems to be ideal, but wants nothing to do with us .....




    I wonder what folks thought of the PCC nationals when they were at Sellersburgh In? About a 30 minute drive to the Louisville Ky airport. I'm high on that location after working 3 level 2 matches there but my opinion is biased because I like the folks who I know at that club and have shot there a good bit. 

  10. On 1/2/2021 at 10:09 PM, AngeloConde said:

    Hey I'm not gonna lie I envy people who do shoot revolvers takes alot of skill to reload that thing fast and efficiently.


    Fast swingers is the really hard part to me. You could teach a monkey to reload and a dedicated monkey would practice it enough to become proficient. 

  11. 2 hours ago, MikeyScuba said:

    Meeting pf isn’t necessarily the end all and be all.  

    Particularly with an anvil like a 929. 

    For what it is worth, mine leaded up bad with coated until I went with 0.358" bullets.


  12. 13 hours ago, zzt said:

    One of the clubs I shoot at has a 'revolver friendly' match every Nov.  Three shoot revo.  The 'winner' of revo Division moves so slowly I could walk backwards faster then him.  I don't ever recall him shooting anything less than an A.  The other two hardly know which end of the gun the bullet comes out of.  I have to remind one of them (constantly) not to break 180 or sweep his feet when  reloading.  At least he listens and appreciates the help.


    Might need to travel there so maybe I could win at wheel gun just once.

    For what it is worth, the best 180 or sweep training I have found is a dq.  

  13. On 12/14/2020 at 6:19 AM, nasty618 said:

    I agree. I found my plans get more complicated (or maybe I was just over complicating them) having to plan with higher cap divisions, at times wishing I had to plan for 8-10 rds on some stages.  I'm sure it's  just because that's what I'm used to and gets smoothed out after a while.


    Maybe it is just what you get used to? I started with limited. 

    Now when I want to make things easier on the planning side I will shoot my limited gun instead of production, when I am in the mood for a real planning challenge I shoot my 8 shot revolver. 

  14. 1 hour ago, George Jones said:


    It all revolves around the gun being holstered.  If it is holstered and the safety if off (with a cocked hammer) it is an unsafe condition subject to DQ under Rule 10.5.11.


    To avoid confusion, I think you meant loaded and holstered, please correct me if I am wrong. At make ready I've seen folks pull the hammer back and flip the safety on a holstered gun so they could get in a practice draw and snap, when I questioned the head cheese I was told this was allowed. I've also seen horseplay where a shooter pulled his buddies hammer back so his buddy would have to walk to the safety table and have been told this is not a dq. 

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