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IHAVEGAS

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  1. DQ's are the only thing I have seen to get persnickety about, it took a while for folks at the two local idpa clubs to get consistent and get a bit hard nosed about calling them and one local uspsa club is less strict about calling them than I would wish. I dq'd an 80 year old friend for muzzling himself bagging his unloaded and flagged gun at a steel challenge match a couple weeks back. No fun for anyone.
  2. When I stopped dry fire practice I lost the match expectations that can be frustrating and got back to the 'fun day with the folks at the range' mindset that taught me to enjoy the shooting sports in the first place. Whatever makes you happy.
  3. I need to exceed 155 power factor, so with 180's 900fps would be about ideal (35fps safety margin).
  4. My last Bayou order was 11/14, they said on the phone last week that they are processing the orders from this time frame right now. On the bright side. 147 grain (0.356) 9mm truncated cone and 160 grain round nose 357's (0.358) were both in stock from SNS last week with no limits on quantity (10K = 10% discount).
  5. Put your deposit down well ahead of time, pcc has pretty much cornered the short bus market.
  6. My loads (Winchester brass, 160 grain 0.358 sns coated) had bullet creep. Going from the Dillon sizing die to a Lee U die seems to have fixed it in my case.
  7. That works. What works better for me, and I think would help the original poster, is to teach yourself to see the sight lift during recoil. Once you do, you always see it when you disturb the sight prior to recoil and you can call your shots.
  8. All feedback appreciated. Pulling the trigger while aiming I will work on, seems like a bit of steel challenge or the plate rack at the club should be a decent way to practice that live. Otherwise, is 0.25s a reasonable goal for splits on easy close targets for a 'want to make A class' level shooter? Part of my opportunity I think is just the pure mechanics of swinging the trigger hard without throwing the sights way off
  9. Probably should have asked the question differently, I meant methods specific to getting that long throw d.a. revolver trigger pulled at speeds similar to what you can do with single action.
  10. Are there any tricks, or specific training methods, that help with getting two accurate shots off like you can with a bottom feeder?
  11. I use the FCD for my bottom feeders as well (coated still, sized 0.356 though) have never seen an issue in 10's of thousands of rounds. Do agree that the FCD could very well be swaging the brass covered portion of the bullets, but I honestly do not know any reason to care about that, accuracy is good, no leading (after I switched to 0.358's in the wheel gun only, major leading with 9mm sized coated, wheel gun barrel slugged at 0.357), bullets are not walking out of brass in the wheel gun.
  12. Interested as well. For my 9mm wheel gun I'm shooting .358 coated bullets and load with the undersized Lee die, I get it that this likely does swage the bullet a bit but have not seen any sign that this is either a reliability or an accuracy issue.
  13. Has not been my experience, they have been patient with me. It does seem like we could be as aggressive advertising proposed changes as we are about publishing change notices.
  14. I understand the legal issues with gripe threads about vendors, but why can't USPSA issues be hashed out?? Are we worried about HQ coming up with a lawsuit against the #1 USPSA website?
  15. Interested as well (Ruger), I have been shooting up what I already had (180 grain bayou coated), works well enough for a casual shooters IDPA gun, but likely not the best.
  16. I think I covered that one already. Free brass (I have 40), don't need to buy any reloading dies or otherwise mess with settings, same ammo will work in my 40 cal semi auto's.
  17. 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!!
  18. Been shooting 40's in my "10mm" Ruger GP for the last year or so. With the small primer shortage was thinking about going to 10mm so I can use large primers. Anyone know of a problem associated with cutting down 10mm brass? Am assuming that the 40 length will be better for reloads on the clock.
  19. A backup gun for the competition gun that I never shoot . . . .
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Tip heavy is something new to me in competition hammers. Why did you want that?
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