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  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 



  4. 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. 

  5. 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. 

  6. 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.


  7. 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.  

  8. 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. 

  9. 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. 

  10. Didn't R.Leatham win the revolver nationals and the single stack nationals on the same weekend? 


    For mere mortals, if I shoot only one gun then it seems like my subconscious adapts and I can feel when it is time to reload and etc when a stage plan is deviated from.

  11. 48 minutes ago, Joe4d said:

    I seem to remember a turf issue debate in foot ball. Most of the players prefered grass, due to its give. Some artificial turf grabbed to well and only the speedsters liked it. The rest were getting knee injuries.


    That sounds right.


    At his senior HSFB homecoming game a friend was hit low and from the side with his right foot planted, trashed the knee and the film is pretty gut wrenching. That was on grass though. 

  12. 1 minute ago, MemphisMechanic said:

    IDPA means no cleats allowed, and old guys.


    Add in some slick terrian and I can see that happening.


    Obviously, I prefer cleats for really slick, muddy, or loose terrain. I’m glad USPSA permits them, even though I understand why IDPA doesn’t.


    Didn't some of the professional sports outlaw cleats to prevent injury to the wearer? I might be remembering wrong or it may not be relevant (there is usually not all that much blocking and tackling at USPSA/IDPA matches), but I thought the deal with cleats is that sometimes they work too well. 

  13. 12 hours ago, ima45dv8 said:

    Speak for yourself.

    Many of "us" do understand them.


    I have never found anyone that did in USPSA.

    Have watched the USPSA rules head honcho + the president + a very well respected range master debate number of procedurals at a level 2. Also my very well respected r.o. class instructor gave me incorrect instruction (overridden by T.M.)  on a question during class - when I shared T.M.'s different answer he responded by explaining that T.M. was the chief but he had to answer according to the rule book. 

    My favorite rules thing was a starting position disagreement between the CRO and myself as RO at a level 2. When we asked for clarification from the heavily experienced and well respected range master he responded that "the CRO was right, but I was technically right" 🤪



  14. 5 hours ago, Joe4d said:

    If you want to practice draw, practice draw. But again pretty much a new guy thing from watching cowboy flicks.as an also ran scrub, and probably the WORSE A shooter in the country,, I could run a pretty consistent 1.20 to 1 second A zone  at 7 yards.  The best GM's are probably in the .6 to .8 area. 


    Max Michel demonstrated a 0.7 second draw to a sight picture at the last NRA annual I attended, I think that is sort of par for the pro's. He is so ridiculously efficient in movement that he looked sort of slow doing it. 

    Last time I checked myself (at 60+) I was able to get one draw to a near target alpha at 0.97 seconds but more typically around 1.1, that is an old B class hacker guy drawing a production gun out of a production legal holster that never practiced micro drills or whatever, just the full normal draw. It should not take a younger person much work to get there. 

  15. 11 hours ago, Sophie said:

    Of course I know that. That wasn't my question, was it?

    I made a mistake & openly admitted it, accepted the consequences, and will learn from it.

    Is there really a need to be so condescending? 


    Apparently there is, at least Enos is not as ugly as Facebook and twitter though, the important thing is that you do not let it bug you. 

  16. 7 hours ago, warpspeed said:

    If you intentionally build a stage to see if you can get a shooter to break a rule and be DQ'd then you shouldn't be playing the game either.



    I've done it for local IDPA matches and it has been a good training tool.

    Give a stage a subtle hint name like "Don't break 180" , during the s.o. walk through emphasize that every squad is cautioned about the need not to screw up, and make sure the shooter will be in plain site of the squad when doing the tricky bits. New shooters get to see how the experienced shooters do the tricky parts right and get practice doing the tricky stuff right. 

    You can not protect shooters in the long term from needing to be able to do things like running backwards with a gun or reloading when moving to the weak side, I prefer training over avoidance. When a local shooter goes to their first higher level match I don't want that to be where they learn about dq's.


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