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  1. 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.
  2. 40 small pistol primers 10mm large pistol primers What I was wondering was if cut down 10's would make for quicker reloads than full length 10's.
  3. From reading this, if a person has a 10mm/40 Ruger and he is thinking about using 10 mm brass to get around the small primer shortage, it would be best to cut down the brass to .40 length?
  4. At some point you start to think about how securely the bullet is held by the brass, bottom feeders seem a lot less problematic in this regard than wheel guns, but it is something to check before loading a whole lot of rounds.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Much ado about nothing, in my humble opinion, although I get the not native language concern.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Wet grass not good. A friend had one foot slide and one foot stick at an IDPA match, result was an ambulance ride and knee surgery.
  13. 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" . Etc.
  14. You can, but then you will be wrong for the guns that point 'naturally' for you before relearning. For me it is just a whole lot easier to stay away from the original frame Glocks and Shadow 2.
  15. That is not my experience. Could very well be that I learned using a sort of typical frame geometry, so guns which mimic that geometry (1911's , 2011's, Tanfo's, Shadow 1) feel as if they point naturally.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. My Shadow 2 had me duck hunting on the draw, none of my other guns do (the old Glocks did also) . Sold the S2 rather than adapting to it and then being forced to re-adapt when I shot something else.

    CZ TS 2

    You seem determined to confuse what works for muzzle dip (light slides, reduced weight recoil springs) with a somewhat magical reduction in recoil. There is no free lunch, forces must balance. It is interesting to consider barrel weight's effect on felt recoil. While slide to barrel is initially locked the barrel should effectively act as a slide weight and then the barrel momentum should transfer to the frame through the barrel link & etc.

    CZ TS 2

    That comes from engineering & physics classes. There are always a long string of minute influences that tend to zero for all practical purposes. When you weigh yourself on a scale you likely do not factor in the variance of weight do to the relative position of the moon, for example.

    CZ TS 2

    Not sure about that. On the way back, F=M*A, so you can have less mass and more speed or more mass and less speed but you have to counteract the same force either way. For dip on slide closure I think the you are right.
  23. Yep. When I switched back to limited for a time it felt like I was missing out on a lot of what I enjoyed, when you hit your reloads slick and feel pressure not to miss that steel and force a reload that is the good stuff. I would like to see the limited division rules tweaked to allow big stick mags in limited minor for those that do not enjoy the planning/reloading/accuracy challenge of low capacity shooting. Limited major would need to retain some advantage to prevent devaluation of existing guns but I can't see a 9mm big stick changing much besides making room for those folks who hate reloads.
  24. Was there a thorough inspection of the firing pin channel? No crud which may have prevented the pin from fully retracting?
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