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  1. This is another fight I don't have a dog in, but if the person with the timer (who is often working for free) thinks he/she can do a better job if I tell him my stage plan then I am fine with it. Personally I do not ask, for reasons already noted.
  2. I was not intending to comment on how things are done wherever it is that you shoot, and if you do not believe I am capable of simple observation, ok.
  3. The local IDPA DM I shoot with (won his division at the IDPA nationals - year before last I think, had to beat Rob Leatham to do it) does not shoot USPSA and the CO guy I shoot with that is winning overalls at IDPA level 2's and 3's has maybe shot 3 - 6 USPSA matches for practice. I think there are likely other folks out there that focus on just the one sport, makes a lot of sense if you want to win and have the talent but only want to devote a limited amount of time and money.
  4. The local IDPA club is very strong. One of the guys shoots carry optics and has won the overall at state championships a couple times this year, he has yet to come in at the top in CO of a local USPSA match to my knowledge. The other is a DM with a room full of IDPA upper level match trophies including winning his division at the nationals, he stays away from USPSA because he does not want to work hard enough to win and make the additional time/money commitments. For what it is worth. I don't have a dog to fight here, I shoot both sports for fun.
  5. Brass? I am another one of those 'used 9mm comp die forever & no issues' people. On the spring, Redding will tell you that there is no problem pulling it if you have any concern, they suggested it to me as something to play with when I called them and talked about use with bare lead or coated bullets.
  6. If you are looking for protection for indoor shooting or r.o.ing open guns, the Sordins really suck if you do not double plug. I like them for shooting outdoors and they are comfortable. For what it is worth.
  7. Thanks. For moon clip use, or maybe even just ultimate reliability of extraction with a bottom feeder, it seems like the other brand which cleans up the rim (I forgot name) might be better, but I have never owned one so maybe not.
  8. It appears that the CED Rollsizer for 9mm does not clean up the rim. Correct?
  9. It is worth noting, in my opinion, that the game was built for paper scoring and now the game is played with computer scoring for the most part. If folks wanted to they could make major/minor a personal preference in all divisions that have major/minor, rather than a choice that needs to be made based on which option is competitive.
  10. The way my revolver smith showed me was. 1. Trace the outline of the spring so you know how much you bend it. 2. Use whatever is handy to stick the spring in (he used an old metal filing cabinet drawer if memory serves) and bend it. This is not brain surgery.
  11. The precision distance shooting guys that carefully weigh each charge and insure each piece of brass is as near identical as possible and make match day load adjustments based on the weather, I could see those folks wanting match primers, just in case it might matter on a shot or two.


    You read that here (not just by Brooke) but the intro vid for the S2 from CZ talked a bit about designing that gun for a wider range of hand sizes and with input from the lady factory shooter, in any case 6'1 guy hands here and the SP01 variants fit me best. I've owned 2 75's an 85 a compact an SP01 an S2 and a TSO. TSO is not an apples to apples comparison so I will leave that out. For my nickel they are all accurate and reliable and extremely similar under the hood, buy the one that fits best, for me that is S1/SP01 .
  13. On the subject, tracing an outline of the spring before you bend it is handy.
  14. And then use Loctite on the new screw I suppose. Don't most folks just bend the spring?
  15. Good list, XDM's also rock in my opinion. Just bought a Tanfo Stock 1 for my other game gun. Should work nice as a backup for my USPSA rig (Tanfo Stock 3), would have gone with a Limited Pro but didn't want to mess with needing different holsters.
  16. I do not know of any reason to be scared of Loctite. Maybe you folks can educate me though. Haven't done it on the 929 yet but on another gun I've used the technique shown except held a screwdriver tip to what I wanted to heat with some needle nose pliers and put the torch on the screwdriver tip. Have also been told that melting beeswax on the screw in question can work but do not have any experience with this. I've owned 2 older Harleys and an air cooled BMW twin, the first time something comes loose it gets the juice. https://www.henkel-adhesives.com/us/
  17. 4 rounds. If the lowest exceeds minimum power factor I am good.
  18. Have a lot of fun with good friends. Do more than my share of the work setting up & tearing down & pasting & running the timer/scorepad.
  19. Am waiting to see how the trap and skeet crowd reacts when the pcc vendors wriggle into those sports also.
  20. In USPSA or IDPA I don't understand a 181 debate. We seem to agree here that if the r.o./s.o. is not 100% sure then there should be no dq. Calls are made in real time typically with both the shooter and in r.o. in motion. In real time I don't know anyone who is capable of judging the relationship between the gun angle and the 180 line (often at an angle to the way the stage is constructed) within 5 degrees (or maybe 10 is a better number) and being 100% sure of the call. In a higher level match where you can position a static set of eyes at a dicey position a tighter call could
  21. "I toured the Federal factory a few years ago, and part of the time was spent looking at their primer-making facility, with a lengthy explanation of how their primers are made. The Federal Match primers are made by employees who've shown a greater ability consistently apply the priming compound, so each primer is as close as possible to the others. Otherwise the Match primers are identical to the standard primers." That is the way I have heard the story told. I think it is sort of like Smith and Wesson "Performance center" although they probably do have a different sig
  22. While we are on the subject : https://uniquetek.com/product/T1736 Edit: Anyone know of a gadget that makes powder die height adjustment not a pain in the ass on a 1050? Want to be able to switch back and forth between loading 0.356 for my bottom feeders and 0.358 for my "9mm" 929.
  23. Ouch . At an L2 on the final stage I was delighted with the execution of my stage plan on an otherwise not good day, for a moment, I've gotten more rigorous about counting targets before making a plan.
  24. Lots of folks buy a spare spring & adjust tension to work with harder primers when Feds are not available.
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