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  1. I have seen it two or three times with 180 calls, once was on me (right handed, moving back and to my left while reloading, r.o. behind and to my right, he could not see the gun and it wasn't even close to a 180 or even a 140 but he called what his mind saw through my back). If I am shooting under a new r.o. I will exaggerate holding the gun out where he/she can see it, they see you moving toward the weak side while reloading and they get excited.
  2. Why dq when 100% sure of a safety violation is covered so far I think. Is there any why not besides that the person might decide that the sport is not for them? Is there anyone who thinks they would have quit the sport if they had earned a righteous dq at their first match?
  3. Trigger finger calls are often tough to be 100% certain about, my approach is to bust the shooter when it is obvious and let the shooter know after the course of fire when I am only 90% sure.
  4. This will sound mean spirited , and I do not mean it to, but I hate going to a club match where there are any r.o.'s that think like that. If you see a safety rule violation, and you are certain of the right call I want you to make that call. When enforcing the safety rules is soft or inconsistent I think it makes things less safe for everyone, it creates hard feelings for the folks that do get dq'd, and it makes life hard on the r.o.'s who are trying to follow the rules.
  5. After having spent way too much time and money on production guns, If I was starting over I'd get an SP01 or a Shadow 1 (almost identical) and call that good. It is a personal preference thing though, need to find what fits your hand and what balance point you prefer on weight vs maneuverability.
  6. Hasn't everyone? That does seem to be a thing that practice and technique can pretty much eliminate though. You know how much time you need before the match, and you have learned how to make a plan that sticks and you have learned about the mistakes (thinking too much about one stage feature and not enough about others was a bad one for me) that create the problem. On that topic, there is nothing in the USPSA rulebooks that says that the squad has to be allowed 5 minutes for a walk through, worked a level 2 where the head cheese was nervous about having enough
  7. I seem like a downer but accepting reality has made senior shooting a lot more fun, so sharing that is the goal. Age takes away - short term memory - whatever you want to call mental information gathering and thought processing time - typically vision - visual speed (eye muscles age just like leg muscles) - energy to practice - ability to perform without injury - muscle mass - typically balance - all forms of quickness - attainable speed - probably another half dozen things that I used to remember. All of the drills and technique are great, but if it bugs you that you a
  8. At 60+ I try to visualize exploding out of position without either passing gas or losing bowel control entirely or just getting dizzy like you do when you stand up fast.
  9. Or maybe a copy of his birth certificate?
  10. "And you know, that you're over the hill, when your mind makes a promise that your body can't fill" - Little Feat Seems like it is a process, learn to keep pushing while learning not to get upset that you aren't 30 - 40 - 50 anymore.
  11. You are old for a run and gun shooter. Old is not fast. Embrace it, enjoy shooting anyway. Signed, 60+ slow guy
  12. If you do not mind, what brass-sizing die-bullet are you using? I have something that seems fine for the 929 now (Lee U-die, 160 grain SNS or Bayou 0.358, Winchester brass) but it is interesting to see what others are doing that works.
  13. Nothing beyond polishing and knocking the spur off of the hammer, pretty much what is shown in the Mcarbo u-tube video except the hammer bob. We are in the same boat, I'm seeking knowledge for things to look at. For some reason my 10mm match champion has a smoother/better feel.
  14. If you haven't done it already, using the cell phone to record a practice session is a nice early step. The big kids often look slow because there is no wasted movement, most of us find that we are flapping about initially.
  15. My 929 - a real pain in the butt with leading until I switched to 0.358 bullets - had to be sent back to S&W to get a damaged crane repaired, took 4-5 months and communication was awful - needs more pristine brass than my semi autos - needs a Lee U die to keep bullets from walking - very accurate and with a BossHoss trigger job a very smooth 5.5 - 6# trigger. My 9mm SuperGP100 - Had to be sent back to have a new pawl fitted, took 8 days and communication was excellent - Wants very pristine brass, absolutely more fussy than the 929 - 7.5# trigger at present, hoping to take off 1
  16. If it was my post he opened up the chambers past the bullet, I did not anticipate the need to open up the areas that surround the brass.
  17. Thanks to all, sounds like roll sizing is not needed. I suspect that the clip fit on brass that has been once fired through a bottom feeder and marred by extraction is at least part of the issue. At the moment my moon clip checker is my 929, much that will drop easily into the 929 will not drop into the SGP100. I am going to play with some once fired & roll sized federal that I bought recently. May very well end up having the bores opened up on the cylinder but then you get into $'s and if the gun ever breaks I could be hosed when I send it back to R
  18. Have a very tight chambered super gp 100 in 9mm. Use a Lee U die and pristine moon clips but still have a too high reject rate as far as getting loaded moon clips to drop in like they should. If you folks start out with 1 time fired brass from target (not high pressure) ammo does that brass work for many reloads (130 power factor) without roll sizing?
  19. Shooting a heavy 9mm revolver at a steel match Sunday I had a squib that I did not feel or hear. Thought it was a light strike, r.o. said he saw the bullet hit ballistic sand behind the target or else he would have stopped me, so I assume he heard something.
  20. https://www.lightinthebox.com/en/p/g09-calipers-0-150mm-light-weight-convenient-measure_p7112116.html?currency=USD&litb_from=bing_shopping&sku=1_47&country_code=us&utm_source=bingshopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=bingshopping&&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_campaign=[EN][BSC][LITB][c2619][P%26E](US)(shopping)(L1)&msclkid=231aa3d94a361b23a400fcec14564de3 I would buy something a bit nicer, but you do not need to spend much to be able to measure and track primer seating depth.
  21. And, maybe not necessary, but OCD folks like myself really love the overpriced CZ Customs sight pusher. Will not fix elevation but works great for its intended purpose.
  22. Ignore the header, I plugged in 1050 FPS, 125 grain bullets and 0.4" sight height above axis. 15 yards would work, seems like I am more confident of the zero at this range. 25 looks better if you can group shoot well enough and your bullets fly straight enough to zero the gun precisely. There are several free ballistics calculators on the internet. Edit: Plugged in 115 grain and 1400 fps under the assumption that was characteristic for an open gun. 0 - 50 yards and you are always within 1" of zero both at 15 and 2
  23. I just started dropping in the 10x bushings by wrote on my CZ's. $60.00, easy peasy install, should have better wear characteristics I think, and the more precise fit to the barrel is obvious. That said, I agree that many CZ's shoot great without it and a smarter fellow might wait and see.
  24. My Mark 2 22/45 was fussy and too failure prone to consider taking it to a steel challenge match. At the advice of a friend I went through the mags (u-tube mag tuning video) and replaced the loaded chamber indicator with a blank (eliminates drag on slide) and installed the Volquartzen trigger kit. I was lucky to make it through a mag before and do not remember a single ftf since doing the work, but, disclaimer, I haven't shot it for hundreds or thousands of rounds since. The changes made a huge difference in reliability but possibly I could find that it now fails 1/100-200 and is s
  25. A different way to consider the question. If a target is pulled due to a scoring question, does the person making the final call on the target need to look at anything besides the target?
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