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  1. 11 hours ago, waktasz said:


    Name one person at the top of the IDPA game that is not primarily a USPSA shooter. 


    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. 

  2. 18 hours ago, Tango said:

    I should say, I sense a feeling of superiority here among USPSA shooters, which is not warranted at the top level. I know production GM's in USPSA who can not beat IDPA M's in IDPA. These are different games, and top level shooters exist in both games. 


    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. 

  3. 56 minutes ago, MikeyScuba said:

    Yes.  But it’s not an issue imo.




    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. 

  4. 59 minutes ago, Overscore said:

    C point value = (chrono'd velocity * bullet weight) /125,000 * 3

    such that if you're shooting with exactly 125 PF, you get 3 points.  But, if you up it a little to 135, now you get 3.24 points, 153 PF will give you 3.672 points for a charlie, 169 PF yields 4.056 points, and then everyone can play their own game as far as how high they want to go instead of having this arbitrary line that exists between major and minor now.


    Obviously that's an absurd suggestion, but it also shines light on the absurdity of major and minor scoring.


    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. 

  5. On 8/22/2020 at 3:32 AM, Brooke said:

    The grip geometry feels better to some people especially those with small hands.


    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 . 

  6. 1 minute ago, himurax13 said:

    If you want to play both games than any of these should suffice.

    SP01 Shadow
    Glock 17/34
    M&P 9
    Sig P320
    Tanfoglio Limited Pro

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    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.

  7. 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.




    Edit: And yea, on my 929 I've put blue on the same screw for the same reason. 

  8. 7 hours ago, Jim Watson said:

    USPSA and usually IDPA have the 180 limit.  SASS is more cautious, they have a 170 limit so there is a lot less doubt.  No 179 or 181 debate, if you are even close to 180, you are past their tolerance.   



    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 be made with confidence. 



    A couple years back a good friend told me that I missed a 180 call on the last guy shooting a stage, he thought I just let the guy off. It was one of the 'forgot target run back to the port to shoot it' deals. We had time waiting for the next squad so I positioned myself where the shooter was and positioned, my friend where I had been, pointed out the angle of the 180 line relative to how we were standing, and then said "ok, in real time what can you see to justify being 100% sure that guy broke the 180"?

    My friend said, "Oh".


  9. "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 sign on the door. 


    1 hour ago, motosapiens said:

    i've only ever done it at nationals (twice!!!), both times when weird stuff happened on the stage or right before. generally my visualizations are getting better and my execution more aggressive as well, probably not because i'm almost 60 but because I've gotten better at visualizing.



    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. 

  11. 1 hour ago, Jory45acp said:

    We're in the early days of a great primer shortage and without Federal primers I won't be loading for this anytime soon unfortunately.


    Lots of folks buy a spare spring & adjust tension to work with harder primers when Feds are not available. 

  12. Lee undersized die + Lee factory crimp die + Redding micrometer adjustable seating die (with spring removed) + Mr. Bulletfeeder powder funnel - 160 grain 0.358 bayou or sns - Winchester brass


    I had bullets walk when not using the U-die, and the tall fat 160's do not stay seated between the mbf drop station and the next very well which slows my 1050 speed down. Have 1000 bayou 0.358 135 grain that should arrive today, anxious to see how they do on the 929 and 1050 both. 


    I use the same dies for all 9mm. 

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