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IHAVEGAS

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  1. +1 I don't even know what a "Ghost walk through" is .
  2. That is how I break down a stage, 6 + 2 moving - reload - 8 at this window - reload - etc. With memory stages in particular I need to count shots or targets while shooting else I can go past a target. Seems like when you are running the stage you sort of feel the right number of shots sometimes and are aware on the number others, probably related to how fast the stage is. That is a barely B class guy with a production gun though.
  3. I just broke down and bought a swinger ($200 for one that was well made by an individual, you can get by for less if you are handy).
  4. Is this adjustment correct for non fpb block guns ? I'm guessing no since cgw's website says the adjustment is different for different guns & to call them. Anyway, if somebody knows the correct adjustment for something like a cz 85 combat it would be appreciated. There is no predetermined adjustment. Each pistol is different. What issue are you having? No issue, just going through a new gun and trying to make things as correct as possible. Seems like there has to be a better starting point than 'however it left the factory' , that is what I was attempting to find.
  5. Is this adjustment correct for non fpb block guns ? I'm guessing no since cgw's website says the adjustment is different for different guns & to call them. Anyway, if somebody knows the correct adjustment for something like a cz 85 combat it would be appreciated.
  6. One trick I've found that people look down on but works nonetheless is to pick up all the loaded rounds on the range ground and pull the bullet and dump the powder in a 8# jug. Develop a load from the "pulled" powder and rock on. You might only be comfortable using it for practice loads, but I use it for matches and everything. The random collection of powders and powder sizes/types (ball, flake, stick, etc) will never be uniformly mixed. This sounds like a really bad idea. Manufacturers specifically recommend against mixing powders. Use it as fertilizer. I think he was ahead of you on spreading the fertilizer .
  7. Heck with just bullets - quit smoking = really swanky new gun every year . It helps me to have a goal that I am juiced about. When you figure out what you could save on booze and the extra 50% you are spending to buy processed food that is bad for you (for some reason healthy food is cheap) , the gun hobby is largely paid for. No debate in concept. Where I shoot locally there are Grand master & Master level folks who will help you for free just for the love of the sport , or for a very reasonable fee. A side bonus is that it is fun to get to know those folks and shoot with them. Sort of the same thing about big matches, if local shoots are pulling in plenty of very good shooters and you are getting you clock thoroughly cleaned, that is maybe telling you what you need to know.
  8. It's due out in march, uses two dual coil springs instead of one whateveryoucallit style spring they currently use. The springs individually are rated at over 250,000 cycles, and even were one to fail, there's another one that will keep it operational. He's really excited about it. He said it's going to be really reasonably priced as well. Thanks! The cycle life is exciting. The busted spring thing seems like it would be only for a self defense application where more trigger weight than needed is ok, but maybe I am missing something. well self defense thing or not having to manually reset your trigger should it break mid-stage as well. Time will tell. I don't think that most competition shooters would be willing to run a 2x heavier than needed trigger return spring 99+% of the time.
  9. It's due out in march, uses two dual coil springs instead of one whateveryoucallit style spring they currently use. The springs individually are rated at over 250,000 cycles, and even were one to fail, there's another one that will keep it operational. He's really excited about it. He said it's going to be really reasonably priced as well. Thanks! The cycle life is exciting. The busted spring thing seems like it would be only for a self defense application where more trigger weight than needed is ok, but maybe I am missing something.
  10. If you get one of these http://cajungunworks.com/product/as-b/the website says it is supposed to come with instructions. Mine did not and I am fussy about safety things so I'd like to be 100% right on setting the screw that stops the sear when the safety is engaged. Could wait for CGW to get back off holiday and call, but would a lot rather finish the job I'm working on. Anybody have the scoop?
  11. Looking at my xmas present (CZ 75 compact), it appears that at the factory they installed the spring with both sides even in height (eyeballed this, did not measure) and the spring spread such that both sides made firm contact with the frame rather than rode the center of the trigger bar grooves naturally. The gun seemed to work fine, given that it was completely stock. It would be nice to know more about the effects of getting this thing adjusted correctly, and what kind of problems you get into when it is wrong. Maybe this is not such a big deal since you do not seem to find much written about it ?
  12. How many shots were double action ?
  13. Shoot local matches instead of paying entree fee's/gas/food/Hotel for larger matches , besides the cost savings if the weather turns bad or something personal comes up you are not committed. Help with set up or s.o. / r.o or both.
  14. I was scared to death the very first time I had sex, I don't think it would have been so bad if I wasn't alone at the time. Meanwhile, seems like there is a balance thing on nervousness, if what you are doing does not elevate your awareness / adrenaline /etc a little bit then I don't think you would do your best at a movement sport.
  15. Both of my guns started out perfect with the 8.5# and Federals, and they both started having failure to fire issues after a while. On one gun the issues went away when I pulled the firing pin and cleaned the area very well, may just be something I need to remember to do after every 1500 (guessing) rounds or so, no big deal. Have not got the other gun figured out yet. I am thinking my best plan for the long run may be just to get used to the d.a. trigger with an 11# main spring. Still fiddling.
  16. Or to use it constructively perhaps, for some reason trash talk from an opponent used to be good for my pool game, it was sort of a key that I needed to focus on the task at hand. Have not had to deal with the issue at a match, lots of bs in the B-C-D class group but no ill intent, perhaps if I get better.
  17. +1 . Working on putting things in to practice properly . Recently for me trying to be 100% consistent with a good pre-shot routine (anyone remember Steve Alford shooting free throws?) seems to help get my head where it needs to be while under stress. It is not a complete cure by any means but it is a quick tool to pick up.
  18. Do not want to spike the ball on the 3 yard line, but I ran 200 at 1.15 with zero issues so far. Thanks!
  19. 10 rounds in 17 round mags (IDPA & USPSA production limit). I tried to get the problem to occur in my SP01 today (same mags & same ammo) and could not make it happen.
  20. Thanks folks. Will look hard at ammo as a first thing and play with oal, easy to check this out but not the direction my little mind was pointed in, have not got my head wrapped around why an ammo problem would only show up on the first round of a slide lock reload, if oal or case length is the fix then maybe I will learn something.
  21. Have a pretty new CZ 75 CTS and a new to me but well used SP01. Am new to both of them. Am feeding them with 147 sns bullets at 1.135" oal. If you have the slide open and no magazine in either gun, the slide will close with a moderately hard wap to the magazine opening. Since both guns act the same my assumption is that this is normal. On the 75, about 3 times out of 10 the gun will jam on the first round of a slide lock reload. The top bullet will be wedged with the nose on the bottom of the ramp and the slide partially closed and in contact with the upper portion of the base of the shell. It is as if the slide started to close when the magazine was just a little bit below fully inserted, maybe the magazine was still on the way up or maybe it bounced as it was slammed in. It happens with at least 4 of 10 magazines, mostly mec gar but also cz. I suspect it would happen with all mags if I experimented some more, found that it happened on at least 4 and not all the same age & etc so I figured it was probably not a magazine issue. Besides the issue mentioned, the gun(s) have been 100% reliable with the 147's and a hodge lodge of other recipes I have tried in them. I have not seen the problem in the SP01 but that may be because I have worked a lot more with the 75. Any ideas on a fix would be appreciated. The 75 does have a stronger slide spring in it than is needed (original spring, works fine but brass at 130 pf stays pretty close) was thinking about swapping it out & seeing if that effected the problem, also wonder if a bit of careful filing of the slide stop is the answer, I have no issue with trying different mags or loads if it gets back to that. Last thing I can think of is that maybe I just need to smooth out my reloads, I think if I was firm but dead smooth then everything would work ok.
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