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  1. i do it in every idpa and uspsa match i shoot, including idpa worlds and uspsa nats. your friends are misinformed not sure if you realised but he posted that 5 years ago..... There still wasn't a rule against it 5 years ago. yes there was...FTDR - FTDR covers anything the SO subjectively feels is not "right"... If somebody told you this they likely never read the rule first hand. Not saying that things are not too subjective sometimes, but it is worth reading the rule for yourself.
  2. 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 yo
  3. 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. Sor
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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 a
  8. How many shots were double action ?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. +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.
  14. What if there is a poisonous snake inside that lunges out and bites your palm after the slide opens?
  15. I am not sure that anyone does, it can be interesting to try and figure out though.
  16. I'm not sure if that is not doing things the most difficult way though. When I achieve a true surprise shot (or have spent a lot of time dry firing and little time with live fire) my accuracy seems to be at its best and I suspect that there is no proactive recoil reaction. I suspect, but do not know, that many of the best shooters are not pushing the gun proactively based upon at varying sight driven cues and with an appropriately varied reaction time, I think they are achieving the equivalent of a surprise shot instead.
  17. For what it is worth maybe not a problem but maybe an opportunity to pick some low hanging fruit. A buddy (I think he made GM this year but maybe he is still M, in any case I think he knows what he is doing) set up some targets that required a long swing side to side, timed me, instructed me to really use my lower body and drive hard & timed again. When we were done he had me 0.4 seconds better on just 1 transition. That was an unusually long (maybe 120 degree) transition and my skill level starting is likely more modest than most folks, but it was still eye opening. I have gotten a li
  18. If you are saying that one group might be 50-60% of the way there and the other might be 60-70% of the way there (to pick numbers from the air), that seems reasonable.
  19. "I think technique does play a huge role in it. I am stronger than most people, grip included, but I know a lot of little guys that do a better job of managing recoil than I do. I think @gunbugbit was correct when he said the ability to obtain a proper grip on every draw is a big part of it, I'm not at that point yet." No debate. My only thought is that technique is one big part and strength is another big part.
  20. My compliments - Really! Coincidentally, I was thinking about this just last weekend when I was shooting very well, experienced a misfire during a string of shots and, sure enough, the muzzle suddenly took a mysterious dip! Before I read this thread I had already come to the conclusion that the dip was caused by me, 'driving' the gun; but I wasn't really 100% certain until I read this thread - Thanks! It would be interesting to get more input on this one too. My opinion is that timing the gun is common but not ideal. The misses (low) as more precision is required at distance or perh
  21. Got it. What I was reading (wrongly) into this thread is that anybody can achieve good control by applying good technique. Not that greater than normal strength was also a requirement. I need to research a bit on the most effective exercise for the key muscle groups, a lot of grip squeezers are sold but I think that something with free weights is what I need to be able to better lock the wrists. On vids that seems to be the difference between where I am (average to good) and where I would like to be (very good to excellent) on recoil control, the wrists flex.
  22. An average size guy with a really strong grip though, or so I have been told. A friend went to one of his classes last year and said that Vogel talked about the need for a lot of grip strength and offered anyone in the class $20 if they could fully compress the grip squeezer that he uses. The other thing that came to mind is that a revolver shooting buddy was talking to me about Miculek (sp?) and he pointed out that Jerry also has crazy strong grip strength. That said, I am not disputing you and would prefer it if you are correct. Just trying to figure things out.
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