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  1. If you can get them at that price, you didn't order near enough!
  2. if it's flagged, no problem. "Flagged is bagged"
  3. I would. There's no RO around to pick it up for you and I'm sure not going to leave it on the ground while I go find and RO.
  4. That's a good idea to post the muzzle down range rule on Practiscore registration page. I'll suggest it to our Match Director.
  5. Little bit of a conundrum on this one, do you lose your USPSA sanction or lose your range? Our range does not allow muzzles to point upward over the berm. We're surrounded by neighborhoods (built after the range was built, as usual). The fear is that if a round ever leaves the range it could injury or kill someone. At the very least, if it causes any damage we'd seriously risk having the club shut down by the county. FWIW, we do state at every match briefing that muzzles should not be elevated above horizontal, no pointing over the berm (beware during a reload) and they are to be carried
  6. You were being very kind to the SO. He didn't give you a break, he screwed you out of 3 seconds. You were shooting at a target, not just dumping rounds into the berm to avoid a reload. As GOF said, only you can call your shots!
  7. It is supply and demand... Primer prices seem to be relative to ammo prices. While 9mm remains high, primer cost will remain in the double digits per primer. As long as you can load your own ammo for roughly 1/2 the cost of new ammo, people will be willing to pay what today seems like exorbitant prices for primers. Once demand for ammo falls (and as long as guns remain legal to own), ammo prices will come down, primers will be more plentiful and their price will come down also. It's just supply and demand.
  8. Yep, I also got a procedural for not holding the gun close enough to my body when the stage specified shooting from retention. Also got a procedural once for shooting with a mag in my hand after a reload. That's the world of IDPA.
  9. Damn, before electricity it must have been dangerous loading by candle light!
  10. At the rate I shoot, my reloading set-up paid for itself in under a year. Every year after that, I'm saving $1,500 per year. And, I could probably sell my reloading equipment for 75% or so of what I paid for it (maybe 100+% if I threw in a few thousand primers!) further reducing my actual cost. Reloading just seems like money in the bank assuming you're gonna be shooting more than a few hundred rounds a month. But, you do need the space for a bench and the time to dedicate to the hobby. I've got both and I find it enjoyable and rewarding, both emotionally and financially.
  11. I never quite wrapped my head around the idea that reloading doesn't really save you much... Last year I was loading 9mm for 10.5 cents per round and the best price for new 9mm was somewhere around 17 cents per round. Saving 6.5 cents per round times the approx. 2K rounds per month I was shooting saved me $130/mo or $1,560/year! That's a real savings, at least to me, not to mention getting ammo tailored specifically for my gun(s) and adding another dimension to my shooting hobby. What am I missing?
  12. A friend told me that last weekend at the local gun show there was a guy selling SPP for $25 per 100. He had over 50,000 primers at his table and he sold them all in a couple of hours. The price seems ridiculous but even at $0.25 each for primers, there's still a significant savings from re-loading... $0.25 primer + $0.11 bullet + $0.02 powder = $0.38 per round. Can't buy 'em for that new today!
  13. Lose the iron sights... you'll never miss them! Unless it's a carry gun I don't see any reason for co-witness or back-up irons. Dots are very reliable now-a-days.
  14. Like a lot of us, I watch ammo availability fairly closely and it's my "sense" that .22lr and 9mm is becoming slightly more available. Stores seem to be getting it more frequently and it doesn't seem to be selling out as quickly (a day or so vs. an hour or so!), e.g., prices haven't come down but availability has increased a little. I suspect this is because the 7+ million new gun owners have shot the 100 or so rounds they bought with their new gun and have now bought another 100 or so rounds to have on hand. The vast majority of them will rarely if ever pull their gun out of the nightstand
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