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  1. I typically do the same with my MPX. BUT, CDNN has 10 round Gen 1 MPX mags for $14.99 ea. So I just ordered 5 to give this method a try. Perhaps being 30 rounds lighter will make a difference.
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    Romeo 1 Mount Footprint?

    Admittedly it’s not easy. I got lucky when they first came out. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    To mpx or not?

    Nice. The best feeling trigger I've ever tried is the Elf line of triggers - 3-Gun and Match specifically. A local 3-gunner was sponsored by them for a brief time so several of us local shooters tried out his trigger in his gun, and really liked it. But nearly all of us experience problems with Elf triggers in our AR's. That's when I went to Hyperfire and I haven't looked back. It's NEARLY as good from a feel perspective in my book. Using the silver springs, everyone I've ever seen or spoken to get's a 2ish lb. pull...or less in your case.
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    To mpx or not?

    According to my sources in SIG, the gas system is unchanged, but the bolt carrier and recoil system is changed slightly. The new carrier has a pivoting op rod which should reduce carrier contact with the upper, as well as some improvements so the charging handle won't drag on the lower receiver which only caused cosmetic issues but was a point of contention for users. The new bolt carrier/recoil system is fully compatible with gen 2 receivers, gen 2 barrels, and gen 2 magazines so there won’t be an official generational change, just an improvement. -John
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    To mpx or not?

    Your point is well-made as the Timney will no doubt be better than the original factory MPX trigger. Personally, I'd rather it come without a trigger and a $100.00 lower price tag. Trigger's are an intensely personal thing so no matter which one they choose, there will be discontent. But I suppose the Timney will be a nice backup trigger. I don't know what a "top end" Hyperfire trigger is. But I have the 24c and the newer Competition Trigger (formerly known as the 24c) and both pull in the 2lb. range.
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    Yet Another JP GMR15 or MPX thread.

    “We’re actually producing the new PCC down on the line right now, and they should begin shipping shortly.” Based on this I’m hoping within the next 30 days. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Sig MPX optic

    Do look at the SIG Romeo 3 - it's quite good.
  8. RolexJohn

    Yet Another JP GMR15 or MPX thread.

    I'm told I've been added to the list of writers who will get one of the first examples from the first batch that comes out for review. Very interested.
  9. RolexJohn

    To mpx or not?

    Why oh why did they put a 4.5lb trigger in it when the Hyperfire competition trigger is more like 2lbs. and some change... I'd really like to shoot it to see if that comp makes much of a difference.
  10. RolexJohn

    Romeo 1 Mount Footprint?

    THIS!! Love the 6 MOA Romeo1.
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    Shooting Glasses Faq

    THIS. I actually did a detailed review of my Hunter's HD Gold glasses. They're fantastic.
  12. So here's what I'm doing to combat this issue in dryfire. When I start my dryfire, I do about three "warm-ups" where I draw on a target and pull the trigger 6 times. Then I move directly into my dryfire drills. Mentally, I'm telling myself "I've warmed up" and I expect 100% performance from myself after the warm-up. At matches, I do virtually the same thing at the safe table - draw on a target and pull the trigger 6 times as fast as I can, for 3 reps. Again, mentally I'm telling myself I'm warmed up - no excuses. It works pretty well for me.
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    How To Improve Movement Speed? Drills?

    I shot my 2nd USPSA match this weekend, and it really shined a spotlight on what I feel is my biggest weakness - movement. We shot 8 stages - the last 5 of which were classifer stages. I did reasonably well in 4 of the 5 classifiers. I placed 1st,2nd,3rd, and 4th in 4 of the 5. But I lost the most time during the first 3 non-classifer stages (where you have a lot more time available to lose). I finished 27.16 seconds behind the 2nd place holder and 41.85 seconds behind 1st place holder - I came in 4th place. I had the second highest A zone score in the match, and had zero misses. That, combined with my classifier performance seems to suggest that gun handling and marksmanship isn't my biggest problem. Again, most of my lost time came from the first three stages – 32, 23,and 39 seconds respectively. I placed 6th, 6th, and 10th on these stages. My total time for these three stages was 94 seconds. Comparing the same stages to the 2nd and 1st place holders: 2nd Place – 23, 17, and 28 with a total time of 68 seconds. I gave up 26 seconds to the 2nd place holder. 1st Place – 18, 15, 24, with a total time of 57 seconds. I gave up 37 seconds to the first place holder. I ran these 3 stages pretty much the same as everyone else - USPSA stages seem much more straight forward than 3 Gun stages from a stage planning perspective. I think I'm just moving too slowly from point to point - the classifier data seems to suggest that I'm pulling the trigger fast enough, reloading fast enough, etc. Any suggestions on drills I can do to improve my point to point movement? Even a 5-10 second improvement on each of these stages would have pushed me up a place or two I believe. -John
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    TTI +2 base pads for X5: production legal?

    What is this +10 sorcery of which you speak??
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    TTI +2 base pads for X5: production legal?

    If you watch The video on the product page, Taran puts a magazine with his base pad in the USPSA “box” and it fits perfectly. I just got mine really like them.
  16. Any info on the registration process this year? Practiscore shows that registration opens in one week.
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    2018 Michigan Steel Challenge

    I'm trying to spread the word on a couple of Facebook Groups...
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    2018 Michigan Steel Challenge

    I just registered. I saw there was an option for staff shirts on the Practiscore registration, but how do I order one of the match shirts?
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    2018 Steel Challenge Nats

    So why the name change for the match from the US Steel Nationals to the US Steel Shoot?
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    Grip enhancer?

    I've heard Max Michele and Ben Stoeger talk about using some sort of grip enhancing lotion or application before they shoot...Grip Pro? Pro Grip? Does anyone use such a product? Have any links to purchase it? -John
  21. I’m seeing open spots in PractiScore.
  22. RolexJohn

    Gray vs. Burke?

    I can't speak to IDPA. However, the GGI trigger will be USPSA Production Division legal in approximately 3 months with the very recent rules change.
  23. RolexJohn

    3 Gun Shotgun Ammo

    Give Rio Target Load #7.5 1210fps a try. It's not much more than the Wally World stuff, and the shell casings have ridges which make them easier to grip and quad load IMHO.
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    Nimitz's Journey To Shooting Greatness

    Well, he wasn't exactly enthusiastic. He just said that you sent him the book...I got the impression he felt somewhat obligated to mention the book on the show since you regularly put together classes for him at your home range. I was just interested in the fact that there was ANY book out there specific to Steel Challenge. I did listen to your first podcast episode yesterday...the road map you laid out sounds great. The production quality was also impressive for a first effort.
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    Nimitz's Journey To Shooting Greatness

    Hi Ken, I heard about your book on Ben Stoeger's podcast - I'm currently reading it. I also plan to start listening to your podcast as I started shooting Steel Challenge last year. I had won several local "outlaw" matches before shooting my first Level I and Level II matches. in the Fall of last year. Fortunately, several of the clubs where I shot outlaw matches are switching to running sanctioned SCSA matches for 2018 so hopefully I'll get some Level I wins under my belt. I finished my year shooting the KY Steel Challenge State Championship where I shot both Carry Optics and PCCO - I finished 2nd in the CO division, and 14th out of 45 in the Main Match. In PCCO I came in 10th out of 22. I won my respective classes in both divisions, making A class in PCCO, and B Class in CO. I'd like to try and make A class in CO, and M in PCC this year. I'm signed up to shoot at the US Steel Nationals - I'm hoping to have a respectable showing in my classes, but I'm going in with no expectations - I'd just like the "major" experience. I should mention that I also shoot USPSA and 3-Gun. -John