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  1. I figured it would be good to run my own numbers so, for what it's worth, here it is... I basically took my original HF and used the calculator on the USPSA website to come up with my new percent, then I simply subtracted the pre-update percentages from the post update changes. I'm not a mathematician, so there's probably a better way of doing this. When I saw this a couple of days ago I looked at about 3 of my previous scores and it looked like I'd get a 9% hit, but maybe it's not quite as bad as I first thought. My goal is to make Production Master. Paulie. How did you come up with your numbers? If this data is too out of whack I'll delete it. Classifier Percentages before and after June 2018 HHF update.pdf
  2. Racinready300ex. Thanks for he encouragement . I actually wanted to, and will on another thread, ask for help on my classifiers. Most say it’s not advisable to practice classifiers, but I started practicing them a while back and found it it helpful to experience what it takes to shoot at a higher level, and classifier scores provide a benchmark to comparison. It’s really helpful, and really makes practice a lot of fun. That’s why I’d like to know more about how the high hit factors are determined. It’s not a judgment on the process. I assume the ultimate goal is to determine what a top shooter can do with some consistency...??? For instance, for a land speed record they require the driver to make a pass followed by another pass within a reasonable amount of time. With this idea in mind, I’d assume they don’t simply take the highest one time score that’s uploaded from a match, but rather someone has the task of using their judgement and ignores scores that appear to be an anomaly. Again, I appreciate the work USPSA does to make this a fair system, it would just be kind of nice to understand how it works. Just curious.
  3. Wow! I'm just seeing this for the first time. Very very disappointing... I started shooting over 5 years ago and made A class in production last year. I'm 55 now and the old body and eyes are starting to slow down so I've been racing to make Master, which has always been my dream. My CPA wife keeps all our financial records so I can come up with exact numbers, but I bet I've spent well over 25K on this sport over the years. I've beat my arms and hands to death in dryfire, and practiced 500 rounds a week for over 4 years, often in temperatures over 90F and 90% humidity. (And I've enjoyed every minute...) I agree that they need to run classification system the way it was designed, so I'm not saying it was the wrong move... But, I always thought it was great that most people could, if they put in the hard work, achieve the goal of becoming a master. Even if they aren't exceptionally gifted athletes. I always seemed to do well in matches, and my percentages against the GMs seemed to be remarkably close to my classification. Now I don't think I'll ever make master.... Hate to be a crybaby, but this really sucks for me. Who cares if there are alot of highly ranked shooters. If a lot of people are willing to dedicate themselves and put in the hard work, a lot of people deserve the letter. Guess I should be thankful I made A class... I'd would like to better understand how they come up with these high scores. Are they the high score a GM would shoot if they're trying to win a match that counts for something, or are they the from shooters who get lucky when they're trying to blow out a classifier in a match where they have nothing to lose. Guess it really doesn't matter in the long run. Fair is fair... WAAA!!!
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    Suggestions for a new Production Pistol

    I just shot a Canik TP9 SFX a friend brought to the range yesterday. It’s a great gun. I shoot an Accu Shadow 2 from CZ custom, so I’m a bit spoiled when it comes to triggers. I was really impressed with the trigger on the SFX. I didn’t shoot a lot of rounds, but what I could tell it’s an excellent pistol and the price just icing on the cake. It did have a problem though. The slide wouldn’t lock back with an empty mag, but I’d say it should be pretty easy to fix. I’d recommend this pistol to anyone.
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    Do you like the new Production rules?

    I like to shoot a lot of rounds, so reloading 9mm is about a cheap as it can get. Now you can shoot inexpensive ammo and enjoy tinkering with your pistol without worrying about getting bumped in a match. Less stress on shooters and the ROs.
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    Accu Shadow 2

    Looks like the recent rule changes has resolved the issue. See 21.6. https://uspsa.org/documents/minutes/20180209 17b Change Log App D4.pdf Effective May 15, 2017
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    Uprange Reloads

    pskys2.. Thanks for the feedback. All true. As I mentioned above, with some practice you can make it work. One idea was to tell the RO of my plan so he wouldn't be surprised at what he saw, and he could make a better call. Also, I have been shooting for a while now, and have a fairly good grasp of the rules, but I wanted to know if there was something in the rules that specifically prohibited me from doing this. Lastly, I wanted to know about reloading with the pistol over my weak hand shoulder while running uprange because the gun can tip up as far as 11:00... I've been successful with this weak hand shoulder reload in virtually every match for the last 3 years, but recently someone on my squad told me I needed to "watch" the 180 when I was certain I had done it the way I practiced it a hundred times. I just want to make sure I fully understand the rules. If the 180 switch gets flipped in the RO's brain, he's obligated to call it. Doing something unusual only adds to the confusion. Conclusion: If you stumble with your arm trailing behind mostly pointing downrange, you should be able to keep it clearly pointing downrange without any problem. If you stumble in the while in the position shown the photo it will be a lot harder to keep it downrange, and you could run the risk of actually pointing the muzzle at the spectators while the gun is hitting the ground. CASE CLOSED! Other issues: -There's few instances where it can be used. -It takes practice (time). -It can stress out the RO. -I really don't like arguing with people in the middle of a match. The one second gain I might be able to get in each match just isn't worth it, even without the MAJOR safety risk. The uprange reload over the strong hand shoulder will no longer be in my playbook. It's now an OFFICIAL UNWRITTEN rule... Until someone convinces me otherwise, the uprange reload over the weak hand shoulder stays in the playbook.
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    Uprange Reloads

    Thanks for the encouragement nuidad. We really don’t think about it much, but for a new shooter, performing a very fast draw and first shot on target is risky. But, with practice and proper technique, we seem to do it safe enough. My photo showed me looking back at the mag well, but in reality I’m watching where I’m going. The point of this technique was to cover as much distance as possible. While you’re running you have plenty of time to wiggle your mag in the pistol, so there’s no reason to drift off coarse. As I’m coming around the corner to the shooting position the goal is to be done with he mag change, have a good firm grip on the gun, and be ready to immediately break the shot. I’ve proven to myself that it is faster, but only as much as half a second. Not a lot. The reason I posted this was to see how the community responded. Was it within the rules? If so, perhaps it’s just an un-cool thing to do. I’d sure hate it if I could pull it off flawlessly every time, and someone else tries it and has an accident. As others stated above, there is a risk of stumbling and hitting the ground with the gun pointed at the spectators. That’s the best reason for me to set this aside. It takes quite a bit of practice to learn this, and really very few opportunities to use it in a match. We’re probably only talking about half a second per match, if that. I’d be better off using my practice time learning how to achieve the perfect grip every time I come into position. That would improve my score at every shooting position. So, the post was worthwhile. The only problem is that it’s going to take a long time to learn to run with my strong hand trailing behind. I appreciate all the feedback.
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    Uprange Reloads

    OK, so if I read between the lines, the consensus seems to lean toward not using this technique.
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    Sprints -- Can someone help me with a plan?

    In my post back in November I forgot to add the link. http://www.nextavenue.org/7-exercises-never-do-after-50/ . It's good info... for us old guys.
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    Uprange Reloads

    I’ve been practicing it for a few months now, so maybe I’ll make a video of the intire move , and also compare it with the reload before shooting in the new position.
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    Uprange Reloads

    Not trying to beat a dead horse... matt1s method is probably plenty fast, and less likely to give the RO a heart attack, but the photo is technically legal, right? Just want to be clear on this. As a side note: A while back I wanted to shoot my XDs in a match, so I shot bug division in my one and only IDPA match. During the match someone said I couldn’t point my muzzle over the berm during a reload. I have no interest in IDPA anyway, so it’s really not that big a deal, but is that a legit rule? I’d NEVER be able break that habit.
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    Uprange Reloads

    Yea, that’s a good method.
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    Uprange Reloads

    I’ve been using a method of reloading while running uprange to the left side of the bay where my body is facing mostly uprange allowing me to move fast, but keeping my elbow close and the gun tipped back downrange. In the example photo the camera is pointing down the 180 line and I’m moving uprange to the right. Also when moving uprange to the right side of the bay my gun is pointing up to about 10 or as much as 11 o’clock. I practice this and I feel pretty comfortable with it, but other shooters will often say thy thought I broke the 180. I’ve never been DQd. Yet.... I see a lot of people taking time to reload before turning and running uprange, and it seems like an easy way to save time. That is, if you dedicate some regular practice to it. I know it’s close. Perhaps it would be a good idea to warn the RO of what I’m going to do so he can make sure he keeps an eye on my muzzle. Thanks
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    Worn out XDm

    Yea. I may call them. It’s been back twice. Once for a chip in the slide where the slide release catches. This may or may not have been a legit warranty type issue, never the less they fixed it. The second time they replaced a front sight I knocked off in a window in the shoot house at Universal Shooting Academy. I told them I didn’t expect them to fix it for free, but they did anyway. Super customer service! I wouldn’t be totally surprised If they replace this barrel for free, but that would be amazing. I adsolutely tortured this gun.