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  1. Yep, I picked a GP100 off of the table at the MW Regional, getting a 4" vs 6" though, at my request so I can use it in for CC & IDPA also.
  2. Good idea, though kind of figured with the expense of shipping targets they'd have an "exception" for them.
  3. Doubt it as " In using the substitute firearm the competitor will not gain a competitive advantage." I'd think they would regard increasing capacity with a different gun that has not broken would be gaining a competitive advantage. Now a good range lawyer "might" be able to sway the MD/RM that since it's minor vs major and IF the gun somehow was now broken? It's a gamble and technically you would need to shoot a COF and have the original gun "break". Now this is all in Level II and up, if it's aLevel I club match, you may be allowed.
  4. Not always if the meplat is the same and the flat nose is just a cut off of the tip then the RN will be that portion longer. But RN & FN are usually accurate, or inaccurate, based on other characteristics. I.e. conformity of the base, voids in the bullet, bullet diameter or various other issues. JHP's are usually the most accurate, and according to an engineer buddy it is, due to the forming of the JHP forcing the base to be square and free of voids. But as with anything with as many variables as are involved with handgun accuracy, there are always exceptions.
  5. Make sure there are no side plate shims and check the all of the studs for looseness, none of them should move. Loose/broken hammer studs can do wierd things. Take out everything but the bolt, even leave off the thumb piece. Put parts back on piece by piece starting with thumb piece, FP, hammer, trigger, rebound block and last the mainspring. At some point it will start sticking again and it might give you a clue. Really sounds like something is cracked though.
  6. Come on dress the part! dave gunslinger at 5.bmp
  7. There is a fine line between finger "inside" the trigger guard and being "outside" of the trigger guard. Unless you see the finger "on" the trigger, it's a bit of a judgement call. Angles can affect perception, so unless I see a finger on the trigger it has to be very obvious for me to call. And usually if the finger is inside the trigger guard it is touching the trigger, or will look to be from the shooters strong side, which is where I usually am. But as per 2019 SCSA Rules, the following WILL get you disqualified. Moving (taking more than one step) with finger inside of trigger guard. Finger in the trigger guard during reload, unloading, loading or during remedial action. Also remember you can argue only if what the RO saw was an offense, not what he says he saw. The RM is supposed to put more weight in what an RO says he saw, than what you perceived you were doing.
  8. See if your range will put up a steel target, then all you need is paint, until some yahoo shoots it with a rifle!
  9. Kind of a pain, I try to keep the timer up in my peripheral vision so I can just notice the movement. Then take a more focused look at the end. As you get more time in "on the clock" it gets easier. Until a "holy cr@p" moment!
  10. I agree I may not be accurately diagnosing the OP, but I did not diagnose just offered suggested causes, I know what my gun did and solved the issue quite easily by balancing spring rates. Maybe my perception of true degrees of horizontal vs vertical displacement can be more accurately refined? And yes most of the movement is horizantal, but my point is slide movement with a Glock or S&W M&P striker fired trigger "can", not "must", be affected by spring rates.
  11. I agree and it's a result of not being thorough in the set up, it happens and I'm guilty of doing it also. With the new wording, and actually reading the whole section, in 9.9.3 I see the Level I exception but at Level II and up it looks as if the A7 COF would be currently penalized a Procedural + 2 mikes unless a shot was fired after activating the activator. The RO should have given penalties and not asked shooters to stop wasting time (I assume the time wasted was the reset time as scoring time had ceased?) or realized the error and had the issue resolved with re-shoots or tossing the stage if necessary. Area III had a habit of giving competitors a 2nd chance at activated targets from a different position, always after time consuming movement. My guess is the wording was changed due to A3 type stages. In your OP as long as the activator was activated before the last shot, there is no penalty, excepting the LI exemption. The 9.9.3 rule would override the rule as it deals with a specific subset of target and the procedural issues of activating a prop. Now 9.9.3 deals with shoot and no shoot activated targets, what of an activator opening a shoot port to expose a target, but is seen at another position? I'd say no penalties in that case. What muddies the water more is a target that disappears usually incurs a NPM, but if the target is visible at another point it isn't disappearing and if it is in the program as such the COF needs changed and re-shot or tossed. Or the scoring program changed and then probably re-shot also. 9.9.3 Moving scoring targets will always incur failure to shoot at and miss penalties if a competitor fails to activate the mechanism which initiates the target movement before the last shot is fired in a course of fire. This includes no-shoot targets that must be activated when in front of scoring targets to expose them. Penalties are based on number of shots required for the moving scoring target or the scoring target(s) behind the no-shoot.
  12. Re-read the rule you are correct 9.9.3 Moving scoring targets will always incur failure to shoot at and miss penalties if a competitor fails to activate the mechanism which initiates the target movement before the last shot is fired in a course of fire. This includes no-shoot targets that must be activated when in front of scoring targets to expose them. Penalties are based on number of shots required for the moving scoring target or the scoring target(s) behind the no-shoot.
  13. Not really my S&W M&P 2.0 45 does the same thing under the same circumstances. But I have NO experience with SIG's so you may be correct with them.
  14. Thank you Mike, I felt it too weird as I NEVER have luck with drawings. And yes Mike your are so very Special! Congratulations Mike on taking High Overall and High Limited and not by a small margin either. I think JM would've taken notice of his performance on the Steel Stages! Jess Christensen was High Open Chris Comer was High Classic Joe Misteck was High Limited 6 and even had a Snubby Larry Crain Patricia and her crew worked themselves hard and put up fun, challenging and some VERY Challenging COF's. Big thanks to them all Great fun, good match, fantastic sandwiches for lunch and fantastic time with friends on the range popping caps. Though I had forgotten how the sun reflects up off the gravel of that range??? My Eyeballs are Sun Burned!!! The IRC they host is definitely on my calendar.
  15. Nothing can change a bad course. If the COF has an activated target available for engagement before being activated it's a bad COF, unless there is a particular reason for it. Experienced stage designers and RO's will make sure the activated target is not available before activation. If they don't and the WSB doesn't say it's a penalty then you have a penalty if you don't activate the activator, but you can shoot the target first. Have actually seen this but it wasn't the idea behind the COF. If the WSB does say it's a penalty, it's a lazy and bad COF. It puts the competitor in the position of having to watch for it and in our current "shoot 'em as we see 'em" rule book seems an unreasonable burden. And in your example no mikes, but 1 procedural for not activating the activator. And you can't activate the activator after the ULSC command either. Seems silly but you could shoot the target and step on the stomp pad and be good, just not after you ULSC. There are also a few variations on the whole issue, but it just shouldn't come up if we pay attention. If you want to use an activator make sure the target isn't available, not much different than being conscious of shoot throughs.
  16. With a striker fired pistol, at least my Glocks, if the slide starts moving with the trigger it usually means that the striker spring is not balanced with the recoil spring. If the striker spring is heavier than the recoil spring it tends to try to take the slide out of battery when pulling the trigger. When I use my S&W M&P 45 2.0 with light loads and a light recoil spring and a stock striker spring, it does that too.
  17. It was a local match, but only 3 guys out of 30+ were higher 2 CO and 1 PCC. But the one thing I like about IDPA is it does tend to be a little more Revolver friendly. Everyone reloads when dry, and it's quick to run dry with a 6 shot Revovler! So none of that dumping shots, reload with retention or forgetfullness of an old USPSA guy. Now if they would just NOT put in 9 rounds at one position with activated targets! IF I don't stop Air Gunning the COF they'll start giving me Penalties, that's the one thing I can't seem to stop.
  18. Yep us Revolver weirdos get to have our 2 loaders either within 1" of the front of the holster, behind the hips or some such, but it's fun to go to a match and beat 90% of the semi guys! I've shot most with an IWB Holster, even with Revolver. First download the rulebook from IDPA. It's aimed more at using CCW gear. What did you shoot in USPSA? You may just have to put the holster on a single belt. The rulebook will help you decide. Remember IDPA is more restrictive on how you shoot than USPSA you really need to read the rules and procedures. Oh and don't AIR GUN the COF, that's the one habit I can't seem to break. Someday I'll get a penalty I'm sure.
  19. First glance Yes 1 procedural for touching. Now if you arbitrate, claiming it was a "Safety Issue" you may win. If you switch hands to reload may have the same results. Unless the match officials have already decided to NOT penalize for those. There may be rulings that clarify it or expect a further clarification next year!
  20. If you are using range brass it is probably 9 mm loaded to major, which can swell the base. If thkis is the case you need to get use the EGW or Lee undersize die and make sure the die is touching the shell plate. Dillon dies are designed for normal pressue brass and have a signifcant bevel to aid in progressive presses. Major 9 works that brass more. One caveat is the small base dies are a bit touchier on using as they don't have the bevel. Also might try 100 of new cases.
  21. My thought and I take it you want the gun on a barrel so it doesn't fall out of the holster, which means the only reason for the run is the run and not as a holster retention check (I know it can up the stress by making you exert yourself) but that makes it a track meet not a shooting challenge. Would it be fair, to the shooter or the RO, to require 10 squat thrusts, push ups, pull ups or some other physical challenge to up the heart rate? Testing movement while shooting is great, I don't like using movement as a holster check and we need to also recognize many competitors can't do certain physical challenges. In that case one can take a penalty and shoot differently (not attempt the challenge) so how would that affect the run? 10 point penalty to NOT run 30 yards which will take most average people more than 5 seconds, easily 10? A long field course of 32 rounds with 10 seconds running and say 25 seconds to shoot= 150 pts./35 seconds=4.285 hf or 140 pts/25 seconds=5.6 hf? 150-30 =120/25 seconds = 4.8hf (most you can penalize and still better than running). Ready for the argument that 1) you look able to run so run? 2) can't apply a 20% penalty as there was no shooting involved? 3) the bad feelings of refusing someone? 4) the issue if someone tries and is injured 5) Are you prepared if someone attempts it and collapses? If the request is approved by the Range Master, a minimum of one procedural penalty, up to a maximum penalty of 20% of the competitor’s points “as shot” (rounded up to the nearest whole number), will be deducted from the competitor’s score. For example, if 100 points are available in the course of fire and the competitor actually scores 90 points, the special penalty is a deduction of 18 points. The Range Master may waive any or all procedural penalties in respect of a competitor who has a significant physical disability prior to the competitor making his attempt at the course of fire.
  22. On second look you are correct! From the USPSA Website: 99-19 Stage Procedure Upon start signal, from Box A engage T1-T4 with only one round per target around either side of the barricade.Then make a mandatory reload and from Box A engage T1-T4 with only one round per target through Port B, then make a mandatory reload and from Box A, engage T1-T4 with only one round per target from the remaining side of the barricade. I saw no way to legally shoot the Port first? Not when it starts with either side and ends with remaining side and the wording makes it seem as a progressive event? BUT on the WSB it specifically states "You may shoot around the sides and through the port in any order". In thinking on it though I'm sure we shot it in any order just with a mandatory reolad, makes me wonder if the older version had "in any order" listed in the Procedure? I shot 99-19 in 2008 and 2001 (2x's), I can't say how I shot it either? I'm pretty sure it was RS-Port-LS. As Rowdy said we must now read both! I missed the ending sentence on the WSB.
  23. Actually sounds as if you could benefit from a high quality instructor to help answer those questions. Especially if you don't want to have to overcome bad habits. There are so many items that can cause shots to stray. The one thing I have noticed with a Dot is it shows when I milk the grip, am moving before the shots are off, etc... After practicing with a Dot I shoot better with my Iron Sight guns.
  24. We train to shoot without thinking about the shot, not to be a mindless projectile spitting machine. So train to perform the shot without the need to focus on it. That frees up the mind to observe and process ones surroundings and hopefully find a way out without resorting to a gun or needing to fire a shot. In competition it allows us to focus on effeciently running a course of fire. Meditation is what to use to be calm when faced with someone screaming at you, but not being a threat.
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