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  1. Probably would be best to just call Bown Arms. http://bowenclassicarms.com/
  2. So far I've not done anything to it but shoot it. It has seemed as reliable as the 10 rd sticks I have. Put 45 rounds through the T&N 20 rd drum, 2-10 rd panzers and 1-5 rd factory with no issues 3 days ago. Have been modifying with a Taccom Buffer Tube, Buffer & Flat Wire Spring. It took about 100 rounds before everything seemed to settle down. Have a case of 3 1/4 dram shot loads to put through them.
  3. Grab the front sight, if it moves front to back it's not pinned. Buddy had one and shot it with 45 acp's and Ranch Moon Clips, with no machining. Always wanted one also!
  4. Go to Brownells they sell the compound and it comes with instructions. I did the following: 1) Thoroughly cleaned the barrel 2) Rubbed the compound onto a cleaning patch and ran it through the bore, multiple times 3) Thoroughly cleaned the barrel 4) Repeat until I felt it was smooth enough 5) Put finer compound on patch and ran through bore multiple times 5) Thoroughly cleaned the barrel 6) Tested groups Don't have to use the finer grit, but I did. I'm not sure if it would remove a constriction, defininetly won't help with a bulge (like you can get if a bullet encounters an object in the barrel, usually another bullet, and doesn't produce enough pressure to blow up a barrel) and can be used to remove really bad copper fouling. It did smooth out the barrels I used it on.
  5. Good Luck and Have FUN! The one positive is it is a REVOLVER Championship so everyone there will be a Revolver Enthusiast. You may be hard pressed to find ANYONE you don't like!!! My experience is Revolverleros are a great bunch. Just be yourself, have fun, watch the muzzle and oh yeah have FUN!
  6. You can also buy Bore Lapping Compounds, there are at least 2 different grits, and do it manually with a patch and cleaning rod. I did this and it helped quite a bit.
  7. Spinner Plates require a heavier load, depending on distance, than light #8 shot. Buck Shot would be good, or heavier field loads. Though the last spinner I shot, at 20 yards, wouldn't spin with 3 dram #7 1/2 loads and several others had issues. Might have worked if I could've gone to a tighter choke, but the COF required Slugs also and my 1100 doesn't have a Remchoke Barrel. Now I have a VR80, love it, semi-tricked out for OPEN. But with Slugs in the mix I'd still stay with IC choke. So this is one type that would benefit from Buckshot.
  8. If you don't have really large hands and/or long fingers you will have to shift your grip so far it will make recoil control harder. Jerry Miculek says use the tip of your finger, same as shooting a 1911 he says it gives him more control. But it takes strong hands. PPC shooters used the finger through to the frame technique at the longer ranges (50 yds) as it gave them more control for the X ring. Most popular technique is to put your finger through to the 1st joint, gives even average/smaller hands/fingers good control, allows the grip to be optomized for recoil control and is consistent. Practice each a little and see for yourself.
  9. I'm trying to be frugal for now, has anybody tried to trim off the extension between the stock and the grip? Any issues with doing so?
  10. Be very careful with WST it is Inverse Temperature Sensitive, it loses velocity as the ambient temperatures rise. I noticed it in the 90's with 45 acp and just this year a buddy went sub-120 PF with it at the 2019 MW ICORE Regional using 38 special, he had chrono'd it at 50-60 degrees and it was in the upper 90's to 100 at the match. He went from 800+ f/s to barely 700 f/s. Which was similar to what I had found. It may be popular so just be aware of it.
  11. Smoothing the bore by shooting bullets coated with a lapping compound. http://www.ktgunsmith.com/firelapping.htm
  12. It is an ICORE match right, you must focus on getting all of the shots in the A Zone. You are probably rushing the shots on the 1st target due to the draw and gradually settle down. Forget about time, in ICORE NEVER double tap, instead shoot for the X Ring. Remember that the difference between an A and a C is 2 seconds, how much time does it take you to guarantee an A vs a C? I'd hazzard less than a second. Your targets don't look that bad if you haven't been seriously shooting for many years. Enjoy the match, wish I could be there!
  13. And if they did they would probably never give us a warranty!
  14. Sounds reasonable, I'd not complain and might just partake! I've never bought the practice run is an advantage. While it's not exactly the same situation I've always likened it to re-shoots in big matches. I never turn down a re-shoot at a club match, it is just so easy to lose focus and flame out, so I practice it any way I can. Heck I have trouble remembering the plan of the stage I'm on! About the only time it helps is in Steel Challenge, and then you need to run it hundreds of times to gain a serious advantage.
  15. 1) Remember that most matches give prizes by raffle, except for certain wins. 2) If prizes are by raffle the only issue is placques, so for ICORE matches with lower participation re-entries would be a minor issue. 3) If prizes are by placement, it's a big issue though mitigated in the lower participation matches. IMHO 1st gun should always be for placement/prizes. If the participation is low (only 30+ at MW Regional) I'd not care much about it and might even try it.
  16. Yes I thought of it also, may have to finally do it. Am a Lifer in NRA & USPSA.
  17. His bullet is 130 grain not 180 his numbers were right. BUT the chrono needs to be 10 feet from the muzzle and for ICORE you only need 1 shot so 130 x 813 = 105 PF still under the 120 needed.
  18. Agreed, it just gets old being the only guy.
  19. I still listen to 8 track tapes! Led Zeppelin, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot...Still have Vinyl too and Cassettes and VHS Tapes!!! Sensing a trend?
  20. Other than no Steel Core ammo I've not either. Despite the BS they gave me at the GSSF match Saturday it was a newly posted ban, it's NOT listed on their website. So my guess is after 3 or so years the rubber backstop was deteriorating and the owner is too cheap, or broke, to do so. By limiting JHP's he probably hopes to stall replacement. Not a good sign.
  21. A local Commercial Indoor Range has banned the use of JHP's. Yet they have a separate 50 yard Rifle Range. They claim the rubber backstop they use will fail with JHP's. Anyone here have info on this issue? I find it curious that they allow rifles on one range and pistols on another but won't allow any JHP's? What use is a range where you can't sight in and function test self defense ammo?
  22. Metalform and CMC are the same, sometimes sales will pop up on one or the other. Both work great in my 9mm 1911.
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