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  1. Never saw a press and it sounds like a grand idea. Not for matches but for my own use I use a set of fence pliers that has staple puller and pull the staples. At the end of a club match it would take too long to pull all of the staples out of the legs, but for personal use this is best, in that it doesn't rip something in the vehicle on the way home. https://www.amazon.com/Channellock-85-10-1-Fence-Plier/dp/B001BQ49YU?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-ffnt-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B001BQ49YU
  2. I've been doing bits and pieces of this but not the full Monty. I actually cut and paste your whole piece and pasted it into my Sporting Journal. I know that this is a weakness for me. In the first couple of matches this year I forgot to engage a target at each event. Those FTSA penalties are no fun, much less the two Mikes that are added to that run. Bluntly, I haven't competed in a few years, but I am back at it with a vengeance. Thanks for the wonderful advice.
  3. I can see the benefits of the hat cam when it comes to watching my hand movements when it comes to splits and transitions, maybe even reloads but I would like to see my complete draw on the start and watch my own movement. It would be beneficial to see how I leave and enter a shooting position. Right now, I know I need to brush up my dancing skills. One thought that I had is that if someone else likes to be recorded as well, I could record both of our runs and and share the video. Like a team effort.
  4. The Jan / Feb 2020 USPSA magazine has the current equipment survey posted on page 48. A quick recap for 2019 for optic manufacturer: Leupold had 36% Sig Romeo 1 had 24% Trijicon SRO had 15% Vortex Venom had 9% Holosun had 5% All of that is history by the way and the SRO wasn't available for long when the survey was done. I'm guessing that next year's Nationals will have an increase in the use of the SRO and the relatively new Romeo 3. That's my prediction, lets see what happens. Note: I shoot the smaller lens Trijicon RMR. I practice with my carry gun and the RMR is very dependable and robust. Truth is they all have problems and I do own two RMRs just in case.
  5. This seems like a good topic to tie my question into. Once you have a camera, what's the best way to mount the camera (securely) to film? On the cover of the USPSA magazine, I see Ben running Nationals with a cap mounted camera. I've also seen some camera mounts that almost mount on your shoulder, a chest rig will not have a good point of view is what I am thinking. So, what the best way to record matches once you have a camera? Edited to add that my camera of choice was a GoPro 7 Black. There are a lot of cameras out there, pick one and get after it.
  6. Sure, count me in on voting for a CO forum.
  7. Yes, Open Office was the guy in the above video's second choice for a freebie. I still just have to figure out how badly I need MS office suite. The best prices that I can find from a reputable dealer are from New Egg. I also have to figure out how badly I want Access and Publisher since the MS Office Pro raises the price tag again. Anyone know of a better price from a reputable dealer? Newegg Digital Download Delivery Service Important Shipping Information Microsoft Office Professional 2019 - 1 device, Windows 10, Download Consumable Product Return Policy Update In Stock Limit 20 $439.99 $399.99 Save: 9.09% Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019 - 1 device, Windows 10 PC/Mac Download Consumable Product Return Policy Update In Stock Limit 20 $249.99 $229.99 Save: 8.00%
  8. I started this thread and for me I passed on this. I went to Ebay and you can find even better deals on fake software from MS. If you think the $80 is a good price you can find the same kind of stuff for $8-$12. The biggest thing that I found was that the are genuine MS codes taken off of systems that were not meant to be sold to individuals. MS said that selling these key codes is illegal. Many of the reviewers said that the codes will probably work until the first update is done at which point MS will revoke your permission a couple of months down the road. Two months later, even if you paid by credit card, it's too late to get your money back. If you want something for free, I did install this on my wife's laptop: https://www.libreoffice.org/ Here is a nice YT video on the free ones that are out there:
  9. I did notice that these guys are in the UK. There is also a coupon for another 10% off. Now that I look at the picture, it does say 365 on it, which is a yearly product, the photo also says MAC on it. When I read the description it says: Lifetime license, pay once, for Windows.. Those conflicting pieces of information should be a red flag for me. Maybe, I should be asking where is the best place to buy this software stateside? We all want a 2 carrot diamond solitaire ring for $49, but when we see one, we know that it is not as advertised. This is from their website: Home › Microsoft Office 2019 › Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus for Windows PC Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus for Windows PC Regular price $89.99 Download Immediately After Purchase One Time Payment - Lifetime Licence Genuine Retail Software Guaranteed Dedicated After Sales Support Team Head Office: Fast Software LTD, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ, United Kingdom Phone Support: (020) 3967 8380 Email Support: help@fastsoftware.com Company Number: 11467318 Trademark Number: UK00003325017 Microsoft Partner Number: 5207108
  10. I'm an old guy, and "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". While I am well aware of that, I sure wish this was legit. What do you think? You can feel welcome to tell me "to pull my head out of my rear and get real, this is a scam". https://fastsoftware.com/collections/microsoft-office-2019/products/microsoft-office-2019-professional-plus-for-windows-pc Thanks for your thoughts
  11. This past year I took and intermediate scoped rifle class. I used my 3 gun rifle and engaged targets at 500+ yards with the little 223. At the end of the course they had a chicken shoot. The target was a centerfire chicken silhouette. On 6 power I could easily see the chicken and I hit it on my second attempt at 517 yards with the 69 grain pills I was shooting. I was prone on a mat, with a bi-pod and rear bag. I'm not saying this to brag, I really think that it is a capable thing for most people with a little understanding of basic rifle skills. The point of the post is that I could ID a chicken size target at 500 + yards with a 6X optic. There is no need to think that you can't hit a LaRue target or some other reasonably sized piece of steel at that distance with a 6X and an 8X will make you a shooter all of a sudden. Bluntly most 8X optics are very heavy indeed and the field of view is tighter and the eye box more critical. Now having said the above if anyone has a Swarovski 1-8 that they would like me to evaluate over the next couple of years and want to send me one, I probably would be willing to give it a go.
  12. Any links to information about the new Vortex?
  13. Another set of progressives look to be in my future. Thanks everyone, looks like I still need to decide on polarized or not and color.
  14. I know that there is a long running thread in the general area about glasses. What prompted me to post this here is that the requirements for a bifocal lens for a handgunner, I suspect will be different than what someone who shoots a handgun, rifle and shotgun are. I've been told that progressive lenses will give a very narrow focal plane left to right and that I might want to consider just getting a lens with a lined bifocal. I think a lined bifocal will allow me to keep scores / read but also allow good target acquisition but I am concerned about handgun front sight crispness, and shotgun sights while shooting slugs. Do you use a progressive lens for your bifocal prescription for 3 gun or do you use a lined bifocal? Next big question is about lens color. In clay target games, Decot Hy-Wyd coined a term "romancing the target". As an example, I shoot a very light rose color lens in sporting clays which makes the blaze orange targets pop against the background. For USPSA style cardboard targets, has anyone tried a brown or tan type tinted lens. I'm trying to get a nice pair of glasses that I can use for multiple outdoor type activities. I happen to be a mad fly fisherman and the brownish color lenses are very popular on the water, but I have a concern about them looking a brown cardboard colored targets. Thanks for your thoughts
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