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    Police Firearms Instructor. IPSC/USPSA shooter since 1978. PPC shooter since 1986. IDPA shooter since 2001

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  1. Back about 1982 or so I started accumulating .22 conversion units or .22 cal equivalents of my various guns to allow me to practice for cheap. My normal practice has been to shoot about 1000 rounds a month of .22 indoors in the winter. In January I bought the first Glock 44 I ever saw. I already have a Ciener conversion unit on a G19 frame and an Advantage Arms conversion on a G22 frame. I've been REALLY impressed with the Glock 44 so far. I have tested it with the following ammunition types: 200 rnds CCI Mini Mags. (40 grn at 1235 fps) 300 rnds CCI AR Tactical. (40 grn at 1200 fps) 200 rnds Winchester M-22 (40 grn at 1255 fps) 200 rnds Winchester Super Speed (40 grn @ 1300 fps) 200 rnds Federal Black (38 grn at 1260 fps) 200 rnds Browning Performance Rimfire (BPR) (40 grn at 1435 fps) 200 rns Armscore High Velocity (36 grn at 1260 fps) 200 rns Augila Super Extra High Velocity ((40 grn at 1255 fps) That's 1,700 rounds in five weeks. I cleaned and lubed the gun after each trip to the range. I had NO (0) malfunctions. Most of the shooting I did was accuracy drills on NRA B-24 or B-34 or B-29 or TQ-20 targets at 30 and 50 feet. I also shot on some Warren Tactical WTS-8 targets at different distances. Both of my other Glock conversions and the SIG factory .22 conversions require hot ammo with plated bullets to run reliably. I've usually used CCI Mini-Mags for that application, and still experienced occasional malfunctions caused by the slide not going fully into battery. So far I've been really impressed with the G44. The trigger feels like a stock Glock trigger.
  2. Another one of my favorite practice courses
  3. Close Quarter Standards is one of my standard practice drills when I'm at an outdoor range where I can engage multiple targets.
  4. You can always do accuracy drills at distance, either on a USPSA or IDPA silhouette or the traditional NRA B-8 bullseye.
  5. I hadn't realized they changed the CoF for the carbine classifier. I'll be interested to shoot it this spring
  6. Well using the 5 x 5 classifier should solve this problem
  7. I prefer the traditional 90 round and 72 round classifiers but the 5 x 5 classifier is a good practice drill
  8. Huh. I always shoot with my "regular" concealment holster . . . . Considering the intent of IDPA, shooting with the gun you actually carry shouldn't be a new concept (I've been shooting IPSC/USPSA since 1978 and I've most often used whatever was my duty gun at that time, and a concealment holster. But, people are shooting matches for their own reasons. My interest is entirely defensive, but many people focus more on the competitive aspects)
  9. When shooting in practice, start with accuracy and end with accuracy. It's interesting that a lot of the instructors who tour nationally (in this case like Pat McNamara and Tom Givens) include accuracy drills on an NRA B-8 25 yard timed & rapid fire bullseye as part of their recommended practice program.
  10. 17 May 2018 01:02 #13 2018-05-17T06:02 So I shot the IDPA PCC classifier last Saturday for the first time. Not a bad course of fire. I think stage II at 25 yards could be improved by the use of a high barricade for cover, and have the shooter's lateral movement be to cover instead of just from shooting position to shooting position. I dropped a few hits shooting around cover at 50 yards. Gotta practice multiple target engagement from around cover some more. A few of the local PDs bought Marlin or Ruger or Colt 9mm carbines as a replacement for the shotgun back in the early 90s. All of the departments in our county have now replaced the carbines or shotguns with 5.56mm rifles of some variety. A few departments did go with the Ruger Mini-14 for cost reasons originally but to my knowledge everybody has been running AR platform guns for years. I have one of the Colt R6430 9mm carbines that I bought in 1992. They are great fun to shoot, and I can shoot them on steel plates and on the local indoor range without fear of damaging the equipment. If I wanted to do the same practice with one of my regular ARs, I'd have to buy frangible ammo at $350 a case. So the carbine still gets lots of use. I have been shooting it in local USPSA matches a little bit in the Pistol Caliber Carbine Class. I know many guys who have recently done builds on AR type 9mm carbines and some that have purchased carbines of other configurations. They are very much enjoying researching which trigger group and compensator and which optic to put on their new projects and what bullet weight to use for reloading and all that. I’m just happy to shoot my entirely stock Colt 9mm with NATO spec ammo I get on sale from Midway USA or Natchez Shooter's Supply.
  11. Has anybody shot it yet? I just got classified in Pistol Caliber Carbine in USPSA last month
  12. Jeff22


    So I've cut way back on my walking and I ice my knee at least three times a day -- when I wake up, before I go to work, and before bed. I think my knee is almost back to normal. I walked two miles at my normal pace at the health club the other day without ill result. I'm going to increase my walking distances gradually and keep icing it.
  13. Complete Nutrition now makes a Coffee Flavored protein powder called "Maine Roast". There is the original coffee flavor and a new mocha flavor. You can mix it with water or milk or even cold coffee. (I find a half and half mix of 2% milk and coffee works pretty good) It's often cheaper if you buy it from amazon.com instead of Complete Nutrition.
  14. I'm experiencing bursitis in my left knee. I originally tweaked it making a pivot to the right on the indoor range, and then a month later when running (slowly) during a physical fitness evaluation for work. The doctor recommended frequent icing and anti-inflammatories. I've also been using Blue Emu cream which seems to help a little. But, the condition is persisting. I don't want to do anything to prolong it. Does anybody have any suggestions? This is REALLY interfering with my physical fitness program.
  15. Either version of the IDPA classifier match is a good test of basic skills. I like to shoot USPSA Special Classifier matches for the same reason. Shoot a bunch of classifiers and keep good notes and it will help you determine what skills you need more practice on.
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