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About frgood

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    SC, USPSA, Paintball, Cycling, PC Gaming, Someday I'll have time for a PS4
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    Fred Goodrum

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  1. Since you are considering selling one, I do not think it appropriate to publicly explain my reasoning. If you are curious, I will PM you my thought leaving you with some information you may wish to present in advertising our sale.
  2. I just received an email regarding NROI Academy being held in Arizona. One thing I am not clear on is the difference between the level I and Level II seminars. Is the RO seminar for existing ROs or those seeking the RO certification. Is the CRO seminar for ROs seeking to become CROs? How does one determine without a prerequisite list or syllabus?
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    Should Rule be Updated?

    I'm going to add a little more confusion. The rule (posted) is: " he position of holsters and allied equipment on the belt must not be moved or changed by a competitor during a match ". My first read of this is that the holster should be modified mid stream. Meaning if the strap, or hood, is removed prior t other start of the match then no issues. This would prevent the case were someone runs a strapt on their first stage and, then, get mad and tosses it for subsequent stages. Thus an equipment change to gain advantage in the middle of a match (gain advantage over themselves). I have no idea on the history on this rule and would be curious.
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    No divisions, only classes?

    Good to know. Does the model work or, as some have said, it degrades the sport?
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    No divisions, only classes?

    I'm not completely sure how it works in golf. But I guess that it does allow individuals to compete at a local level. Aren't those on the pro tour all scratch players? I think within our sport there would be a massive debate regarding how to balance equipment in addition to the simpler tasks of individual skill levels. Plus the result only may work for level I matches, which are more casual in it's competitiveness. At the higher level matches, the skill level starts to normalize. Although the equipment differential may put us right back to where we are now. So, a quick thought may find that we keep the equipment classification but D shooters get a 60% boost on their scores? This may only simplify the sponsors prize availability. So more thought and input is needed from those with a better mind than I.
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    No divisions, only classes?

    It is too early to say if it would be good. The process would have to be worked out. Hence this discussion. Some factors when building a handicap system have been laid out in this thread. I am sure there are some more factors to consider how it shold be built.
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    No divisions, only classes?

    I think the OPs original point of a handicapping system was missed. As in golf, handicapping is, from my understanding, the method to level the playing field.
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    Self stopping

    This is a silly question. But my Pocket Pro II has the ability to set a random start time between 2 and 4 seconds. I always wondered Why not simply push the button when giving the 'Standby' Command. Would not this solve the issue. At my local level 1 matches, there are constantly short start beeps. To the point the angry words sometimes fly with no resolution.
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    First USPSA Match

    You might be tongue in cheek on this one. But I'm taking the list seriously as constructive notes.
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    Drilling frame

    I had a slightly undersized sear pin hole in my 1911 project and simply drilled it with the correct size drill bit for a perfect fit. The hole radius is .110 so a #35 gaugse drill bit is the perfect size. Don't forget to chamfer/countersink (60 degree) the left side so the sear pin head will seat completely. The sear should have an opening of .111 so the pin should have minimal impact on sear movement.
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    Aggresive grips for RIA pro match?

    Skateboard tape comes in several levels of coarseness. I picked up some scraps from a local skateboard store (i.e.free). The adhesive holds well when placed on a clean surface as it is designed to stick to skateboards through thick and thin. When I stuck them onto my CZ TS grips, I did place them under some heavy pressure over nigh at the grips are curved at the edges and I wanted to ensure the corners would not come up. Tape has lasted for a whole year without an ugliness of peeling. The skateboard tape is wonderfully aggressive but you should change it out once a year as it does get clogged with dead skin.
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    DAA Alpha-X disappointed

    I have to agree with the OP. DAA makes an initial clam that the fit is perfect for each gun and reminds the buyer to ensure they order the correct block for their gun. This first claim is negated by their second statement, "some minor fitting may be required". Looking at the video, at least inside the first two minutes, a hex wrench is required. At least one tool is included. You also need to purchase a block and punch. By 3 minutes into the video we are beyond minor fitting and well into operational theory as a cautionary tale that underscores the amount of attention required to reassemble. For the cost, they could create custom inserts for each model year range and generation. Or, at the least indicate some medium level fitting is required. To me, more than 50% disassembly indicates major work regardless of complexity. As an example, Gugas Ribas, at least tell you up front that you will have to take some time to get the correct fit for their holster. Also, there fitting process is centered on tightening the holster and multiple points to get a fit. There is no 'removal of material' which inherently increases the possibility of a failed fitting. To be fair in judging my assessment, I stopped watching the video at 5 minutes. I was done by then. I would concede that a lower cost and a better reference to the effort would be reasonable solutions.
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    Forum issues

    for a couple of weeks I'm noticing a very slow response to searches, Particularly, the unread post search. This does not happen on any other site so I am leaning towards DB response time.