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  1. I glanced over the rules posted for PSSD on the USPSA site and noticed there wasn't any mention of belts. Maybe I missed it, but I don't think I did. My question, then, is this- I'm pretty sure my IDPA refugee rig is kosher (Hoffner's Minimales mag carriers, Blade-tech Tek-Lok IM holster) but I've got a CR Speed belt I'd thought about using for L10 that I've grown rather attached to. Will that belt be alright for PSSD?
  2. That's our little one, Dolly Renee Brown. She's staying with her "grandparents" in NC for the time being. She's another reason we're anxious to get home.
  3. The MD I talked to when I accidentally dropped by this club's matches a few months ago said they were "strictly observing" the new rules, so I guess I'm SOL- especially as old as my card is. There's a USPSA club nearby that charges the same for range fees, so I'll see if I can't talk my friend into shooting Prod. and I'll go L10. Thanks for the input.
  4. OK, so, one of my new shooting buddies here in NoVA wants me to shoot an IDPA match with him. I still have a current card so I figure, what the hell. I was dry-firing earlier and happened to glance in the mirror on the vanity and discovered something- I can see daylight between the belt and holster loop! Now this wasn't my "new rulebook illegal" rig I bought in January that I'm now using for Single Stack- this is my old-school Yaqui Slide. Leather, retains the gun, cocealable, flush against the body. Is this holster really illegal? Also, have the new rulebooks shipped? Another Tactical-thingie come out? Or has Berryville just cut me off?
  5. But then wouldn't the conservative raid the guys wallet, figure out what state he was from, then invade it? "Liberal Answer: Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! Does the man look poor or oppressed? Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack? Could we run away? What does my wife think? What about the kids? Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand? What does the law say about this situation? Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it? Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children? Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me? Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me? If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me? Should I call 9-1-1? Why is this street so deserted? We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior. This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus." That first answer, by the way, is the Democrat answer, not the liberal one. The difference is night and day. It is, however, magnificent to be stereotyped like this on a regular basis. Excuse me, but I have to go dry-fire now.
  6. On a similiar note, I've seen a club call their matches "lost brass," then the MD let a few people come in and collect the brass then charge them for it. These folk were NOT shooters at the club, either. As far as I know the money just "disappeared," but this club didn't give any accounting of its finnances to its members, either.
  7. AC/DC- Thunderstruck RATM- War Within A Breath, Testify, The Ghost of Tom Joad, most of Evil Empire Dropkick Murphys- Cadence to Arms and damn near everything else Flogging Molly- Once again, damn near everything PIPES!!!!!!!!!
  8. I still hate Northern Virginia. I flame it- the entire region. DC to, while I'm at it. I shall continue to do so every week until I get back to God's Country- North-by-God-Carolina. Don't think it's really God's country? Go outside and look up.
  9. Get you a Lewis Lead Remover from Brownell's. After a few passes with a brass patch, run a 50/50 Kroil-Hoppes mix, soak, pass another brass patch, and finish with JB Bore Bright. Run you one more Kroil-soaked patch to get the last of the compound out and it'll scare you how clean that bore'll be. Either that or find you a shad of mercury, drop it in, plug up both ends and shake it around. A lot of old timers used to do that though I wouldn't heartily recommend it
  10. I'd really like to give this a go. Oddly enough, I shot "honest" (from my carry rig) for the first time in a while at the range yesterday. I kinda miss shooting from cowhide. What irks me, though, is bashing on this thing from the get-go. Guys hiding in the bushes with face-paint? C'mon, I've been to IDPA state matches where half the ROs were wearing Wilderness instructor belts and BDU pants of some kind tucked into combat boots so that'd be the pot calling the kettle black. There's folk like that in almost every action shooting sport, so we might as well just give them a nod and let them go their own way. Some mall ninja types are a shad on the off side, but I now of a few I'll let come to dinner. Hell, as much as some of us may hate to admit it, they might have something to teach us. By the way, don't y'all know the only states that can legally make barbeque are North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas? Everybody else's is a bootlegged imitation and should be viewed about the same as green-burning liquor.
  11. I dunno about the camo, but dudeman up there doesn't look to happy 'bout wearin' painter's coveralls.
  12. The google one wouldn't work for me (does me having a Mac have something to do with it?) but i found my folk's place on terraserver! I'm homesick again already!
  13. Just out of curiosity, Carlos, how much was the .45 LC rev. you found? I'd actually be damned interested in that one!
  14. Just out of curiosity, is USPSA fairly female-friendly? My wife went to her first match a few years back when she ran our retail booth at an IDPA state match, and she never made overtures about shooting a match ever again. From what I could gather it was a bit to, er, "tactical" for her tastes. I plan on shooting USPSA Single Stack provisional next year, so I'm wondering if I can get her to go to a match or two will there actually be 1. a lot of non-"tactical" folk and 2. women who would give her a bit o' encouragement?
  15. Lawman- you, sir, rock. I'm already makin' myself up an order list.
  16. Check out the C2. It's really just a downsized Z2, and now you can use the click-on tailcaps on it. A shad pricey, but worth it, and if the damn thing has any problems at all SF will fix it. Their customer service is absolutely amazing.
  17. Oh yeah, crooked MDs who make up their rules as they please 'cause they know they're the only game in town. Nearly forgot that one.
  18. I Hate Northern Virginia. I hate that absolutely no money is going into education compared to what's being piddled away to KBR- I mean, defense. I hate that development is turning my home state into a retiree-dependent service economy. I hate that, in the "enlightened" north, I have to cover up ny native dialect in order to get a job. I hate that while I'm up here in this Godawful hole I can't do hardly any shooting outside because there aren't any public ranges nearby. I hate that it's raining so I can't walk to the gym. I'm not to fond of a certain major "gun rights" org that's made up of a lot of people that just do it for the $. Did I mention that I hate Northern Virginia? That's all for now, I'll be back after while......probably.
  19. I'm with the dissenters. I had a friend of mine lose his class because the angle of the popper drove bullets straight up into a NS. This happened to several folks, but Wade was unlucky enough to not have a good enough grasp on the ear of the MD. It finally got fixed when it happened to a match sponsor who made a big enough stink.
  20. An earlier thread on .22 side matches got me to thinking about something that's been bothering me for a while. I, like many others on this board, have done a lot of practice work with a .22 to save cash on ammo. Possibly not like others on this board I've been burning up .22 LRs in pistols since I was old enough to hold one up, so I've got an ingrained interest in little guns. So here's my question: Arguably, "everyman's" .22 auto pistol these days is the Ruger MK II in one of it's incarnations, so where's all the aftermarket crap? I know there's barrels and triggers out there, and that's great for the "hand-gun" folk- but what about crossovers from practical sports so it's a bit easier to use these guys for practical trainers? I also know that there are conversions out there, but a complete, new .22/45 can be had for $100 less than a conversion that'll arguably be more reliable. I know that if it were up to me, I'd like to see the following for the .22/45: (If anyone knows where I might find these goodies, POST!) -Extended Mag Release -Extended Slide Stop -A Useable Thumb Safety -Mag Well -Mag Carriers -Good Gunleather -Adhesive Griptape (Eric, I just thought of this so I'll check your site directly) Thoughts? Comments? Am I freakin' nuts?
  21. Id- On my .22/45, unless i get my reload just so, I get hung up on those little supports inside the grip frame that take up space. You have the same problem? -PAB
  22. Did I ever say that I didn't want to allow the SOs to shoot the match? I'm arguing against blind stages here, not SOs shooting the match. Furthermore, all this still doesn't answer to why SOs who knew the blind stages shot better on them than other shooters - and that, Mayo, is the point. It's patently unfair, and just saying "they set up the match, they deserve it" doesn't make it right. Would you say that an SO could run a 10 rnd mag in CDP because he worked the match and deserved it? Is it permissable, then, for MDs to make up rules for side matches that obviously favor equipment being used by the range staff because they set up the match? While the former example is hypothetical, the latter is not- I know that it's happening at least one IDPA club. The justification for all of this is theoretically the same. While i appreciate the work range staff does, they deserve no special priveleges or compensation within the match itself. Maybe I'm just a levelin' commie fool, but fair is fair. And if I'm arguing that the SOs have the advantage, and I had the chance to SO a match with a blind stage where I would have the advantage over other shooters that hadn't and couldn't see the stages, why would I want to take part? Didn't Aurelius admonish us not to do anything that would make us act the hypocrite? Sorry, not big on selling myself out. I'll SO a match where everyone can see what's going on, but secret information that affects others, in private or public life, just ain't kosher.
  23. I'll give a nod to admin here and let this die, but I just got another good reason to avoid NJ- like I really needed one. Like my internship supervisor told me, "everybody's an expert on the law except for those who went to school for it." Back to the original issue, just put the stock or C&S parts back and be done with it. A good gunsmith can still pull off a helluva trigger with those parts installed. If you wouldn't pin your grip safety, don't go without these components.
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