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  1. The innovative Finn mod was a flat step that pushed the lifter down. The innovative Brit mod of the Finn mod was to make the step into a ramp (to make it easier to hit the Beretta button) & make the ramp higher to push the lifter into the gun further.
  2. My mid bead covers the bottom third of the front fiber & is good out to 100. If the target is small or I'm unsure about the distance I hold that sight picture on the bottom edge of the target
  3. The load/trigger/rack process won't work if the hammer is forward. The bolt would need to be pulled back to release the lifter. From there, 2 options. - Bolt forward, load/trigger/rack - drop one in the chamber/bolt forward/finish load Personally i don't like the load/trigger/rack system. I'm not convinced that pulling the trigger as part of the loading process is a good idea (here goes the "the gun is already loaded" comments ) Sure, it's fine for an unloaded situation but if there's a brain fart & the unloaded load technique is used when the gun has one in the chamber it's going to end badly.
  4. You won't be sorry dude. Let me know if you'd like any help with technique
  5. Yes & no. Depends on your needs, your physicality, your technique...... There is a rule in IPSC shotgun ( about a maximum height of 170mm which can restrict the angle of the rig & may effect your decision. Most of the top competitors i know just have a 28 & considering their level, if there were an advantage to multiple smaller holders they'd already be doing it
  6. I load weak hand (gun under armpit) for various reasons. I like the stability that having a good grip & multiple points of contact bring, I like being able to see my rig, the loading port & where I'm going when I'm loading. I also like that my weak hand is my loading hand for all platforms leaving the strong hand to do nothing more than control the gun. As a beginner i think its a much easier process to learn & as a coach it's definitely much easier to teach. From a performance perspective, most of the top guys utilize both techniques as both techniques have their strengths & weaknesses. Personally, i haven't bothered to learn both. I'm already pretty quick with loading & the work required to learn a new technique that may save a tenth here or there on the load isn't going to benefit my game as much as other improvements i could work on for the same investment of time. If you can try the rig before you buy, don't worry too much about whether the caddy you're using is L or R. The offset does make a difference but for testing purposes those differences won't be big enough to change your decision on technique. The main thing is to make sure that the caddy is set up correctly so that you're not fighting against it (or your body). Top tip - you want your wrist to be in as neutral a position when you grab from the rig Let me know if i can help in any way
  7. Dan, as ever, is being kind. Possibly because he's one of the nicest guys I've met in Practical Shooting. Fair warning, I'm sponsored by Kings. I was buying their gear before that arrangement came about, I'll be buying it if the arrangent ever changes & I'll carry on using it for as long as it's the best on the market..... if it's good enough for most of the top shooters at the IPSC World Shoot last year & man enough to cope with Blueridge & Rock Hard we can assume it's fit for purpose After you've had a play with them locally, let me know if you need any help setting them up (or any other caddies you settle on) or if you need any help with loading technique
  8. Yup, should be fine Good choice with Kings as well
  9. Hey Dan, thanks for the mention Hi Anders, According to the IPSC rules - Long Courses – Must not require more than 28 rounds to complete. A COF requiring 24 or more rounds must not stipulate an unloaded gun as a start condition. Most of the competitors i see on the international circuits use a 28 as their main rig as you're not going to need more if you're accurate. Some use both weak hand & strong hand techniques so may have their rig more suited to that. I use a 28 as my main rig & use a 12 as a velcro backed removable caddy (for stages that require no ammo on competitor at start) or as a pre load (no pre load tables in IPSC) Hope this helps Jon
  10. Try here - part 138. https://www.omps2.it/en/firearm-spare-parts/beretta-spare-parts/semiautomatics/1301-tactical.html?limit=all Not sure if they'll ship to the US, gotta be worth asking though.
  11. It depends where the carbon is building up. Personally, I scrape the excess off with something suitable (screwdriver, pocket knife) & then put the bronze brush in my Dremel & take it back to shiny. No doubt someone will say I'm doing it wrong, but she's got 5 years worth of heavy use & has always cycled with no issues.....
  12. Where are you based? I have some stuff you can have Can post or I'm in Kentucky at the end of the month
  13. There is a Typhoon USA group up & running on FB Technically it's an F12 group but pretty sure they'll know all about the X12 as well https://www.facebook.com/groups/2585443418137955/?ref=share
  14. I've seen it in IPSC but not in 3 gun. Strong hand is great when space is tight or loading when moving towards the weak side & weak hand is useful when doing empty gun loads & loading towards the strong side. Again, I tend to see it in IPSC matches where waist real estate isn't so much of an issue rather than in 3 gun. I'm a much better at loading with my weak hand & while I can load strong handed, the big improvements in my game aren't going to come from cutting a tenth or 2 off a load..... I'll be sticking to weak hand
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