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  1. I use a regular double layer 1.5" shooting belt, since I only shoot uspsa. The attachments are the thin plastic integrated ones that came on the mag pouches, which is fine for my build. A thicker waisted person might appreciate them sitter further from the belt though. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  2. I use safariland 771s for my TS. I can't imagine anything really working better, so it's nice that they are cheap. I'm wondering if the shorter body of the 773s will have the retention you need when running in 3gun. Good luck!
  3. There is an easy fix for this. Chuck the guide rod up in a drill as if it were a drill bit, and with it spinning in the drill, take material off the head with a file until it matches the diameter exactly for the factory guide rod head. I had to do this exact thing with a Jager glock guide rod that I was adapting for a non-glock project gun.
  4. I know when I have given a maximum performance. So that's the self-awareness part. My self image is generally that I'm a nobody, and while that may not be healthy all the time, it helps keep ego out of the way when I'm shooting. I manage high-end remodeling for a living and my style is to under-promise and over-deliver. Likewise, I purposefully don't wear shooting jerseys covered in logos, and I don't drool over the latest Atlas blingy limited gun. If I did, I'd be thinking about what I'd be projecting and whether or not my performance measured up. As it is now, my only expectations for myself are for me to shoot to my ability, and that I whittle away at the inefficiencies. When I get caught up in expectations for how I'll measure up in the results, placing 1 spot off can be hard and can ruin an event that was supposed to be fun. I also have external help in beating down ego- Charlie Perez shoots nearly every match I shoot, and I'm always trailing him. So, measuring my improvement is based almost solely as a percentage of him over the years, with his 100% establishing what it means to be "good". It used to be a goal to be 75%, then 80%, then 85%, and now 95%. So, I'm getting closer good!
  5. Dryfire with your hands starting on the wall IS your proven process. You are trying to make it natural to go from that position to hands on gun with a good grip. So make it natural, through lots of reps. It's no different than how you had to learn to surrender draw- by practicing it. Maybe I'm reading you wrong, but the way you dismissed dryfire as a solution makes me think you assume there is secret knowledge or tricks out there. Getting better is really about streamlining everything over time through practice and lots of reflection. I will add though that on hand-on-marks starts, there is generally a way to stand and position your arms that is going to be better than having your feet 4' away from the wall and starting out looking like you are trying to push a heavy wall over. This is different for every stage. Read the stage description carefully. Does it say palms flat on marks, or just "touching"? A low X can have your strong hand touching the X on the back of the hand, but hovering 1/2" over your backstrap too. This stuff just falls under stage planning though.
  6. After shooting #1, they'd bag it after unload and show clear, just like rimfire. It's all the same as rimfire, except they holster when they have made ready. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  7. How is that different than unbagging a rimfire pistol? If he puts a mag in, racks the slide and a live round ejects, you know it was already loaded. If someone wanted to shoot two divisions with the same gun model, one with irons and and the other with a red dot, they'd have to do what this guy is doing. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  8. I was concerned so I got mine checked. Only a 4. I don't wear gloves when I reload, and I shoot coated lead bullets. I guess I'll keep doing what I have been doing, and not worry about it.
  9. If the gun speaks to you that much, and you can afford it, then having a gun you like or believe in will motivate you and help a little bit with your head game. I prefer guns that aren't widely popular, it makes competing a little more fun to me. That said, I personally would not pay that much for a striker fire pistol with no aftermarket support, and I humbly suggest you are mistaken about what you are comparing with trigger pulls. If what you say were really the case, I think it would be common knowledge. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  10. I had to try USPSA after seeing the show Top Shot. I googled it and just showed up. A class might have been a better way to start though. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  11. I'm curious too, the TS is the only pistol that really fits my hands. Not that I'd drop $$$$ on a production pistol, but I'd still like to know. I'm guessing it would be one of the new CZ custom bull barrel models.
  12. How is it that no one else on the squad spoke up about the bad call? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  13. Just turn your head, don't mess with anything else.
  14. You should be able to grip hard for the amount of time a stage lasts. If the gun is up with both hands, I think you should have the same hard shooting grip. There's nothing to gain from changing things up between every target.
  15. I like the Ghost design for production, because they can be put so close together and bullets out, but for Limited I love the safariland 771. I switched to them from CR Speed and the mags seem to be retained better, yet the removal is smoother. In the end though, they all seem to work well. But the more features you spend $ on, the more features there are to break or get out of adjustment. Simple is good if it meets your needs.
  16. No idea about why it only happens after you've fired a shot, but I would look at the typical stuff like, is there a burr around the hole it he magazine for the catch that might be dragging? Any damage to your magazine brake? At least you can rule out the easiest fixes that way. Good luck, I'd rather have random jams than mags that don't drop.
  17. This is a recurring topic. It's just as easy to bring the pistol to one eye as it is the other, especially since we shoot squared up to the target, so this is really a non-issue.
  18. It did it with a new 9lb and a new 10lb spring. I've never tested to see how long I can load (barrel or mags) since I've never had a problem. Nothings moved on the press- I just checked and the first round I made was exactly 1.135, just like I expected. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  19. Henning is a generous and friendly guy, is a practical shooting OG, and I've seen firsthand his passion for precision machining, function and aesthetics. If I could go either way between two functionally equivalent products, then that knowledge would personally tip me towards Henning.
  20. What I'm most impressed with is that you only had 23 Charlies in the whole match. Besides stage 1, I wouldn't really have called it a hosing match. I think you could have beat us even if you declared Minor...
  21. Hi, For years I've only run Black Bullets International 180 gr, and more recently Precision Bullets 185gr in my TS. Many Thousands of rounds and I never had a jam. Recently I bought some Brazos Precision 180 gr bullets, because they are the cheapest out there by far and I love their 9mm bullets. I didn't think the TS was capable of a FTF, but several times in about 150 rounds, the Brazos had stoppages where the round would hit the feed ramp and just stop right there. Same length as always 1.135. Then this weekend, I ran out of ammo in the shootoff following the Rocky Mountain 300. I borrowed some ammo that was supposed to be factory length reloads with some red 180gr projectiles, and they jammed Every Single Round in the same way. In the finals no less! Ugh. I'm really surprised that a tiny difference in shape makes such a boringly reliable gun jam up. I really wanted the Brazos to run, as I'm incredibly cheap. Has anyone else had to limit their TS's diet to a few brands of 180gr coated bullets? Do you think loading longer or shorter would help the Brazos? I'll only pursue them so far- I am accustomed to 100% certain reliability and worrying about a jam is the last thing I want on my mind in a match.
  22. I totally understand and I'd feel the same way. I'm sorry you've had to deal with it for so long! I'd maybe try to keep in mind that the guy you talked to on the phone is probably the equivalent of the employee behind the gun counter- you cant expect high level expertise from a guy making 10 bucks an hour. I doubt they have their lead gunsmiths answering phones, and I bet that guy you talked to had been given a scripted response for calls from people saying "how can the TS trigger be so light, this cant be safe!". Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  23. Why didn't you send it in for warranty? You clearly got an unsafe gun. The whole point of these guns is that they show up with a fantastic trigger that you dont need to endlessly chase parts for. You are missing out on what you paid for. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  24. No idea what the problem is, but if it were me, first thing I'd do is buy a box of factory ammo to see how it runs. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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