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  1. I'll take a stab at something. It might be something simple, although I think I see a couple of things. If I'm wrong hopefully someone will correct me. You are still being pushed back by the gun. Look at this vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cKDQRa1LUg&t= It might help. Rob Leatham also has a vid I can't seem to find about how you should actually almost move forward when you stop shooting. I believe he described the stance as like leaning against a wall. If it were me I would be thinking that there's not much chance of me having a solid grip and being able to control the gun if I am off balance and because I'm moving backwards I have to keep realigning the vertical point of aim. If you hold the gun out and point it at a target and then rock your upper body backwards you'll notice the gun is now aimed higher than it was. If that makes any sense. So to get the gun back on target you are having to re-position yourself. As an experiment you might try moving your right foot back a little and see if that helps. But mainly I think you just need to lean into it a little more, with some minor effort. The second thing I'm wondering is if your recoil spring is too stiff. That will make the gun bounce. Aha, found the vids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW6dKcW6qmY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnYjzEpFTEU
  2. Your head is forward, I'm not experienced enough to comment on that being good or bad. I hinge at the hips and bend my knees a little. Not a lot, just enough to keep me stable. It's not as far as some would call an "athletic stance", I'm just not standing completely upright. Again, my technique isn't one you should necessarily aspire to emulate. I have not taken any instruction and while I shoot well enough, I think I suck at a lot of things. I just noticed what I pointed out and I'm pretty sure that's not what you want to have happen.
  3. Look at where your head is when you start shooting and where it is when you stop. I also compared a line on the wall with the front of your jacket, your upper body doesn't appear to be wobbling so much as being driven back. I used to have the same issue, I just lean my upper body forward from the hips a little more. I'm a scrub though so hopefully someone more experienced will weigh in.
  4. I have to run stuff that is .400 for my 40 and .355 for my 9mm. I run Blue Bullets in my 40 and they are awesome. The profile fits my barrel perfectly and I can load them any length I want. They are consistent, accurate and they match my mag extensions. For my 9mm I've tried several and until recently couldn't find anything I liked so I was running Xtreme plated at 1.15 oal. At Xmas I ordered some 125 grain Gallants, they sized them to .355 for me. They have a much different ogive than any other I've tried, I can load them to 1.17 without issue. I couldn't load the Xtremes that long. Not that loading long is some holy grail, it's just that my barrel didn't like any other coated bullet that I had to load short. The Gallants have been fairly consistent weights, all 127.5 to 128.5. The diameter is pretty good, not as consistent as Blue Bullets or Acme. The coating does seem a bit thin. They used to coat them gold, now they do them in Leatherhead Bronze. I know they say they are made to order, but mine have the bronze coating over the gold coating. The most important thing is they have been consistently accurate.
  5. As others said, email. TTI and Stoeger are also offering 20% off the basepads. I think they are all the same price.
  6. I just loaded 1K rounds in the last two days. Stuff meters great in my LNL, better than N320. I was spot checking and it was never off at all. I use the exact same load as I did with N320. Para P16.40 4.6 grains 180 grain Blue Bullets 1.18 OAL I chrono'd some rounds a couple weeks ago and the avg with 4.6 grains was 943.2 for 169.78 power factor. Low was 912, high 958, Std Dev was 12.73. They hit in the exact same POI as my N320. Accuracy was close enough I couldn't tell them apart. Gonna work on some 9mm rounds next with 125 grain Blue Bullets.
  7. Shooters Connection has some deals: I got some TTI basepads TTI Basepads, mag extensions, springs, etc: TTI20 CK Arms Gun $200 off: CK200 Elftmann Trigger 10% off CODA Carbon Fiber Handguard 15% off Red Hill Tactical Heavy Duty Holster 15% off: RH15
  8. SPS with stock guts and TTI base pads. They've run 100% in both my Para Pro Customs. They are essentially SVI mags. If you compare them they look identical. I had issues with STI in my guns.
  9. Cant speak to Perfecta but I've loaded a ton of 9mm Xtreme as many people at my range shoot it and don't reload. Never had any issues but I did find a steel case once.
  10. There are may things that can affect accuracy. The results you get from each load you develop are because of the combinations. Change one thing and the results will be different. Some big, some small. In my personal experience the things that made the most difference in accuracy were in order, crimp, bullets, powder charge. Going to a different bullet can mean trying a different weight and also trying a different diameter. I load as long as I can and have not found loading shorter to improve accuracy. I've never loaded for a revolver though. You already understand the process of trying a different powder charge so no need to go over that. I have used HP-38 in various different bullet and caliber combinations and it always worked well for me. If it were me, I'd try a different bullet first. Good luck.
  11. Not to discount working with a GM, just keep in mind that because someone has mastered the skills to reach GM level doesn't mean they know how to teach someone else to improve. My brother in law is a PGA Teaching Professional and while he is a scratch player he is a much better teacher. He is constantly working on his teaching techniques, including diagnosing how a particular student learns and what they are physically capable of doing. It's an art, and not everyone is good at it. Cha-Lee and pjb have pretty much nailed it.
  12. http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/Flourescent.htm Just find the size you need. Most of mine are .040, I ordered the .039 size. I have two identical pistols in different calibers and I have red in one, green in the other. I honestly can't really seem to tell much difference.
  13. Look up Satco chain pliers. If you need to make them more narrow a small mallet or hammer will work. Have you checked out Atlas Gun Works on youtube?
  14. I didn't see all of what happened, but when I looked at the nook it appeared our merged squad was not correct. We also had 14 people standing in that bay, so something got screwed up in the translation. I didn't see or hear everything that transpired, it just seemed like it could have been handled better.
  15. I wasn't suggesting new 2x4's be put out before the match. I guess it's just that time where they are getting shot up enough that they end up breaking during the match if someone hits them or hits the plate with a 45. Combine that with a late start and a dead timer and we ended up with exactly what everyone has been trying to avoid, a really late squad. The MD did fix the shooters missing number. I just thought his choice of wording wasn't the best.
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