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  1. I'm sure it would fit him. I measured mine and, on the smallest adjustment, the band has a circumference of right at 6-inches. It looks like it would fit on a small child's wrist.
  2. I'd put the entire upper in my freezer before I tried the first two techniques. However, both the casing and the surrounding metal were frozen. Freezing just the casing might have worked better. There are many good suggestions above. Keep 'em coming, folks.
  3. I had a catastrophic case separation yesterday in my nearly new MBX PCC. The base of the casing blew out, blasting out the mag as well, and left almost all of the casing sidewall stuck in the chamber. I'm not sure why it blew apart but I suspect a bad case. It was a range pickup but it had passed a chamber checker so if there had been any obvious crack it would have been rejected. It could possibly have been a double charge but I have a powder check die on my Dillon XL 650 and in ten years of reloading have never experienced one. Of course, there is always a first time. Regardless, the casing remnant was really stuck in there, I did a web search and it brought up several suggestions and three YouTube video links. I tried all three from the easiest to the most complicated. The first option was to jamb a .45 caliber bore brush into the 9mm casing just far enough to engage its full length. Then pull it out. This worked for the gent on YouTube but not in my case. Bore Brush Method Option two was to insert a plastic wall mount into the chamber and expand it with an oversized screw. I bought a #14 wall mount from the local Ace Hardware and gave it a try. Again, no joy when I pushed it out with a 2-foot brass squib rod from the muzzle end. Wall Mount Insert Method Finally, I tried this approach as a last resort: Epoxy Putty Method I was very careful to insert the foam ear plug in just far enough to ensure it was not beyond the far end of the casing. I don't think getting any of the putty into the rifling would be a good thing. I let it sit for 90 minutes (listed curing time was 60 minutes), whacked it a couple of times with the brass squib rod and a hammer and out popped the casing along with the putty plug and a mashed ear plug! Given that my next option was probably a new $300 barrel and pinned comp, the $7 I spent for the putty was a bargain. And I still have 95% of it left for the next time.
  4. This is exactly the wording contained in the 2016 Classifier Manual. I doubt it was changed in 2018 and then changed back later.
  5. I've timed myself on identical transition drills with my elbow locked and with my elbow pulled in and bent. I used three targets at 15 yards with three yards between the targets for the drills. In one version, I shot two per target (6 shots total) reversing directions every run. In the second, I shot one per target repeating twice starting with the first target for a total of nine shots per run. Again, I switched directions every other run. I ran each drill eight times, four using a locked elbow and four using a bent elbow.. I was consistently faster and more accurate with my elbow bent. Like many above, I use the support hand to pull the butt tight against my shoulder. This gives me much better muzzle control both in recoil and in changing aiming points to a new target. A bent elbow facilitates this. I also found the locked elbow technique to be more tiring.
  6. I have four of these. https://outdoorsportsusa.com/BEST-SELLERS/AR-15-DUAL-AMBIDEXTROUS-CHARGING-HANDLE-WITH-STEEL-LATCH They are a dead ringer for the Radian Raptor and are only $18 shipped. I've never had one fail.
  7. I'm another Holosun 510C proponent. Mine are red. I find that easier to pick up against a foliage covered berm than a green circle-dot. In Florida, most of our side berms are cloaked in heavy ground cover and even the rear berms are often green. I also feel the red offers a greater contrast than the green on cardboard and white painted poppers and plates. YMMV.
  8. I use a TF 31+10 for almost all 32-round field course stages. I load it to capacity (2 down for an unloaded start) because I can. No one ever screwed up a stage by having too much ammo. I have a MBX 31+16 Mini that I use for stages with 38+ minimum round counts. We frequently have one of those at our local monthly and weekly matches. For the Monster Match 50-round stages, I can always find a place to make a moving reload. If I had a MBX maxi with its 57 rounds, I'd use it but I don't see these very high round counts often enough to make buying one a priority.
  9. Will the Red Hill Tactical pouches support a 40+ round mag with an extension? Their website recommends against it.
  10. Wiebad Mini Fortune Cookie. Very similar to a GameChanger but with some improvements and a lower cost. Full size Fortune Cookie The smaller version is a better fit for 22 LR precision rifles and is $14 less. Mini Fortune Cookie
  11. I know of no way to erase all the strings. You can, however, scroll through the strings and stop on the first one you want to overwrite. From then on, the next string will overwrite the next string.
  12. Mine still works 100% and I am very happy with it. I use it for practice nearly universally and I practice at the range twice a week. The accelerometer is great when there are others in the same bay. I also have a CED 7000. That's what I use the most often when I'm running others in a match. If I'm running someone during a practice session, my SHOTMAXX-2 works perfectly.
  13. I shoot 124 grain MG CMJ's in all my 9mm and .38 Super guns. They are consistent in weight, shoot accurately and feed better than their JHP's in my PCC's and my Dan Wesson Guardian. The consistent feed is as important to me as the accuracy. I also like the jacketed bullets because cleaning is not a problem. I too experimented with Extreme bullets for 500 rounds with several 9mm pistols and one PCC. They were not nearly as accurate as the MG's in any of the guns. in two of my pistols and the PCC, small pieces of the jacket came off in the chamber creating problems with the triggers. YMMV.
  14. Yep. It helps me consistently keep the tip of my trigger finger in the proper position.
  15. I have both the MBX Mini (47 rounds) and TF (41 rounds.) I prefer the MBX because it is more reliable and easier to disassemble.
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