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  1. I had someone ping me on this one so I'll respond. This depends on a few things, the material used/manufacturer of parts and the fit. Some of the lower end massed produced open guns use MIM parts while most custom guns use better parts, made with better processes and materials. If you want a gun to last a long time you need to use high quality parts from reputable manufacturers. The builder and fit is super important. The timing of the gun and how they fit parts is a big deal for reliability and longevity of the gun. Ask your open gun friends and ask them how many rounds they have on the gun and how it runs for them. Also ask how they care for the gun.....if someone never changes parts or springs, cleans it, tunes mags etc. it's not a good representative of the builder/quality of the gun. I've had 2 guns break under 20-30k rounds (frame cracks, slide cracks, barrel splitting, etc), bad parts and poor timing/fit. I've also had guns go 60k (and still running) with good parts, good fit, and regular maintenance. For open (and any division really) if you want to be competitive and not pull out all of your hair you need AT LEAST 2 guns. 1 match and 1 practice. Buy 1 gun, shoot it up to 10k or a little more, buy a backup, now make the first gun your match gun, break in your backup up to 10k then decide which you like the feel of more. Now make that the match gun, the other gun the backup. Every year buy a new gun (put deposit down to avoid waiting all season with your preferred builder) with the same exact specs and make that your new match gun once tested. Bottom line. Pick a builder that uses good parts, good reputation, and builds them correctly (fit well, timing, etc). Things break, but some have parts break far less than others. Take note, buy accordingly and enjoy the game. Good luck
  2. Sig Romeo 3 Max of XL are the way to go. Great glass, crisp dot, does well in the sun, reliable, list goes on. XL is wider and I'm used to wide dots, so it was an easy choice. I like wide dots, can see a little bit more, but mostly personal preference.
  3. No problem, happy to help! Was a good one this weekend! Hope to see you next year!
  4. Look at some pictures of how they're mounted. They go through the scope mount screws.
  5. I'm a big fan of a very fine dot. 2.5 - 3 MOA is perfect. I'm running a Sig Romeo 3 XL in the 3moa version. I'm able to have a much higher level of precision shot calling. I don't find any measurable difference in speeding up using the 6 up close (as one would assume). 3vs6 up close is pretty much the exact same. The difference I see is on tight targets such as a tux or headshot only. I can call shots with more precision with the 3. The 6 won't cover up something you can't see, but part of the dot can be hanging over the side and makes me stress and far shots. I like the more precise 3. The other thing I hear about why the 6 vs a 3, is that "you can turn a 6 down and can't turn a 3 up." My sig is very bright and the 3 never gets washed out with the sun. Hope this helps.
  6. Hi Oded, I think a thumb rest is very important for my grip style and minimizing recoil. It also adds a solid level of consistency for thumb placement. 1) Consistency/thumb placement. Good grip is essential. Having the same grip every time is essential. Various pressure in odd spots creates an unpredictable (not just straight up and straight down dot) which leads to poor results. Having a spot to hit like the pedal has helped me a bunch. 2) Locking the wrist/thumb. The goal of the thumb pedal isn't to push down on the pedal. That is bad. Contrary to silly youtube "shooting professionals".....you do NOT push down on the gun. You let the gun do it's thing. It's going to recoil. Don't push down....you can't time your shots to push down at the right time. Let the gun recoil, but lock your left wrist and put pressure in the right spots and it won't recoil much....but you're not fighting the gun down. Thus, with a thumb rest, don't push down. This is why people who don't train run into troubles with it. Instead, you use it to aid in locking your wrist. Get a slo mo of the gun, wrist, etc with and without a *thumb rest [generic]*. See what the dot does with either. Good luck!
  7. Going to be great, thanks for sharing!
  8. 99% of targets at a match will be between 8-15 yards. Pick a number in that range and stick with it. I'd rather just hold a little low on longer shots now and again than have to be super conscious about it all the time. Know where you hit at different distances and have that data ready to go. Eventually it will become second nature.
  9. This string gave me a good laugh. Please prep the trigger and take up the pretravel before attempting to push through the break. Take this pretravel out when your sights are coming back down from the first shot. Follow this and shoot accurately at a high rate of speed. Or not.......and then consistently shoot inefficiently, thus losing time as well as shoot inaccurately and just slap through the pretravel. Not a theory, but a technique that can be practiced and perfected.
  10. Haha people stress over it too much but if it’s soft and returns well it’s good!!
  11. Here is my video. Thanks for the support
  12. Yes, hi all. Mindset has not changed as far as work ethic as mentioned above. As far as guns I really really like my Infinity Firearms IMM open gun. 5 inch barrel. It's perfect. The tracking and softness is second to none. On top of that the fit and finish is unreal. Unreal. The quality and precision in my gun is insane. If you want the best gun money can possibly buy this is it. Let me know if you guys have questions. The purple one is my backup for now, but will be used at area 2 and as my primary and future. I shot my first gun I got from them when I won nationals last week.
  13. Lol it was inside the shooting area. I asked the CRO and said it was totally legal.
  14. The Leupold DPP is the best of the micro dots. Glass is good, dot is good, longevity is good. Just an all around beast of a dot. You’ll shoot well and have positive experiences with the brand and the DPP.
  15. Thank you! 18! I turn 19 in a few days. Practice does pay off! True, would be good to get more of the next gen involved. Junior camps are a great way in my opinion. The real future of the sport are people in their mid 30's with disposable income. I'm sticking with shooting in college, but I know a ton of juniors stop when they go to school.
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