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  1. Illegal? You mean against USPSA rules? I doubt it. We do have a USPSA rulebook on line. I know it's a lot of work, but you can always read it and see what it says.
  2. As long as the material choice is appropriate for the application, I don't have a problem with plastic and "pot metal". A significant portion of my car is made of plastic or castings. Yet it's been rode hard and put away wet for 227,000 miles and still going strong.
  3. I use Hornady Ti-N pistol dies and have never used case lube. I do wet tumble my brass before sizing, so there's never any galling or scratching. I also don't need to swage primer pockets. I toss any military brass I come across. My process would be: wash, bake dry, size/deprime/bell mouth in this thing, prime, and load. Definitely a huge time saver.
  4. I like it. I think I just found my Christmas present.
  5. It's one of the most poorly written definitions I've ever seen. The inside of the shooting box cannot be the outer edge of the fault lines since fault lines and shooting boxes are listed separately in the same sentence. That means they are two distinct objects and fault lines have dimensions (volume).
  6. Well, this isn't a job. So expecting financial rewards from an amateur sport is probably a setup for disappointment.
  7. Tougher than your monthly club match? For sure. Tough mudder? If I wanted one of those I would go run one of those.
  8. It's a chickens**t call that wouldn't even need to be made if someone had spent 5 minutes with a shovel, pick, or hoe.
  9. Agreed Many 124 gr factory loads are pushing 1150 - 1200 fps
  10. True on who's attracted to PRS If I wanted to shoot flying targets I'd grab my 686 and go back to sporting clays. If I needed to shoot something in a practical setting I'd grab a rifle for several reasons. 2 gun (rifle and pistol), have done and would do again. Add a shotgun to it and I'm a no show.
  11. Seriously? Considering what you get for $20, I just don't see how your outrage can be taken seriously. Go price any registered sporting clays match or a PRS long range rifle match...……………. Anyway, here's my must-have list Interesting problems to solve in each stage No circus/carnival prop targets Fair officiating Shade in each bay Plenty of cold water A well planned match with no built-in bottlenecks. I know problems happen despite the best planning, so don't make it worse by having an obvious choke point designed into your flow. Two days max to shoot the match Things I'd rather my money didn't go towards Prizes Shirts/coffee cups/swag Parties/social events/extraneous non-shooting stuff
  12. You should have invited that McNeese guy to a shootoff
  13. 115 gr 9 mm is dirt cheap, makes PF by plenty at 1150 fps, and shoots very flat for me with the OEM recoil spring in a P-09. I'm almost to the point of not reloading 9 for now and saving primers for 38 spcl and other stuff.
  14. Not only do I do that, but I stick them in the magazine pouches. When I put my belt on the only thing left to do is head to the safe area and stick the pistol in the holster.
  15. You need to pull that hammer out, bob the spur, and grind off the single action notch. Now the crutches are gone and there's only one choice: master the double action pull. I do that to all my revolvers.
  16. elguapo


    Depending on how far I've driven, I have turned back and gone home.
  17. Bro, after that I would never, ever, shoot an IDPA match nor renew membership.
  18. Cerakote has "lubricity"? LOL, sure it does..... If you came here for feedback, you're going to get some that agrees with you and some that doesn't. That's just how it works. It's not for you to dictate what kind of answers you get. For the record I agree with him and I think it's a dumb idea, but knock yourself out. I've been shooting CZs for years and have never had a single speck of rust on any of the 15 or so magazines I have laying around. And I don't treat them with kid gloves either.
  19. IDPA isn't perfect, and no other sport is. That is true. But IDPA's path to improvement has been hamstrung by its apparent insistence to not learn from other, similar shooting sports. It seems at times that IDPA's leadership goes out of its way to be contrarian. I give you the massive resistance to adopting faultlines, and the eventual half-hearted adoption as prime example, and its continued insistence in telling shooters how to solve the problem as supporting evidence. Joe's comment about "no two rulings or matches ever being the same" might seem odd if you take it literally. I understand what he means. It means there's still a wide variety of SO competence in the understanding and application of the rulebook as well as stage designs that leave zero room for shooter discretion in how to solve the problem. It's real. I've seen it. Fact of the matter is, shooters do tire of IDPA's forced lack of free thought in stage designs and execution. And shooters most definitely tire of inconsistent rulings and sometimes outright refusal to recognize new rules just because an SO doesn't like them or doesn't think they meet "intent" whatever that means. That's why my shooting schedule is full of USPSA matches and I shoot IDPA only as an occasional diversion when I want to break out a six shooter. IDPA has potential to be great. But three things hold it back. Its refusal to change its target engagement rules to allow for a more freestyle approach while driving the use of "cover" using target placement and fault lines SO competency. Just seems weak compared to what I see locally in USPSA The lack of an official ruling listing. Meaning maintained by IDPA's chief SO (or whatever their equivalent is) and published on IDPA's own website. Not on facebook or some forum.
  20. When I shot sporting clays I'd always pay for 15 or 20 targets if the tournament offered a warmup stand. Then I started wondering if it really did help so I stopped and still kept climbing the classification ladder. So I wouldn't waste ammo on a warmup stage in USPSA. Most I'll do is two or three draws at the safe table and some minor stretching and that's not always. Often I get out of the car, put my s#!t on, and then hang around till it's time to shoot.
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