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  1. Capacity and reloads are the big issues for me. What if revolvers had one round per target? That would rougly half the number of reloads. Also, the point value for paper targets could be multiplied by two to drive the hit factors up.
  2. It is confirmed that Lena Miculek is going. Irene Canetta is also going, She's the Lady Open gold medalist from the 2015 IPSC European Rifle Championship in front of Maria Gushchina. Irene also has two Open division Shotgun World Shoot silver medals. Will be interesting to see them all compete in the same division.
  3. Why do USPSA have to specify a rule about not being allowed to carry magazine(s) in the mouth? And why does it not apply to Open, Revolver, Limited-10 and Limited? Is it only okay if you wear pink?? I am rolling on the floor right now..
  4. And here's the link to Guns & Ammo: http://www.gunsandammo.com/editorial/a-history-of-pistol-mounted-red-dots/248367 1 1/4 inches is 31.75 mm, while 9×19 mm factory ammo seems to be specced to 29.69 mm. Did those extra two millimeters effectively ban 9 mm major, and for how long?
  5. I think this is a misunderstanding. The IPSC rules clearly state that: 5.2.4.1 [Handgun] When a Competitor Ready Condition requires that magazines or speed loaders be placed on a table or similar, the competitor may retrieve and carry those items anywhere on their person after the Start Signal, and this will not be treated as contravention of Divisional equipment placement rules. The error might originate from another rule using some of the same words as your intro. 8.2.3 [Handgun] A course of fire must never require or allow a competitor to touch or hold a handgun, loading device or ammunition after the "Standby" command and before the Start Signal (except for unavoidable touching with the lower arms). 8.2.3 [Rifle and Shotgun] A course of fire must never require or allow a competitor to touch or hold a magazine, loading device or ammunition, other than a magazine fitted to the firearm, after the "Standby" command and before the Start Signal (except for unavoidable touching with the lower arms)
  6. Here's a video from the 1986 World Shoot in Florida https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNK8Do5tRHg Difficult to see what guns they are using, but it looks like iron sighted 1911's. 1989 Steel Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxfuKltuzME Seems to be some 1911's with sight tracker compensators. However, Steel Challenge might be a style of competition where irons sights are preferred due to increased speed on short distances, so it may not reflect the trend in IPSC at that time. Also, I have a hard time telling if the guns are single or double stacks.
  7. Was that collimator sight one of the that look like an iron rear sight? That's the predecessor of Production Optics right there. Would like to hear when compensators started to get used in IPSC.
  8. Here is a video from the 1993 World Shoot in England. At this point the Open guns look pretty much the same as now. Got me thinking about when double stack 1911 started to take over. This article from American Rifleman (https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/10/25/a-look-back-at-the-m1911-double-stack/) mentions the Para-Ordnance high-capacity frame being introduced in 1988. "At the time, the grand old M1911 pistol was rapidly losing the arms race among recreational shooters to double-stack pistols in 9 mm Luger. Hardly a month went by without a new, higher-capacity “wonder-nine” being introduced. [...] Carefully choosing a bumper pad for the double-stack magazine gave John Browning’s pistol the capability of holding 21 cartridges of .38 Super. When extended magazines were later approved for competition, capacity jumped to a “load-on-Sunday-and-shoot-all-week” 27 rounds."
  9. One place to start looking can be USPSA Front Sight editions from the late 80's.
  10. I believe that is not quite correct.. Back in the days, when men were men, everyone competed against everyone - there were no divisions. American Ray Chapman won the 1975 World Shoot using hist iron sighted .45 caliber 1911. A year later, the unknown Norwegian Jan Foss stole the gold from the now big favorite Chapman. Interestingsly Foss used a 9 mm single stack SIG P210, having the disadvantage of minor power factor, but the advantage of an 8 round capacity as opposed to Chapman's 7. (So maybe the P210 also should be allowed in Classic division?) Just to have mentioned it, the 1977 World Shoot the following year was won by Rhodesian Dave Westerhout using a single action, double stack Browning Hi-Power in 9 mm. I think open guns as we know them started to appear towards the end of the 1980's. Someone might have to correct me on this, but I think extended barrels with fixed front sights came first, then compensators, and lastly red dots. Believe single stack 1911 was the thing back then. What is certain is that the first to win a world championship with a red dot was Doug Koenig (USA) at the 1990 IPSC Handgun World Shoot in Australia. In 1992 IPSC introduced the Open division, becoming effective from January 1993. Then at the 1993 IPSC Handgun World Shoot in Great Britain, Canadian Matthew McLearn represented USA taking the first world Open division title.
  11. According to this article from 7 January, Josh Froelich and Dakota Overland are preparing for the 2019 Rifle World Shoot. (https://www.womenandguns.com/dakota-overland-signs-with-jp-enterprises-for-2-more-years/ Dakota Overland Signs with JP Enterprises for 2 More Years) 15-year-old Dakota took an impressive third place in the Standard division Lady category at the previous Shotgun World Shoot. Recently her sponsorship with JP Enterprises was renewed for two more years.
  12. Just heard that the first round of slot allocations were sent out to regions yesterday. Can't wait to see who will go!!
  13. Mine is 3.3 kg unloaded, adding half a kilo for a full 30 rd mag the weight stops at 3.8 kg (that's 3800 grams). It's an 18" medium profile, but the iron sights saves about 500 grams compared to a scope, and means the rifle doesn't get so top heavy. Handles really nice.
  14. Hadn't made a prediction for Standard Senior yet. There are so many to choose from. While one intuitively would think that those more experienced (read: older shooters) would swtich over to the optics division, the Senior category in Standard division actually packs a lot of heat! Kurt Miller (USA) is one of the favorites, and as said, he became the Standard Senior match winner at the 2009 European Rifle Championship, but not title winner since he competed for the U.S. The last World Shoot winner was Mikael Kaislaranta (Finland), with Jan Palka (Slovakia) in a close second at 97.47 %, so those are my favorites. Sverre Idland (Norway) is also a merited outsider with a huge track record.
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