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  • Birthday 11/19/1945

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    Richard Tompkins

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  1. Saw this at a recent steel challenge match, a competitor running an open gun in a race holster where the barrel prior to the draw was definitely canted inward toward the competitor's thigh. I wouldn't personally run a gun OWB in that condition, but I suppose since some forms of carry holsters are legal in USPSA (?), where these often have barrel axes that at least intersect the shooter's butt, then the aforementioned configuration is legal. What do the rules say?
  2. I'm hanging in there with SPP, but it's hand-to-mouth. Has any tried the subject primers from Zinc Point?
  3. I now shoot irons with the same fixed distance focus prescription as I use for my PCC. As long as I have the right percentage of white space in the rear sight notch I don't find my accuracy affected one bit.
  4. My wife has identical Kidd 10-22 with Wiland Barrels. These rifles see practices 2x/week and 2 4-stage matches per week (winter excluded). I'm experience in cleaning magazines, cleaning the rifles, .... , but we're at our wits end keeping these things running with the assortment of ammo we're being forced to use; much more of a problem than with her two Ruger 22/45 Lite competition guns. What's out there that can be made to weight in at 3-1/2 lbs. or so that does not use these nefarious rotary mags? I have a CMMG ar22 upper that runs 100% with the S&W mags and with a LW barrel and polymer lower I suppose the weight might get close, but anything else?
  5. My wife has this stock on both her 10/22 builds. I'm looking for a grip, really a hand stop, that will attach to the stock and have had no luck online. Purpose is to provide consistent pressure to her shoulder using the same hand position. If all else fails I'll fab something, but I swear I've seen something mentioned on line.
  6. I have had cataract surgery on my dominant (right) eye. For Single Stack I use monovision prescriptions, distance for left eye, front sight for right eye. The sights are crystal clear. I don't have binocular vision so while my left eye provides situational awareness I really don't track to the next target (steel challenge) with my left eye and I obviously don't have the ability in real time to transition from target to sight focus. The sharp sight focus really decreases target contrast under certain lighting conditions and I'm wondering if anyone in a similar situation has compromised sight crispness to provide a bit more contrast at target distance. My current shooting prescription is distance plus 1.5 diopter which is dead on the front sight.
  7. Thinking back I believe you're right. I've had instances where I was a bit casual on the first shot and didn't pick it up, but was able to get in position for the stop plate, some stages being more awkward than others:)
  8. I don't even have to try to pick up my wife's 10/22 with a Wiland barrel. PCCs are obviously no problem. The AMG timer is pretty amazing. Even so, if I'm timing a gun/competitor new to me I'll reach under/over and turn the display so I can see the shots being recorded. (Steel Challenge obviously)
  9. At least a "C" fits in SS. I've got one on order an am looking forward to the occasional use in SC and USPSA.
  10. Perhaps the rule should read "range conditions permit angle all plates toward the shooting box (SD and OL excepted)". I've shot in bays ("pits" in Idaho: go figure) where the side berms barely extend up range of the shooting box. Plates 2 and 3 on S&H can cause problems, Plate 1 on accelerator and definitely the 5TG stop plate.
  11. Zack, Should there be an update to the rules? Parallel makes sense for OL and SD where the rule doesn't cover these stages, but does cover the other six. I don't have a dog in this hunt in any event other than when I set up OL and SD for practice (wife and I) I do angle the outer targets (slightly) toward the same-side box. All other stages I angle toward the box per the current rule.
  12. All other stages angle targets toward the center box. My practice is to angle the outer target pairs (OL and Showdown) toward their respective boxes, but is there a "standard"/customary practice?
  13. I run CMMG uppers with AR lowers using Mean Arms Pmags. Not sure the CMMG bolt is compatible with a blowback lower's ejector since CMMG uses an AR style ejector.
  14. Thanks for the responses and, yes, S&H. Won't help my wife much RFRO, but I'll encourage her to bring her left hand in closer to the trigger guard which should enable her to get 3 and 4 without so much weight shift.
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