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Schutzenmeister

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  1. The original impetus, as I recall from 25 or so years ago when I first came across them, was they were less prone to blowing over in high winds. Additional benefits included they were much lighter and way cheaper to make. Later, it was decided they improved visibility for all concerned making the game safer and more fun to watch.
  2. That's up to the match organizers. Contact them.
  3. Yeah ... I read that too. I'm still waiting for him to point out just where in the rules it says a cross-draw holster is prohibited. (Shoulder rigs, usually on the weak side, have been prohibited FOREVER ... for obvious reasons!) I do agree, a cross-draw setup is a HUGE invitation to breaking the 180 during the draw or holstering, but it CAN be done safely. As evidenced by the exception for holsters with an FBI cant, the 180 is neither the Alpha nor the Omega with respect to holster position. Were I to actually see a shooter come to the line with his holster in a cross-draw position I have NO idea what rule I could cite telling him he cannot do this. I WOULD watch him like a hawk during holstering and drawing, but outside of that I see nothing in the rules giving me grounds to do much of anything. As I stated previously, the only reference I can find in the rules to a cross-draw holster is in the glossary defining what it is. If Troy wishes to have it banned he really needs to convince the BoD to approve a rule that makes that clear. JMHO
  4. Not necessarily THE specific model revolver I was thinking of, but here's an image of the type grip I had in mind:
  5. Good point. For a more obvious example, examine the "heel of the butt" as it would appear on a S&W Revolver with a round-butt type grip. That can be rounded all the way down the back to below the bottom of the butt.
  6. The ONLY reference to Cross Draw in the rules is in the glossary: There is no reference, which I can find, declaring use of such holster as prohibited. However, as others have stated, you are at serious risk of the 180 when you holster or draw. CAN it be done safely? Certainly ... But it's frequently a time-waster and has fallen out of favor for that reason. The only person I remember using it routinely was Walker ... But that's Hollywood.
  7. This is also why I am starting to see a trend, more and more, to intentionally NOT line up the scoring perfs on top of each other. It's much easier to get consistent scoring when there is separation between those lines.
  8. I'm sorry, but I have to state you could not be more wrong. If you TRULY believe this then go shoot your 627 against other "C" class shooters in Open. (This assumes they are as competent in "C" Open as you are in "C" Revolver.) You will likely have your head handed to you in a basket. That said ... I 100% appreciate and support the concept of shooting what makes you happy. Select ANY gun you want, shoot it in ANY division for which it qualifies and HAVE FUN! I fear too many folks have lost sight of the "fun" aspect of our sport. FWIW, I seem to remember Jerry Miculek one year shot his 627 in Production at Nationals. I don't recall what year it was, but the match was in Vegas that year. I absolutely 100% guarantee you, HE DID NOT FINISH LAST!
  9. Thanks Jodi ... I knew there was a picture SOMEWHERE, but I couldn't find it in the rulebook so I just quoted the rule.
  10. 5.2.7 Competitors must not be permitted to commence a course of fire wearing: 5.2.7.1 A shoulder holster or “tie-down” rig (visible or otherwise), except as specified in Rule 5.2.8. 5.2.7.2 A holster with the heel of the butt of the handgun below the top of the belt, except as indicated in Rule 5.2.8 for Law Enforcement/Military duty holsters, and approved by the RM. All handgun divisions must comply with this requirement. The "heel of the butt" of the handgun is the bottom portion of the backside of the grip, near the magwell opening. If in doubt, check with the CRO or the RM before the first time she shoots to ensure she's in compliance.
  11. There has been a comprehensive review of the major differences between IPSC and USPSA prepared and submitted for publication in Front Sight. It missed the cutoff for the March/April edition, but I suspect it should appear in the May/June issue. A follow-up article for PCC is in the works.
  12. OK ... I've got to ask: Has anyone ever actually seen this happen, or is this discussion purely academic?
  13. What was it Uncle Ronnie said? Oh yeah ... Trust, but verify!
  14. Yeah ... But 9 times out of 10 the WSB will require you to use the match-provided flashlight and nothing else. It sort of levels the playing field that way.
  15. Try one of these attached to your shirt or belt ... Orfos | Home
  16. I did some further searching on Google ... Apparently LaserLyte pretty much did something like that 5-10 years ago. Wasn't terribly reliable (based on reviews) and died out. See following example from Midway ... LaserLyte Rear Sight Red Laser Glock All Models Matte (midwayusa.com)
  17. Explanation received from Troy indicates "Flashlight Clarification 2" and the prohibition on lasers in CO applies to line #14 dealing with flashlights (WML.) A laser sight properly mounted to the slide falls under line #13 is is perfectly acceptable ... but even he agrees, he thinks that's a dumb idea!
  18. I give up ... Didn't see that particular "Clarification" before I posted. I do question its validity, however, as the sights requirements (i.e., Optical/electronic sights REQUIRED ...) for CO read EXACTLY the same as for Open (i.e., Optical/electronic sights permitted - Yes). The only difference is "Required" vs. "permitted." The wording for the type of sights is the same. This is out of control ... I think I mentioned something about the Greeks and Pandora's Box earlier.
  19. Point taken ... The discussion to this point has primarily been about WML w/laser embedded. I suppose that if a laser were to be configured into a mount that meets the requirements of App D7 #13 there should be no problem. But as I said ... I believe the reason folks don't use lasers is they don't frikin' work well for our sport! If they did, Open shooters would have been using them for a long time. I've tried shooting with a laser before. It's darn near impossible to track in recoil making second shots worse than difficult at speed.
  20. I don't know what the point would be. If you're in CO the laser would send you to Open. The Open shooters have already figured out it doesn't help.
  21. That's how I'm seeing it old friend ... Unless the WSB prohibits its use.
  22. That would be absolutely legal for a WSB .... However, given Troy's wording in the article posted a couple of days ago, one wouldn't even need to do that. Simply provide a flashlight for anyone to use and remain silent on whether or not the shooter could use his WML. As the WSB did not prevent use of a WML, it's use would be allowed.
  23. For those who seem to have questioned when (or if) lasers have been allowed in Open Division I had to hunt a little ... From my old copy of the USPSA Rules (7th Edition 1995): Ever since then, when reviewing the rules for Open, the key phrase has been "Optical/electronic sights permitted ... Yes." (Reminder, in 1995 there were two and ONLY two divisions!) I think it abundantly clear lasers qualify as an "optical/electronic sight." I sincerely doubt the reason no one uses lasers on their Open rig is by accident. I promise it's been tried and folks found it really didn't work worth a ... darn.
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