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  1. If you like, I find a fold up wagon is nice to haul stuff bay to bay. Some guys will rig a jogging stroller into a "baby carriage of mayhem" , esp the PCC guys. I have seen guys mount a nice platform as well for loading mags.
  2. Any sporting goods store that does paintball stuff. I use ( grudgingly) Dick's Sporting goods
  3. Nice job! Will they let you holster or do you need to bag it ? I have never seen any one not come to the line with the 22 in a anything but a bag
  4. I am interested in the Masterclass membership in exchange for a donation to the forum. How can we proceed, sir ? 



      I just need your full name and e-mail address.  Thank you,


    2. dgrdvm


      Dave Rosen



      I will contribute to the forum ASAP



      Great, I’ll send the information to masterclass. Let me know if there are any issues. Thank you.

  5. Silent - you have a double layer ratchet belt ? I thought I saw one from Vound ? Is that what you have, and if so, what do you think ?
  6. I have a RHT that I used in production and CO, and it converted me to the benefits of the stiff double layer. All the singe layer kydex holsters were unceremoniously dumped. Never tried Weber, but I have tried GX and they are great holsters as well. It seems we all have a box of unloved equipment - I thought I was the only one who bought stuff fast, hated it, and then kept it around to mock my poor decision making
  7. I just got a GX Vice holster to replace a RHT. Both are very thick, stable holsters ( compared to the single layer of my first cheap-ass holster) , but the GX is noticeably thicker. My RHT has done well for the last 2 years, and I still think it is a good holster, but the design on the lock mechanism on the Vice is really nice, and takes the GX to a higher level. Also it may just be a factor of the GX being newer, but the finish is much cleaner and the design seems nicer, more efficient You will not regret either, but I am loving the new hotness of the GX.
  8. I just watched the you tube review and I would really agree with pretty much everything there, though I will say that the recoil is actually pretty close to my steel loads and just a bit wimpier than my USPSA loads ( 147 gr coated over 3.4 gr VV N320) . I guess if you are used to factory 115's it would be soft. I have never fired an open gun, so no way to compare the feeling. The dot does make a bit more of a circle than an "up and down", but I figure I am learning to watch it either way, and the fact I can track it at all is a win. I have not seen the barrel freeze and slow down, even when I am hammering away, but I am a bit obsessive with lube and use a lot of oil on the coolfire when I put it in the gun I agree that there is still a place for non fire, technique dry fire, and I do that , often w/o the cool fire in, but as I have no easy range, I do like the semi live fire experience. Again, there is a bit of difference - I can rip a surrender draw to dot on target in 0.8-0.9 dry all day , but when I try with the Coolfire and pull the trigger and the dot jumps, it seems I am not as settled and on target as I like. This has helped my first shot is steel as I have to get that grip, bear down and see the dot a bit clearer. But hey, it is another tool, and if you think it will help, it likely will. for the cost of a case and a half of 9mm, it was worth it to me.
  9. Update - I have been using the Coolfire fairly regularly and I am still feeling that this is positively effecting my shooting, both USPSA, and maybe more on steel challenge. The unit is holding up pretty well, though it seems to eat striker tips pretty regularly, and they need to be replaced for it to run well. And those little suckers are a bi#%h to get on, and 1 or to have flown off the bench, never to be seen again. Eric at CoolFire has been very responsive to questions, and offering help when things seemed off. Looking forward to spring shooting !
  10. Yep ! I thought I was the only doofus that did that. I installed an extended mag release on a P320 and dropped the mag on the first shot out of the holster 3 stages in a row , before I figured that out. I was a bit new, and kept thinking I was screwing up the grip on the draw. 3 min with the Dermel was all it took. Good times, good times........
  11. Dang that sucks ! I know this is not your responsibility and may be totally out of your interest or concerns , but do you know if he is teaching at any other matches ?
  12. Well crap - looked like it was a go to sign up, ......... and then cancelled. Does any one know if Max does that class- shoot the match as a squad thing at any other match ? The Max Michel website is not really offering any options - I am not really thinking the calendar is up to date. Thanks for any help, as usual
  13. Thanks Paul, I fully believe he is worth training with - I was very impressed watching him train people in Oklahoma. I totally understand needing downtime time with the family, an my hope was to train next year, regardless. If you have an alternative way to contact him, I would be very appreciative. I will look into Mr Herron as well.
  14. Some how I do not think that will work. Unfortunately I have still not heard a word back.
  15. Thanks for all the great load data guys. I finally had some time to " mad scientist" some options, and found that through the P320 X5, with a 12 lb spring, the nicest feeling, and most accurate was 124 grand Berry flat tops, over 3.5 grains of VV N320. - I could go down to 3.3 but then there were some FTE's. The 115 grains did fine over 3.8 grains of VV N320, but the rounds were a bit spread out at 10 yards. Arguably I suck, and pin point accuracy is not a priority in SC, but I liked the 124's a bit better.
  16. Thanks valerko, I am really glad to hear that review. I was very impressed with what I observed at the OK Sectional match, and that is why I am trying so hard to contact him. Normally my really short attention span would have pushed me in another direction by now. I will keep banging away here, and again, if anyone has ANY suggestions, I will try them as well !
  17. Hello Cary,


    I am sorry to bother you, but I was at the OK Sectional last summer, and saw Max Michel teaching a squad. I heard he does this every year. I would really like to try and get this training but I have been unable to contact Mr Michel through his web site, email, or listed phone. I was wondering if you know if the training would happen in 2020, and if so how to sign up ? 


    Thank you,


    Dave Rosen

    1. cbrconst



      Max Michel will be coming back to the 2020 Oklahoma Section match in June.  Stay tuned for more info.


      Cary Rowton

  18. Hello Jason. Thank you for the thought on contacting the MD of the OK Sectional match. I saw you mentioned a link, but I did not see one listed. Do you still have that info ? 


    Thanks again,



    1. B_RAD


      Here you go. 



    2. dgrdvm
    3. cbrconst


      Max Michel will be coming to the 2020 Sig Sauer Oklahoma Section Championship in June.  Stay tuned for more info

  19. Yes sir. I have tried that many times, but no response.
  20. Well, that did not work. Any one else have an idea ?
  21. Ahh. I have been actively avoiding that. This actually may be a reason to actually join FaceBook. Dang. Well, thank you for the suggestion
  22. Hey, I watched Max Michel shoot the OK sectional last year, and it seemed he had taught a class the culminated in the squad all shooting the match, with Max coaching them though. I was of course impressed with seeing him shoot live, but also with how he trained and coached the group, and I would like to take a class. The issue is I have not been able to contact anyone at his training company via phone, email or fax attempts. Does anyone here have a suggestion on how to contact him ? Thanks
  23. Just an up date - I loaded some 115gr bullets over 3.3 gr VV N320, and even a 10 lb spring was not running it well. Super soft round, and POI was OK out to 20 yards ( indoor range) but I had to rack every other round out at least. I will crank the load up a bit and see how that works.
  24. dgrdvm

    X5 Legion CO Mags

    I have the regular 21 round X5 mags with Obsidian Arms +1 base pads, and they load 22 easily. I want to see if the Grams will get me to 23 when they come back. 22+1 has not been an issue, and I normally budget a reload at 18-19 rounds regardless, so I am not sure there is a big drive to change. The OA basepads have the base plate with little stud that you depress to slide it off, rather than the set screw, and I find that easier to deal with, esp. when I am cleaning mags on the stage ( Thanks Illinois Sectional!)
  25. Thanks in advance all. So, earlier I had asked about light, "bunny fart" loads for steel challenge, and was told that yes, those are something that people do. I played around and found that a 115 grain rnd nose over 3.3 grains of VV N320 was very soft and flat, and hits pretty well where the dot is already out to 15-18 yards, but will not cycle the pistol well, and it stove pipes, or won't feed. I was thinking a softer recoil spring will solve this ? The pistol I am shooting is a P320 X5 with a solid guide rod, normally running a 14 lb spring. Any ideas on the best spring to order ? I was thinking a 9 or 10 lb spring, but thought I would see about mining the brain trust here before I order.
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