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  1. I get mine from ActionTarget.com. They have IDPA cardboard targets for $0.69 a piece for 1-24 or $0.64 a piece for 25+.
  2. You could use either gun with the 8-round magazines in CCP – just have an extra magazine available for the “Load and Make Ready” so you can load a round into the chamber and be able to start with 9 in the gun. You could also use the Shield with the 7-round magazines in the BUG division and load them to 6. For CCP, you are allowed two extra magazines on your belt each loaded to eight. For BUG, you are allowed three extra mags on the belt each loaded to six. I think either gun would be fine for you to get started with. The Shield makes a great BUG gun, but you might find that shooting BUG is less fun with all the reloading and lack of participation in most matches. It would be less competitive in CCP, but definitely usable. Same with the P239. Personally, I use Kytex mag pouches, an Ares Aegis belt, and Comp-Tac International holster for a Glock 34 in SSP.
  3. Just got one of these for my Holosun 510c yesterday and can also confirm that it fits great. I'll also add that I was surprised that it's nicer than I thought it would be. I assumed it was just a neoprene cover, but it actually has a rubberized interior layer.
  4. One of our local clubs has an outdoor shoot-house with a roof and black, plastic walls to create some low-light shooting conditions. The plastic walls allow them to reconfigure the stage easily by cutting windows in different locations. If you do this, make sure to incorporate some sort of venting system. Following someone who was using smoky loads was pretty miserable before they added a fan.
  5. Apologies if this has been discussed previously - I tried searching, but couldn't find anything. This is only my third season shooting multi-gun after spending several years shooting IDPA/USPSA. For the past couple years, all of our local clubs have been using the UML ruleset. I haven’t been doing this for too long, but to date, I can’t recall seeing anyone attempt to neutralize a target with only one shot to the “A” zone. The norm is typically to put two shots anywhere on paper. Are there any situations where it is advantageous to attempt single “A” zone shots? Maybe on some wide-open close targets to prevent having to do a flat-footed reload? I suppose the answer might depend on the skill level of the shooter, so for argument’s sake, let’s assume the shooter is an SSP Master in IDPA.
  6. Any idea what the minimum handguard ID required for this barrel with the included Rainier gas block would be? I'm wondering if it would fit inside a BCM MCMR. Also, wondering if anyone has feedback on the Rainier lightweight match .223 Wylde barrel in the 18" length.
  7. I'm quite happy with my 510C Elite (green reticle). I've been using it on my rifle for UML limited since last year with no issues. The reticle is daylight-bright, and if I use my astigmatism-correcting contacts, nice and crisp. I like the option of having a circle, dot, or circle/dot. Most of the time I just use the dot, but on farther steel I sometimes like the circle/dot.
  8. This is exactly why I declined to borrow a friend's 2011 when he was out with an injury and offered it to me to use last season. The last time I demoed someone else's gun at a practice session, I ended up buying two Glock 34s!
  9. I know that time is a factor for most people, but if you are able to, maybe volunteer to help the MDs with some stage ideas? I know a few MDs in my area and they would love any help they can get with stage design. Like you said, they might be burned out and just need some creative people to step up and help out. Be the change you want to see in the world!
  10. I'll add another recommendation for the M3K Freedom Series. I got mine from Kentucky Gun Company last year for $550 shipped. It's literally ready to go right out of the box and I used it as such for several matches last year. The only mods I've made for this year are: HiViz TriComp front sight, MOA Lightning Load Lifter, Taran Tactical spring kit, and some strategically placed rubber grip tape. I'd like to add a magazine extension to get it up to 12, but I'm hoping MOA comes out with a +2 end cap for the FS (not super interested in their current $80 kit). I may eventually open up the loading port, but honestly, I can quad load just fine with the stock configuration. Good luck with your choice!
  11. I really like the Ergo Tactical Deluxe grips. I haven't used a LaRue A-PEG so I can't be sure, but from photos it looks like the Ergo is a bit more vertical. I've also used BCM Mod 3 grips and can say that the Ergo Tactical Deluxe is definitely not as vertical. I'm with you - I like a palm-filling grip with a reduced angle. For me, the Ergo is the best I've found so far, but would prefer if it were a bit more vertical. I'd be interested to hear if there are other options.
  12. The Hiperswitch does, in fact, work with Hiperfire triggers. I'm running one with with a 24C on my AR - seems to work well so far. It has a 60deg throw and is ambidextrous.
  13. I use a folding wagon from Costco. I like it better than the stroller option - seems to hold more stuff.
  14. I just picked up a Leupold VX-6 HD with the green FireDot BDC reticle. Haven't had a chance to run it yet, but so far I like what I'm seeing. I know the Razor is considered the benchmark, and while I've looked through one a few times and it's certainly a great scope, it doesn't exactly meet my needs. Since I'm color-blind, I have a really hard time picking-up the red illumination on the Razor. The green FireDot on the other hand is definitely daylight-bright for me and I can see it much more easily. I also like that the Leupold is way lighter (pretty sure it's by far the lightest in it's class). The glass, eyebox, and field of view all seem comparable. I also like that the turrets are 1/4-MOA per click vs 1/2-MOA and it comes with the option of a custom dial (kinda redundant with a BDC reticle, but I don't mind having options). Yes, the turrets are exposed, but they are locking so I don't see that as a big deal. I was able to buy the Leupold up for a good price and it came with really nice scope caps and a throw lever, so with some careful shopping, it think it can be an overall better value.
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