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About gino_aki

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    Calls Shots
  • Birthday 07/21/1956

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    Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii
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    IPSC, Sporting Clays, Trap and SKEET!, Fords, Caterpillars, Kazuma surfboards, Kawasaki's, Scuba ('tho I ain't gone in forever) CoD Modern Warfare 1, 2, 3, Black Ops I, II, III, Ghosts, and Advanced Warfare. Oh, and anything LGBTQ.
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    Skye Mo'ipulelehua Kahoali'i

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  1. Totally off topic, but the only restriction I want to see lifted in Production is allowing slides and frames with Accu-rails.
  2. I also found out Area 6 is going to be on or near the weekend of our match? We're getting a lot of requests to withdraw. Oh, well. There's always two years from now, since we host on Maui for odd-numbered years. For those who are still attending...mahalo.
  3. I'm surprised there was only one mention of the "other" Jerry. Barnhart won a bunch of WS's and Nationals too. And his battles with Rob were legendary.
  4. I took the OP's question as asking what to recommend to a NEW shooter...of which I see some every month in my IPSC 101 class who really ARE novices at anything to do with guns, let alone USPSA-type shooting. Being in a restricted state myself, I have started to recommend L-10 to them. It starts them out in a division that they can use pretty much any stock as well as customized gun they may own or acquire, they can modify their gun to make it easier to handle, and they can use whatever rig and equipment placement they want that meets the distance from belt rules. This helps to remove or allay some of the sensory overload they will experience at their first few matches...where I'm sure being competitive is not one of their priorities since I hammer into them the importance of safety, and the crawl-walk-run method of advancement. Anything that contributes to easier gun-handling while they're concentrating on safely negotiating the stages is a plus in my book...they're more likely to have a successful day and return. I actually tell them that Production division as it has evolved is an expert's division, given the level of accuracy and speed one needs to attain to be "competitive." I also stress the importance of training at home; if they only touch their guns at the range (like I do) they will only BE average like I am. If they want to proceed with other divisions anyway, I just tell them it will take even more practice at home. As they progress and become better at shooting and running stages they can always challenge themselves by moving to Production. Or Revolver.
  5. We're getting a bunch of drops...some because apparently Area 6 is going to be held the same weekend, and others because folks say they can't afford it. Oh, well.
  6. My Taurus .38 Super was unramped, unsure if the 9mm is also, but it would seem likely.
  7. After shooting with the beveled profiles that come on Novak Lo-Mounts both fixed and adjustable, I find that going back to the big blade on my Bo-Mars just felt like I was hiding too much of the target...so I beveled the corners on all my Bo-Mars and LPA's. I don't know if I shoot any better but I like seeing as much of the target as I do with them set up like this.
  8. Nope, I'm still using the OEM that came with the gun...traditional style but tuned like it's supposed to be as far as the hook, polishing and tension.
  9. No. Both the allen head and torx head ones strip out the holes under any normal type torque when tightening. Aluminum will fail at the threads, either welding themselves to the bushings, or worse bushings to frame. Get quality steel ones and save yourself the headaches.
  10. Depending upon how you set up your extractor and ejector, .38 Super and Super Comp will run the same, at least they do in my gun. Unloading mags is a bit harder with Super than SC, but that's the only discernable difference I've run across.
  11. I have a railed Taurus: Only the frame, slide, grip and thumb safeties, and slide stop remain. Aluminum mainspring housing ICE magwell, G.I. length polymer guide rod, Dawson fixed sights, titanium fire control (yeah, I know you can't find them anymore, but other lightweight alternatives exist), plastic trigger. Undercut the trigger guard and finished the checkering. Shooting Star mags with the Shaw type plastic pads. Comes in at 42.5 oz on the nose. It is the stainless slide and frame, not sure if that makes a difference. What DOES is the fact that the frame has the large cut-outs in the grip portion like the original Colts. That meant I didn't need to lighten the slide...but I could have, with flat or tri topping. If the SA has the same features, it should be doable.
  12. Hey Guys, Well, I haven't been here in forever... Anyway, our State Match is up on Practiscore and USPSA but the last time I looked, I don't think Troy had approved our Level II status. Ten stages plus chrono, two days in half-day shooting format. I believe we're doing trophies and perhaps modest prizes and that's mostly because we in VISSC all suck at asking for prizes. I noticed another (closed) thread about traveling here from a potential entrant and I won't deny that the registration process is a little annoying, but I'm pretty sure that those who've come to shoot it in past years will tell you they had a good time. And it is Maui, after all. You can take what HI5-0 said as most accurate. The place you go from the airport is 55 Mahalani Street, Wailuku HI 96793. Park in the lot, go in the glass doors facing the flagpole and turn right. At the windows to Records, inform the person who's there that you need to register your gun(s). Have an appropriate photo ID: driver's license or passport. You will also need proof of citizenship, like a birth certificate (yes, I KNOW). The $42.00 FBI Rapback fee has to be in a certifiable form like a cashier's check or cash. The person will give you a form to fill out with the gun's info: caliber, barrel length, S/N, etc. or she may just ask you to open the case and take it herself as she gets the S/N. Once you're through, you don't ever have to re-register that gun or pay the fee again...good if you DO have a good time and wanna come back sometime. As of right now, the match is full, and we're wait-listing people, but only about two-thirds have paid so I expect there to be slots if you want to get in. If you REALLY want to come shoot with us, drop me a line and I'll see what I can do. Any other questions, same thing. Aloha, Skye p.s. Any questions about that signature, especially if you remember me differently, just ask.
  13. Well, apparently, you can't edit your username.  This is unfortunate as the person I was when I created it isn't the "me" you'll see at matches anymore.  Oh, well.


    If anyone's interested, drop me a line.

  14. What he said. Even better with a .38 Super shooting minor. I don't even gotta change mags. I just get to shoot twice on everything which means I get to try out two stage plans, and shoot for four minutes versus two. Makes the four hours setting up and tearing down more worth it somehow.
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