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About N3WWN

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    Finally read the FAQs
  • Birthday 09/04/1975

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    Greensburg, PA
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    USPSA - Limited, Single Stack
    Small bore silhouette
    100 yard benchrest
  • Real Name
    Rich Alloway

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  1. I constantly have issues with tapatalk on this forum. I have a Samsung Galaxy S9 phone with all updates. This has been happening with tapatalk for a long time (Months? Definitely! Years? Perhaps!) I cannot use the "unread" view at all. It always times out, so I had to start using the "timeline" view, which takes many seconds (to minutes) to load. When the loaded topics are exhausted, it takes similar seconds/minutes to load the next set. Also, I could not open on the "This is what I really want you to read" link in your "PLEASE READ this if you use TapaTalk" post. I had to load up the forum on my laptop's browser to pull it up. It would be excellent if Tapatalk can fix this! (or whoever it is who can fix it) I'd be happy to test/troubleshoot/report if it would be of any help. Thanks!
  2. With this being an almost brand new gun and the issue being present since you bought it, I'd probably contact Springfield Armory and see what they have to say about it. When I've seen primer drag in other pistols, it has either been a weakened/broken firing pin/striker return spring or a recoil spring way too light for the load allowing the slide to fly back faster than the return spring can keep up with. Neither of these seem to be the issue with yours unless, as you said, bad parts from the factory. I've never actually had a problem result from a gun that is doing this, but I've only had this issue a couple of times. I suppose it's possible to damage the firing pin (or, in this case, striker) or something. Good luck sorting it out!
  3. What weight recoil spring are you using? Could the striker return spring be worn out? Has it always done this or did it just start happening? Does it do it with all ammo? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  4. I went further than most... created a custom grip that emulates a PT Evo grip + grip tape. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. If you're a member of the ACSS (American Competitive Shooting Society), the e-book is available for download at no additional cost from the members area: https://www.shooting-performance.com/join-the-american-competitive-shooting-society/ Hard copies are available through the Shooting-Performance store and Amazon... perhaps other locations. ACSS is worth the price of the resources alone and Mike keeps adding more and more content. Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with ACSS in any way, but I am an ACSS member and Mike's content helped me get from B-Class Single Stack to M-Class Single Stack in about 6 months.
  6. Mike Seeklander has a chapter on vision, including exercises to improve vision, in his Your Competition Handgun Training Program book. It's the only one I've found. Some others talk about vision but Mike dedicates pages to it. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. Quoted for truth! (both 9mm and 40/10) For target shooting, plinking or competition like Steel Challenge, Tripps are awesome! But, for something like USPSA where you often reload with partially full mags on the clock, I have gone fully Wilson Combat. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  8. Just shot this one at a match last weekend: Single Stack (major) A:8 Time:5.42 HF:7.3801 85.40% M Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. I use round nose 9mm ammo in my FX9 with no feeding issues, too. Acme 145gr RN coated bullets, to be exact. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. No, you're totally correct and the scoring was also correct. The WSB reminded us that we were required to activate the swinger during the CoF, but the CoF extends past the last shot. So we would fire our last shot and then activate the swinger "off the clock" before the "holster" command was given.
  11. N3WWN

    CHA-LEE's Tale

    Thanks! These explanations helped a LOT! Doing the drill again, I had much more success with breaking the shots with the sights in the A-zone *and* with good sight alignment. I think the biggest key was not turning my head. I normally turn my head and eyes to the exact POA on target for wide transitions and adjust my focus back to the sights as they come onto the target and fire when the sights have stopped moving and I've taken the time to confirm sight picture and sight alignment. Keeping the gun moving changed that up quite a bit... resulting in the sights not being on target or being misaligned if I turned my head! I guess it was just too many moving parts.
  12. Thanks! I think that's the first time I've been told that! I apologize if my response came off as belittling DK...
  13. Yes - didn't exist before the 2019 rules. It's the "solid plane" wording that really changed. As @NickBlasta said in his response, edges are now the only thing you can use for support. Barriers don't extend to infinity laterally, so there's no confusion that you could still hold onto the side of the wall for support or hook your foot around the far side of the wall. Where things get iffy is that barriers that don't touch the ground, but are considered to extend from "ground to infinity" and are now also specified as a "solid plane". This could mean that the construction of the barrier does not come into play at all when it comes to how you can or cannot gain support since hooking the foot under or sticking your fingers through the snow fence would be breaking the plane of the barrier. I suppose without an applicable penalty entry in chapter 10, it doesn't matter. But, here again, things are open to interpretation; 10.2.1 may apply (or may not), how about 10.6 ("Unsportsmanlike Conduct")? Can't be a Forbidden Action unless it's a safety issue, so that's not a clear one.
  14. No, not anything that is not uprange. Uprange has very specific criteria. If you are facing somewhat uprange, but don't meet one of those criteria, you are not facing uprange, but since you're not within 90 deg of "directly downrange", you're also not facing downrange either. In the following picture, the left side is uprange and the right side is downrange: The green shooter is required to face uprange so he must be squarely positioned and facing down the blue horizontal line. The purple shooter is facing downrange any time he is facing anywhere down the blue shaded area and the shoulders, hips, face and feet do not have to be aligned in any particular way. The WSB could specify "generally uprange" which would be "not downrange"; facing anywhere to the left of the blue vertical line. There is also no longer need to specify "generally downrange" as the new definition of "downrange" is the same as "generally downrange". WSBs would need to state "directly downrange" to be the opposite of "uprange", though. In summary: "uprange" is equivalent to "directly uprange" "downrange" is equivalent to "generally downrange" "generally uprange" must now be specified if the more restrictive "uprange" is not desired "directly downrange" must now be specified if the less restrictive "downrange" is not desired
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