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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. N3WWN

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    Is there going to be a gunsmith on site? During final function test and zero verification last night, the front sight on my primary Single Stack gun broke. I don't want to go to Nationals with only my backup gun. I'm going to try to get a replacement from Dawson overnight (to arrive Friday) but not entirely sure that will happen and/or that I'll be able to get it fit to my pistol before I leave. Are sights and gunsmith fitting available at the range on Sunday or Monday? Thanks! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. N3WWN

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    Thanks, Prov1x! By chance have you heard of a new date since this one has also passed us by? Thanks!
  3. N3WWN

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    So, last week was the 1st week in October... which was when matchbooks were supposed to be released, last I heard. Did I miss the matchbook announcements? Thanks! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  4. N3WWN

    CHA-LEE's Tale

    I was happy to see your name on the squad list and even happier to have met you when I came back to the range on Saturday, for social reasons, after having shot Friday. My buddy Rob, who was also one of your squadmates, put me on the spot while we were talking and I was at a loss for words. Luckily, you seemed to understand and didn't take offense at my pause to his question. At the end of the day Friday, I was 2nd behind Mike Gnyra. After Saturday, you had earned, and kept, that spot. It was a proud place for me to be, even if only for a day! Thanks again and I hope to run into you again at another match... maybe Nationals! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. This idea caught my attention, so I thought about it for a little but and looked up some scores from recent local USPSA matches that I shot. 1 round per second (assuming a 5 point alpha for every round) is a 5 HF. Few stages are won with only a 5 HF, at least around me. Most stages are won with an average nearing 8 HF, which is closer to the 2/3 MRC estimation. Division is also going to come into play. Gun weight, compensator, sights, etc all affect how fast the average competitive shooter is probably shooting. If you're shooting major, you lose fewer points for charlies, so the size of the acceptable sight picture is larger compared to shooting minor. This makes shooting faster (less refined sight picture on each target) less detrimental to your HF... provided that you're still shooting those 90%+ points already discussed. At some matches (likely locals without much heat), aiming for a time around the MRC per stage may get you in the top 1/3, but I'm not sure how useful that goal really is before shooting the CoF. It's a fun fact to realize in post-match analysis, but if you're choosing how fast to shoot before you shoot, you're not shooting as fast as you are seeing your sights, which will be either too fast or too slow, depending upon your current level of skill. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. Gun is due back tomorrow after repair. ? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. N3WWN

    Grip tape keeps coming off

    The IC-2000 grip tape glue worked wonders for me! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  8. Gun was delivered to the gunsmith yesterday... now the waiting begins [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. Yeah, I found some at Advanced Tactical (Armscor/RIA parts site) and narrowed it down to 3 different options, but was unsure which one to go with. Seems like a fun project for the future, tho! I've got a 1911 commander that I'd like to convert to 40 as my Single Stack backup gun. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks for the responses, folks! [emoji16] It's a factory gun and figured the modifications I made to it would have voided the warranty and that they wouldn't touch it. That'd leave me fixing it myself or finding a gunsmith to send it to who I've never met. But, I just heard back from the manufacturer's Chief Gunsmith and they are sending me an RMA. I was also promised I'd have it back "way before nats"... so I'm a really happy boy now! ? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. The slide on my primary Limited gun has developed a crack of sorts. Since the slide is finished with Cerakote Elite and a Gun Candy top coat, I'm not sure if the crack is in the finish or in the slide itself. I can't see or feel (using cleaning picks, for instance) the crack on the inside of the slide or in slide wall/ejection port. Is there a way to tell if the slide is cracked/cracking or if this is limited to the finish? If the slide is cracking, is it safe to continue to shoot it? How many 170 PF rounds could you put through a slide that is cracking? Also, if it is cracking, what are my options? Can I replace just the slide? Do I need to replace the slide and barrel together? I've looked into barrels and have an idea of the fitting required for a bull barrel, but can't find a lot online about fitting a new slide to an existing frame. Most slide fitting info if for fitting a slide and frame to each other during initial building. If it matters, I would have to fit everything by hand - I don't have access to machining or milling equipment. I really like this pistol and can't afford to buy another one (unless I can find a used one for sale somewhere). With USPSA Nationals coming up in a couple of months, I'm trying to figure out what's up and what my options are...
  12. N3WWN

    Aggresive grips for RIA pro match?

    It's all good, man! [emoji41] If they did fit the RIA/Para pistols, I might have been tempted. [emoji12] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. N3WWN

    Aggresive grips for RIA pro match?

    You're using those on a wide body 1911 from Rock Island or Para? The website says "Fits full-size Government Model and Commander pistols" which means they wouldn't have the "ears" necessary to cover the area that exposes the trigger bow. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. N3WWN

    Aggresive grips for RIA pro match?

    I bought some Para grips, sanded the inner checkering flat and used some IC-2000 glue to adhere some skateboard tape to mine. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  15. N3WWN

    12 lb Recoil Spring for .40 Edge

    I use 10-12lb recoil springs + 18lb hammer springs and flat bottom firing pin stops in my 40 cal 1911s with major 171 PF 180gr and 200gr loads. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk