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  1. This is correct. After testing both, we found that the Dillon die actually sizes a 9mm case down closer to the base than a u-die. It's a little contrary to popular belief and expectations given the large chamfer at the mouth of the Dillon die. What the u-die does better than the Dillon is size the mount to a smaller diameter. I like both aspects, so I size all my cases with both dies.
  2. Doesn't matter. You could shoot left handed using your right eye without it actually being a detriment to your performance. I know shooters do cross eye/hand very successfully. I'm slightly left eye dominant, but shoot right handed with my right eye. As far as misalignment in your arms. Of course. How you rotate your arms and break your elbows (or not) determines how you get the gun to your proper index. IMO, to shoot USPSA (i.e. dynamically) well you should learn to not rely on having your torso, arms, or body positioned in any particular way (this also goes for your feet and stance). Learn how to put the gun in front of your shooting eye and aligned with the target from ALL positions, both comfortable and awkward and you will be developing the skill required to shoot well.
  3. 4th Saturday is the classic target match and 1st is metric targets. $20 I don't really pay attention to when we finish. 3'ish maybe. It'll probably be hot. You can check out plenty videos on YouTube. Always a good match, still use solid walls.
  4. 1st or 4th Sat? Lime Rd, Moore, SC Check it from 9-10am. Normally start shooting before 10:30. 6 stages with 4 field courses, 1 classifier, and one speed shoot/short course. Under 200 rounds. SPSA on practiscore and registration opens Sunday morning week of the match.
  5. It's your grip. It's the most common cause of your problems. Specifically the location of the sear spring. This occurs when grips sag in the rear, pull away in the rear, or tolerances stack up and allow the sear spring to locate too low.
  6. This division already exists. It's called open. Set up your gun how you wish, come shoot.
  7. Yes, this is all the in context of 7 pound and below spring setups.
  8. If they have the same in battery load it's not really helping the gun unlock. As soon as the preload is overcome and the slide begins to move the gun is out of battery.
  9. When you start cutting already light springs the variable rate behavior becomes a liability.
  10. To run light springs your gun must be very well tuned. Getting the gun back into battery requires work and the lighter a spring is the less work it can do. The idea is to remove anything the spring needs to overcome that is not directly required to get the slide returned and the gun back in battery. Extra drag or friction on the disconnector, between the frame and slide, along the barrel, against the hammer, etc. is unnecessary work. Rounds should strip easily out of the magazine and glide directly into the chamber and any hitch in this process is unnecessary work. The gun should go smoothly into battery without any excessive tightness in the lockup or else that's unnecessary work. Running a heavy spring will power through problems like those listed above. Running a light spring will expose those problems. Also, if you're going to run light springs ditch the variable nonsense. The most difficult part of getting into battery is the last cam up of the barrel on the slide stop where the spring is near its least compressed length. All a variable spring does is take away a bit of spring load that'll help the gun lock up.
  11. Compress the spring onto the guide rod using the reverse plug. If the reverse plug contacts the head of the guide rod you're good, but if the coil binds before the plug travels to the guide rod the spring is too long. That's all that you *must* do. After that, trim it for performance change. See post above. Technically, springs don't have a "weight". Spring dynamics are defined by free length, rate, and block height. The weights from the manufacturers are just arbitrary measurements (or numbers) to relatively compare what they make. So yes, absolutely, you change the characteristics of the spring when you cut it, that's why we do it.
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