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  1. Yes, the OP was very involved in that thread. It's been a few months and it seems like he's reflecting on his first few matches and trying to decide which direction to go.
  2. According to the 2018 Limited/L10 survey (I'm not sure what the sample size was--or if the 2019 survey has been released), yes there are competitors who run factory ammunition. https://uspsa.org/magazine/view//2019-00#page=45 The top manufacturer was Federal. I would imagine it's the Syntech Action Pistol. The other top manufacturers were T1 and Atlanta Arms. I would imagine that Federal Syntech Action Pistol has the best chance of being found at popular online distributors which increases the possibility of periodic discounts--if that's a factor.
  3. The magwell looks very similar to the Floyd Custom magwell. Their website notes that TTI basepads don't work. They do offer 140mm basepads of their own design. Edit: even the slide work looks like Floyd Custom.
  4. There are also extensions from Taran Tactical and Floyd's Custom--and probably more than just those companies. I would say that a big consideration would be the method of disassembly. Some use screws & plates while others use pins & set screws.
  5. I've seen @lstange post some interesting stats based on pulled data in a thread or two. An interesting variable (in addition to the time elapsed since the quoted post) would be the high hit factor change that happened a year or so ago. There was a thread somewhere with a table of the change between the old HHF and new HHF.
  6. Yes, I saw it on several FB pages Here is hicap.
  7. Interesting. I just competed at a Section Match this weekend and the general "look" for staff was: RO's wore a red version of the match shirt (competitors received a light blue version). The only deviation that I saw was that some of the RO's were sporting an NROI jersey and the Range Master had a personal jersey. In essence, none of the helpers (aside from the Range Master) were wearing a personal shirt or jersey. It was apparent enough that a competitor could quickly identify someone on staff. That has been a consistent experience across the level 2's that I have been to this year.
  8. An uncaptured guide rod makes it easier to switch springs--if that's your thing. It was really interesting being able to get 100pf bunny fart loads to run with a worn 11lb spring for Steel Challenge (then again, I ran the stock assembly with 135pf USPSA load and hit two personal bests after an extended vacation from SC). I am liking my current setup for 132pf with a 13lb spring. Maybe someday I'll pull the stock assembly apart, toss in a 13 lb spring and lock it down. Or maybe I'll just keep using the uncaptured rod. Edit: someone beat me to it by being more "straight to the point"
  9. I kind of "hardcoded" the habit of pulling my finger out when moving from position, reloading, and addressing malfunctions from the start. Even when I was new to shooting (about 4 years ago). I felt it was just a good habit (along with being part of the rules). Then I slipped off of a bianchi barricade. Finger outside of trigger guard and kept the muzzle safely away from me and everyone else. Good thing I stayed disciplined on the safety side.
  10. "But I can't run my Roland Special!?" -tactical dudes. Yes, I know: comp = open
  11. Check out this thread. Glock rods seem to work.
  12. I'm guessing that they not supposed to be sold to anyone. The practiscore page for all of them state "SLOTS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE" As for enforcement . . .
  13. Not sure what you mean by "maximized". I have all the Apex stuff, but honestly, learning to love and work with the gun (in whatever state it's in) is what's counts. I don't think there's a good way to add any weight (aside from externally and that's a no-go for CO). I toyed around with the idea of somehow adding weight by molding a backstrap from heavy-weight putty and maybe filling in the small recesses under the guide rod. I ditched that idea and just shot the dang thing. It hasn't been a tough transition since I started in Production around 4 years ago and stuck with the same M&P. I swapped out parts as time went on, but the key (for me, at least) was sticking with the same gun. I think if you stick with it you'll be just fine.
  14. Congrats on making it out to a match! A general observation: Refine your grip. It looks like you are "re-gripping" with your weakhand on many of your shots--notice your weakhand thumb bouncing around. As you progress, you will find 3rd person footage to be very helpful for reviewing your movement. It doesn't have to be anything special; the vast majority of smart phones have perfectly acceptable cameras. The trick is to make sure that whoever you ask (politely!) to record you gets your whole body. Your legs and feet will tell us a lot. Oh, and uhhhh . . . you could probably cut a lot of time by leaving out the "make ready" and "unload show clear" portion of your video
  15. In 2013 I bought an M&P. I should have picked up a couple--that was the last year on the roster (Tere Hanges rears its ugly head every year) That's all for me. Unless you consider a PC slide (for Carry Optics) to be an evolution.
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