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    Help for Dry Fire Safety

    I like the rubber washer idea, also just to reduce the noise. Acoustics in my home are cool for playing the guitar but the echo of the hammer strike annoys me. There's not much noise from dry firing a Glock, but a 1911 or a revolver can be pretty loud in the home environment.
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    Hodgdon Titegroup vs VV N320 for 9mm

    Yep. N320 is towards the faster end of the Vihtavuori spectrum. If you want a Vihtavuori powder for a comped Open gun, you go for N350, 3N37 or 3N38.
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    IPSC for Beginners

    Does IPSC Canada require passing a safety course before letting you participate? How come the numbers in Production were so overwhelming? Is that a Canadian thing, or something specific to that Match? Here in Finland, Production has been big too, but Standard isn't that far behind (and then there's some Open shooters and us crazy people who enjoy 1911s and revolvers ). We'll see how Production Optics continues to take off.
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    Help for Dry Fire Safety

    That does it for me. The apartment has VERY solid walls, so a bullet ricocheting back into the room would be the likely result of a Negligent Discharge.
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    Draw and 5 reloads. (Prod or SS)

    Last summer, I encountered a couple stages where I needed to retreat, move sideways, and move downrange, before shooting again. I chose to move towards my weak hand side: turn leaving the gun pointing downrange, eject old magazine and go for the new magazine, sprint, and insert the magazine only when I was moving downrange again.
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    Draw, first shot speed

    I think you are on the right track. However, I'd try to stay away from the idea of shooting fast or slow. Instead, I'd focus on seeing just enough. See fast: find the target, see enough to put your bullets on that target, or on the A/C zones. What exactly you need to see depends on the target: how far it is, awkward position, possibly also any hard cover or N/S targets. Last season, I got my best percentages at stages that had tight shots, and it was obvious to me that I had to take my time to get the hits. Longer distance and/or N/S targets. My worst were when I just thought I could hit those targets when I saw them, but rushed so that I didn't see my sights on those targets. I did just OK on targets where seeing the shape of my gun on the target was enough. Not wasting time when not shooting is an obvious place for improvement. I can scoot when there is some distance to cover - but I take a long time to get the first shot when I arrive.
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    Draw and 5 reloads. (Prod or SS)

    For reloads while moving, I guess you should usually have the magazine dropping, and hand on the next magazine, before you have a foot down for the first step. When you insert the magazine, might depend on where you are going: ASAP, or just before shooting. Like, I don't really want to be inserting a magazine while retreating straight back.
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    Draw, first shot speed

    "Get your hits" is pretty important for getting a good score.
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    I'll be offline till January 7

    The snow seems to be a different color in those parts.
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    Shotshell carriers

    King Competition Products is run and used by a couple of top IPSC Shotgun shooters (as in World Champions). I'm sure they've got something right.
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    The Atlas has advantages. Are they worth some specific amount of money, is a personal call. There are more expensive options out there too, with advantages that the Atlas does not have....
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    Am I too old?

    Oh you have one of those newfangled sights on it.... ----- - - - The other day, I met one of our older guys at the range, and he mentioned a Match we went to in late summer. He had serious trouble hitting a popper there. He had had a cataract operation some time before, and it turns out he'd had a pretty common "post operation condition" that required a bit of clean up with a laser. He had no trouble dropping poppers and mini poppers now.
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    Red Dot placement for an AR

    Maybe using a scope AND a red dot would work
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    Volunteer Management Software

    Messages for one Match that I volunteered to RO last summer was done through https://shootnscoreit.com/dashboard/ Not quite sure how it goes in practice from the management side - but it seemed to work well enough. Early on, there was a questionnaire for the crew on Google Docs, for availability, preferred tasks, RO credentials (if any), needs for transportation or roof over the head, etc. etc.
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    Brass Catcher for practice?

    Club policy is to not leave brass on the ground. A few cases buried in the sand or among weeds is inevitable, but the principle stands.
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    Bul Armory?

    Is that good or bad?
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    2019 Rules are released...

    Also new IPSC Rules: http://www.ipsc.org/rules/
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    Brass Catcher for practice?

    The other day, we had just a net hung on some target sticks, with a couple of 2x2s holding it on the ground. At least we weren't losing all the brass in the snow....
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    Bul Armory?

    On a local forum, somebody expressed a concern about BUL, in a 1911 discussion. He had handled some BULs at a European show and found that the 1911 barrel was resting on the link, instead of the lower lug. That did not happen with the 2011 models that were at hand. Any comments? Yigal?
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    Mini printers for competitor stage results...?

    Sorry, I forget which bluetooth receipt printers we had at a Match. Probably something cheap ordered from aliexpress, or something. I guess they worked OK, once we got the trick: keep it near enough to the tablet at all times. Most shooters didn't want the paper copy. We didn't need them for official results as everything was constantly updated to a master computer.
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    Red Dot placement for an AR

    As standalone sight, or as secondary for short range?
  22. Googling for GunGames magazine finds it OK. Too large to post here. edit: Love the back cover ad:
  23. Going back the posts, I believe the reference was to a situation where the competitor unloaded, holstered and started walking away from the stage. The RO did not see the chamber and called unload and show clear again. It was clear that the competitor was finished.