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Steppenwolf

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  1. 50 in the winter is too cold?! I guess cold is relative. Many of us here consider cold to be around freezing and bearable cold at 28 to 30 if not too windy. I consider unbearable cold to be temperatures in the mountains near the border of North Korea at 20 or more below that with wind chill would result in gangrene from frostbite after skin is exposed for a short time (and that was in the pre high tech clothing army).
  2. The local IDPA club in our area follows the current rules. 99% of the people never get any better. Lots of stages seem to be rinsed and repeated unless one of the club officers that takes the time to design interesting stages is in charge that day. Only one or two people know how to upload scores to Practiscore (resulting in several days to over a week of delays getting results at times). I show up when I can to support the club because there are lots of nice members. On a bad day or if there are a couple of PCC shooters I end up in 3rd place out of 20-23 people. Most of the USPSA shooters don
  3. Try calling Patriot Defense if you have not already done so. https://patriotdefense.com/tanfoglio-defiant-stock-master-ifg/ Agree that it is nicely balanced. I like mine.
  4. Yesterday I was in a local Scheels that had over 250 100-round boxes of .223 as well as 100 20-round boxes of .223. There were a few 9mm, lots of .45, and some .40. One box per customer (two boxes of 20-round .223 per customer). I stopped this morning and by 11:30 a.m. over 25 people were in line to purchase guns and all the .223, 9mm, .40, and .45 were gone. The inventory of magazines (Glock, Sig, AR, etc.) were being depleted. Ammo ordering manager told me that the ammo drought will not end any time soon from what he is being told. I stopped in a local Bomgaars (simil
  5. I believe that the Orange has some trigger work already done. A basic Shadow 2 is a nice pistol. You will probably change hammer springs to get the DA pull down and perhaps the recoil spring. For USPSA type shooting I don't think that the Orange offers any accuracy advantage. If you have the money the Orange is a nice gun--I have a Shadow 2 and dry fired the Orange. The Orange trigger appeared ready-to-go out of the box. P.S. Given the craziness that appears to be developing--you might want to get one of them sooner than later. I visited a local Scheels today. There were two Shadow
  6. Only match within 150 miles radius is a monthly IDPA with reduced to 3 stages with limited round count. Only 7-9 people showing up last two months. USPSA indoor matches cancelled for two clubs for who knows how long.
  7. Ditto. I like mine a lot. PD had some of their secret Texas gun elves do some magic on mine.
  8. Our local indoor matches (2x/month) just cancelled for the rest of the year because only 4-6 people have been showing up (vs. normal of 20 to 24). Local monthly IDPA match went from 6 stages to 4 stages with reduced rounds. Numbers down quite a bit. One larger area club having lower attendance.
  9. It is now impacting our area. Local outdoor match in September cancelled for not enough participation. Indoor matches down to 6 or 7 people (from two squads of 10) recently. Even the local IDPA club has cut the upcoming September match from six stages to four stages with limited round count. Several people have noted that they are not shooting because of ammo situation. One large club a couple of hours north has had decreasing turnout overall.
  10. That whisky bottle is way too small. Get the Macallan 18 out for a better comparison.
  11. Two local matches recently near me: O – 4 CO – 11 L – 18 P – 9 SS – 2 PCC – 1 Only 21 showed up at this one, usually more CO and few more Open: O – 1 CO – 4 L – 6 P – 6 SS – 2 PCC – 2 Area 3 USPSA O – 67 CO – 85 L – 78 P – 55 SS – 14 PCC – 31 Comments I've heard from CO shooters tends to indicate it is the magazine capacity that draws them more than the dot (many used to be in Prod). Several shoot Lim Minor because they like the mag capacity and don't care about m
  12. Agreed, but would amend a wording change: "get involved" to "stick with". Instant gratification and frail egos are not a good combination.
  13. Shred noted; "- You might be one of those guys that wants to 'do it all themselves, their way'. " In reality, don't you have to "do it all yourself" to get better? There's a lot of competitive shooting information available online these days and a lot more opportunities for training compared to just a few years ago. But you have to practice and figure out what works best for you on your own. Having a GM watch you run a stage and give you advice on what to improve can help with essential things that can help make gains faster relative to "doing it all by yourself," but you still hav
  14. I shot about 8 matches at an indoor range over the winter (and during Covid). We shot our first outdoor match a couple of weeks ago. The indoor range is darker (walls are dark). Lighting is a factor as noted and I noticed, as Rowdy pointed out, that I was not running as fast on the slippery cement floor. It wasn't until the third stage at the outdoor range match that it dawned on me that I was moving at the indoor range pace (habit). When targets are toward the back of the indoor range and especially along the walls or if there are partials, I have to take a bit more time on sight
  15. I reviewed the last match results of a club about two hours away. 25 Limited shooters and 16 of them shot minor. (13 out of about 60 shot Production). I reviewed the last match results from a club about an hour away. 15 Limited shooters and 13 of them shot minor. (2 out of about 26 shot Production). Looks like lots of newer shooters, as noted by several of us, don't want to put a dot on, don't want to reload, nor mess with .40. At local matches I don't think most people really care about the major scoring advantage. Competitive shooters that spend the time to train percei
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