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  1. Cajun adjustable sear makes for a more positive click in my experience, but obviously won't change the return pressure
  2. Good info! Looking forward to your data! Thanks guys
  3. I think I'd be fine with a <1% failure rate as long as I could use most loads. I've been trying to get my M3000 there and I've eliminated "Benelli click" and failures to feed. If I can just get better extraction/ejection out of it, I think I'd be happy. Oddly enough, it's struggling more with the hot loads than the light ones, but I think that's do to the extractor slipping off the rim so it makes sense. I get why it's hard to make a shotgun run as reliably as a 9mm, but dangit if that ain't the dream I'm chasing anyway.
  4. I'm a little late to the party here, but I'll give it a go. Nothing to be ashamed of here. That's pretty solid shooting and reloading, but I can throw a few things your way. - It's already been mentioned, but footwork could use work (that's less about how fast you are as a human being and more about engaging your brain to decide I WILL MOVE FAST THE MOMENT THAT SHOT BREAKS as well as knowing where you're going and having a plan to get there....I do the same thing often, so this is pot calling you black) - If you're going to shoot SS minor and take the time to aim each shot (which it looks like you are), you MUST hit alphas. Giving away points AND time can not be an option. Pick one or the other to be the one you're willing to give a little on. If you can't decide, pick speed! Most any shooter who practices can hit alphas while standing still, while few people really know how to move with a gun. It's the harder skill to learn and you'll probably have more fun learning it. - Looks like you're "admiring" your shots a little. You know where it's going to hit, so if it isn't good enough, follow up immediately and if it is, feet/gun should be moving as soon as the pin hits the primer. It's another brain training game Mostly looks like you could see some improvement from just really working your mental game a little more. Your shooting and reloading is fine from what I can see (I'm not one of the world class shooters on this forum though)
  5. In this case I mean ROF as in rate of failure. We all know that semi automatic shotguns typically have a higher rate of failure than our other guns. (extraction, ejection, failure to return to battery, failure to feed, etc.) My question is what is your idea of an acceptable rate of failure? (as in, "as long as it does _____ I won't get rid of it) For pistol and rifle, my bottom line is 1 failure in 1000 rounds or .1% with ANY factory ammo. My guns easily have lived up to that, but my shotgun that I finally have running pretty well is NOWHERE NEAR THAT. So the question again is, what's a good baseline?
  6. I've discovered the same thing. I finally have my m3000 running well and it's beating me to a pulp. Looks like there's an adapter plate that allows you to put a limbsaver pad on there. I'm ordering one up today.
  7. Agreed. The adjustable sear is the way to go. I set mine the way I like it and it hasn't needed an adjustment in 3 years of shooting.
  8. Man, that's exactly right. The best thing I ever did was copy down some amazing thing that one of the super stud's accomplished (Jerry Miculek, Max Michel, Bob Vogel, etc.) and try to do the same thing. Obviously I didn't make those things happen, but I'd rather fail at trying to be as good as those guys, than succeed at being the hotshot and some rinkydink local range. It's just like when we used to all watch MJ/Kobe/whoever and then try to emulate that while practicing ball.
  9. Another simple tip for making sure that you're actually shooting based on your sights and also working on transitions is to work a plate rack (if you have access to one). A lot of people simply shoot down a plate rack in a consecutive row, but there's more that you can do. 1. Shoot it in a row with absolute confidence in each pull and note your splits and hits from 7 yards 2. Shoot it faster than you can reliably hit every plate and note your splits, hits, and be able to say exactly which ones you missed and where you missed 3. Now do the same thing except shoot "outside-in" (plate 1,6,2,5,3,4). again note everything and this time your splits should be noticeably different if you aren't simply following a trigger rhythm in your head (should look something like .25, .17, .13. not those exact numbers, but that descending order). Try other patterns like a 1,3,4,6,2,5 etc. 4. Now try it from 10 or 15 or 25 yards. Keep track of all of the info collected for each distance. This might not be the best advice you are given, because some of the guys here are truly world class shooters and I'm not likely in the top 500 in the nation, but training this way with a shot timer and a plate rack has helped me immensely. Before I ever did this, my splits were almost always identical and now my shooting is much more based on my sight picture instead of some intrinsic rhythm, my transitions are much quicker, and I can tell you when I where I missed when I do. Now if I could just get myself to stop pulling the trigger when I can clearly see that the sights aren't where they need to be....
  10. No one has asked this, so I will. When you say you've been practicing a lot, what does that mean? When I was getting started in my young 20's I would shoot about 100 rounds a month and really do no dry fire practice and I thought that was "a lot" of shooting. My first year of shooting 5000 rounds coupled with dry fire training at least an hour a week, I made considerable gains. There's a lot of tips and tricks and such on this forum and they're all very good advice, but nothing beats practice and experience. So how long have you been shooting and how much are you practicing per week? (inflated numbers will sound better, but won't help you honestly address the issue). If the answer is less than an hour a week, than don't spend a bunch of money on a different gun or training tool. There's a device that cost $.01 that you can balance on your front sight while you pull the trigger that will help immensely (the deluxe version cost $.10)
  11. They're in stock as of today! I just ordered
  12. Thanks for sharing the info! I literally got called to go pick up my newborn adopted daughter right after my last post, so looks like I'll be in no hurry after all
  13. They've been out for at least a month, maybe more. For all I know they'll be back tomorrow, but I'm getting impatient
  14. Anyone else got one??? I'm starting to wonder if they're going another run or not
  15. I like CZ and when it comes to competition, it has earned my "one and only" status because of the great fit to my hand, two of the best aftermarket support companies (CZC and CGW), and being easily the most reliable gun I've ever owned by a wide margin. That said, I like shooting everything and definitely couldn't limit myself to only owning CZ. But for competition...yeah that's what happened to me.
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