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  1. I believe you used to be able to find this scale listed as an airsoft target. I can’t find them anywhere now. If anyone has a link or can tell me who might have them please share. Again, 2/3rds scale. Not looking for 1/2. Thanks!
  2. Thanks for posting CHA-LEE. Always helpful content. Thanks also for pointing out the importance of matching the strategy to our skill set. I definitely screwed that part up for a bit... no more, and I owe you a big thanks for that as you spoke well to that the first time I took a class from you.
  3. Hey MatteeKay, I am wondering if I was the RO involved in this situation... I worked the match in question and had a guy (not you) stop himself close to the end of the stage when his gun stopped working. This guy was worried it was a squib after trying to address the malfunction first. Frankly, I never stopped him because I saw no evidence of a squib. After he stopped he cleared, then went to the safety area and confirmed there was no squib. I think I know him well enough to believe he would never use the “no squib” rule to cheat if the shooter did have the ability to stop themselves and get a reshoot if no squib is found. But I do believe there are other reasons we wouldn’t want shooters to be able to do that aside from the cheater concern other folks posted. For example, like this case, the shooter in the state they are in shooting a stage isn’t always as aware as a close observer as to what is going on with their gun when it first goes down. Some that participate in this sport don’t even know what a squib load is. The potential for unnecessary reshoots by opening the rule up to the addition of allowing a shooter to do this is another reason not to do it. There’s also a reason why certified RO’s are used for bigger matches. Ideally you have folks who understand the rule book and get it right. I have no doubt I handled that situation right. Personally I never want to see a shooter deal with a gun or equipment issue that results in a lower score. But the rules are clear on scoring that and how to handle.
  4. Thanks! It feels much better increasing the elbow bend and a bit with how much I am blading. Now I am eager to confirm in live fire. Thanks again.
  5. Thanks for posting Charlie. I have been working on this per your suggestion for a while now and it absolutely works. With that said, I am struggling to maintain a “straight” up and down grip on my weak hand side. I can do it, it’s just my elbow has a greater tendency to not want to stay in. Any tips? Or do I just need to practice this more? Of course being mindful of position and not just slinging lead down range. Thanks!
  6. Exactly. I get and 100% stand behind the MD’s canceling matches.
  7. I would agree. Gun stores are open in most states as “essential retail” and some of those have ranges. So you can go to a stuffy indoor range but not an outdoor range with constant fresh air. I get match cancellations but I don’t understand why outdoor ranges need to be shutdown. Especially since most states allow you to exercise during the stay in place orders... I mean I am out of breath after some of our field stages. It’s exercise officer!
  8. Plus 1. This approach has served me well while shooting limited recently too.
  9. Definitely plus 1 to this post. Especially the working through the less than optimal scenarios.
  10. One area I seem to do better with by shooting with GM’s/better shooters is bringing more intensity to the line with me. It’s not shooting faster... it’s making sure I am not wasting time when not performing the shooting in a course. Movement and even starts. I don’t try to shoot another persons speed but I will be reminded that a particular movement/position can be done better/cleaner shooting with the big guys. There are a couple guys that I know I can regularly be within a couple seconds of over a field course. I found I am much more likely to consistently perform at that level when shooting with them.
  11. +1 to the Steve Anderson description. He separates things in a very easy way to apply to your practices. Biggest thing is call your shots.
  12. This! This is all that needs to be done for the post that started this thread. The rest is rules dialogue about start position. There are plenty of great posts by folks more seasoned than me so they can continue to debate that.
  13. Much that needed to be said already has. One thing I will note is not everyone learns things or processes the same way. What works for some or even most likely won’t work for all. To me there are a couple things here... 1. Figure out how you learn best. Are you visual, auditory, do you need to apply a move or tactic yourself to really get it? You will see any difference in opinion on these responses can likely be attributed to the fact that not everyone learns the same. 2. Understand that while your strength in learning may be visual for example, you still need to understand the why behind what you’re seeing. Sometimes that’s easily figured out, but sometimes it is even easier or better to listen to the GM shooter explain. 3. Put it all together. If you just watch a Ferrari go fast you don’t really know how to do that. You need all elements of learning to get to where you want to go. Ask the why and how to go with the visual. 4. Put in the time practicing with purpose. From what I have been exposed to Charlie Perez captures this piece best in his teachings and book. *It helps to be very analytical in how you like to think about things too. I can go into more depth but don’t want to be to repetitive.
  14. My 2 were 240. Not sure I have heard of other heights for them coming stock. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks Cha-Lee! This is a very helpful review. I have been using the standard "grippers" and while grip strength has improved I'm still battling forearm fatigue with symptoms of tendonitis after long sessions. I might have to give this a shot...
  16. Plus 1 for the Henning Group grips. They are aggressive and the contour fits great like sdm702 says. Keep in mind that they were designed by a top level GM shooter who uses them regularly on his own shadow 2. I personally have tried all of the thin grips and thin with grip tape, as well as the bogies and scales. I know a few other folks who shoot the shadow 2 and the shadow 1 and when it comes right down to it I think it has more to do with your own personal hand size and style that you like for how you want the grip to feel. That said, to date, these are the best that cross all of my boxes off. I have two as well, one for my primary and one for my backup (both have the checkering all the way to the top). In regards to the price... you could spend the money on these and be done bouncing around from grip to grip or you could keep dropping $60-$80 every few months on different grips and spend three times more.
  17. It does... but it is not printed on the approved USPSA card stock list so I'm still waiting
  18. Your initial response was good enough for me Rowdy. I already have it printed and ready to go for nationals because I will absolutely be shooting my Cajun S2 with bushing. I'm more than happy to post what happens for all those concerned and awaiting something more.
  19. My understanding is based on this quote... the accu-shadow 2 is already production legal. It would seem very silly to say that the CGW 10x bushing is alright but the CZC bushing is not.
  20. Thanks for the info. I'm in the process of switching from a 124gr over 3.9 of titegroup to a 147gr over 3.2 of titegroup (will switch after Area 3). Good to know you like those weights with that round. I presently have a CZC with a few CGW parts that I swapped in it. I have no complaints with anything either company puts out... that's just the recipe that is working for me. I will add that I have my 2nd Shadow 2 on the way soon from CGW... looking forward to that to see how nice and smooth they can get it since it will be a "100% CGW build". I tried the 11.5 CGW mainspring for a little bit before also switching the firing pin spring to their reduced power spring (had the czc one in though) and I averaged about 2 light strikes per 100 rounds. After switching to their reduced power firing pin spring I have had 0 light strikes over roughly 4500 rounds. Definitely agree with the comment about super light being a crutch. My DA shooting is solid and was with an 8# trigger, though my follow up technique needs continuous work, but those are single action.
  21. I'm running the CGW 11# in my shadow 2. I like it just fine. Curious as to why you need to go up to 13#? Not ejecting far enough? Rowdyb, what weight springs are you "back to"? What didn't you like about the ones you tried?
  22. That's great news. Thanks for doing the leg work and posting Troy's reply Rowdy.
  23. Thanks! It was bugging me but not enough to consult Dr Google or "the manual"
  24. Forgot to mention... the "needle like pick" is what I found easiest to use for moving that little spring back into position.
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