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Part_time_redneck

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    Finally read the FAQs
  • Birthday 05/28/1973

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    USPSA, SCSA, golf.
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    Neil Drennan

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  1. Part_time_redneck

    A few funny quotes i pick up off the range...

    At a local match in mid '18 a good shooter runs a stage pretty fast. Guy in the gallery says " man he shoots fast. That gun must be fully semi automatic ".
  2. Part_time_redneck

    After an absence ho do you get motivated

    Motivation doesn't lead to action. Other way around. Action leads to motivation. Best thing to do is like mentioned above. Make a plan, then follow it. Load up some mags and start shooting. Start dry firing. You'll start seeing improvement quickly. Then the motivation will kick in which will lead to yep, more action. Like a diet, exercise plan or anything. Just jump in with both feet and and get to it. Waiting to be motivated will turn into a long wait. You can always modify your plan after you see what you need to work on but the main thing is get to it.
  3. Part_time_redneck

    Precision Delta for 9 major

    I think it’s just the holidays. I’m waiting on some as well. I live in south MS and normally if I order on Monday AM, Wednesday PM I have them.
  4. Part_time_redneck

    Moved to Open

    A move to Limited would be logical in my opinion. That’s why I asked. Troy was teaching my RO class, I wanted clarification and that was the answer I got. Personally, bumping a Prod guy to limited where he can load to max capacity, 17 or so still has him at a distinct disadvantage when you factor in maj/min scoring, lack of magwell, and still lower capacity. However not the way the rule reads. Is is it a bit overkill in my opinion, yes. If I’m RO’ing someone running Prod and they fire 12 plus without a reload will I let it go. No. Welcome to open. To not enforce a rule is doing the shooter a disservice. The lessons we remember are the hard taught ones. Also, first match or seasoned vet, the rules have to be applied consistently to every competitor in the match. Not the way I would have written the rule, I feel it is overkill, but it is the rule.
  5. Part_time_redneck

    Mr. Bulletfeeder tips

    All good stuff here. Thanks to everyone for sharing the info. I have mine running & dropping 100%. My problem is with the included powder funnel. On initial setup I basically followed the instructions to the letter. Got it running well but it's a bit clunky. In station 2 after completing the upstroke and starting downward it was hard to disengage the funnel from the case. Ok. No problem. I thought I had it adjusted a little too far down. Began to adjust the funnel upward 1 flat ( 1/6 ) of a turn and experiment. When the machine started to smooth out and run well I started having issues with bullets falling over. No happy medium. At this point I pulled the funnel & inspected it. Looked great. It's polished from the factory but I lightly went over it again. I also checked to make sure it was the correct powder funnel. However that's just the sticker on the box. Personally seems like a silly issue to me and reluctant to post. Generally if it's an adjustment issue I can straighten it out given time, however this is giving me problems. Just can't find the sweet spot. If I can't get it worked out I'm contemplating extending the tube above the dropper as mentioned above to increase bullet capacity / weight. Loading 9 major using PD JHP's, 124g on a 650. Same issue with multiple headstamps. Practice brass is just dry tumbled, match wet and lubed. Naturally the lubed brass does better but problem still exist. Any ideas, tips, tricks, thoughts, suggestions, ridicule, etc is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  6. Sell a gun!!!!! That statement is akin to blasphemy in MS.
  7. Part_time_redneck

    Running

    Practice running with scissors I guess. IMHO, if you're not moving fast when the stage absolutely requires a good bit of movement to get to the next position, my guess is you're not leaving the first position hard enough. A quick explosion out of the first position will set you up for quick movement. Breaking the last shot, slowly dismounting the gun, and easing in the direction is just setting you up for slow movement. Likewise on the other end of the spectrum. Having the gun up and ready to fire the instant you have a decent sight picture is a must. I would work on running but also on entry / exits. Planning the the stage to take targets while moving when possible will also naturally cut down on distance. Speaking of plans, are you programming and visualizing the stage in advance, or trying to "think" your way through the stage. I know you've seen someone fire their last shot in a position and have that brief hesitation with that "where do I go now" look on their face. Then they remember and start moving slowly. Also shot calling practice. Calling your last shot allows you to get moving faster. It's very easy to practice these in dry fire. Just always be aware of muzzle direction and trigger discipline. Even in your walkthroughs, simulate having the gun down range and finger off the trigger when not engaging targets. As far as being completely comfortable running with a hot pistol, I'm not sure I'll ever get there. A little respect is a good thing and will help keep you out of Dairy Queen's drive through. All common knowledge here I know. But sometimes we can't see the forrest for the trees. Just things that have helped me and still all a work in progress.
  8. Part_time_redneck

    Cheely E-2 Stainless Grip

    Matt just finished up my new gun with one. Should have Tuesday. Think I'm going to really like it.
  9. Part_time_redneck

    Check list before I leave.

    I have a game room with a pool table where the door opens to the back porch. I use a checklist and stage everything on the table. Everything that goes and nothing else. Hands get laid on everything on the list. Once happy with that it all goes straight to the vehicle. Even once loaded up though, I still follow the " guns - mags, eyes - ears, rigs - ammo" mantra.
  10. Part_time_redneck

    Thumb Rest Recommendations

    I have to GoGun on my open pistol and am about to order a second for my new gun I should have next week. I have small paws and it fits me very well. I do think it helps with index & hand placement consistency.
  11. Part_time_redneck

    How did you save money for your 2011s?

    Save money? No no. A bottle of wine & an Ambien for the wife and once she's out of it, lift her credit card and order up! Easier to get forgiveness than permission. Although sometimes the forgiveness can be expensive too. I keep a separate account and dump some in it weekly. Primarily for bullets, primers & the like but extra does accumulate quickly. Simple budgeting. Just have to get in the habit.
  12. Part_time_redneck

    JP GMR15 recommendations

    Like a few guys above, I went with the bone stock 15. Only additions are 8 MOA Cmore, brand X laser, & a few buffer parts. Ordered the JP 5 spring pack & 2 stainless weights. As is, it's not holding me back at all. I also found the the velocities to be a bit lower than I expected. Little slow but very consistent and extremely accurate so no worries there.
  13. Part_time_redneck

    Ammo Containers for the Range

    I use the MTM 100ct boxes. Red - major. Blue - PCC. Black/Green - CO Fit in my bag and stack well.
  14. No experience with the mini but I did just upgrade to the Mr on a 650 about 2 weeks ago. Like said above, I believe the dropper die is the same. Once adjusted correctly the dropper works great. It's also very simplistic in design so not much that can go wrong. Naturally I'm biased toward the Mr but I think the mini would still be beneficial as it would allow you to get into more of a rhythm when loading. Not necessarily speed but consistency. There's also the " buy once, cry once " thing. I would carefully think it over and if you have thoughts of later getting a Mr, may be better to " bite the bullet-feeder " now and go all the way. Largely depends on your production volume. Just my $0.02.
  15. Part_time_redneck

    Expanding mouth of shell.

    Same experience I had. I joined the civilized world last week and added a MBF to my 650. Was unaware it included a new expander insert at the time. I almost didn't bother with it but I am glad I did. Like stated above, it is definitely an upgrade.
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