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    The "John Wick" STI Has Landed

    Funny....all the ad hype...picture...all the words & nowhere does it say what caliber. Only real hint is "4 22rd mags". This gives away fact it is a 9mm. Hahaha
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    Question about double and single action

    You can shoot DAO in limited. Look at all the glocks & springfield xd guns. There is possibly a disadvantage with the trigger pull being dao but plenty of matches are won with them.
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    At buds it is $1833 today & doesnt come with a dot or big mags.... also doesnt say who's mags will fit.
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    Why go titanium comp but hybrid barrel?

    Im a limited shooter so this is my viewpoint. Not only does it take more effort to move heavier gun, it takes more effort to stop the heavier gun. Plus the further out on the gun the weight is, the more leverage that weight applies to your grip both starting & stopping movement. However transitions are only half the consideration.... recoil for splits is when you want more weight further away from your grip to reduce muzzle rise.... Oh boy, now what do you do? You find the compromise that works best for you. Give up some here to gain some there... There is 1 more thing to think about on weight distribution. Slide closing. 3 years ago after shooting glocks exclusively for 15 or 16 years I went to an sti edge stock gun. Definitely an adjustment. I shot the stock edge for a few months when I bought a 2nd used edge for a backup. Turns out this gun has a very lightened top end. I ran 1 mag thru it & my stock edge became my backup. Lol. Felt better & I shot better w the light slide. Well couple months ago the light slide suffered a fatal fracture. Lightened too much. I went back to the stock edge. I went from a lot of 2A to A, low C or A, low D. I thought I was seeing my sights on 2nd shots but I was at least partly just feeling it I guess. Heavy slide slamming shut driving muzzle down as I was breaking 2nd shot. Ok poor operator skills I know but it showed me lighter slide is a better fit for me. I am now about to have stock edge slide lightened & a new slide lightened & fit on the other gun. My compromise is a lighter slide. You have to determine yours.
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    Am I too old?

    I dont think youre too old. Ive got a buddy started uspsa about your age. Hes 72 now & still working to get better everyday. He did go to an open gun with a red dot on it. You may want to start at a steel challenge match where theres no movement. Oh btw, my friend beat me last match.... & Ive been doing this 20 years.Im barely an A class shooter. Main thing is compete against yourself. There will always be someone younger or faster, thats out of your control. You can control you. Efficiency is the real key to success in action shooting sports
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    Im gonna say its not foot speed youre missing but efficiency of movement. You can brute force speed your way thru a stage but if youre not efficient the old guy with so so knees & recent back surgery will have a better score.... Explosive movements are important but top speed isnt as critical as efficiency.... imho
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    First 1911 or 2011

    Yeah why not just thumb cock hammer?
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    I third it!
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    New shooter - Need advice on gun

    I think its possible to make B class shooting minor in Limited division but I wouldnt say easily & certainly not easy to make GM. If you shoot a 125rd match & youre willing to accept 1 point less for each C & 1 less for each D, there are only 2 ways to keep up with major pf.... you either shoot at least 95% or more A & youre fast or youre blindingly GM fast & shoot maybe 80% A. Only matches you can really have a decent chance of keeping up are matches with lots of steel. Steel is either A or Miss... you still better be fast Look at major match results in Limited division. Do you see any minor pf winners? Very very rare. If minor was truly competitive, why wouldnt big dogs shoot minor? Most of more serious shooters will pay good money for a 140mm mag that will hold 1 extra round & function reliably. If minor pf wasnt a hard obstacle to overcome, we would all be shooting 9mm & have 2 or 3 more rounds in our mags .... However a glock 35 can take you there much cheaper than 2011 platform. I shot g35 for 14 years before going to 2011. I did it then because I wanted a change. In all those years, shooting 2 or 3 matches a month, I only had a handful of ammo issues & 1 broken trigger spring. I didnt try to make the glock into a 2011. It has mostly factory parts with light mods. Too much fancy crap & your gun may become less reliable. Anyway if you want an sti, buy 1 but buy a .40 in my opinion. If you want something else, buy it. Just remember its gotta fit you, its gotta be reliable & accurate, & youve gotta be confident in the gun you shoot.
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    Purchasing a suppressor online?

    OP.. if you buy online from an individual in another state, my understanding of process goes like this... you make your deal... you make payment...you find a local dealer. Seller has a dealer. Seller transfers suppressor to his dealer. His dealer transfers & sends it to your dealer. Your dealer holds it until all atf stuff is done then he releases to you. Obviously you pay seller, someone you or him pays his dealer, you pay your dealer, eventually you get your suppressor. If anything fails after its transferred to your dealer, you lose all the money & the suppressor. Not sure what dealer does with it but no way the seller or his dealer is obligated to refund any money. Its a little more risky than buying direct from a dealer plus there is 1 more transfer which means another fee..... This was how it was explained to me when I tried to buy a suppressor from my brother that lives in a different state than I do. I decided against it. Transfer fees at 2 different dealers plus regular charges made it not a good deal on a so so suppressor. Might have been different if it was a top of the line steal of a deal but it wasnt....
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    Learning to call your shot?

    Great summary!
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    One example of training to fail.

    Thats not in your best interest.....
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    One example of training to fail.

    Sounds like a good step. May I suggest you do your practice reloads with the gun up in front of your face with your eyes OPEN. Best reloaders in this game reload with gun up & watching mag go in gun.