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  • Birthday 01/25/1988

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  1. Oh, and the batteries are always dead as well.
  2. I talked myself into the custom electronic in-ear hearing protection this summer since I am on the range most weekends. Ultimately, I have been disappointed in the level of sound reduction when shooting rifles with a brake or being around open pistols etc. I still use them but I don’t think they were worth the money. I have come to find that wearing cheap ol foam ear plugs is the most comfortable for me. People just have to put up with me asking them to repeat themselves sometimes.
  3. Thanks for the info, sounds like its just not a big deal. Although, the matches collected hotel bills is more in line with what I would expect.
  4. Not a very glamorous topic here but I would really appreciate any insight from others... I am curious how other clubs have been handling reimbursements to staff for major matches. An important detail is that our club uses online payment via Stripe through Practiscore so all of our match fee income is being reported to the IRS. It seems like what I see the most for other matches, is a flat rate per diem for the staff (USPSA nationals for example). I have never worked a match that reimbursed so I do not know exactly how that goes down but in general my research into the topic makes me feel like this could be problematic if the IRS ever took interest. Maybe that is the most important element here, that we are such small fish there is not much risk and even if we did get audited the penalties would probably be small. Do any of your clubs have official reimbursement policies with expense reports (aka an "accountable plan") Do any of your clubs base the reimbursements on governments per diem rates and enforce a 50 mile rule to determine if local or not? Do any of your clubs report taxable reimbursements issued to match staff (like if reimbursing local staff or reimbursing at a higher rate then the GSA rates)? Has any one ever run into any kind of trouble with this kind of thing?
  5. I ask because I want to make sure that enough targets are on hand. I guess better to have too many than not enough.
  6. Is there a rule of thumb for how many rounds a target can take between being changed out for a major match? At local matches the targets are in pretty good shape after 80 rounds so I am thinking 100 or so...
  7. So here I am asking annoying “is it legal questions... For some reason I was certain that the brass backstraps by Taylor Freelance would be legal for production so when they were announced for the ppq today I started to buy it but then thought “better double check”, and now I am not sure. Would that be considered a grip panel? Would it be legal or illegal under other regulations? I know it’s fine for weight and the box. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  8. There have been a bunch of matches getting cancelled this year, some more gracefully then others. What do you think is the best way to handle this as a Match Director? What aspects of the cancelations are the most frustrating to you as a competitor?
  9. PRACTISCORE LINK: https://practiscore.com/2019-bighorn-classic-western-colorado-sectional-championship/register 2019 Bighorn Classic – Western Colorado Sectional Championship Match starts: July 19, 2019 @ 7:00 AM · Match ends: July 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM Location: Cameo Shooting and Education Complex Interstate 70, Exit 46 Grand Junction, Colorado 81501 USPSA Level II, membership is required. 13 Stages, 375 rounds. Schedule: Staff Schedule: 19th of July (Friday - 13 stages) Main Schedule: 20th – 21st of July (Saturday - 8 stages, Sunday - 5 stages) Match Fee: Adult: $150 Entry fee includes lunch on each day of competition and a match T-shirt. Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be granted in full up to July 1st, 2019 after which no refund will be granted. Staff: Would you like to work the match as staff? Do not complete this registration! Please fill out an application by copying and pasting the following link into your internet browser: https://goo.gl/forms/I7wKc0WqJnazHhpv2 Camping: Camping is available within a few miles of the range at James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park - Island Acres Section $18/night for tent sites to $28/night for full RV hook ups 1-800-678-2267 https://www.cpwshop.com/camping/james-m-robb-colorado-river-state-park-island-acres-section/r/campgroundDetails.page?parkID=50027&media=3 PRACTISCORE LINK: https://practiscore.com/2019-bighorn-classic-western-colorado-sectional-championship/register
  10. The Rocky mountain Regional will be a IDPA Tier 4 match consisting of 14 stages. Memorial Day Weekend 2019, Grand Junction, CO Practiscore: https://practiscore.com/rocky-mountain-regional/register
  11. Already got the book and love it. Now he is here trying to talk me into a class
  12. Yup, misses are right-left across the target because I am never getting the gun stopped on individual targets. I went back and re-read Charlie Perez's thoughts in his book. He suggest driving transitions with the legs and keeping the upper body rigid "like a tank turret". I had great success with this in my first live fire session. The feeling I am chasing is snapping my hips to each target in addition to my eyes. Charlie goes as far as to propose never even moving your head separately from your upper body in transitions, that should solve the alignment problem since everything from the hips up should stay in perfect alignment throughout. I find that super weird feeling in dry fire practice and have just been leaving that aspect out, even so, way more control when it comes to swinging the gun.
  13. I guess my immediate goal is to improve my transition technique with the ultimate goal of transitioning faster and more accurately. The last couple dryfire sessions I have been practicing without the timer and quantifying improvement by what I see and feel. I try to feel a sense of urgency moving my eyes to the next target, I try to see a specific spot on the target to aim at, I try to move my focus back to the front sight before getting on the trigger. I am also trying to not feel any muscling of the gun like you suggested. So far it feels weird... which I like because I know that I am doing something different and hopefully better. I can tell that my poor results to date have been from being lazy with my eyes, not swinging the gun too slow. In related news, I get the feeling that this work will shave some time off my reloads as well. (transition eyes to gun and then to next target, stage marker, etc.)
  14. I run tons of Stoeger's Accelerator drill in live fire. Other than that I haven't practiced transition in live fire much. I will try spreading those targets out in dryfire tonight.
  15. What is the ideal transition drill? My summer goal is to transition out of B class by improving transitions. So far I do ye ol' first 12 drills from Steve Anderson's Refinement and Repetition. My only transition practice is on the el prez array. For me these short transitions end up more of a timing exercise when I push hard across the array. I feel like there are several different kinds of transitions: el prez type - short transition, same target difficulty. distance change up - short transition, different target difficulty. wide transition within normal stance (one where I have to move my head to see the next target). wide transition that I have to move my feet for. Does each type of transition need practiced individually or will working on the hardest transition exclusively trickle down to easier transitions? I am thinking 180 degree transition from 5yd target to steel for the hardest possibility.
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