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  1. For me, it was simply a matter of fact that they worked well, so I stuck with them. The backstory.. I decided that I wanted 147 and ideally 147 RN bullets. That eliminated Blue Bullets for me, so then I tested Xtreme (and also Berry) and found that the Xtreme 147 RN and 124 RN worked well in my gun, but the Xtreme 124 FP did not. Since I wanted 147 RN, I started using Xtreme and even continued to use them for a while after they declared Chapter 11 early last year. However, their already marginal customer service fell even further and then I started finding 124 bullets intermixed in my boxes of 147 bullets, from the factory. That was the last straw for me. Unfortunately I didn't catch that fact until after I had already loaded over 1,000 of what I thought were 147's but were a combination of 124's and 147's (thankfully it wasn't the other way around, so I just had a number of powder puff rounds and not overcharged rounds). I insisted on getting a full refund for the thousands I had stockpiled. At that point, I decided to never use Xtreme again (especially when I heard from numerous people who had experienced the same issue)! I had a friend who was using Everglades, so I tried a couple dozen of his 147's and they worked quite well. I made an order and found their customer service to be great, and their delivery time frame was really fast (especially comparing to the multi-month delays I was always dealing with through Xtreme), so I stuck with them. Their product works, prices are good and both service & delivery were great. For me, that was enough to select them and start stockpiling thousands of those bullets. My impression is that there are likely many other bullet manufacturers out there who I would also be happy using, but given that I'm happy with Everglades I found no need to keep searching. I was ready to start spending more time loading en masse instead of continuing to test / chrono various loads.
  2. As an MD, I see it from time to time. I have never seen a scenario where the shooter doesn’t eventually get the approval to include the Classifier. It can take 2+ weeks, but once you fill out the form it has been accepted in school case I’ve seen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  4. Did you ask Joe at Patriot Defense? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I tested over a dozen different types of 9mm bullets with both of my Stock II’s when I started reloading early last year. I haven’t modified my barrel either. For me, I found that I started to have feed issues if my OAL goes below 1.09”. With that said, for Blue Bullet specifically I found that the 125 RN and 147 RN wouldn’t work well in my barrel (they work great in some of my other pistols). I also validated that I could use 125 TC, 135 TC and 147 FP in my Stock II. Eventually I moved to Everglades 147 RN and I use those exclusively now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. The Tanfo Stock II Elite is a very popular production gun in USPSA. The (I think 8 time?) world champion runs with one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. This makes the most sense to me as well. I emailed the scenario to the DNROI alias yesterday, understanding they are likely pretty focused on Nationals right now. I'll be sure to post a follow up as I hear back from them.
  8. We held a match today with classifier 18-07 (Someone Is Always Willing To Pay). The classifier is an 8 round, 40 point Comstock Speed Shoot. It has 3 cardboard and 2 popper targets. The Stage Procedure says: From within box engage T1-3 or P1-2 then perform a mandatory reload and engage remaining targets. One shooter started by landing 2 hits on 1 cardboard target, then took both the poppers. He then performed a reload and then took the remaining 2 cardboard targets to finish his run. He started with the cardboard but didn't finish them before moving to steel. He also didn't perform a reload when transitioning from cardboard to steel (but as stated he did perform a reload after the steel before taking the remaining cardboard targets). I, and the other 3 RO's I asked, were all unsure of exactly how many penalties should be applied here. Do you apply 1 under 10.2.2 for simply not following the WSB? Do you apply 2, under 10.2.4, for the 2 shots taken after engaging the cardboard (irregardless of the fact that the shooter didn't engage all 3 cardboard targets) before performing the mandatory reload? In other words considering the transition from cardboard to steel as requiring a reload, and 2 shots were taken before that reload was performed. Or something else?? (We had other suggestions of 4 and 6 as well). How many penalties should he get and why (please cite rule numbers for your reasoning). Rule references: 10.2.2 says: A competitor who fails to comply with the procedure specified in the written stage briefing will incur one procedural penalty for each occurrence. However, if a competitor has gained a significant advantage during non-compliance, the competitor may be assessed one procedural penalty for each shot fired, instead of a single penalty (e.g. firing multiple shots contrary to the required position or stance). 10.2.4 says: A competitor who fails to comply with a mandatory reload will incur one procedural penalty for each shot fired after the point where the reload was required until a reload is performed. Thanks in advance for your insights! Since this is a classifier, I'm wanting to make a determination and adjust the penalties (if needed) before submitting the classifier to USPSA.
  9. The only remaining question I would have as the RO is whether or not you gained a "significant advantage" and deserve a penalty per shot, or if you should only receive 1 penalty for the overall occurrence.
  10. Sounds like the RO made the right call, all parts of your body must be within the "shooting area" (inside the fault lines). Rule 10.2.1 spells it out pretty clearly: A competitor who fires shots while any part of their body is touching the ground or platform surface outside a shooting area, or while stepping on or gaining support from an object wholly beyond a shooting area, will receive one procedural penalty for each occurrence.
  11. Yes, you can export your data to a csv file. I run 3 matches a month and do this for each one - I drop them into excel and then create a pivot table to examine for responses to our added questions like “Are you an RO?” And “Are you a new shooter?” Let me know if you need more insight into ho to do this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I think it is the same for Steel Challenge. For USPSA, I change it on the master tablet, re-upload to PS, get a new report.txt file and then re-upload to USPSA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Ahhhh, I didn’t appreciate you were asking about only that command. I can’t think of any reason to wait for that command before doing it, assuming there hasn’t been any “STOP” command or anything else unusual happening. As long as you wait at that point for the next command, it seems fine to me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Several reasons, mainly that the rules require that the actions be taken (both by the shooter and the RO) in a specified sequence. If the shooter rushes through them, the RO may require them to do it all again regardless. It’s also, as I stated above, an opportunity for the RO to possibly prevent the shooter from DQ’ing himself if the chamber isn’t clear after the IYAFUSC command (yes, an extractor can fail to extract a round and leave a round in the chamber, I’ve seen it happen several times this year already). The commands also trigger other rules that specify when a shooter is no longer allowed to fire and then the range is clear for others to start resetting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Agreed. Assuming that there is always a chance that there is a round in the chamber that you didn’t see, it’s to the shooter’s benefit to wait for the RO to have a look & issue the “if clear..” command. Just a good habit to reinforce in my opinion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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