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  1. Short & Medium courses for Nationals 2019 were so so so so so much better than 2018. IMO the only classifier that is worth keeping from the 18 series is 18-09 and MAYBE 18-07 (18-05 asks for too much in building the stage & resetting it after each shooter, for 80 points, and could cause a match to back up) - the rest should be thrown out.
  2. This was part of a match that was 24 stages however, so they had plenty of bays and real estate to work with, and could use a big bay for a 12 round stage like that. Ontelaunee has been mixing in some really great small and medium courses with a bit of movement, as part of their monthly USPSA matches to bump up the total number of stages while keeping the total roundcount of the match reasonable and still able to be completed in a day. I like small and medium courses that are short, to the point, and challenging. I think part of the problem is everyone's concept of a short course is what the USPSA Classifiers are, which are for the most part - stand in a box and shoot an array of targets, with a couple strings. I think that the classifier stages have incorrectly set the tone for what a short course is "supposed to be" and it sometimes gets replicated by match directors and stage designers who are pressed for time and put most of their energy into the big field courses. It's been really good stage designs from Ontelaunee and from some of the major matches, that I feel like that old cycle is starting to be broken.
  3. It's cold in the morning, bring a light jacket to keep you warm from registration through the first stage - after the first stage when the sun has fully risen it'll warm up and you'll take it off.
  4. I am happy to report that after ordering a set of tools from Amazon, I took the smallest one and gently ran it through the firing pin hole, turning it a couple of times and I was able to get the firing pin to pass the pencil test. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PPYWSCY/
  5. Ok. I ordered a small set of needle files, smallest diameter one is 1mm, so I'll go through and gently run it through the hole to clean it up. Wish me luck Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  6. I just got a slide back from coating and it appears that the firing pin hole dimension has changed, since the firing pin will not go fully in, so I can put the firing pin stop in. I tried a spare firing pin that I have in my box of extra parts, it goes in and the gun will go back together, but when I do the pencil test that Atlas Gunworks does https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gT5zm0bTQI the pencil will move but it doesn't fly out of the barrel completely. Any suggestions on how to fix?
  7. I had my main gun's slide crack while I had the backup gun's slide out for coating. I need a backup for the backup
  8. It's rated for 1200 cases per hour. It's a great little machine - I use it for all my 9mm and 40 brass, and I also rollsize my Dad's 45ACP brass for him. Highly recommend it.
  9. +1 to this. It's better to build and groom additional people to help the match that could step in later, instead of a mad scramble after someone burns out and just walks away.
  10. I understand that, but it lets other people off the hook. They get to squad with their buddies while the people who are certified RO's don't have that same luxury. It's the free rider problem. The obvious solution is more people need to volunteer to become certified RO's, but we all know how often that happens.
  11. From the MD's perspective, I understand how they want to balance all the squads and make sure that each squad has a certified RO. At the same time however, if you're a certified RO and it's a match that fills up in a couple minutes, and you want to squad with your friends, it sucks when you get pulled out of the squad with your friends and get put in a different squad.
  12. I'm loading ~8.1gr, 124 PD and small rifle primer, seating to ~1.165" oal - 172PF
  13. I had issues with brand new Xtreme brass where the primer pockets were too big and the primer would pop out and jam the gun up after firing.
  14. I spent ~$700 in parts and ~$800 in gunsmithing - but that was because the old slide had a breech face that wouldn't hold 9mm or 38SC - so I had to get a brand new slide and get work done. If it is just a replacement barrel, it would probably be ~$350 for barrel & comp and then barrel fitting fee ($150 to fit, then probably some money to chase threads for the comp) from Gans.
  15. Gansguns.com did some work for me recently. I'd recommend them. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  16. It's my patented "Field expedient fitting of a replacement charging handle before an Area Match by a desk jockey with a dremel and file" Ah, I also see that burr in the breech face. Hasn't hurt anything and i don't think I have a file or tool small enough to get there without marring anything else.
  17. I've used Federal small pistol primers and now CCI small rifle, probably about 20k rounds. 9 major. Some wear but nothing like that. Gun is dirty but i'm lazy. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  18. Open Major Alpha: 5 Charlie: 3 Time: 3.69 HF: 10.0271 I didn't call my shot on the first piece of steel and waited for it to fall, which probably killed at least .4 sec https://www.instagram.com/p/B0exB-Bg5ot/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
  19. This was me all day yesterday. I recently replaced my aftec extractor spring, my MBX 170mm mag springs (but did not load them & unload them to break them in like the instructions from MBX say you should do, when you get one of their magazines). I'm hoping that replacing the recoil spring with a new one, checking all my brass to make sure they're not sticky/full of gunk, and also spraying the tubes of my magazines with a dry lubicrant w/ teflon will maybe fix the issues. Open can be very frustrating.
  20. I've gone through two spring caps recently. The first one lasted an entire year, and the second lasted about 2K rounds. If you break a spring cap for your aftec, consider also replacing the spring while you're rebuilding it. That's at least what I can think of why I had another cap break so quickly.
  21. I'm very happy with my mini rollsizer with DC motor that I purchased from Double Alpha. https://photos.app.goo.gl/8SXbnZu5VgYpYLiJ9
  22. @krow makes good stuff. I've got a couple of his followers for my gun and they've worked well.
  23. Part of that was because I had a lot of reliability issues with the 140mm caspian mags - compared to the MBX 170mm's that just worked. I've worked on tuning the 140mms to fix the issues so I can start running them.
  24. Thanks!!! Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  25. Great suggestion. I had previously removed some material from that pad before shooting today so that might explain the lack of issues. I'll shoot it a bit more and work slowly on tuning it.
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