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  1. From a shooter registration point of view 'x' should not be used, but I had a first hand experience a few years ago where I registered and showed up to the east coast championship SC match ( level 2 ). Upon check in they told me that my USPSA/SCSA membership was expired and I had some period of time to renew it else my scores would be invalid. My results showed a class 'x' when match results published. I rapidly renewed and all was good. The net.net is there was some kind of backend validation that the club or SCSA did that validated and put me in 'x' class based on expiration status.
  2. @chrsb How are the EEP-100 working out ? Have you had a chance to use them ?
  3. Is there much difference other than appearance coating between the eclipse vs competition offerings from Hiperfire ? https://www.hiperfire.com/triggers/hipertouch-family/
  4. Recently I had to remove my TG9 trigger. I started to get burst fires with multiple ammo PF loads ( soft / medium / factory ). I like the trigger ( despite overall weight ) over the stock, but it consistently started to give bursts of 2-4 shots. I probably have 7000 rounds through it.
  5. Practiscore Log is probably what you want. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/practiscore-log/id1485673674?ls=1 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.javatx.practiscore.practice_log
  6. I get very quick response from jamie@volquartsen.com in customer service;
  7. I find the stock VQ trigger too far rearward. I am changing to a tandemkross victory flat face ( Have this in my sw22 victory ) . Here is an overlay of the profiles. Yes the 2 holes at the top are lined up.
  8. I really like the routine that Thomas laid out. I do pretty much the same. Eventually consistently is more important than just a hero stage or 2 throughout a match. @Stixpassed along the pyramid style of training which I also like to have a more quantitative approach, especially when starting a new division or gun setup. The Pendulum is a classic stage that this seems to help. It identifies where you are loosing time and accuracy weaknesses. While originally designed for dryfire, it is applicable to live fire, just a bit of swapping on par time setup in the timer. Example: Accelerator Draw to plate one .75 par time Accelerator Transition one 1.03 par time Accelerator Transition two 1.48 par time Accelerator Transition three 1.93 par time Accelerator Transition four ( stop plate ) 2.38 par time Each transition is an individual drill. For pyramid training, you need to be able to see where your weaknesses are and work to fix them. I do 5 repetitions for each drill. So in Accelerator draw I do 5 repetitions to just the first plate. Then in Accelerator Transition 1 I do 5 repetitions to plate one and plate two, Accelerator Transition 2 I do 5 repetitions to plates 1,2 & 3. until I go through the entire stage. So in essence, you are doing 25 total repetitions for each stage. I only practice one to two stages a day. Over the course of the week, you are still practicing each stage.
  9. Yes, cut it off with a hacksaw and filed smooth. On my 9mm PCC it works great. New and improved c-more mounting on Scorpion. Much better balance, dot acquisition and even just plain 'looks'. I'll touch up the black paint on the on the rail mount a bit. I also did not leave the c-more riser / spacer in there.
  10. Notice the front c-more mounting hole on the mamba-x is aligned with front of trigger vs how the c-more mounts on the scorpion. This confirmed I wasn't crazy or more OCD than usual;
  11. Strategically I think I will prefer the weight and takedown of a mamba / Mark IV, but I am going to use this scorpion for a few months. I did shoot an SC match w/my sw22 victory yesterday and knocked .55 off my peak times so I'm second guessing my directions galore. I'm a c-more slide ride zealot and use 6 of them. I'm not changing at this point. My plan is to shorten the rail adapter mount allowing me to substantially move the dot rearward. The length of the mount with (3) mounting locations is overkill. I sort of did something similar on my PCC but for different reasons and a long and uninteresting story. With the mount cut in half, I would expect the c-more glass to be approximately over the trigger. I'm open to other ideas. No doubt I was hunting for the dot on the scorpion with it so far forward.
  12. Exactly. Yes; Evil hand shooter I use a small amount of tape on the left side to anchor my trigger finger outside of the guard, and I added some on the right which is visible.
  13. For those shooting the scorpion with a c-more slide ride + rail mount, I've noticed that optic ends up quite far forward. This seems not ideal for quick acquisition such as in SC. Anyone else notice that the c-more is quite far foward ?
  14. I also think we should be looking broader than just the WSSC and look at it stage by stage and throughout the year. PKs are really a stage level measurement. Agree w/Eugene that many of the shooters current class definition could be ancient history and not 2021 actual class achievements. I continue to suspect if you took the top 5% of the scores of GM, and used those as the basis, PK would in fact drop for all low ready classes.
  15. My guess is anything with low ready start + CO will have reduced Peak times. Gotta keep working harder Jamie and don't forget the lucky rug !
  16. @jt1207 Thank you. Pic appreciated. Shooting buddies tell me to use a rubber mallet to assemble / disassemble frame & upper w/o the shim to achieve tight fit. Just not comfy w/that yet.
  17. Posting this here as perhaps I have the attention of fellow scorpion owners. My question is, should I be able to feel any movement of the upper if I grab the barrel and twist? I can move it a millimeter or so either way. Can't move it up and down or feel any slop pushing it side to side, just twisting Apparently VQ uses spacers under the lug on the lower to assist the barrel and lower fit. If you look at the log on the lower, you will see a small screw holding the lug in place. Remove the screw and you will (should) see the thin spacer(s) in place. To tighten fit I believe you'll want to remove any spacers from underneath the locking lug in the VQ frame. My very lightly used had only a single spacer; I could not get the frame to slide into the upper w/o the shim. I tried light rubber malet, but didn't want to go too hard. Can others check for movement and have any of you dealt with the shim ?
  18. Could someone quantify the weight difference between mamba vs scorpion ? I did not realize it was significant.
  19. The mamba-x has no upper or lower rail; https://volquartsen.com/inventory_configurations/4661 I have one on order but VQ told me 10 months as hard to find the 22/45 frames they said. I am going to buy a scorpion local from a friend. No threaded barrel or comp - special ordered to avoid pin/weld here in CT.
  20. If you are really curious you can do it shooter by shooter by using their uspsa #. Go here for the WSSC results: https://practiscore.com/results/html/d15ba750-b43d-4c0b-9ce3-f8687272d6bc?page=matchCombined Then goto SCSA for their classification ( example: Kunkel ) https://scsa.org/classification/TY108355 While it shows 100% at the summary you can scroll down and calculate it yourself ( i.e. RFRO 68.0 / 51.82 = 131% ) BY THE WAY, what amazed me about Kunkel as I looked across his divisions is that the vast majority of his classification stages were at large & major matches. He can perform under pressure. They were no mom & pop local matches Level 1. Pretty cool stuff.
  21. Try to come up with a cadence for the stage. Some stages have natural doubles, some have a consistent cadence across all plates. Watch and listen to the shooters ahead of you. If your first match, don't even worry about time. Listen to the RO commands, try for good hits and have fun. You will leave frustrated if you are worried about time your first few matches.
  22. I've had them both horizontal and vertical on rimfire and open pistols. I prefer 'normal' vertical, unless the ejection pattern demands that it must be rotated. The whole get the dot lower and closer to the bore in my opinion doesn't have much applicability in steel challenge. I was and continue to be able to switch back / forth without issue in terms of my eyes and dot acquisition.
  23. I use the TK mag holders on a belt especially since I am left handed and the table is usually on the opposite side I prefer;
  24. Congratulations ! Much great advice here on building out your rifle. In addition to 'the machinery' one area to spend some time on is dryfire training. While they make official scaled down steel challenge banners, you can improvise with various targets. Put them on your basement / garage wall and get your first shot sequence down packed. Using a phone dryfire timer I find works great. Practicing builds tremendous confidence and so much of the game is confidence and positive outlook. Shooting the stages over and over and being 100% familiar with your equipment will build confidence and improve scores. Don't get me wrong, I luv new 'stuff' just like everyone !
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