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    Cz clones (mainly Tristarmake weight for IDPA

    It would seem that IDPA has just the right weight selected to keep a lot of otherwise good guns out. Another 2-3oz would open the door to many other guns that would then be legal.
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    Sig P320 X5 and IDPA

    Sig is probably funneling some money into IDPA somehow. Of course, this is going to open the door to "what about.....".
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    Horror stories of guns cracking

    38 or 45 magazines won't fit in small frames.
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    Picked up my third Limited today

    Man, there's entirely too much "showin' off" in this thread. Nice guns though.
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    Might be a convert...

    You simply explain that it's somebody's birthday somewhere.....
  6. When I shot in a winter trap league, we used to leave the boxes of shotgun shells on the dashboard of the car in the sun to keep them warm and grab them when it was time to shoot. Was only 2 boxes so it wasn't a big deal. People who left their stuff out in the cold waiting (couple hours sometimes) always seemed to have the occasional squib or noticeably weak shell. Now, everybody reloaded at the time and it could have been just a short powder charge, but we still tried to keep the shells warm to a point. I guess what I'm saying is don't shoot cold rounds over the chrono unless you just want to see what happens, and I sure wouldn't be giving any cold rounds to be tested before a match.
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    My Honda Accord

    7500 mi a year? Man, you should let her out more.
  8. You don't have any ejection issues? Between the thumb rest and the optic mount, it looks a little tight.
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    Triji RMR RM07 Verified Dot Size?

    How good are your eyes? If you have a bit of astigmatism, the dots on the RDS will appear a bit fuzzy and larger. To me, the dots appear a bit fuzzy. I was told a few years back that I have a bit of astigmatism (not enough to be corrected at the time).
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    Bull barrels

    I think this is as true now as it was back then. I thought the position on the add on magwell vs. integral part of the grip thing - part was interesting. To me, "bull" just meant thick walled. Coned was, well, coned. As far as trying to thwart any forward weight shift bias, I would think they'd be similar but guess not. It's funny how the "simple" games always seem to have the most complicated rules in the name of being "simple".
  11. Calling the thing the "street sweeper" probably didn't do it any favors. I think it was one of the new no-no's in the 94 AWB, but a lot of things got swept up in that fiasco. I had a Ruger P89 then (only gun) and I remember buying USA "hi cap" magazines a few days after the ban. Didn't work - at all. You could actually see the feed lips were not even parallel. Didn't matter. You could fix it later. What mattered was it was "pre ban". Magazine manufacturers must have had the machines turned up to 125% just to crank them out as fast as they could. Back then, the big question to the ATF was why was a magazine made on Sept 12 1994 ok and one built Sept 13 1994 was the creation of the devil himself. Of course, there was no answer.
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    New Atlas Open 2011

    I thought it was just my monitor. I read the part about the blue looking good on the gun and I'm saying to myself "what blue"?
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    2011 Fitted vs. Drop-In parts

    Many times the degree of what must be hand fit depends on the number of other parts that were hand fit. Drop in this most likely is compatible with drop in that, but if that has been extensively modified or hand fit, this will most likely require some modification or fitting itself. I bought a last ditch Para when they were clearing them out a couple years ago. The trigger was just plain bad. By the time I cleaned up the trigger a bit, the grip safety wouldn't work. The original trigger had so much creep in it somebody at Para (or Remington) had filed the grip safety ear down to a nub to get the whole thing to work. Now that there wasn't the creep and the sear released sooner, there wasn't enough length on the grip ear to block the bow. Whole thing was a mess but it shows how individual pieces don't function in a vacuum.
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    Why no more Para Ordnance Open guns?

    There were rumors of Remington bringing back the Para frames - were some that that was why they bought them in the first place. I bought one of the last ditch Para Expert 1911's when Para was dumping them and it was.....bad....no other word for it. I hope Remington QC makes an effort to push the Para legacy back up to where it used to be.
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    New Dillon 550C owner

    I load on a Pro 1000. Yes, it's one of those things where if everything is working right, it's ok. When things start to go sideways, it's best to just walk away for a bit.
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    Is a draw and one shot drill helpful for competition

    There has to be a purpose to the drill. Are you practicing seeing the front sight? Initial grip? Draw? As long as you're working on something the practice is ok. When I shot a lot of trap, I'd see people shoot a whole box on a station as "practice". I need to practice the straight aways, or hard left's or hard rights. Strangely enough, by shell #17 or so, they'd start hitting them with authority and they'll think their "practice" was paying off. What they were actually doing was just developing a rhythm at that one station. Unfortunately, they weren't practicing what happens in a round of trap. Once they moved to another station their rhythm got thrown off and they were back to where they started. Point is, if you practice draw, 1 shot, holster. draw, 1 shot, holster, you're training yourself to draw and fire only 1 shot - which is not what you do during a match.
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    CBC Brass

    Reading this thread has given me a better idea of why bunch of reloads I had with Aguila brass wouldn't shoot in anything but the Glock 19 I have. I knew the case was "bigger" than it should be at the base of the bullet but I couldn't figure out why. I thought the press was buggering it up. The thicker case walls (if the did have it) would explain it.
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    Muffin top issues part II

    Are the other cases the same color? Or are all 16 out of the 60 look like this? Like mentioned above, it looks like you're mixing steel with brass cases during reloading. The steel cases are not turning out while the brass cases (the other 44) are turning out correct.
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    Shooting too fast

    There's a point where it's better to take the extra half second to get a sight picture. Most people start out just not wanting to mess up (let's be honest, it's embarrassing to mess up with a gun in front of everybody) so they go slow. They get a little more comfortable and try to speed up, end up missing and the effort to speed up ends up costing more time. That's the "slow down to go faster" comes from. If it takes a half second to swing over to another target, pull the trigger when the front of the gun is "in the area", expect the sound of a hit (as you're moving over to the next target - remember - you're "going fast") only to have it register that there was no hit. Now you have to stop and move back over, take more time, etc. Could have all been avoided if you would have taken that extra half second to see the sights to get a good hit. Half second - miss (plus the time to move back, shoot again, etc) or half second plus a half second to see the sights (slowing down) means you go faster.
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    Club bans FMJ in SC Matches

    I think everybody there has felt a little "bite" from the splatter but nobody that I've seen has actually had anything imbed itself or cause a visit to a doctor where I shoot. The thing that I see is a bunch of the older shooters wearing their regular everyday glasses during the shoot. Polycarbonate, yes. Side shields, no.
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    Ruger Hires Doug Koenig

    More than likely a good business move on both their parts. Lends Ruger a bit of credibility, and there's probably a check with a few extra zeros on it for Koenig. Not only is it instant exposure for Ruger in an area they've hot had much, but it will give them a chance to test the market waters on some "higher" standard guns. S&W has had good success with their "Performance Center" moniker (even if it isn't what it was in the past). I have no doubt there will be a Ruger "specialty" shop opening up, under the tutelage of Koenig of course. Or S&W just torqued him off and he walked. Either way.
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    Beaver Tails

    Holy cow...the "mad scientist" tag line certainly fits. I don't think I've ever seen so many holes cut in a frame. Does the 75 quack when you shoot it?
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    TP9SFX: disregard price

    Sometimes the question comes down to "would it be OK if it were to cost more". I don't see value as "ok for the money" but more of a question of "would I pay more". If the Walther cost the same as the Canik, would you chose the Walther or the Canik? Then you factor in parts availability, accessories, absolute feel (after all how much can actually be done to the trigger, etc). If you'd buy the Canik at the same price as the Walther, then it becomes a good value at it's current pricing.
  24. I was king of kicking around the idea of getting one of these pistols. How is the parts support and availability? I hate buying a pistol only to find out only the importer has any parts, and they don't do this or that....I don't think I'd be happy if EAA was the only people I could deal with for parts for the Tanfoglios.
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    Newbie Questions

    I clean my brass, store in those plastic shoebox type boxes from Walmart. I hit the cases with one-shot lube before loading. Spray some in the box, stir around, spray some more, stir around. I know everybody says you don't need to lube pistol cases with carbide dies but I think the press just runs smoother with a little lube on them.
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