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  1. Ok. Were they visible from other than the port even if not the best plan? do you have a link to the match book?
  2. So my question for the OP would be: could you shoot those targets from a different position? Or were they only available from that one spot?
  3. I'll jump in on this one as I think gamers are not cheaters and cheaters are just that, cheaters. Gamers "game" the rules but work within then as the edges, trying to eek out every advantage but stay legal. Truth. Remember folks, USPSA happens to be a Game.
  4. This is what I was thinking about since the whole person is not completely outside the shooting area. I thought it ended up saying if one foot is out, it is 1 procedural but both feet out is procedural per shot. And there is wording to the effect of “gained advantage” Yes, I agree both feet are touching. But the competitor is not “completely out” because of the contact with the ground by knees. Without seeing the stage, there would seem to be no gained advantage due to the fall.
  5. I’d have probably only given you 1 since your fall and the time it likely took to steady yourself and get the shots from your knees would have made a pretty good time add on. But, I wasn’t there. So....
  6. I’m running an aluminum topped LimCat V2 on my steel grip Atlas but I have a brass top V2 on my plastic grip STI. They actually feel pretty close in the hand and under live fire.
  7. Well said. Not really a big deal most of the time.
  8. No shooting side walls is true for at least one club match in GA. However, we design stages by using structure so that range wall shots are not generally going to happen. Or write it in the stage brief: ie, “these targets must be shot from this shooting area only”
  9. Thisbis exactly what I was thinking when I read the post about GMs thinking the dot was slower. when I switched from irons to dot it took me a bit to get used to it. If one was to just pick up a dot and try it out for a few practice sessions, I’d argue it would not be as fast as what the shooter was used to.
  10. If you had one CO gun with backup Irons that you started the match with, I would say you could continue without any approval from anyone. There is no prohibition of backup irons in CO. It is the “same firearm and type of sights” for the whole match whether you use irons or the dot. Now, if you had a slide with only irons and put that on your CO gun to finish, I would say you’d need approval and would probably get denied as there is no optic (working or not). However, in my opinion and generally speaking, you’d be at a significant disadvantage shooting irons against a field of dots.
  11. It does seem reasonable in SS with .40.
  12. Thanks for bringing it up. I think it’s an interesting question. I’ve always thought the minor/major conversation had interesting points with regard to advantages/disadvantages. Never really thought about it in SS but in LTD, since that is what I shoot. I own a couple of 2011s in .40 but I also own a few CZ Shadows for Production and CO. I’ve wondered how I’d fare shooting my production CZ with my CO mags in LTD minor. I have shot a few LTD classifiers w my production gun. In those instances, and on other short courses or standards, I don’t know that there is much of an advantage in shooting minor.
  13. SIR YES SIR! ok, I’ll admit that was a bit snide. I agree with 5.1.7 that a competitor can’t swap guns if the first isn’t broken. If by loading to 10 as in the OP because he went minor, I don’t agree with: “Third if they only went minor, they continue to shoot in the same condition that they fired the first shot.” The above seems like a hybrid ruling. As as long as it is legal in the division, there is technically no competitive advantage. Minor follows minor rules, Major follows major rules for whatever division is applicable.
  14. Is this in the rules? Can you point me to the rule that says so? I’m assuming you mean “magazine capacity” according to the division rules.
  15. I’d argue there is no competitive advantage switching from Major to Minor even with the higher capacity. If there was a competitive advantage the majority of the winners would shoot minor. In LTD, there is no sub division due to PF for match standings. According to our rules, minor PF (with its lower recoil but higher capacity due to fitting more rounds in the same 140mm mag) competes equally against MajPF.
  16. Very good question. On a similar note, if you registered for LTD Maj and started shooting a .40 but chrono’d minor, could you switch to a 9mm (same platform) and thus have higher capacity in the same 140mm mags?
  17. I’d say key word is ‘permanently’
  18. I’d say try it with 9 and as soon as you like it, but a .40. One of the major (pun) differences is speed. When shooting major PF (40 is minimum caliber for major scoring in LTD) one can afford to give up a coupe of C’s here and there in order to really push speed. Minor PF/scoring is much less forgiving with regards to accuracy because the point values are crippled. But as as a previous poster said, if you hit all Alphas and quickly, nothing changes. Alpha=5 pts either way.
  19. I’d venture a guess that it only matters that you “live” in the US. Then again, if I was a paid Canadian member and shot a lot of matches in the US, I’d want a say in the vote as well. Hmmmm
  20. Ahem, TALLER (cough) front sight
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