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  1. UpYoursPal

    Thumb rest

    Elementary question, but how do you actually use a thumbrest? Is it just a way to confirm your support hand grip? Are you supposed to torque down on it?
  2. Reading this thread gave me a few chuckles and reminded me of the stage that I quit on earlier this year. Might as well bring this thread back from the grave for one last post. Back in March, I was getting set to deploy to a certain hot, dry country for a few months. I wanted to get a match in the weekend before I left, but most of my stuff was packed up and put away in storage. I probably could've cobbled together a belt for limited minor with my glock or something, but then I remembered that I had a certain gun that I really, really wanted to try out in a gimmick match: The S&W 500 Have you seen this video? Take a look if you haven't yet. I wanted to shoot a match like that guy. I had a .500 with a 4" barrel, some reloads, an N-frame holster that SOMEHOW I could modify to hold the 500 seucrely, and a big pouch to carry my speedloaders. Did I mention that I got 500 S&W speedloaders? Because I sure did! I also had brewed up some nice, reduced-recoil handloads that wouldn't beat up my hands on every shot. Fun, right? It actually worked pretty well for about 3 stages! Of course, my times were incredibly slow, but it made a TON of noise and everyone thought it was a hoot. Unfortunately, on the last stage of the four stage match, I started getting strange FTFs. I think the primers might have been too high, because the trigger wouldn't fully go back and the cylinder wouldn't rotate when I pulled the trigger. The last stage was a 30 round COF, and after I had dumped about 3 cylinders-worth of ammo trying to fix the problem, I just looked at the RO, said "Yeah, I'm done" and did ULSC. Would I do it again? Of course! Nothing is more fun than making a TON of noise and putting huge holes in targets. Less fun is having your huge revolver jam.
  3. Holy crap dude. You've got some big hands!
  4. I’ve had this thing for a month now and shot about four matches with it. Smooth, absolutely rock-solid, and works marvelously with my PT grip open gun. The retention system is incredibly easy and intuitive!
  5. Really tempted to throw in on one of these. Been hearing so many good things about it that it's almost too-tempting not to buy it! A few questions though: 1) I didn't see anything on PT's site about a deposit for the gun. Do they require one? 2) Does signing up for the waiting list obligate you to buying one? 3) Lastly, best mags for them? MBX or something else? Thanks all. Really glad to hear that this platform is taking off.
  6. I've got 1k rounds on order for my 2011. I'll let you know how it goes.
  7. Wait......what's a recoil spring?!
  8. Springs are cheap enough that you can just buy a new set and be good for a year.
  9. I commend you for taking your wheelgun to the area match. That's definitely rough - some of the higher round count stages must've been brutal. While I'm not brave enough to shoot a level III with a revo, I will be doing my first LII this year in both open AND revo. Because...why not?
  10. UpYoursPal

    38sc /9mm

    It's possible. In a pinch, I sometimes shoot factory 9mm out of my 38S gun for steel challenge or if I just don't feel like reloading that week. Is it good for the gun? I'm not sure. But it can be done.
  11. Those accuracy results are pretty damn impressive
  12. Just put in my order for the MRH with thigh pad. Really excited to try it!
  13. The Ghost Ultimate holster for revolvers works very well, and can be adjusted to work with multiple revolver types. I can use it for my N-frame 327, and with a simple screwdriver adjust it to work with my S&W 500! It's pretty great.
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