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J_Allen

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  1. 1 hour ago, zzt said:

     

    A friend who I had just introduced to USPSA shooting saw me shooting it and just had to have it.  I said I'd sell him my backup gun, buy he insisted on the main gun.  He was willing to pay a good price for it, plus all my mags and loaded ammo.  So I sold it.  Since I no longer had anything to shoot the backup gun with, I sold it too.

    If your friend is ever thinking about selling the main gun, please let me know. I’d be happy to reunite it with it’s old sibling.

  2. I have that cart with the DAA medium size backpack. It barely fits, so the pro model (which is bigger) would be too large.

     

    Also, if starting over, I probably wouldn’t have gone in that direction. A couple of my friends use the regular Zuca rolling cart (the type used for figure skating, but with modified wheels), and it is a more compact offering. Also can find them relatively cheap on Craigslist.

  3. Frames are a little ugly, but the lenses are fantastic. I think the magic is in the prescription lenses (if you wear glasses). Apparently you can get custom cut lenses to fit other brand frames. I really like the yellow glass - can wear in a dark indoor range or outside in the bright sunlight, making them extremely versatile. A bit on the spendy side, but relative to the overall cost of the sport, and given what they protect, I think they are worth it. It doesn’t hurt that their customer service is outstanding either. So to break it down:

     

    Cons:

    -Cost

    -Some ugly frames

     

    Pros:

    -Great customer service

    -Can have custom cut for other frames

    -Great for a variety of lighting conditions

    -Very clear lenses

    -Able to get prescription lenses

     

    Overall, I recommend.

  4. 20 hours ago, Silverscooby27 said:

    I would argue for 140mm Glock mags because Glocks are more popular in carry optics than production anymore.

    That’s a great point. I was thinking more about expanding into the tactical, or non-competitive market.

  5. 9 hours ago, MemphisMechanic said:

    Why on earth did they put a factory style +2 on the Glock mag? I have never seen anyone run that basepad. 

     

    Agree - keep the Glock mags production length. 

     

    30 minutes ago, IPSCLUVERRR said:

    I see this item as a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist. 

    They are not that expensive, and for 2011 practice I think it’s a great idea. 
    1 - 2011 mags are $$$ and the feed lips can loosen up with dry fire abuse.

    2 - The weight might not be exact, but it’s better than empty mags. If you want to make your mags weight more, then you are making dummy rounds. Let’s say you make up a couple mags worth, now you’ve paid $20 for components.

    3 - I know others will chime in that they are safe with their dummy rounds, but this does help keep Live ammo away from your dry fire.

     

    So it may not be for everyone, but I think that argument is mostly financially based. If they were free then most would agree it’s a great idea. So at what cost do the above benefits out weight the cost. I think DAA has them priced competitively.

  6. If you didn’t adjust your powder funnel, then the flare should be the same. Gotta be just the incremental up and down adjustment of the feeder die.

     

    Love my bullet feeder, but I also am running to problems with the bullets getting stuck in the die itself and not falling through. Can’t figure it out.

  7. Another thing to consider is the average age of the participants, which in the case of USPSA, I believe skews to a bit of an older crowd. This is a higher risk group, and probably not the best time to be congregating. I am not the liberal media by any means, but do work in a health care facility, and this virus is something to be taken seriously. I am super disappointed by losing the shooting season, and I don’t think it will be ending anytime soon. Stay safe everyone.

  8. I have used both. The Speed Beez may be imperceptibly better for stand and shoot since all the moons are teed up at the top of the magnets. But in reality the North Mountain is just as good. As soon as you add movement, the North Mountain blows it out of the water. I had moonclips falling off the Speed Beez magnets with hard running. No problem at all with the North Mountain posts.

  9. 7 minutes ago, IVC said:

    Well, I shot a 100% classifier 18-06 "For That Day" during my regular match on 12/28 and it's sitting there in the system with the "P" flag until the classification program runs this Tuesday, at which point I should be a Master. Quite happy about that...

    Congrats!

  10. This post really got me thinking about this possibly happening in my last classifier - Diamond Cutter (09-02). More details here:  

     

    Did I get a good classification because I used a 8 shot gun in a historical classifier, or have the HHF been updated? This is becoming a very interesting topic, in thinking about when a major paradigm shift happens in a division and how the classifications respond.

  11. On 4/30/2013 at 5:27 AM, alecmc said:

    Shooting this with a revolver sucked, I got all my hits either a or c around low 7 seconds and classifier calc estimated a low C, thought it would of been a lil higher.

     

    Last classifier this summer.

    Revolver:

    Time - 6.19 sec

    Points - 32 (80% - 4 As & 4 Cs)

    HF - 5.17

    59.19%

     

    Alecmc, I know I’m quoting you in an almost 7 year post, but was curious about the switch between 6 shot and 8 shot guns (especially given a contemporary post in the Revolver forum right now regarding the same issue). When you ran this I’m guessing you did it as 6 shot major with a reload, correct? Would the HHF have been updated with the transition to 8 shot guns in the interim?

  12. Well, I didn’t reach C class in Revo this year, but did get close - am currently 39.5% overall, with the next classifier to drop being a 24.4%. So barring a disasterous run (anything below a 28%) I should make it. My last classifier (09-02) was a 59.2% run with the 627 (no reloads were required). I have been dry firing the semi-autos this fall, and was averaging 4x/week for about 3 months leading up to Thanksgiving, but the holiday season has really taken a beating to my free time. I am hopeful to get back into it for 2020, and have been kicking around the idea of making my New Years resolution to be putting in some serious Revo time. Only time will tell, but there is an A class Revo guy at the club I’m looking at going to be shooting matches at next year, so that is motivation to have someone better than me to follow.

     

    Jason

  13. I personally wouldn’t worry about feeling like you cheated the system or anything. Although a 100% run can pull up your classification percentage, if that one score is what is bumping you to M, then you were close anyway. It sounds like you shot the classifier like any other stage, so you approached it the right way, rather than trying to hero or zero the stage. So in my mind enjoy the bump and congrats!

     

    I am in the opposite boat - I started USPSA in Revolver after the transition to the 8 shot minor guns... with a S&W 625. Standing reloads on 8 shot arrays will really hurt your classification scores. So while I am a solid C class shooter (in other words totally pedestrian), I am still stuck in D class Revo because I haven’t run enough classifiers since switching to my S&W 627 (most of last year I shot Limited instead). I would have done it last fall at the last club match I shot, but we ended up doing the Go Fast, Don’t Suck postal match instead, so no classifier.

     

    Jason

  14. On 3/23/2019 at 5:58 PM, Bwillis said:

     

    Also to the above poster about not listening to anyone but Memphis and homie you forgot to mention Rowdy. 

     

     

     

    I know this is an old thread, but I find it kind of funny that there is quite possibly another person in the thread worth listening to...

     

    Hint: he might have the entire forum named after him 😂

  15. On 10/23/2019 at 6:18 PM, Malarky112 said:

    Haha!  I laughed out loud at this, and can't agree more.  Looked thru the website and couldn't find any I would consider wearing.  It is cool to know they'll make lenses for current oakleys.

     

    Agree with the observation, but when was the last time you found a date at the range? Yeah, thought so! 😂

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