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  1. I don’t find minor power factor to be too bad with the wood. Though I admit full power magnum loads deserve some tires.
  2. Some much more experienced folks will be along shortly, but here is my 2 cents: Trigger: you can do it yourself (there are a couple good videos on YouTube), but to ensure reliable function with all the primers you noted, I would probably send it out to someone that knows what they are doing. Moon clip holders: Personal preference with North mountain (posts), Speed-E-Rack/DAA (magnetic), or James Austin server (spring loaded), amongst others. Holster for lefty: Unfortunately as a righty, I’m not much help here. Extended thumb release: TK customs o
  3. Ha, I was just joking anyway. I’ve always wanted a 610 as well (because... well, just because!). But it can’t stop you from an 8 shooter.... unless you get them both, of course!
  4. Nooooo! You were so close to converting to the dark side! On the other hand, I guess you could always load it with hot rod 10mm major loads to really make a splash.
  5. Yep, I was thinking of a different one - didn’t even know this one existed.
  6. Bladetech will be a little faster with the front cut out, and the Comp-Tac is more “Production legal”. I think the Comp-Tac would be a good solid choice to start, and then you could always transition to a race holster later. That way you have a nice holster for your son to use as he gets used to drawing the gun out slow and steady.
  7. Absolutely can use it. Also worth mentioning is that since you are just shooting for fun anyway, power factor shouldn’t really matter. You could always run 44 special in minor rather than major.
  8. I’m already in for area 3 - unfortunately I’m a nobody.
  9. Somehow the font seemed to change on my last post mid way down, and I have no idea why (typing on my phone). No emphasis was implied.
  10. I feel like this thread has the potential to derail quickly. However, here are my honest thoughts: 1. I like revolvers, but not at the expense of semis. The two aren’t mutually exclusive. 2. When I first started shooting I found the double action pull of the revolver was more accurate for me (it helped me stabilize myself), rather than jerking the trigger. Now that I have a little more experience this isn’t necessarily the case, but it was when I started and probably influenced me. 3. I grew up playing “cops”, and the cap guns were all styled after double ac
  11. I actually kinda liked the strategy of managing a long field course with only 6 shots. Very unorthodox approach compared to everyone else (and that was part of the fun). For me, I just want a couple of others to compete against that have to deal with the same constraints, so I can see how I stack up. In almost all cases they are going to beat me, but at least I can see where I am falling short (looking at points vs speed).
  12. Alright, so now I feel obligated to pad the statistics mentioned above, and am officially the first revolver shooter registered for area 3. I know I am no competition for the rest of you, but I’ll give it a shot if anyone else wants to join in the fun. I promise you I’ll no longer be D class by August (aiming for B). If nothing else, you are now one step closer towards being recognized.
  13. Just found this thread and am inspired. Really impressive work, it would have been entertaining to see it unfold in real time.
  14. I think these last two posts might hold the answer to more participation - getting the word out to others already in the game that have the equipment, but for some reason have drifted into another division (rather than trying to recruit new shooters). I would definitely sign up for revolver if I knew there was more competition, but it is hard being one of the first, not knowing if anyone else will sign up or not.
  15. I think you would want to keep extended cylinder releases in moons and open divisions, but maybe keep the speedloader division more stock. Note that I am just wishlisting here, and am specifically not advocating for further dividing up the revolver division. While I would personally like it, I don’t honestly believe it would increase participation.
  16. I started two years ago in USPSA, specifically shooting revolver. I definitely don’t have the experience that others (pretty much everybody) have on this forum. I started shooting a 44 magnum I had, using speed loaders and 44 Russian hand loads. Within that first year I picked up a 625. Why I didn’t go 8 shot you ask? Well, I did know about this forum, but only just barely, and there were no other local revolver shooters to help me out. So that got me through the first year, but I was always the only revolver shooter at my local club. I tried to convince one other guy to shoot his
  17. Well, if he puts money into his current gun to make it better and more practical for him and keeps using it, then I would agree that it is money well spent. However, if he is putting money into his current gun just to be able to play the game, and that money could go towards a separate gun, then I would consider it a waste. This is exactly what I did, and regret it. The cost of specialty 44 moon clips and getting a cylinder cut would really add up fast, compared to say a 625 and stamped clips. Wouldn’t exactly need TK moonclips for 45 acp. And then if USPSA is the game,
  18. Run the 329 as you have it until you have saved up for a proper competition rig (depending on what you end up in - IDPA, USPSA, ICORE). My advice is not to sink any money into your current gun though. You’re going to end up getting a new gun anyway, so don’t waste the money on getting the cylinder cut, etc. Trust me, I speak from personal experience.
  19. I know I’m really late to the party here. For USPSA I chose a 627 and with 38 short colt. A 929 would be essentially interchangeable (just get the right moon clips). I haven’t done steel challenge, but have heard a TRR8/R8 could be better due to no double “taps” and faster transitions. However, the TRR8 and R8 are not interchangeable. Aside from the fixed vs removable rail, it is important to note the barrel rifling it different. TRR8 = land & groove (lead is ok) R8 = EDM (lead is a no go?)
  20. Funny, I was thinking the same thing the other day. I ran a Glock in production for the second half of this last year, and am trying to transition to a 2011 platform for limited next year. For some reason I think I like the Glock better. It could just be familiarity with the platform, or maybe I am adverse to thumb safeties.
  21. Dawson red for me as well. A couple of the above responses do have me curious to try some different colors though. I have defaulted to red, as that’s just what I have always used. Maybe it’s time to branch out a bit.
  22. I had to drill a hole in my Nerd pistol coffin to match the blade tech pattern (it was originally on invictus hanger). Now it works great with the boss, and the inner kydex rests on the boss hanger where it extends out a bit mid way down (this was an original attachment point for the invictus hanger), which adds a little more passive support. Ultimately, I ended up cutting off the top of the kydex where it protects the rear sight (using for uspsa rather than 3 gun). After all the modifications I really am digging this combo, but am left wondering if I should have just gotten a cheaper holster
  23. I just started loading 38 short colt - used 38/357 sizing die, and 9mm for everything else. I personally like the Mr. Bullletfeeder expander over the Dillon for your powder die in the 650. Bayou 160 gr RN and Titegroup so far. Having a chronograph is invaluable for working up loads because you’ll be outside SAAMI specs, even for minor power factor. Agree TK moonclips are good, but I have found them very stiff. Another option is Revolver Supply (which has different sizes). One thing to note is that rimmed cartridges will differ in groove diameter, so you need to match up your mooncl
  24. Ha ha! You got me there. The denominator isn’t exactly that large!
  25. I respectively disagree. If optic sight revolver was it’s own division, then more people would shoot revolver. I’m not claiming it’s the next PCC or anything, but people would play for sure. Maybe it’s the same people that are shooting OSR in steel challenge, or others shooting in ICORE (i.e. already hard core revolver shooters). But if it was a division, then there would be a place for those guns to run (more practically speaking than in open division). There would be past revolver shooters that may have migrated to other divisions, or perhaps a newer shooter with a TRR8/R8. Regardless, I bet
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