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    Shooting, and killing dinosaurs with turbine engines... and the combination of the two.
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    Drew Kampa

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  1. Chrono + strelock and proper data input + confirming your dope. Looking into MPBR zero's, then learn your drops at distance. No two rifles are the same, different ammo, etc. It should be specific to you and your equipment. For example, I have a 150yard zero with the ammo that I am using, this at standard day atmospheric conditions give me the best numbers for my reticle, and I will adjust as needed for different Wx conditions. If I have to confirm or change this, or Wx conditions change this zero significantly (they can), I will make note of this in my strelok, and confirm. In all reality, unless you are shooting tiny targets... 200-250 shouldn't require much of a hold, at all, unless your zero is all off. Rules of thumb for 50/200 and 25/300 yard zero's, so on and so forth... really are just rough estimates, and stem from standard equipment and ammunition via mil and amount to a hasty ballpark zero. Once you have a good zero specific to your equitmnet, and you know your holds for various distances, plug it in with current Wx parameters so strelok can give you an accurate hold estimation. At this point its all about a good trigger pull and building your best position to make accurate shots at distance. Look into techniques like reverse kneeling, how to brace off various barricades, and fighting the urge to rush a shot to get 1st round good hits with acceptable sight pictures. Long range can be a bit of a monster to tackle, there are a lot of factors at play. Work on them one at a time until it all comes together. It starts with a good zero for you + your equipment and knowing your data, then shooter performance.
  2. I would say its worth it. The RMR/SRO will be far more durable than anything else currently offered except maybe the new Ti holosun offerings. I took a while to make up my mind as well as I am just switching to open. I decided that spending a bit more now to not have a dot die on me when I need it, is well well worth it.
  3. Its pretty hard to beat the Hawkeye Ordinance atgeir for the price if you are looking for a great gun, but don't want to spend top tier prices Marginally more expensive than a standard M2, a bit more than a done up m3k or franchi and ready to go out of the box. I absolutely love my Roth XB3G Breda, and their service has really been amazing, and if you can spend that kind of money for a tacops gun, that's my highest recommendation. I have switched to open predominantly... so if you are looking for an open shotgun; DC Precision can make you a wicked box fed blaster.
  4. I generally don't like chest rigs, but have had to use them at times for high round count jungle runs. The Kings are amazing, but for the price, I would definitely be looking at the new Taccom system as well. I wouldn't go with anything else at this point. They are amazing systems that don't take up much lateral realestate, offer fantastic retention, and smooth draw. hayes has a great chest rig belt system I switched to open tho... so boxfedlife
  5. ball bridges yes, single leg, double leg, lots of bridges haha, as well as leg raises. I just hit 1 year post op, it could take up to a year and a half -2 years for full recovery, so I am still within the window... have not tried hip hikers, googled it. I’ll toss it in the routine.
  6. So I used to be in phenomenal shape (19min 5k, deadlift 3x body weight, 22-24pull ups, yay Marine Corps, etc) I tore off a bunch of important core muscles from my pelvis.. gained weight, and can’t work out like I used to... Does anyone have any low impact mobility exercises for hips, groin, leg extension they can send me? Physical therapy really let me down, and everything I seem to do just aggravates it. weird positions give me trouble, if I have a 3gun stage that require me to run bay to bay will put me in a limp. Put me in a reverse kneel rifle position and I’ll cramp up. I NEED to fix this. dropping the weight off is just the grind of meal plans and dieting... we’d something physical to help tho! thanks! edit; I do a bunch of yoga poses and different bridge exercises daily.. I’m needing something a bit more dynamic
  7. If you didn’t like the warcomp because it pushed your muzzle down; you will LOATHE the dragon. I took it off of my rifle in a week when I got one. Sounds like you don’t need to mount a can, I’d look into the Precision Armament AFAB or EFAB. It’s not nearly as concussive as a 2/3 port break, but very effective. I used an afab for a while in competition, very stable muzzle device.
  8. big fan of the Gallant 135gr 9mm bullets.
  9. I cannot speak highly enough of my Hyperion, and I've also let a good amount of high level shooters shoot it at this point who feel the same way. It is about as perfect as it gets for a 9 minor limited gun. The cycling rate, return to zero, size, weight, serrations, essentially everything lend it to being the best gun on the block for limited minor and 3 gun. I've put about 1500 rounds through it in the past two weeks, its been flawless. I cant wait to develop a load for it, shot some 147 minor hand loads through it, it felt like shooting my old Nemesis with minor 40 loads, and that gun was nearly twice the weight. I would go back and buy it again in a heart beat... I'd just order it as soon as it was released instead of waiting a few weeks.
  10. I like the balance and feel of the cole components stock... but ive had the buffer tube come loose (properly torqued), and unless I red Loctite the surface area of the clamp onto the buffer tube, it will slowly slide in throughout a match. I solved that with the Loctite, but that's not ideal. I ordered an XLR, it looks to solve both those issues for me, while maintaining a similar design and look... plus it just feels a little better.
  11. This is all an "It depends" or personal preference answer. For my limited set up (dot), I had a much higher riser than most, so a 50/200 was anything but. I still zero'd at 50, and just new my dopes out to 500 with whatever round I was using. For my tacops setup now, I zero it for 77gr at 200, because it makes sense for my BDC. I then confirm 55gr ammo off that zero so I know if it is hitting true to zero, but my BDC will then be different. Get a ballistic app, (I use strelok pro), figure out what FPS your ammo is running at (buy or borrow a chrono) that you will be shooting and play with your zero numbers in the app until you find something that works for you and your equipment. Zero it at that then confirm it and see if you like it.
  12. dkamps

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    Update; Starting tasks and trainers to help with mental management. Memory exercises etc. Talladega Noveske was my first real match this year... bombed one stage dropping me down to 34th. It was good to see what it was like, pretty excited for VIR this weekend. Shot 2-Gun at Safariland. Training has been paying off; last year I shot a 71%.. This year 89.6%... 0.4% away from a UML Pro qualification. I eneded up rushing some pistol killing time missing steel.. but my biggest hurdle was stage plan execution.. passing up and FTE'ing some steel. that one mistake took me from a solid 3rd and let Rob Leatham ahead of me. I'm still happy with my performance... especially against the talent pool that was competing this year. VIR is next for me this weekend. UML Multigun championship in May as well as the USSL Grand Championship at the same time. Things I am working on until then; Attack targets and precision targets for all 3 guns, movement, gun transitions, and most of all MENTAL MANAGEMENT!
  13. UTM and SIM rounds.. 3v3 or 5v5... now THAT would be a fun new sport, and it would still be just a game, albeit with the greatest level of tacticoolness. UTM rounds definitely make you NOT want to get hit lol.
  14. not offbase at all, I was thinking similar times; 1.5 draw and first shot +.25, 1.5 +.25, 1.5+.25 = 5.25 sec is what I would strive for at 7 yards and a duty gun with level 2 holster. add .1 for level 3 retention. This is a reasonable 1.5 draw to A zone shot, reasonable reload time for an open top mag pouch with transition included, and reasonable splits. Not saying this is where everyone should be, just what I personally would strive to do cold. Might go out and try this actually, not a bad drill at all. Add some movement and windows and it would be a perfect port to port reload drill.
  15. I would prioritize setting up the ELS Belt you ordered. I can use my single belt for every discipline I want to shoot now, its awesome. There are a bunch of great caddies out there now; taccom, invictus, safariland, DAA, etc... I have used (older) taccom, invictus, and safariland and prefer the safailand caddies for my birdshot, and the invictus if I need to load any slugs. This is because the safariland are adjusted for length of shells and I have found that slugs are normally just a little longer than birdshot. The safariland caddies definitely hold shells the most secure of any caddie ive tried yet, but only as long as they are adjusted properly. This is not a concern for the invictus or taccom caddies, so I have 2 quadload invictus caddie on a els forks if I need those extra slugs on a stage. If you have kydex stuff already, modify them for els forks if they don't fit and run it. The beauty of 3 gun is, gear only matters so much, and modifying existing gear is about as functional as dedicated platforms for most things. Administrative keys for success before your first match; Know where your slugs hit. Know your dope so you get 1st shot hits on distance targets. Have a gameplan that is efficient for you for gun transitions, this can save up to 2 seconds per gun per stage.
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