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  1. Money. I would love to shoot revolver. I would love to do it even more if there were modern break top guns, mainly because I think they are cool. But sadly buying the stuff is not practical right now. I dig weapons manipulation, so the reloading complaint wouldn't bother me. If I ever acquire something, I'll probably keep it to IDPA though. USPSA for racing, IDPA for messing around with other guns.
  2. I think a more comparable situation would be: After a stage is shot and the commands of ICHDH are given and the competitor goes to holster but..... doesn't have the holster anymore? Since flagging is more equivalent to holstering. Right? Or maybe I lost the train of this thread.
  3. I'll second not doing the finger on the front of the trigger guard. That's how I started shooting, and my weak hand jumped all over. After changing up my grip I was able to track the gun much better. I think my index finger now sits under the trigger guard, and my weak hand fingers are mostly squeezing on my strong hand.
  4. I think this would be a great read. It's like bragging about griefing noobs in an mmorpg. Doesn't make you seem cool, but it's hilarious.
  5. Watching some videos of the past 3 A3 matches, looks to me like it would be *the* match to go to. I dig the non-standard props/obstacles.
  6. I think I read somewhere on here that folks prefer 3gn and other 3 gun rule sets because the USPSA multigun rules made things move too slow because they were overly safe (very rough paraphrase from my faulty memory). Since USPSA seems to have been doing a fair bit of revamping and revitalizing in recent years (from what I've heard) it would be interesting if they tried to expand on the multigun stuff. This would be quite interesting, I've thought of it a bit myself - converting my USPSA scores to IDPS's time+ at some point, somehow. I tend to smoke my club at USPSA, but do mediocre with IDPA (not a lot of heat at my club), so it would be curious to see.
  7. Hit factor is what drew me to USPSA. I despise time+. A rifle-centric game with hit factor certainly would be interesting. Maybe I need to dust off those USPSA multigun rules and refresh myself.
  8. That is very nicely done. Much nicer than the janky kydex holsters I've made for my guns.
  9. I feel the same way about wanting more physicality. I actually set up the matches at my club, but sadly I know most of my clientele are old, so I don't feel I can do too much that's crazy. My dream would be integrating some ninja warrior-type obstacles in a match. And while 3gun seems to be a possible outlet for this, the multiple guns and other junk make it too ridiculous for me. I don't get the "drag racing" feeling in 3 gun that I do in USPSA.
  10. I have the 503c right now with the 65moa ring, which I like. I feel it gives me a quick "good enough" for close stuff, but the 2moa dot is nice for more precise stuff. I was thinking of getting one of the 507s for a CO gun, but the 32 ring seems like it would be small enough that I could see myself ignoring the 2moa bit and just looking at a big honkin' red dot. So to me the view would feel too cluttered. Which is why I will probably switch to a 5moa SRO when I decide to upgrade optics. But for close hoser type stuff, I could see it speeding you up. No trying to see the dot at all - it will just be a big red blob.
  11. I've never liked the sticking something in the breech thing. Hate how it feels. If you just want to yank the trigger, I strongly recommend one of those Glock E-Trainer things. Gives a full range of pull, just no break. I love it for practicing anything besides a draw and click. And it's fairly cheap at 20-30ish.
  12. I'm not looking at any rules (dumb move, I know), but if the gun fall over prior to the start signal, and doesn't sweep anyone, wouldn't that just be the whole "not in correct starting position" and you just have to fix it and go again?
  13. When clubs do this, do they charge full match fee for each entry? I was considering doing some of this at my club as a way to play with a couple other divisions, and wasn't sure how it's normally handled.
  14. I wanted to get into Open super bad, so I built up my G22 using Carver/SJC parts. Even with this super sub-optimal setup, it is still a riot to shoot. Most fun I've had shooting in my life. Gun included, it cost me about half the STI price you quoted. I'm now in the position where I need to decide if I want to double-down on the Glock and switch over to 9major with it, or if I should switch to a 2011 platform. I'm totally with you that the price is a tough pill to swallow. Sadly in my neck of the woods I don't have any 2011 Open folks to borrow a gun from, so I can't really compare the two platforms. I do know that even shooting 40, the bugger likes to rattle itself apart. I rattled off the nut on my Carver optic mount, and the trigger pin won't stay in with the blue locktite - I have to tighten it down every match. Even rattled the safety lever deal on my zev trigger out at my state match this year. If you have someone to borrow a 2011 from, I'd say do that and see if you think the cost is worth it to you.
  15. I did the same: open glock in .40, yet even though it is a terrible choice according to everyone, it is the most fun I've had. Seems like if you enjoy CO, then you'd enjoy Open to the Nth degree.
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