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About Cypress

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    Denny Rowe III

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  1. Cypress

    Best Single tip for running a good stage

    Best tip I follow: Get your hits. Slow is smooth, smooth is accurate and faster than you think. As a newer shooter I always rushed stages due to adrenaline and trying to mimic the cadence of better shooters which got me a lot of C's D's and Mikes. Turns out, what I think is "slow" during my stage is much faster than I thought. I ran a stage once as an Unclassified Limited shooter and tried to tie a GM Open shooter's time. I actually beat his time but ended up with a HF of 3.8 to his 9.something. I could hear the laughter from my friends all the way downrange. If I had taken another 1-2 seconds, doubling my alphas and dropping my Mikes, I may have won the stage (in Limited). The bonus of being a newer shooter (for me anyways) is you shouldn't be worrying about your placing, which allows you to "try stuff". If anything, it's entertainment for the rest of us.
  2. Cypress

    Improve trigger speed?

    I once sent off a .11 split during speed steel with a stock Glock 19, but ended up getting second because my transitions were slower. A fast trigger finger is only as good as the recoil management and sight tracking, which I guess would be null with some of the Open guns I've shot. The question echos: could you be accurate with a .16 split? If not, your splits times may not matter.
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    Easy AR trigger job

    +1 We were running drills a month ago and my friend's AR kept randomly double tapping due to some kitchen table gunsmithing (used gun, not his bad). He handed it to me and sure enough, every 3rd, 4th, or 5th shot came out as a pair. Totally unpredictable. It was both scary and funny at the same time.
  4. Cypress

    How's my presentation?

    You appear overly relaxed before your draw...bent backwards almost. It may be advantageous to lean your upper body forwards a bit so you don't have to do it on your draw. Are your feet where they should be?
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    Glock shooting left

    Digging up a necro post, but this may be helpful. My Gen 5 G19 (2nd version with magwell cut out, but properly finished frame) was hitting ~4" left at 15 yards. I drifted the rear sight to rectify the issue, but don't notice it when shooting. When I was cleaning the gun months later I noticed inconsistent wear on the barrel and slide. I inspected a bit closer and saw that the slide had been drilled a little to the left of center, causing the barrel to point left. It's a bummer, but I'm happy with how it shoots. Drifted sight:
  6. I figured he had nothing on me officially. With the way he was treating the shooters in our squad, any verbal reply I would have given him would be a good bit more than "open the rule book and show me where it says I need to be perpendicular, and what the hell an "almost DQ" is."
  7. This 1000% A polite request will be remembered a hell of a lot better than repeating an already repetitive command. When I first shot with a hammer-fired gun in competition, the RO caught me guiding the hammer down gently with my fingers. He politely asked me to show clear again and drop the hammer with the trigger, he then explained that doing so "proves" the clear condition in case a mag was still in the gun, etc. Hearing him re-word a relatively simple command showed me that he truly understood the rules well enough to explain it to the layman. On the other hand, we had an out-of-town RO a few months back that aggressively called people out on everything that wasn't "perfect". I got called on reholstering while not being perfectly squared up with the downrange line. He also told me he "could almost DQ" me for going "170 degrees" during my COF. I gave him a blank stare rather than opening my mouth. Dude just made everyone tense in an already high-energy situation.
  8. Cypress

    CM 99-41

    Me? Speed will come eventually. This is only the 4th classifier I've ever shot.
  9. Cypress

    CM 99-41

    Division - Limited Gun - Shadow 2 Time - 8.15 Points - 58 Hit Factor - 7.1166 Percentage - 62.7339 I started on T4 -> PP1, then reloaded for T1/T2. I went for accuracy on this one instead of speed.
  10. Had this happen to a shooter at yesterday's match. He accidentally triple-tapped a target in Virgina count. The holes showed 2A, 1C. The RO explained that the shooter would have done himself a favor by missing one of the shots, but the Open gun probably ensured all three landed on cardboard. The target was scored as 2A, 1 extra hit, and the shooter was given a procedural after the Range Clear.
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    First 1911 or 2011

    Man, I'd still caution you from fingering the trigger while manipulating the slide. Bad habit to train into your muscles. But that's just me.
  12. Cypress

    First 1911 or 2011

    Maybe I misunderstood what the OP was trying to accomplish. I read it as manually racking the slide, not using a final shot. I can't picture why anyone would need to manually rack a slide on an empty mag (during a match), aside from when the slide doesn't lock back on empty. If the shooter is about to dump the empty mag and reload, a finger in the trigger guard is grounds for a DQ. But again, maybe I'm reading into it incorrectly.