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    Looks for Range
  • Birthday 12/01/1953

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    Perdido, Alabama
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    shooting, reloading, college football, boating
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    Wendell Stephens

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  1. Welcome! I'm from your area myself - see the username.
  2. Baldwin

    First CZ

    I would most likely shoot USPSA.
  3. Probably a nice gun, but for slightly more than $2500 you can probably get an Alchemy Prime or maybe even a Les Baer.
  4. Thanks for your comments.
  5. Baldwin

    First CZ

    I'm ready to purchase my first CZ. It will be a range gun. I hope to do some competitive shooting down the road. I had about decided to get a cajunized SP 01 from CGW. Now I'm thinking I ought to go ahead and get a Shadow 2. Would that be the right move?
  6. Baldwin

    CZ Trigger

    Thanks guys.
  7. Baldwin

    CZ Trigger

    Great info! This is what I was looking for. Many thanks.
  8. Baldwin

    CZ Trigger

    I live in a rural area and the few gun stores in my area do not carry CZs and none of the guys I shoot with have a CZ. I'm wanting to get a SP 01 Tactical or maybe even a Shadow 2. I have no qualms with buying a gun online sight unseen but I'm curious about what to expect with the trigger on a CZ. I have a Glock, two P series Sigs and a Dan Wesson 1911. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how the trigger on a SP 01 Tactical, out of the box, would compare to the trigger on say a P226? I was thinking specifically about the crispness and the reach. I have smallish hands and have installed thinner grips and short reach triggers on both of the Sigs. I know this sounds like a crazy question, but any info will be appreciated.
  9. I did retire the end of the year. I'm able to shoot in the backyard but I've also joined a local range. I'm shooting about 200 to 300 rounds 4 or 5 times a week. I've been doing a lot of training using drills of seen on this forum and other internet sources. I don't know how good I can get, but I'm having a lot of fun. I really appreciate everyone's input and encouragement. One thing I've learned about handguns and reloading is that both activities draw good people who are very helpful. P. S. While taking up this new activity has made my age painfully obvious, my 41 year old wife is keeping me young in most other areas.
  10. I'm a Dillon newbie who recently made the move from a Redding T7 press to a Dillon RL 550C. So far, I've probably loaded about 1500 rounds on the 550 and I really like it. The powder measure is working well and throws very consistent charge weights but seems to make a lot of noise. The movement of the fail safe linkage and the powder bar is not smooth. I have double checked the installation and how the fail safe rod is adjusted and don't see anything wrong. This may be normal. I used a Hornady LNL measure on the T7 and it operated smoother, but was a totally different design. Any comments will be appreciated.
  11. I really appreciate all of the responses. You guys have made me feel better. As I mentioned, I have a competitive nature but for me, shooting competitively is not going to be about being the best. I just need to know that if I set realistic goals that I can improve, get better. I'm ok with not being very good if I'm getting better.
  12. New forum member. I'm a member of a bunch of forums but this has become my favorite. Question: I'm 65 years old and took up handguns/reloading about two years ago and the wife says I'm obsessed. I hurt all over when I get up in the morning, my hand/eye coordination is not as good as it once was, and my vision sucks but I still have my competitive nature. I would like to take up some form of competitive shooting but I don't want to embarrass myself. I'm about to retire so I will have a ton of time for shooting and training. Would it be a waste of time? Am I too old to get involved in competition? Honest answers please. Thanks in advance.
  13. I live in south Alabama and reload in a metal utility shed. When I got into reloading, I too had concerns about rust. I bought a mount/riser from Inline Fabrication with their "quick change" system. Basically, the mount is made to accept a plate that is bolted to the base of the press. The system is primarily aimed at people who want to use multiple presses on the same mount. I use a Lee Breechlock to deprime and a 550 to reload. When not in use, they reside in a docking plate (again Inline Fab) that is bolted to a wall in my closet. Moving my presses in and out of the house is pretty easy, but it might be tougher with a 650 or 1050. This system also frees up my workbench for other uses.
  14. Hello everyone. I'm an old buy but a relatively new handgun shooter and reloader. I've been lurking for a while and this forum looks like a great place to learn stuff in both of those areas.
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