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  1. I think the UML rule set is pretty much right on. I think the divisions need some tweaking. Limited needs to be either eliminated or more differentiated from Tac Ops, i.e. 8 round max shotgun tube size, 30 round rifle mag capacity, 20 round pistol mags etc. I also think it should go back to there only being 2x4 Open division, no 2x4 tac.
  2. No rudeness taken! I'll explain my statement though. A bunch of people hating on shotguns in a thread about reinvigorating 3-Gun is not particularly helpful, since shotguns are one of the 3 guns in the name of the sport. It is not constructive. It would be like me going into a thread about reinvigorating 5-Stand and saying that I don't like having 5 stands, it needs to be reduced to 4. Thats not reinvigorating 5-Stand, its changing the sport to 4-Stand. I chose to put 3-Gun in the title and not Multigun, because for many of us 3-Gun refers to a fairly specific sport that had packed out matches (with lots of shotgun action included) 2+ years ago, but now has receded somewhat. The folks packing those matches likely did not start hating shotguns, so that does not explain that element of the issue. It may partially explain why fewer new folks have been attracted to 3-Gun and the thread did cover that a good bit before going down a red-dots-on-pistols rabbit hole. But many matches that include 2x4, PCC, and 2-Gun divisions still have not seen numbers rebound, which suggests more complicated issues, which you summarize in your other points, all of which I agree with.
  3. I built this CZ SP-01 for my wife to compete in 3-Gun Open Division. She's getting pretty good with it, just waiting on a KL-12 to show up now! I got the pistol with Red Dot already mounted in the cut slide for $700, it had barely been shot. It also had a stainless guiderod and a few other upgrades. I converted it to SAO with Cajun parts and put my beloved CZC extended safety on. Plus a Shadow 2 mag release so she can drop the mag without shifting grip. Some purple LOK grips and a handful of 26 round CZ mags later and I am right at $1300 all in.
  4. For the match I design stages for, my personal philosophy is to build stages that are executable by new shooters and experienced shooters can just execute them fast. People rarely time out on the bay stages with 90 second par times. On my field course I generally design it to incorporate 3 bay like areas and I just dont run a par time on that one, if that adds a bit of time to the match oh well, the fun is worth it. Working on a jungle run now, I'm not sure what that will need. The long range stage (out to 300) gives people trouble par time wise, lots of bad zeros even amongst experienced shooters. Lots of going to war and wastage of ammo. When people time out on that one it's a mercy rather than a punishment. Nearby Atlanta 3 Gun is a very challenging (and awesome) match and skills wise it can be intimidating to new shooters. Its good for there to be local matches that cater to experienced shooters (you couldn't pay me to miss an A3G monthly) as long as there are some more beginner friendly matches around to accomodate beginners, which is exactly what I try to provide. That feeds new shooters into the more challenging monthly matches which in turn feed the major matches. So I reckon I think lack of a formal structure that organizes that system is one of the major issues in 3 gun right now. It happens organically in certain places, which end up having strong 3 Gun culture, and doesn't happen elsewhere where 3 gun fizzles. We need all 3 match types for the sport to be healthy, and it sure would be nice to operate with a level system like USPSA. UML could provide that, but frankly I can't get my club on board the UML train because they don't want to have to adopt the UML pcc stance.
  5. Here's the bladetech large TMMS on the BOSS hanger. It is super stable and has worked perfectly for matches about every weekend since I put it on. You can buy the individual components of the BOSS at stoeger pro shop and save a few bucks since the y does not have to be used in this set up. After getting the new taccom caddies I switched them to large tmms too as it provided more rigid connection with their added size and weight.
  6. Has no one tried sticking a 510c on a KL-12? It looks like it will be a close fit on the front rail section, but I hope to make it work with a bit of grinding on the sight base if required once I take possession of my dissident in a month or so.
  7. Yes. I managed to get 4 friends into 3-Gun in 2019, 2 of whom had never shot a match of any kind before.
  8. Through the efforts and goodwill of a fellow 3-gunner, I was able to obtain the new comp pro lifter that beretta based on the mods of some innovative Brits. I also installed the new style bolt release/shell latch than I ran the shotgun through quite a bit of loading and some live fire drills to check function. I am very pleased with both parts, which were easy to install and tweak to my preferences. The new bolt release is much lower profile, which means it is well out of the way of my 2nd stack of shells in a strong hand quad. It still functions to unload the mag tube, though a bit differently than the original part. The lifter surpassed my expectations. I thought it would be cool but not improve loading that much. Turns out, for me at least, that not having to hold pressure down on the lifter greatly smooths quad loading. I think I finally have my loading port exactly how I want it. I have the match I run this saturday to try it out before a big falling steel match next weekend that I am shotgunning. Supposedly the new lifters will start being available in the US in the new year. Definately worth $70 or so.
  9. I've been using my Schmeisser a good bit for my home practice stages/drills and it has yet to have an issue. I needed a 60 rnd mag at a match last month and decided to actually vet this thing before I might need it again. I think I feel alright taking it to local matches at this point.
  10. The new latch still allows you to release the shells from the tube. You just pull up on the front of it instead of pushing down on the back. I have never had the "fatal flaw" double feed actually happen during regular use either, though I have practiced the fairly straightforward maneuver of clearing it quickly, just in case.
  11. Already installed it and contoured the latch for ease of shell insertion. It works great in 1301 comp. I don't have the lever cover yet, but I'd run it without the cover indefinitely anyway, it's that much better than the original part. Still waiting on a few more parts, but plan to put some pics and comments up here when it's all done.
  12. According to beretta European site the new pro trigger group fits previous 1301 models. http://estore.beretta.com/en-eu/3-0-inches-trigger-group-competition-pro-for-1301-a400-12-ga/ There seems to be some confusion on chamber size on some of these parts. Beretta site says somethings will "fit the Comp with 3.5" chamber", but the Comp has 3" chamber. Reckon I'll find out.
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