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  1. Yeah, these are supposed to be made in Germany and Sig Germany has pretty much shut down operations so I wouldn't exactly hold my breath for these. From what Sig Sauer has stated in their press releases and on their website, it's unlikely anyone else will reopen the factory in Germany.
  2. I'd be open to trying it but getting a(ny) firearm license is somewhat costly and time consuming in this country. I'm also at a point where I'm thinking "yeah I could get <firearm X> but that translates to two years worth of 9mm". I guess the bottom line for me is cost. If I had more money I'd probably get a revolver, maybe even compete in club matches every now and then but don't see myself getting into it in a big way.
  3. Another one... There are times when you have a large stage and/or lots of props with multiple people pasting targets. In these situations, I like to go to a place where I can observe everyone and be the last one to head back. That way I make sure there isn't anyone left at the "load and make ready".
  4. Just an FYI for anyone attempting to remove the front sight ; on my X-Five Allround, the sight came out left to right and it was jammed in there TIGHT! Same with with another Allround, owned by a friend of mine. So there are Sigs with sights that come out left to right.
  5. This may seem obvious but - know the rules. Especially when it comes to rule infractions leading to a DQ, you may only see it for a split second and you'll have to call it right there and then. As a brand new RO, issuing a DQ may feel intimidating, especially if it's a veteran shooter. If you completely trust your knowledge of the rules you will be more confident in making the tough calls. Also - carry a printed out version of the rule book. Not because you don't know the rules but to show the shooter the rule if and when and argument arises.
  6. I won my first team medal this summer and that kind of lit a fire and I decided I wanted to improve even more. I started doing dry fire some 15-30 minutes as often as I could, which turned out to be 4-5 times per week and live fire once a week focusing on fundamentals and/or the stuff I had been working on in dry fire. I now have five months of winter ahead of me and no pistol matches so I'm working on a training plan, trying to figure out areas where I need to improve the most. I will then structure my training, focusing on those major weak areas and hopefully I'll be able to hit the ground running when the season starts in April.
  7. I just tend to forget to pick it up sometimes. I'm pretty amped up and focused shooting a stage so it just slips my mind to pick up the round.
  8. I just shot my first indoor match and had one of my best matches all year. I contribute that more to practice than being indoors though. Some differences - it's loud! Definitely double up on ear protection. Be aware of safety angles mentioned in the stage briefing as they may be a bit stricter than on an outdoor range. Indoors, the floor will be flatter than the ground on an outdoor gun range, which will make it somewhat easier to shoot on the move. No wind indoors so less need to wear gloves/heavy clothing between stages. The ventilation was pretty good where I shot but eventually I felt the need to clear my throat a lot so I was obviously breathing in something that probably isn't very healthy. Some kind of face mask may be in order if you're going to shoot a lot indoors.
  9. Where I live, a lot of guys use small, club competitions as a testing ground for these type of things; make some changes, see how/if it runs in competition.
  10. We shoot rifle and shotgun during winter so a lot of us wear gloves for that. I saw a guy wear gloves at a pistol match this summer and thought I'd try it myself but after just picking up the pistol the feel was way too different for me to like it. What would have to be done for it to become popular? Create a glove that is thin enough to get close to the same feel of no gloves AND are warm enough to use in cold weather (at or below 14 degrees fahrenheit) and I'd be interested in picking some up for winter training. For summer matches they'd have to offer some kind of advantage (superior grip) over going gloveless and I just can't see how that could be done.
  11. Me, I can go either way. As a kid, especially in my teens, I was very shy and liked keeping to myself. At 17-18 I decided it was enough of that and actually taught myself to be more social and outgoing. As a result, I can basically switch my social side on and off like a light switch and feel very comfortable either way.
  12. I suspect the same. As I understand it, it's the actual exportation of firearms parts and/or components that is the issue. While it's possible, I doubt it is any more legal and honestly I don't feel like taking the risk of getting into that kind of trouble.
  13. My first year of shooting, participating in one of my first club matches. Table start, all magazines flat on table, lots of targets. A(nother) new guy started his run, went around the table and as he went for a spare magazine he turned completely around, sweeping the whole squad. Got sent home and haven't seen him since.
  14. I'm working on getting faster transitions. For me, I noticed I sometimes have a tendency towards "tunnel vision", where I get too focused on the particular target I am shooting and see very little else. As a result, I had to look for the next target, especially on trickier stages. So what I am doing now is I'm working on being aware of targets in my peripheral vision so I can move more aggressively towards it. I particularly like shooting steel challenge type drills for this, using wide transitions. Dry fire works too.
  15. IPSC rule: The minimum trigger pull must either be 2.27kg (5lbs.) for the first shot fired and no restriction for subsequent shots fired, or 1.36kg (3lbs.) for every shot fired.
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