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Hdiamond

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  1. For what it’s worth if you watch like a hawk you can snag some TG still. They sell out fast but I’ve managed to get about 20lbs in about a 2 week period.
  2. I’m not worried about the 90% there. I’m worried about the other 10%. In any scenario where shot placement might be a big deal, I’ll go dot every time.
  3. I've been struggling a lot with too much tension lately. I honestly believe that this is in large part because of the amount of personal and work stress I've been under - we're trying to plan our wedding, and courtesy of the COVID situation we've basically had to re-plan and re-budget everything twice, only to end up (for now) back to a slightly downsized version of our original plan, venue, etc. When I'm not bringing baggage to the range with me, or when I successfully beat that back in my head and focus, things are going really well. I have been able to pass 15 yard doubles a few
  4. Mine was pretty embarrassing. I've still never been DQ'ed, waiting for that day to happen. It was a bigger weekend match in our state championship points series this past year so I'd been shooting competitions for 3 or 4 years by this point. The shooting area was a sort of U or V shaped bit with walls making up the inner boundary. You started outside of the shooting area in front of the walls touching some barrels. There were a mix of targets that you'd shoot from the outer edge of the shooting area, targets you'd shoot from close to the rear of the shooting area, and targets
  5. Basically you charge whatever you need to. USPSA charges $40/head plus lodging and a reasonable per diem for the instructor. For newly affiliated clubs that meet some requirements for activity they also offer a special program where the first 20 spots are at no charge from USPSA. My club just had that program so we took $40/head across the board and what we saved from the new club program covered the rest easily. Another older club locally is doing a class and charging $65 each.
  6. Are you using the trigger spring it comes with, or something else like a Sprinco? re: the parts that fell out - big oof. I have taken the sear cage all the way apart and the springs for the single action lever and the sear are absolute nightmares. Makes working on a decocker CZ seem like a walk in the park. Hoping I can come up with some good tricks for my full teardown video to make it easier.
  7. Apex still hasn’t released anything for the SF. the Overwatch is real nice. So is the new Walther Dynamic Performance Trigger.
  8. I can guarantee you any setback issue with the MA dies is due to over flaring. the MA dies spec size and do a great job at it. If you flare like you do with an undersized die you will eventually lose neck tension. I had this issue too and I was flaring way too much as soon as I adjusted that to the recommended amount per MA’s instructions I have had 0 issues since.
  9. The MA die is great but be aware it’s spec sizing, not undersize. I flare less with their dies than I did with undersize dies before.
  10. Wow. This year certainly keeps on getting worse. To be honest I thought he died years ago. Now I find out he wasn't dead...but is now.
  11. I suggest reaching out to HQ directly. I am not aware of a special upgrade price available by default. you get a new number that starts with B.
  12. Yes. you can see their IRS form 990 filings here: https://www.causeiq.com/organizations/united-states-practical-shooting-association,911325053/ Additionally you can set them up as a charity for automatic payroll deductions, potentially with company matching, for many employers who use one of the standard giving platforms out there. And if you use Amazon Smile you can set it up as your charity there too.
  13. Benefactor membership the second half of it is a donation so you can take a tax deduction for that portion. Other than that, you get the cool number and a badge on your profile and a little certificate. - B65
  14. Progress last few weeks For the most part, I'm doing well, but when I get inconsistent, I'm doing so the same couple of ways - occasional tensing of my firing hand, occasional weak support hand grip, and occasional whole body tension. Almost all of my non-alphas are in one of these buckets, and I get occasional trigger freeze from the tensing issues. I think I've resolved an earlier issue I had that I characterize as "I acknowledge there is a trigger but do not acknowledge the direction it should be pulled". I was pulling shots all over, charlies deltas Mike's you name it once
  15. I picked one up too, was actually running just the fire control with the Overwatch trigger for a while and decided to get the Walther to compare. If you all looked up an install video, it was probably mine. I did a new video comparing the two and giving my first impressions. So far I'm one range session in, and still had to do some tweaks, but I think this is a winner.
  16. I used to just skip over everyone's posts in this section but the more I think about it, the more I like it. Figure I'd give it a try myself. Match performance Progression so far I'd never fired a gun until Jan. 2017, started competing in USPSA shooting Production in fall of that year. Mid-2018 right when the rules got changed I had Cajun build me a Shadow 2 for CO thinking I'd dabble in it here and there, but after the first match I ran CO at, I never looked back. Sure I've dabbled with other divisions along the way, but CO is my true love I guess. Initially classified
  17. MA is working on a crimp die right now. I've used both the RCBS taper crimp die and the lee factory crimp die for 9 with good results, but the Lee FCD is a little short for the thick toolhead on the Mark 7 presses. You'd have to run the lock ring on the bottom of the toolhead, which interferes with available press lighting systems. From a sizing die standpoint, I really like them. No coke bottle shape, and I honestly don't remember the last time I bothered with lube (I exclusively load pistol). Had to change up my flare and crimp settings some but once I got that dialed in, it's been smo
  18. Hwansik Kim posted something a few weeks back that he's taping his optic over for this situation. I do most of my practice like that anyways, so I could see that being a very effective strategy.
  19. I’d say keep on hand an extra extractor, extractor spring, trigger return spring, and maybe a locking block. I’ve seen 2 or 3 reports on Facebook and forums of people cracking the locking block on very high round count guns.
  20. I think @CHA-LEE put it well. If you’re truly concerned about the gun being drop safe, a lot of that starts with you the shooter. if you want the safest possible platform, or to mitigate the risk, there will be trade offs but I’d wager most people aren’t gonna be negatively impacted in their shooting enough to make a difference in their placement. A lot of folks chase the best trigger possible. Heck I’m one of them. But I think that’s a firearms enthusiast and one-upsmanship thing more than it is a performance thing. Some might want to put some thought into separating the t
  21. This NROI tips video/post shows you how it’s measured.
  22. I expected this but it still hits hard. I admire how much strength and resolve he showed in this battle. And he was an all around great guy.
  23. Wow. As someone who ROs a lot, and often with shooters across the whole gamut, this makes me think long and hard about positioning and things outside my control. I’ll be covering this in my intro to competition classes now. There’s some safety things the rules don’t cover. Gonna spend time on those.
  24. I have two rules: 1- go to the line with all the mag pouches full 2- a mag never goes on the belt unless it’s full (except my Barney mag, which is a shorty too)
  25. Admittedly not the full set but I picked up their sizing and crimp dies. Results weren’t what I was hoping for, especially the crimp die. Ended up going back to my old setup.
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