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  1. Agree 100%. Major is some "Free Extra Points" 33% extra for every C and 50% more for every D than minor. I'm not saying you get those entire percentages but you get more than you pay for with felt recoil. I shot some Production with Major PF 45 ACP (stock XD) and I found that my mind/body compensated for most of the recoil after a few shots. That's ok, in USPSA we have room for everybody. If you need free extra points to stay interested the game you can get them. I'm not knocking it, it's quite clever actually. The more people that will play the game the better.
  2. Thanks, there is quite a lot of thought that goes into framing a video shot, lighting, timing and editing to make it entertaining. In this video I was combining cinematography and shooting skills. In full disclosure of how this was accomplished the distances on the cardboard targets were only 5 yards. (magic of the wide angle) It took 4 runs on the single target to get 6 consecutive pairs in the A zone. It took two runs to get the time near 5 seconds for the six reload six drill with 8A 4C. The steel was 9 yards. It took one run on the steel, in fact that is my personal record for that drill and it was the first time I've tried it since last fall. I was feeling lucky. Thanks for watching.
  3. Sorry I didn't notice this was posted on the revolver forum.
  4. I'm not an equipment gamer. I'm still running the light weight P320 RX in CO. I have 2 plus an original 320. It's very light compared to a Legion. For me it's a money thing. I'm sure running a 3 and a half pound pistol would be an advantage. However, quality voluminous training like I do will trump minor advantages like this without the training.
  5. It can be tough to get good dry fire practice with family around. I would silence your phone and lock the door. I am fortunate to have my own private pistol range 50 yards out my back door. I incorporate dry and live fire on my range by inserting a loaded mag without chambering a round. Then, I will do a dry fire drill for 2-5 minutes until I am really relaxed then chamber a round and do the drill live. This has been the best training for me and saves ammo. I can make 60 rounds last over an hour. On the cold days I have to dry fire only in the house, not nearly as fun, but I will often leave my gear on and walk outside and run one or two drills live fire in the cold.
  6. Those are some good suggestions. I did mount the press through two perforated angle steel, that helped a little. A 12x12 piece of oak would stiffen it I'm sure.
  7. Looks nice and solid. I built mine out of two layers of 3/4 plywood thinking it would be stiff enough but it still has a little flex when I work the handle.
  8. I think this is the most intelligent comment on this subject.
  9. I get what you are saying, if it was like bang beep. It would be confusing. I have wondered why PCCs don't start muzzle down in a barrel instead of in hand to eliminate this possibility.
  10. Since your sorry about the personal inquiry I'll ignore it. I'm not sure if you understand my "conclusion". According to the experts on this thread it seems that per current USPSA rules if a PCC shooter made ready and then lit off a round just before the buzzer went off this would not be a DQ even though said shooter did not keep his firearm safety on as required, had his finger in the trigger guard, and pressed the trigger all before the buzzer went off. I'm not saying that it is against the rules. I'm saying it is strange that it isn't against the rules being that it is clearly negligent and in violation off at least one of the basic universal firearms safety rules. That some experienced USPSA shooters would think this is not dangerous behavior (as has been expressed) is troubling to me also. It's just my opinion.
  11. Open guns manage recoil mechanically, much less for the shooter to do.
  12. That's a good point. Every single mandatory DQ situation is not in fact dangerous in itself at that moment (180 pointed at the berm, dropping a gun at slide lock during the course of fire, sweeping a gun across ones body without finger on trigger etc) I could go on. The point is that safe policies work because they are administered in layers to create redundancy. That way you have to break AT LEAST two to three safety rules at the same time to hurt somebody. Like have your finger in the trigger guard AND having your safety off when your not supposed to AND actually lighting one off.
  13. It is disappointing to find out that a negligent/unintentional/accidental discharge would be tolerated in USPSA. It is even more bizarre that some shooters could think that such an act was not inherently negligent and dangerous regardless of the rules.
  14. Do you you alcohol? Why not just use a q tip and does it make the dot brighter after you clean it?
  15. I like wet tumbling but it takes so long to rinse the brass I'm moving back to just vibration polishing. I have found that the pins don't help that much and take a long time to separate. I have learned to be careful with Lemi-shine because too much can etch the brass and make it rough requiring case lube or vibration tumbling to get it smooth again.
  16. Like I said in the real world he'd be DQed, if you doubt me try it at your next match.
  17. Look I'm ready to shoot as I draw to first shot in under a second but MY FINGER IS OUT OF THE TRIGGER GUARD until the gun is coming into a level position. The PCC shooter put his finger in the trigger guard BEFORE THE TIMER WENT OFF. Is that not against USPSA rules? By the way if anybody lights one off before the timer he'd be DQed without consulting the rule book. If you doubt me try it at your next match and tell me how it turns out.
  18. It's hard to believe that it's not against the rules but it IS in violation of one of the the three rules of gun safety. "Keep your finger off the trigger" if that's not negligent and unsafe then I must be misunderstanding the three rules of gun safety.
  19. I have been using Romeo 1 optic because of affordability. Like everybody I clean my optic lens after each session of shooting to get as much brightness as possible. But it dawned on me that I never clean the light omitting optic laser surface itself. I would think that this surface gets gunshot residue on it like the rest of the gun and I would think that the residue would dim the light output. Then I wondered if touching that surface would damage or knock it out of alignment. I can find nothing in the manual so I haven't tried it yet. Anybody else tried cleaning this surface?
  20. Thanks for the feedback guys. I went ahead and changed the batteries in my guns. I think I should be good for most of the summer season.
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