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Flatland Shooter

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  1. For me the benefit of an ambi-safety is I like to switch the selector to the "safe" position with my trigger finger. After a while it felt so natural that I've put ambi's on all my AR's. Early last season I gave one of the 60 degree throw safety selectors a try. I quickly put them on all my competition PCC's. I'm a big fan of the Hiperfire triggers so it was an easy decision to try the Hyperfire selector safety when they became available. An excellent safety.
  2. I replaced mine with an industrial strength paper clip. It been in place for several years now. I tried other things (like a small cotter pin) but the trimmed paper clip has worked the best.
  3. If the RM/MD wants to, they can find a "something" to support their position when backed into a corner. A while back I actually wasted my time taking something to arbitration. The MD/RM (who had no RO or CRO credentials) advised he was the final say in the matter. He spent 15+ minutes going through the rulebook unsuccessfully trying to justify his position. I on the other hand quickly found the relevant portion of the book that supported my side. The bottom line he decided that if I wanted to push the issue I would be DQ'd with USPSA Rule 10.6.1 (Unsportsmanlike Conduct).
  4. Since you indicate "subtitles" I suspect you are referring to the Korean made (2003) version of Oldboy. Have you seen the English version with Josh Brolin (2013)? How do they compare?
  5. Throwing ten charges and average should be sufficient unless you are trying to get the bare minimum PF. The closer you shoot for 125 PF minor or 165 PF major, the larger your sample needs to be.
  6. The opposing bays with covered areas in the middle is a good idea. Tables under the covered area would be nice. Sufficient number of bays to handle whatever kind of match you want to hold. Six or so for the monthly matches. Twelve for any kind of major matches. At least a few large bays to allow spread out stages. If possible, orient the bays so that you are not staring directly into the sun early in the morning or late in the evening. Sufficiently high berms on both the end of the bay and both sides. Sufficient drainage so that a little rain does not turn the bays into a mud pit. If you must use Porta Potties, keep them well maintained and clean. Have more than one and spread them around the range. Several scattered well marked Safety Areas each large enough that several shooters can gear up at the same time. Place them where they cannot interfere with active stages. Sufficient parking that is close to the range. Just my thoughts for the perfect range.
  7. But it will not be a USPSA approved target.
  8. If as you say it had a 3/4 hit with a 9mm bullet (~ 0.26") it was on either a defective target or a non-approved target. Per Appendix B-1, the USPSA Target has a 0.20" non-scoring border all around the target.
  9. Working this morning on a fencing project. Start early and shut down as soon as it gets a little hot.
  10. I have not used a set of check weights in years. I match my load to the chrono. Not important to me that 3,3 gr N-320 is not exactly 3,3 grains on someone else scale. Back in the good old days when these things were important to me I had a friend with a scientific scale weigh some change for me. I had good weight measurement on a penney, dime and nickle. Kept them in a small case (should it turn out not all pennies weigh the same).
  11. Its pretty much 100% compatibility between all the models of 550. The only difference I have heard between my early mid-80's Dillon 550 (no letter) and all newer models is mine will require some milling on the frame if I want to add a Dillon case feeder. Through the years I've upgraded to newer versions of powder measures but I believe everything else on mine is original.
  12. Looks like once the fees are paid on your June 4th classifier, you made it to the top of the list at 100%. Congrats. Though I don't have nearly as many rounds on my PSA AR9 as you, its set up close to the same as yours. I don't remember the last time I had any gun related failures.
  13. I've been plenty happy with my 550 for over 30 years (and well over 1/4 million rds loaded). Adding a simple and inexpensive case feeder will be a nice touch. So I can spend $120 or so and be just fine with my 550 or spend a couple grand for a new press with case feeder and all the conversions kits I need to get me back to where I started. Nope, not gonna happen.
  14. Why on earth would they admit to a mistake when it allows them to sell an extra frame for $90 (possibly a $70 profit for them)? We call it bad customer service while they call it a new profit center.
  15. Before you buy, be sure to check the Hiperfire website to assure your desired safety is not on the list of those that does not play well with their triggers. The Elftmann Slide Safety Selector is one that does not work. https://www.hiperfire.com/faq/are-hipertouch-24-series-triggers-compatible-with-ambidextrous-safeties-or-other-ambi-controls/
  16. I have an early Dillon 550 (1986 vintage) and read that the Dillon case feeder requires some trimming on the frame. I don't know if that's something that a DIY'er can do with a file or it requires a milling machine. I hoping the DAA case feeder does not have this limitation.
  17. I get mine from a local farm feed store. They offer the media in different sizes in 40# or 50# bags. Less than half the price at a pet store.
  18. Well its almost summer so hope they are selling them soon. I check the DAA website every other week and so far no information available.
  19. Was it possible he was pushing for a reshoot? He may have thought that it should have been offered to any shooter that requested it.
  20. After several months off the market, I see that the folks that bought out Eggleston Munitions is back to offering bullets on the original website. I really had good luck with the "original" Eggleston bullets and hope the "new" bullets are just as good. Note that any old discount codes are not honored.
  21. I'm getting flashbacks to an all steel match in 100 degree heat where you and i were busting our weary old backs when we realized we were the only ones downrange. The good old days?
  22. Next time it happens (hopefully never) suggest to the RO to go old school. When the RO calls out the shooting order, call out #1 the shooter, #2 shooter on deck, #3 shooter in the deep hole, #4, 5, 6 shooters to tape and set steel. Pay attention to see that #4,#5 & #6 do their job or bump them to the bottom of the stack. Usually only need to do it to them once and they catch on. For the less motivated that do it a second time, when its down to their turn to shoot, nobody volunteers to tape or set steel. Last time we did this was to a father/son dual that just felt they did enough by just showing up and paying their match fees. First two stages no one complained about their lack of help but they did notice. On the third stage we implemented Plan A. They bitched and moaned and threatened to go to the MD/RO. Next stage they did it again and once again got bumped to last and next to last on the shooting order. Big difference this time is when the father walks up to the line none of the targets had been taped or steel reset. Instead of shooting the stage, they went to the MD and complained. It did not help their cause. Did not see them again for a few months but when they returned, their attitude was much improved.
  23. I live about an hour north of the Rosenberg range. For the past few days our area was bombarded with severe thunder storm and flash flooding warnings. We did not get a drop of rain at the house but the road to my practice range (less than 20 minutes away) was flooded out. We look at Texas meteorologists as a source of entertainment not expecting much in the way of an accurate weather forecast.
  24. I've shot matches that really should have been cancelled. At that point its a personal decision to bail or tough it out. Any time I sign up for a match even a few weeks in advance I do so knowing that life happens and I may end up losing some money without firing a shot. I'm sure that the Area 4 staff did their level best to put on a great match and tried their hardest to mitigate the Houston weather. The decision for those that have travel expenses and limited time available to shoot matches is significant. I can understand their concerns. This was strictly a case where Mother Nature did not cooperate. I hope the match is rescheduled for the near future and everyone can attend. Edited to finish my comments after my wife's dunba$$ cat jumped on the keyboard and submitted a partial post.
  25. Cause I'm a terrible pack rat. Its amazing some of the stuff I find in the garage. In another thread I mentioned I was able to build a complete AR-15 from parts found in a garage cleanout. Only thing missing was a take-down pin spring.
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