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  1. I'm a seasonal shooter. This time of year I am 100% PCC in preparation for a major PCC match we run here in September, and then my Area match in November. Right after the Area match, I put the PCC away and run my handgun to get back up to speed in time for a major 3-Gun we run here in March. Rinse and repeat. For me, USPSA is second-tier... my first love is outlaw 3-Gun and I treat USPSA mostly as practice for that.
  2. After determining he had encountered a case head separation, the shooter picked up a fired 5.56 case, hand-fed it into the chamber then dropped the bolt. When the bolt was retracted again, the extractor pulled both the 5.56 case and the forward section of the separated 9mm case out of the chamber as shown.
  3. I've seen a surprising number of 9mm case head separations in PCCs - could be the extra stresses due to blowback operation, or the increasing prevalence of stepped cases. If this happens to you in a match, consider this quick, effective and free solution:
  4. Could still be the trigger is not resetting, and your pulling it the first time helped it reset. If its only happening during matches, it could just be trigger freeze. Or it could be something inherent to the trigger. I'd suggest reaching out to Timney to explain your situation - they are good people and very helpful.
  5. When it happens, instead of racking the bolt, simply move the safety to SAFE then back to FIRE (or try pushing the trigger forward with your finger). If the trigger then functions as normal, it means the trigger is not returning all the way forwards when released. This phenomenon happens with blowback guns (and sometimes suppressed guns) when burnt powder residue coats the trigger parts and thus increases friction. If the above experiment confirms the issue, I'd send it back to Timney with an explanation and have them fix it. This is not a user-fixable problem. Is it a PCC-specific Timney trigger, or their regular AR15 trigger? Regular AR15 triggers can be problematic with PCCs, so Timney sells a PCC version.
  6. If you consider your holster to be a fashion statement, can it be considered "apparel"?
  7. Indeed, same as outlaw 3-gun... ain't nobody got time for calling hits . The rules are posted HERE.
  8. In the language of PractiScore, we use "Time Plus, Points" scoring. Each stage is worth 100 points. This scoring method is familiar to multigunners, but is different from the Hit Factor method used in USPSA handgun matches.
  9. The premise of this USPSA article is that people hate Virginia Count because they are stupid and don't understand how it works. Dear USPSA - you are WRONG. We hate Virginia Count because the idea is asinine. The whole raison d'etre of this sport is testing self-defense skills, and hard-wiring the shooter to stop solving the problem before it is properly solved is totally counter to this purpose. IMHO the only reason it exists is because someone in Virginia thought it up and USPSA were not smart enough to strangle the stupid idea at birth, and I guess because "invented here/ 'murica". IPSC does some dumb things, but mandating Comstock scoring on all stages is something with which I vehemently agree. Call to action: MDs, if you agree with me that VC is dumb, please stop using those classifiers. Maybe if the data stops flowing in for VC classifiers USPSA will retire them. I know, "it's a sport, not tactical training", blah blah blah... a guy can dream can't he?
  10. I put together a Guard on a Gibbz 9mm upper and an NFA lower about 18 months ago. After cutting back the carrier key, the Guard parts fit fine. With some tweaking it ran great for about 6 months, but then I started getting occasional failures to eject. I also own a QC10 PCC, so I put the Guard on the back burner. A few months ago I pulled the Guard out of the safe again to figure out the issue. I tried new extractor and ejector springs, various spacer and buffer arrangements, and even a different brand of lower. I concluded that the bolt velocity was too fast for the plunger ejector, and the brass was not always reliably clearing the short 9mm ejection port. While a heavier buffer coupled with spacers to short stroke the bolt were effective, I didn't like the recoil impulse. In the end, I found the best solution for me was to stick with the standard CAR buffer and simply enlarge and extend the ejection port rearward. Freehanding it with a Dremel means the final result looks a bit rough, but it functions 100% which is all I care about. I like the Guard so much that I think I'll build another, but this time on a Gibbz 5.56 upper instead of the 9mm version - it would give the brass more room to escape and look a lot prettier
  11. Another piece of advice from a long-time Limited-division 3-gunner who runs an Aimpoint despite astigmatism: Wear CLEAR shooting glasses no matter how bright the sun is. With clears, your pupils will close down smaller and the distortion of the dot is greatly reduced. For me it is quite workable even on smaller targets at hundreds of yards... for USPSA PCC division, even significant dot distortion should not affect your ability to get acceptable hits on the relatively huge targets involved. Your other option is corrective shooting glasses. You have to wear safety glasses anyway, so why not? Red dot optics are so much more forgiving than etched reticle glass that it is well worth the effort to live with them.
  12. How I made a big stick PCC magazine:
  13. The withdrawal deadline was yesterday and we had a handful of folks drop out. If you looked at this match before and couldn't get in, there are some open slots now.
  14. Rifle brass is the real problem - a lot fewer folks reload rifle than pistol. With the price of factory 55gr FMJ these days, I have stopped reloading hoser ammo entirely, despite sitting on gallons of brass and a very efficient brass prep/reloading setup.
  15. I'd happily leave it on the ground, but at matches I run I have to pick it up - wanted or not - because we are obliged to leave the range as we found it.
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