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  1. AmmoParks

    Two Eyes Open

    Ok. Shooting USPSA Production Division. Keeping both eyes open I still see double vision. I see two sights and two targets. I know what sight and target to use and I really concentrate on the the front post. Just wondering if the double vision thing is normal. Thanks.
  2. Rolling 1911s into Production. I know this sounds Un-American. The country needs a Special Council to even bring this up. But. I travel to different clubs and mostly Level 1 matches. No one is shooting 1911s. It is gone. Out of 80 shooters maybe 1 or 2 will shoot 1911s. It is dead in the 200 miles North and South from my home in S. Florida. I like shooting Single Stacks. Sadly, there is no competition and we are competitors. With 9mm SS, it is easy with 10 rounds, with 45s, it is 8 and major. All the original ideas of opening a box and shooting Production as a starter division is long gone. So why not wrap 1911s into Production and this way we can shoot our classic pistols and still be scored with a larger group. Yes I can continue with my Glock 19s and there really is no substantial difference between the results. My glock 19s probably have almost invested in triggers as the 1911s. Let’s move the 1911s, make it provisional and see if we can bring back the SS world into 2018. DVC jon
  3. So, I'm thinking of competing again in USPSA after a long break involving nasty range politics and an even more nasty hand injury (separate events). My Limited rig is an old Tanfo Limited, works fine but I'm looking to just shoot production for simplicity's sake. I've shot production with my wife's M&P9, and its ok, but it never really fit my hand. Besides its hers. I don't have a production setup, so starting from scratch. While at the local fun store, I put a few poly framed 9's in my mits. The CZ p09 just felt wrong. Nothing felt really good, but the FN 509 was excellent. The HK vp9 and Beretta Apex were close, but still not like the 509. So I get online and look at the research. I could go with the longslide FNS-9 for longer sight radius. But the new gun with a warranty is probably better, right? I know Glocks fit my hand ok, but the grip angle felt better on the FN. So what to do, say you the inter-google-web? Go with the FN 509 with its mediocre trigger and lack of support or with something else? I mean really the "lack of support" just means I can't customize, but do I need to in Production anyways? I shot one match with a Glock, and it was fine, but it was like "meh, whatever" and I never thought I would go out and actually buy one. I can make a kydex holster (already done a few), I reload so I can tune loads, and I do well with the light 9mm platform. Oh, the 92fs also feels great to me, so yes I must have a weird hand or something. I'd like to be competitive, but I doubt that I will ever spend the time needed to be a M or GM, or shoot nationals or go pro. Just looking for for opinions on the FN or other striker guns that maybe I need to look at.
  4. <This thread is under construction - it's just beginning, actually> I've quickly discovered that there is a LOT of good information on this forum pertaining to triggers and springs and dozens of other topics. Even moreso than for other brands... perhaps it's because these guns are still Unicorns to some extent. We only have each other to rely on to help set the gun up as best as possible. Unless I'm missing something, there isn't one centralized location on the forum to find all of the most important posts easily and quickly.So here goes... If you have a link to a vendor, youtube tutorial, or BEnos post which really helped you when building your gun, please post it in here so that I can add it! I'd really appreciate (and will fully credit) additions to the Tanfo bible. The Tanfoglio Bible Last updated June 09, 2016 VENDORS (list courtesy of Praetorian97's post here) Henning Walgren Ben Stoeger Pro Shop Jim Bodkin (Call - stocks items not on site) Last Round Armament (LRA) Numrich Hawktech Arm Eric Grauffel (France - International shipping) Springer Precision Patriot Defense GENERAL TECH Youtube tutorials: Tanfoglio Stock takedown video (total disassembly) Tanfoglio Stock reassembly video (total reassembly) BEnos forum discussions: Tanfoglio Glossary of Terms - read this if you're new! Small vs Large Frame differences Tanfo Chop Shop - Post your project guns here CZ SP-01 Shadow vs Tanfoglio Stock 2 How to extract a firing pin stuck through breechface FTF (Stock 3 wouldn't feed. Burr in firing pin hole on breechface) Henning Gen 4 vs Gen 5 firing pin Comparison of 5 common Tanfo firing pins GUNSMITHS (who won't butcher your Italian baby) Websites: Jim Bodkin (Shooter Ready) Jim Jones (J&L Gunsmithing) Richard Dettelhouser (Canyon Creek Custom - may not be accepting new work) BEnos forum discussions: Who works on Tanfo these days? IRON SIGHT DISCUSSIONS Stock 2 Front Sight height consensus .140 x .100 Dawson discussion GRIPS How do you keep your EGD grips tight? Thumb Groove in wood grips Sanding wood grips & applying grip tape Sanding & thumb groove in wood grips Grippiest option for Stock 2 RECOIL SPRINGS & TUNING Recoil spring for minor Recoil spring weight Stock 2 vs Limited Pro Recoil Spring Questions MAGAZINES (Basepads, springs, tuning, basepads/extensions) Stock 2/3 basepad comparison for Production - YouTube - Candice Juliano 20+ rounds of 40 in a tanfo - YouTube - Henning Walgren Henning's tech article - 40S&W Limited mags (video here) Henning's tech article - 38 super Open mags (video here) $22 9mm mags at Cheaper than Dirt Mags for Stock 2 DISASSEMBLY, REASSEMBLY & CLEANING Henning's tech videos - Limited frame - disassembly Henning's tech videos - Limited frame - assembly Henning's tech videos - Limited upper - cleaning Stock II hammer removal TRIGGER JOB & POLISHING Non BEnos-forum links: Smoothing the action - invaluable polishing guideBEnos forum discussions: Getting SA pull down (trigger job gold mine. Lots of combinations given by owners.) Sear Modification Guide KeelingAtlas's CZ tuning 101 (very similar to Tanfo's) Lightening Trigger pull & polishing internals Tanfoglio Stock II trigger work questions Rookie stock 2 trigger job EGD Light and medium hammer springs Fitting a T3 Disco Sear help on Stock 3 Tuning Stock II for reliability Extreme 'Titan' hammer Dual vs single wing interruptor (aka disconnector or "disco") My stock 2 trigger job DA 5 lb, SA <2lb Sear fitting and Titan hammer questions Just did a trigger job on first Lim Pro (breaks down changes in weight for each trigger mod) HOLSTERS & MAG POUCHES Which holster for Elite Limited? Preferred holster and thumb rest for Limited COM Holster for Stock III PRODUCTION DIVISION INFO Pimp my Stock III - Praetorian97s build thread It's official joined the cool kids club (Stock 2 internals discussion) Stock 2 Essentials Stock II dry fire questions OPEN SPECIFIC INFO (Comps, Optics, Mags, etc) Thinking about a Tanfoglio Open gun... school me Thinking about an Open Witness (Also, search for any and all posts by kneelingatlas) PHOTOS OF TANFOS Tanfoglio Porn (30 pages)
  5. Hi All, This Is my first post so please forgive me if I don't follow the forum etiquette correctly. I've been Shooting Production for about a year (14 Matches). I have been using Black Scorpion mag pouches. They worked fine but have to many screws that like to back out. I was running a Black scorpion belt but have upgraded to the very stiff DAA belt (and love it).Im now in the market for new pouches. My question is which pouches do yall recommend for Production division shooting a Glock 34? I have done some research and have narrowed it down to CR Speed, DAA Racer, and just started looking in to Ghost. I've read a few threads on here about pouches but most are focused on limited or open. The CR Speed's have the cut out for finger indexing but I see a lot of people using the Racers also. Is this something that is crucial? I'm not looking to go bullets out. Thanks in advance for Any and All advice.
  6. Sunday, April 28th, 2019....IPSC 66 (also known as the Wayne County Raccoon Hunters Club in Romulus, Michigan) will be hosting our first ever Southeast Michigan Lo Cap Championship for Single Stack, Production, L10 and Revolver Divisions only. 9 stages, 230+ rounds in a 1 day format for a $60 match fee of American Funds (just an FYI to our many Canadian competitors). This is our normal shooting weekend so nothing special has to be planned for by those that try to make out match every month. For those $60, you will get a the above mentioned 9 level III stages, 230+ rounds, plaques for all recognized divisions and most classes and entry into the gun giveaway raffle that we have. We are looking to give away 2 1911's and 2 polymer guns to by random draw to any competitor that pays their match fee. (if you DQ at the match, you are out of the drawing...…..). We are only planning on having up to about 96-100 shooters maximum, so look at practicescore to enter your info and send your check with match entry fee to me (info is on practiscore…...or you can call me or email if you have further questions...). If this goes well (and we think that it will, then in October we will have the High Cap Championship for Limited, Open, Carry Optics and PCC) then we can start making this an annual type of event to kick off the outdoor season and possibly end the outdoor seasons here in Michigan. We look forward to seeing you out on the range as we host our monthly matches this year. Clear sights and crisp triggers to all. Roy Neal
  7. Roadrunner Shootout was a bust for me. Don't get me wrong, the match was very well run (great call on handing out some of the random draw prizes during the match), the tri-tip was great (so were the hot dogs) and the stages offered a good variety of challenges. And what a beautiful range! Seriously, Roadrunner was my first match at CCPL and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My goal was top 5 production (stretch goal: the podium). My result PS Link https://practiscore.com/results/new/e85fe077-25b3-45a2-a940-e0e65969f9ac?q_division=6 General Thoughts On My Performance Looking beyond the obvious DQ I just felt way, way outclassed by rest of the field. I DQ'd on the very last stage so I had plenty of footage and Practiscore Data to comb through--a big thanks to the other Production Shooters who posted their full match vids. Very informative. Most of the stage plans were close. In comparison to some of the top Production shooters what really stuck out to me is short movement--especially when combined with a reload. I'm just way too slow and to make matters worse I just don't know how to push that reload faster in a match. It's something of a habit that's been around for years that I've never been able to fix. I'm also not sure why I sometimes will Grapevine/Carioca when it seems that everyone else just shuffles over. Lack of confidence evident in the multiple makeup shots (why not just get the shots right in the first place?). And I hate to be that guy, but my splits are just utterly pathetic on 3-10 yard wide open targets. Or perhaps wildly inconsistent. I think it's a confidence thing. Kind of like that weird flinch at the start of Stage 7. There were also a couple of instances of the "third sight picture" (i.e., letting the gun return after you have taken your final shot on that target). The funny thing is that I entered the match with the "Alpha-hunt" mentality. I figured the speed would be what it is. I usually get positive feedback/remarks on my speed so I figured I wouldn't think about speed (transitions and movement) and really focus on alphas. Mixed results on that front. Sometimes I pushed a bit harder and that resulted in charlies. Too much "extra" stuff (shots/movement/un-necessary reloads/sight pictures/ . . .) that needs to be trimmed out. But that's just me. I'd be curious to hear what you see. Production A-Class. In order of stages shot Day 1 Stage 8 - Jailbreak This stage was actually thrown out. Apparently, one of the clamshells was struck by a bullet and developed a bit of a timing lag that couldn't be corrected (they were supposed to be an even drop time & speed). Aside from the misses on steel, this stage felt okay. It was nuked from PS before I could pull it with full results. Didn't get into position on the first array (evident in the re-alignment) Stage 9 - Helltown Missed my positioning when first entering the towards the middle of the covered walkway resulting in weird short-steps to cover the remaining distance. Way too many charlies considering the target distance. This brings me to one of the "fundamental misunderstandings" of mine: Stage Hit Factor. My gut was saying "Close targets, uncomplicated movement, no activators/swingers/sequences . . . High Hit Factor . . . Burn it down". Can someone help me understand this, please? I feel like that's going to be a watershed moment--understanding how to read a stage beyond simply picking shooting positions and engagement orders. Kind of like the first time I took a 3rd person video of myself. That resulted in me actually trying to run--though I clearly need to work on that in certain situations. A more astute production shooter noted that the stage favored good hits (most targets were within 3 yards). I should have listened. Stage 10 - How Now Brown Cow I wanted to be faster. I should have been more accurate/precise. A shooter in the back makes a great point. Why did I leave the back line to that extent (look how far forward I strayed) when my next position was the back left corner? The only thing I could think of is foot positioning and the idea of a sidestep. Having my left foot so far forward (due to the beginning lean) and pointed at what I was engaging as opposed to where I needed to go next surely didn't help. Had I kept my original orientation, the sidestep would have been more parallel to the back fault line thus saving a bit of movement at the cost of a slightly tighter shot between the wall and doublebarrel. I also had to pump the breaks to take a makeup shot (I'm pretty sure I made up a mike). That forced the extra movement to allow me to engage the targets through the port. The miss was on the no-shoot sandwich upon re-entering the shooting area. Guess which target I missed? Headbox strikes again! Stage 6 - Acme Tactical Sequence went okay (2 Charlies) Dropped the mag, but recovered okay. Good job getting the gun up and ready. Way too many shots for that array but not enough shots at the next array to justify a mag change (I think it was a panic response because that reload was not in my plan) Bumbled reload into the port Bumbled final reload (I rarely pull that 5th mag) and grapevined my way to the final position. The very last shot was to account for a ::ahem:: No Shoot. At least the makeup shot wasn't in the white, too. Stage 7 - Better Safe Hesitation on that first shot. Rounding the corner felt okay. Believe it or not, I was pretty far away from the port compared to a quite a few I observed. Not doing well on headshots is a recurring theme (that killed me at GridIron 2018). What are those splits on the open targets before the end? Like 0.9 or something? Yikes. Fortunately my stage plan allowed for exactly one makeup shot to allow for a quick finish (i.e., take the final target without having to reload into position . . . because I can't do that quickly enough for such a short move). Day 2 Stage 3 - Nutcracker Confidence, confidence, confidence. Be decisive. I don't recall seeing any Production shooters trying the "sequence" (i.e., steel, steel, hardcover target, swinger). There were probably a few who did, but I made the decision not to try the sequence. Just way too slow from position to position. I rehearsed that final steel sequence a million times yet couldn't execute. Seriously, do you know how many times I repeated the phrase "reload diagonal left. 4 USPSA steel. Half-step right. IPSC, USPSA, IPSC"? Stage 4 - I Miss That Kind of Clarity Mike into the wall (I didn't run back far enough and tried to lean). Enough said. It's a zero anyway. Stage 5 - Tunnel Rats I think that was the first cooper tunnel I've had to run through. Not bad. I guess being 5'6" on a good day came in handy for once. Did you see the finale of the 3rd Season of The Expanse? If you did then you probably remember Holden's plea to Ashford. During that USPSA mini popper engagement it felt like I was hearing his plea just slightly modified. "I know your trying to save [your Hit Factor]. I am too. But we're on the brink right now, because we keep reacting to things we don't understand. We're scared, we're hurt, and we're reaching for [speed] because we can't figure out what to do. But just this once, can't we try something else!?" Okay. How about 4 shots on a wide open target? Stage 1 - Where's Steve? I really did bury the first two shots on the skunk/tuxedo in the black. Trigger freeze at the end. Mike came from position three on the hardcover target. Mikes hurt. A lot. Stage 2 - Prime Time I didn't even get to run into the room as my barrel lug broke and my ham-fisted attempt at clearing the gun resulted in me punching it out of my hand before the RO declared "range is clear". Again, the staff did it right. I took the DQ and kept a convivial demeanor for the rest of my time there. What if? Well, I played the "what-if" game and noted the following: If I hadn't DQ'd and the stage was scored as is, it would have been a zero and I would have landed in 17th place If I had won the stage by slimmest of margins (according to PS Competitor: 32.45 seconds clean OR an additional C:x0.41 Seconds Per Occurrence (SPO) D:x0.81 SPO M:x3.04 SPO) then I would have come in 9th. So the bottom line is that I did not meet my goal of a top 5 or podium finish and I'm out of the running for the Triple Crown. Crossroad That leaves me at an interesting crossroad: Should I continue the season with Production knowing that I can't place in the Triple Crown and that I'm not likely to be able to go to Low-Cap Nationals? -OR- Should I take the plunge in to Carry Optics for the remainder of the season (including 2 more Level II matches) with the possibility of going to Hi-Cap Nationals? I can always hop back into Production mode for the 2019 GridIron (scheduled for mid October). I'm kind of leaning towards the latter. I slapped a Vortex Viper onto a Performance Center slide I picked up for cheap and I'm really liking the visual feedback (aside from the refresh rate issue and my slight astigmatism smearing the dot a little bit). I even tried focusing on the front sight post while using the dot solely as a reference for flinching. It was encouraging to see how little the dot moved. I don't exactly lack the facilities to practice. In fact, I was voluntold to direct our 4 stage match and I made it a point to let everyone know that I'd leave the range open for a couple of hours to allow for practice (actual practice!). Maybe I should take myself up on that offer. Moving Forward Which leads me to the big item (regardless of the Production vs. Carry Optics decision): I want to develop agility drills (or mini stages) but I'm not sure what the time standards should be . . . for the drills/stages that I haven't even conceived yet. The 4 stage match is meant to be convenient for those who shoot the afternoon rimfire match. There's a push (perhaps just from me) to keep the stages quick but still challenging. So, I'm thinking that since our regular 5+1 Classifier match tends to lean towards 32 stage field courses it might be fun to put together some short choppy movement stages that emphasize quick, precise movement into (and out of) position. A look back in slight frustration I always harp on "immediacy" being the place where a lot of people can cut boatloads of time. But beyond that it appears to be the short moves that are killing me. Long straightaways? No prob! Can I be immediate when it comes to breaking grip and grabbing a mag after finishing an array? You bet! But one-step/two-step? More often than not I look like a duck waddling cautiously to the next position (00:16 seconds). Hand speed and foot speed just look so slow. I've heard the challenge before: "Could you beat yourself from last year?". Well, most of the footage above is from 2017 and 2018. I wouldn't want to square off against that version of me. Except maybe 2017 GBC me. I think I could hang with that guy. Who was in C Class at the time. On the plus side, I feel that if I can properly channel this frustration/embarrassment into an actionable plan then maybe, just maybe I might be able to throw down a respectable performance at a major.
  8. Alright a new season has started. I am super stoked for 2019. 2017 was my first non-level one match (Local) where I won production B class at the Indiana Sectional. In 2018 I shot my second level II match and again got a class win at the Indiana Sectional, but this time in A class. 2018 I shot my first ever match outside Indiana and first match above a level II, the USPSA Factory Gun Nationals (Production). I was able to walk away with 6th in A class and 53rd overall out of over 240 in production. I was really excited to see that I can occasionally hang with the big dogs, I even finished 3rd on stage 11 at 96.93% of the stage winner. Also managed to beat a LOT of Ms and some GMs overall so that was cool for an A class scrub. Follow me as I train and compete throughout 2019 on my way to the 2019 Iron Sight Nationals Nov 3rd-5th. Practiscore Link: https://practiscore.com/results/new/5d318625-e851-4f0e-a8cd-0d113fe7435d?q_division=2&q_class=0&q_individual=0&q_result=0 Check out my youtube page here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ldpjRMuTD54urPmbpT2jw?view_as=subscriber My Youtube channel has match video of the entire Nationals Match from 3rd person and 1st person views. Check out my stuff on Instagram @USPSAspiderman where you can follow my daily training and get the tips/tricks/knowledge I have picked up along the way. Hope to see you on the range, Johnathon “Peter” Parker – A95284
  9. So interwebs I'm on my way to USPSA Nationals to shoot production A class in Oct 2018. I envision this thread to be my journal of the training and other stuff that goes with it. I've never been to a match bigger than the state championship before. And I've only been to one state championship. Stay tuned for daily progress! Johnathon (Spiderman) Parker YouTube link: m.youtube.com/my_videos?disable_polymer=true&csn=w0c_W6erHYWBwQHtrJVo Instagram handle UspsaSpiderman
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