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  1. Hello, I am brand new to reloading and looking for some recommendations and and load data to use for 147gr FP Black Bullet International (BBI) and 147gr blue bullets both RN and FP. I have Ramshot Silhouette and Accurate #7 powders, losing mixed brass with CCI 500 primers. Intended for 9mm minor for USPSA. I called BBI and asked their recommendations and he said those powders would not get best results and recommend a shotgun powder. Just looking for a little guidance if anyone has good load recipe with what I have or a powder they would recommend for those bullets. Thanks!
  2. Here is my chronograph testing on a Palmetto State Armory PSA Gen4 16 inch barrel. All using Tightgroup and CCI 500 primers fired at 10 feet from chronograph. Loading this for my Niece for USPSA, Minimum power factor of 125 is minimal power factor. What are your loads for USPSA PCC? I think I like the 3.1 115 grain Berry plated round nose. 3.0 grain Tightgroup. OAL 1.140 FPS 1098.67 x 115 = 126.34 power factor. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 115 grain Berry plated round nose. 3.1 grain Tightgroup. OAL 1.140 FPS 1131.67 x 115 = 130.14 power factor. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 115 grain Berry plated round nose. 3.2 grain Tightgroup. OAL 1.140 FPS 1175.00 x 115 = 135.12 power factor.
  3. The 2021 USPSA Arkansas Section Championship will be held at the CASA range, approximately 25 minutes west of Little Rock, on September 9-11. We will have 10 stages with a round count of approximately 250 rounds. This is a one-day match with limited competitor slots on Friday and the main body of competitors on Saturday. Lunch served Friday and Saturday, competitor packages at sign-in, cash awards to HOA by Division, and plaques for place and category. This is a Level 2 match. Match Director/Section Coordinator is David Hyden. Staff will shoot for free on Thursday or Friday and must contact the MD for approval at hydenout@cox.net. Match registration will be through Practiscore and ENTRY FEE MUST BE MAILED to us within TWO WEEKS of registering to: Bruce Bethell P.O. Box 192 Ft. Smith, AR, 72902 Entry fee is $130 for adults and $65 for juniors. No match refunds after August 15, 2021. Competitor's name must accompany match entry fee. Register at: https://practiscore.com/2021-arkansas-section-championship/register All inquiries must be made through hydenout@cox.net. Location: Central Arkansas Shooters Association (CASA) 43210 Higginbotham Rd Perryville, AR 72126 34.8707° / -92.7249° will put you at the gate. http://www.casarange.com/
  4. Hello all, I’m starting my journey into USPSA and would like tips for improvement. I’m working on my technique in dry fire and running drills based off of Ben Stoeger’s dry fire book. Going to the range is your typical no drawing from holster and limited to shooting at one target. I’m sure shooting 6 shots rapidly won’t get me kicked out. I do use the rifle sight in targets to practice transitions and lately printing out A zone sized targets with a smaller circle in the middle. The smaller circle helps with giving me something to focus on and anything outside of It is what I try to limit. I used this setup to practice doubles and controlled pairs. What else would be worth focusing on? With the price of ammo I’m shooting twice per month. One range session and one match. Any tips for shooting at an indoor range and getting some quality practice. Thanks!
  5. 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.
  6. This is Jim Tan from Canada. I love IPSC/USPSA. I have been shooting matches for one year and seven months now. One year and ten months from the day I first shot a handgun. Now, I make up my mind and know I love this sport so much that I want to be the "Paper M". I want to prepare myself for world shoot 2020. In year 2018 to 2020 shooting season, I will focus on open division. I registered my USPSA membership, and will shoot some USPSA matches in US next year. So I can practice real open division shooting, not the "Open 10" division in Canada. haha! I will update my daily training info and video here, so to push myself to keep up the work and get better.
  7. What a personal s#!t show today. Local match, hoping to run the Glock 45 I’ve switched to for CO. Gun was zeroed, function checked and ready. Mags loaded. The first stage had some build problems that had to be corrected that didn’t get noticed until a few shooters ran (who then would have to reshoot the updated stage). Because of that i changed my plan and decided to run right to left, which I still think is the better option. The problem is I planned my reload location poorly, then compounded it by stumbling while reloading on the move and broke the 180. I wish I could say I didn’t shoot to plan but I did... and didn’t leave myself any room for error. Then error happened. No argument, but now I’m on the way home to ice my ankle. Apparently even with plates and screws it’s not meant to take all my body weight and momentum on the balls of my left foot as the only contact point. Bright side: I have an excuse to not mow the yard when I get home now. Edit to add: Also sort of glad I didn’t end up having to shoot Long Range Standards 2, which was one of the stages (but no longer counts as a classifier).
  8. Those that know me, know this has been a long time coming. Hope this is a helpful little nugget I wrote up. This is just some stuff I like and what I use. Having used just about every part and part combo this is what works for me. I have reasons for each part. I get alot of questions and i hope this finds some well. As always YMMV. @PatriotDefense @johnbu 9mm GT Stroked slide Beveled mag well(transition between mag well helps smooth reloads) Tuned 9mm Extractor(typically factory extractor is 38. 9mm needs more tension for reliability) Polished and Lapped rails. Hammer face angled and polish(smoothes recoil and slide movement) Hammer strut hole opened and smoothed( eliminates spring bind and friction. Also a must for única hammer ( Slide faced and comp(if needed) retimed. Breach Face inner edge chamfer and polish (smooth feeding) Extractor Channel polish( crud gets built up here. This ensures free movement ) Fireing Pin channel polish.(reliable strikes) Slide bottom front Chamfer(reduce's drag on 2nd round and reliable feeding) Slide rear bottom Chamfer(smooths recoil as slide travels over hammer) FPB removal( not needed in open. Reduces FP drag) All before adding parts. My favorite parts list and combos V12 barrel EGD Brass grips(bring weight back into hands) DAA adjustable thumrest, hand checkered by me Henning Mag well Gen 1( design keeps magwell from walking forward) Over sized Safeties, hand checkerd by me( more dexterity) Henning short Trigger(medium spring) PD Light Guide Rod PD Fireing pin(heavy for reliability) Única DA/SA heavy hammer(used as SA only) #patriotdefense bolo disconnector( eliminates pre travel) EGW sear (gives shortest reset) 6-9lb recoil spring (I prefer 8lb) PD 13lb hammer spring( works with heavy hammer and pd parts) PD reduced Power FP spring Xtra power Extractor spring 9mm Extractor PD reduced Sear spring Precision made sear cage pin made by me( eliminates sear cage + sear wobble, and a crisper disengagement on trigger press) Factory polished sear cage( less friction on moving sear) Xtreme G2 racker or Angled G1 racker. Xtreme trigger plunger Factory trigger bar (almost need to own several to pick best one) Over sized mag release(factory) IPSC Alex RTS2 mount 8 MOA RTS2 or 8 MOA slide ride Única Hammer short strut. #dgbullets 115g bullets HS6 or AA7 powder Current Slide/Frame combo Older Limited frame with better checkering and up swept beaver tail GT slide V12 9mm stroked. Also Tanfoglio 40s&w slides will and can to be tuned to run 9mm reliably with a 9mm barrel obviously. The Spare GT barrel that comes with the gun, can also be used with limited slide in conjuction with cone comp. This is basically what you have to do to the GTs and this is thee best parts and parts combos I've used and found. Enjoy.
  9. I don't see any A/M/GAs running TSOs . With major power loads does the 2011 style trigger matter more the faster you go? Do you think a hinged trigger contributes to pulling the second shot of a pair low vs a 2011 trigger - all other things being equal.
  10. Hi guys, Hoping someone can chime in and help steer me in the right direction here...Shot a little indoor match last night (4 stages) and had several light strikes/hammer falls on each stage. This is my match gun, barely has 1K rounds through it. I have never had this happen with this pistol (practice gun was a different story) so i want to get this squared away before my next match. Here is my current set up: Ammo: Blue Bullets 125g Winchester small pistol primers Vectan BA 9.5 powder OAL @ 1.125 +/- Mixed range brass Pistol: Stock barrel reamed to SAMI spec by Patriot Defense PD BOLO (fitted with the help of PD) 10lb recoil spring 15.5 PD hammer spring PD optimized trigger return spring PD optimized sear spring PD optimized firing pin spring Extreme firing pin (polished) Extreme one piece sear (polished) Extended firing pin block Stock plunger (polished) Stock plunger spring Titan hammer (base and holes polished as instructed) All applicable internals polished for smoother action/lighter trigger pulls, but nothing too crazy (I do not have trigger pull weights to disclose unfortunately) I case gauge every single round i load before matches as well as practice, and this time was no different. I'm not concerned about crazy light trigger pull weights, etc. I set this gun up with the intention of 100% reliability at matches. This is the first and only time she has behaved this way so my initial reaction was a bad/hard batch of primers but I'm not fully bought into that idea yet... I haven't changed a single thing over the past several matches where she ran 100% with this exact set up (ammo included) Thanks in advance for any help/advice you fellow shooters can offer. -Chase
  11. I finished my first 2011 build. To my surprise it actually shoots and it is more accurate than I am. I am having some reliability issues, though. First issue is a sticking of the slide. When to the gun starts to get hot after a few rounds, the slide begins to get stuck in battery and it takes a lot of force to rack the slide and eject the spent casing. When the gun cools down again, seems to work fine for a bit. Any ideas on why this is happening?
  12. Yes it's that time again.... Better early ...So we can line up our vacation days for us worker bees... Kindly Post 2020 Matches here... So far we have: 2020 Bul Open Saturday Jan 11 2020 - Sunday Jan 12 2020 Visit http://www.matchsignup.org/match/default.php?matchid=1821 2020 Western State Single Stack Championship, 2/22/2020-2/23/2020 https://practiscore.com/western-states-single-stack-revolver-championship-2020/register 2020 Georgia State Steel Match held at Griffin Gun Club, March 6/7 is the . https://www.practiscore.com/georgia-state-steel-match-2020/register Phoenix PCC Challenge!! Sunday March 8 2020 https://practiscore.com/phoenix-pcc-challenge/register 2020 Alabama Sectional Match March 20-22, Talladega, AL https://practiscore.com/tps-uspsa-at-cmp-alabama-sectional-mar-20-21-22-2020/register 2020 GLOCK 2020 Area 6 Championship, Thursday Mar 26 2020 - Sunday Mar 29 2020 http://www.matchsignup.org/match/default.php?matchid=1835 http://www.matchsignup.org/match/default.php?matchid=1854 2020 Hawaii State USPSA 28-29March https://practiscore.com/mppl-2020-hawaii-state-uspsa-championship-clone/register 2020 USPSA Revolver/L10 Nationals Sponsored by Ruger, May 3 in Talladega, AL 2020 Limcat Custom & Precision Delta Mississippi Classic 14-17 May 2020 https://practiscore.com/2020-limcat-custom-and-precision-delta-mississippi-classic/register 2020 The Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championship, May 20-24 in Talladega, AL https://practiscore.com/world-speed-shooting-championship-2020/register 2020 Sig Sauer Oklahoma Section Championship June 19-20, 2020 https://practiscore.com/2020-oklahoma-section-championship/register 2020 Illinois Sectional presented by SNS Casting , 8/28-30, 2020 https://practiscore.com/2020-illinois-sectional-presented-by-sns-casting-1/register 2020 Walther Arms Area 4 Championship 16-20 Sep 2020 https://practiscore.com/2020-walther-arms-area-4-championship/register
  13. The 2020 Arkansas Section USPSA Championship will be held at the CASA range, approx. 25 minutes west of Little Rock, June 4-6. We will have 10-stages with a round count of approximately 250 rounds. We plan to use the “shoot-house” for a stage. This is a one-day match with limited competitor slots on Friday and the main body of competitors on Saturday. Lunch served Friday & Saturday, competitor packages at sign in, cash awards to HOA by Division and plaques for place and category. This is a Level 2 match. Match Director/Section Coordinator is David Hyden. Range Master is Troy McManus. Staff will shoot for free on Thursday or Friday and must contact the MD for approval at hydenout@cox.net. Match Registration will be through Practiscore and Entry Fee MUST BE MAILED to us within TWO WEEKS of registering to Bruce Bethell, P.O. Box 192, Ft. Smith, AR, 72902. Entry fee is $130 for adults and $65 for Juniors. No match refunds after May 16, 2020. Competitor's name must accompany match entry fee. Register at: https://practiscore.com/2020-arkansas-section-uspsa-championship/register All inquiries must be made through hydenout@cox.net. Location: Central Arkansas Shooters Association (CASA) 43210 Higginbotham Rd Perryville, AR 72126 34.8707° / -92.7249° will put you at the gate. http://www.casarange.com/
  14. Tried looking, but Not sure if they were posted already. Changes are highlighted in red. Biggest change is the 59oz weight limit in production and CO. https://uspsa.org/documents/minutes/20200214_7 APPENDIX D4_D7 changes.pdf
  15. Am I still USPSA Production class legal to put a Shadow 2 paddle mag release on a SP01? My understanding is that it would be as the rules say that you can use parts from another gun that is on the approved list but I wanted to check with the experts first.
  16. Just4FunLP

    Accu Shadow 2

    I've got an Accu Shadow with quite a few miles on it, and have planned to replace it at the end of the year. I really wanted to get another identical Accu, but now that they've come out with the Shadow 2 I think I should make the switch. I just looked on the CZ Custom website and they're selling the Accu Shadow 2 now. That's the one I want. Any idea when it could be approved? How does it work? Seemed like the Shadow 2 made the list pretty fast. Thanks
  17. The New Middle Tennessee Sporting Association has become a member club of USPSA (TN-13). We plan of having our first match on Saturday November 23rd 2019. Start time is 9:00 AM. 4 field courses, one speed drill and classifier CM 18-09. Looking at 167 rounds. Match fee is $25. This is the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Please register on our practiscore page. https://practiscore.com/mtsa-uspsa-match/register Thank you for your consideration. Robert Standley A49729 - Match Director
  18. I have noticed a significant improvment in my ability to manuever through a course of fire in USPSA since I started to take my physical fitness more seriously. Howvever, I am always looking to improve my movement and was wondering what everyone was doing to train for compettive shooting. I am not talking about gun handling and entries/exists, but more physical fitness to have more explosive movements. Thanks.
  19. Newish to the forums! Also new to USPSA (July 2017). Just noticed that guys would do some friendly motivational challenges to race the next class. I wanted to attempt to do the same to encourage to get out and push ourselves to move up! I guess we can give it to the end of the month to see if it draws any attention. Just post a reply and put your USPSA member number in the post and I will compile them and track them monthly. We can see our progress at the end of the year. Or not....:( Robert Zuniga A104434 Production Limited
  20. Hey All - new to the forum so I apologize if there is a thread on this already. I recently had a custom 2011 built for me to shoot Open in USPSA. It’s a middy (4.5” barrel), steel grip and chambered in 9mm. Beautiful gun. One thing I am trying to adjust to is having to modify my grip slightly from the plastic 9mm minor guns I have been shooting for the past few years. I always got as high up the slide with my support hand as possible with the plastic guns, but on the 2011 it seems getting high up gets you into trouble with things like extended mag release button, scope mount, thumbrest, etc. Any tips to more easily transition to an open gun friendly grip. Thanks in advance!
  21. I have always been a fan of the m&p line and would like to get into some competative shooting. I am military and tend to move around a bit and don't want to close the door on particular classes. Is it possible to get one pistol that can do major and minor without getting out of production or service pistol class? I have thought about a long slide m&p 40 core and dropping in a 9 barrel, but I think this maybe prohibited. Thanks for the pointers. I do reload, but 9mm bullets are more economical than 40s and I give up mag capacity.
  22. Let me kickoff by just saying that BEnos has been an amazing resource that I've utilized over the years. I've learned an immense amount from the wealth of knowledge in the threads on this board, as well as in-person from many of the participating members. Additionally, I've collected my share of lumps as I've grown both in the sport and as an individual, gathering information about what works and what doesn't, "on and off the field". In my quest to better myself further and share what I've learned with others in this community, I've decided to finally go ahead and post here in the "range diary" section. Forgive the length of this first post, but I believe it's important to understanding my journey as a shooter, where I'm at today and what I hope to achieve. For starters, I'll kickoff with a history of my shooting background, and where I'm at today: I shot a firearm for the first time in 2009. Later that year, I joined the Baylor Marksmanship Association (an on-campus firearms club started by a now, close friend) and shot my first competition, a 3 gun match at Tac Pro Shooting Center. I had no quality gear, no skill and basically just flopped around like a fish out of water for the duration of the match. I can also say that it was one of the most fun experiences I've had, and I was immediately hooked on competing. Over the course 2010 I began to shoot as many 3 gun matches as I could (that meant about one a month or so), still flopping around mostly, until a friend and I discovered Magpul Dynamics. Yup, you read that correctly; the "tactical-Magpul-porn" was the first time I was able to actually understand some of the basic mechanics of recoil control and increasing shooting speed. At the same time, I was fortunate enough to meet some extremely skilled shooters (locally) who introduced me to this forum, and for all effective purposes, began to mentor me in all things related to our sport. Throughout 2011 and into 2012, I did a deep dive into understanding the best gear and parts, and shot as much as my college budget would allow, even having some moderate success with 3 gun - always in the running to win at my local area matches, and even doing decently (a relative term) at the 2 or 3 majors I had the opportunity to shoot. At the time, if I were to average/combine my shooting skills across the 3 different firearms platforms into an overall rating, my rifle would have been above my skill average, my shotgun loading would have been above my skill average with the shooting being about at my average, and my handgun would have been far below my overall average (that last part is important for where I'm at today). In the summer of 2012, I was involved in a serious accident that required some major hardware to be installed into me left leg, along with some otherwise invasive surgery. At that time, I basically hung up the shooting rig. I shot maybe 2 matches from 2012 up to 2016, mostly because friends asked me to, with a collective 200-300 additional rounds fired at an indoor range (static shooting) to practice for concealed carry or make sure the firearms were still sighted in, etc. In the summer of 2016, my wife encouraged me to begin shooting again, and I decided to start back into shooting with USPSA. I felt that my overall performance was always hampered by my ability to shoot handgun, and as such, I felt if I was going to improve, I might as well focus on this one area to start with. I got myself a production gun (CZ Shadow) and started shooting about twice a month for the remainder of 2016. At the time, I decided my #1 Goal was to make Master. I classified initially as an A in production, and at the time of posting, am sitting at about an 83% classification. At the kickoff to 2017 I decided I was going to pick up a PCC, immediately violating every reason that I had decided to go back to shoot USPSA, but come on...I love shooting rifle at things up close and with speed, so I figured I'd grab one and mess around for a bit, then go back to handgun...This picture really sums up what was going on inside my head: I made initial classification as Master on the PCC and was encouraged by many of my local match directors and coordinators to shoot some majors with the PCC in the 2017 season. Without drawing out this post, I figure that's a good place to stop. I plan to post up my AARs or Postmortems or whatever we want to call them, for the next few major matches I shot with PCC, and then link all of that information back up my ultimate goal of improving with my handgun. I appreciate any feedback you might have and look forward to utilizing this tool to keep myself honest respective to my growth and practice regimens, and again, hopefully share some knowledge with my fellow shooters.
  23. "Standby..." After shooting my first 6 stages at the WNPL I feel like getting pie somewhere. My friend who is a Grand Master talked me into this new adventure believing i was a good fit. James walked me through the different divisions landing me in carry optics. I loaded up some nice light 10mm using a 40cal recipie that chrono'd out at 1090fps with 180gr fmj's. I had to buy a non ported barrel for my 20c, and some mag pouches but ran "newbie" with a LAG holster and single piece gunbelt. in the end, i only had three goals.. dont get DQ'd, dont loose, and have fun. Im hooked. Finished 58th out of 63. New holster acquired for the next match. I need more practice on finding my dot, and counting shots so i dont run dry. shooter ready...
  24. 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.
  25. Hello, My my name is Alex and am looking forward to starting USPSA in Carry Optics. I am happily married and a father of 2 (2.5 yrs & 1mth). I reside in San Diego, Ca and am planning to Dallas, TX by the end of the year. I plan on running my Glock 19 with an RMR. I come from a “tactical” shooting background and just want to stay active and become a better more consistent shooter. Pictures below i plan on running, minus a few things[emoji1687]Here we go!
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