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Don’t take new equipment to a match

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I was having some mag problems at a local match a few days before a level 2 (Glock 35). Had a buddy that had some mags with different base pads (TTI vs my Dawson) that he wasn't using so I borrowed them. Well, his mags didn't seat in the gun as easily at mine did and 4 times during the match I didn't seat the mag and it fell out while I was shooting. Figured it cost me 8-10 seconds over the course of the match. Never will I do that again. 

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Guilty of this and it cost me forty seconds on a par time stage. Double feed on my AR and both bullets made it into the locking lugs. Had to dig it out with my pocket knife. Argh don’t take untested equipment to a match, should’ve known better!

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On 4/26/2018 at 6:03 AM, Miggz55 said:

Id add to this, clean your equipment well before a match. I had several failures this weekend due to filthy conditions...


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Add always function test the clean equipment before the match!

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Half the time I'm only able to get my equipment to fail at a match so I just run it and hope for the best but only at Level 1 non-points matches. I won't take new gear to Level 2 or higher matches. 

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It's tempting to want to run new equipment, but you most definitely need to run it before a match. We all figure it out one way or another 😛

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