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107430 No. 107430 ID: f6327b
I just returned from my first IPSC Shotgun match, the Shotgun World Shoot in France where I placed atleast above last place. Anyone else here with who actually shoot matches in IPSC/USPSA/2-Gun/3-Gun or similar?
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>> No. 108237 ID: 9dcda2
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>> No. 108238 ID: f5c3ed
That's a nice sight picture. Just had to say.
>> No. 108239 ID: bbee29
Depends on the user, try before buying.

Tee hee, avgas has s o f t hands~
>> No. 108241 ID: 9dcda2
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CZ nailed it.

I do have soft hands because I wear gloves at work, per policy. But now I'm so used to wearing gloves it's weird handling tools without gloves. Also you can get a better grip on sweaty days and get some protection from hot barrels or handguards that have been baking in the sun.
>> No. 108242 ID: c3b8cf
I got to try out a Shadow 2, P10C, and 75 compact (with Cajun Gun Works parts) side by side a few weeks ago. The Shadow 2 is quite nice, I was able to shoot around a 3 inch group at 15 yards. Its weight and front sight allowed for quicker follow up shots. I didn't do as well with the P10C at 15 yards (about 5 inch groups) since the stock trigger wasn't as nice, although still pretty good for a striker fired.
>> No. 108243 ID: 6fe1bd
I know avypoo I was just teasing ೭੧(❛〜❛✿)੭೨
>> No. 108246 ID: 9dcda2
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And gotta take care of my love life.

This is also the reason I chose the MC Operator over the TRP Operator. The MC has the rubber wrap around grips and GI guide rod, rather than the TRP's cheese grater and full length guide rod.
>> No. 108300 ID: c2c3ac
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You weren't kidding, this thing really does aim itself. I'm so
happy I picked this up
>> No. 108301 ID: 9dcda2
Very nice. I was blowing up sticks and rocks on the 50 yard berm last weekend.

I keep having holster difficulties with mine. I got a C&G Customs holster and I'm having a hard time adjusting the retention. Too loose and the gun goes flying and I get DQ'ed. Too tight and my gun, holster, belt, and pants come up as a unit. Also there's no way to mount it to a QLS fork... so I'm working on it.

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Can't say I've had any issues adjusting the retention on mine. Granted mine is for IWB carry, but I'm pleased with the one I got from C&G.
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Ah, looks like I had the adjustment wrong. I spent probably an hour trying different settings and found a good amount of retention that still releases well. I can hold the holster upside-down and shake it and the gun stays put. With a loaded mag (with snap cap on top and chamber empty) it stays in until you really get violent with it.

Also I figured out how to get the QLS fork on there. It worked with a slight cant forward and only 2 screws. Once it was on the fork, the whole platform was much more stable.
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Also installed the ratchet thing. I'm going to give up on the Velcro inner belt and just put the whole thing over my shirt or jacket.
>> No. 108305 ID: bbee29
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I was thinking about it and would magnets help? You might be able to epoxy or otherwise affix a good magnet somewhere, it could help the pistol stay in place without having to tighten everything too much. As magnetic field intensity follows the inverse square law, it would retain well when contacting the magnet but let go easily after you've pulled it away just half an inch.
>> No. 108306 ID: 9dcda2
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Somebody has to have tried this...


> A few of our guys tried them several years ago when they were all the rage. I haven't seen one on the line since then.

> I got one when they first came out for a 1911. It was okay for standing starts like shooting steel with no movement at all but felt real loose if moving. It's pretty easy to hit the locking lever when drawing and give yourself a speed wedgie in the process. I even bought the revolver insert for it and tried it with an N frame S&W but in the end just went back to Safariland holsters for everything I shoot. The buddy I gave it too almost dropped his glock at a match when he went to open a door and the holster didn't hold the gun. I would never recommend this holster to anyone but that is just my $.02. YMMV.

I picked up a Safariland ALS holster for my VP9 and really like it. It has a thumb operated lever that locks into the ejection port. The only detail is that it won't secure a gun where the slide is locked back.


But they don't make it for the Shadow. I had a bladetech standard kydex holster for my VP9 and dropped the gun twice while running and had the whole holster fall off once. The more recent time the gun liberated itself, it was hot as fuck that day. Basically with these, you have to check and adjust the retention... tension... pretty frequently. (And all the attachment screws.)
>> No. 108307 ID: bbee29
I mean more supplementing your current holster with a magnet of some sort, not getting a magnetic holster.

>Basically with these, you have to check and adjust the retention... tension... pretty frequently. (And all the attachment screws.)
This is why I think adding magnets might help. It might keep the gun secure even if the adjustment isn't perfect.
>> No. 108313 ID: f5c3ed
Cleveland Kydex now has custom options for the Shadow 2. I have one of their OWB holsters for my M&P .45 for range use and it's a solid holster. Let me know if you want some pics of mine.
>> No. 108332 ID: f58119
When can I officially say Im a competitive shooter?
>> No. 108333 ID: f58119
When can I officially say Im a competitive shooter?
>> No. 108334 ID: 66d4e9
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I think you just said it twice, PanamaJack.
>> No. 108339 ID: c2c3ac
  Had my first USPSA match last week. Learned a lot about my shooting and there's much room for improvement. That said, it was a ton of fun and everyone was incredibly nice and helpful. Now it's all I can really think about, haha
>> No. 108340 ID: c2c3ac
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Also, think I should bring my Steyr-Hahn to the next one? :P
>> No. 108341 ID: c2c3ac
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4 fun
>> No. 108342 ID: 9dcda2
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> Had my first USPSA match last week. Learned a lot about my shooting and there's much room for improvement. That said, it was a ton of fun and everyone was incredibly nice and helpful.

Great job dude. I thought you shot pretty well. You'll get faster. Just work on safe and smooth for now.

With your stage two poppers, you got excited and blew your wad, then slowed down and recovered. Good work there.

When you hit, speed up. When you miss, slow down. All too often when someone's shooting and they miss, they try to speed up to make up for the miss, and miss more.

> Now it's all I can really think about, haha

Yer fuckin' hooked.


Did not see that coming, very nice. One thing though, I have a personal objection to drop and offset mounts for pistol holsters. I noticed for the USPSA match you did not have it, but I just want to air my grievance that I think they're dangerous because the gun is pointing directly at your leg. I actually shimmed up my holster mount to get it pointing straight down.
>> No. 108345 ID: 9dcda2
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And how do you people have so much room on your belts? I added a baldric (the "Mike Haggar" belt) to mine to help with the weight. It was fine till I got the shadow. That thing is a tank.

Thinking about rigging up some suspenders, rather than the luggage strap I zip tied on.
>> No. 108346 ID: c2c3ac
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Thanks for the kind words man
>derp and oofset
Very good point. I'll have to do the same to my holster

>Haggar belt

I'm not sure about the belt real estate. I bought this under and over belt combo from Stormrider Gear some years ago and it uses MOLLE on the outside portion of the belt. I don't know if it helps, but I guess the accessories were designed not to take much space
>> No. 108803 ID: 9dcda2
Shot decent. Dumpster fired on one stage, so I left that one out of the video.
>> No. 108804 ID: 9dcda2
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Two important things happened this match:

1. My buddies waited till stage 3 to tell me my shirt had come up and I was plumbers cracking everyone.

2. One of the first time 3-gun shooters had a Negligent Discharge while going to clear his shotgun. This guy says he'd shot 2-gun before but we were helping him out. I was the main Range Safety Officer for our squad and my buddy was the #2.

The stage was to shoot rifle, pistol, then shotgun. The new shooter completes his stage and unloads his handgun, no problem. He reaches into the barrel and apparently booger hooks the bang switch. The shotgun discharges through the barrel into the dirt.

> Me: "Hmm. Well you're done for the day."
> #2 RSO: AAAHHHHHHH. *Jumps back*
> Shooter: AAHHHHHHHHHH. (And shaking.)

The shooter is freaking out and immediately goes to reach for the shotgun again. I grab him by the shoulders and stop him, to calm him down. I check myself, #2, and the shooter to see if anyone was hit. Everyone appears to be fine, just a 3" diameter crater under the dump barrel. I tell the shooter to stand there while WE clear the guns, and then help him over to his gun storage bags.

The other detail is that he did not activate the safety before dumping the gun. Thinking back, I'm not sure why he dumped the shotgun, since it should have been in his hands at the end of the stage, but I'm sure it was when it reached back into the barrel. Memory is one of those fuzzy things.

I think a contributing factor is the location of the cross bolt safety on the Remington 1100/1187 he was using, RIGHT behind the trigger. Pretty easy to hit the trigger instead of the safety. On my Beretta 1301, the safety is in front of the trigger guard. Which I feel is a much better spot.

Just a heads up.
>> No. 108805 ID: f5c3ed
Appreciate the vids man.
>> No. 108810 ID: 9dcda2
Thanks man. I do it for all dozen of my viewers.
>> No. 108813 ID: c2c3ac
Good shootin man! I need to get in that there 3 gun stuff
>> No. 108814 ID: 51b0a9
It's a terrible habit, that will consume your soul, and your wallet.

Even handloading will not save you.

Eventually you will insist on "bayonet" protocols, just to save ammo, as you will have broken your MEC shotshell loader, and your RCBS "Green Machine" Linear Progressive.
>> No. 108915 ID: 3642d9
  I'll admit it, I suck at checking this place in general, but I'm happy to see that this thread has lived on for a year. Have a silly I made from a few matches ago as tribute:
>> No. 108958 ID: 9dcda2
  Woo second place. Mainly because the really good shooters didn't show up. This time I did really well at the 300 yard stage. The bonus was to shoot the 300 yard plate standing unsupported. It was a 30 second bonus that took 20 seconds to do, so that's a win. (With a RTT CQB man speed reload, good to go.)
>> No. 108959 ID: c2c3ac
Fantastic work man!
>> No. 108964 ID: f5c3ed
How did you mount the Contour camera on your earpro?
>> No. 108976 ID: 540040
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With safety wire, of course. The black plastic mount is I think the contour handlebar mount. Usually has a rubber strap.
>> No. 109126 ID: 9dcda2
  The good:
- Pistol shooting was on point
- Shootan with the homies, having a good time
- I was RSO with a pretty good squad
- No penalties

The bad:
- Forget how to hold-over for the rifle (derped on the rifle-clay part by holding low... should be holding high inside of 50 yards)

The ugly:
- My nemesis: The Roof Prop

The night before I was deciding if I should wear shorts or pants. The "feels like temperature" ended up being 97'F, so I brought shorts. After my encounter with the roof prop, I was walking around wondering why my leg hurt a little. Minor road rash.
>> No. 109129 ID: cd18d9
You may have fumbled with the rifle clays, but you sure made it up with the poppers on the next stage. Good job mayne
>> No. 109130 ID: 9dcda2
Thanks dude. I did a bunch of pistol dry fire practice the day before, and it really paid off. One thing, on that last stage with the steel shooting gallery, I could actually feel the difference in weight and recoil as my magazines emptied. I basically counted off the last 3 rounds before the slide locked back. Never noticed that before. Shit happens when you're in "the zone".

Regarding dry practice, when I was practicing with the pistol I was focusing on my grip and trigger pull... to the microscopic level.

- More tension on the ring and pinky fingers
- Get the beavertail centered into the web of the hand
- The force from the trigger pull is between the first knuckle of the finger and the middle of the web of the hand...

One other thing I practiced the day before was left shoulder rifle handling, including loading the rifle, and reaching behind my back to get the magazine on my left hip. That went so well at 1:28 in the video it's hardly noticeable.

If you've got a long drive, check out the Primary and Secondary modcast on Tactical Gamers. They're a bunch of MIL/LEO guys who got into competitive shooting to grow as shooters. One of the things they discuss is that competitive shooting does wonders for your "processing speed", and how instinctual handling of the gun frees your mind to process your situation and surroundings.

Ernest Langdon is on the modcast and describes his first USPSA grand master win. He said it was the slowest run he's ever had. Then when they read the time, he beat everyone. But in his mind, everything was in slow motion.

Same thing happens for me. I'll shoot a stage, think it was slow as fuck, and have a smokin' time. Like "Ffffuuuckkkk, why does it take sooooo long to get the pistol sights back on target after recoil..."

I've identified 2 things I need to work on.
- Mental game
- Roof prop

By mental game, it's really easy to get distracted when you're RSO'ing and talking to your buddies and shooting video for yourself and others. At the stage briefing, you need to take a little time and walk the stage and to visualize yourself running it. Then, before your run, go back and mentally run the stage so that when it's time to go, you're just in playback mode, not in problem solving and discovery mode.

The roof prop and other awkward shooting positions. I've just got to practice getting in and out of these positions, and how best to shoot them. Also considering gun stability versus time to get in/out.
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Piece of shit magazine "VP9 20 2". I cleaned it thoroughly afterward and it worked.
>> No. 109181 ID: 9dcda2
  Second! Also, golf-cart drive by.
>> No. 109182 ID: 9dcda2
  Fifth, so pretty good. I think I lost a shitload of time on the death star. The stage brief said we had to shoot at it at least two times before going to the shotgun. Also stoppage on the VP9 >>109180
>> No. 109208 ID: 5d2235
I'm fucking proud of everyone
>> No. 109760 ID: 5051b5
  I'm fucking garbage at remembering this place exists. But yeah, I'm still shooting competitions and having fun. Ran a mini-14 last rifle match because I'm trying to prove a point to some boomers later down the line. I'll be continuing to run it in future matches for a year or two.
>> No. 109761 ID: bc1daf
Cool! I noticed you don't have an accu-strut on your rifle. What series is it? Did you see your groups opening up as the rifle heated up, or was it hard to tell because of moving and shooting unsupported?
>> No. 109774 ID: 3efc75
Nice work!
>> No. 109776 ID: 369c8a
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So I actually ended up getting second place in the Tac Optics division of a local area monthly comp.

Discovered the following

-115gr doesn't really work on plates well
-115gr has a greater rise than 147gr
-people overlook height over bore a lot
-people will put their body pressure on a bare ass barrel and wonder why they aren't making hits
-pistol lamps don't throw very well even on AR pistols
-brakes and comps are generally shit at dissipating gases at night
-people scoff at pressure pads are generally the same people who use constant on while shooting
-those same people also have lamps that turn off and on via recoil, so they have to shoot twice to get back on target
-getting whiteout over your optic doesn't mean keep shooting
-usually a handgun falling out will only DQ a single person per match, because everyone else will go back to their cars for some reason and produce screwdrivers for some reason
-there aren't ever enough people to help with set up or tear down
-if you talk shit to someone who comp shoots about LARPing, you have no idea what the military does 90% of the time. And even that is far superior to what LE does.
-using a .45 in an outlaw match is fucking dumb, congrats on needing to reload and carry 7 spare mags to make up for the dude with the modern gun and 2 spare.
-people don't understand what "cold range" means.
-height over bore. for real. Quit thinking you can just D zone your way into a good score, we only count alphas, the mag dump just means we're gonna make you paste the fucking target.
-some people think that getting a hit on the perf by the neck should count because "yeah that guy is dead lmao" and they don't understand that human beings can shoot while they bleed out
-people who bring the most ego, perform the worst
-height over bore, stop shooting the fucking barrier.
-holy fuck, the sheer amount of people who want to run 10.3 ARs and put brakes on them is astronmical, and ROing them is absolute hell, when the vast majority of them don't shoot fast enough to warrant the brake.
-if enough people put massive brakes on their AR pistols that can't even net A zones at 15yards, we will try to add more shoot through obstacles, like tires and other shit, because you need to feel how stupid your set up is.
-having the vast majority of people do a mixture of competition/practical is neat to watch, until you see someone throw a shirt over their Safariland hip mounted xbox then run a match
-matches are not the place to test fire your brand new PSAndersyn budget carbine
-if you ask me if you have time to zero, please leave.
-please stop trying to fist fight ROs, when we say shoot while standing, this does not mean squatting is okay, yes, both feet are on the ground, but do you shit standing up? No? fuck off with that.
-paste targets
-height over bore, I know you want to be cool, but 17 fucking straight misses into the plate rack itself does not make you look cool
-brass goblins will try to brass goblin mid match sometimes, hit them with a broom, they will leave
-bro don't bitch about how long it takes to reset if you aren't helping at all with reset, I'm here for free, you don't pay me.
-IDPA and USPSA are cool, it bothers me I can't carry the same way I usually do. Telling people they should shoot IDPA or USPSA to help them with being able to shoot "realistically" but they have to wear/do shit they don't actually do when they carry.
-some people will get mad if you're allowed to shoot from concealment in the same fashion you *actually* carry the fucking gun "why do you have a WML? You aren't a cop!" "hey you can't AIWB you'll shoot your dick off"

TLDR It's the most fun frustrating thing I've ever jumped into.
>> No. 109777 ID: c049f8
Got it brand new in 2016, it's a 583-series. Haven't tested it properly in a bench.

We had not one, not two, BUT THREE people insisting on taking their IPSC safety course with 1911s in .45 this weekend. Had to do the course with less reps total of each exercise, because Team Boomer had to load their mags so often. It's still fun as hell seeing the one guy who shoots .45 good, and watching those big ass buckets almost give the RO a concussion when the brass hits him.
>> No. 109806 ID: 0d01d8
I don't think it counts but I've been considering getting into NRA Smallbore Pistol. The black part of the target with the scoring rings is 3 1/16" across and you shoot standing unsupported, one handed, duellist point stance, from 50 feet, against a timer.

I think I need to up my skills a bit further before trying that, though I can hold the X-ring in a B27 (2" wide by 3" tall) 80%+ of the time at 30 feet. I'd feel better about it if I were more consistent, but I keep getting in a hurry, jerking the trigger, etc. and yanking about one in five out as far as the 9-ring.

...this is with a Ruger Mk III 22/45 with irons that's stock except for Hogue rubber grips. I've got a stainless Hunter Model with all VQ innards but I don't shoot it nearly as much because I don't want to get spoiled by a two-pound trigger with almost all the reset and takeup dialed out of it. I start off slow and then move up to about one round a second after I warm up, then the last few mags I expend practicing fast head shots, in the hopes that the important parts will transfer over to centerfire handguns. I haven't been to the range in months, though, between the Wu Flu lockdowns and some more recent health problems that have appeared.
>> No. 109814 ID: f2172d

Just had a cute girl demo this system for me this past weekend.
Tried the system out both for dry fire and holster draw, and it seemed pretty useful.

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