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Question about GSSF armorer's at matchs

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by ccoprdc, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. ccoprdc

    ccoprdc

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    Hi Folks,
    I sent in my money and paperwork for a 3 year GSSF membership
    this past weekend. The pistol I want to use is a Gen2 G22 I
    purchased from a friend who had used it at several matches,
    but wanted to move up to a G20 for his future matches. This
    G22 has sentimental value since my friend wound up dying a
    few months later from a rare cancer.

    My question is, after checking everything out before my 1st
    match it seems 3 parts are questionably legal for GSSF. Will
    I need to replace the extended slide lock, extended slide stop,
    and what looks like a LW connector or can/will a GSSF armorer
    take care of it before a match. Since I'm new to all this I thought
    I'd ask the experts here. Thanks in advance for your advice.
    David
     
  2. SARDG

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    The armorer wil replace all your non-stock parts and return the aftermarket parts.

    Glock never made an extended slide LOCK - so that's illegal; Glock has made an OEM slide STOP - so if that's factory, you should be okay; the LW connector has got to go - but YOU can put a 4.5# (-) OEM connector in it. The armorer will not - they'll put a 5.5# connector in there.
     
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  3. ccoprdc

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    Thanks SARDG. I wasn't sure if they only took care of broken
    or worn out parts only. I wish I could go watch a shoot or two
    before I actually try to shoot. When I was a younger man I
    would have jumped in with both feet before looking. As I get
    older I tend to try and prepare for days to take what seems
    like one step.

    David
     
  4. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The match is easy to shoot. No running, jumping, crawling, cartwheels, speed reloads or water hazards. Watch for a few hours in the morning, shoot in the afternoon. No matter how you shoot, you will be eligible for random prizes.
     
  5. SARDG

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    So many people say that - but don't do it. Just bring 150 rounds per Division and come to shoot.

    Read the rules first, to get a background. Pre-register if you can. When you get to the match, ask the armorer(s) to look at your gun - they'll be set up in the same area as where you would go to get your scoresheet stickers. When you get to a stage, tell the RO(s) you are a new GSSF shooter and they'll give you extra guidance. Watch a few shooters at a stage before you shoot to get an idea of the procedure. Help paste and paint to get your nose in there and to check out the targets up-close.

    Try to familiarize yourself with squadding. Read post #6 in this recent thread:
    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1429576

    Where is your first match - Dawsonville? I'll be there ROing on an 'M'.

    ETA: I'm probably older than you - so is Danny! :supergrin:
     
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  6. ccoprdc

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    Since I'm dealing with heart issues and get around with a cane
    the activity levels of IDPA, IPSC, etc. are out for me, but GSSF
    does seem doable. I'll probably do just what you said and watch
    awhile then shoot. I think it would be hard to be around all that
    fun without participating at some point.:cool:

    David
     
  7. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    David, when you register, be sure to check the block for "Challenged." I've seen many shooters use a cane and one shoot from a wheelchair. It is best to have 4 magazines, and Ed's Public Safety is usually at the Georgia matches, selling mags for $20.00 each.
     
  8. ccoprdc

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    I hope to get my GSSF package in time to do the Dawsonville
    match. I just sent my money and paperwork via email on the
    1st of July. If not I plan to do Conyers and hopefully try indoor
    league shooting at Quickshot in Atlanta or Bullseye Marksman
    in Cummings until the Conyers outdoor match. If I don't get
    my membership stuff in time I may come to Dawsonville as an
    observer (since I won't have proof of membership).

    I guess I do feel older than I really am...I was born too late for
    the 50's and too early for the 60's.:cool:
     
  9. SARDG

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    If you've submitted your memebership, you won't need the "papers" to shoot at Dawsonville.

    When you submit your pre-registration, make a note with it that you've sent in your membership app on July 1. GSSF will dig it out and get you set up.

    The reg form is online at www.gssfonline.com. IF you can check your credit card online to see when it's charged (if that's how you paid), then that will give you a little more confidence that the membership is being processed.

    Pre-registration MUST be submitted by noon ET on the Wednesday prior to the match.

    Joining and shooting all at once, at the match, was (is) also possible.

    A GSSF match within your own state shouldn't be missed.
     
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    Thanks Danny. I wasn't sure whether I should check that box
    or not since I am not confined to the wheelchair. I've only been
    dealing with this stuff a few months now.

    I'll def look for Ed's at the match. I don't think its possible to ever
    have too many magazines. I was able to get a few pre owned
    mags from CDNN sports for $12.99 each plus free shipping a
    few weeks ago. New mags would probably be more reliable.

    David
     
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    The armorers can check out your mags too, for springs and current followers.
     
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    Yeah, but it's the sand bunkers that always get me. :rofl:
     
  13. lethal tupperwa

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    don't forget to sign up for the new shooter drawing

    you might win a new Glock!
     
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    Six or seven possible ways to win something for our OP:

    Place First in a Division: Gun win
    High Challenged: $75 win
    Hign Senior (though not certain of age): $75 win
    Random Drawing: Gun win (perhaps multiple gun wins)
    New Shooters Drawing: Gun win
    Matchmeister: Gun win

    ...and IF the OP RO'ed.... (drum roll...)
    RO Drawing: Gun win

    It's actually better to be lucky, than good.
     
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    If I could hit targets in GSSF, like I hit feirway bunkers in golf.......
     
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    Golf is a stupid game BUT you must play it for 40 years before you can say that.
     
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    I see and agree with your point....but think it also depends on how 'good' you are. Unfortunately, most of us will never be good enough to consistently stack the deck in our favor.

    So...Good luck to all!
     
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    You betcha - been playing at golf for 42 years by my recollection - but struggling at competiton shooting for 48 years. (off & on)

    You would think by now that I could hit the A-B zone. :faint:
     
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    Not all matches have an armorer. The Knoxville match this year didn't.