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Building my own GSSF practice course, A few Q's

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Terminator, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Terminator

    Terminator

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    After having the time of my life at my first GSSF match in KY, I decided to set up my own course on some land we own, but need to know a little technical info on the pepper poppers. I need the dimensions on the pepper poppers. "height" etc.

    I ordered 9 target stands this morning, and need to know which pepper popper to go with. I like the auto poppers, but for price reasons can only buy one of them. The plates are going to be a BIZZATCH getting the wife to go for 900-1300.00.

    wish me luck guys.
    cover me! im going in. ;K
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Glad to hear you had such a good time at Lexington. Now you know why we GSSF'ers enjoy the sport so much. Don't know if the dimensions are available at www.gssfonline.com but the poppers are kind of standard in size, not to be confused with mini-poppers.
     

  3. Don At PC

    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    Don't know if this will come through or not but I will give it a try. We use the "Standard Pepper Popper" top left of picture.
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Another idea for the 'plate rack'..... http://www.newboldtargets.com/
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    If I'm reading it right, 8" plates are about $31 each, six of them and a 2x4 and you're in business. As long as you only use round nosed bullets, these targets last a long time. I don't know why they don't make them in white, but I'll guess they could be spray painted.

    They do have full sized pepper poppers too, but they're a little spendy.



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  5. Terminator

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    Butch,
    Thats exactly what im looking for!!!
    WOW ^c. I can build the Plate rack for much less than expected.
    Ill order 6 of them tomorrow.

    I love it when a plan comes together. ~Hannibal Smith "The A-Team"
     
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    The other thing that you can do when setting up the Glock 'M', is just use one popper. I've been to a couple matches where there was only one popper set up in the middle location. It was set so that it would not fall and you had to score one hit on that same popper for each string. I've practiced this way some times when we are to lazy to drag all the poppers out. You can still rotate the location of the popper during different practice sections so you are still ready for the matches that use all three locations. But it saves you the money of buying all three right now.

    DP
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Norske Millennium Member

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    The "one hard set popper in the center" is actually in the GSSF rules. It is called "Wind Rules". It is used when the wind is blowing so strong that it keeps blowing the Poppers over. They also use it as standard at the Dallas, Texas GSSF match because the club has a rule against backwards falling Poppers.
     
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    If you have about $4400.00 laying around you can get a setup like this one including the trailer!
     
  10. Terminator

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    Now that is really really cruel. :)
    VERY NICE set up you have there.
    i ordered the 3 poppers and 9 target stands, but the rack is my new challenge. i like the ones mentioned earlier in the thread, but have to build the rack part when i get them.
     
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    DEJ/FL Millennium Member

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    Good Luck! Let us know how it's going and as always, Just ask if you have any questions!

    Dan:cool:
     
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    Thanks bro,
    always appreciated.
     
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    Hey Butch, thanks from this end as well! Something like this appears very much pickup truck transportable. Much as I love visiting you guys next door, am putting together some practice items for these short-sunlight days.

    Question: Having seen the D1 height vary from kid-friendly to skyscraper (Oakdale) what's the general correct height from ground for the top of the D1, assuming a berm that makes safety not a consideration? :)
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Good question.....without checking the rules, I have to agree with your observation, making sure the bullets all impact the burm is more important than how far the targets are from the ground. As strange as the height difference seems to be at matches, the one thing to remember is that they're at the same height for everyone.

    I generally put them at 'about eye level'..... :)




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    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    Butch, as I remember it your eyes are closer to the ground than my eyes. ;)
     
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    Question: Having seen the D1 height vary from kid-friendly to skyscraper (Oakdale) what's the general correct height from ground for the top of the D1, assuming a berm that makes safety not a consideration? :) [/B][/QUOTE]

    60" from the ground to the top of the D-1.

    Dan:cool:
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    By golly, yer right! :)
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    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    But Butch that is backwards because Jerry's favorite color is Red. ;f

    Plus Jerry hasn't had that much hair for years. ;N ;N ;N ~2
     
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    Thanks to both Butch & Dan! (If I set them at my eye level my daughter-in-law will think she's in Sequoia Nat'l Forest.) Safety considerations shall prevail.

    Someone searching the GT engine for "sartorially resplendent" will get your portrait above. ;f