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Glock the Plates

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by zen_grasshopper, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. zen_grasshopper

    zen_grasshopper God Bless USA

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    I am planning on going to my first GSSF match in July in St. Paul, MN. I was curious about the Glock the Plates segment. On the GSSF website it says that the plates are calibrated to fall with light 9mm rounds. I have been to matches that said that they were calibrated to 9mm, but when I shot the only way they would fall was if I hit the very top of the plates! I guess I just need a little reassurance that this will not be the case.

    I am really looking forward to this match, in fact this will be the only time off that I will be taking all year. (Workaholic)

    BTW, is any one else going to be at St. Paul??

    If so see you there!

    Jon
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The plates are calibrated the day before the match (Friday) by either Scott or Chris. The plates are adjusted to fall when hit at 6 O'clock by factory 115-gr 9mm ammo. Most of us shooting GSSF use 9mm pistols.:)
     

  3. zen_grasshopper

    zen_grasshopper God Bless USA

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    Thanks for your prompt reply, and thank you for setting my mind at ease.

    Peace,
    Jon
     
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    TJC "No Compromise" Millennium Member

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    What DannyR said is true, IF, the plate racks being used are in good shape. I have seen some that were worst than nightmares.

    Topton, Pa comes to mind 2 years ago. There were others too.
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Topton 2000 did provide some interesting strings.:)
     
  6. zen_grasshopper

    zen_grasshopper God Bless USA

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    Your supposed to be setting my mind at ease!! I guess I won't really worry about it, I will just go and shoot!
     
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    TJC "No Compromise" Millennium Member

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    grasshopper,

    Don't worry about the plate racks. The bad ones are far and few between. Even when they are bad, just hit them in the center and they will go down. Works for me.

    Enjoy yourself, there isn't much more fun than shooting the plates. Accuracy and speed is where it is at. ;)
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The exciting plates at Topton 2000 did not have any problem falling down. The problem was keeping them up until they were hit.:)
     
  9. Fireglock

    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    You know we shot a match like that last year or the year before, if you hit the bar all the plates fell down! :) glockNstein really liked that! ;f
     
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    glockNstein

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    What are you talking about? FG, are you having another senior moment?(or am I?) I don't recall ever shooting plates, and having them fall when I hit the rack! I wish it were that easy. It's amazing, I can miss the 8" plate and hit the 1 1/2" bar, without even trying. Kinda like hitting the paper clamp on the paper plates during practice. ;P ;P


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    Here I go again!!!
     
  11. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    The first few years at Oakdale the plates were less than perfect, but they are newer and better now, they've worked very well the last few years.

    I'll be there... ;)
     
  12. zen_grasshopper

    zen_grasshopper God Bless USA

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    See you there Butch, I intend to be there bright and early on Saturday, with my 19 and 34 ready to go!!!

    Jon
     
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    I've never had a problem with any 9mm FMJ or hollow point. Once I was using Remington Ballisticlean, which uses very soft zinc bullet designed to disintegrate and also a pretty soft powder charge. I thought I was hitting some of the plates and not knocking them over, and so did the range officer, who said he could see them splatting on the plates. I switched to FMJ and had no further problems, other than missing plates.