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Hi guys (and gals) - been a long time

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Krag, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. Krag

    Krag Guest

    How are you all doing? I've been away from GlockTalk, GSSF, Glocks in general for a long time. Thought I'd stop by and say "hey."

    Still doing a lot of USPSA shooting but have been running a Para 18.9 LDA most of this year. Have started playing with a Springfield XD 5" Tactical and will begin shooting it in matches this month.

    Might make my way to the GSSF match in Statesville in September but probably as range crew, not a competitor. Of course I may change my mind and dig out my old G17 and start practicing?
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Krag Who?;f

    Yes, we've missed you.;)
     

  3. LoveGlocks

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    Hello Krag,

    I recognize the name... I believe I met you at a Richmond match two maybe three years ago. Were you taking pictures at the match?

    If so, nice of you to drop by!
     
  4. Krag

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    Love - yeah, I used to be at the VA match every year. I sort of lost interest in GSSF as it's too stylized and predictable. Same thing every match. I'm not being critical, it's just that I needed more "excitment" and interesting stage design and USPSA provides that in spades (Run & Gun & have Fun). I used a highly customized G35 and G21 for a couple of years in USPSA and then began shooting Production Division with my G34.

    Switched to the Para LDA last year as I liked the trigger plus I've been plagued with severe carpal tunnel in my right hand (the result of 30 years in front of typewriters and keyboards exacerbated by handgunning) and needed a really soft recoiling pistol - which the the 9mm 18.9 LDA is.

    Still shoot my G21 in Limited Division on occassion but not too often. Have begun playing with a Springfield XD Tactical in Production as it's heavier then the G34 and has lighter recoil - plus the trigger reminds me of my Para LDA.
     
  5. LoveGlocks

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    Krag - I've never had a guy call me "Love" before... especially out on a public forum... but I'm somewhat comfortable with myself so it's cool.;e

    I find GSSF a challenging and fun (not boring) discipline. It's kinda like bowling... the challenge is to get a higher average, to be more consistent, and hopefully, every once in a while, you have that "break out" game.

    For me, I like that it forces me to shoot fast accurately. I find that it helps me with all the other disciplines. From low ready, the shooting skills required by other disciplines can be leveraged. Practicing mag changes at home and knowing how to get into and out of boxes and shooting positions keep me somewhat tuned for USPSA and IDPA.

    We'll see... we are shooting a big IDPA match and the USPSA Area 8 match in the same weekend coming up... hope I put to use what I said above!

    Take care and hope to see you at the various matches.^c
     
  6. Krag

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    Ha, I knew that would get you!

    IDPA - "I Don't Participate Anymore" I don't do that anymore either. Can't see traveling 3 hours round trip to a match with a total round count under 50. Not my cup of tea I'm afraid.
     
  7. LoveGlocks

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    Krag - you know what they say... "It's not quantity, but quality that counts!"... just kidding... I know what you are saying.

    If it were not for the double-header weekend, I don't think I would go and just shoot the IDPA match that weekend.

    The USPSA Area 8 match is one of the best matches every year. Dave Miller, the Area8 Director and all the CRO's/RO's do a fantastic job every year.
     
  8. Fireglock

    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    Yep, when you're always winning and with no competition, I can see where you would get bored with GSSF. ;Q
     
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    LG (you may be comfortable with "Love," but i'm not sure i am ;f ), great analogy. i started uspsa at the beginning of the year and i think its great. but gssf is still a tough challenge (and will be until i can comfortably win EVERY match...ie, never...even the best dont do that!). one of the really nice things about uspsa is there are matches almost every day of every weekend (and even some stuff during the week) within a reasonable distance from my home (the MD, VA, PA area is a great area for uspsa). my biggest gripe with gssf is just not enough "local" matches to attend. wish i could travel around the country and shoot all the matches.
     
  10. LoveGlocks

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    DM3 - hummm... yeah, on second thought, "Love";3 gives me "squishsies" in my "tum-tum".... maybe I have to change my moniker;I ;U ^d ~1

    I'm in the same place you are - wish I could shoot them all although we hit quite a few on the East Coast. I would like to make it to Conyers at least once... after all these years, I've never been.

    It's all in how you define "challenge" and the ultimate goal in GSSF. Mine is to get into the "GSSF Hall of Fame".. that means I have to beat my current personal bests, and when I do, consistently shoot at that level and set new personal bests to beat... practice... repeat... Gee, you are right... this will take an indefinitely long time and I might never attain it! Point is... it's a laudible goal but worth the effort and best of all it's FUN.;f ;f ;f
     
  11. Krag

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    Fire (see I like short names), I didn't say I was always winning and there was no competition. I said I didn't find GSSF exciting enough. The definition of "exciting" will vary with each person and I'm not knocking those who enjoy the sport. I shot it from Day One until last year and all my "winning" consisted of one first place and two 2nd place B class. Total prizes consisted of one G34 and a hundred bucks or so.

    I enjoyed GSSF, especially the great people I met over the years. But I've moved on to other interests. Peace.
     
  12. LoveGlocks

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    Krag, there is absolutely nothing wrong with your interests... not everyone needs to embrace GSSF the same. There are enough shooting disciplines around that one can pick and shoot as they please. GSSF is strong and will stay strong for a long time... I sure hope it does.

    Good Luck to you and your shooting endeavors!

    LG aka NOT "Love";e
     
  13. Rusty Phillips

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    welcome back

    have you shot a g37 yet?

    any new articles you can give us links to?
     
  14. Krag

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    Rusty - how goes it Man? I tested the G37 last year when they first came out. Had reports in Women & Guns magazine and in a number of mags overseas. I liked it enough that I bought it. Don't really have any use for it but then I probably don't for about 90% of the guns I own. LOL

    Doing a report now comparing the G34 and the Springfield XD Tactical for the Shotgun News. Will be shooting them head to head at USPSA matches over the next couple of months and then write a report on the results.
    Ought to be fun?
     
  15. LoveGlocks

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    Krag,

    I tried an XD... didn't like the longer reset that it had compared to my Glocks. Is that generally the case (longer reset inherent with XD's design) or was it the specific specimen that I test-fired?

    Also interested in knowing what you find in the accuracy department.

    Are the XDs as easy to detail-strip as the Glocks?

    Take care Sir!
     
  16. Krag

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    Yes, the XD has a longer reset. As I shoot a Para LDA now - and am on old timey revolver lover - I don't find it to be a problem.

    Springfield has announced a Custom Shop XD - the Custom Pro - which has all the bells and whistles desired by serious USPSA Limited, L10 or Production Division shooters. It will come with tuned trigger with a shorter reset and lighter let off and will be available in 9mm, .40 and .45 GAP. I hope to get one later this year to play with.

    The XD Tactical I have is just as accurate as my G34 and has the added advantage of using lead reloads.

    It is vastly easier to field strip for cleaning but detail stripping is more difficult.
     
  17. DannyR

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    Krag,

    Now I remember. You're the guy with a camera but no film.;f
     
  18. LoveGlocks

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    Coach,

    Krag was just "dry-firing" his Camera... make sure camera-shake is at a minimum.;e
     
  19. Krag

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    I am surrounded by Philistines! ;Q
     
  20. DannyR

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    Krag,

    That's the statement I was looking for you to make. Welcome back to reality.
    ;e