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Discussion in 'General Competition' started by rickys2, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. rickys2

    rickys2

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    after 10 years using a Glock for Competition and Tactical shooting. Winning many matches with my G34. The club are changing to rules. The biggest one is that pistol has to be bought in a store. No more hand build pistols. It cant cost more than $1000.00 and no up grades period. That means the no sights chances and trigger pull adjustment. The reason for some of the was member having custom $5000.00 pistols made and as long as it fit in the size box it was good to go. So after searching for the right pistol, I got sig 320 Legion. One of the best out of the box shooter I ever shot. Dawson fiber optic sight, a great trigger and because of the weight no recoil on the follow up shot. the only beef is the price of the mags.
     
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  2. 9x45

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    There is no rule in USPSA/IDPA/Steel Challenge/3 gun that states that. Is this some kind of club level deal?
     
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    I'm assuming these are "house rules" at a local match. If that's the case, it probably pissed off a bunch of the shooters. Never a good way to keep people at your matches.
     
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    waktasz Gamer Scumbag

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    Can you let me know where this club is?

    So I can be sure to never ever shoot matches there?
     
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    Echoing the above

    Lame rules

    If you can’t shot, a $5000 gun won’t make it easier. If you can shoot, a $5000 gun only gets you the last 5% not the first 95%

    I was a member of a club that over reacted to shrapnel in steel targets and banned factory ammo. Rules said only cast lead at power factor was allowed. So effectively only reloaders could play

    Club is now defunct
     
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    FillYerHands you son of a

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    And how do they know where you bought the gun? Do they want a 4473?
     
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    Hell, even GSSF allows sight upgrades.
     
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    Yes this is a private club. Idea behind it was that there is to bunch members with lot money and lack of brains. is like you want the to race, the normal person cant buy a Ferrari vs your mustang. So its not the skill of the driver is how much you spend on a car. its all about shooting
     
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    I race motorcycles for 7 years, and car track days.

    Many a MV Agusta and Ducatis I passed on my Kawasaki 250
    Many a Corvette and Vipers I passed in my Miata.

    Many an Open Gun I beat with my OEM G17. The user still has to align the sights, and pull the trigger without snapping the gun.

    Not a member of the club. I have no say. It's just a bunch of guys with their little click irrelevant to USPSA, CMP/EIC, and GSSF, etc...........

    Rules that actually MATTER are weighing trigger pull, weighing the pistol, checking power factor and limitations on sights or optics.
     
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    House rule? Change house.
     
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    waktasz Gamer Scumbag

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    I was with you until the trigger pull thing. Neither of the major action pistol sports in the US do that.
     
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    What the hell are you talking about? And what does snapping the gun mean? Do you actually shoot USPSA?
     
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    CMP/EIC does (it's a bulls eye thing).

    USPSA sort of does that by preventing single action only type fire control systems from competing with striker fired.

    Otherwise 9mm 1911's would be at a mechanical advantage for a relatively lighter trigger.
     
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    waktasz Gamer Scumbag

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    That's an action type thing not a trigger weight thing. You can have a 2lb triggered gun in Production if you want, it just can't be SAO.

    Also bullseye isn't action pistol that's why I used the words I did.
     
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    I have seen clubs make stupid rules and eventually they pay the stupid tax. Less members, less competitors, less money. No more club.
     
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    Sometimes creating divisions for "stock" vs. "race" guns helps, it might even increase participation. But one thing I learned from years of running matches is that there will always be griping, behind your back if not to your face.
     
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    Well it's simpler than that. Either it's a sanctioned USPSA match, or it's "Uncle Bubbas Action Pistol"
     
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    Well it can’t be SAO with a hammer. ;)

    Most of the more modern striker fired pistols are SAO, if we’re being honest.
     
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    The path to extinction. Little Timmy can't win and is feeling butt hurt, so change the rules. The cream will rise to the top in anything competitive. You can swap all the cool toys with the great ones and they are still going to beat you like a drum. It's not theory, but fact.

    Find somewhere else to shoot and waste no more time with this "club".
     
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