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Offline RenegadeDave

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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2016, 04:34:14 AM »
They tell you to bring 3 magazines so you can shoot limited, which isn't a bad deal if you are nervous.  If you can hit an 8.5x 11 sheet of paper at 12 yards you are probably OK for club matches and then some.  Dryfire if you can. 


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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2016, 12:44:03 PM »
Hmm, I'm pretty sure I can. I have maybe 3-4" groupings at 10 yards when I take my time to shoot.

I'm reading more into the targets now, and I see that the A group is actually quite big at 6" x 11" as well as the smaller headshot A group. Are you ever required to go for the head or is it just pick an A group shot?

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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2016, 11:50:48 AM »
Aiming strategies are up to the individual, obviously an A is better than a B or C, but an A in 1.0 second is not necessarily better than a B in .3-.5 seconds.  It depends on the range.  if it's at 5 yards, go for the upper A zone, if it's at 10-12, aim for the center of what's available. 

Remember the scoring model is total number of points divided by time.

In the example above, an A in 1.0 second of aiming is good for a hit factor of 5, while a C or B in half a second is good for a hit factor of 6.   You need to try for as many A's as you can, but some presentations are too high risk and it's better to aim for the center of what's available. 
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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2016, 01:06:42 PM »
Very interesting, I didn't think of it in that way.

I just placed my order for my holster, belt, and mag pouches so I'll start working on reloads as soon as I get them. Just gotta pick up some mags soon, but money is a bit tight right now.

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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2016, 02:27:57 PM »
Not that I am great at it, however I did try and explain it to my oldest boy, as he could not understand how his younger brother was beating him at times.  Oldest shoots almost all A's, but takes his time (still fast though).  Younger one shoots 50% A's, and then a lot of C's and some D's. However, he shoots like a house on fire. Overall the oldest wins more stages, but they are close a lot of the time.  Competitive Teenagers!!  I did get through to him some, and he sped up until he was at 90% A's, and that is what it took.

It is a "game", and there are lots of "rules" on how to play the game to win! At this point, just go shoot!

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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2016, 05:12:37 PM »
Slvr, what did you order again? Was the the ghost 360s, and Ghost-Stinger? What belt did you use?
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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2016, 07:07:23 PM »
I bought the Shooters Connection Comp belt, Ghost Stinger/Thunder Gholster, and DAA Racers because my waist size is small. It'll come Monday so I'll be sure to post pics. I won't be able to compare it to anything though.

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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2016, 10:50:25 PM »
SlvrDragon: .
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It makes sense though, can't expect them to tear into every gun to make sure it's stock.
"They expect It Won't be Stock"

and it's true especially at local matches,  that it may only be YOU who knows that a component of your pistol is illegal.

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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2016, 08:35:25 PM »
Does anyone know if you can use the Shadow SP-01 Orange in USPSA Production?


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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2016, 09:16:06 PM »
Does anyone know if you can use the Shadow SP-01 Orange in USPSA Production?


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https://www.uspsa.org/uspsa-NROI-production-gunlist.php

Doesn't appear on the list, but the did raise the 75B weight to a place where you can use after market grips and base pads


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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2016, 10:25:31 AM »
Da pics come yet Slvr? Been waiting to see them :D
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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2016, 05:03:36 PM »
Sorry, completely forgot. I'll upload them now!



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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2016, 10:34:36 AM »
This looks really great!!
Does the holster come with the hangar for the offset? Or did you buy that seperately!
Also, is that the stock 85C hammer or aftermarket?
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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2016, 10:49:42 AM »
It comes with the hanger which is why I bought the Ghost rather than the BOSS hanger + holster combo.

I think I need to adjust the cant a bit more to reach the 2" rule, but it seems quite good. The only thing is the gun wobbles laterally a bit, but not really enough to bother me. It is the CGW hammer.

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Re: How to tell you're ready for USPSA?
« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2016, 05:27:23 PM »
re "Are head shots ever required?"
Yes

Once,  I've  seen two targets at  28-30 yards,  and head shots were required.  Frequently head shots at closer ranges are required.

 

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