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Constable Nelson #11784

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  1. Ive seen folks who started in the game YOUNG reach the point where the "super cute" alias they had at age 13 was really no longer appropriate!!!
  2. Other (action type) shooting sports actually have rules and procedures in place for when an accommodation IS an advantage. The MD is required (with the wisdom of Solomon required if you ask me) to adjudicate just what approximate % advantage the shooter has received... and up to a maximum of 20% of the points shot on that stage are deducted.... Some similar idea COULD be instituted in CAS I suppose... personally I'd rather just keep things the way they are. trust people to only ask for what they NEED.... and let them play as best they can.
  3. A feature that was built in...but never proceeded with?
  4. I should have realised this was about physical limitations....and there is lots of good comment here on that! Having said that there is another road some may find themselves on (as I did) .... that of finding other/additional activities that end up taking over from CAS. I started shooting IPSC about 10 years ago partly at least BECAUSE it was shot on Sunday mornings...thus never interfering with our local Cowboy shoots.. Forward 6 or 7 years and I found myself thinking of IPSC the way I thought of CAS for so many years - with great enthusiasm - and NOT thinking of CAS that way any more... So.. I shoot IPSC twice a week now... (and Wild Bunch once a month.. which is probably not surprising....lol) I actually have some minor feelings of guilt about it all..which is silly of course.... CAS now is "as and when". The last Cowboy match I shot I was really at to assist with a WB RO course. Yes, I had fun...but, other than the PEOPLE....it just doesn't mean as much to me any more.. Thats life I guess.
  5. All "action" pistol sports in Australia have a holster qualification requirement. In some cases it is used as a general test of Rule familiarity as well as a written and/or practical exercise of holster proficiency. It is IMO rather more important in, say, IPSC than CAS... for obvious reasons..
  6. No recruit shots...but a few others...and this one lol
  7. That complicates matters! Have you tried to meet up with any German Cowboys?
  8. Then write stages like that for YOUR club, set them up and DO IT! I don't understand this implication in some posts that these things can not be done for some (unstated) reason. We had a WB stage at our last shoot where you started with a deringer.... just do it! The only restriction I would suggest is (as was stated upthread) to avoid stuff that distorts the results with NON SHOOTING activities. Like giving a bonus for things some people are good at and others aren't... or involving pure chance. Include ANYTHING... off the clock, if folks enjoy it. If its ON the clock make it something "universally doable" AND quick.
  9. Second the suggestion for Bisbee and Ft Huachuca... but they are a long way South. Tombstone is VERY kitschy...but still worth a visit... (especially in a group in costume lol) The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum (actually a zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden) near Tuscon is a favourite of mine...but then I'm a foreigner so everything there is "new" to me.... especially the Rattlesnakes!
  10. Its good to be cautious...but personally I find it hard to see how someone who loads for a buddy on the basis of - say, component cost plus a beer or two, can in any way be considered to be "selling or distributing reloads for the purpose of livelihood and profit" YMMV.
  11. 38 S&W and 38 Short Colt (or shortened 38 Spec) do not have the same dimensions... best get some 38 S&W brass IMO... In more general terms, if looking to use 38 Short colt brass for higher powered loads in modern guns (such as I do in a 627 for IPSC) ...start with moderate 9mm load data and work from there. Case volume is virtually identical. Its a relatively popular option in those guns. (I jokingly call it "9x19 Rimmed") EDIT: I see Larsen beat me to it!
  12. Most of my IPSC group use coated pills.... velocities between 1000 and 1200... never seen a problem... but - as already mentioned...no need for that sort of velocity for Main Match Cowboy shooting..
  13. There are exceptions or "leeway" given in some other areas of the Rules...(170 when drawing/holstering etc) I would personally suggest this is another area suitable for similar consideration. Whats that saying? "Don't be a hardass?"
  14. OK...so how do you suggest one DOES carry it from the stage? You are disallowing holding the barrels vertical...because THAT is breaking the "170". If you don't hold it vertical, you say one is also breaking the 170 because the SXS muzzles are "forward" . What does that leave? (And what exactly IS "forward" once you leave the line/unloading table? Is it any direction one happens to be moving? But if it's tilted "backward" or "sideways" isn't that ALSO breaking the "170"? So HOW does anyone move a SXS ? You are saying it can't be vertical, AND can't be angled.) Seems to me VERTICAL when moving to or from the stage, past other people and so on, is the only rational/safe method.
  15. It may be best to avoid them "just in case" but AFAIK noone has ever run into problems using the "cartoon" style figures like the SASS marshal target... We certainly haven't.
  16. If a match official (or anyone) is DOWNRANGE from the shooter as seems to be the case in the previous example...that seems extremely harsh. For many years Down Under we simply did NOT allow a shooter to walk "behind" anybody on their way to the unloading table.. which of course avoids that problem. (I got quite a shock on my early US visits when spotters/others would be far enough forward that the shooter had to walk behind them.) As for the "170 applying" all the time...that means ANYONE who carries any gun (NOT on the firing line) with the barrel vertical is in breach. The 170 applies upwards too. Seems to lack commonsense... (And as already pointed out - without a firing line how is the 170 defined?) A crowded car park....muzzles vertical seems like a really good idea to me!
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