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  1. Realistically .157 seconds is faster than me unless I really focus that day with a bottom feeder. With a revolver I'm a total amateur, which is why I'm here and reading this thread. I can say I'm going to practice transitions from target to target before my next match. That seems like low hanging fruit from what you guys are saying and that should help me a lot. Starting out as a gunfighter has reallllllllly driven my brain bonkers though.
  2. Their marketing is working if you call other 1911s "clones." Colt didn't make or design the first 1911. If others are "clones," Colts are, too. Which is kinda my issue with Colt in general, they want us all to act like they're the only ones entitled to make 1911s. I have no less than three brand of 19/2011s in my safe, and none are Colts. It'll probably stay that way.
  3. Is it seriously your position that it is more important to learn how to switch guns than to learn how to run the hammer of a revolver or the lever of a rifle correctly under fire? Or have you been shooting for so long that you can't think that would be hard for a newbie? I'm really curious what all the disagreement is about in that area. Obviously a person can never shoot fast if he can't run the gun, and I'm telling you right now, all these manually operated guns are a huge challenge FOR ME. Also, shooting efficiently is not a recipe for failure. What it means to shoot efficie
  4. If you scroll up, there's a direct quote from the primer manufacturer that states the spec is between .002" and .006" below flush (thus the negative sign on there). It appears that not only do I disagree with your claim, the primer manufacturers advise the same thing--below flush is ideal. That said, .002-.006" is not very much, so the distinction between "flush" and ".002" below flush" isn't much.
  5. Haven't met any of them, but it doesn't change the sentiment. Fast splits are fast splits, but nobody is running .10 splits in a match with a lever action rifle. Not that it's all that important to have splits that fast anyway.....but the people actually winning in USPSA open are physically shooting faster than anyone in a sport that requires manually operated guns.....it's just not physically possible to run a gun as fast as those people are shooting. Not sure what we're disagreeing about here, however. If people really want me to believe switching guns is more important (happe
  6. I've been shooting USPSA for 17 years. Nothing in cowboy action shooting even remotely approaches the speed of that sport. If you want to roll your eyes, so be it. In any event, you should know that argument from authority is fallacious.
  7. You must be reading something that isn't there. I'm not even to transitions yet. I'm still working on getting comfortable running my guns. I tend to agree with your point that the speed will come.
  8. I have referred this to a friend and he says he will take it. He is a SASS member and is awaiting confirmation of his handle for this forum.
  9. That sounds like basically all of Colt's marketing for the past 30+ years.
  10. By index. especially at the ranges we shoot. I still aim almost every shot, but it takes only a very tiny flash sight picture to shoot at our kinds of distances. I have been shooting USPSA for 17 years, so shooting "fast" isn't foreign to me. But shooting a gun that is completely manually operated with one hand at speed is certainly....awkward.
  11. Thank you so much for this. I have a lot to l earn. for me, safe gun manipulation > going fast at this time. Once I get that down, I will move onto transitions.
  12. Attorney-client confidentiality is actually not the same thing as attorney-client privilege although they are frequently confused. In any event, confidentiality generally prohibits one's attorney from revealing anything unless it is to the benefit of the client. As to how they'd apply to particular facts, you would have to ask your lawyer and present your lawyer with all of the facts to get a particularized answer. The more vague answer is anything that even "might" violate the rules of professional conduct is risky behavior and no sane lawyer would reveal anything in such circumstances to
  13. I bought two simple plow handle 4.75" revolvers to start. Everyone will tell you to try everyone else's guns and that's not terrible advice, but my thought was that no matter where my interests go, having a pair of 4.75" revolvers in the safe can't hurt anything--they are kinda universally useful. 5.5" would be fine as well.
  14. The ammunition needs to be inspected. Every time. No exceptions. Silicone spray or not.
  15. You won't be able to get the plate quite that tight on a 650. It will bind when it indexes if you do. Obviously you take as much of the play out as you can and tighten the set screw, but as far as it being that tight, it will end up dragging. It only takes a few thousandths of an inch for a primer to be high enough to cause a misfire. You may not agree, but I'm inspecting every one of my rounds, especially for a big match where it matters. Inspecting your loaded ammunition is part of the reloading process. That includes checking for high primers by look and feel, every time.
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