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    USPSA matches 1/22 & 1/29

    Hey guys,

    Today at the ENC/Jacksonville meetup, we were talking about possibly getting together this month for the USPSA match(es) coming up. These events are located at the Pitt County Wildlife Club, which is near Greenville, NC.

    There are two options:
    -January 22nd is the USPSA pistol competition. Double stack, have at least 3 mags, single stack, at least 5 (be able to carry at least 40 rounds on you for the competition). This is a rain or shine event. http://www.pittcountywildlifeclub.org/uspsa
    -January 29th is the 3 gun competition. I don't know a lot of details right now, but I am going by the gun shop tomorrow to order me a new rifle and pick one of the worker's brains about the rules. This is a rain or shine event. http://www.pittcountywildlifeclub.org/multigun

    If enough people respond quickly enough, and if Dreamer and I have enough time, we *may* be able to get squad shirts made up for us. It all depends on our school schedules, how many people show up, and time available - i.e., this is not set in stone: just an idea I had that Dreamer said may happen.

    Keep in mind, it is still a bit chilly, so if you do attend (even to cheer your fellow OCDO members on) dress accordingly.

    I'll post more info when I learn more tomorrow, around evening time.
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    Swung by the gun store today - was closed. Thought they were open today...

    So, I'll be updating everyone on the multi-gun competition Tuesday, when the gun store opens back up.
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    USPSA matches

    Quote Originally Posted by elixin77 View Post
    Swung by the gun store today - was closed. Thought they were open today...

    So, I'll be updating everyone on the multi-gun competition Tuesday, when the gun store opens back up.
    Thank you & I am interested...

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    You can go to our SCCC Facebook page, and watch videos of me bumbling through 3 stages of the USPSA Match at PCWC in October...

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...app_2392950137

    I'll do MUCH better this month!
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    what cal./action rifle is needed?
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    Any rifle that is sufficient to knock down a regulation-sized steel "popper" target is allowed, but they also have a "heavy metal" class for "major" calibers. To compete in that one, you need a "major" caliber pistol (45acp, .400 or bigger) and a major caliber rifle (.308 or higher)...

    You can download the rules for USPSA Multi-Gun from their website:

    http://www.uspsa.org/uspsa-rules.php
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    I'll probably take one of my 9mms, Mossy 500, and my AK-74. Any idea if we are supposed to have slings on the rifles and shotguns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattwestm View Post
    I'll probably take one of my 9mms, Mossy 500, and my AK-74. Any idea if we are supposed to have slings on the rifles and shotguns?

    Slings and bipods are OK. You won't be carryng your long gun for any distance--most of the moving you'll make while shooting long guns will be short, and for repositioning, so you'll be carrying it in a "low-ready" (muzzle down) position, most likely.

    Also, you'll need slugs (10 rounds I believe) and shot shells (#6,7, or 8 birdshot) for the shotgun.

    And I think they usually call for about 100 rounds for pistol, and 50 rounds for rifle, but it depends on the course.

    We'll know more details as we get closer to the actual date, plus I'm sure they will have the complete course specifications available for us at the regular match on the 22nd...
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    alright - talked with one of the guys at the gun shop, and got more info for everyone.

    Dreamer hit most of it spot on. You will need to have the ability to have at least 2 full reloads for your shotgun, and it would be wise to have at least 3 (double stack) or 5 (single stack) reloads for your pistol, and safe to say about 3 or so 20+ mags for your rifle. He says that he sticks his extra rifle mags in his back pocket, so you don't need to be all mall ninja tacticool'd out to participate.

    I completely forgot to ask about slings, but I've seen some youtube vids where people did have slings.

    You'll need at least 5, preferably 10 slugs for your shotgun (10 in case you have to do a reshoot). I was in the gun shop at the right time for some of the PCWC higher ups to walk in, and one of them said that you shouldn't need more than 4. Shot should be 6, 7, or 8 bird shot.

    On a side note, I also ordered a new toy

    got me my Ruger Mini-14 tactical model (not the one with the ATI stock). Got them to give it to me for 680 before tax, so I should have it in my hands by next week (this friday if I'm lucky). Can't wait!!! I'll post pics when I get it in
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    Quote Originally Posted by elixin77 View Post
    alright - talked with one of the guys at the gun shop, and got more info for everyone.

    Dreamer hit most of it spot on. You will need to have the ability to have at least 2 full reloads for your shotgun, and it would be wise to have at least 3 (double stack) or 5 (single stack) reloads for your pistol, and safe to say about 3 or so 20+ mags for your rifle. He says that he sticks his extra rifle mags in his back pocket, so you don't need to be all mall ninja tacticool'd out to participate.

    I completely forgot to ask about slings, but I've seen some youtube vids where people did have slings.

    You'll need at least 5, preferably 10 slugs for your shotgun (10 in case you have to do a reshoot). I was in the gun shop at the right time for some of the PCWC higher ups to walk in, and one of them said that you shouldn't need more than 4. Shot should be 6, 7, or 8 bird shot.

    On a side note, I also ordered a new toy

    got me my Ruger Mini-14 tactical model (not the one with the ATI stock). Got them to give it to me for 680 before tax, so I should have it in my hands by next week (this friday if I'm lucky). Can't wait!!! I'll post pics when I get it in
    Sounds good! I think you'll enjoy the Ruger. It's similar to an M1 Carbine or M14 and the action is really nice and easy to operate. Those 30rnd magazines sure are expensive though!

    I gotta buy some ammo soon!

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    I got me a few 20 rounders instead of the 30s. People online were saying that they wouldn't feed properly, even the factory mags. I'd rather take a 10 round count hit than have a faulty magazine
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    i like the ruger but i want the mini 30 my self
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    Quote Originally Posted by edrolee View Post
    i like the ruger but i want the mini 30 my self
    I've heard good things about the newer model mini-x. I chose the 14 because there were more options to choose from as a starting point, and there seems to be more accessory options to choose from for the 14. I also chose the 14 because .223 ammo has a much better track record of shooting past 200 yards, if need be. Anything past that, I reach for Sasha (MN 1891/30 - that'll reach out and touch someone, lol).

    Anyone else planning on attending either the pistol competition or the multi-gun?
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    Check out the facebook event pages if you want to as well:

    pistol competition: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...4797405&ref=mf

    multi-gun: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...37924486266757
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    My new toy! :)

    My new toy came in today



    It's so... pretty...
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    That looks sweet! Got any ammo for it yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattwestm View Post
    That looks sweet! Got any ammo for it yet?
    1k + 20 .223 remington. I'm heading to the range with my friend Sunday morning to break them in and sight them - if anyone wants to join us, they are more than welcome to.

    Matt, if you want to come, my friend wants to try out a compact 1911, to see if it'll fit his hand, so if you plan on coming, please bring your 1911 if you don't mind
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    Been giving some serious thought about going to the pistol match to observe how things are done. Never done any type of competition shooting. Have always wanted to see how I would fair against other shooters, and to test myself as well.

    The pistol I have is a Glock 21, .45 Auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elixin77 View Post
    1k + 20 .223 remington. I'm heading to the range with my friend Sunday morning to break them in and sight them - if anyone wants to join us, they are more than welcome to.

    Matt, if you want to come, my friend wants to try out a compact 1911, to see if it'll fit his hand, so if you plan on coming, please bring your 1911 if you don't mind
    I'll be there. What time are you guys getting there? I'll make sure to bring the 1911.

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    Bearfoot, would be awesome to meet up with you again. The best advice anyone can give to someone who's never done this before is to take your time - its better to hit slow then to miss fast.

    Matt, we'll probably head out to the range about 10am or so, stay till close to 2. I got a nice big shipment of 45 in, so I can shoot that. I'm more than likely not going to bring out the 91/30, because I have to be at work at 4, and cleaning Sasha is a pain in the a$$. I will be plinking a lot though, since you can't go wrong with sending little 22lr bullets down range
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    Didn't make it Saturday. We were right on the fringe of the weather that came through. Not sure what was gonna go down with the snow and ice. Take care and stay warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearfoot View Post
    Didn't make it Saturday. We were right on the fringe of the weather that came through. Not sure what was gonna go down with the snow and ice. Take care and stay warm.
    You should come out to Paradise Outdoor today (off Hwy 43). They open at 1PM, so elixin and I are getting there then.

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    My new mini 14 is a blast to shoot! I chewed through all 220 rounds I brought with me a lot faster than I thought I would. the action slides very smoothly, and eats bullets like candy. I did try out an older 30 round magazine, but from what I've read online, the mini 14 doesn't usually like those, and this was proven true to me today - it kept getting a FTF, and wouldn't feed up properly. I kind of was expecting this, because when I was loading the magazine, it was kind of tricky to get it loaded all the way, and the bullets kept wanting to slide out. Oh well, the 30 rounder was free, so no loss there.

    Matt and I showed up about 1pm or so, blasted through all my rifle rounds, about 150ish pistol, and I put a few tubes through my shotgun. Matt cleared out his pistol ammo, and I believe cleaned out his ak-74 ammo as well. On a side note, I was able to recover about 215 rounds of 223 brass, and just about all my 45 brass, so I'll be able to reload those when i get the rest of my components in.

    I'm anxiously awaiting the multi-gun competition this Saturday. Hopefully some other guys can make it out, because this is an event that only happens a few times a year.

    Speaking of competitions, I went to the USPSA pistol match yesterday - scored 3/4 in my division (single stack, major caliber), and 21/31 overall. One of the stages was really hard to tell if I hit the target or not, because we were shooting thru a barrel (sound reverb was horrible! and actually affected some participants guns from cycling correctly). And swingers... I hate swingers.... Don't know if you hit them or not, so you have to shoot them a few times just to make sure. Oh yeah, it was also finger numbingly cold that day, so it ended up being real hard to shoot the last couple stages. It was still fun though.

    Anyways, hope some of you guys can make it out to the multi-gun this Saturday.
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    Cool beans on the match shooting Elixin77. Speaking of FTF, my AR-15 has that problem with Wolf, and anything else in steel casings. Use brass casings and it works great. You are correct about eating ammo like candy. I got 5 30 round mags, and it don't take long to put it down range.

    Just to give you guys a heads up, there is a gun show in New Bern at the fairgrounds next weekend. Same folks as in G'ville and J'ville.

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    elixin77: I had a blast. Thanks for letting me shoot your 1911 and Mini-14. Next time I am bringing more ammo. I've got to investigate the keyholing issue with my AK-74.

    When I get my tax return, I am ordering more ammo.

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