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Old 01-04-2012, 12:55 AM
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Episode 54 - Gunsmithing with JPL (1911 Disassembly/Assembly)
Happy New Year everyone! This episode, we watch as John from JPL Precision (http://www.jplprecision.com) walk us through the dis-assembly and reassembly of a 1911 pistol. John also shows us what to look for when inspecting a 1911 for wear and tear. He gives us inside industry knowledge that will be very useful for any 1911 owner.

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Old 01-09-2012, 02:29 PM
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Episode 55 - Local Rules
USPSA and IDPA are largely governing bodies for the sport and the rules are laid out to ensure consistency across all participants and clubs. There are times when there are requests by local ranges/clubs to modify the rules or institute local criteria as these are usually safety related. Clubs do this because they don't want to risk losing their operating licenses. This week Steve, Rick and Caleb sit down to talk about this slightly heated topic that has got everybody in the local community up in arms.

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Old 01-18-2012, 01:29 AM
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Episode 56 - Gunsmithing with JPL : Detail Strip Open gun
This week's episode is a short one and the conclusion to the previous episode we had where John from www.jplprecision.com was showing us how he's detail strip a 1911 and inspect the gun. Here, John shows us how to properly disassemble a STI variant USPSA Open Division gun in 9mm major.

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Old 01-23-2012, 03:25 PM
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Episode 57 - Professional Shooters
Rick, Steve and Caleb attempts to discuss the somewhat controversial topic concerning professional / non-professional shooters. What does it mean to be a professional shooter? Why do so many shooters wear NASCAR-like shirts? Are they pros?

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Old 01-24-2012, 09:55 AM
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I couldn't make it past the first five minutes of whining.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:08 AM
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Someone's ox was getting gored? Let's hear it.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:20 AM
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Now I want a fancy shirt.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:23 AM
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You mean former insurance salesman Caleb?

What a joke. He's less an expert than many of the folks on here. He's just really good at self-promotion.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:35 AM
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But he does get paid to shoot, so he's a pro, right? He relates how much better a shooter he is, having received some thousands of rounds of practice ammo from a sponsor, last year. We'd all be better with a few thousand more rounds of practice, yes? Should someone who can't afford to shoot thousands of rounds just take their lumps? Is the sport stratified more by skill than money? Is there a correlation? That was the topic, for those who could last only through the first five minutes.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:40 AM
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But he does get paid to shoot, so he's a pro, right? He relates how much better a shooter he is, having received some thousands of rounds of practice ammo from a sponsor, last year. We'd all be better with a few thousand more rounds of practice, yes? Should someone who can't afford to shoot thousands of rounds just take their lumps? Is the sport stratified more by skill than money? Is there a correlation? That was the topic, for those who could last only through the first five minutes.
Yep, he's also lists on his resume that he is the Steel Challenge State Champion for Indiana revolver division. He beat two other guys.
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Episode 57 - Professional Shooters
Rick, Steve and Caleb attempts to discuss the somewhat controversial topic concerning professional / non-professional shooters. What does it mean to be a professional shooter? Why do so many shooters wear NASCAR-like shirts? Are they pros?

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I had to skip through parts of it... its kinda boring.

In the end... all of this (pro, amatuer shooter, t-shirt or jeresy, etc. etc. etc) comes down to what the score sheet says... if you win you win, if you lose you lose... thats it.

USPSA has classifications, you compete against people in your own skill level... just becuase shooter A has a full time job and shooter B is sponsored by Glock doesn't change anything, they have both been classified in the same skill level.... they talk about prizes for the top shooters, and you know what... thats completely based on the market value of a match... there shouldn't be any price differences for pros/amauters. If a match director wants to bring out big shooters/top guys, then he needs to make the match appealing for them... if they don't care for that then they make the match more appealing for different shooters.

Worrying about what "others" need is kind of pointless... shoot matches based on your own criteria... whether it be the price, good stage design, good competition, good prizes, etc. etc. etc... It shouldn't matter what "the other guys" get.

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Yep, he's also lists on his resume that he is the Steel Challenge State Champion for Indiana revolver division. He beat two other guys.
I'm also a state champion, with the $.25 certificate to prove it, but I think I beat as many as five or six guys. I'm waiting for sponsors to call! There are lots of people who are pro shooters due to their abilities as promoters, as much for their abilities as shooters. Does it matter?
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I'm also a state champion, with the $.25 certificate to prove it, but I think I beat as many as five or six guys. I'm waiting for sponsors to call! There are lots of people who are pro shooters due to their abilities as promoters, as much for their abilities as shooters. Does it matter?

It's a sore spot with me, IMO, it matters.
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But he does get paid to shoot, so he's a pro, right? He relates how much better a shooter he is, having received some thousands of rounds of practice ammo from a sponsor, last year. We'd all be better with a few thousand more rounds of practice, yes? Should someone who can't afford to shoot thousands of rounds just take their lumps? Is the sport stratified more by skill than money? Is there a correlation? That was the topic, for those who could last only through the first five minutes.
Everything in the world is in correlation to money.... everything, trying to isolate USPSA or IDPA exclusively is not a ligit arguement.... If you have to work and don't have time to practice, then that is a pesonal barrier that you have... and the answer to that is "thats life". USPSA/IDPA rules are good enough to cover and level the playing field of the sport itself... an external factor(like money/time) can't be "regulated"... What you do before/after a match is on you... the rules of the sport cover the match itself.

Sure, having money might help you get further, but money can't buy shooting skills/personal talents.... The "top guys" aren't good because their shooting is paid for... they are good becasue they are GOOD... You can't buy a GM card.

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I'm also a state champion, with the $.25 certificate to prove it, but I think I beat as many as five or six guys. I'm waiting for sponsors to call! There are lots of people who are pro shooters due to their abilities as promoters, as much for their abilities as shooters. Does it matter?
No.

Why would it?

When they come to a match they still have to follow the same rules that you and me do, and thats all that matters, match preperation is on you, not on USPSA.

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If you read the interviews with the Top Shooters now, when they got started, they did stuff like work two jobs, reload until 2 in the morning, dryfire like maniacs, spend every dime they made on their hobby.

These guys lived, breathed and slept USPSA/3 gun. That's ALL they did. They lived in dumps, drove POS cars and ate Romain noodles. They made big sacrifices for years before they ever got the first dime from a sponsor.

I shot more ammo last year than Rob Vogel. He's not really worried about that either...
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One guy, in describing his commitment, said that if his wife got in the way of his upward climb in the shooting sports, his wife would have to go. There's that kind of dedication, even if it seems a bit misplaced.
Where/how do we rank the dedication of the guy who spends his hours at the range, cleaning-up, designing courses of fire, working as a Range or Safety Officer, attending club board meetings, etc? What sort of rewards should that guy get for the hours that he puts into his sport?
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:30 PM
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Where/how do we rank the dedication of the guy who spends his hours at the range, cleaning-up, designing courses of fire, working as a Range or Safety Officer, attending club board meetings, etc? What sort of rewards should that guy get for the hours that he puts into his sport?
He loves the sport and does it to promote the sport. His enjoyment should be enough.
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Where/how do we rank the dedication of the guy who spends his hours at the range, cleaning-up, designing courses of fire, working as a Range or Safety Officer, attending club board meetings, etc? What sort of rewards should that guy get for the hours that he puts into his sport?
There are rewards for that??? Where do I sign up?

I do all of the above because I want to. At some point I may get burned out, at which time it will be somebody else's turn to take over. I view this as a volunteer sport, and we get out of it what we put into it. For me it's worth it when somebody comes up to me after a match and tells me that Stage X ate his lunch (and he has a big grin on his face), or I see a new shooter positively gushing with enthusiasm after his first match.

If somebody wants to pay me to be a MD I wouldn't turn them down, but I'm not about to quit my day-job just yet!
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Episode 58 - Stage Design Theory
Rick, Caleb and Steve sit down to talk about the theory of stage design for popular shooting sports like IDPA and USPSA. This episode also starts a series that will focus on ideation, designing, stage setup and shooting them.

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Episode 59 - Rick's Match Reviews
Rick drives solo this week and reviews his shooting performance from a previous few matches. He goes into detail how he shot it, what went right and more importantly, what didn't go so well.

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Episode 60 - IDPA Rules Revisions
This week's topic is a deep dive into the Rules Revisions that IDPA has made and is going to make. Since Rick is the resident master of IDPA rules and interpretations, he'll fly solo again this episode, talk about the rule changes, and suggest new rule amendments that IDPA should take into consideration.

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Episode 61 - Introduction to the Shotgun Sports (Part One)
We've been getting a lot of requests for covering other shooting sports so we sent Steve out on the road to start a new series for clay sport aficionados. This week, we start our new series on shotgun sports, together with two experts, John Larson (who you've seen before on our show) and Jay Burleson who's the Range Master at the Renton Fish & Game Club (http://www.rfgc.org) here in Washington State.

In this episode, they introduce the guns related to most of the popular shotgun sports, how you can get started, and what kinds of things to look out for. This is Part One.

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Episode 62 : Introduction to the Shotgun Sports (Part Two)
Part Two of the Introduction to the Shotgun Sports series. This episode, Steve, John and Jay talk more about the popular types of shotguns and the cost.

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