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Old 05-27-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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I've several times owned a dozen guns

but that was 30-40 years ago. I dont see the point of cheating yourself, pretending you can do this or that with a real fighting gun, but what you really do is cheat and use some monster revolver, abortion of a single shot, specialized bolt action, etc. You want the ego-pump of being proven to be a real shottist, but you don't want the work/limitations of using realistic gear.

We should have to have our match guns weighed and measured before being allowed to enter the match, Tally up the inches and ozs, and that number (%) taken off of our scores. That would encourage the use (and developement) of lw, compact guns. Also, increase your score by 10% for using provable ccw gear (under a t-shirt) and 10% more if you CCW all your gear throughout the match.
 
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:58 PM   #2
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Doesn't IDPA use ccw gear? Could be wrong, I don't shoot IDPA; actually haven't shot any kind of organized competition in a long time.


Once again, being competent with one platform doesn't make someone inherently incompetent with others. Lots of truck drivers can handle a passenger car just fine. You often bring up jerry miculek, and he's an awesome example of how wrong that thought pattern is. Auto pistol, wheelgun, AR, pump shotgun, auto shotgun; he's phenomenal with all of them. So 'switching platforms' clearly doesn't take away from abilities; unless you'd deny that miculek is 'world-class' with multiple platforms and action types.

As much as you like to quote Heinlein, I'd think you would appreciate his "specialization is for insects" comment, or at least give it some consideration.
 
Old 05-27-2016, 07:24 PM   #3
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I just got "uninterested" in the bs. I have always sought to minimize the cost and numbers of gun in the "battery". Teaching the wife, (enough for her to be an instructor) will require her ownership of about a dozen guns, damn it. If it turns out that her teachings only have appeal for women who mostly favor 380 DAO's, it will please me to have her sell off the other bs guns. I DO love the 4" woodsman .22lr (with a trigger job, including an overtravel stop) and the 9mm lw commander. The latter has great training value for her, assuming that she carries the SA pocket 9.
 
 
Old 05-27-2016, 07:28 PM   #4
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Doesn't IDPA use ccw gear? Could be wrong, I don't shoot IDPA; actually haven't shot any kind of organized competition in a long time.


Once again, being competent with one platform doesn't make someone inherently incompetent with others. Lots of truck drivers can handle a passenger car just fine. You often bring up jerry miculek, and he's an awesome example of how wrong that thought pattern is. Auto pistol, wheelgun, AR, pump shotgun, auto shotgun; he's phenomenal with all of them. So 'switching platforms' clearly doesn't take away from abilities; unless you'd deny that miculek is 'world-class' with multiple platforms and action types.

As much as you like to quote Heinlein, I'd think you would appreciate his "specialization is for insects" comment, or at least give it some consideration.
IDPA uses CCW-esque gear with very peculiar rules.

Instead of thinking "could or should someone do x, y, z" they instituted "everyone has to do a, b, c or they're wrong." The irony is that, for the sake of simplicity, a and b are often right in context.
 
Old 05-27-2016, 08:18 PM   #5
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Melvin, being a 1 trick pony, is simply that a 1 trick pony. We all have our favorites but owning and using multiple types of firearms allows versatility and it is just plain fun. Something that does not exist in your fantasy.
 
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