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of IPSC competition.; What I found out is that after you are shooting A class at the State level, the .22 unit not only isn't helping your match performance, it's hurting you, because of the lack of recoil and blast, It's adequate to keep you on top of realistic defensive skills, but not 10 second El Presidente's, at 25 yds.

I also found out that you need both a practice gun and a match gun. You only shoot the Match gun the last few hundred rounds of practice, right before the match. The last 1000 rds or so, you shoot loads that are HOTTER than your match loads, and you shoot with all the ranges at least 50% greater than they will be on Match day. That way, everything will seem EASIER on match day. You will NEED that edge, because once you and everyone else start EXPECTING you to win, the match pressure gets pretty severe. No, Joe Blow, down there in B class or lower, doesn't feel any such pressure. why would he? He's nobody.
 

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YEAH, PUNK, I was 10th in the US, 19th

in the World, 1977, and I did it while making $6 an hour. I was the only guy at IPSC world shoot, in Salisbury, in the top 20, who actually had to work for a living. If I hadn't lost 40 hours to a traffic controler's strike in London, I'd have been in the top 5. I was 4 days on no sleep, jet lagged, etc, I had to do 5 day's shooting in 3 days, too. That was BEFORE I got a progessive loader, Star sizer, 2 H and G gang molds, and got SERIOUS about practicing.
 

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Melvin, we would love to see your awards, or any proof you were in the "Top 10"!
 
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1977?

44 years ago. Now, you have a bad back, bad knees, poor circulation, and a leaky heart - all according to you. None of those things improve your abilities. Not one. They all act against you. Every one of them.

Then there is however many years you spent in prison. That didn't help you out any.

what you did back then, great, it was impressive. But as they like to say, what have you done lately? what have you accomplished in the last 10 years?

it's clear your brain isn't firing on all cylinders. You can't keep topics together in threads, you can't use titles and paste properly. You start mid thought in the middle of unrelated threads. You seem to randomly click until you can post something, then you post whatever pops into your mind. You create threads about how easy this or that is to do, but then we find out you've never actually tried to do any of those things. You then refuse to post a single bit of proof about anything. You run from challenges, you run from any hard questions.

so, again, what have YOU done lately? other than think real hard about stuff - which is not the same as actually doing it.
 

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1977?

44 years ago. Now, you have a bad back, bad knees, poor circulation, and a leaky heart...
That's the horrible truth of it. Growing old is not for wimps. I don't have all those afflictions, but do have one knee that sounds like a popcorn popper some days, two broken-to-the-point-of-missing knuckles on one hand (intemperate youth), tinnitus, and crap eyesight (compared to my youth at least). All that doesn't keep me from doing anything really, but it does keep me from doing things as quickly & efficiently as I used to.

One of my brothers called me today to tell me that he'd taken another of my brothers to the ER this morning. They're both older than me; I have two brothers in their 70's, the one in the ER is only in his 60's but has been on disability for 20+ years and hasn't taken care of himself. Physical laziness has made him weak and mental laziness has made him incompetent. He tested negative for covid; probably just a culmination of years of poor choices taking their inevitable toll.
 
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