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by 74novaman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: New CZ 75B SA
Replies: 19
Views: 1050

Re: New CZ 75B SA

Really disappointed they discontinued the SA.

Mine is more accurate than either my Shadow or Shadow 2.

My first (and still favorite) CZ
by 74novaman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 76
Views: 4789

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

The Year of the Revolver is over a couple months early. Well, not totally. I’ll still shoot wheel guns in competitions for the rest of the year just because it’s fun. I might still carry one occasionally, both this year and into the future. But for the most part, I’ve improved what I wanted to impro...
by 74novaman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 76
Views: 4789

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Want to watch someone default to their level of training instead of rise to the occasion? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS3OrfeIJko Shot IDPA last weekend with the Model 10. I've been doing weak hand reloads for a couple of reasons this year. 1) didn't initially feel confident/comfortable doing th...
by 74novaman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 76
Views: 4789

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Was moving some gopro footage over to a backup drive, and thought it'd be fun to find some footage from the last couple years of shooting steel challenge with non stupid guns to compare to the J frame shoot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4XbNrlKScw The J frame is slower, even before reloads ruin ...
by 74novaman
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 76
Views: 4789

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Do you think your opinion re: speed loaders would change any if it were based on carrying one with typical carry ammo in place of wadcutters? To clarify, I only feel that way for wadcutters specifically with a j frame at matches. In general, moonclips>comp3 speedloaders>all other speed loaders> spe...
by 74novaman
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 76
Views: 4789

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Last steel challenge match of the year was last week. Shot my 642 in it. 5 shots, 5 targets. Don't screw up. Steel challenge is all about accuracy at speed. But with a 5 shot J frame, the margin for error is gone. So, how fast can you go and still be sure you're going to hit the target? That's the l...
by 74novaman
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Getting cylinder cut for moon clips
Replies: 17
Views: 7493

Re: Getting cylinder cut for moon clips

I saw that graphic last night. I take it the boxes with green ticks in the upper left hand corner indicate which clip is optimal for which ammo? I honestly don't know. I don't think so because they said 2.5-3.5 is best fitment but some of the ones in that range aren't ticked. I think my 627 and you...
by 74novaman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Getting cylinder cut for moon clips
Replies: 17
Views: 7493

Re: Getting cylinder cut for moon clips

Thanks again for sharing what you’ve learned. Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s had to go through this learning curve with 8 round moon clips! :lol: It's a huge learning curve, and I've done plenty of trial and error myself. heck, TK has this on their website: https://www.tkcustom.com/image...
by 74novaman
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Getting cylinder cut for moon clips
Replies: 17
Views: 7493

Re: Getting cylinder cut for moon clips

If loading them is the problem, you might try some speedbeez moon clips. They're easier to load than anything else I've tried (also a little more "floppy" when loaded, but they still can be loaded quickly). I don't know what moon clip loading tool you're using. I'm using a TK Custom moon clip loader...
by 74novaman
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Getting cylinder cut for moon clips
Replies: 17
Views: 7493

Re: Getting cylinder cut for moon clips

They may well be for most people. All I know is that I find them easy to eject, but not so easy to line up and drop into the cylinder. I think it’s related to there being 8 rounds to line up instead of 5 or 6. I freely admit that it might be due to two things.... lack of practice, and even with a d...
by 74novaman
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Getting cylinder cut for moon clips
Replies: 17
Views: 7493

Re: Getting cylinder cut for moon clips

I have a 327 TRR8, and I find that moon clips are a pain in the behind. Speed loaders add weight and bulk, but I can eject spent brass and reload with less fumbling. I wonder if it's the 8 rounds? I don't have a lot of experience with revolvers but I find I'm much faster with 6 round moonclips than...
by 74novaman
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 76
Views: 4789

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

That makes sense. I didn't know there was a lot of difference in them. Going off of advertised velocities (which usually are....optimistic but work for comparison's sake here), a 148 gr wadcutter from Fiocchi has a muzzle velocity of 750 fps, while an AE 158 gr lead round nose has a velocity of 770...
by 74novaman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 76
Views: 4789

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Why wadcutters rather than LRN? Shooting a lot of normal 158 gr .38 loads out of a J frame in rapid succession isn't a lot of fun. Wadcutters are more pleasant to shoot. Just easier when I'm going to be shooting it a lot in a short time period. If I can work on my sight picture/trigger pull by shoo...
by 74novaman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 76
Views: 4789

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Well, steel challenge with a J frame was...not fun. But a great learning experience. I'm having a little trouble with some of my videos, but here's one stage at least. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6R8KqLq1yc I decided now was also a good time to test if my wheel gun shooting had helped my semi a...
by 74novaman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 76
Views: 4789

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Dropped spring kits into the 642 and model 66. Model 66 trigger is realllllly nice now. https://i.imgur.com/slHSc6S.jpg Also tried to improve the dismal silver on silver on silver sights on the 642 with a sharpie and some nail polish. https://i.imgur.com/skQ8hV7.jpg I'll be shooting at least the J f...

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