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Well, I heard it through the grapevine (don't start singing) that the guy who is picking the requirement to buy the ice cream on Wednesday night has a plan in the works to make sure I wind up buying as he's working with some ideas of how I'm going to blast away with the Ruger PCC. I think it has something to do with the way he is going to finish relative to me.

I'm a marked man on Wednesday night. When you sit at the top of the squad, everybody is gunning for you, so to speak.

But I've got a surprise for them tomorrow. I'll leave the PCC at home and drag out a PRODUCTION gun. That should screw up the demographics of the squad quite nicely and with any luck, somebody ELSE will be buying the ice cream.

As most of those guys are running 22LR rifles and pistols with optics, I'll be the Lone Ranger with the Production Glock out there. Iron sights and all.

I'll give it my best shot (sorry) and report back tomorrow!

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A major milestone has passed as of yesterday.

My lady friend beat THREE of our guys on 2 stages last night.

Yes, she did finish dead last overall, but that's not important when you know where you stand.

And as we all do on the Wednesday night shoots, she really gave those guys a ration of beans about being "beat by the girl" on those stages.

And now, thanks to that small victory, she want a "decent reflex sight" on the Ruger, not that "crappy BSA red dot."

I've created a monster!!!!

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I know you guys are getting tired of hearing about it but the results from Monday night are in and I lost to my "arch enemy" by 38/100th of a second last night.

I thought I had pulled off the win on the final stage with an epic comeback while he missed a tight head shot, but it was not to be.

I put an extra shot on both heads (that I didn't need) and that was enough to hand me the loss.

Not to worry. I'll bury him on Wednesday when the rifles come out!

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Hey guys, got two videos here for you.

The first one shows that when it rains in Florida, we can make anything work. It was a close match and we didn't want to call it due to rain so we finished out the last stage by moving the shooting box back 8 feet so it was under the shelter. Problem solved!

Except for the thunder and lightning!

The Revolution may not start on a sunny day!

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And I've got a guy I used to work with who has been giving me a ration of beans about my times on the "Smoke and Hope" stage in Steel Challenge. Says I can't possibly be shooting it under two seconds.

Well, here's proof. Actually we had 4 other proofs but the jerk running the camera couldn't figure out a simple phone and didn't get the first 4 sub-2 second runs. Arrrgh. Had to run this AFTER we had run the stage, which I won anyway.

This is with a stock Ruger PCC in 9mm shooting factory ammo.

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Talking to myself here but what the heck, it's all good.

I was needing only one more Classification to get all 13 that were available in Steel Challenge. The one that I was missing was Optical Sight Revolver.

Well, I had a nice wheel gun, my S&W 686 that I had classified with for Iron Sight Revolver so figured I would just steal the girlfriend's optic off of her Ruger Mk IV for a day or so and get this final classification done.

Got the optic mounted with a rail bought on Amazon, sighted it in, ran a few times across some targets and went for it today.

Needed a 240 to make "C" class and shot an easy 185 across all 8 stages to make it with plenty of time to spare.

Now I have to get that optic back on her gun and dialed back in before she gets back down here.

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Had to delete the two messages above this one due to international spam crap that showed up for some reason.

Anyway, now that the optic revolver chase is completed, it's back to beating up on "friends" and other friendly challenges in order to avoid buying the "post-match" ice cream!

We've got a shooter who insists the only reason he loses every week is because he's the only one shooting an iron sight pistol. The rest of us are cheating.

Well, tonight it's time tp put up or shut up. He an I will be running identical S&W Victory iron sight pistols (22LR) for world domination at our local range. Well, at least in the Rim Fire Pistol Iron Sight division (RFPI).

He's been talking smack all week and I decided to put the trusty carbine on the shelf and pull out my own SW Victory and take the challenge.

It'll all be over in about 6 hours from now.

The Vegas morning line has me as a 8 second favorite across the four stages.

We shall see.

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Got him.

95 to 45 at the end of the night.

It was all over after the second stage where he had a miss on two of the strings.

Back to the carbine next week.

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Test again due to not being able to post due to some kind of cookie infraction.

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OK, let's try it with a graphic or video.

Anyway, just finished up my annual Sturgis run and in the process shot in the Wisconsin State Steel Championship.

Lots of really fast shooters there. 37 Grand Masters in the top 50 so the competition was tough.

On a more local note, my lady friend in Minnesota said we had to shoot in that match and she did quite well. Took 3rd in her division and 3rd in Super Senior overall! Nicely done.

Anyway for those of you who think you can't do this stuff, here's Marlene shooting SC-103 which is the always popular "Smoke and Hope" stage.

If this grandmother can do this, so can your guys. Get out there and try it.

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Your basic Ruger 10-22 rifle with a Holosun optic. I wanted to put a Burris Fastfire III on it but evidently she likes that HD Television sized optic to look through.

Bought the plain, basic Ruger 10-22 at Wal-Mart for some ridiculous cheap price when they were still selling them. Added the optic from her Ruger pistol and she was off to the races.

We bought an extra 5 magazines for the rifle so she could shoot in Steel Challenge without having to reload a magazine on a stage.

Shoot the 5 round string, change mag, shoot the next one. Do that 5 times and you're done with the stage!

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No I don't.

I would probably enjoy it but I neither have the time, space or desire at this time to reload in spite of most of my friends who do.

I would LOVE to reload some bunny fart 9mm for the carbine, like the rest of the guys do, but for now I'll stick with your basic, stock 9mm shipped to my door by a complaining UPS guy with a bad back.

As I'm one of those people who bought ammo every month when the SS check came in, I'm in good position with regards to my overall ammunition in stock.

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And for those of you who like a close match to see who is buying the cheeseburgers at the end of the night, how about last week's match!




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Reloading question, I was just wondering how the nationwide ammo shortage was affecting you, but you're stocked up.