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#21 Nimrod

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 05:55 AM

When the juicy mental game becomes a distraction from the actual shooting you end up at a carnival.  

To each their own. 


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:03 AM

I think it's safe to say that anyone that says the mental game is the same has never been in the top 25 at the SC.

Some people like the repetitive measureable courses that are SC, some people like tearing ass around a brand new stage every time.

The latter makes it less obvious you suck, so if you like that aspect, then 3-gun is also worth a look.
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:11 AM

When the juicy mental game becomes a distraction from the actual shooting you end up at a carnival.  

To each their own. 

 

3-Gun has the bar none monopoly on being a carnival if that's someone's thing


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#24 Shootability

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:42 PM

We have a local devoted following for SC but the best shooters use it as training and trigger time in prep for USPSA.  It was a godsend for me to get me shooting again after they rebuilt my knee - if you are mobility impaired it is a way to compete and shoot.


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#25 MemphisMechanic

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 01:22 PM

Some people like the repetitive measureable courses that are SC, some people like tearing ass around a brand new stage every time.

I think you pretty much nailed it here.

Most of us will shoot both, but one or the other will inherently have more appeal to a given individual.
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 03:04 PM

Steel Challenge, USPSA's version of IDPA ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

I thought Classifiers were USPSA's version of IDPA...

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:16 PM

USPSA's classifiers are typically exponentially more difficult to score well on and they're laden with no-shoots and other obnoxious shit. I guess an El Pres is pretty IDPA-ey.



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:05 PM

I liked this thread.

 

I like both but shoot steel more. The wife likes steel a lot and hates shooting cardboard so that's one reason why steel wins the weekend. I like that it's pretty much the same round count and it's over by lunch time. 

 

Another is just me being bothered by half of the uspsa people that are incredibly lazy. I'm a hard worker, usually get there when the first few guys get there and start building stages. I get really bothered when I see so many people tailgating for over an hour while the same 10 people build everything. I get all most in fight mode when one of those same tailgaters stand in my way and try to tell me what needs to be done. 


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:57 AM

"If you know a better way to do something then do it yourself or shut the fuck up"


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#30 Katsmama

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 06:49 AM

Lots of steel challenge shooters here in my area. I see many of the same faces at both USPSA matches and Steel. 



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Posted 17 September 2018 - 01:59 PM

missed this thread the first time around.  we run steel mostly on mon/wed nights and only have weekend matches on memorial day, july 4th and labor day. We have a bunch of rimfire shooters whose primary focus is steel challenge. Some of them are a bit mobility challenged, but others less so. We've also gotten a lot of uspsa shooters that started with steel.

 

Personally I like shooting steel.... but I shoot for an hour on a weeknight and it's free for me (board members and uspsa match staff). It's only $3 for club members, so pretty cheap. Lots of folks just use it as some live-fire practice for uspsa. Lots of folks take it seriously enough to show up every week in the summer, but it still takes 2nd place to uspsa (that would be me).


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:42 PM

Sounds like my Thursday nights (although I do have good help). MOVE! I’ve got < 1 hour to make this happen!
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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:45 PM

Sounds like my Thursday nights (although I do have good help). MOVE! I’ve got < 1 hour to make this happen!

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