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2018 Mini Walls of Steel

Discussion in 'Pistol Competition' started by Kimber45, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. Kimber45

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    Online registrations for the 2018 Mini Walls of Steel are now open. Go to www.wallsofsteel.com to sign up for the match now. See you on the range.
     

  2. 45collector

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    Looking forward to it!
     
  3. chris_1001

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    Myself and a few others I know will be there Sunday AM. Going to bring a new toy to play with there.
     
  4. kmanick

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    $35.00 per day or for both days?
     
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    For one day (AM or PM) and one gun. Two guns is $60. Almost tempted to bring 2.
     
  6. drgrant

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    Very in... Sat @ 2pm, done.... glad I didnt miss the reg time.... the AM is pretty much full but still some slots Sat PM...

    -Mike
     
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  7. 45collector

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    I'm on the morning slot on Saturday. Giggity
     
  8. kmanick

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    In on Saturday afternoon :)
     
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    question...may be a dumb one but............
    I'm attending this , I have no LTC in Rhode Island
    having my competition piece and ammo locked up accordingly good enough in case we get pulled over for anything?
    I'd hate for something stupid to ruin my day
    looking forward to this match :)
    DRGrant, TSl001 and I are in the 2:00 group on Saturday too, looking forward to meeting some more NES members
     
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    sun a.m. squad 5
     
  11. geoffrain

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    I'm signed up for Saturday afternoon.

    I'll be a noob. Any advice?
     
  12. Dan-o

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    Knock down as many plates as you can as fast as you can!
    Haha
    Seriously, just knock em down one at a time, don’t shoot faster than you can hit you will just waste ammo.
    Great time and a really great group of volunteers running it.
    Just don’t sit around waiting for others to reset plates! You will run into a few who think they are above getting their hands dirty and expect everyone else to do the resetting(usually they are deep in conversation or always fiddling with their equipment when the time comes to reset), don’t be that guy!
    Bring some gloves.
    Thank the volunteers as it’s a big commitment and a lotta work.
    Have a blast and good luck!
    Be safe!
     
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    Keep it unloaded and in a locked case and drive the speed limit. You’ll be fine.

    Regarding the “spectators” when it comes to resetting steel: There are always lazy bums at these events. However, there are also those who have legit health issues such as back problems, knee problems and so forth. I have RA in my lower back and at 38 years old I look completely healthy but some days the pain is unbearable. I manage it though, and will be out there downrange Saturday flipping back targets as long as I’m not shooting!
     
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  14. FancyGunz

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    What time are the morning sessions expected to end?
     
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    Before 2pm anyhow.

    Bring your wet weather gear boys and girls. Looks like it's gonna be a rainy one.
     
  16. Dan-o

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    I understand pain. I don’t have a problem with people excusing themselves in that situation.
    The people I am referring to seem to have no problem bending over to retrieve their brass only, and slinging their heavy range bag over their shoulder. Just an FYI, those that cant reset because of pain could certainly offer to grab score sheets and write down times. Right?
    It’s just irritating when people think they are “above” getting their pretty little hands dirty.
     
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    Supposed to rain tomorrow but the purple umbrella will have to suffice between stages, lmao. .

    As far as legal BS in the past we used to just lock our stuff up and go down there... never had problems. IIRC RI
    has some verbiage in place like this...

    (listed as exemption to having a carry lic. in RI)

    " A person who is transporting a handgun from his home or place of business to a "bona fide target practice range" and back, provided the handgun is broken down, unloaded, and carried openly, or is unloaded and secured in a separate container."



    -Mike
     
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    Bring more mags than you think you'll need... if you run dry you'll get killed on your time for any leftover
    targets. (rule is 10 rnds a mag + no top offs if I remember correctly).

    Bring bug spray and sunscreen (although I think its going to be overcast and shitty/rain but you never know).

    -Mike
     
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    What’s a good time to arrive? I’m scheduled for 9:00 am tomorrow. So not sure if that’s first shot(s) or?
     
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    Oh. One more question. I only signed up for one gun, if I wanted to do a second, can I do so on site?
     
  22. 45collector

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    Chris we got there at 8:15 today and the safety meeting didn’t start til just after 9. But, website says to get there prior to 8:30.

    I can’t answer the 2nd question for you.

    Thanks again to Jim and crew for another great day on the walls!
     
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    Cool, thanks for the heads up. I’ll shoot for 8:30ish.

    Hope you did well and did not get soaked!
     
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    I did ok and no malfunctions or steel left standing. I did however develop a crack in the slide of my only 9mm 1911, I just found out. Guess I’ll have to save up for one of those Colt 9mm’s now. LOL

    And yes, got rained on pretty good for the last few stages. ;)
     
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    Great time yesterday , my first one........................man am I freaking slow LOL!
     
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    Oh! That blows, can you warranty it?. Played with the Colt and while it was very accurate, not sure I’d get one. Had some hiccups.

    Just got back from the morning shoot. No issues, did ok and we’ll worth the trip.
     
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    Awesome time as usual!
    Shot this am, sq1, great bunch of guys. Everyone pitched in and things ran great.
    Big thx to Jim and crew!
    Can’t wait for the big event.
     
  28. 45collector

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    No it’s actually a Frankengun I bought a few years ago here for a decent price. The upper is a somewhat rare Colt 9mm conversion unit, on an Essex lower with some Brown and Wilson parts here and there. Damn thing has served me quite well considering what I paid for it and how many rounds I’ve put through it and I’m already in touch with Derr to see what a good replacement will be.
    Caspian slide is the answer I guess.
    In the meantime I am gonna sell my soul to the devil for a Springfield Range Officer in 9mm
     
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    Go big or go home

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