Q. As a relative beginner to IPSC, how much time should I spend dry firing per session?
A. Too much of good thing can be bad! I have always limited my dry firing session to 10 minutes at a time, any more then this and you can start to get tired and loose focus and as a result undo the good work you have done. You can do an hour or two a day if you like, but I recommend doing it in ten minute intervals through out the day.
Q. Could you enlighten us on what sort of custom work you have had done to your STI? Is it a light or heavy, number of ports, what sort of power factor you like to shoot? that sort of thing and what it is about it that you like.
My gun is a basically a STI Trubor with some minor modifications done by Mathew Workman from Action Shooter Imports. The modifications I have had done include - Having the slide flat topped, lightning cuts in the front of the slide and the compensator profiled to match the slide flutes. I use a recoil master (heavy) but I have put my own outer spring on.
I run a cylinder and slide matched hammer and sear set and use a grey C-More click switch sight with a four minute dot. I like to use the grey C-More as it fades into the background and doesn't obscure the targets, and I like the four minute dot because it makes you concentrate and focus more and you can put the dot more into the targets.