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  1. All right Tommy!! Still waitin' for mine to show - startin' to get a little impatient!
  2. Gotta admit, I had a second bone-stock P320 on hand to compare the polished parts to the stock ones. Also, Bruce Gray has a nice vid on his site showing the installation of the PELT trigger on a 320 and it has a couple of reassembly tips to ease the process.
  3. Outside of FCU where trigger bar rubs, completely disassembled the inside of FCU and polished the interior pieces. Real CAUTION is needed here as I imagine it would be really easy to go too far and have either an unsafe pistol or a non-working one! Slow going and many, many times disassembling/reassembling - not for the impatient!
  4. Nunez is partially correct - it was light polishing many, many times to get to where it eventually ended up. I spent a lot of time with disassembly/re-assembly to say the least!
  5. Hey Tom - I haven't gotten my X-5 yet but I did get to handle one at Scheels in Billings last Monday - the trigger pull was terrible! Mushy and gritty at the same time while probably 5&1/2 - 6 pound pull weight. I did my own trigger job on my 320 as the 6 month plus wait time for GG to do it wasn't in the cards for me. After hours of fiddling with it my trigger now breaks at 2 pounds 10 ounces. I've pulled some .11-.12 splits with it so the re-set is perfect on mine. I've put probably 3000+ rounds through it so far with nary a bobble. My plan is to use my 320 FCU and put the X-5 top end on it once it gets here.
  6. I've used a Casemaster Jr (Magma Eng) for a number of years to resize 40 S&W and 10mm brass. I hook up my Dillon case feeder to it and can "push through" 1200-1300 per hour using it. Big benefit of it is that the case is pushed base-first through the die versus neck first using Lee or Redding push through dies.
  7. Hi, I was wondering if you could give me a little more info on the SV you are selling.  Is it a factory custom build?  Also, any history on the gun, did Brandon build it?

    1. titandriver


      Not a factory build, here is some info about it: 

      The SVI pistol was built in the late 90's-early 2000's by Mike Johnson Shooting Specialties in Chinook, Montana where he still does gunsmithing. Mike was one of the pistol smithing pioneers of IPSC/USPSA  from the late 80's going forward until today. He originally built several Open and Limited pistols for my friend in Twin Falls, Idaho who used them primarily for Steel Challenge matches. He had a bike accident and broke his neck about ten years ago and has not been able to shoot since. I bought some of his pistols about 6-7 years ago and shot this one for about a year before moving on to a six inch gun. 


      Pistol has bull barrel, ambi's, fiber optic front sight, interchangeable breech face, SV magwell, plastic grip, one SV hi-cap mag. Pistol has right at 15K through it and runs 100%. I can sell you extra mags if you'd like pretty cheap.


    2. Jazzy


      Thank you for getting back to me, I appreciate it.  I just need to sleep on it.

  8. Hey Joe - could you share any particulars about the simplified Open blaster with me? PM me if need be, I might could be interested if this Carry Optic pistol thing doesn't work out for me. Thanks! Rich
  9. Somebody got a great pistol! Congrats Joe, I'm certain the new owner will absolutely love it!
  10. Thanks JAFO - I never even thought about that! I've done it dozens of times with 1911's - I'll give it a go tomorrow.
  11. Yessir, I believe it is NATO brass and should be a tad thicker near the base - I'm going to weigh the bulged case versus a Win case to see what the difference is. The bulge is perfect around the entire circumference of the case just above the extractor groove - in fact, it looks just like a belted magnum rifle case.
  12. Well, I just tossed the first one chalking it up to bad brass. After it happened the second time I did save that piece and it's WCC-07. After shooting again today I'm pretty certain it was the brass. I pulled three .12's, two .13's, and two .14's and no bulging at all. The ammo was all loaded in one lot in one loading session with various headstamped brass. Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it!
  13. Had two cases bulge severely - and blow the primer - yesterday during practice (finally!) with my 320. Targets were 5 to 18 yard partials with the 5 yard target being a full one. All cases were once fired, load was 3.8grs E3, 125 Precision coated bullet, CCI SP primer @ 132 PF. First time through my split on the 5 yard target was .12 and as I was picking up brass I noticed the case was really bulged with no primer and chalked it up to a bad piece of brass and tossed it. Second time through my split was .14 on that target and another bulged primer-less case resulted although not as severe as the first one. I then shot only that target with splits in the .15 - .16 range and cases were normal. I'm using a steel Springer guide rod with 13lb spring. Would I be correct in assuming that it's possible the pistol is firing slightly out of battery? Anyone else experience this? Thanks!
  14. Can't wait Joe! I love the simple elegance of your builds - perfect!
  15. Knocked another one out of the park Joe!!!! Very nice!