Savagesweat

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  1. Those are the barrels sold by Palmetto State, right?
  2. What is it like to deal with Leupold on warranty issues? If the Delta point dies suddenly, is Leupold going to fix/replace it in a week like Vortex does?
  3. Yeah, no question I will get a delta point pro for my next dot. $399 is a lot of money, but because it is now the same price as the "bargain" dots out there like the vortex razor, I see no reason not to get the DP Pro. Everything about it seems better than other options on the market. I just need to decide on dot size/shape.
  4. I have an astigmatism, but find the round 8 moa dot perfect on my slideride out in the desert sun (when I crank it up all the way). What I want to avoid is having to crank a tiny dot up and make it bloom just to keep it visible in bright sun. I'd rather have a larger dot or triangle that I can see without making it distort on high brightness settings. If the DP Pro can stay bright AND sharp at 2.5 moa without distorting, that might work for my eyeballs. Otherwise, if it is anything like a slideride, I would need the larger triangle in order to see it outside when it's bright. A 2 MOA aimpoint T1 does not work for me as well as a 4 MOA T1 because of the need to crank brightness up in the sunshine. Then it starts to bloom and get messy, making precision shots impossible.
  5. There are lots of options for guide rods and recoil spring assemblies. I use Glockmeister.
  6. Run a lighter recoil spring for the G20 as well. I have the same setup and I think I put a 14 pound spring in there.
  7. 9mm major works well in a Glock if you go all the way on correct mods for the gun. The SJC home brew kit for $550 works well because it includes their KKM barrel, which has an even tighter chamber than the regular KKM aftermarket barrel. That will help keep you from blowing yourself up. Then make sure to resize your brass properly and case gauge everything. Add a 14 pound recoil spring and use SJC's comp. That should work great for major PF. Don't bother with minor. My setup has been more reliable than the metal open guns that "real" competitors use. I shot mine for 1,000 rounds before cleaning it the first time because I was bored and felt bad about neglecting the gun that long. Even before the cleaning, it was totally reliable with major loads, just as good as any Glock. The higher capacity in 9mm mags really is an advantage. Plus, bullets are cheaper.
  8. I am saving up my allowance to get a G40 and when I do, I'll get a KKM conversion barrel to shoot 40 in limited. I have already done this with a G20 and it works very well, maybe the softest way to shoot 40 major due to the big frame and heavy slide, a much better option than the small frame guns, unless you have little girl hands.
  9. The ammo can make a big difference. I've found that if I use bullets with .355 diameter (jacketed, plated, or whatever) in my reloads, my groups are not great, like maybe 2 or 3in at 10 yards, best case scenario. However, using Xtreme 9mm 147 grain bullets of diameter .356, my groups tighten up considerably when using a stock Glock barrel. By this I mean that I can shoot nearly one ragged hole offhand at 10 yards. And I'm not even a good shot. I've heard several other Glock shooters make similar comments about having much better luck with .356 bullets in their stock barrels.
  10. ...also, I see the same problem whether I use an unmodified follower or one that was sanded down really well. I think the only way to make this work is to load even shorter, which I am unwilling to do.
  11. I am having similar trouble. FMJs work fine at normal length, but JHPs get bound up and the mag turns into a salt shaker. However, this is not a problem with the transition between the mag and TF basepad. The follower gets stuck at the very bottom of the TF basepad. The OAL must be too long because the corner of the hollow point digs into the delrin sidewall and prevents the follower from moving up. A FMJ profile works fine at longer OAL because the points just slide along. But if the JHP rotates or shifts at all, the edge of the point digs in. This sucks because the +10 basepads were designed for open division where you need to load as long as possible for major. My load is at 1.147 and apparently that's too long. I spent $100 on these mag extensions and to me they are pretty much worthless. I will either make my own 170mm mags or buy the new ones being produced by magpul.
  12. Logic and compensators don't mix . That being said, I have used both, personally I think the Carver works better, but then I got it first and put a lot of load development into it. I shot the SJC using the same load. Not sure how much that affects my judgement. The ports in the Carver and the SJC are different shapes so that will affect operation as well. Number of ports doesn't really tell the whole story about how well they work. So what's your load? What worked and what didn't work as well with the Carver comp? This sounds like a complicated fluid dynamics problem. It actually is a complicated fluid dynamics problem if you think about it. Air is still a fluid. But you have it reversed. I developed my load for the Carver comp and it worked very well (124 RN over 6.8 Autocomp for a 172 PF). I'm using the SJC at the moment and haven't gotten around to doing an updated load. I'm being subjective but the SJC doesn't "feel" as accurate or fast as the Carver (even though my match results haven't changed). I'm using the SJC because I was curious and I had some thread damage on the Carver (2 years of taking it on and off the barrel, must not have gotten the Loctite hot enough once ) When I first got the Carver, I modeled it in Solidworks and did some fluid dynamic studies on it (retirement hobby of mine, just can't give up everything of the "old" life) One of these days I'll do the same with the SJC just to see the difference. (or maybe not, sometimes that's too much of a reminder of "working days" ) That's awesome. I have seen some CAD models and fluid simulations of rifle comps, but I don't think I've ever seen that kind of work done with a pistol comp. If you ever get around to comparing simulations of the Carver vs SJC comps, please make sure to post your work here. That would be incredibly interesting.
  13. Logic and compensators don't mix . That being said, I have used both, personally I think the Carver works better, but then I got it first and put a lot of load development into it. I shot the SJC using the same load. Not sure how much that affects my judgement. The ports in the Carver and the SJC are different shapes so that will affect operation as well. Number of ports doesn't really tell the whole story about how well they work. So what's your load? What worked and what didn't work as well with the Carver comp? This sounds like a complicated fluid dynamics problem.
  14. I'm surprised to see all the support for Carver's comp over SJC. Does it actually work better with major loads? With all the extra ports on SJC's major comp, I don't see how that wouldn't work better. Or does SJC really have a bad reputation for their comps breaking? Carver and SJC both use aluminum for their comps, right?
  15. I want a DP Pro so bad it's not even funny.