NicVerAZ

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About NicVerAZ

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    Calls Shots
  • Birthday 04/25/1969

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    Mesa, AZ
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    Movies, History, Computer Programming, Shooting.
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    Nick Verhaeghe

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  1. I received the ramp and three 6-shell tubes from Arredondo. I managed to load 4-shells at a time but never 5 or 6. It seems that this is something I will hate to practice anyway. Questions: 1. What can I do to improve loading shells from a speed loader? I have done quite a bit of smoothing of the port myself, it's not pretty but it should be fine. The gate is still unmodded and quite the finger trap. I was looking for a drop-in but it seems that whoever made one sold out. I suppose this is the next mod. A new, stronger and longer follower could also probably help, is the one from OR3Gun for instance a good one to get? 2. Are the guide rods a good thing to have? Do they help a lot? Thanks!
  2. I personally love the X-Calibur. So, yes, you can and SHOULD swap the safety on the opposite side of your thumb or else the USPSA box will not shut and you'll get bumped into open. ASK ME HOW I KNOW!!!
  3. It happens over time. Every now and then you get split brass. It just goes to the trash.
  4. I know we are not allowed to use any video recording device or any camera to review a course of fire. That said... If I am having a hard time discerning two distinct grease rings for what the shooter claims is a double hit and I the RO insist is just one, can I pull my cellphone, take a photo, review the photo and zoom on the area to see if there is indeed one or two hits? If the shooter keeps on insisting and asks for the RM to review, this would be the better option, but can I be innovative and save the RM and everyone some time by using a cellphone as a magnification device? Has anyone ever used a magnifier glass for this type of situation?
  5. First question: it is good enough for fast competition reloads. Second question: I still believe it to be a great choice for competition, based on the fact that it is "ready to race" (KTM did not come up with the slogan, Husaberg did) out of the box with zero to none modifications and this for less than $900 for the pistol. You can rig up with belt, pouches, holster, spare mag for around $1200, compared with twice the price for instance with a CZ from CZ Customs. Now, if you want a DA-SA for competition, and if you have the money, you will certainly enjoy a CZ from CZ Customs, because Angus makes great guns. You do get what you pay for. Based on my experience: the X-Cal is very accurate, shoots fast and flat, transitions fast due to its weight. The design is very cool and I personally love Grand Power pistols. To be fair: you will have more stable gun and a better trigger with a CZ Customs. I have not tested the other pistols out there and I am not a Glock guy, therefore I can't compare with anything else. So, to summarize: yes, the Grand Power X-Calibur is a great competition production pistol, considering that it is ready to race out of the box for a decent price and that it has some good things for itself.
  6. It is so rare to find anyone who shoots a Makarov and they usually religiously pick up their brass. More frustrating is 38 super in your 9mm brass because it often gets undetected until the powder drop station and then you have a mess.
  7. There may be some jp rear plates available for who wants to run in CO. Thinking about selling mine. PM me
  8. Do you determine that the case volume is the same by subtracting bullet length from overall length? Just curious.
  9. It is likely to cause shearing of the base of the bullet and to make it less accurate, but by how much, I don't know. Is this plinking/practice ammo or match ammo?
  10. I am going to use it in Open, because I have decided that I wanted to make this fun and not challenging. I already shoot production and am already doing the "reloading a lot" thing in USPSA. For 3Gun, I am switching to sticks and 16 shells in the tube
  11. What brand did you use? Link? Thanks
  12. What option exists on the market to add +6 to the existing magazine? Also would there be a danger related to shot spreading too early and hitting the extension and, if yes, what remedy would exist or choke to avoid? Thanks for your help
  13. The Dillon CGs are tolerant, unlike the EGW ones. Confirmed by someone I know who works at Dillon.
  14. I use Bayou 135 RN with 3.3g of TG, OAL 1.125" very accurate out of my xcalibur. If you're looking for 135 Round Nose, look no further.
  15. What I did when I shot some FPs for a while is calculate the distance between the back of the bullet to the bottom of the casings, then adding that to the OAL of the new FPs. I then loaded a few dummy rounds and dry cycled to make sure they would all chamber correctly. After that, the usual 5-batch test with -.2, -.1, 0, +.1, +.2 grains, chrono and paper testing. Works fine.