phoenixsomd

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    Will Broadus

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  1. IMHO, giving the shooter the option of Minor or Major in a division is just a choice and not a restriction. Shoot it the way you wish. Major is more challenging and earns more points. It's totally up to you.
  2. I have a TS and have done trigger-work, grips and some frame modifications myself for a very modest price. I experimented with the Czechmate-based thumb-rest: https://cpwsa.com/products/cz-czechmate-and-ts-thumb-rest But found the Shooting Sports Innovations NITRO FIN Tanfoglio/CZ Slide Lock Thumb Rest: https://www.speedshooter.com/product_detail.cfm?id=NF17-4 TF&n=Shooting-Sport-Tanfoglio-CZ-Slide-Lock-Thumb-Rest worked better for smaller handed folks. It required some minor fitting to function 100% I've handled a TSO and liked it but, believe the TS is a better value for me.
  3. I use an 11# RS with a 13# hammer spring with all my minor PF loads Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  4. +1 for the Ghost pouches Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  5. Check Red Hill Tactical Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  6. Yes. Check Ben Stoeger's Pro Shop Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  7. For my pistol I had a PF of 128 with an average chrono of 947.2 FPS AND a SD of less than 10 FPS Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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  10. Atlas tactical pant with sts Vapor etc wicking shorts Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  11. LAPG has a pants with stretchable panel that work well. They also have a short with wicking panels for hotter climates Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  12. 135g Bayou RN over 3.0 of e3, running 1.125 OAL Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  13. There is a perceived improvement that makes it worth considering. Everyone has to be their own judge. I've shot the "chubbies" previously and found them to work well. Similar experience to the Atlanta Arms 147g reloads. I've moved to 135g RN bullets from Bayou for reloading to get a better all around feel and feeding from my CZ and my PCC.
  14. I would definitely look around on eBay. There are normally a large number of used Dillon presses and accessories up for auction. Since the warranty is lifetime on their presses the price-point for used appears to hover around 80-85% of the new price.
  15. I have a Dillon 550 and currently load 9MM and 40S+W with it for use in USPSA. I previously had a Lee progressive which in "principle" should be a good press. My PERSONAL experience with the Lee was that: 1) the primer system is unreliable. To get primers to feed takes a significant amount of "fiddling". This I feel is the most significant issue with their presses. There are lots of YouTube videos on all sorts of ways to "tweak" the feeding system but, I found myself spending a lot of time not cranking-out rounds. Out of a hundred primers I would average 4 jams that required me to remove the feeder tray and fish-out misfeed primers., 2) the case feeder also takes a lot of "fiddling" to keep it running. It would misfeed and require adjudication on average 5-6 times per 100 cases being feed. When I considered the time the press was "Not-Mission-Capable" it was frustrating. If you only have limited time to produce ammo then the above situation becomes even more painful.