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  1. I also just had a warranty contact with sti. At about 5k thru my dvc barrel the comp cracked. No issue from them, shipping label sent and headed to them for repair. I'd rather not have the issue, but I'm very happy with their response to it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Ya I called grams to order some spring kits and the owner made a big effort to convince me that he wasn't a fan of the mbx mags and that his followers would not work well in them... That said I have one FKS kit for a 170 mbx and after trimming the slide stop portion off I've found it to hold 29rnds of 9mm, just like my stock follower, and so far (admittedly very few rounds at this point) it's been reliable. Also, this is just a "feeling"- the follower seems much more stable than the stock one, like it wld be less likely to flip and seize up like my stock follower had done a few times Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Yes. It might not fit exactly as tight on the belt, but it will work fine. It seems like the DAA belts are just a hair bigger in all dimensions than most other I've tried. Makes for a PIA installing gear, but also makes for a very solid mount. Going to a larger size belt recently (damn getting older) I took my gear from the DAA to another brand I had taken from a match last year. Fits well and solid, but there is just a little play in the mag pouches that isn't there with the DAA belt. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Cool. Thx for the response. You might be costing me money... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. So now that these have been out for a little bit what's the experience? I'm looking at picking one up, but the only person I spoke to that has one warned me that he found the need to process brass and swage it before being able to run this reliably. I currently run my range pick up 9mm thru a tumbler and then lube and load without much further issue. If going to the mark7 added a significant amount of brass prep I think it would be a deal breaker. Any word on this out there? Any personal experience heads up would be appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Hmmm I'd be nervous about that one. The main reason being the slide and frame are not even the same profile. Sure that doesn't meant they're not fit well and the gun isn't reliable and accurate, but just like attention to small detail would be a good sign, I feel like ignoring that cosmetic oddity could also be a sign of ignorance to other potential problems (as you said a novice gunsmith, not implying he'd be maliciously trying to off load a turd on you). If you could get hands on it and inspect and shoot it, and could ignore the classic style slide on the full length dust cover, then I'd say it wld be less of an issue. But buying it without having it in hand makes it a bit of a leap of faith.. and that's assuming it's a great deal. Frequently on here you can find used STI Edge's for sale in the 1600-1800 range. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. I do not have an astigmatism, so maybe my experience will have been different than yours. But I feel like the 2.5 moa dot is not distorted on high in broad daylight. It's bright enough to be easily seen, but not so bad that it bleeds out from the actual dot size. I have both the 7.5 and the 2.5. I definitely prefer the 2.5. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Any new updates on this topic? I'm seriously looking at going with a mark7 for my 650.. upgrading to a 1050 is not something I'm interested in at this point.
  9. Haha. This is funny. And yes, major is fun! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. I was unaware of potential problems with certain triggers when I set my gun up. I've got the glock mag PSA AR-9 with the flat cmc 3.5lbs trigger and it's been flawless. I've only got about 1000 rounds through it but haven't experienced any issues with reset- thankfully. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. If you're always gonna be inside of 250 yards I'd probably go with a 50 yard zero. Keeps poi pretty close to poa from 3-250 yards Obviously your specific load and barrel combo will be a little different but the below pic gives some generic info Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. I've got MBX in 9 and 40. Completely happy with them. Can't speak to what you get putting the same money into a set of sti based mags, I'm guessing about the same; lots of people have stories of great reliability out of STI based mags. But since it was a matter of replacing internals and basepads on all mags to get the capacity I wanted, I went the MBX route from the start and I'd do it again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. 2nd this. I have them for 9mm and 40. Both have max capacity and have been flawless so far for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Have you tried any other followers? I'm assuming you're using the stock followers. Sounds like the followers are dragging inside the mag. Spend $10 and throw a TTI follower in and see if that solves the problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. To be honest I did not really make a point to look. I've put a little over 3000 rounds through the gun and the feed ramp is pretty uniformly polished. I haven't polished it and a pretty reasonable point was made that it wld take a lot of rounds to "polish" it and it would not be so uniform. I'm pretty confident that it looked he same when I got it new. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro