Shmella

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    Dustin Brisson

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  1. ok thanks. I planned on clamping down the dovetail part for the reason described. Im gonna give it a go after work. I have an acetylene torch at my work place along with a vice, I'll bring a plastic or brass hammer and give it a few taps. Wish me luck.
  2. Thank you, any forever lasting staining from heating it up?
  3. Thanks, Im sure someone here has tried exactly what im asking.
  4. Ive seen slide rackers bent up to clear fingers/thumbs but ive only seen it with aluminum ones. Can a Brazos Zig racker be bent up without really messing it up in the process? I have a zig racker on my open gun and I occasionally clip my thumb nail. Could I just heat this thing up with a torch and put it in a vice and bend it a little? I dont want to Heat stain this thing I dont really know what to expect if I hit it with a torch. I know from past experience that trying to cut stainless with a torch doesnt really work like regular steel.
  5. try looking at the target or in better terms, focus on the target not your sight.You might surprise yourself that you can shoot accurately and fast without starring at your front sight. It sounds to me like youre describing close range hoser stuff and I would bet money the guys that are shooting it at a cadence that sounds like there are no breaks they are not even looking at a clean sight picture but more or less looking over their sights if the target is close enough.
  6. Neither. I sprayed the comp the first hundred rounds and honestly have forgotten to do it much if at all since then. I havent cleaned the comp at all yet.
  7. I've shot 2200 blue bullets through my fancy dancy atlas open gun at major pf so far and haven't touched the comp yet. Still waiting for it to lead up like Im told it should. At 30 yards and out I'm sure a jhp would be more accurate. I'm going to shoot these for locals and practice and go to a jhp for any majors. If you want to shoot twice as many rounds for the same money, get some coated bullets and run them through whatever you're shooting. If you're a baller, ball out $ like a mad man go shoot bill drills with your jacketed hollow point of choice. I'm a cheap ass and every time I compare how many rounds more I can get with a coated vs a jhp For the same money, I end up buying more coated bullets.
  8. Blue bullets in bulk or acme with a discount code. Acme has a discount code that currently makes them the cheapest option.
  9. My thoughts are if you dont care about your results or placing in a match have at it. Otherwise, its stupid. End thoughts.
  10. Wow you must have super spidey senses compared to me because In my experimenting when I first got an open gun, I couldnt even tell the difference between HS6 and Autocomp. There is a slight change in feel but IMO One isnt drastically better than the other and I certainly couldnt tell you which is which. Load them up in the same mag with the same bullet at the same power factor and dont tell me which is which and I could not put one over the other or tell you what is what and thats the honest truth. I certainly couldnt tell if more wind was blowing in my face than the other that is for sure. I read alllllll the hype about this powder is so much different than this one and only use HS6 ect. and when I finally shot multiple different loads back to back after a lot of wasted time and effort and money, none of it mattered. I still sucked and the gun shot ALMOST the same. Im throwing this out there for the reader who reads this like I would have when I first started playing with open and spent way more time thinking about powder to use looking for the magic recipe instead of just spending my time loading a bunch of rounds with whatever powder I had (that is safe of course) and shot them.
  11. Yup thats what my limited 10 round test yielded. It could have been a number of things that affected the group sizes since it was so small of a test but it did stand out to me. I dont really know why that bullet shape is labeled 357sig on MG website. Maybe to hit the very small market of people looking to reload for 357 sig and think they need a special bullet? I dont know. But the shape of that bullet is definitely different than their 9mm 124gr JHP
  12. Anybody ever run 357 sig jhp? I tried a sample pack of 10 125gr jhp from montanagold one time (freebie grab at a match) so I loaded them up along with 124 jhp MG and shot them off a bag at about 40 yards back to back. The difference in accuracy between those two with the load I was trying was considerable but I don't know if it was that particular bullet that made the diff or what it was. I don't know what makes a bullet a 357 sig because Montana gold are still 355/356 diameter. The shape of them looks very similar to Everglades rounded jhp too. I'm tempted to try the Everglades jhp or a case of Montana gold 357sig 125g jhp, but I keep convincing myself to refrain from tinkering with loads and just stick to the plan of practice practice practice... the struggle
  13. Anybody ever run 357 sig jhp? I tried a sample pack of 10 125gr jhp from montanagold one time (freebie grab at a match) so I loaded them up along with 124 jhp MG and shot them off a bag at about 40 yards back to back. The difference in accuracy between those two with the load I was trying was considerable but I don't know if it was that particular bullet that made the diff or what it was. I don't know what makes a bullet a 357 sig because Montana gold are still 355/356 diameter. The shape of them looks very similar to Everglades rounded jhp too. I'm tempted to try the Everglades jhp or a case of Montana gold 357sig 125g jhp, but I keep convincing myself to refrain from tinkering with loads and just stick to the plan of practice practice practice... the struggle edit. I meant to post this in another thread but I'll leave it.
  14. Practice your trigger control. Hit the trigger at speed and watch your sights.
  15. Thanks!