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About Xanatos903

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    Daniel Hicks

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  1. Lefty shooting PCC here. The way I see it is that we're shooting in a division with uncapped magazine capacity; if you're running dry, you're doing something very wrong. I have an ambi safety, mag release, and CH on my build. BAD levers on the rest of my ARs because it does help if I'm ever doing bolt lock reloads.
  2. I have one of the Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrels in my G22. The thing is my carry gun, and I haven't had a single issue beyond the gun locking up temporarily after the very first shot. Guess there was a burr or something that had to be knocked down. It does not accommodate extremely long loads, but I was able to comfortably load 124gr RN to 1.13". The Lone Wolf barrel I use in my 9mm major Glock had the same chamber, and I had the throat cut to accommodate loads out to 1.16" (mag length). All in all, I'm extremely satisfied with Lone Wolf's products.
  3. Thanks for the correction. I wasn't sure, I have literally zero familiarity with MG's product lineup.
  4. Are you asking about whether the bullet can handle the speed, or whether the powder charge might be too large? The answer to the former is "maybe." MGs are plated bullets, right? Some plated bullets can handle those speeds (I.E. RMR Hardcore series), and others you probably shouldn't push them that hard. The best way is just to load some up and give it a shot. You'll surely be able to make major with a 38sc gun with a 115, so just load some up, and keep an eye on your rifling. I've never stripped the plating off of a bullet, but I suspect it would end with serious leading and let you know you're exceeding their usable velocity. If MGs are jacketed, you've got nothing to worry about. If it's the latter, you're going to have no trouble making major. Kneelingatlas has done 115gr 9major loads with CFE pistol IIRC, so you'll be able to do it in 38sc easily.
  5. God, I'm jealous of all you guys that have automated loading setups. Someday...
  6. I'm going to have to try this. Especially without an aftermarket basepad, hitting the base of my colt mags in matches has me massaging my hand after a stage. It doesn't feel great
  7. I use the Magpuls as my reload mags in Open, and I love them. Even with just a couple rounds in them, they still just shoot right out of the gun. I have four of them total, and I've had zero malfunctions with them in the last year.
  8. 147gr loads with TG are very easy to double charge as well, and you probably won't notice it. Small charge weights and a dense powder don't mix well unless you're very careful.
  9. Where I've noticed my brass start to give is in the web. If you want to pick up brass but know there are some 9 major shooters in the club, just sit in front of the TV with a bunch of brass and a flashlight, and shine it into the mouth of each case to give them a quick look. If the brass is decently clean, you'll be able to see small cracks radiating outward from the flash hole, and sometimes a circular crack encircling the flash hole halfway to the case wall. There's a pic below sent to me by a buddy of what I'm talking about. These are from .40 cases but I see the same with the occasional 9mm case, and most of those are with Winchester headstamps. Most of the cases that are like this can probably withstand another firing or two, especially with minor loads, but I like my fingers enough to take the time to properly examine range brass before loading.
  10. The answer to that probably depends on how hot of a load you're running, but I've gotten at least 4 loads of 9 major out of a couple batches of brass before I started seeing serious signs of stress. I don't hesitate at all to just grab some of my brass and load up some PCC or minor handgun loads if I need some.
  11. Cheaper brass, mostly. If you're shooting a lost brass match, you leave like $5 worth of brass on the ground, as opposed to $50. Granted, 9 major doesn't have great brass life like .38s, but I like not having to scramble to pick up my brass and hope I find every case on a stage where I've run around for like 30 yards. 9mm brass is getting to be like $.025/case, so you can stockpile it like nobody's business.
  12. I haven't benched the gun to see what it's really capable of, but the accuracy is more than suitable for practical shooting. I use my major loads at local outlaw steel shoots, and I'm able to ping 6" targets quickly at 25 yards with no trouble. They're slightly oversized at .356", and I think that contributes to their good performance.
  13. I shoot RMR 124gr Hardcore Match RN plated bullets. They are completely plated, and I have minimal buildup in my comp after ~10k rounds. 8.1 cpr, and free shipping on bullet orders.
  14. What was your load with CFE?
  15. Looking at the match booklet for Optics Nationals, it looks like there's a whole lot of shooting through ports, and a little bit of shooting around barricades (although that's hard to judge). I personally think that a traditional Open shooter is going to have the advantage over PCC shooters, but we'll see. There are enough far targets and difficult partials that might be easier for PCC shooters that they could make up the difference.