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  1. how is everyone tuning up shields?

    Also run a tuned factory trigger. Around 4.8lbs, (probably better now with some rounds through it) stock was just under 8lbs. Dawson front night sight, blacked out rear sight, and rubber Talon grip. Practice is mandatory but they are good shooting little guns and both of mine has been reliable with every kind of ammo I've stuffed in the mags. I bought my wife one and the trigger in hers doesn't need a thing, it's almost identical to mine straight out of the box, except for reset isn't as short. It's about 3 years newer.
  2. LMAO! That's awesome! Edit: Oh crap, necro post. Ooops...
  3. Tank chemistry variations, temp differences, alloy differences, chemical composition, variance between heat lots, different dyes...... I can't believe they keep colors as consistent as they do, it's pretty remarkable actually.
  4. Welcome... Sight radius is a wonderful thing. G34 wins. Other than that I see no real difference.
  5. Which glock model?

    There's no real advantage to a 17L or 34 if you are running an optic. With that said the 17L I just picked up has the sweetest trigger I've seen Glock let out the door yet, so that may be an advantage? I'm really liking the minus connector in the 17L over the Ghost Ultimate in my 34 MOS. I'd just grab a Gen4 or Gen5 G17, mill it, bolt on a Leupold DPP and call it a day.
  6. WST users anyone? (9mm Prod)

    WST will work great with coated lead. I've loaded and shot thousands of plain and coated lead 147TC bullets. 1.110 OAL, 3.5 grains WST gets me 134PF out of a M&P 9Pro. It's so soft it's silly. I'd go with WSF for jacketed.
  7. That was completely impossible to do on my LNL. As a matter of fact with large primers it was basically impossible to seat them deep enough to fire and that's the reason I sold it and bought a 650. I know that's not what you want to hear but on mine it wasn't going to work. Nothing on the press was broken and the seating punch would extend way up into the primer pocket. I tried the penny under the punch and all the tricks. When seating, the press linkage and ram just wouldn't apply the force required to seat a primer properly. The compound links, ram, handle, EVERYTHING would just deflect away from the primer and rotate around the axis of the ram. I figured it was just too big and the handle was too far off center which was the root of the problem. To Hornady's credit they did try to work with me on it, sent new primer punches, springs and parts but they couldn't figure it out. When it became clear that they just didn't know what the problem could be I threw in the towel. I was tired of messing with it and sold it. It only had a few thousand rounds on it, maybe 8k. Small primers would work but it still took several pushes to seat some of them. A friend has one that's old and has no issues with it. Maybe I had a lemon. Try seating them with a hand priming tool and see if you get better results. I'd bet you do. Edit: Mine was an early pre-EZJect model that I converted by installing the updated plate. I know they've improved the case feeder a lot since then so maybe the priming system and machining tolerances have improved too.
  8. Dillon 650 powder die sticking

    The Lyman M die in your first toolhead should fix your problem. I've ran both the M die and the DAA powder funnel which will do the same thing only in station 2. The M die you have to watch because if your powder charge takes up a lot of space (fills the case) it will be crushed be the M die's expander. You can grind it down a fair bit but my 9mm powder is very a flake powder and it just won't work with the M die. I don't run two toolheads so I have to use lube in the case. Hornady One Shot won't foul powder or primers so that's how I solved the 650 sticking issue. You'll really like the M die or DAA powder funnel, they make inserting a bullet really easy and they don't fall or tip. Just back off you Dillon PF on your second tool head so it doesn't add more flare.
  9. Best reliability Single Stack 1911 9mm Magazines?

    Dawson and the Brownells mags which are also based on Metalforms. As a matter of fact they seem identical to Dawson except for the black finish, plastic base instead of metal and the price! I've never had a malfunction with them in my Trojan but the Dawson drop quicker with the increased weight metal base. You can always put the Dawson base on them if you want but that puts the price right with the Dawson.
  10. Help! WST 147gr FMJ

    I used to run 3.6 grains under a hardcast lead 147TC and it put me right at 135PF in my M&P 9 Pro. When working up the load I took it up a bit higher and WST will get "peaky" but it does it at a good bit higher PF than we run. WST is fine for USPSA minor PF loads. Just don't try to duplicate factory +P or +P+ loads with it, I think you will find that you don't like the results. Your data looks fine to me.
  11. Black Nitride Refinishing

    Can you do steel frames?
  12. Legality of Pin and Weld blending

    I'm no legal expert but if it's welded it's welded. Appearance of being welded doesn't matter. Make it pretty.
  13. Gen 4 trigger spring issues?

    That I don't know. This is the only Glock I have among a safe full of M&Ps. It's a G34 MOS I bought for playing around with in GSSF matches and maybe CO occasionally.
  14. Gen 4 trigger spring issues?

    It's true. I used the Ghost Ultimate 3.5 connector and their spring kit. Had to use the 6lb striker spring from the kit as the 4lb would reset but not retract the trigger enough to engage the trigger stop safety, I had to manually pull the trigger forward. That's no bueno. All other fire control parts are factory. All is well with that 6lb striker spring. If you want to run a 4lb striker spring, stick with the stock trigger spring.
  15. New member & 9mm powders

    With cost in mind I'll parrot what others have said. Acme 115 grain coated bullets using the 10% code. I haven't found a cheaper deal and their quality is as good as any and better than some. Plated are a crap shoot accuracy wise, some guns like them others don't. And they are more expensive and finicky to load. I'm another fan of E3. You can use Red Dot data backed off 10%, there's an email floating on the interwebs from Alliant stating this. If you are set on reloading book data use 231 or my second favorite WST. You can find WST data in older manuals if you dig. Just load to make 132 PF and call it a day, don't try to take WST to +P pressures, it really doesn't like that, but with minor PF being under standard 9mm pressure it's perfectly safe. It meters fantastic and is pretty economical. And it smells good too.