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  1. I'm going to have to sell a brand new shadow 2 but I like it.

    Yes, it drops right in. Follow these steps for tuning:
  2. I'm going to have to sell a brand new shadow 2 but I like it.

    Here's a picture I made to compare the triggers:
  3. Major PF with Tanfo Gold Team 9mm

    I should have started this conversation by saying you can certainly make major with a 9mm V12 Gold Team (I have), it's just not the flattest, not the softest, and barrels tend to wear a little faster than those with fewer ports. I just barely made major with 8.3gr of HS-6 under a plated 124gr bullet at 1.140" and that was the end of my V12 experimenting, I had a 135gr load with HS-6 which shot pretty well, although a little bouncy. If you decide the V12 barrel is not for you, 38 is not your last resort, a 9mm barrel with four or less holes will make major no problem. The 6" barrels need some modification before they will fit in the front of the slide, but it's not too bad.
  4. Major PF with Tanfo Gold Team 9mm

    100 gr bullets are not legal for major, they're just flat shooting for steel challenge. The minimum bullet weight for USPSA Open Major is 112gr (120gr for IPSC).
  5. Major PF with Tanfo Gold Team 9mm

    I use SP2, which is a Noble Sport powder not currently available in the US, but it's interchangeable with 3N38 (just a little more dense); I've packed as much as 10gr under a 100gr bullet in a 9x19 case! 9gr of HS6 does a similar job.
  6. Major PF with Tanfo Gold Team 9mm

    I really enjoyed mine with 9gr slow powder under a 100gr bullet
  7. I'm going to have to sell a brand new shadow 2 but I like it.

    He's saying you can use the reduced reach kit disconnector without the trigger drilled for pretravel adjustment (I suggest the SP01 trigger whichever route you choose)
  8. I'm going to have to sell a brand new shadow 2 but I like it.

    What you want is an SP01 trigger, it has the deepest curve (I'm pretty sure I have one in my parts bin):
  9. I'm going to have to sell a brand new shadow 2 but I like it.

    From David's site: " Is it legal for shooting sports? No. The pre-travel set screw installed on the upper area of the trigger is visible. However, you can use the modified RRK disconnector w/o the upper trigger screw to noticeable reduce the DA stroke. "
  10. Major PF with Tanfo Gold Team 9mm

    I started with the unported spare barrel in a Stock II slide and made this custom: It worked slightly better than the V12 and took less powder to make major. The trouble is that the tiny comp doesn't give you much to work with. Eric Guaffel sells the factory three port which works better: https://www.ericgrauffelonlineshop.com/en/compensators/95-gold-custom-eric-compensator.html# you'd need a plan 6" barrel: https://eaacorp.com/gun_accessories/index.php/parts/tanfoglio/witness/barrels/6-match-grade-barrel-9mm-302331.html and t he threads are M15X0.75, the dies can be found on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-tap-M15-0-75-1pcs-die-M15-0-75-M15-right-hand-/302286101033?hash=item4661a7da29:g:v5QAAOSw~CFY8bgX If you're going to do all this work, you can save some money starting with a 9mm Limited rather than a Gold Team, this Limited-based custom worked out pretty well for me:
  11. looking for 9mm barrel for Witness Gold Team

    I used this comp in a Limited slide with three holes straight up which worked very well With your V12 slide I'd recommend the three port comp with four 1/8" - 5/32" holes in a V4 configuration close to the muzzle.
  12. looking for 9mm barrel for Witness Gold Team

    Forget the V12 barrel, you want one of these: https://eaacorp.com/gun_accessories/index.php/parts/tanfoglio/witness/barrels/6-match-grade-barrel-9mm-302331.html and one of these: https://www.ericgrauffelonlineshop.com/en/compensators/95-gold-custom-eric-compensator.html# The threads are M15X0.75, the dies can be found on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-tap-M15-0-75-1pcs-die-M15-0-75-M15-right-hand-/302286101033?hash=item4661a7da29:g:v5QAAOSw~CFY8bgX
  13. Thoughts on a Tanfoglio open gun

    I have a lot of custom Open guns in the CZ, Tanfoglio, 2011 platforms, and I never recommend the Gold Team, it's just not a very good design. For your purposes I suggest a Czechmate, it's the only truly "off the shelf" factory Open gun in my experience. Like Postman said, it can be run without the comp for use with factory ammo, then with the comp when you start loading major.
  14. CZ SP-01 SAO vs. CZ TS

    I'm going to repeat what zzt just said in case you missed it: Do not buy an SP01 in .40 for USPSA Limited! The TS is a wide-bodied frame specifically designed as a high capacity gun in .40, it holds 21+1 in a 140mm mag, whereas an SP01 140mm mag might hold 14 or 15 rounds. The TS is the CZ Limited gun no question. An SP01 in .40 would be adequate (although not optimal) for Limited-10 major, or 9mm Limited minor. If you have big hands you'll love the TS! As for .22 practice, it's not going to be as helpful as you think, take your Kadet money and buy a reloading press, that'll keep your per round costs down.
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