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  1. P320 X5 Carry Opics Question

    Ck867, I apologize but I lied to you. I got home and looked at it and the adaptor plate sticks up slightly above the level of the top of the slide, about 0.09". The adaptor plate measures 0.150" in thickness, so this is how much higher it would sit versus a Romeo 1. Sorry for the wrong information.
  2. shooters with disabilities

    I'm probably 50 pounds overweight, so I can't move at GM speed. Approaching 50 years old is not helping either. Like Sarge said we all have limitations. Don't let your mental self convince your physical self that you can't do something. Don't tell yourself, I can't do that because of this disability. Try to find a solution. Sometimes you can and sometimes you can not. Just make the best with what you have. Look for improvements in the things you can control: your draw, transitions, and reloads. Also, to use a Steve Anderson term, think about shooting sooner. You may not be able to run fast but you can have your gun up and ready to shoot immediately as a target appears around a barricade. I shot in a steel challenge match with a man in a wheelchair. On smoke and hope he had to shoot two targets one handed because of the wide transitions and his inability to turn that far. His scores and mine were neck and neck all day. I was shooting open and he was shooting a Glock 19. He wasn't letting his limitations slow him down. Honestly, don't worry about the other shooters. At the end of the day, if you are having fun, that is all that matters.
  3. P320 X5 Carry Opics Question

    I have a RTS2 with Springer adaptor plate on mine. The adaptor plate fills the gap the rear sight left and the top of the plate is flush with the top of the slide. The optic then sits on top of that. So it basically sits the thickness of the adaptor plate higher than the Romeo 1 would. I can measure tonight but if I had to guess the adaptor plate is 1/8" tall/thick.
  4. 550b Case Feeder

    I used to have a 650 with a case feeder years ago. I had zero problems out of it. I timed myself once to see what kind of speed I could get out of it. I loaded over 900 rounds of .40 in one hour. That was with me looking inside every case to check for powder. I also had all of my primer tubes full before, so I did not have to stop for that. For the 550 now, I don't know that it really sped me up any. It may have sped me up 10%????? I don't shoot nearly the amount I used to, so I really just take my time.
  5. 550b Case Feeder

    Greg, I have one on my 550b. I have used it for about 6 months. To answer you question it does work well. Is it perfect, no. At times a case will not slide all the way into station1 and it gets crushed. Most of the time this happens, a case has a burr on the rim. The spent primer catch system is different from the original setup and it drops a few more on the floor. With all that said, I do like it and am glad I have it. If you are looking for something you can bolt on and never touch again, don't buy it. But if you don't mind spending a little time with it to tweak it, and can accept a crushed case once in a while, go for it.
  6. Open or limited holster question

    Agreed. Have both and the Alpha X is my favorite. Seems more sturdy and as the others have said, easier to adjust.
  7. Recommend 22 pistol for young shooter

    I agree with Hi-Power Jack. Go ahead and get him a centerfire. My daughter is 10 and has shot a 22/45 in steel challenge for about 2 years. Recently I let her shoot a carry optics and an open gun. She is hooked now. Doesn't even want to talk about shooting the 22 anymore. We have set her up with a Sig P320 X5.
  8. Assuming these are 12V. What power supply are you guys using?
  9. My daughter shoots steel challenge with me. She is now 10 but started when she was 9. She shoots a Ruger MkIII 22/45 lite. The pistol fits her hands pretty well. One issue she originally had was not having the strength to rack the slide. I put a Tandemkross charging handle on it and it helped her a lot. Whatever way you go, my suggestion is to make it fun for him. When she first started I would staple small balloons to cardboard targets and let her shoot those. She liked that and also shooting clay pigeons that I placed on the berm. We usually go eat lunch or get a special treat (slurpee or ice cream) after matches and practice.
  10. I tried shooting the same open gun in USPSA (major) and SC (minor). The aggravating point was the change in point of impact between the minor and major loads. The minor load shot about 3 -4 inches to the left of the major load. Also, I would change recoil springs for each load: 9# recoil spring for major and a 7# for minor. I would have to make a special trip to the range to re-sight it in before the two different matches. I finally just bought an identical gun and set it up for minor loads only.
  11. Welcome to Reloading Innovations!

    Very nice lighting solutions. Just placed an order for a 550. Thank you.
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  13. STI dvc open holster suggestions

    Like Sarge and davsco, I like my race masters. I still have two of the magnetic ones. BUT, I like the alpha-x better. It just feels a little more solid and secure.
  14. Long time forum browser, new poster

    Don't feel bad teddy. I joined almost 13 years ago and ...well you see my post count.
  15. How young would you start junior shooter?

    My daughter shoots steel challenge with a 22/45 lite with a cmore. She is 10 and started when she was 9. In fact we are shooting in the US Steel Nationals tomorrow. Like you said focus on safety and gun handling. Aside from that, just encourage him and praise him; keep it fun. We usually have a contest at practice to see who can shoot the best smiley face on a piece of steel. Early on I would place clay pigeons in the berm and let her shoot at those. She liked seeing them bust when she hit them. Keep in mind that they get bored quickly. My daughter carries and iPad with her and plays on it between stages. She likes to paint the steel between shooters so I let her do that to keep her involved. I would just focus on safety and having fun. Try to do something special associated with it. We usually go to her favorite restaurant for lunch after the local matches.