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  1. P320 X5 Thread

    Ok, so I realize this is BS now that I have a gauge (6.5#). I think it was Stockholm syndrome.
  2. CZ P10

    Is CZC doing multi-optic slide milling for it? Any experiences milling the slide from anyone?
  3. P320 X5 Thread

    Is a flat faced CELTS CO legal now?
  4. P320 X5 Thread

    How flat can this thing shoot? I'm trying to develop a grip for my X5 and I would like some concrete guidelines to know how I'm doing. I'm not hand loading, but I'm using 130-132 PF factory loads so they're pretty soft. Say, on a 15yd target (or any other benchmark distance you choose) how much should the front sight/dot rise on the target to be "acceptable" for this gun? Using a 14# spring the sights come back on target really quickly, so maybe it doesn't matter that much, but I'm curious all the same. On a few unrelated points that have been discussed elsewhere, I *can* get the slide to return out of battery, but I have to really deliberately try, and if I point the muzzle down the weight of the slide alone will lock it into battery. And when I first got the gun I thought the trigger was super heavy - mine had to be 7# easy. It was still heavy up to about 800 rounds but between 800 and 1100 rounds it lightened up significantly. At this point mine is now about 5# I would say - good enough for a scrubber like me. I haven't done anything but shoot and dry fire it so be patient if you're thinking the stock trigger might be good enough.
  5. P320 X5 Thread

    Any word on the small grip module? The classic smalls fit, of course, but the profile isn't as good and it's not weighted so it's kind of a cheesy compromise.
  6. SIG 2022 Questions

    Are you hell-bent on a DA/SA? As suggested above, the X5 and Q5/PPQ are nice. I have small-medium hands and very short fingers, so a pretty small grip, and the X5 is shootable as-is and would be fine with a small grip module. The Q5/PPQ fits me well too (the only gun so far I can drop mags w/o altering my grip, although it pinches on mags insertion). CZ P10-C is fully ambi, great ergos, and shoots great apparently (5lb trigger might be an issue). Or for DA/SA there's still the SP01 Tactical if you want the decocker and liked Shadows. Another thought is the P09 or a steel Omega, where he can use the decocker for a bit and switch over later.
  7. P320 X5 Thread

    Just thought I should confirm this for the benefit of any other digit-challenged people (thanks Alma, for keeping my interest alive). Took a while to get my hands on one, but the grip does seem "similar" to a stock 320 medium grip in my hands. I'll still pick up a small when/if it comes out though.
  8. P10-C for CO

    Any updates? I have cash and no gun - the universe is not in harmony.
  9. Decocking a Shadow for production

    I imagine a dark, smoke-filled bar. Shot glasses lined up like a Can You Count classifier. Of course, there's a table of 1911 guys too, bickering over where to build the local monument to JMB, their conversation punctuated with choruses of "praised be his name". The door opens and a pimple faced young'un (that would be me) stands in the doorway sporting a P10-C and mags facing the wrong way in their pouches. Y'all turn and squint against the light momentarily and then, without acknowledgement, resume your conversation, swapping stories about when you DQ'ed in '95.
  10. Shooting/Training Books

    I think Will's on to something with sticking to a single author for a bit - I've just come to the same conclusion. Find someone you can relate to and then run with his stuff for a while. For me it was Steve Anderson. Ben Stoeger's stuff is really good too, but I just related to Steve's books more. Get to Work has had the most influence on me of anything I've read. Improvement was almost instantaneous and I see things completely differently now.
  11. Decocking a Shadow for production

    I'm not one of these grizzled old Shadow shooters, so maybe I take a different perspective. USPSA/IPSC is probably the most difficult practical pistol sport (by miles), and Production division (along with Single Stack/Classic) is arguably the most difficult division. For a 12 year old's first gun my concern would be that you are really throwing him in at the deep end - manual decock or not. That's an awful lot to handle. If Production is your/his preferred division, get him a Shadow and let him shoot Standard cocked and locked for a season. Work on the stage planning and decocking offline. Pull him back into Production and manual decocking after he's built up some confidence and familiarity with the sport. Regardless, you might want to let him try out a P10 or P09 as well, as others have suggested. He might prefer a lighter gun.
  12. Carry optics optimal barrel length

    If you are referring to me as OP, I sat on my hands. I am neither knowledgeable, experienced, nor a good shooter, so I'm not sure you should take anything away from my evaluation either. My conclusions were along these lines... 1. Sight radius is completely meaningless with optics (obviously) 2. Barrel length affects accuracy, load for PF, and any added weight would mitigate recoil, so it's not unimportant 3. 4 1/2" is a good compromise if you want to double-purpose the gun (CO + Prod) 4. The ability to have irons and optics easily on the same gun (not necessarily concurrently) is a big advantage for double-purposing 5. For CO, in particular, the 140mm mag availability, cost and capacity should be included in your comparisons I had decided to go with an OSP when I last posted above. On the way to the store my good intentions got run over by events. I decided to focus on CO, so double-purposing became irrelevant. I picked up a PPQ and discovered what a gun can feel like when it fits me. The Sig 320 X5 became almost tangible. The CZ P10-C was waved under my nose (I have small hands but like a forward break). I tried the E2 grip on my 226 and suddenly found I could shoot it at last, but mag availability made that less desirable for CO. Crippled by indecision, familiar to me from stage planning, I decided to revert to my original optics plan and shoot Open. Hope that helps :-)
  13. P320 X5 Thread

    It'd be a better choice for Carry Optics if you could actually buy the optic :-)
  14. P320 X5 Thread

    Curved trigger?
  15. Sig 226 mags for Carry Optics (140mm)

    I checked with Mecgar directly about the 20 rounders. "We have been told from others that the magazine is not compliant." I just spoke on the phone with TRT Tactical and they said their +2 for the Mecgar 18 rounders is compliant. Although, that base pad looks suspiciously like the factory Mecgar extended base pad on the 20 rounders, so I dunno.
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