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  1. MBX 155's what are your thoughts?

    It's personal preference... I spent some time dryfire reloading all 3 sizes last night... decision I'm facing is: practice more with 155/170s and buy few more of those... (currently flub them about 1/3 of the time if I'm going for speed) Or start with a 170 (as usual) and reload to 140s... I almost never flub a 140 reload due to a lot of practice in production/limited. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Priming issues d650xl I've got a Relatively new press, probably loaded 8000 rounds over the last year or so... I've probably only had 2000 or so rounds without any hiccups. It's mostly priming issues of some kind or another... Lately it's been either a misalignment of the primer disk, or a flat out non-rotation. I'm forced to manually adjust the indexing arm constantly. Sometimes the indexing arm's springs get all bent out of wack and I have to replace them. Better still, I've had indexing arms break and/or crack... I've cleaned the whole system of excess junk, polished the primer disk, flipped it, greased everything I feel that could be... I've even experimented with adding spacers to the primer cam to force the primer system to rotate... (which could be putting excess pressure on the arm) All in all I've gone though probably 3+ spare parts kits and ordered individual replacement parts as well. I'm about to call it quits and either order a new priming system. Or hand prime my cases from now on... Anyone experience any of this and solved it? Thanks in advance.
  3. Magazines

    I just started in open and went with 140, 155, and 170 (wasn't sure which I'd need) I really like reloading the 140... need to run a few more matches before I determine which mag size I'll prefer and order more of... Local guys around me do the opposite of sarge: run all 170s and keep a 140 in their bag as backup. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Holster for EVO grip

    Same... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. What optic is everyone using for Carry Optics?

    Still too new for most established open shooters to convert away from big c-mores... they're lense is way bigger and most don't notice the weight savings/difference vs a micro dot. I'm new to open and love the dpp If I could find a mount for my stock 2, I'd throw together a dpp CO backup gun, lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Problems with .38 super in MBX mags

    Brand new to open and shooting 9mm, so take with a grain of salt... Got a new gun and bought 3 mbx mags... all 3 didn't fit the Dawson video specs, all 3 jammed a lot, nose stuck on ramp... I tuned them all (lips and mag widths) worked on the springs to try and break them in, loaded long, down loaded from max capacity etc etc... it got better but still had more than 1 jam per mag... Ended up switching away from precision delta and now testing out montana's cmj & jhp and Everglades 124s... all 3 feed perfect. I kinda think the combo of my particular gun and mbx mags doesn't like precision delta bullets Sucks too... they're priced awesome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 2011 Feeding Issues (9mm) - Help

    Agreed I've spent a week diagnosing similar issues in my new open gun... although the problem was much worse. I haven't been able to get a full mag without a jamb, nothing over 12-15 rounds... Ordered Dawson kit. I checked feed lips, mag front/back dimensions, oal (tried loading from 1.13 - 1.17), mbx 140,155,170 and sti 170... Been trying to use precision delta 124g hps... Just tried out some old round nose 124s I had for my production guns and all 4 mags feed every round flawlessly... might need to either switch to round nose or find another hollow point my gun can eat... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. What optic is everyone using for Carry Optics?

    I bought their first run rmr mount... was kinda turned off with CO. I had an rmr and wasn't sure if I should order A DP and give it another go. They did do a limited run of mounts for DP but I missed out. Ended up ordering an open gun, lol... And it's coming with a DP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. What optic is everyone using for Carry Optics?

    The delta point, rts2, and romeo3 are the largest on the market with +/- the same window size... If you search some threads on here, you'll see people loving and hating on each of them... What kept me out of carry optics: not finding a dovetail mount for tanfoglio with any of those 3 optics. I tried with an rmr, and like you, found it too small to have fun with. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. OAL in Stock 2 Question

    Yea, you might need to go back to a smaller size... Mine spins free just above 1.1 with round nose, so I aim for 1.1 with my loads. Every bullet profile will be different though... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Factory Production Ammo

    I shot leadhead bulk 9mm from ammo clearance back when I was a beginner... maybe chrono'd at 140-145 power factor. it worked well at the time. Had 1 squib tho... out of maybe 2-3000 rounds... sooooo yea. Up to you. I bought a Dillon 650 right after that... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. How far will a Glock get me in Production?

    Yeaaaaaa... that is a good argument, seeing as how ipsc requires a 5lb trigger pull on your first pull... (every pull in the case of a stricken fired gun) But you gotta figure, with his grip strength, that guy can probably break your hand with his handshake. So you have to factor in grip strength with winning matches in limited division. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. All in on first 2011?

    I think the statement "buy once cry once" is misunderstood.... There's nothing inherently wrong with an SPS or STI... however, they're the most popular because of their price point not because they're "the best"... Most people tend to start there and migrate over to a semi/custom platform because they're either bored and want something shiner, or they feel they're ready for peak performance, whatever that may mean... Theoretically a Ck is an "upgraded" STI... better parts but same labor. So that's not a bad choice. You could get one and keep it forever without wondering if your sacrificing any performance gains... However, a semi/custom builder spends twice the amount of time per gun than a factory shop does, so they say the quality and performance will never be an issue. For me, I was in same boat as you... I want to shoot open now and the steel grip is all the rage on 2011s... adding one to an existing sti type gun costs a lot if you can't do your own figment... Which is why I opted for an Atlas Chaos.... (hopefully I'm in the April batch) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. How far will a Glock get me in Production?

    Yes, but ask them or anyone who's trained with them and you'll come to find that their hand strength is way above average, leading to their muzzle flip, even when shooting 40cal glocks, to be very manageable and consistent with sub .25 splits... Not many of us can shoot a glock that fast and be accurate. Again, it's mostly preference and experience with the same firearm over and over that leads to any kind of success. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. How far will a Glock get me in Production?

    Depends on your grip strength... if you, even remotely, think your around average or better... get a CZ/tanfo and go have some fun. If your a plumber or have incredibly strong hands, then sure, glocks are perfectly fine... Like it's been said above me... there are those who've won with every gun type... however the likelihood with a plastic gun is lower I think... Maybe it's an experience thing... it takes a while to build grip strength and a steel framed gun will be a good shortcut. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk