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  1. Plate rack times

    Rowdy, are those all alphas? Nicely done!
  2. TSO/TS or used 2011 for limited

    Another vote for the TS. The grip on mine was a little off for me, so I just went to work on it until I was perfectly happy and I also went with the thin aluminum grips. Absolutely love the way it feels. I've done zero reliability mods and have had one malfunction while firing since owning it and it was completely the fault of the ammo. I'm just a little over 5k rounds in I think. I changed out the hammer and sear after screwing up the originals while pretending to be a gunsmith. Changed some springs as well, but none of that was needed. Fiber optic front was a must. I think my only complaint would be the finish being fairly thin. Mine is down to being "in the white" everywhere it contacts my holster. I'm thinking it will get hard chromed some time later this year. Of course, I say all that and I still would love to have an Apeiro some day, so I think this is one of those choices where you win either way.
  3. St. Louis Hotels

    Glad it worked out!
  4. What holster for a TS?

    I don't have an orange so I just use a basic ghost stinger and it's been pretty good.
  5. Punch broken off trying to remove trigger pin.

    +1 There's more good free info in that thread then in some entire gunsmithing books
  6. Is major falling out of favor in Limited

    Ha! On both of those points, we agree!
  7. Is major falling out of favor in Limited

    Agreed that I could be entirely wrong. You have a good argument that Carry Optics could end up becoming huge and taking a lot of the Limited group away. I think the "sissies" who "can't handle" the amazingly effective and powerful .40 but can manage the pathetic and anemic 9mm are perhaps going to change the sport over the course of the next several years. I could definitely be wrong. However, you aren't the first here to try and point to what it is currently happen in order to try to debunk what I guessed would happen in the future. That's a little bit like saying the U.S is the most powerful country on the planet currently and so it will be 10 years from now too. I'm trying to look past the current situation in order to figure out where we're going. Again though, I'm willing to admit that it's just a guess. If someone is getting into shooting today though, they will likely look at the ammo trend (away from .40) and figure out how to have a lot of fun without getting into that round. After they decide that they like going fast and having custom equipment, they would likely skip over .40 and go with an Open round. That's what would make the most sense with the current situation (in my opinion). The fact that so many are so staunchly set on the fact that Limited Major can't possibly be changing any time in the future is embarrassingly short-sighted. You need not look too far in the rearview mirror to see an awful lot of USPSA changes. Look at how the revolver guys have had to switch gears in the last few years to account for that puny little 9mm. Who would've seen that coming in the revolver division?
  8. Is major falling out of favor in Limited

    Misquoting me. Read it again before getting too upset.
  9. Is major falling out of favor in Limited

    It was future tense....
  10. Is major falling out of favor in Limited

    I have said it before and I still believe it. Either USPSA will make a change to get rid of the scoring disparity between .40 and 9mm or shooters will eventually leave it for a different game. 9mm is the most popular handgun round and for good reason. .40 offers very little advantage in the real world and it makes no sense to penalize those who acknowledge that. I don't know that it will happen any time real soon, but it just seems like they'll see that people are having more fun shooting 3-Gun and Steel Challenge without having to worry about making major with a more expensive round that they likely don't use the rest of the time. At the end of the day, that's what it's about for most of us. Fun. For now though I'll just be the goofball shooting limited minor, having a lot of fun, and worrying about 0% that someone might beat me at nationals by using .40. To each their own. I totally understand why they originally did what they did and I think they'll adjust accordingly.
  11. TS .40 factory trigger?

    I messed with mine and failed. Much easier was installing a CGW race hammer and adjustable sear. I'm in love with this trigger and this gun. Zero problems. The stock trigger is better than just about anything is stock, but you CAN make it better
  12. Canik TP9 SFX issue

    Sorry to hear that. I was very unhappy with Century back when Grand Power was under them. Eagle isn't the world's best, but they are definitely better.
  13. Advice For First Match

    First match? Don't get DQ'd and you've done well. I wouldn't even think about what my score is on the first match. Come in last on purpose if that's what it takes. Then you can only go up! Classifiers are a good place to start for sure. You won't be moving and grooving much and there won't be a lot of options about how to "game" the courses. You'll be shooting minor, so pretty much any factory ammo would work. If you get it in your head that you are just going to focus on getting hits and not even pay attention to time, you'll do fine. Know your equipment is ready. The second you finish a stage, go reload those mags to full. Don't touch the gun until you are on the line and they tell you to. You're going to have fun!
  14. St. Louis Hotels

    Can't argue with St.Charles being nice. Definitely out of the way though and puts you on some of the more congested highways to get into the city.
  15. Ghost Stinger / thunder - any experience?

    My TS seems to be wearing down the sight channel but I don't know if it will continue to progress or if it is worn into fitting now. Overall I've been very happy with it and the customer service has been VERY good.
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