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Sgt Smith

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  1. 320 if the budget allow for it. Agree, clean and less heat.
  2. i don't sort but I do cull out CBC, S&B and GFL if I catch them in time.
  3. 3.3 of clays should run a stock spring. recoil is almost laughable.
  4. I've gone as low as 3.6 with tightgroup. Clays is also a good powder if you're looking for a minor power factor load.
  5. I've had a couple of .40 caliber rounds that separated like that over the years. One in a 1911 with unsupported chamber and two in a Glock 22. In all of mine it involved either tired brass (Winchester range pickup with 6+ reloads after I got it) or questionable quality (1 Fiochii, 1 Federal). On one piece of brass, the head separated completely from the case walls, requiring me to dig the remainder of the case from the chamber. I look at the extractor groove and if it appears shorter/narrower, or if the angle at the front of the groove looks to be less than 45 degrees I throw it in the scrap pile. The base of he case takes a pounding in the .40, and actually sets the case back a little on higher pressure loads. If you question the wisdom of loading it again, don't. .40 caliber and .38 Super require careful attention when reloading. Hope the comments help.
  6. The new pin will probably handle the issue, but while you're waiting for the pin flex the frame front to back and see if you see a hairline crack right above the locking block pin holes. I know the gun is new but stanger things have happened.
  7. That load appears right out of the book. Make sure the OAL is good and load away. If you're looking for a lighter recoiling load and you aren't concerned with powerfactor consider Clays. With 180 grain bullets somewhere around 3.0 grains works well depending on your gun. Don't stray very far north of that as pressure runs up very quickly with that powder. I started at 2.8 and ended up at 3.1 grains. In a Glock 35 it feels like shooting a .22, almost laughed shooting the first magazine through the gun.
  8. I played around trying to make this work in a Glock 22 and Glock 35. Using WST and Westcoast 220 grain bullets I was able to make the guns run but not make major without the beginnings of pressure signs. Bottom line 180s and even 200s give you a much greater margin of error/safety. I run my 220s in a 10mm, works really well.
  9. Glock 22/35 on duty and competition. Both have smooth triggers, that are well within the duty weapon range. Just aquired a Glock 24 that might be used for limited.
  10. The Desantis Inner Piece. Works very well with a Glock 22 or 23, and easy to reholster.
  11. I broke in on the Alliant powders years ago, and used Bullseye and Unique for a couple of years before experimenting with other manufacturers. Unique still has it's place, mostly with lead bullets, but it still smokes more than is necessary. I really like the choices with the Hodgdon Powders.
  12. I second that. The coke bottle look is normal and has no ill effect on pressure or accuracy.
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