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  1. MemphisMechanic

    I feel like my DPP isn't very bright

    Is it the 2.5 MOA dot or the 7.5 MOA chevron / triangle? The 2.5 DPP is almost blindingly bright. I run it a notch or two below full on the sunniest days you can find, unless I want the dot to bloom and look more like 6 MOA. The trangle reticle is *much* dimmer. Two guys at my club have switched from triangle to 2.5 dot after playing with mine.
  2. MemphisMechanic

    Tuning for "auto forward" slide lock reloads

    Sure it does, John. That’s why your Stock II burns one into the dirt each time you use the slide stop.
  3. MemphisMechanic

    Tuning for "auto forward" slide lock reloads

    I’m simply talking about firing 11 shots before you move, versus 10. Sometimes that’s what you need to do in Production. Entirely different actions; a gun will rarely but sometimes go off whikelle unloading because you sent a live primer back into the ejector. It almost always happens in a .40... and usually in a 19/2011 pattern gun. Those are the guns that place the ejector closest to the primer. Chambering a round goes the entirely oppsite direction, and if a defective gun goes off, it was about to go off when you ran the slide forward manually. In either case the risk isn’t to the shooter, it’s the round going over the berm. Your hands are nowhere near the chamber. As I’ve never seen or heard of this happening, I think you’re conjuring a hypothetical at this point. Unless you know differently?
  4. MemphisMechanic

    Dave Dawson??

    Turn STI around. They used to be an industry benchmark, and eveyone would love to see that happen again.
  5. MemphisMechanic

    HS-6 with 180 grain missouri caste bullets

    World’s best hider.
  6. MemphisMechanic

    Tuning for "auto forward" slide lock reloads

    If you’re unwilling to fire that last round in your magazine, there will be the occasional stage plan that leaves a few second on the table. And sometimes... you miss steel once, and then need a makeup on paper when planning to shoot 9. How on earth would you consider this unsafe? You load a mag and run the slide forward when you do this manually. It just saves you from needing the lever. You can prevent it by inteserting a magazine slowly. The gun self-loads exactly this way every single time you pull the trigger, and that has nevee bothered you, has it?
  7. MemphisMechanic

    What affect does humidity have while reloading.

    I load in Memphis. Same high humidity as @rowdyb. I never empty my hopper. I leave my press still full of primers, and partially loaded rounds. I just resume pulling the handle and checking cases for powder. My ammo has never given me the slightest hint of an issue. Hell, if powder absorbs water, then ALL of my powder I’ve ever loaded has absorbed pretty much the same amount. This is a case of bored gun guys sitting at computers and inventing things to worry about. Real world experience doesn’t bear it out.
  8. MemphisMechanic

    HS-6 with 180 grain missouri caste bullets

    It depends on your objective with the gun. In competition shooting sports we want soft recoil which means a fast-burn powder which still is in the sweet spot, pressure wise. I know you have no idea who Charlie ( @CHA-LEE) is, but trust me when I say that for any information regarding shooting Limited or loading .40... he is a wealth of knowledge. Listen to that man. He has won a lot of major matches in Limited, and blown a few cases out using the wrong powder over the years. I really like WST, and a bonus is that it also works extremely well for shoft-shooting minor power factor 9mm ammo.
  9. MemphisMechanic

    New LuckyDrive auto loader, best in market!

    That’s only US $7,024. A complete bargian.
  10. MemphisMechanic

    New LuckyDrive auto loader, best in market!

    From their website:
  11. MemphisMechanic

    Suggestions on a Chronograph

    ProChono digital is definitely my choice in the $100 price range. It’s never failed to read accurately (unlike my old Chrony) ...including indoors with bright incandescent light placed next to the body, and aimed up at the underside of the screens.
  12. MemphisMechanic

    I am diving into the PCC pool

    https://www.m4carbine.net/archive/index.php/t-163257.html A5 tube versus standard M4 length:
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    I am diving into the PCC pool

    Vltor is the only maker of the longer A5 tube. And I believe any adjustable stock should fit it, as long as you understand the difference between milspec and commercial diameters. Vltor sell it with one of their adjustable stocks. You even get two more positions: https://www.vltor.com/shop/ar/stocks/aebk-a5-vltor-a5-stock-combo-kit/
  14. @wdfwguy use something as a short wall, lay down a fault line of some sort and dryfire various awkward leans around it with the CO gun. Those are the places it’s easiest to lose the dot - along with weakhand shooting
  15. MemphisMechanic

    Favorite optic for PCC

    @Bryamill the Holsosun is tougher than the CMore (smack the hood of a C-more hard on something...) Both have similarly impressive fields of view, although Holosun’s might be even wider than a C-more’s. I highly prefer the Holisun circle-dot reticle. The Holosun will easily go all season on a single battery. It will also shut itself off sitting in a cart or bag and magcially turn itself on when you pick the gun up; we all leave ours on all day long at a match and never touch the brightness or power. The Holosun 510C is just better, if you don’t already have a C-more lying around
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