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About gunnerBU

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  • Birthday 04/21/1988

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    Houston, Texas
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    USPSA, hunting, archery, fishing
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    Ross Apffel

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  1. I’m right handed and left eye dominant. I just put scotch tape on my glasses over my left eye so I can see under it. That’s the only way I can shoot without seeing two front sights. I tried using my left eye without the tape, but saw two front sights. if it works without covering an eye, I say just use your dominant eye. Get a normal grip, align the sights with your non-dominant eye, and then move the rear of the gun toward your dominant eye until the sights are aligned with your dominant eye. Don’t move your head or adjust your grip. Either of those brings another variable
  2. I agree. I’m mainly trying to do this for the unintentional slide-lock.
  3. My stage planning is fine. I’m not shooting idpa. Slide lock reloads only happen when I have to take a make up shot which sometimes results in a standing reload at the next array/position if they are close. I do need to count shots (or makeups) when shooting, but I haven’t been shooting single stack long enough to do it subconsciously.
  4. That is exactly what I was looking for. I figured it was possible to find the right angle/combo, but didn’t want to waste my time if nobody ever got it working. Thanks.
  5. I didn’t read the whole thread, but this^^^^^^
  6. I understand why limited guns don’t lock back, but I don’t think that makes sense for single stack. No idpa for me, at least with this gun. Like I said, even if it’s not consistent I would rather it auto close more often than not.
  7. I also thought about clipping the plunger spring to weaken it, but not sure if that would cause other issues like the slide stop backing out.
  8. This is for USPSA. The gun always locks back when empty, so that's not the issue. The slide on my gun (STI Trojan) sometimes closes on a reload and sometimes not. Auto close is a little faster. Hitting the slide release with my support thumb only takes a split second, so I'm not losing much time when the slide doesn't auto close. But every tenth adds up, especially in single stack. I am looking for a way to have the slide close more often than not.
  9. Is there a way to consistently get the slide to auto-close/auto-forward when performing a slide-lock reload? I couldn't find anything on this except that you can weld some material on the muzzle side of the slide stop so that it engages the slide when the mag is inserted. Surely there is an easier way to do this that someone has figured out... What about just polishing/changing the angle on the rear of the slide stop where it engages the slide when locked back? Not sure if that would work, but seems like the right angle on the slide stop could easily release the slide (
  10. Nothing but good things to say about them and their work. Don’t hesitate to call or stop by. Joe will take care of you.
  11. How do the Tripp mags and pads work with the Ice magwell? I have a Dawson Ice (with gap) on a Trojan 45. I'm using Wilson 47D mags with Dawson pads. Fully loaded, the mags are almost impossible to seat. Are the Tripp mags (or Wilson ETM with shorter Dawson pads) longer than the 47Ds? I want to get mags that work and are easy to reload, even if that means cutting coils in the 47Ds since I already have them.
  12. Yes, I cleaned it. I had hoppes oil on the rails, but I guess it didn't provide enough lubrication. I’ll be using slide glide from now on. I never thought the slide and frame would seize with hoppes oil. STI does not make stainless guns to my knowledge.
  13. I recently picked up an STI Trojan from Dawson Precision. I’ve shot one match with it. Probably less than 250 rounds total through the gun. I noticed the the slide was a little stiff and thought it was the disconnector catching on the slide. I disassembled the gun and noticed what looks like galling on the right frame rail. Has anyone ever seen this on an STI? I read about this happening on stainless guns in the past. I’ll be calling Dawson in the morning.
  14. Looks great! How is the checkering on the front and back straps? Looks pretty shallow, like the newer Stock 2s.
  15. For Production, I have a tricked out SP01 Shadow from CZ custom, tricked out Tanfo LimPro and stock 2 from Patriot Defense, and a Stock gen3 G34. The triggers on the non-Glock guns are nicer than the G34, but I can shoot the Glock faster. I shot the G34 for years before I got the other guns. I thought the better triggers and heavier weight would be more comfortable to shoot, but I still shoot the Glock faster (splits and transitions). I always thought of the Glock grip angle as making it harder to get used to the other platforms and never thought about the grip angle actually helping with r
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