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shootin-blanks

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  1. this ^^^^ * always file on the cheapest part
  2. I've seen several tungsten guide rods break, I would pass on those.
  3. I run #10 up front and 17# down below. 135g SNS @ 130+pf
  4. metalform 10rds with Dawson base pads.
  5. I choose SNS 135 RN, happy medium between slightly snappy 124 and the endless wait of 147's.
  6. Tripps and have them change out the hybrid followers for the all metal ones. Plastic and Florida sugar sand don't play together in skinny tubes.
  7. I use metalform (dawson puts his name on them) in all my SS 9mm, they sometimes need a little LOVE in the beginning (make sure they drop free, ect..) . But work in all my 9mms I have a few Tripp 9mm mags, don't like the fact that a bullet falls free during a reload or load and make ready (using a full mag as a barney) Nothing against Tripp, there service is 1st class and I only use there 10mm mags in my .40 SS guns.
  8. I use diesel fuel & toothbrush blow off with air compressor. If you "de-grease" anything in Florida it will rust by tomorrow.
  9. The Ti firing pin needs to go AWAY.. .if you go to a reduced MS you'll likely get light strikes with the Ti firing pin.. Ed Brown, EGW, Wilson BP, pick one.
  10. There are plenty of things to lighten it up and have it/them make weight. lose the FLGR, diff magwell, Alum MSH, diff grips. usually an issue with most SS 9mm., that's why tri-topped slides became popular weight reducer. The .40 SSC is close at Weight 43.1 ounces with empty magazine
  11. I only run major with my .40's and use Tripp 9rd mags.. I know the make 10rd mags (Corey system) that fit the box, but i have no exp. with them.. I shoot a 9mm SS when I want to shoot minor.
  12. .40 SS really shines in (2) areas. Same load as your limited gun. Slide forward reloads go in like butter (because of the un-used space in mags) *word of warning, slide LOCK reloads require a little finesse. If your too hasty, you'll see a death-jam from H#ll. This applies to using 40/10mm &/or .45acp mags While we try NOT to go to slide lock.. stage designers are not always considerate of shinny guns. YMMV
  13. Dawson mags have the Springfield style feed ramp that stop a lot of the nose dive issues on full mags. IMO, they are the key to a great running 9mm single stack. ^^^ Metalform mags for me too.. no problems .. sometimes they need a little "love" to drop free and lock back, but they feed great, keep the springs fresh. CDNN has "Zenith" branded Metalforms for `15 bucks https://www.cdnnsports.com/1911-10rd-9mm-zenith-magazine.html#.XmESeGhKiUk
  14. I've never had any trouble with my PILE of 140mm GEN 1 mags or old style SV tubes.. BIg sticks usually required good springs to function 100%
  15. +1 There are already at least two too many divisions in USPSA. Please, no more! Rifles @ a pistol match.. ugg.. a whole division for OPEN minor? Whats next Revolver optics?
  16. +1 If a gun has a device I don't like, I don't buy it. Don't own any 80 series 1911's or post safety marlin lever guns All my 1911/2011's ( but one) have the grip safety pinned or disabled, My high grip pushes it/them the wrong way. The only one I activate is a DW bobtail, must be the relieved MSH shifts my grip down, just enough. +1 Same goes for those who think it's a good idea to shoot reload for self defense. The best thing you can do is use a stock gun with factory ammo My carry pieces are stock guns with factory business loads.
  17. I mostly shoot SS in 9mm these days, but I will tell you. Reloading in a slide forward condition, shooting .40 rocks. ( due to the extra unused space when shooting 8+1, major PF)
  18. tap the base pad on the table while pushing the round forward
  19. mags.. you'll never buy OEM metalform mags cheaper then this. I guess perhaps you could marry into the family.. https://www.cdnnsports.com/1911-10rd-9mm-zenith-magazine.html#.XX6VUNVKiJA
  20. I have a set of (5) mags that I used to only use for the Pro-AM. Stock STI followers and a slide stop setup to clear the long bullets yet lock back on empty. Seems I can count to 10 just fine shooting paper, but that all goes out the window, shooting a steel plates with a "par" time. All my other limited mags are Grams followers and a slide stop setup to NOT lock back. +Joe4d, just remove the top-end, replace SS and insert a mag with only one round in it.. you'll see right away whats happening or not happening.
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