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About midvalleyshooter

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  1. midvalleyshooter

    Best gun bag for Single Stack?

    I think I will get this one--> https://www.amazon.com/Osage-River-1107985-Range-Coyote/dp/B01F3U6UFK?tag=rangerjo-20&th=1 Smaller than my current bag, but has enough room for the 1911. Thanks for the input fellas, Keith
  2. midvalleyshooter

    Best gun bag for Single Stack?

    Brother if it worries you, move along:)
  3. midvalleyshooter

    Best gun bag for Single Stack?

    Nice, glad it works for you:)
  4. midvalleyshooter

    Best gun bag for Single Stack?

    I am putting this here in the 1911 forum so more Single Stack shooters see it. I have a big Tournament gun bag that was a gift and a midway gun bag that was a prize. What I am looking for is a gun bag that works well for Single Stack. My Tournament bag is too big and the midway bag does not have pockets for magazine storage. So I am looking for the perfect gun bag for Single Stack. What do you use? I could just get an independent storage container for my Single Stack mags and use the Midway bag. But I do favor the built in storage for mags. What bag do you like for Single Stack?
  5. midvalleyshooter

    Gen 3 trigger bar in Gen 4

    The trigger bar in my Gen 4 has the coating flaking off where it slides on the connector. This Gen 4 has the worst trigger on a Glock I have felt. So far I have tried swapping out every component except the trigger bar and housing. I'm thinking the trigger bar may be the culprit. Is there any reason not to put a Gen 3 trigger bar in the gen 4? I must admit I am tempted to just order a trigger kit from Vanek, DK or JG. If I do should I order Gen 4 specific or get one for a Gen 3? What has been your experience with swapping Gen 3 and Gen 4 trigger parts?
  6. midvalleyshooter

    Plating is flaking off of trigger bar?

    On my Gen 4 the trigger bar plating is flaking off where it rubs on the connector. This causes the trigger to feel crappy because there is a transition from plating to no plating. Has anyone else seen this? I'm going to order another trigger assembly (probably a Gen 3) but wonder if it will happen again?
  7. midvalleyshooter

    Carry optics set up

    If your loads will run the stock recoil spring assembly that would be a good test. I'm running a couple of MOS Glocks and have only used the stock RSA. Just picked up a Jager extended guide rod and 13 lb spring so we will see how that affects ejection.
  8. midvalleyshooter

    Glock shooters, do you leave the trigger stock?

    https://i.imgur.com/Nx3GJjj.jpg?1[/img] Wolff springs came in. Replaced each spring then measured trigger pull with an average of ten pulls. This was with the OEM 4 1/2 pound connector: Trigger spring replaced--> 5 lb 1 oz Safety plunger spring replaced--> 4 lb 10 oz Striker spring replaced ( 4 1/2 lb)--> 3 lb 6 oz Next up polishing.
  9. midvalleyshooter

    Glock shooters, do you leave the trigger stock?

    Could you describe the "wet sand" a little? What grits of sand paper did you use? Is the "wet" part oil? Thanks in advance.
  10. midvalleyshooter

    Glock shooters, do you leave the trigger stock?

    I did not find any of the combos good enough for me to consider them very shootable. They all stack up too heavy and release with a sproing that cause the dot or front sight to move unless I take a death drip like I'm trying to choke out the pistol. This hard of a grip creates too much tension for me to shoot very well. All that said I like the feel of the OEM 4 1/2 pound connector the best while the TTI is close to it. I suspect with lighter springs and some polishing either of these will get to a workable level. First I will do the springs when they come in. Then the polishing including a radius on the safety plunger.
  11. midvalleyshooter

    Glock shooters, do you leave the trigger stock?

    So I laid my hands on a couple different connectors. I used the same Gen 4 pistol swapping in/out the different connectors in all the tests. I have the average of ten trigger pulls below measured with my Lyman digital trigger gauge. I measured all of these at the bottom of the trigger because it is easier to get a consistent placement of the gauge there: Stock Gen 4 - 5 lb 11 oz TTI - 5 lb 8.5 oz OEM 4 1/2 - 5 lb 7 oz So the TTI connector dropped the pull weight only 2.5 oz and the OEM 4 1/2 connector only 4 oz. Then I kept the same stock Gen 4 connector in the lower and tried 3 different stock gen 4 uppers: G17 Gen 4 - 4 lb 15 oz G17 MOS Gen 4 - 5 lb 9 oz G34 MOS Gen 4 - 5 lb 11 oz ( this was used in all the above connector tests) So using all OEM stock parts just changing the upper varied the pull weight 12 oz. So far the variation in the OEM pistols themselves have more variation than swapping out connectors. Plus even though the TTI connector is called a "3.25 lb" connector and the OEM a "4 1/2 lb" connector it does not mean you get that pull weight in every pistol. Next up Wolff springs - "Warning not for duty use." __________________
  12. midvalleyshooter

    Glock shooters, do you leave the trigger stock?

    Hey Glock shooters, do you leave the trigger stock? I recently picked up another Glock and am looking for another. I think the trigger is a little heavy for a range gun which is the intended purpose of my Glocks. My Gen 4 trigger feels like an over sprung staple gun right now? If you mod the trigger what is your set up? Why do you like it that way?
  13. midvalleyshooter

    What slide length for CO... 34? 17? 19?

    I'm interested in the same topic as the OP. As an aside on the G19 the worst blood blister I ever had was reloading a Gen 3 G19 under pressure and pinching the lower portion of my strong hand palm between the frame and mag. I prefer the longer grip of the 17 or 34 for anything but CCW.
  14. Have a box stock Gen 3 G34 I was going to run for a few matches and set up as a loaner/backup gun. What trigger parts give the best bang for your bucks for competition?
  15. midvalleyshooter

    X5 front sight height

    What height front sight has your X5 shooting POA = POI?