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  1. Interesting, I don't see that on my Glock Open gun, the dot is mounted to the tupperware frame. Take it out set up a target at 25 yards shoot a few groups from a ransom rest, if your 5 shot groups are within 1 or 1 1/2 you are probably good to go. If you can stay in the A-Zone at that distance you can hit a small popper at that distance. You may have to try several different loads if it isn't to be sure.
  2. That's about like the Norinco I looked at in the Pawn shop the other day. I'm old school probably the modern open gun has changed and this may be a new feature.
  3. It is a fairly common mistake for new shooters to change their plan when they are on deck, and the outcome is predictable, unless of course they just discovered a target or a popper they missed in the walk thru. While MLB is on the skids, I wonder if they watch each other bat? Bottom line you will do your best when you make a good plan and stick to it. As an example when I shoot single stack if something goes wrong and I end up doing an unplanned reload, I will do another to get back on the plan if I didn't that "mistake" would cascade thru the whole stage. W
  4. My experience with my Shadow 01 was similar, I put two mags together one with the Grams and one with the stock CZ follower both hold 22. Both dry cycled well. I took a trip out to the local range which has a steel bay and commenced fire. The mag with the grams follower failed to feed a couple of times and had trouble with first round, but the one with the CZ follower never gave an issue. I shot up about 400 rounds. Grams aren't new to me I have them in all my STI Open gun mags and they are 100%. I'm on the if it Ain't broke don't fix it team, so for now I will stick with the stock follow
  5. When my Silhouette supply runs dry HS6 is the best alternative so it will probably get burned in a few months.
  6. I found a use for AutoComp, I use it for my Steel Load, 5.8 grains with a 124 or 6.0 with a 115gr. I found it a bit too harsh for 9 maj at 7.0gr. I will say it flows like water thru the dillon powder measure and it seems to be clean burning and it is way cheaper than FeeFeeLaDoDo aka Vitavuori.
  7. I've run lots of AA#7 in both 38SC and 9 maj. My 9 maj load was 10gr w/124 MG JHP. @1.175 you can't make a short one. I don't use oil I use Rigg grease, none the less AA#7 is dirty but it works well. I switched to Silhouette in 9 maj 7.3gr, it shoots well, just have to have one load for summer and one for cooler temps 7.0gr, it like AA#7 is a bit dirty but it won't stop the slide like AA#7, smaller softer meal. Just clean gun after each match you should be good. There are a lot of HS6 fans, I tried it still have an 8# in the closet, right next to a 8# jug of AA#7.
  8. 34 since 2014, with 11 of those in 2021. I'd say it was accurate.
  9. I put on a *thumb rest [generic]*, and I did not immediately move up a class, I didn't become instantly faster. That said it does give a consistent place to put my thumb and makes my grip more consistent. I say try it, you can always take it off. Just like Broccoli you won't know if you like it till you try it.
  10. There is nothing worse than a fat 9 mm at the base when it comes to jams, it won't go into battery and you need a jack hammer to get it out. I started something new recently rather than loading a thousand then checking them I do the drop check every time I empty the reloading tray (200). To avoid the dreaded jam from purgatory when I encounter your failure, I put it into the case gauge backwards if it goes in about 1/8" its good to go, if not I set it aside for failure analysis. Most of the time a tiny bit of crimp turns out to be the issue. Not all cases are created equally. With the p
  11. Shooting 9 maj, I don't bother picking them up, and aluminum probably won't handle the pressure. The solution, I buy once fired at a local range for $2.00 a pound. Steel matches are a different story, I pick mine up because they are minor, well 150pf, but lots of shooters leave theirs so I snag it. It's easy its all in one place, and it has been tromped into the ground. There are about 115 cases to the pound, less than 2 cents each. I take a magnet when buying brass and suck out all the steel cases that look like brass.
  12. Just got a notification from Midway USA Winchester Small Pistol Magnum Primers have been discontinued by the manufacture. I have notifies every where for all manner of primer, my excitement really faded fast when I read the email.
  13. AQ lot depends on your set up, IMHO the burn chart is pretty accurate softer shooting than 3n37 and about like 3N38. Meters well and shoots clean, and is very consistent lot to lot. And it seems to be all weather.
  14. I think some may be caught up in a Paradigm dilemma. I could never bring my self to buy a $9000 Gibson Guitar, my mind draws an imaginary line at $1000, which let me buy a fantastic Martin Acoustic, but then again I have 8 Guitars. If asked why don't you buy that Gibson, I'd say cause I don't play as well as Eric Clapton. Guns are a lot like Guitars they can appear identical but one will have that unique special sound that you want, that feel in your hand that makes you want to play it all day. I'm guessing that is why when I shoot limited my STI Edge (Dawson HPF HardChromed circa 2005-7) g
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