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  1. That Butt Slam is no joke, it can drop check and still not feed, been there done that. You will be shocked how much a tenth of a grain can change the grouping.
  2. I actually have a 9 mm throat reamer, and have used it on my STI Open guns, I'm way more concerned with OAL on 9 major. When you stuff 10grs of powder in a 9 mm case you can't make short bullets, and if you did it might not be wise. FMJ and JHP's work at normal OAL in the CZ, its just the coated round nose that are fatter towards the point that need to be loaded short. The CZ is very accurate and if it ain't broke don't fix it.
  3. Plated bullets take a little extra care in loading. Do a search here, belling and crimping.
  4. A plunk checker is almost useless with my CZ SP01 Shadow. When I load any new "bullet" I pull the barrel out and make up a test round and drop it in the barrel, but the true test is getting it out! When pulling it out if it resists at all that's a problem. The ACME 125gr is a good example, I loaded 1,000's at 1.135 shot them in Glocks, my Carry gun Kahr PM9, PCC, Sig P226, etc. I take the CZ to range and shoot a 100 work good. I go to a match, and its all good till unload and show clear, I can't open the slide. Not every round is like that that small variance in the bullet and the OAL
  5. In 38 Super my favorite loads were AA#7 10.5gr with 124gr JHP, or 11.3gr with 115gr. OAL was standard 1.245. Out of my guns it ran 175pf, I didn't like 10gr because it didn't produce enough gas, so gassed it up. 5" 2 holes and a Bedel Titanium Comp. I liked N105 just never could get it when needed.
  6. As always, Open the Registry Editor and navigate toHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlPrintIf you see a key named PostSPUpgrade, right-click and click on Delete.
  7. I took the plunge into the PCC pool. Bought a used stock Freedom FX9 gun from a guy that shot it in matches. It has been a disaster. Today 4th time to a match it ran and the dot stayed on. I had trouble with double feeds, my trusty old EOTec would go lights out after a few shots. The recoil wasn't exactly pleasant, but nothing like my 30-06 deer rifle. The trigger wasn't very good, ok it sucked. I took it to 3 matches, and had trouble every time as stated above. Yesterday the mail man brought the parts, I installed the CMC Trigger, and I installed the Blitzkrieg
  8. The only place I found Jacketed bullets in stock is Weidners, they had ArmsCor 115gr and 124gr FMJ, I'm saving my MG JHP's for the more important matches.
  9. The most important aspect of any Rim Fire in SC, is that it runs 100%, everything else becomes a mood point if it don't run. My RFPO has a rail mount C-More in 6 moa, my open guns are side mores, the rail mount works fine for SC. Finding the dot lol, just lock on to it while at low ready, arms up bang, not like drawing an open gun where muscle memory is everything. When it comes to dots Buy once cry once. C-More is a good solid choice, however it is old school and not sexy like the new micro dots. I have a Romeo 1 on my CO gun, so far it is excellent. Carry extra C-more batt
  10. Sweet, there is just something about the clean simple look. It needs some holster wear marks to make it a classic!
  11. HOLA my favorite bullet for 9 mm minor is the 135gr, a good reduction in recoil from the 125gr, the 147gr seem sluggish, you stand there waiting on the slide to cycle, seems like it anyway. IMHO TiteGroup is harsh, nasty, and hot, but it might slightly edge out 231/WST which don't over heat the gun, and don't coat it in gunk. My go to powder for 9 mm minor is N320, it even smells good. IMR 7625 was my favorite but they quit making it. I tried Clays, yes I like to live dangerous, it was like shooting mouse fart loads, way low on recoil, but I gave it up because the accuracy was horrible.
  12. That must be a good Para! Don't see many Para's these days. Load sounds good, I've shot a lot of WST at 4.3 gr with Precison 125gr bullets and they were accurate and it makes minor 130-135pf. Never loaded anything that short mostly 1.130 to 1.175 depending on the bullet. My guns run better with a longer OAL.
  13. I use to run my C-mores at full brightness. After my 4 year hiatus from shooting I have changed that. While shooting on a bench rest at 25 yards with the dot turned down the holes were tied together perfectly 5 shot group all touching. I turned the dot up full bloom like I use to shoot and the hits went high left and spread out. I know sounds like science fiction but I was able to repeat this test several times consistently. Starting over again having some issues finding the elusive dot and being much slower than the good old days I found having the dot turned up bright was causing me
  14. I would think that the recoil impulse would be similar to what you are use to and the POI should be close. I shot 200gr with tight group for a long time, jacketed were more expensive than other bullets, in the quest for an inexpensive alternative that felt good I tried several weights, brands etc. My favorite bullet became one that my 7 time world shoot limited champion recommended. The 185gr Precision swagged bullet made in Kemp TX. These make power factor with less powder and they cost less and the recoil impulse is softer than the 200gr, plus they are very accurate. While it will g
  15. I'm a multi-decade shooter. Like they say screwing up starts when you think you know how or everthing. Maiden voyage of my new to me PCC. I threw my trusty older than dirt EO Tech on it, grabbed my Glock open gun mags took it to the range tested every mag it was all good, even the new trigger I installed. To the match, Stage one first two shots were good then I got the double feed, crap, had to pull the mag rock the the gun for it to fall out. Continue 1st shot 2nd target good, then it started the EOTech would go lights out every 2nd or third shot. My time was in th
  16. I'm sure there is something good about TiteGroup, I just don't know what it is. I used up about 16 pounds of it and never ever thought about buying any more. Maybe for 40 with 200gr I would try it again, nope not going there. I really do like coated bullets and like Darrell says open up the bell enough and don't cut the coating and they work awesome. Less recoil at same PF than jacketed, and no need for a gallon of Flitz like plain lead. Bayou is my favorite and ACME in second, the wood boxes come in handy for storing stuff in the bench. The neat thing about the coated bullets is that th
  17. As a general rule, when dealing with a new bullet profile I size a case and set a bullet longer than I intend to load being sure not to crimp. (and no powder or primer). Then I take it and chamber it in the gun I intend to shoot it in. Chambering will shorten it to the longest length that the gun will accept. Measure it then load 3 more dummies -.01 shorter and make sure they fit and dry cycle thru the gun. If it is all good and it feeds well that is the starting OAL. If it won't fit in the gun then it don't matter what the load table says. With that I consider the Load data just to ma
  18. SVI Infinity have one, and yes the slide is like on ball bearings. It feels just as good as the one Bennie Hill at Triangle did for me. Known Bennie and his work for 20 years, his guns run and they hold up, great gun at a good price, lots of bang for the buck.
  19. When I had a shorty I carried the lens wipes that they sell at the grocery store, you know 100 or so for $3.00, and cleaned my lens after every stage. Sold the shorty still carry the wipes, just go more stages between cleaning. AA7 caused more debris than Silhouette. My glock open gun gets dirty just about the same as the STI's. I don't waste any energy cleaning any thing other than the center of the lens. After more than a decade of using the wipes the lens are still clear. If I were to pull out a Qtip my friends would call me OCD. I'm a fan of rainX on my truck windshield, but I use
  20. I'd say the biggest factor is the gun you are shooting it in. Example - At a match I dropped a loaded 9 major round on the ground, another shooter picked it up. He was shooting a plastic gun, you know one of those tupperware specials, long story short on the next stage we spent 20 minutes looking for the trigger parts to his gun. A real answer could only come when you provide the current OAL the powder used and the amount, along with the bullet type and weight. When I was shooting 200 grain 40 over Clays the OAL was critical, and yes I blew up a few cases, then go
  21. Welcome back, LOL too Old. I remember my first steel match 15 years ago when an 86 year old lady beat me like a house cat with a Bersa Thunder. I took 4 years off, came back recently and it is like starting over, which isn't that easy even though I'm still young at 72. I was at Sorry Gulch aka Sierra Vista back in the 1960's when it had one stop light and you had to hitch hike 6 miles out of town to get a real beer. I enjoy steel challenge, struggling in USPSA, but you don't need a 10 mm for that, I'd suggest getting an optics ready 9 mm pistol and hang that Hol
  22. Weidners has ArmsCor bullets, I got 6000 the other day, took about 4 days order to delivery. https://www.wideners.com/catalogsearch/result?q=bullets I just checked they have 9 mm FMJ 124gr and 115gr in stock, also Hornady if you don't mind paying more.
  23. I have had a few light strikes with one of my open guns, I just reached up and cocked the hammer again. That said my new Dawson Hyper firing pin came in the mail today. I thought it already had one, all my other guns do, and they ran the same ammo 100%.
  24. If you have shot for years, you should just run what you got. I'm thinking about getting my Shadow milled for a dot, and I am just going to run the stock mags, they hold 17 same as my 40 STI Limited gun, there could be a stage where 22 rounds would make a difference but most not, there is always a place to reload, like on any move. I'm holding off on buying any new mags till we see what Pandjeo Joe does. If all divisions go to 10 rd sure would be a waste of money.
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