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    Paul Sarantis

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  1. I tried searching but haven't been able to find what I'm looking for. Was wondering if there is enough bearing surface on a 5" SVI hybrid barrel to be able to machine back and thread it to mimic a factory IMM hybricomp length barrel. I'd like to build my own version of an IMM top end, and was hoping someone may have gone down this path before. Any advice is appreciated.
  2. Thanks. I figured I was overthinking it. I know what you mean about cutting more than planned. Design changes on the fly! I don't have the DRO installed on mine yet. Its siting beside the mill at the moment. My first build was more of a challenge to see if I could actually make something that works rather than make it pretty. Learned quite a bit. After the first 500ish rounds, pretty much had the bugs worked out and has been running well all year. Have about 4000 rounds through it now. This is a picture of mine when it was in progress.
  3. I'm referring to the front/bottom of the slide, where it transitions from comp to slide to frame. Most guns out there, they use a ball end mill and the cut is round, yours is a flat transition from comp to slide I'm referring to the cut you made in the picture below:
  4. Sorry, I meant the "Butler cut" type stirrup cuts. I'm starting to look at different cutters to try and match SVI butler cut appearance and angles. I'm sure I'm overthinking it.
  5. What kind of endmill/cutter did you use for the slide cuts? I prefer that vs a ball cut for a tri topped slide. I think it looks good so far. well done
  6. Where can one find a Schuemann barrel these days? everyone seems to be sold out.
  7. Wondering is anyone has any measurements for these two, or has built a gun with these components? I'd like to avoid any known issues before ordering parts. For example, I've come across posts that state Brand X's frame rail width (C in the picture) can sometimes be too narrow for Brand Y's slide E measurement....etc. Looking to build another open gun, and mimic an IMM. (SV hybricomp barrel, so I'm wanting to use an SV slide) My only frame options are Ck or STI. I'm not in the US, and the price difference between these two options heavily favours the CK. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
  8. What was it that turned you off of the Atlas? Was it just a personal preference/feel thing or was it the actual build?
  9. I just wanted to know if I could dual wield a pair of M2s and still stay in semi division, or would I be bumped to open. If the rules don't say anything about being limited to only one gun, then I'd like to think I'm good to go.
  10. 2 questions, 1) would a shock buff help in any way 2) why not WAC?
  11. This came up in my discussions as well. I love the look of the tri top though, at the very least the front of the slide and comp. You think tri topping the front and rear, and flat top the area surrounding the chamber/ejection port may help add life to the slide? Seems most cracking is in and around the ejection port, so possibly if this area is left alone, may prevent an issue?
  12. Wondering if there is a preferred slide manufacturer for building an open gun. Will be 38 supercomp shooting major PF Intention is to lighten the slide, and I'd prefer to start with one that is least likely to crack down the road. I know the quality of the machining/lightening cuts themselves play a big role in whether a slide will eventually crack, but doing some reading and asking around, seems as though complaints of cracked slides are mainly STI? Am I wrong? Could just be because of greater number of them out there vs other manufacturers. For those in the know, is there a preferred slide manufacturer?
  13. The DPP looks like it has a rubber outer shield surrounding the lens body. Is it removable? I think it would be nice to remove some of the bulk around the window.
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