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  1. Sorry to resurrect an older thread but that's pretty damn funny. Mainly because there's much truth in it.
  2. Just bought a Gen 5 Glock 34. Ordered the ALS for a 34 and it fits pretty tight compared to my "test subject" Gen 3 Glock 17. First, there is no relief area on the outside of the holster for the new right-side ambi safety lever. Some Dremel magic will fix that. The other issue is the trigger guard is several thou thicker on the 34 making the fit very tight in that area of the holster. You can remove the tension adjust block and the gun will fit but some head scratching is in order to make it fit as well as the 17 does with the block in place.
  3. Probably a stupid question but can you go the other way with a Gen 5 Glock 34, i.e., 9mm TO 40?
  4. Thanks Stealthy, that helps a lot. He is pretty adamant about sticking with the retention he's familiar with and I couldn't believe how hard it was to locate what should have been a simple holster. Safariland is just weird sometimes.
  5. This is a pretty old post but I do have a friend looking for an ALS that will cover the muzzle of the Pro. Do you still have the model information?
  6. My journey began with an M&P, then an M&P Pro. Finally seduced by the 2011, I switched to an STI DVC Limited for about two years. Last weekend I had two stoppages due to fickle 2011 magazine issues, the last of several that have blown stages for me. I don't need help wrecking my scores thank you very much. I just realized I am not having fun and I do not have the time to tinker-fiddle with expensive magazines in the hope they don't let me down. Again. I shoot with two other guys with M&Ps, including my old Pro, and it occurs to me that they have never cleaned their magazines in 4 years. Not once. To be clear, the STI has been brilliant and is wonderful to own and shoot, it's not at fault, I am. Today I picked up a new Gen 5 Glock 34 MOS FS and I think I'll like it. I already had a bunch of mags from my Glock 17 and several extended ones for my PCC so it seemed a natural. I hope to begin the transition back to having fun this weekend as I try and learn to not see the top of the slide every time I point the Glock.
  7. You didn't say how much experience you have but I am new, having only shot a dozen or so matches in the last couple-three years. I really enjoy the day and usually shoot with two really good friends. I find sometimes I have not done nearly enough to game and prep for the stage and when I "load and make ready" I realize I am not prepared. I find I need to draw a line before each stage between fun time and planning time to focus on the stage to have any chance of not embarrassing myself.
  8. My Springfield 9mm RO is currently at 40.3 with the aluminum housing and magwell and FO front sight. I am using Magpul grips which seem very light. I like the idea of a FLGR and it would seem that I can spend some weight on that. Which one do you recommend?
  9. Very funny. Definitely in the running for Post of the Year!
  10. I have the simpler Lancer and was a little pi**ed that the Gen 3 Magpul mags will not seat. I just don't get that.
  11. It is a 9mm. How does that compare to the stock spring? I run 147gr Freedom hollow points for matches. Will the 13lb spring work for those too? Full disclosure, I'm trying really hard not to order a Brazos HP Edge 2011.
  12. I took a class from Keith Garcia and he had us doing a drill to load and make ready an empty pistol from the table on the clock. It's hard to describe but after getting full-firing grip on the gun you rotate it to the right (I'm right handed), slap the magazine in with your left hand, snap the pistol 180 degrees left, grab the forward end of the slide in the web of your hand between your left thumb and forefinger and rack it. Snapping the pistol back upright puts the left had in place to complete the grip and fire. It's bloody fast with practice. The M&P shape and smooth finish doesn't lend itself to the drill because my hand slips down the slide and allows the web of my hand to enter the loading port just in time to get pinched occasionally. I just need more traction for that brief instant. It also occurs tome that the pistol may be oversprung but that's a quagmire I am not prepared to enter yet.
  13. It is clever, I really like that 90% of the time it is folded down and out of sight when you are just shooting routine steel. BTW, the 1301 cycled the Fiocchi 1 oz, 1150 fps low recoil slug without any trouble. I believe we also tried the 7/8 oz 1300-ish fps Fiocchi and they ran just fine as well.
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