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  1. Ive had guns built from some of the most popular builders that get regular coverage on this forum. They have all been good guns, but if i were to get another one built right now it would be an atlas. Overall i was happier with the whole process. Not necessairly by a huge margin, but overall the experience along with the gun represent the finest experience ive had to date.
  2. Can anyone confirm or deny that sig has addressed the charging handle issue on the gen 2 mpx? I know the gen 1 guns beat up the reciever. Just curious if anyone has a gen 2 with some mileage on it that can answer my question. Thanks in advance.
  3. Atlas gunworks build. 41 oz with tripp corey mag. Pvd slide with an np3 frame.
  4. I have no dog in this fight but i tend to agree more with springer in this discussion. Im looking at this more from the uspsa game. These guns simply dont demand super accurate guns save perhaps for the highest level of competiton. Guns that are slightly more accurate than the next dont make the difference between winning and losing in this game. The people putting these guns out have little to gain by quantifying a group size. There are disciplines where this would be more relevant but uspsa shooting isn't one of them in my opinion.
  5. Is it reasonable? Sure. Is it meaningful? Again, its just my opinion but no. A company or gunsmith can shoot as many groups as they like with as many different brands of ammo as they like to print a fancy group on paper. They can shoot a x inch group at x yards and call it an x shooting gun. People with rifles do it routinely saying they have a quarter minute rifle because they shot a quarter minute group at x yards once. That does not make it a quarter minute rifle. It means that rifle shot quarter minute once. Shoot that same rifle with meaningful number of groups and the size will grow. It will grow because of whatever variable you wish to look at. It will grow because of ammo, shooter, wind, fatigue, whatever. It ultimately doesnt matter. There are companies that guarantee a certain degree of accuracy. In my experience those guns can be so tight that you need to contort yourself, and or have extrordinary grip strength just to manipulate the slide and get a round in chamber. Can it shoot a quantified group? Sure. At what expense? I would argue that most manufacturers with any skin in this game can make a gun accurate enough to be competitive right out of the box bone stock. Companies that massage these pistols make them more capable of being shot accurately and also likely, more accurate . I believe there to be little benefit for a company to say the guns will do x at x yards, because they dont have control over variables once their work is handed over. Its merely an invitation for an argument if someone cant replicate results that they could. There is absolutely a reasonable expectation of performance when people pay for upgrades, but to expect those upgrades to be guaranteed with an absolute number is tough for me to agree with because of the variables involved. Ive had my share of stock guns and custom guns and shot more of each than i can recall. I shoot the "custom" guns better without question. Not because there is a guarantee behind them, but because they are greater than the sum of their parts. You simply cant quantify it.
  6. I held back most of my opinion from my first posting of this thread but since the discussion has started ill add to it. It is if my opinion that an accuracy guarantee is largely meaningless with most pistols and even moreso with a "service pistol" like an xd or any number of variants like it. The first reason being what springer mentioned. There are too many variables to control. Ransom rests are far from an end all be all quantifier of accuracy. The rest itself imparts variables that arent precisely repeatable. There are various arguments that can be found through searching the web. When it comes to practical shooting there are other factors that lend themselves to shooting a pistol accurately vs shooting an accurate pistol. The trigger being one of the biggest factors im referring to. Again, without quantifying hard numbers ill shoot a pistol better with average accuracy and a great trigger vs a gun with an average trigger and great accuracy. Im all for having some sort of guarantee when i shell out my hard earned money but the guarantee in this game comes from the reputation of good companies and good gunsmiths that make a gun more accurate in the hands of practical shooters. Unfortunately that is hard to quantify with numbers. All the best.
  7. Could try canyoncreek. Rich made an xdm for my wife that shoots very well even though ive never bothered to quantify its performance with a test target. He welds the frame up to remove some of the play in the slide. He does a fantastic job. The 2 xdms ive felt that he did (his 4p guns) feel and shoot very well.
  8. Mine were spot on as well
  9. Ive noticed that if youve got a decent spot in the horizon for a holdover you can dial into some pretty silly distances without a lot of trouble.
  10. My biggest concern loading that long would be support for the bullet. The brass wont have a lot of purchase on the bullet to keep it concentric. Ive never loaded any .40 rounds to a length past 1.2 but my suspicion is that youll have more runout of the bullet with it being that far outside the case. More runout would likely make the rounds less consistent therefore less accurate. Again its something ive never qualified with range time but it sounds good! I also seat my .40 with a redding micrometer die. When i am setting up for a new length i always back the die way out and turn it down till i get desired length. Its always been spot on for me. Just arbitrary numbers but if im at 1.2 and i want to seat at 1.180 then i can just turn 20 thousandths on the die and itll end up at 1.180. If thats not happening with yours my first thought would be to clean it. Mine came from the factory pretty heavily oiled. If you start out with the bullet short, say 1.150 and want to back out the die 30 thousandths to hit your 1.180 your bullet may be getting pushed further in the case while its trying to "adjust" the internals of the die to push the seating mechanism up the 30 thousandths you dialed in. I always start long and dial the number down. Always been spot on that way. As far as your case gauge keep in mind that those are for saami spec rounds. The long .40 that i make wont gauge but they drop in and out of the barrel of the guns freely which is ultimately the gauge you want.
  11. Im happy to see this thread still has some traction. Some very nice marksmanship in these posts!
  12. Any questions in particular youre looking to have answered?
  13. I've been a member on benos for a while now. When I saw that the title of a thread was "six minutes", I immediately said to myself "I bet this is a thread about shootersconnection." Not only do these guys ship quickly, they do it so often, that I knew it was them when I saw the "six minutes" post. Simply amazing. Thank you guys for doing what you do.
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