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  1. Im wanting to replace the magwell on my standard ipsc svi 2011. Bought a sti magwell and realized dont fit. Does anyone know if the dawson ICE magwell fits an SVI and more importantly will it fit the IPSC box? Description suggest it will fit the SVI but there is nothing that says it would fit an IPSC box. Apart from that, any other brand options out there that would fit the IPSC box?
  2. All good - I found it on another thread - thanks
  3. Just wanting to know what everyone's doing with gripping the gun. 2011 pistol platform, I try to grip the gun strong and this sometimes causes some hits to go left. I tried to have a stronger weak hand and relaxing the strong hand for better trigger control, but this is causing shots to go high on the target. I am having to rethink my grip and might be developing a bad habit. Question is how much tension do you have on your strong hand for a two handed grip? Can you describe it to be weak hand and strong hand being equally crushing strong, or mildly strong? I guess not relaxed a gr
  4. I wish they sold the trigger shoe for the vario triggers as they appear to be always a set and also offered the bow only but what I need is options for the trigger shoe alone.
  5. I suppose so but its just been a 4 months since I changed it. While the brazo lightning front sight still is brighter and I had that for a year already at least.
  6. oh, I didnt think of it that way that you could run the fiber through all three holes. Excellent, will give that a go - thanks
  7. Help on making a decision please. I want to upgrade one of my SVI 2011 pistol sights as it came with a 0.80 width black sight. I want to put a fiber optic on it. My two other 2011's have a 0.100 width brazo lightning rod sight which is so easy to acquire because of the bright fiber. The other one has the 0.100 SVI fiber on it and I find this one of the dullest fiber optic front sight (must be my eyes). I found a manny dot sight so the question is, has anyone tried the Manny dot which has a 0.70 width and the fiber behind the post? - Is the fiber optic
  8. I cant comment on their product but my STI edge has the STI aluminum magwell and I have been shooting weekly with for over 12 years or so and now my son is shooting it and there are some scars (as it is black) but remains functional. No issues, just cosmetic. Perhaps what they meant that its not suited for high volume shooting is because it would eventually develop some scars which is cosmetic. May look ugly in the long run but that just means that you have been practicing.
  9. My friend had a tungsten GR from an SV - I noticed when comparing to the STI DVC GR, that the SVI's tungsten GR are just a tad shorter. Have you guys noticed that? I guess if I got the SVI tungsten and put it in my STI DVC, will that be ok - using the same STI plug.
  10. thanks for the replies. Matt1911 - does it then result to faster splits on the follow up shots for you as well?
  11. I know that this is supposed to add weight to the front of the gun. For those who have used them, are they actually any better? How did your 2011 pistol behave with it versus without it? I havent used one but I was thinking that this could assist in an improved feel having a little more weight in front and might assist in the second faster shots?
  12. Just an update - The dealer took the gun in, had it inspected by an authorized local STI gunsmith and the findings was that it was not a cracked frame. They said that there appears to be a burr on the barrel lower lug area that was in time scraping on the side wall and with some thousands of rounds have now created the line mark and was told that it was a perfect line and rising near the slide stop hole where exactly the barrel was also rising back into battery. They are fixing the burr, the tidying up the side wall before returning to me early in the new year.
  13. Its a long shot that its rough machining because I inspected the gun when new (2-3 years ago) and being my second 2011 pistol, I made close scrutiny of its difference to my older STI Edge and that line in there was not there at all before. Anyway will see what the local dealer says and does.
  14. I've contacted the STI dealer here. We are organizing to get the pistol to them and for their in-house gunsmith to have a look closely to form an opinion if it is a genuine crack or what they alleged could be a blemish stress (?) After several weeks now.....it has taken this long a waaaaiiit.....just to let it be seen and to make a judgement on what to do.
  15. well I have been shooting it and so far I still have my fingers Im not sure if it will last long - still waiting for STI dealer....
  16. one thing is for sure, it wasnt there the last 3 years as I clean the gun regularly. Compared it with my older STI Edge and none same markings. I was thinking could I have missed this as a tool mark but the line is not straight and wobbly plus running a swab over it, feels like there is a sharp edge on it.
  17. spoke to the distributor. Will see - so far waiting for an answer.
  18. one week in, no answer from STI....will keep you posted.
  19. Are you a gunsmith? Just wanting an opinion whether there is a risk that this blows up in my hand and sends shrapnel and kaboom while shooting?
  20. It stopped before reaching the slide stop hole and there are no signs on the outside. Maybe its a stress chip/ fracture, I dont know
  21. I guess if it is not impeding gun function, I could still shoot this.
  22. bought new - I've been shooting it occasionally being my second gun
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