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  1. If anyone could completely figure this stuff out, they'd be elevated to a God by reloaders and practical shooters everywhere. It doesn't take much to mess up the program when you're stepping away from the "conventional wisdom"-type loads that are in loading manuals. If you were trying to load a 147 grainer at 930 fps, you're right where everyone else wants to play, so there is enough wisdom out there to say "Use this powder and load to this length". If you're loading a heavy .380 bullet in 9mm and trying to run it a little faster than a .380 guy would, failing wouldn't surprise me. As a matter of fact, I'd be pleasantly surprised if it DID work well on the first attempt. Any change in powder, OAL, or crimp could be the difference between and . You've got to be willing to experiment a lot. When I'm doing load development, all of my friends hate me for a little while, because I am bumming different powders and bullets just so I can try EVERYTHING. I'll tell you why I like the Berry's 100 gr. HBRN: The hollow base, combined with a more rounded nose, puts more weight up front and make the Center of Mass move forward. If you do this, the bullet acts more like a shuttlecock in flight and is more stable than a bullet whose CoM is a bit further back. I think that this makes this particular bullet a little more-forgiving of the other variables that we introduce when thinking outside the box.
  2. Duane Keith Tallman, age 80, of Jonesboro, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. He was born on July 7, 1938 in Cambridge, VT. He was a veteran of the US Air Force as an Airman. He was employed with National Cash Register (NCR) for more than 30 years and he also formerly owned his own business making bullets for the Dayton, OH police force. From an early age, he was an avid photographer, woodworker, and a model train enthusiast who modeled the Central Vermont Railroad. He was also active in the shooting sports. He shared all of his skills with his family, and friends, through both scouting and shooting organizations, as an instructor and leader. He served as a volunteer for the shooting events during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA. Subsequently, he served as a Range Master and Instructor at the Wolf Creek Olympic Shooting Center in the Atlanta area. He also worked with the Atlanta Area Boy Scout Council, and even helped in the development of Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) programs that are still ongoing. He was also an International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Licensed Judge. The ISSF awarded its Bronze Medal of Distinction to Duane for his service during the Olympic Games. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, GA at 4:00pm with Gary Anderson officiating. A visitation will be held from 3:00pm-4:00pm and, the family will also visit after the service. Interment will be held in Vermont at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or to the Civilian Marksmanship Program in his memory.
  3. The firing pin nose on the 40s is slightly longer than the 9's. Otherwise, they're structurally the same. I wouldn't put a 40 in a 9 for anything other than the emergency "get me through the end of this match", as you may have a pierced primer or two. The way to tell on current production pins for the Gen 1/2/3/4's is counting rings on the forward portion of the firing pin: there's one for 9, two for .40. Older pins were unmarked on the 9's and had ".40" stamped on the firing pin lug. Like JBP55 said, 5's are a completely different animal. As a side note, just about everybody who builds aftermarket firing pins uses the 9mm dimensions and folks put those dimensioned Lightning Strikes, Jagers, Zevs, et. al. in a ton of 40's.
  4. Seen a couple do that.... Being a cast part, there is a certain amount of porosity in the metal. Let a couple of those "porosities" occur close together and you have a bubble, which is a weak spot. The Trigger Pin broke and the Locking Block Pin bent exactly where I'd expect them to. Like others have said, .40 is a pretty hot round, although I have seen this happen in 9s also. If you don't want the hassle of shipping the gun back-and-forth, PM me and I will send you some parts for shipping costs.
  5. Because I use Glocks at work (and also enjoy shooting them competitively), I had to make some changes when switching back-and-forth between platforms. I identified the issue from the opposite side: When I picked up a 1911/2011, the front sight was very low. I do a lot of things by feel, so I changed the backstrap on my 1911/2011s to an ARCHED mainspring housing to bring the sight up. That way, the back of all my guns feels sorta-kinda the same.
  6. Just about anybody's adjustable sights are going to hang off the back of the gun horribly. Remember, this is an MOS gun, so the rear dovetail is right on the back of the slide. Anything bigger than the Glock fixed sight will hang off, even Warren Tacticals, Heinie's, etc. If you can handle that, fine. If not, stay with Trijicons or something of a similar profile.
  7. Which caliber gun is this? I know that Glock had some issues with the first 40s that came out, because the extractor groove on the larger cases hits the extractor very hard during the feeding phase, putting a lot of stress on the bottom of the hook. Their fix was to put a 5-degree angle on the hook, giving the brass a little room at the beginning of the feed. 9mm's still have a straight vertical hookface.
  8. As mentioned before, USPSA rules require 10 feet. The "kink" here is that most people use CED Infrared setups at matches. CED's instruction manual states "12 feet". Just in case anyone would say in arbitration that the "manufacturer's recommendation" trumps the USPSA's "10 feet", I do my setups at 12. In reality, it shouldn't matter, especially with a "chrono in a coffin" and non-magnum handgun/PCC rounds. The minimum distance is there to negate the possibility of muzzle blast tripping a sensor.
  9. The Xtreme Triggers from Tanfo custom are "flatter" than the standard Stock 2 trigger. Available from BSPS and others.
  10. I met him a few years ago and bought some of his Max-Trap and Swinger targets for our home club after seeing them at a National match. Sorry to hear that he's gone.
  11. I have seen a LOT of blown cases in 9Major Glocks. The Glock platform requires that you load short (around 1.125 to 1.130 with most bullet profiles). That short of a cartridge, combined with the 124/125 grain bullet that most prefer, makes for a very high pressure round. All it takes is for a piece of old brass to get into the mix and you've got a problem.... There are a few people around running 9Major with 147s. V-V has some loads in their book that'll make Major within SAAMI/CIP specs. That'd probably be a lot less wear-and-tear on the gun.
  12. The more-couth among us refer to them as "Grip Plug Frame Inserts", but "Butt Plug" is so much easier to say. (Everybody who knows me knows that I am not "couth" by a far sight. I am just offering my translation services.)
  13. To keep the external appearance "stock", grab one of Scott's trigger bar kits. It uses the OEM trigger and its adjustments for pre- and over-travel are all internal. Great product! Question: Why can't you use the PRP trigger? I thought that there was a run of factory guns that came with the PRP as a factory option.... That's why it's legal in USPSA. (Mind you, I quit following IDPA Rulebooks after Change # 114,392,714.)
  14. I've got one. I didn't do the Springer mount for my 5.25s because I keep those for Production and Limited Divisions. When the OSP came out, I was like "PROBLEM SOLVED". I don't think that you'd gain anything from the switch to an OSP. They weigh the same as a similarly-equipped 5.25 and the reduction in barrel length would necessitate a 0.1 or 0.2 grain increase in powder to maintain the same Power Factor. Most who've chosen to use the 5.25 either already had one or they claim that they wanted the extra "front end weight". That is actually a fallacy. The balance of the 4.5 and the 5.25 are almost exactly the same (because of the cut-out in the front of the slide on the long gun). Pictured below is a rig that I set up to test the weight of the front end of the guns. Both run 13.1 oz to 13.2 oz on the front end. But...don't let me talk you out of buying another gun! If you get the OSP, you can convert your 5.25 back to Production or Limited trim....
  15. IMHO, the 742 is Satan's gift to shooters. Without removing the barrel (which is out-of-the-scope of most home gunsmithing projects), the bolt can't be removed from the gun. I tell people that you simply clean it as best you can and then send it back to the factory for repair (if they even have the part that you need). Been doing this for over 30 years. I've removed one barrel from a 742 (but admittedly, most of my work is not hunting rifles).
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