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  1. https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-USPSA-Competition-Rules.pdf We have this 122 page one. https://www.idpa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/IDPA-Rulebook-2017.pdf And this 41 pager. https://www.3gunnation.com/wp-content/uploads/3GN-RULES-FEB-2019.pdf And 3 gun nation fits all of their stuff into 29. And many new people to our sport are used to going to the golf course and needing to know when to yell “four.” Or going to a shooting range and needing to know a list of 9 rules. Complexities in scoring, divisions, et
  2. Even when warned, some people can’t help but make underhanded remarks. A lot of people. This is a dangerous sport and new people should be familiar with the safety rules. But I understand why new people don’t understand every page of such a huge and convoluted rule book - especially when it doesn’t break down differences in unloaded vs loaded. All of us had people who helped us when we were new. Pass it on. No one here is completely right and some humility is warranted.
  3. Sig came through and replaced mine at no charge to me, just received it today. Great customer service on their part.
  4. Great info on short stroking, but I think the point of this is notable. if you want to better your splits - get a different trigger with a shorter and more responsive reset. The CMC’s work very well in their PCC variant and are measured below 3 pounds in most cases. Some people have had durability issues - I think CMC’s method of not EDMing leads to inconsistent metal preparation in terms of stresses. Might be able to cryogenically treat the components for more consistency . . . I agree with zzt in stroke length with a 16” barrel and traditional barrel.
  5. This. The wobble you’re illustrating in the barrel most likely won’t cause failures besides possibly premature wear on the barrel lugs and slide. But on a side note, and STI has been notorious for this, they didn’t put a proper gap between your slide and comp. one of them will crack if fired a good bit.
  6. It’s the stroke! Lock-up are similar. Constructions are similar. The slide on the 2011 travels almost half an inch further before it impacts the frame. The shorter stroke on the CZ makes for a more violent and less controllable feel. Also, lesser impact but still notable, the weight in the slide that’s moving is higher on the cz.
  7. Yeah, that’s a pretty normal setup. I think you’ll be happier with that than just the slots over the last inch. It’ll probably take off somewhere in the vicinity of 100 fps from your 9mm ammo (with a middle to slow burn powder and 1/8” holes).
  8. The material being worked against is what does more to counteract the recoil. It’s all physics and vectors. A port alone on top of the barrel will cause the higher pressure gas left in the barrel to be on the bottom of the barrel (pushing down, counter-acting muzzle flip). The metal that is pushed forward on while that gas is escaping, the forward force, is what will counter act the backwards recoil. So, the slots in the top of the barrel, just like a compensator, are some of the most efficient you can get. If they aren’t doing what you want, th
  9. I’m going to go deeper with this than you probably want to hear. In a standard barrel, such as the one pictured, ports alone aren’t going to do you much good. The ports you have pictured are some of the best you can hope for in that design, but, there is little potential material for them to work against. One of the main benefits of ports is the material that is pushed against by the escaping gas. Think of the bore of a compensator as a port and the baffles as the material that is worked against. In a standard barrel such as the one yo
  10. Set screws really don’t work well. When I use a set screw, I also use a big automatic center punch where I want the screw to stay. May also want to try some Hot Lock, which is a relatively new 1600 degree glue. Pin is the way to go though.
  11. Glad the top open guy chimed in. I agree with him. I’ll add that Grauffel teaches pushing forward on the thumb rest - toward the muzzle. Prevents the user from pressing down as Christian described.
  12. Check the link above for all of the info for stroking the slide. Find a good gunsmith to do the work. The SRO doesn’t use ambient light, but it’s a lot better for competition because it’s brighter and uses a larger window. I really like the 5 moa. I only have my Domina with me right now, but here are some pics. The Trijicon RMR mount is better than the RTS2 mount because it doesn’t cover as much of the ejection port. Yes, Taylor Freelance components with Mec Gar mags. I am using the stock base pads because they are more reliable than
  13. I’ve got the hookup for you. Just put down a 98.5% classifier with a Tanfoglio today. To make it reliable - you have to stroke the slide. I did mine a third of an inch. JJ Racaza and Grauffel did theirs 9mm. Patriot Defense recommends .25 - it’s more plug and play for the general public. If you do a third of an inch like I did, you might have to polish parts of the slide or barrel to keep it from hanging when the slide is pulled back. Put in an extra power extractor spring. I’ve used every mount and red dot combo available for the Tanfo in the US.
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    I read through the other topic and didn’t see a simple enough answer that I liked. The dustcover on the front of the slide is what impacts the frame and stops the slide’s travel. In most cases, stroking is when the part of the dustcover that hits the frame is shortened (like by cutting the dustcover where the red line indicates in the picture). This allows the slide to travel further before it hits the frame. Where as previously the slide may have traveled 2 inches when pulled back - after stroking it may travel 2.3 inches. This does seve
  15. Update: Extractor spring became too weak - ended up cutting one coil off an extra power extractor spring and putting it in there. EAA won’t sell spare barrels or comps - even though spare comps can be bought through Patriot Defense. I wanted an extra barrel so I could also shoot 38 super - no go. I asked about replacement barrels and they said I would have to send the whole gun in and could only have the barrel replaced. This isn’t the first issue I’ve had with EAA - from grip stickers on Xtremes, to Gold Teams not working from the factory and having to be st
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