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  1. For sure, they are stellar at quickly taking of customers, minimizing down time. Can't say the same for a couple other companies.
  2. Ok. Doesn't change the fact that QLS is meant for holsters and ELS is meant for other items. Others have run holsters on ELS also; it's been done and not new. Having shot some of the longest SG stages out there (RM3G with 40+ shell round count), haven't ever been hindered by not having shells where the holster would go. If that was a concern, one could throw an ELS on a QLS though and still have the retention/safety margin of having a QLS on a holster. Depends on your loading style, but quad-loading weakhand with the SG trapped against your side and SG angled down for smoothest, unrestricted movement blocks the grab of shells at the holster position anyway. In order to get to them, have to pull your shoulder up, adding more movements. Furthermore, depending on the holster choice, only two screws of the ELS will line up with it, thus not having a spaced-out mounting pattern and allowing the holster to flop around more.
  3. The QLS is meant for holsters. ELS is for other items. Yes, QLS will work for holsters. Example picture: QLS receiver plate mounted to belt, Invictus Practical holster hanger mounted to QLS hook/adapter/whatever it is called, Safariland GLS holster mounted to holster hanger. Can remove it from belt as needed. Then, there are ELS receiver plates mounted all around the belt for mag pouches, shell caddies, etc. If you didn't want a holster hanger, the QLS would mount right to the holster, but you'll most likely want a hanger for easier draw.
  4. I'm going to assume you were responding to me, and there is no way I'm considering the Scorpion for legit competition. Absolutely agree it is a fun gun, reliable truck/field gun, etc. I have one for SBR suppressed fun and have run it for fun at matches, but it is limited IMO. Still a good gun in general. Not for gaming though.
  5. I only buy ammo, don't reload. So probably not a heavy factor for me. Interesting info and useful. Thanks. As I recall it, Memphis was the fellow in here using a tuned Guard and putting a lot of weight on reliability and that he's got it flat? How many rounds have you thrown through the MPX and what is your take on his opinion there? Honestly, I'd have to be fair and look deeper into the newish MPX Competition, but I vaguely recall somewhat ignoring it based on the Gen1/2 MPX complaints/issues. I'll research the newish one more to see what was addressed. I'm not into USPSA heavily, so wouldn't be focused on PCC use there full-time, but would be using it for other 3gun, steel action, USPSA occasionally, etc. matches. That being said, I'm a buy once, cry once guy that wants minimal headache and heavy on reliability. On a sidenote, the cost of their mags is stupid, but I use to compete with HK pistols, so mag cost and lack of aftermarket support isn't foreign to me.
  6. You've shot both? My only reference thus far is a Scorpion side by side with the MPX on practice stage runs, which clearly the MPX had much less dot bounce/movement off target. Thus, I'm curious if there is really that much noticeable difference between the MPX and Guard, since it is well-documented that the Guard is less recoil/sight movement compared to a typical AR9 (not a tuned AR9) which are said to be closer to Scorpion-level.
  7. There are some other options these days at very nice prices: https://rothperformance.com/product/oversize-release-button-benelli-rem-vmax/ https://tarantacticalinnovations.com/the-store/shotgun/benelli-m2/new-category-1/ https://www.briley.com/c-436-bolt-release-lever-kits.aspx To answer your question, I don't recall the button in the pic you linked.
  8. I've got two Whiskey Arms aluminum carriers, each in different uppers. One with 6400 rounds on it, and another with 8400 rounds on that one. Both have performed without issue. I'm using mine with adjustable gas blocks of course, as well as the JP SCS using the stock spring. No excessive gas ring wear that you hear about with other aluminum carriers. Once initial coating wear occurred (because mine are custom color coated by Whiskey Arms to unique colors of my choosing), I have not seen further wear or dimensional problems. I know Whiskey Arms spent considerable time learning technical details of the anodizing to make them last and be dimensional stable. Then, same with the color coatings he uses, as he's spent time working in the manufacturer's actual facility to formulate and do testing. I know a couple other shooters that have surpassed 12,000 rounds on them each, if not more, last I knew. I also know of others that have run them with full gas, regular carbine buffers and springs to beat them up, and they have not had issues or failed last I knew, but I don't know the round count on those. Definitely recommend them as well as giving Whiskey Arms a call, as he's very willing and friendly to talk through what went into them.
  9. Oh, not sure they are taller than regular irons, but they are adjustable and the rear is non-distracting so with the large peep, I can get behind them and aligned easily. Took them out to 100yds on a C-zone with easy hits.
  10. Similar setup on my TacOps rifle. Best setup I found after trying several was Magpul Pro offsets with Blitzkrieg front sight post. Use the large rear peep hole on the rear. Others I tried were too low, too cluttered, too slow to pick up, or too inaccurate (Revo45, REOS, XS offset Big Dot, Dueck style). Was using same mount and scope, but a XLR stock. Personally I didn't want to use risers in the offsets due to unneeded weight and cost.
  11. For Limited, if you go that route, the Vortex Spitfire AR is a better choice. Etched reticle with a smaller dot that doesn't obscure targets at distance like a red dot. Either can be made to work, but the Spitfire will be easier on you. Also, it has a BDC turret that you can dial quickly for those longer targets. If you are only going to matches with 300yd and less targets, then an Aimpoint will work just fine for you unless match directors are running really small targets or tight shots. With the Aimpoint IMO, just zero at 200 and hold top of target for 300. If you go to matches with targets over 300, the Spitfire will make your life easier. All told, switching to Limited isn't going to make your life easier. There is learning curve to longer distance targets with Limited that you'll need to learn. You don't need to go to the range to practice with the Razor BDC reticle.......get a program like Strelok, make tiny targets to hang on your fence or wall, and learn about the reticle and where to hold for free at home.....
  12. I like this one better: https://www.shooterssource.com/shooters-source-one-shot-shotgun-shell-holder.html Two screws to keep it in place better. Had a Matchsaverz rip off my gun during a match at one point. Never happened with the OS. Either one works fine, but the OS is a more durable and mounted better IMO. YMMV.
  13. I've used a Safariland ALS for Springfield Operator with light. A full dustcover 2011 fits tight, so heat up the holster slightly with a heat gun or hairdryer....stick the gun in and very lightly work the gun back/forth/side-to-side, and it'll form the holster to the 2011 a bit better. Makes for smooth draw after that. May need to cut some holster away near the safety, depending what size safety you use. Worked well. Not cheap though.
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