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  1. Those are impressive numbers heh...many thanks for the info
  2. hey cheers Matt...I'll see if i can get to track Steve down, much appreciated.
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    Lok Grips - Thin Bogies or Thin Full Checkered? Thoughts?

    I've been using griptape on an M&P for years and ultimately its got its limitations (but better than nothing on slippery polymer lol) Bit of an update on the LOKs...got the idea to use cloth/plastic gaffer tape, which is far stickier, thicker and more durable than electricians tape. a small strip an the top and bottom and the grip is now as rock solid as the LH one. Far as I see it, if the issue is minor variances in the frame, getting a new LOK panel is pointless as you're going to face the same issue, logically.
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    Guy shot himself during “make ready”.

    If someone shot themselves in a match here, pistol shooting would probably be banned (and I'm not really even kidding ) I was at my club when pretty much just that happened (but with target 9mm load, still not uh, pleasant lol) But it was a cop, who had a civilian licence...ambos & police were called, the local area command came racing out, lights & sirens aplenty. Watched while they got to the ambulance where the poor guy was lying, you could see them all pumped up and excited at the prospect of closing the range down. Then I heard the guy quote his rank and badge number...and their shoulders visibly sagged in disappointment LOL
  5. Cheers guys, I appreciate the info. I do have the option of an extended firing pin so will keep that in mind...pretty much everyone uses Federals here so that's a positive. That 7.8 DA sounds reasonably doable...coming from years of shooting an M&P which probably started out about 7 but over the years has got down to just a fraction over 5lbs lol there's obviously going to be an adjustment period, plus the fact I have a bit of a wrist issue. Good to know I can get it down a fair bit.
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    Lok Grips - Thin Bogies or Thin Full Checkered? Thoughts?

    That is exactly what was the case with the RH grip of mine too. Blake explained that there are frame variances and yes he could send out a replacement grip (which would take weeks to get here lol) and that I could very well end up with the same issue because its the frame, not the grip causing it. He linked me to this LOK video suggesting electrical tape double thickness, and also the option of relieving a slight amount of material on the back side of the grip with fine sandpaper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lCFO0ugOvA&t=7s I decided to try 2 layer double sided sticky tape at the top and bottom of the grip, which worked perfectly. I may ultimately go with cloth backed electrical tape purely due to the need to remove the grips periodically to work on the gun.
  7. Does the extended firing pin really matter if you're only using Federal primers? It's not obtainable where I am at the moment. Also, I installed a 13# spring but it's still too heavy and is causing pain in my hand/down the carpal part of my wrist; how much lighter is the 11#? I have the option of buying 9/10# springs as well (already have the lighter firing pin spring) The reach reduction kit is not an option for IPSC, unfortunately.
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    Guy shot himself during “make ready”.

    Yeah that would pretty much be seen as "bad form" here, just to cut & run. Even in multi day comp, sometimes those who have been unfortunate enough to get DQ'd early on still turn up every day and help their squad...you've paid your entry fee, and if you've travelled interstate for a match, what else are you gonna do anyway? lol
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    Guy shot himself during “make ready”.

    Well, that's what happens when you get DQ'd...you don't sit around, you become the squad's "brass bitch" lol Only ever seen one ND in a very similar situation where the guy shot himself through the leg. He was a cop, and the Local Area Command arrived with "blues n' two's' (ie lights and sirens blaring) as they couldn't wait to shut the range down completely. I was there when the ambos were tending to the guy and the police showed up...they visibly 'sagged' in disappointment when he quoted his duty number to them...damn, we can't shut down the range after all! Lol
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    Lok Grips - Thin Bogies or Thin Full Checkered? Thoughts?

    Most lok grips I've seen have been the bogies. But if your hands don't have much meat on them like mine (knuckles are wider than my fingers type bony lol) I wouldn't recommend them.
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    Lok Grips - Thin Bogies or Thin Full Checkered? Thoughts?

    The full checkered are identical profile to the stock rubber grips, which matters if you shoot IPSC (strictly technically lol)
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    Barrels

    Original M&P twist rate is 1 in 18.75", Glocks (so I believe) are 1 in 10 (or, 9.84 specifically)) like CZs The new 2.0s are 1 in 10
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    Routine Maintenance M&P 2.0

    Mate of mine had over 60K rounds through his original 9L, all he ever had to replace was the firing pin because it got a bit worn down lol I've never replaced anything on mine, with a bit more than half that mileage (except griptape)
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    Lok Grips - Thin Bogies or Thin Full Checkered? Thoughts?

    If you've got small (bony lol) hands like me, the bogies could easily be too rough...I tried out a couple of guys guns at a recent comp and the bogies bit into my hands enough to leave painful imprints. The full checkered are perfect, very much like more aggressive griptape texture, which I used on my striker fired guns.
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