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  1. Thanks for the thoughts, I've decided against doing so.
  2. Do to certain shoulder injuries and just general preference, I use my offset mini red dot as my primary optic, with traditional fixed irons as my back up sights. Would you guys time the muzzle brake to the offset red dot? Thanks for the help.
  3. Just going to be using for a HD gun. I've had problems with some Glock extensions in the past, worried that there might be some reliability issues with those available for the CZ as well. Is there a combination of mag + follower + spring + extended basepad (+4/5?) that is known to be as reliable as an OEM mag? TTI, Taylor Freelance, Springer Precision, others? Thanks in advance.
  4. Just did some more googling. Saw an enos thread from may '19 where a user claimed that his failed to reset occasionally and two others who stated that theirs failed when there was debris in the disconnector. Still a bit hesitant about using it for 9mm.
  5. Taking into consideration all the good info you gave about the hiperfires, i think I'd like to stay away from them. These triggers are also going into my defense guns and the fine tuning and fiddling to get them just right doesn't seem like the best idea. Your thoughts on the AR Gold are the same as mine as far as reset goes, but I do recall some shooters saying that once they "got used" to them, they could be run quite fast. But I'd rather stay consistent across rifle/pistol with a moderately forceful reset. Thanks!
  6. Hoping someone has personal experience they can share between these triggers before I spend $$$$ trying them all out. I am trying to standardize the triggers across all my AR's including PCC's. With the obvious goal of reliability first, but also.... I'm looking for the fastest one out of the bunch. I have a POF trigger in my 9mm and a CMC single stage in my 223. I have used the CMC since it came out and I like it, but apparently they haven't worked out all of the kinks with their PCC triggers. I bought the POF because it was highly recommended for reliability in 9mm's, but I just like the CMC so much more. I had an AR Gold years ago and I remember liking it a lot, but they don't have a flat faced offer in their PCC line yet, is it worth waiting for a flat faced version? The KE Arms trigger seems interesting with the whole "no disconnector" thing. I'm interested because some people are recommending them for PCC's as well. They seem like they could fast. I'm a little weary of using the Calvin Elite due to it being relatively new, lots of extra parts, and no real long term reliability testing for now. Is the logic sound here? So I'm leaning towards trying out the KE Arms, does anyone have the first hand experience with this trigger vs the others mentioned? Is there another good option that I'm leaving out? Thanks in advance.
  7. This is my review of a piece of gear for my CZ pistol, he hasn't asked for any sort of review from me and I posted this in case people looking might be looking for options outside of the usual. Figured people review products they like and mention where they got it from without those product manufacturers being vendors. I removed content from the original post to try and stay within some sort of guideline. Mods, please delete if not allowed. Thanks!
  8. Quickie review on a holster that forum member lksyotas made for my Accushadow. Here's the kicker, I'm the gunsmith at a local shop and I actually have been making kydex holsters for years. I work enough on other people's stuff that I haven't had time to make a holster for myself (I also don't haven't made a mold/jig to use for a BOSS attachment). After seeing lksyotas work from another thread here, I had him make one for me. Key points: - fit and finish are great - made and shipped faster than projected - made just as well if not better than my work If you're not excited about the current offerings out there, here's another option.
  9. I just hit 30 and don't have eyesight issues. Anyone have yellow crayon recommendations for me?
  10. I'm new to everything and have my first match this weekend. Shooting a shadow 2 in production with currently stock sights. After shooting around 300 rds and pushing my sight acquisition speed to my limit I turned my attention to a crap Taurus Millennium 24/7 in .45 that I was function testing for someone else. The sights had 3 huge white dots and practically no space on either side of the front sight. For whatever reason, I felt like my sight acquisition speed was considerably faster, from the draw and during transitions. With the Shadow's thinner blade, finding my windage adjustment seemed more challenging, and I couldn't always call my misses correctly. I don't have that much experience with competition style sights, but everytime I've used them in the past, it just seems to slow me down. I have no problems hitting 75 yard targets with box stock crap sights on any gun, so the precision that is supposed to come with a thinner front sight doesn't seem to be something I need. What are the primary downsides using a wider (widest?!) front sight? Id prefer to have a 6 o'clock point of aim, does that lessen the disadvantage of not being able to see as much of the target? Should I just keep practicing with my current setup until I'm proficient? Also, while I'm at it, is the color of the fiber optic rod just a personal thing or are there known advantages of one over the other? Thanks for any help in advance!
  11. Holy crap, I have this exact problem and was going to post asking for a solution. I thought I was going nuts when I couldn't reliably recreate it. Thanks for that. I also have a weird manual decock situation. I'm not well versed enough with this platform to figure out if what you're describing is the same problem I have. I found that I have to be careful not to apply any rearward pressure to the hammer while pulling the trigger, I can't recall this being an issue on decocking any other gun I've encountered. I was then taught to pinch both sides of the hammer (index and thumb) and that was helpful, no issues since.
  12. Possibly, but I couldn't really have known what size to ask for without a reference point.
  13. I love that holster! Any interest in making one for me (if you still have a Shadow 2 for a mold). I really want one with that mounts to the Safariland systems (3 point screws).
  14. I really didn't like the stock grips that came with my CZ Shadow II, decided to order LOK grips because it seemed that was the most popular choice. The stock grips were perfect for my strong hand (trigger placement in double action), but my support hand felt like it wasn't touching as much as the frame/grip as I wanted. I was still nervous about choosing the palm swell option because I wear medium sized gloves but have very meaty paws (I swing a hammer for a living). Got the palm swells in and confirmed my fear: my right index finger did not reach comfortably in double action. I was thinking I had to order the non palm swells and use the thin grip panel on the right side and palm swell on the left. Felt bummed about the fact that I'd end up spending $140ish on two sets of grips just to find the right fit. Woke up this morning and realized the G10 material really lends itself to shaping. Went slow with a file and checked my finger placement along the way multiple times. Now they're perfect and probably a better fit than just the non-palmswells. I apologize if this is an obvious and common practice, but hopefully this helps if you aren't sure about the palmswell option. Attached some photos for reference. https://imgur.com/a/NRSRaXn https://imgur.com/a/eDOp0iQ
  15. I am accepting of that part of the "build". This exercise in "extremes" is just for fun! I've shot as fast as .08/.09 splits with a Glock 19c (maybe it was my Jericho 941?) and I am looking for more efficient ways to waste ammo. I carry a bone stock Gen 1 Glock 17 (with fresh OEM weight springs) and shoot a 34 MOS with not much more than polished internals.
  16. Can you describe what characteristics make the 10oz the best shooting for you? Why do they shoot worse when you lose more weight than that? Genuine questions, not trying to be adversarial.
  17. I saw that build, looks great. Thanks for the reminder of the resource.
  18. Thanks! Do you think this setup lends itself to 9mm major? I would need more pressure to work a higher spring rate and account for lost pressure via portig/comp?
  19. That makes sense to me. It also has me thinking about common ar15 brake designs. Do the side ports simply provide an escape path for the additional gasses that should not be directed upwards (because if a brake only had ports on top the barrel would dip)?
  20. Good point, this might just be from stock compact Glocks being higher sprung, theremight be no difference in actual travel, I don't currently own a compact Glock to confirm.
  21. So they're making Glock slides out of titanium now.... This is just a discussion on my attempt to build the fastest cycling, flattest shooting Glock possible with zero expectations for longevity/consistency in reliability. Can you double check my logic and point out any issues I am neglecting? Glock 19: Because the shorter/smaller slide results in a shorter overall stroke Titanium Slide: Because dramatic decrease in weight increases velocity, requires heavier recoil spring to increase velocity/force of return stroke Ported Barrel: Lonewolf/glock oem/MagnaPort style "C" ports to aid a bit in muzzle rise reduction, decreases rearward pressure/velocity Compensator: Carver 2-3-4 port? Continuation of keeping muzzle rise to a minimum, side ports stabilizes the gun, decreases rearward pressure/velocity Ported Barrel AND Compensator Combo: downwards forces are more spread out across the length of the barrel instead on just as the muzzle Tungsten Guide Rod/Competition Magwell/Frame Weight: Increase weight of frame as much as possible to absorb impact of slide/other recoil forces Frame "Shock Buff": absorbs some impact from slide/frame due to higher velocities Increased Power Magazine Springs: brings the next round up faster for the faster velocities of the slide Optics (not super relevant): SJC/Carver Frame mounted Micro Red Dot, so the optic doesn't move with the slide/fastest target acquisition Basically maximum porting and maximum slide weight reduction. Where do I hit a point of diminishing returns (muzzle dipping/catastrophic failure)? Does the decreased rearward pressure from the porting/compensation require a recoil spring rate that is too low to return the lightened slide forward with enough force? What characteristics should the 9mm load have to potentially run this setup? What possible spring weights would make this run? Does the physics work? There might not be a purpose for this build except for the abundance(affordability) of aftermarket Glock parts, excess of time/"fun" money, and my irrational need to be "different". Thank you in advance for any help/insights ya'll might have and again, thanks for humoring me!
  22. Don't know about model changes. We have a SIRT for our classroom where we have 3-5 classes of 10-30 people running through it every weak. I have probably put 10,000 pulls on it myself. No trigger change or issues. Mag release is now sensitive (slight touch, mag will shoot out). The wires have come loose before as well. We just soldered them.
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