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  1. I’m shooting Revolver again this year in IDPA, but this time with speedloaders. I’ve seen this modification in my research for speedloaders, gear, gun, etc. What exactly does this do to make the reload faster? In just the little reload practicing I’ve tried so far, I think the hole definitely needs to get plugged. But I’m trying to figure out how the grinding makes it faster. I’m certainly not doubting, just wondering the ‘why’.
  2. Yeah, because USPSA rules are exactly the same as IDPA.
  3. You can put them all on the weak side, but they have to be behind the hipbone. It’s not as fast.
  4. You are correct. Most revo shooters (that I know) have two in front of the holster and one behind. I know of two people that shoot with all of them behind the hipbone on the weak side. To me, that’s slower, but legal. I shoot with two in front and one behind holster. Additionally, I’ll keep one on the weak side behind hipbone, but that is only to hold the ‘load and make ready’ ammo. So it’s empty when I start the COF.
  5. The spacer made an immediate difference. Next time to the range I’m going to try it with the BCG weight removed. If I can’t get it to feel the way I want, that will probably be my next step. Thanks.
  6. Comps have nothing to do with a bullet traveling across the sensors.
  7. I made it to the range a couple days ago. First off, i figured out that the buffer is heavier (5.5 oz) and the spring that was in it was a JP .308 spring. The first thing I did was add a plug at the opposite of the recoil spring to shorten the stroke. I forgot that I had taken it out trying to work out another problem. That made an immediate difference. Then I started trying different combinations of 3 recoil springs and the other buffer I have which is a Spikes 9mm 7.5 oz buffer. Nothing seemed to make a noticeably more difference than restricting the stroke. One thing I did not try was removing the weight from the BCG because I forgot to bring the tools to do so. I also switched to the 16” upper for a little bit and there was even less jump (obviously). But it doesn’t swing as fast as the 10.5”. At the next range session, I will bring the tools to remove the BCG weight and see what that does. Thanks for all the help!
  8. Cool. Buffer/weight/spring experimentation next range session.
  9. I hope to hit the range later this week. If I make it out, I’ll try that and report back. Thanks.
  10. No, the weight is not removed. I can certainly do that. It was a less than optimal hold. With an optimal hold, the second shot still goes low, albeit much less. My point is that it seems to be moving the wrong direction for recoil, which is why I (at first) thought it was the comp.
  11. When I hold it tight, it definitely makes a difference. But, this is a 9mm and people keep saying it doesn't need a comp, yet many people are running them. The rifle is moving in an unexpected direction. I'm trying to figure out why. Thanks though.
  12. QC10 bolt. It's been a while, and I don't remember the buffer and spring. I've attached pics. I weighed the buffer and it's 5.5oz. I pulled a buffer from a stock RRA AR-15 to compare. The length is the same, but this one is heavier.
  13. I've built a 9mm AR-15 with a 10.5" barrel and a SLR Rifleworks Synergy mini comp 1/2x36. While I've had this rifle for a while, I am just now getting into competing with it. But I haven't had much time to really wring it out. I have been experimenting with different loads and finally settled on one (at least for now). It's 4.0 grains of N320 under a 115 MG JHP. PF is about 137. I've noticed that the dot moves around a bit when I shoot, but I attribute that to just needing more practice with it (been shooting revolver all year). However, I noticed something on a video at the last match I shot. It seems like I have TOO MUCH compensation. I posted a video of the stage I shot. Briefly, the procedure was to pin the good guy (non-threat on a swinger) to the table and Mozambique the two targets. This meant that I had to shoot strong hand only. As you can see in the video, the second shot on both targets hit quite a bit lower than the first shot. All the reading that I've been doing suggests that the comps do virtually nothing, yet many guys are running them. The difference could be that I'm running a SBR. So, I'm looking for suggestions. My first thought is a different comp. One that ports more out the sides. But I figured I'd ask before I started spending money.
  14. Awesome, thanks. I just ordered a 686SSR and some various 100 round packs of plated bullets that I found. Hopefully, I’ll get some reloaded and tested in the next month or so before it goes to the gunsmith for some improvements.
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