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  1. 9X23Guy

    Gen 5, .40 cal

    Just read this today, looks like Gen 5, .40 cal guns are ready to go out. Makes sense, I just got a GSSF cert in a few weeks ago and the gen 4 40s were crossed out. AllOutdoor: GLOCK Expands their Gen5 Technologies to the .40 Caliber Line. https://www.alloutdoor.com/2020/08/10/glock-gen5-40-caliber/
  2. I put a new optimized barrel in a Gen 4, 17. Not sure what the issues are everyone was talking about with the LCI in the Sig but it's a non issue with the new Zev barrel. The brass looks fine. I haven't tested it rested on a bench but shooting it side by side with a KKM barrel looks almost identical while slow fire grouping at 25 yards. The DLC is terrific on it, the drop in fit was good without being overly tight. The only issue I've seen is that they are overpriced. I paid $235 which is more than the KKM. I guess to those that really like aesthetics it's not a big deal because it does look n
  3. Ok, so I prefer grip tape on competition guns. I went into a skate board shop and felt every grit they had. I bought a 1' x 3' piece for about $20 and I've done several guns, last more than seven years now. I take the gun, put a piece of paper over it and basically take a rubbing with a pencil. Then transpose that to the back of the grip tape and cut.
  4. GMM50, thanks for the great explanation. I'm going to give Revolver Supply a try.
  5. Anyone notice more or less flexibility or stiffness between Ranch Products, Revolver Supply and TK? They are all the same thickness and I'm having a hard time understanding why the TKs are so much more that the others. Especially the stainless steel ones at about $8 a piece. I'll gladly pay it if there is a value to be had in it. What am I missing?
  6. Gen 5s that I have tested are a bit slower. I believe the difference is in fact the rifling. The polygonal rifling used before was meant as a way to increase barrel life but it doesn't bite into the jacket as hard. The rifling in the new barrels are. The flip side is there is a slight increase in the the new design barrels though not appreciable for most. I tested this at 25 yards off of a rest. I took gen 4 and gen 5 17s, same load, triggers, sights and found that the groups averaged 0.15" - 0.25" ( ten round groups) better in the gen 5 barrels. I've seen the same results for a 34 as well. Bo
  7. Didn't even think about the hardness of Titanium, that's a good point.
  8. Does anyone know how many cylinder holes you could cut before having to replace the tool? I was going to do my own guns and was just curious how long it would last before having to replace.
  9. Zev just announced that an enhanced barrel is available. Biggest difference I. old see is new barrels have a different twist rate. Zev barrels are 1 in 10, new enhanced are 1 in 14. Side by side tests I've done against my KKMs still show KKM the overall clear winner across all loads but Zev did have some very exceptional results with 115s. KKM crushed it with 147s pretty bad though. KKM is 1 in 10, would be curious to see what a 1 in 14 Zev would shoot like. "Should" see a 1 in 14 shoot lighter bullets better than heavier but I've seen so many exceptions I don't really pay attention to what it
  10. If you're primarily shooting indoors, stick to the green fiber optic instead of the red. The green is brighter in poor light conditions. That's why divers use green chem lights as a back up, it is the easiest for your eye to pick up in low visibility. I could give you the nerd version but that's the short answer. Good luck.
  11. If you are comfortable with a three dot set up look at the Dawson Precision fiber optic front AND rear. It is a red front with a contrasting green in the rear. They offer fixed or adjustable. I have never talked to anyone who didn't like them. Black or fiber optic rear is a personal choice, shooting is very individual, don't be swayed by the crowd. At the end of the day, sights are not that expensive when compared to the other costs of the sport. Change them if you don't like them.
  12. Where is a RELIABLE source to find Glock factory recoil spring rates, multi generation, multi model?
  13. The Glock 21 is unique in the sense that it is 180 degrees out from conventional wisdom. True, lighter reciprocating mass makes better shooting guns but the 21 slide at 16 ounces is SO heavy it makes shooting even hot ammo really soft.
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