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  1. mont1120

    CZ CO basepad

    The CZC basepads with the CZ tubes just passed the measurement fit gauge at the Inland Empire match. I am not sure what you mean by traditional?
  2. mont1120

    CZ CO basepad

    17 rnd Mecgar, TTI +4/5 18 rnd CZ, CZC +4/5 Have used original internals with no issues. 21 in the Mecgar, 22 in the CZ tubes. Much prefer the TTI basepads though.
  3. I installed the PRP in my OSP and it works great. My main optics gun is a CZ SP-01, and the XDm is my backup. As good as the PRP is, it wlil never be as good as the CZ. Plus the extra weight of the CZ keeps the dot in check. Having said that I have full confidence in the XDm, I did buy a Glock 34 originally, modified it with an Apex trigger, but sold it since the XDm was so much better.
  4. Nitro100, softest recoil I have found. Clays is good until you need to reach a 170 power factor, then it gets dicey. WST is temperture sensitive, the hotter the air temp, the slower the bullet goes, but for IDPA I do not think PF is that high, so WST is a good choice.
  5. Until last year I shot either SS or Limited 10 (I admit it), but since ye ol eyeballs are getting fuzzier by the hour, I moved to Carry Optics. I shot nothing but the .45 in both divisions, and really miss the L10 class. This year I went to Mesa in Feb and shot their SS Desert Classic match, which turned out to be a blast. What really sucked was flying from a frozen MT to enjoy a sunny warm three days in Mesa, where it SNOWED.......... In the frozen north we are seeing a mini comeback of the SS division, so out comes the Kimber to blaze away.
  6. Went from the Vortex Venom to the 7.5 triangle dot on the DDP. After getting used to the triangle, I pick it up faster, can see it in harsh bright sunlight much easier. and use the tip of the triangle for those pesky long range targets. Too bad it will not fit on your mount. The Venom went through an entire season for me with no issues, I just want the larger acquisition dot/triangle after losing the dot in the light and a very light background.
  7. Those two types of bullets are dramatically different, the first group being jacketed, and the second being lead. You can shoot lead bullets at a much slower velocity and not have any risk. They form to the barrel when fired much better then jacketed do. You do need to drive jacketed bullets faster. From my experience, there are reasons powder companies dont want rounds going slower then they list, whether it be stuck bullets or spikes in pressure. If you want to go lower then listed, just ask them, they are very helpful. You could always use Trail Boss to really get light loads.
  8. I can feel the difference in powders when the weight and velocities are the same. That is the reason I use one for match ammo (Nitro 100) and use WST and Clays for practice and steel loads. On the Vit powders I have only used 320, but that was in the .40. It is not a good .45 powder. Even powders with close burning rates act differently. 700X, Bullseye, and Titgroup are right next to each other on the chart, but have a different feel. 700 seems slower on slide speed, and Titegroup feels snappier. The chemical compound and the amount of gasses released more then likely cause this, but that is a subjective "feel" from me only. As far as going lower on minimums, with the .44 I'd be really careful. Getting a stuck bullet in the barrel and firing the next round, that would end the range session. I use some .45 loads below minimum, but did call the powder manufacturer and ask the technical person if I was operating within guidelines. One never knows when subtle but dangerous pressure spikes occur and cause damage.
  9. As a lefty, I use the Comp Tac with drop and offset.
  10. At the Western States Single Stack Classic, I would say .45 was used as much as the two other calibers. I shoot, now hold onto your daughters, a .45 and its a Kimber...........I can hear the catcalls now. Would not shoot any other caliber for SS. I also have an STI Eagle in .45 that I used in L10, but that division has a funeral pending. (Well, not quite yet becuase states with 10 round limits, or in OR which is going to be Limited 5, .45 would not be all that outdated). As far as reloads, 17 plus 17 equals 34, which almost always leads to 3 reloads on a long stage. As has been argued until there is no fur on the dead horse, I like .45 recoil better then .40. Also, I can actually see hits on targets with geezer eyes. The cost of 200 grain bullets compared to .40 bullets is a non factor. Look at what we spend for matches. Having said all of that, I would use a .45 in Limited only because I have one. The .40 is the way to go in free states.
  11. I have both a 4.5 and 5.25 XDm and use the Comp Tac kydex drop and offset holster. One holster holds both for lefties, and I have not had a gun pop out of the holster yet. It sits very well on my hip, this is taking into consideration I have a nice tire around my belly in the way. You get a kit with it to configure any belt size, and how it fits for you. Great stuff, Amazon even has em.....
  12. mont1120


    AOC approved, I hear that her and Bernie are starting a liberal shooting org to counter the NRA. It's called the American Socialist Society of Shooters, they will be known as ASS'S..............
  13. I can safely raise my hand on this item. Turns out most of my feeding issues were related to my reloads in my Kimber. Just because they worked well in another 1911 does not mean anything. There are times you need to pay close attention to the food that feeds the bear, otherwise things go really bad at the most inopportune time. My good friend bought the SIG Max, and I would get that model for sure. I shoot a Custom Kimber, and have a RO as a back up, but that SIG Max, well it is really nice. I think what frame feels the best in your hand is the pick. I certainly would not go super cheap. You will end up trading it or sinking a lot of extra money into it.
  14. I dabbled into making an Open XDm years back, but it was really just tinkering around, it was a .40 caliber 4.5. Anyway, you will definitely need the trigger parts, and for the Red Dot mount I used a Neumount style, which wraps completely around the frame, and is secured by the accessory rail. It is rock solid. You will need a special holster however, as the mount gets in the way of most holster setups. The CR Speed open style mount is the one that works with a little bit of the plastic removed. This would give you a really reliable and top notch shooting firearm. I dont shoot much steel, so my system gathers dust. I gave the threaded barrel to my son with the comp, he thinks it is pretty cool. For what you are wanting to do, it would be fun.
  15. Well, they are Gluck shooters, there is that.................
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