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  1. I am always one to admit when a company goes beyond expectations and goes out of its way to fix an issue. Leupold did just that, and more. I had a new replacement dot in 3 days, and a pretty good discount on a 2nd. Not much more I can ask then that.
  2. I have three of them, never had an issue with them. I prefer metal ones but for the price the Arredondos work fine. Make sure you measure them before a big match. They will not meet the 141mm rule without filing some plastic off of the heel.
  3. Too bad, I got to go to my first Desert SS match last year. I live in Montana so what a treat to escape the cold and snow in February and go get warm and shoot. LOL, it snowed in AZ, we did not even bring a jacket. But it was a great match, even the 50 yard stage was great fun. Too bad it is cancelled. Maybe Vegas can pick it up.
  4. No spring in the front.....
  5. That's exactly why I always take my back up rig, the XDm. What I found out was going from a 7.5 MOA triangle to a 2.5 dot is not a good idea. When the wind came up and started blowing dirt like a blizzard, the dot washed out in bright sun. I will be changing that. Now I have to decide which handgun I like better. The XDm felt really good in my hands, and I lost nothing in accuracy or feel compared to the CZ.
  6. The DDP battery contact came loose from the dot itself. Apparently gluing it to the dot system seemed to be someones idea of quality. When the dot heats up, you know, like sun hits it, the battery contact just starts moving around inside the dot housing. Now who would think a dot might get hot in the desert or after a bunch of rounds being fired. It quite seriously seems to be a moronic idea if the glue lets go that easily.
  7. At the CO Nationals my DPP failure at one largest high point stages, and I went from a CZ Shadow to my back up XDm. Well, the XDm worked so well, I think I will use it next year over the CZ. It felt good and worked great. I only had a 2.5 MOA older Burris dot on it, and it washed out in the dust storm and bright sun, but still it held up. I will never use a DPP ever again (the company was well aware of the known failure) , so I would like to know how the SRO works also.
  8. Well, I did not even get that many rounds. I am at about 7K, and the DPP (AE) failed right in the middle of one of the biggest stages at the CO Nationals. Nearly zeroed the stage. Had to press the button on after every shot, so between that full stage and a partial loss at the stage before, I really placed low. (Not that I did not have another issue.) The reason I am so incensed with Leupold is this failure is a known problem. To lose the dot at an event that costs about 2K to attend is totally unacceptable. One of my fellow CO shooters walked up, opened the dot and let see exactly what the failure was, and how cheaply it was made. That Leupold knew about it, and failed to notify users of this issue should let potential buyers make informed decisions. Almost 6 days later I still have not heard back from the company.
  9. Assume a WSB as states that a "pistol is loaded, placed on table with trigger centered on X." If there is no wording stating it could not be supported by something, is it not legal to do so? If the WSB did not forbid the action, like stating it should be unsupported, is there a rule that would automatically deny supporting the firearm on the table? I have gone through the rules twice and find nothing that would forbid such a start.
  10. Get a chamber gauge for sure. A stuck .45 round is not fun to clear.
  11. Thanks for the info. Tap time to get it running again. I was worried about the live rounds still in the cylinder.
  12. Well, after thousands of rounds, my sons .44 Magnum Blackhawk finally had a squib round go off. The big problem is it is lodged between the barrel and the cylinder, locking up the cylinder. To add to the misery, there are loaded rounds still in the cylinder. How does one safely get the bullet out of the barrel? I wanted to get some expert opinions before proceeding. If the barrel needs to be unscrewed to get this done right, off to the gunsmith it goes.
  13. I reload CBC and some other low grade brass with 115 grain bullets only. That way they will pass the case gauge and are usable. Otherwise they show a nice bulge in the case that causes all sorts of bad troubles right in the middle of a stage.
  14. Does this happen with all of your mags, or just one in particular. If it is one or two I would suspect the mag spring is weak. I have shot XDms for years. I did have a nasty problem with a case head separation issue, which turned out to be a combination of PMC brass, 180 grain leas cast, and Unique powder. It would blow the head off the brass 50% of the time, powder load was well below max. Never got the answer as to why. Use a.40 for 3 gun and have an OSP for back up to my CZ.
  15. I went from an STI Eagle in .45 (Limited 10) to a CZ SP-01 for Carry Optics. I can assure you there is a noticeable difference between loading mags with the magwell STI as compared to the CZ. Now the Gen5 is supposed to have a larger flared magwell, but I do not like Glocks (I know, heresy). I will be shooting the next match with the Eagle for fun, and we will see if it is that much different. I have had 2 years to adjust to the CZ.
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