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  1. RH45

    P320 X5 Thread

    No, I haven’t. When I ordered the trigger kits, I ordered the straight trigger because that’s what I run in my open & limited guns, but, now that I think about it, they are all the shortest inserts SV makes
  2. RH45

    P320 X5 Thread

    Thanks for the information. I’m hoping that at some point they offer a slightly smaller version. I can barely reach the trigger on my Xfives
  3. RH45

    P320 X5 Thread

    Is the new grip, the same size as the original Xfive grip?
  4. Lefty loosely-righty tighty (or, counter-clockwise to back out)
  5. RH45

    P320 X5 Thread

    In 20k rounds, have you noticed any difference in accuracy? My past experiences with plastic guns has been that accuracy got worse, with the more I shot them. I only have about 1K on my "backup" and maybe 2-3k on my primary, and with loads they prefer, still group about an inch, at 25 yards. I've never shot an all metal gun enough to lose accuracy, with the exception of one AR15 that lost the first 6" of it's rifling.
  6. I wouldn’t accept that reliability either. you could break the edge of the barrel, or you could send it in for warranty. It’s possible that the magazine isn’t centered with the barrel
  7. RH45

    P320 X5 Thread

    I originally had a Romeo 3, on one Xfive, and a Romeo 1, on the other. Both had 3 MOA dots. I liked the larger window on the Romeo 3, but I’m a little color blind, and had problems seeing the dots on both optics. I tried a Romeo 1, with a 6 MOA dot, and it’s about the brightest dot I’ve ever seen, so now I have them on both of my Xfives. I bought both through Planet Optics.
  8. I run 3.3 grains of Sport Pistol, behind SNS 147 grain flat points @1.142”, for bigger matches because I want plenty of cushion at the chronograph, but, I know that my velocities weren’t as high as yours. I chronoed both Sig Xfives, and M&P Pro, with Apex, gunsmith fit barrel. All 3 are 5”.
  9. Did you maybe have them loaded really short? That would explain higher velocity
  10. I remember going to a Lake of the Ozarks match, several years ago, with a M2 Benelli that only had the factory, double beads on it. I knew exactly where it shot, with slugs, out to 100 yards, but, they had an “iron maiden” target at like 175 yards. Imagine my surprise when I just held high, and hit it on the first shot!
  11. RH45

    P320 X5 Thread

    Interesting It might make weight for IDPA. I don’t remember if USPSA requires a certain number sold, to be legal for carry optics, like they do for production?
  12. RH45

    X5 competition load

    I’m not using blue Bullets, I’m using a different brand of 147 grain, coated Bullets, with 3.3 grains of Sport Pistol, with OAL of 1.142”, for 132pf.
  13. I run mine with the shells up. Just bring it straight up into the magwell. If I remember correctly, when I timed it both ways, for ME, shells up is faster. Just over a second.
  14. RH45

    P320 X5 Thread

    My Apexed M&P Pro is at 36 oz, but I think it’s as crisp, and reset is as short as my STIs. I suppose that if I only shoot the Xfive, and run a few k through, I SHOULD be able to pick up the pace. life’s too short to only shoot one gun
  15. RH45

    P320 X5 Thread

    I CAN shoot it that fast, but not with the degree of accuracy I want. I’ve been shooting open for the last 15 years, and find the longer reset on my xfives really seems to slow me down.
  16. I watched the video a couple of times, but I couldn’t see the spinner when you were shooting. With proper shot placement, and timing, it SHOULD only take 3 shots, even with 1145fps, but, I’ve seen shooters empty their guns, shooting turkey loads
  17. RH45

    P320 X5 Thread

    Maybe it's been covered, and I just don't remember, but can anything be done to shorten the reset? I have the Bruce Gray, competition kits in both pistols, but, I just can't seem to be able to shoot them with any speed.
  18. Go figure. I just got 16#, last week from Powder Valley for $133 a jug.
  19. I just chronoed 3.3 grains of Sport Pistol, behind SNS 147 grain bullet, in once fired, Winchester brass, and Federal Gold Medal match primers. 15 rounds averaged 900 FPS, with one low one of 897 FPS Fired out of Sig Xfive.
  20. I put an .45 sear, and competition spring kit in the 5", 2.0. I also rounded and polished the striker block, similar to Apex Ultimate striker block. Apex told me that the competition spring kit wouldn't work in 2.0, but, mine has about 3K through it without issues. I don't remember exactly what the trigger pull weight came in at, but, it's between 2-3" I have an extra, new in package, Apex, competition spring kit that it looks like I'm not going to use, if you want it.
  21. RH45

    P320 X5 Thread

    I had a barrel with chatter marks in it that shot crappy groups. They told me the same thing. I told them that the worst M&P I've ever shot could pass that test. Otherwise, their customer service has been pretty good to me.
  22. The particular bullets I'm working with, are sized .356. A few years ago, I bought some that were sized .357, and in the pistol I was trying to use them in, at the time were more accurate than .356, but, I could only load the .357 bullets in Federal brass, otherwise, I couldn't get them in my Wilson case gauge. I'm getting 1"-1 1/2" groups out of the same brand of bullet, in 147 grain, at 25 yards, out of both of my Xfives. Even though the 160 grain bullets aren't as accurate out of my pistols, they shoot softer. I've been having issues with my hands, and haven't been able to shoot limited, or single stack, with major loads in the last few years. I actually talked to the bullet manufacturer and his first thought was that I had too much crimp. I told him that I don't have any crimp. I'm using once-fired Winchester brass and measured every case for length and have my die set to just straighten the bell. His next suggestion was to switch to Sport Pistol, but, at around 830 fps, I still get tumbling out of 3 different pistols. I guess that I'll just use up what I have left at local matches, running them at 800 fps. I won't take them to a major match without more cushion than that. That said, this thread is about Sport Pistol powder, and I'm REALLY impressed with it. It meters well, is softer, and more accurate than VV310, and when at the chronograph almost all are duplicate readings. I assume the few that are a little lower, or higher are because, according to my scale, the bullets don't always weigh out exactly the same. One of these days, I'll try some Zero, or Hornadays which I've found to be consistent.
  23. 128 pf shoots fine. It’s just when I tried to push them up to 132-135pf when they were tumbling. I won’t go to any major match with 128 pf loads.
  24. I was trying to get 135pf with coated 160 grain bullets, and Titegroup, and bumped it to 134pf but I was getting tumbling. I called the bullet mfg and he suggested switching to Sport Pistol. I hit 134 pf on my first try, with Sport Pistol, and noticed they shot a lot softer, but, when I walked down to the target (25 yards) I saw that the bullets were still tumbling. I guess that's the reason nobody at Nationals were using 160s. I usually use VV310 for 147 grain bullets. I put together a load with Sport Pistol, went to the range and chronoed them side by side with my VV310 load. Both loads chronoed almost identical, but, I was really surprised that the Sport Pistol load was softer, and more accurate. Now, the accuracy COULD have been because I was using once-fired Winchester brass, with the Sport Pistol load, and R-P brass that was probably been fired 3 times, with the VV310 load.
  25. Thanks for the information. I have heavier loads That I'll use for trap, or sporting clays, but, I pretty much run nothing but 1145fps, for 3-gun, but, stick with higher end stuff like Remington STS, or Federal, but, it took a little tuning, and I believe that my Firebird, even with the recoil reducers is lighter than VR80, so the recoil may be about similar. If I remember correctly, at a few matches, where they had a "spinner"target, guys were going out and buying turkey loads, but, with the Firebird, and whimp loads, I'd just double tap, and then hit the other end, to get it to spin. I was just looking at some of the places that are out of stock, on the 19 round magazines, and see that they are listed as 2 3/4" only. That may solve the rimlock issue, because there's less room for the shells to go back and forth.
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