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  1. I've been using the SRO for a few months now. So far, I can find no reason not to like it. Which is saying a lot more than I could about my DPPs. But hell, with any of these, you can find someone who's had a problem of some sort.
  2. With my Gen 4, I added this tungsten guide rod: https://www.glockstore.com/Pure-Tungsten-Guide-Rod-for-Gen4-5-Glocks and the Thug plug. I had to modify it to make it work with the +2 and +4 backstraps. I like the extra weight. Still, it doesn't shoot as flat as my former CZ guns.
  3. tbarker13

    Red dot for G17

    Same here. Zero issues, so far, with my SRO. Had many issues with my DPPs.
  4. I ran into similar reactions to the book American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis. The sex/violence in that book becomes almost comical by the end. But difficult reading for some.
  5. Read the book a few years ago. Thought it was ok - but it didn't resonate with me the way it does some people. I find it kind of funny that it's one of those books that will probably never be made into a movie - partly, because there really aren't any sympathetic primary characters. And it would be sad to see them change the story to make one of the gang members into a hero of some sort.
  6. Hard to go wrong with Dan Wesson. I have loved my Dan Wesson PM9 for SS minor. Just great guns.
  7. After several years with CZs, I find myself moving back to Glock for CO. I wouldn't argue that it's a better platform. But I'm enjoying it.
  8. I've always disliked that "Indian/Arrow" analogy. Pick two Indians with the same skill set. Give one of them a set of crappy arrows, and he won't do as well as the other guy. It's the Indian and the arrow. Of course, dropping $2k-3k on a new gun won't make you jump from C class to A class. It's not that simple But there are decided advantages to be had in upgrading guns. For many shooters, a heavier gun is going to be a bonus. With some guns (1911s for example), you might pay more for increased reliability - which can translate to better match scores. That said, for some people - a Glock might be all they need. Bob Vogel has certainly done well with the platform. And there are a lot of bad shooters running around with expensive rigs. Beating them with a Glock doesn't mean expensive guns have no value.
  9. Had horrible luck with my 3 DPPs. Between the 3 units, they went back to the factory at least 5 times in the six months I was using them. Twice, Leupold had two of my optics in the shop at the same time. Got back into CO with SROs. So far, I've had no issues with them. But I need to run another 10k or so rounds through the gun before I'm convinced the SRO is better. But this is just one shooter's experience. I know people who swear by the reliability of DPPs.
  10. Biggest downside of the plate system is that you are mounting the optic on aluminum instead of steel. And that really only comes into play - in my personal idiot experience - if you overtighten the screws into the aluminum plate. You run the risk of stripping out the screw holes. Had an optic fly off my gun during a stage run after doing this. Clearly it's manageable - with lots of people putting thousands of rounds through their guns with plate systems. If I had the option though, I'd rather mount the optic directly onto the slide and avoid the potential problem.
  11. Interesting David. I really don't want to increase the PF on this thing. Really like the way it's running right now. May just have to put up with a little cosmetic damage to the optic.
  12. Interesting thread - given that my Gen 4 MOS has very quickly beat up my SRO. I've put less than 1,000 rounds through it, but already the leading edges of the SRO are showing a lot of finish erosion. Guess I can give the apex extractor a try.
  13. Tried using rear fibers in my earlier USPSA days. But as several others have mentioned, those rear fibers can be distracting. Now, I just use plain black rear sights. Much better for me.
  14. Interesting. Didn't realized the Dawson's and Brownells were the same.
  15. Try buying one of each that you are considering and test them.
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