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RustedFrog

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  1. @trub7dur my buddy did the coating for me and just sent this to me today. I love it!!
  2. The everglades way back mount sits directly over the ejection port when the gun is actually cycling. I do not have this pistol fully set up yet so I cannot tell you how it functions. But I should be able to in the next couple of weeks. I will post again when I have shot it some.
  3. Yeah. Mine is 28 days on and 28 days off. And I love my job. So I definitely wont be changing. I do use something that is similar to my pistol in weight. But not feel. And yes. Cannot even have a toy that looks like a gun.
  4. I found a mount I really like from Everglades and went with the DPP.
  5. Hello everyone. I work on a towboat and am gone for 28 days or more at a time then home for 28 days or less. I love shooting and I spend 6-10 hours or more a week dry firing when I am home from the boat. Sometimes I will spend as much as 3 hours a day if I have something I am really trying to work on. But I always seem to really lose a lot each time I get on the boat. If I take three steps forward while I am home I will take two back when I am gone. I can have absolutely nothing that resembles a firearm in any way, shape, or form. The one thing I do on the boat is work on my movement and trying to keep my stance low when a weight in my hands. Does anyone have any other training tips that could be beneficial to me to keep me from losing so much of the gains I make while I am home? Thank you for any tips you can give me.
  6. I made that with a grinder, wrench/vise, files, and sandpaper. Things that most everyone who works on guns has around.
  7. I dont know if it is an option for you but I made one out of a 3/8" bolt from the hardware store for $3. I can make it fit whatever shape or size dovetail I want it to.
  8. I am going to start with a 9lbs variable once I get to working on the gun again. Need to lighten the slide up a lot first.
  9. My dad has been shooting a FF3 on his open xdm for a couple of years now and he really likes it. I have read on here that it is not the greatest dot for major but I cannot vouch for that. He has had zero problems with it. The only complaint he has at all is that no one makes a mount for it. But even that does not really bother him. It is however why I went with the DPP.
  10. I went with an Everglades Way Back mount.
  11. Here is the new one so far. I still have a lot of work to do on it. Have to cut the frame off. Make my slide cuts (if I ever decide what I want) and get my dot back in. Then cerakote it. But so far I am very very happy with it. I love the CK stew grip.
  12. I will definitely say that my gun is very loud. But I have never noticed that it is harsh. But I do not really have anything to compare it to. It just does not seem harsh to me.
  13. So I do not have the money for a bunch of different guns. But I really enjoy shooting different disciplines. I shoot mainly USPSA, but also proam, some steel matches, and when I can Bianchi. I am wondering if it is really as bad of a thing as I am told and read to use the same gun for different disciplines. To me shooting is shooting. I want to be the best I can possibly be in USPSA, but the rest is just for the fun of shooting. So why would it ever be a bad thing to shoot them with the gun that I enjoy shooting. From what I am told the difference is I am not staying consistent with the feel of my gun by switching to different loads. But why is shooting not just enough?
  14. I was very strongly considering starting over with the dovetail first.
  15. Yes I would say he is a pro. I did not know he shot one though. I always work matches so I do not ever get the chance to really see what the pro's shoot. Or much of anyone else for that matter. Just from the ones I have been able to pay attention to I have never seen one.
  16. Im not planning on changing anything. I love the gun and love how it feels. I've never shot a standard comp'd open gun so I don't know about live fire. But in dry fire it just seems like my gun is so much easier to stop on the transitions. My old one has a STI polymer grip and a slide mounted dot. The new one has a CK arms steel grip and an everglades way back dot mount. Although I have not shot it because I do not have my new dot in yet. I love the feel of it just drawing and swinging. To me not having that heavy comp on the end gives the gun so much better balance. I am simply wondering what others opinions are. Especially those who have shot both.
  17. This is the same problem that I was having. I read through this post and was like crap I really dont want to modify my grip. Then I read your comment and check. Sure enough one of my grip screws was sticking out a tiny bit. So I removed the collar, made a few swipes with the file and put it back in. Smooth as can be now. Thanks!!
  18. For the last several years I have been shooting an open gun that had a 6" Schuemann tribred barrel on it and have loved it. So naturally when I went to build my own this is what I went with. Now that I have it pretty much done though I have a lot of people who are telling me that I should have gone with a standard barrel with a traditional comp. Stating that none of the pros use the schuemann and if it was that much better that they would. Now I agree that none of the pros use a schuemann. But why is that? I have never shot a standard comp gun so I do not know the difference in feel or anything. I do know that my schuemann has very very little muzzle flip the way it is set up. So I am interested in peoples opinion.
  19. As of today we did not have enough time to work on the slide racker. We got my dot mount and gas peddle mounted. That was all we had time for today. When I get back from work mid november we will try to finish the rest.
  20. I have grams springs and followers with DP +1 base pads. I will see if i can get a picture tomorrow.
  21. I will say that with good springs and followers I have never had any reliability issues with either one. Attached or loose.
  22. I have two that are attached and two that rattle. But they all come to the very top. The two that rattle sometimes I have problems with the spacer moving and catching a round when I try to load them.
  23. I will look into that. I am about the slowest shooter you will ever meet. Even on close open targets my time is terrible. I just cannot see the dot there for my second shot very fast. Which is a big reason why I am building my own open gun. I have been shooting for your years that my dad built for my brother. It has a slide mounted sight and some other stuff I do not care for. I am finally building one my way and cannot wait to get to shoot it. Unfortunately I do not know when that will be. Just had to send my dot off to leupold. Shooting an old Delta Point and it started going through batteries like crazy.
  24. When we ordered the springco kit it came with a green painted spring that is 8lbs for minor and a red painted spring that is 11lbs for major. So that is what I have run in it. I had gone down for a little while but it just did not seem to be as reliable when shooting major as it was with the 11lbs spring.
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