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  1. In my experience I would stay away from N310 for 40. 310 is a fast powder and wtih 40 being a higher pressure round I have seen case ruptures from the recipes of 40 and n310. N320 is a great load. For some of the 2011s longer OALs were sometimes related to feeding issues or magazine issues. I have had both in the past, one that liked longer OAL and one that would feed anything. I run 320 with 180 grn blue bullets and a 1.16 oal which feeds great in my gun. 171 PF
  2. I use TTI guts and base pads. Then you eliminate any questions of which magwell is in use. For the 170 mags use a 3mm base pad, for a 140 use a 4mm. Unless shooting open then use the 7mm on the 140s.
  3. You can, there have been some very nice used one here on the forums recently..I have Akai guns, 1 new and 1 was used..both run great!!
  4. This^^^. I have 6 140s and 3 170s that I run for my open gun, for both 9mm and 38SC. Shoot about 15k-20k rounds a year. I run all TTI guts and have had zero issues with the mags once they were tuned.
  5. Is the first issue not the 7 rounds load vs division capacity. I cant look at the rule book right now, but thought there was something on trying to game it, meaning only loading 8 etc.
  6. I use Taran Tactical springs and followers. I got one more round in my mags over the Grams.
  7. Thanks, I do have a 223 setup so the shell plate wont be an issue. I was more talking about which sizing die seat die etc do people prefer. what load are you running? Thanks
  8. I am working on loading 38 SC what dies does everyone use in their setup?
  9. I am on my 4th Akai gun, and have nothing but positive interactions with them..the stroked gun gives you more tunning options.
  10. I run TTI everything is all my mags. It could be a follower drag issue. Check the follower and if it is the super thin follower, check to see that the small point that is for the slide catch is not dragging. To make sure I dont have that issue, I shave mine down. I have ever only had 1 mag that did the same. With about 8 rounds left in the mag it would drag. I shaved the small tab off and have never had another issue.
  11. I have a full size 5" non sleeved gun, no Ti comp, just basic gun that I started with in open. I run AA7 as I did not like the wiggle that MP caused the dot to do. I had slightly less movement then AA7, but AA7 tracked straight up and down. I know have a tungsten sleeve shorty 38SC with a Ti comp and a 9mm barrel with what I think is a non-tungsten sleeve steel comp, both work in the gun, but the SC is just that much flatter, softer, and smoother. I am not sure how to explain it, but it just feels and shoots better for me. I like both guns, but my full size will be headed back for a retro fit to match the shorty. I would definitely love some time behind a sleeved 9mm middy, but man the Shorty is light and fast and transitions so nicely. Its just a sweet gun. The other issue that I have seen is several of my friends who shoot 9maj have all had issues, with multiple guns. I know some say they ran out of the box, some not. Mine did after about 500 rounds. Either way is seems (no data) that most of the issues and the ones I have seen have been 9maj. I am guessing it has to do with pressure etc. But that is just my experience. Sorry falconpilot for hijacking your thread
  12. Yeah, I started out 9maj, did load with a lot of those, WAC, HS-6, 3n37, Shooters World Major Pistol, AA7. The gun has close to 40k rounds. Once the mags and everything were tuned up, is has been 100% with only a extractor change at around 30k. But the feel of the 38 SC, was just so much better in my opinion. The 9mm will close but just not the same to me.
  13. I was able to get a few hundred rounds behind my gun. I have both the tungsten sleeved 38 SC, and a regular sleeved 9mm barrel, for same gun. I know the caliber difference will also not be exact, but I agree with kujo929 That is a good way to explain it. The tungsten and to comp balance the gun help minimize the muzzle rise. I am sure metal grips, aluminum buffs all play there part, but my next purchase will sleeved. I think it makes enough noticable difference. I will tell you I have a 9mm, and the new one is 38 SC, I will buy brass, yes it's more expensive, but to me no comparison in feel or just overall performance, 38 SC hands down.
  14. It may or may not be worth it, but between my full length stroked non-sleeved and my shorty sleeved stroked gun there is definitely a cycle rate (i know that is weight adn slide length) but there is also balance and other differences. I have destroked both guns, but no a complete destroke. I use 3 aluminum shock buffs, I think 4 is a return standard and 5 starts to short stroke the gun. To me they really help control and settle the dot. It is not cheap to get the sleeve on the gun, and its true other guns, including my own run fine and work fine without it. I like the tunablibity of the Akai and they work for me. I like the feel and weight distribution. We are already running race guns that a mag set cost as much a glock, brass as much as bulk loaded ammo for some calibers, so why not, I look at it as, if you want get it. It's really no different the spending 10K on a SV. I know I might some die hard SV fans out there mad, I have shot several open guns including SV's not dogging them at all they are super nice, but I cant see the extra 3K, but some do, but again Akai guns work for me. As mentioned above it rally comes down to preference.
  15. I have 2 open guns, 1. Is a full length non sleeved, stroked 9mm gun. 2. Is a stroked tungsten sleeved shorty (shorter than middy) timing and pulse wise def worth a middy or shorty. So far I like the sleeved gun weight and balance wise. I just haven't really shot it enough to give definitey answer on the tungsten. All the people that I know that have the sleeve swear by it. I just got the gun a couple weeks back, so need more time on it.
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