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Finally read the FAQs

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  1. If it spins freely and the brass doesn't stick out pass the barrel hood during the plunk test, the loaded rounds should work with the barrel. If the brass sticks pass the hood or the round doesn't spin freely, you may need to load shorter or ream the barrel. I would load a few dummies (bullets, no primer or powder) and check if any of the mags will load. You can use some calipers to check the width of the feed lips.
  2. I have both the Pilla's and Hunters HD Gold. I personally like the fit of the Pilla Panther X7 with the post. I originally ordered the regular X7 without actually testing them first but could not adjust the nose piece to sit on my Asian nose. I reached out to Pilla and drove to their corporate headquarters in Connecticut. I got to try a bunch of different frames and settled on the one with the post. I also got to test a bunch of different lenses as well until I settled on the 3 I wanted. It seems you can now buy the frame with one, two, three or four lenses. I really only use two lenses and like the idea of not spending about 1k for the 3 lenses and frame. The Hunters HD Gold was purchased more for driving as I like the thought of being able to see in low light situation. I have tried their frames but their frames never fir my Asian nose either with the exception of the aviator and archer frames. Neither offered sufficient protection from the side unless you put the plastic attachments on. Brian started to offer the lenses in your own choice of frame at this time so I sent him my Oakley's and he put the lenses on. I like them as they are on a frame that I like and it fits me well. I have used them for night driving but could not really get used to them. I like the full wrap lens of the Pilla Panther. The main issue with the Pilla besides the price is that you need to change lenses depending on lighting conditions. Switching lenses isn't that big of a deal as it is 3 buttons but you have to pay for at least 2 lenses. The choice of lenses and frames can be very confusing if you cannot try the different ones on first. I would strongly encourage trying to get to a dealer. I know there are a few dealers that do travel. The Hunters HD Gold can be done in your own frame provided it is not one big piece of glass. The brightness of the glass will adjust with the lighting conditions so you only need to buy one set of lenses so it is cheaper to go with Hunters HD Gold. My brother in law has a prescription on his Hunters HD Gold that uses for Archery. They have to look thru the inside corner of their glasses to line up the peep sight with the fiber optic. His old prescription glasses only corrected his sight at the middle so he tended to shoot without his glasses. Brian understands the need to ensure the prescription goes all the way to the edges for archery in their prescription Archer frames. I mainly compete with my Pilla's. The Hunters HD Gold are my backup. There isn't a significant difference between the two other than what I mentioned above. I purchased the Pilla's before Brian @ Hunters HD Gold allowed lenses in your own frame. I've tried the frames from Hunter's HD Gold in the past but could not get them to fit my nose and told Brian he needed some frames to fit Asians. If I were to purchase now, I think sending Brian a frame to fit his lenses would be the better alternative and save the extra dollars for ammo (or a Glock for that matter).
  3. Well, there can be a couple of rules to make it more perfect like magwells and bumping the weight limit now that some CO guns are above the 59 ounce limit. I'm sure some would advocate for allowing single action guns into CO even though some triggers on DA/SA guns are even better than SA only guns.
  4. If it's your strong hand thumb, you can get a thumbguard installed. http://www.1911store.com/thumbguardbcg.aspx I've never had that issue until I switched to the Atlas high thumb safeties. I had to get the version with the shielded thumb safeties installed as I was slowing down the slide from cycling.
  5. Is a laser considered a flashlight? Nothing in the rule book seems to define the flashlight although PCC seems to specify laser/flashlight is permitted. Definition for flashlight according to google is "a battery-operated portable light" and a laser is "a device that generates an intense beam of coherent monochromatic light".
  6. vtecpaoche

    CZ P01 basepads

    I have the Mecgars on mine with the stock basepad. The gap is .05 of an inch. I'm not sure if that bothers you.
  7. I use FKS-11 with no issues. My followers are not tilted like that though. It is held nice and centered whereas it seems your follower is somehow able to pop up on one side.
  8. Check the BS Pro Shop. I see they have a bunch of different ones but I see one that seems to match what you are looking for.
  9. I'm using the grams followers and do not have this issue. Maybe that follower will help.
  10. That's weird. It works in the regular STI mags. Is there something different about the MBX mags? Maybe get a sacrificial STI mag for practice instead of the more expensive MBX. I'm just using a gen 1 STI mag for practice. I reckon maybe the version 2 would have an adjustable metal weights so you can tune it. It may not be 100% right but should be able to get close enough.
  11. These mags do not lock back according to the DAA website so that should solve your problem. I've always selected one mag as a dry fire mag. Those mags are usually beaten up that I would never use them in live fire. The weight of the 2011 mag was around 300g according to their video. I weighed my 140mm practice mag with dummies and it's 425g. My empty 140mm weighs 120g. It's not quite the same weight but it would be close enough for dry fire. I think it would be very difficult to get the exact weight down. If you are looking for a way to rack the slide on your magazines, you can use a rack buddy on top. I really like this for dry fire as my dummy rounds have a tendency of getting beaten up. Shooters Connection now carries the rack buddy.
  12. There are some display stands that you can buy to hold the 2011 upright. I think that can suit your needs. No need for a vise. I did a quick search and it seems you can get them for around $25 which is cheaper than a mag tube.
  13. Glad this was resolved but still concerning on the cause of this at 8k rounds. With regards to the recoil springs, Atlas does have a video on spring replacement for stroked Chaos. I came upon this by accident and it would've been nice if this was more clearly communicated. The recommended spring replacement as per their website is: Save a gun. Replace the recoil spring. Limited 9mm (Minor PF): Replace every 15k rounds* Limited 40SW (Major PF): Replace every 10k rounds* Open 9mm/38SC (Major PF): Replace every 8k rounds* *OR if they loose more than .5lb of pressure, (your spring that used to be 8lb is now 7.5lb), whichever comes first!
  14. Cbrussell, there's a Pilla dealer in Glenburnie. I would suggest taking a drive over to see what lens work for you. I ordered my glasses directly from Pilla using the recommendation above. Unfortunately, I have no nose bridge so the regular Panther X-7 didn't fit me well so I made the trek up to visit their corporate office. I tried on the Panther X-7 Post and this fit me much better. I also tried the Outlaw which actually fits very well as well. I also got to try a bunch of different lens and I swapped out the 48 RHC with a PC lens instead. In bright sunlight, the 18 CED is my favorite now although I did use the PC lens for a while. I have only tried the 80 HC at home but don't really shoot indoors so I have not really used it.
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