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  1. You're better off with an NRA static weight set. It's more accurate and you can add as much weight as you want.
  2. That's definitely part of it. Just saw an interview today with someone from Hornady. Basically, he said: Their ammo production is up 30% over last year, when a typical year is +5-10 percent. So that's huge. Inventory turnover for them this year was 18x, compared to 6x for a typical year. If you know anything about manufacturing, that's also huge number. They're experiencing supply chain issues with materials, including components and packaging, that are beyond their control, as well as rising prices for those materials. For higher margin stuff, they're absorbing som
  3. Well, this might have something to do with rising costs. Manufacturing Rebound Has Suppliers Struggling to Keep Up Manufacturing Rebound Has Suppliers Struggling to Keep Up Bob Tita | Photographs by Nolis Anderson for The Wall Street Journal
  4. 1. If the opportunity made sense they'd do it, don't you think? What would be their reason not to? Just to screw us over? Seems companies are making a decision that it's not cost effective or profitable in the long run to increase capacity to meet a spike in demand and then have that additional unused capacity when things return to normal, which they will. That's a perfectly reasonable business decision. 2. Prices go up for a lot of reasons. Some or all of an increase may be profit. That's their choice and they get to live with the benefits and consequences. But some or al
  5. I'm not exactly sure. But the statement that "they may choose to meet new demand or not as they please" isn't accurate. They're already at max capacity and can't meet demand. And there's no way for them to increase capacity in a reasonable time frame. So what are you suggesting they do? They can't just go to the store and buy more equipment, or hire more people when there aren't more machines to run. And adding more machines takes a lot of time, space, and capital. Yes, they're free to choose whether to add more capacity and increase supply in the long run. But that's not going to help
  6. Primers will be available when ammo demand subsides. Until then, we're SOL. And prices will be up in general for a variety of reasons. Winchester already announced across-the-board increases on ammo and components and you can expect the others will follow. As for the gunbroker auctions, big surprise there. Lots of people are lazy and/or just plain dumb. As of last week, I found a guy selling Federal primers at $760/10k. Not exactly cheap, but pretty reasonable considering the circumstances. There's still stuff out there for not so crazy prices, just takes a little time, effo
  7. How much a machine is run doesn't have anything to do with how much it costs. Assuming constant demand, It's really determined by the mean time between failure. Things like repairs, routine maintenance, etc. that take the machine out of service. As for automated machines, they don't exist. It's not like the ammo companies can call 1-800-reloadingsupplies and order some up. The stuff is all custom made, which takes a lot of time and capital. Chances are, if they wanted to add significant additional capacity at this point, by the time that stuff is ready to go things will be back to "norma
  8. I was surprised by that too. Was also surprised that the production number is as high as it is. Seems like for most local matches out of 80 or so entries, production is typically down to single digits.
  9. I have an RHT holster and my G17/5 has wear marks after only a couple trips to the range.
  10. From what I've been told, nDLC can't be re-applied, so a "factory re-finish" isn't an option. The slide undergoes two heating cycles in the process to apply the coating. Exposing it to two more cycles could cause brittleness in the slide, something which is understandably unacceptable. As I hear, they won't even refinish cosmetic blems at the factory. They just get culled in the Quality Assurance process.
  11. Here's the current breakdown for the 2021 IL Sectional. Division Limited 50 Limited 10 0 Open 34 Production 35 Revolver 0 Single Stack 20 Carry Optics 42 Pcc 10
  12. As Schultz alluded to, it's cosmetic and not going to make a difference in terms of the protection offered by the treatment they're using. But as far as the cosmetics go, the holster isn't the problem. It's the durability of the top coat, for lack of a better term. And there's really not much you can do about that other than refinish it with something more durable.
  13. Yeah, pretty funny they market their Gen. 5 guns as having DLC finish. My SV with DLC is 5+ years old and 70k rounds through it, and doesn't have a mark on it. My three month old Glock 17/5 has wear marks just from normal handling. So, not sure what the finish is, but it's definitely not DLC. On the plus side, people pay a lot of money for worn Cerakote finishes to mimic that look. So, it may not be to your liking, but I'm sure it'll be popular with the tacticool crowd.
  14. As zzt states, you'll get better trigger feel with a heavier spring. And with proper hammer and sear work, you can easily get below 2 lb pull weight with a 19 lb spring (or heavier) and it will be 100% reliable with any brand primer.
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