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  1. Check your striker for similar wear/damage. It appears to me that the plunger is not clearing enough or fast enough to allow the striker past, thus the damage on the plunger. Did you also change to a different plunger spring with the kit? If that is the case, it is likely the culprit with your light strikes issue - plunger not clearing and interfering with the striker movement.
  2. Here is a posting I made quite a while ago about the 24 round 9mm mag and extension. The factory 24 round 9 mm mag and the 22 round 40 mag are the same stock length - somewhere in the low to mid 160mm range. Taylor Freelance makes a +3/4 mag extension specifically for them that will still be of legal length for open. "The +3/+4 basepad that Taylor Freelance already makes for the Glock 22 rd 40 mag to give it a 25 rd capacity also works on the 24 rd 9 mag. The stock 22 rd 40 mag is identical in length to the new 24 rd 9mm mag. The TF basepad gives me a reloadable capacity of 28 rds in the 9 mag (25 rds in the 40 mag) and fits the gauge for 171.25 just like it was intended to do for the 40 mag. The new 24 rd mag with +3/+4 basepad installed is virtually identical in length to a 17 rd 9 mag with a +12 TF basepad installed without having to worry about the transition between the basepad and mag that can cause issues. Works great for my open Glock 17."
  3. And that is only because the two local major revolver shooters that I know (one a vintage Model 25 that he bought just prior to the change (oops) and the other a 625 that I sold him years ago) are two damn cheap and hard-headed to invest in an 8-shot minor revolver!
  4. Yes, legal provided the following is met. The appendices for carry optics in USPSA rules (#22.2) states that an external plug that fits flush with the heel of the grip (extends no more that .10") is allowed. Plugs that extend more than that below the heel of the grip are not allowed. And, yes, the weight limit of 45 oz. including an empty mag and optic still applies (#18).
  5. Even better, I have RO'ed several shooters with Sliderides who turned on the dot while running to the second array. Oops! That is always such a treat to watch and listen to!
  6. I too have read all of Cormac McCarthy's books and have to say he is an acquired taste, but a good one and a great author with a deep feeling for his subject matter. As well as an acquired taste, it helps to be bilingual in English and Spanish, at least for the Border Trilogy. Of course now that it has come up, I guess it is about time to go back through for a second read. If you enjoy CM's novels, try H.L. Davis from Oregon. Davis wrote just a few novels back in the 1930's and '40's. His first novel, "Honey in the Horn", was written in 1935 and won the Pulitzer for Fiction in 1936. I also found and read a second of his books, "Winds of Morning", which was written about 10 years or so after "Honey in the Horn". I found the "feel" of his books to be much the same as Cormac McCarthy's. They can be difficult to find, but are worth it!
  7. Whitefish

    DPP Screws

    Try directly from Leupold as they are local to you. I lost a mounting screw for one of the original Deltapoints, called Leupold in Beaverton, and they sent me a couple of them.
  8. At an Area 1 match several years ago a Canadian shooter won 1st in C Limited and finished 16th overall in Limited. Places 2, 3, and 4 in C Limited finished 49, 50, and 51st overall and very tightly grouped in points in Limited. I just happened to be the guy in 4th C Limited and 51st overall. That 16th overall caught our attention and we were informed by the shooter in 2nd C and 49th overall Limited (also Canadian) that the C Limited winner was actually Master class in Canada and had shot only 4 US classifiers - two of which were Master level and two of which were tanked and in the teens, averaged out to high C class in Limited. So, he showed up at Area 1 and beat up on the rest of C class Limited. Did he game the system - yes, but what did it really get him besides beating up on shooters he should not have been in with? Thing was, he did not even bother to stick around for awards. This kind of thing happens all the time at majors and I am not sure there is a cure within the current system. That was years ago and it still rankles me a bit that I did not get a 3rd place in class award that I would have all things being equal. Guess this all boils down to the "integrity" of the other shooters which there is little control of.
  9. Arredondo extended (140mm) and Taylor Freelance 140 mm mag springs with a variety of Arredondo and Taylor Freelance basepads interchangeably. Still using the orginal TTI springs with the three TTI +5's I have, but see no reason why the Arredondos and the TF springs won't work just fine with the TTI basepads when replacement time rolls around. I believe Wolff makes them for both Arredondo and TF, just slightly different coiling design on the bottom. The Arredondos have a squared off bottom coil. The Arredondo springs are available in singles, 3-pack and 10-pack from many sources, including Shooters Connection. I usually just order TF directly from Robin, as he offers lower cost shipping than most. Give him a call if you need help on which springs. Both seem to last for a very long time and function well while doing so.
  10. Guess we just have to disagree on your points. Given a choice, I will bet very few would willing go for 10 rds.
  11. I for one shot CO from the start back when it was 10 rd. Didn't like the reloads, but did it anyway. Despite having the optic, participation was rather sparse and did not take off until USPSA went to 140mm mags and the attendant capacity increase. Match participation figures before and after do not lie.There was also that increase in allowed weight that allowed the CZ's and Tanfos to get in on the CO action, but I believe most of the increase was due to the mag capacity change. Now, CO rivals Open and Limited for number of shooters around here and is growing fast. I agree that the name shooters may be driving some of that, but we had very good production shooters around here back in the day, like Chuck Anderson, and it still dwindled in participation over the years. Right, Chuck???
  12. Not as odd as you might think. I am part of that minority as well. My nine major 2011 has a Brazos Thundercomp 2 comp/no holes and does just fine with the dot returning. I have found that the load and grip is every bit as important in where the dot goes. My Dawson 38 SC shorty has two barrel holes and with N105 and 3N38 powders makes a lot more noise and blast, plus a great light show. Yes, it is marginally flatter shooting, but you pay for it. The good part of that is that it generally keeps RO's and specttors well back from me. If the RO is close when I start, you can rest assured he isn't after that first shot!!!
  13. Thanks for the advance warning, Chuck! Come on over to the dark side, we have milk and cookies to share. Just for grins, I checked the sign-up for the upcoming USPSA match at ARPC on the 14th and found that CO is currently the division with the most competitors (17) signed up and 9 of those are unclassified. Open is currently 2nd with 16 shooters and Limited is 3rd, with 13 shooters. Those will not be the final figures, but it sure shows how the competitor pool is changing. I think that might change again if USPSA removed the 10 round limit for production as they did belatedly with CO.
  14. I stand corrected. I did not realize the HHF updates affected fixed time stages. Trust USPSA to take something simple and make it more complicated.
  15. Yes, we have all learned about your affinity for fixed time stages. The redeeming quality of fixed time classifiers is that the classifier percentage is based on your ability to maximize total points in the alloted time, not an elusive ever rising hit factor. The available total points, say 90 on an 18 rd max fixed time stage, is always going to stay the same and your classifier percentage is based on how many of those available points you get. 100% or 90 points is not going to change, unlike hit factors that always seem to go up these days.
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