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    Nate Osborne

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  1. I loaded on a Lee pro1000 for a few years before deciding to upgrade to a Dillon. I went with the 650 because it seemed to load a decent volume, and was something I could afford. I have since loaded tens of thousands of 9mm on it, and have been very happy with it. I don't regret the purchase, but the allure of the 1050 with the inline swaging and single pass 223 brass prep is sounding more and more appealing, especially since I have started shooting more 300 blackout and could use more converted brass. I'm pretty set on getting a new pretty within the year, but I'm trying to decide between looking for a deal on a used 1050, or waiting for the new 1100 to start shipping.
  2. This is the truest statement I have read on any gun forum in a long time. It never ends!
  3. I don't really feel confident in the ejector, and the fact that removing the mag then racking the charging handle usually leaves a round in the chamber isn't very great. That being said I really like the idea of the ENDO conversion in conjunction with a CMMG Guard upper. The ejector is in the bolt, and from what I have read it's usually reliable right out of the gate with no modifications required. I have an SBR lower that I would really like to add a guard upper to, and from what I have read the delayed blowback really reduced wear and tear on the trigger and hammer mechanism.
  4. I shot limited minor for about a year or so until I got a red dot for my 9mm gun and started shooting carry optics. I agree with many of the comments here. Yes minor is a disadvantage in limited, and yes a 2011 is really a better way to shoot limited. That being said, dedicated practice is going to do more for skill building, than almost any equipment purchase. Out of curiosity, I went back and looked at the last 5-6 matches that I shot limited minor with, and I was very consistently shooting right around 75% of the overall match winner. Yes I know you compare yourself within your division, but that just gave me a look at how I was consistently placing relative to the match overall. That was a big improvement from only about a year ago when I was down below 60%. Gear didn't change, my practice schedule did. If you already own a Glock 17 and want to shoot limited, go for it! Especially if the cost difference of 9 an 40 makes a difference in how much you are able to practice, 9mm is just fine. If you don't already own a 17, and maybe you reload and the price difference is small, then go with the 22/35/24 option that you like best.
  5. Thanks much, I might have to take you up on that, depending on how my tinkering skills are that particular day!
  6. Interesting. Nice to know that I'm not the only one wanting the colt mags/guard upper, and that the other people are pretty clever in figuring out solutions that I can use.
  7. Putting a welder in my hands would be the easiest and fastest way to destroy a perfectly functional magazine haha.
  8. The perfect (but most likely never to happen) is to get QC10 to mill the hole for the mag catch a bit lower and sell it as a guard-specific lower. It would be such a niche market (maybe a few hundred sales max?) that it makes no business sense. I can still dream though..
  9. I might buy a couple uzi mags and give it a try when the upper shows up. If nothing else I like to tinker with stuff and it would be interesting to try.
  10. I don't really plan on it, it just seems that with the ability for the mag to move around within the boundaries of the larger hole in the mag (relative to the now smaller mag catch) that it could lead to problems. But mag catches are cheap and that seems like the quick fix, at least initially. If there aren't any problems I'd just run it that way.
  11. I have the QC10 colt lower and am looking at the guard upper. I really appreciate the pictures and descriptions of the mods you did to make the gun function. I wonder if buying uzi mags might be easier than modifying the colt mags. Could you just cut a brand new hole for the mag catch at the appropriate height in the uzi mag? That would eliminate the need to weld up the colt mag after cutting the hole larger. Looking forward to trying this out for myself.
  12. nate89

    P226 Cycle Speed

    I've been shooting a 226 as a lim minor gun, and just changed over to carry optics with the same gun. I don't know of anything mechanically on the gun that should be hurting split times. After the first DA shot, the reset on a 226 is short and the trigger is actually very good. Adding the SRT kit if you don't have it is nice, but not necessary. If you can get faster splits without the accuracy, I agree with the post above that the problem is not anything mechanical with the gun. If you are unfamiliar with the sig (ie. if you have been shooting a stock 2 or a glock for a long time), it might be more of a timing issue, and more trigger time with the sig will most likely solve that problem.
  13. I agree with the #350-$400 price range is decent for both the buying and selling parties, assuming it is complete. I have seen prices from 250-500, but that really depended on what it came with (more expensive meant a variety of conversion kits, other dies, accessories, etc.) I have a 650, and I have really thought about keeping an eye out for a really good price on a SDB. I load 45 colt for my Dad, and enjoy shooting 38 special on occasion besides the bulk loading of 9mm that I do. When I got looking at the conversion kits for several calibers on the 650, and considering that the other calibers are a pretty low volume compared to 9mm, getting the SDB looks like a pretty good option.
  14. If you are looking for colt mag extensions, I highly recommend the TF. I have two of them and I did nothing but remove the factory retaining place and basepad, and attach the TF, and both have run 100%.
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