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  1. I believe that hey are 6-48 with a fillister head.. They are tough to find too. Brownells has them, but with shipping it's a bit pricey. You can also try McMaster-Carr. Edit: That's for mounting a Slide Ride. (good call 36873687)
  2. I went through this not too long ago, however my situation was just the opposite; I have pretty big hands. I was fortunate enough to have been able to handle the three grips I was looking at: PT EVO, Cheely E2 and the LimCat. I found out of all of them the LimCat felt the smallest in my hand. I eventually wen the way of the E2 as it felt the best in my hand. Currently I have Limited-10 steel grip on order for my backup Open build. I'll be posting a review once I get it. Here is a link to the discussion on the grip comparison:
  3. I started using Hoppes in the 80's and still use it today. if it ain't broke don't fix it.
  4. I'm a fan of them. I went with DAA large adjustable one (I have pretty big hands and my thumb is the size of a sausage link. Plus the ability to tune the angle to my comfort is a big plus) It helps me index the gun with a constant grip as well keep from riding the slide with my thumb. When shooting a major PF (I'm shooting 9 major) with all elements taken into consideration; load, comp, spring etc. my gun returns to zero all the time. Before the thumb rest it would vary because I could never get a constant placement with my thumb.
  5. You would use a standard 5" threaded bull barrel. I believe overall length would be 5.4"including the threads. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  6. On the trigger bow you should see a couple of small tabs that you can bend forward... With the top-end off you'll be able to get in there too small screwdriver and push them forward. This will shorten your trigger pull and shorten your reset. I can give you a better explanation when I get home and can provide you a picture of what I am talking about. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  7. How is it with an unloaded mag? I have mags that sit too high and cause similar symptoms. Did you change the mag release? Granted the mags I have issue with are only 10 rounders, but none the less my hi caps have no issue. I'm assuming that they worked fine when it was barreled for 9mm but it seems like something changed there other than the chamber reaming. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  8. 8.4 HS6 124 Everglades concaved base FMJ 1.15 OAL Shuemann AET 1x24 twist Binary Engine comp Hitting ~175 PF .. shoots nice and flat. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  9. For the 140's I'm using STI gen 2's with TTI 7G basepads; no issues a tall. For 170's I was trying to get the STI gen 2's to work, but to no avail. I have tried different combination of followers and springs with them; TTI, Grams and even a mix of stock internals. I have since went the way of MBX and they are working flawlessly so far.
  10. Everything said is true and accurate, however take into consideration where this hobby/sport is going to take you? Sure, you'r at 5000/year .. probably mostly plinking or punching holes? Maybe a match here or there? However, as well all know, that can quickly turn into a lot more, but again it depends where you would like to go from here. Just for occasional shooting; factory makes the most sense. Thoughts of competitive shooting; I'd start to consider a press. Also if you're shooting competitively, the press isn't about saving money on ammo (albeit you will), it's about load development etc. At least for me it is. Personally I'd think long and hard about it and base a decision with taking in what the near future of your shooting looks like. Basically what I'm saying is this: if it were me and I was looking at getting into or more into competitive shooting I would consider a press and be keeping my eyes open for good deal on one. I've seen some really nice package deals in the BE classifieds especially for 9mm. If it was the right price I would grab it. like razorfish mentioned, they hold their value pretty good, so if you were to sell it you probably could get most if not all your money back. If you just want to shoot non-competitively, or occasional match, then factory is the quick and easy way. I've seen some good deals on cases of factory for almost as cheap as I reload for.
  11. You should have enough there to grab. When milling it's all about the feeds and speeds. So for the cutter and material you're using make sure you have that right. Also, there is no rush here so take small cuts!! I'm talking .001" maybe smaller (just to clarify here as well; I'm not a machinist by vocation. I'm hobby guy myself with experience) You may want to look into the dovetail cutter if you don't have it already (Brownells, EGW etc carry them) This will give you the correct angle and make life easier.
  12. So, a couple of things. I would first try to understand why your buddy can't mill it. But none the less if that's the case then so be it. Next, if you are going the hand filing method go slow! Try a test piece of stock first so you get the feel of it. It's going to be tedious but for me that's where the satisfaction is. I would also consider making a jig of sorts and have some dykem or markers on hand. Remember; it's easier to take material off than to put it back on! ? when you start to get closer to the size needed I usually would cut a little and test, cut a little and test and so on .. As far as how tight goes; you're not looking for an interference fitting, but you want it to be snug with either way you go: detent or set screw.
  13. hmmm, not sure why it would be difficult to cut the bolt. I would think you could mount the bolt in the vise with the end hanging off and run the dovetail cutter along it. (it would basically be cutting the bottom of the bolt to size.) The other option would be to file it by hand. Start with an aggressive file to get it roughly to size and then walk it in with finer files.
  14. That's the setup I have on my open gun: E2 SS grip and an X-Line trigger. Fit with very little fiddling.
  15. Is there a slot already on your slide? If not that will be tricky to do with files. If you have to have it milled, then have whoever is milling it for you also cut the racker in as well. If the slide in already milled for one then get some files. the dovetail should be either 60 or 65 degrees I believe. As far as retaining it, A detent ball should be fine or a small set screw
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