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  1. I’m not sure exactly what it is. I haven’t actually put calipers to it to find out exactly what if any measurements are different. Just judging by appearance, all the edges of the Brownells slide are sharp 90° edges, unlike the Glock slide that’s radiused and rounded on all the edges. ALL edges on the Brownells slide are in fact very sharp and can take skin off. It’s not that it doesn’t fit. It’s just it doesn’t fit well, or as intended. In my Bladetech holsters there is resistance sliding in and out, and you don’t get that positive “click” like you do with Glock factory pistols. I have some safariland holsters as well that use the ejection port to lock up. It will lock in those holsters, but again it’s rough sliding in and out. Sorry I don’t have a more definitive answer for you. It’s still a great slide all things considered. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Little more constructive than the meme. Thanks for your input. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Agreed. Constructive contribution to the discussion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Kewl. Thanks for your constructive input. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I agree with this as well. At the time I built it I had some of the parts and it wasn’t going to cost me that much. I probably wouldn’t do it again. I told myself I’m not buying any more polymer pistols (then I bought two more). Anyway 2011 or Czeckmate is probably the way to go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I assume this is directed at me? I did is misspeak if that’s what it’s in reference too. My load is 6.9-7.0 of Silhouette. Maybe a better response would have been “are you sure?” Or “is that a typo?” Cause it was. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Sorry. Forgot to mention I am shooting major. 124 JHP with 7.9.-8.0 grs of Silhouette. I did open the throat of the barrel with a reamer to allow a little longer COAL. I think I have a 14lb ISMI captured recoil spring in there now. Runs real good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I run a G17 open gun. Just my opinion but I think a G34 as an open gun might be a little unwieldy. I run a combination of Carver and SJC parts on a Glock factory frame with a Lonewolf slide and barrel. I use the ZEV complete trigger package. Put it together myself. I’m under no illusion that’s its. 2011, but it runs well and I enjoy. My Less expensive as well. I wanted to see if I enjoyed before dumping a bunch of cash. I’ll try to get you some pics if I have a chance tonight. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Perfect setup. Same one I have. I thought about selling the 550 when I got the 650, but decided against it. Glad I did. Love that darn 550! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. The Brownells slides have some holster compatibility issues. I have a Brownells 19 optics slide and it is a very nice slide. No function issues, but it doesn’t fit quite right in several of my Glock holsters. It works in the holsters but does not have the same smooth lock up and draw as with factory glock pistols. Just something to be aware of, especially if you plan on using it for competition. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. iflyskyhigh

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    CCI’s are the hardest primers around. Pretty much anything other than a factory striker spring is gonna have trouble setting them off. I quite buying CCI’s because of this. Even with an extended and lightened firing pin from Zev I had trouble getting reliable ignition with CCI’s and light springs. Federal and Winchester primers will light off pretty much 100% of the time with super light springs. These are my findings at least. YMMV Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Gallant Bullets is 10% off and just got email from Everglades. 5% bullets 10% off brass Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I feel like just saw a Vortex red dot on sale. Not sure what model. Maybe it was the Midway USA mailer I just got, or maybe PSA email. Check those two out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I have a MBF on my 650 now, but even before that I was lucky enough to get a MBF 9MM powder die from the inventor of the MBF to try on my 550 (I live 5 minutes from Dillon and spend way to much money and time there, the inventor of the MBF is local and got hooked up with him through Dillon). Anyway, the MBF powder dies are hands down a superior product, especially when using mixed range brass. They are a much more precise and consistent bell. Point being, if you are dead set on purchasing a MBF power die it’s a good choice. I think you will be happy with it. Obviously I haven’t used it on Hornady LNL but I have to assume it will still work great. Also, not sure if it was mentioned already, but spray you pistol cases with a super light coat of Hornady One Shot. It will eliminate 99% of your sticking issues and make your loading process SO much smoother. I know you don’t need lube on pistol cases, but the small cost and time needed to do this step will change the way you load pistol cartridges. I just put a bin full in a deep sided aluminum pan. Dust them with one shot, toss em, and load away. No real drying time needed. Doesn’t need to be cleaned off. Win win. All your sticky resizing and powder drops will be a thing of the past. I like the smell of it too (probably something wrong with me). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. You need it for the expander to work properly. I have a Dillon 550 and 650, but often use a couple of Hornady LNL powder measures for certain cartridges / powders (ie 40 SW and 10MM, along with some 300 BO combos) Adjustment is NOT intuitive but after much trial and error I have it figured out. But without that metal “stop” bar the PTX will not work as intended. I’m on the road, but when I get home I’ll take some pictures and walk you through the adjustment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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