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  1. Glocks have always been ok to me. I have a gen3 34 that doesn’t get used much. However, when I picked up a gen5 34 fs I started to like it.  The front serrations are nice but I like the closed up magwell on the fs. The trigger does feel a lot better on the 5 and I can shoot mine pretty accurate.  I am very happy with it so far.  Grip is better than the previous gens also.  If your going to get another 34 I would not consider anything other than the gen5 without the magwell cut out so get the one with the fs. 


    Also ive not had an issue with the coating being slick.  I’m a lefty and drop my mag and slide with my trigger finger. Saturday during a cold match my frozen finger wouldn’t bend up to drop the slide so I had to reach over and rack it while on the clock. No issues with cold hands on the coating for me. Yes I keep forgetting to use the ambi slide release. 

  2. 16 hours ago, 45 Raven said:

    If the  stage description called for three shots to the body and two shots to the head and three were in the body and the other two were in the not in the head box, then the target should be scored "Down 10".  (That's assuming all three shots in the body were in the "0" box of the body).


    Your score keeper is mistaken and if he continues to use this approach to scoring, will discourage shooters from participating in the sport.

    ? this

  3. 1 hour ago, djb25 said:

    That’s just poor stage design.


    Did the description instruct you to take steps to p4? Or did it say to move? Because it sounds like you did move to p4, you twisted your waist and adjusted your aim. 


    Something else to think about - there’s only supposed to be one fault line per point of cover. I realize this is two points of cover, but I’m pretty sure that rule exists to avoid this type of situation.  

    The procedure said move to P4.  

  4. Morning Gentlemen,


    I shot a match this past Saturday and one of the stages had two fault lines P3 & P4 at the end of a hallway. When you were standing at P3 you were completely behind P4 and if you were standing at P3 against the wall you could see the targets for P4.  So my plan for the stage was to run up to the wall for P3 shoot the P3 targets then twist my waist to the left without taking a step and shoot the targets at P4.  After I finished the SO thought it was a procedural because I didn’t take a step into P4 before shooting.  My argument was that I was behind P4 so it shouldn’t matter if I took a step or not. Now the stage procedure did say something like “move to P3 shoot T5 & T6 move to P4 shoot T7 & T8.  Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of the procedure.  So the question is do you have to move?


  5. 1 hour ago, JohnnyD said:

    I've seen some pictures online of people with the P120 on the scale and coming in at 42oz or less with magazine inserted.  Am I missing something?


    I am thinking of moving to CZ platform and was going to get a Shadow 2 for USPSA and 3gun and then maybe a clone to dabble in IDPA with.  P120 has caught my eye with a few minor upgrades.  I was thinking with some lightweight grips, flush mags and maybe a polymer guide rod I would have no problems making weight.


    I don't want to buy one and not be able to use it and there is no one locally that stocks them that I know of.

    I was told the p120 was too heavy.   I’m curious again. However I gave up on cz platform for now just because there is no perfect cz that fits all the games.  

  6. 2 minutes ago, SteelCityShooter said:

    My GP-100 has the same sticky extraction issues and, as you noted, the extractor rod isn't quite long enough to clear even .38 special cases completely.  I'm also a lefty and I slap the extractor rod with the palm of my left hand during reloads. 


    Fortunately I don't compete with this gun so reloading speed isn't a major issue for me.

    Well SteelCityShooter you should start shooting competition. Your in the same area as me and lefties shoot revolver is pretty rare.  Mason Dixon Rifle Club morgantown WV is having their last idpa match November 3rd. You should stop out. 

  7. 2 minutes ago, perttime said:


    Is there a way to get more than that one finger into it? I struggle to figure out a lefty reload. My righty one has me slapping the GP100 extractor rod with my weak hand palm: the hard part in the knuckles area.

    I don’t really think I can with the exception of punching it with my strong hand but then my reload is a little slower.  


    To do the reload I hit the cylinder release with my left index finger knuckle. And grab the cylinder with the right thumb and middle finger.  Then push the plunger with my right index finger. If the cases would fall consistently it’s fast since my strong hand is pulling ammo from my belt when the cases are falling.  

  8. 4 minutes ago, GOF said:

    Shortened cases are not legal in IDPA: it is specifically listed in the Rules. You are stuck with .38 SPL in your GP-100.

    You might try a cleaner burning powder. Or, I also carry a spiral wound .38 caliber tornado brush, and a .40 caliber soft bristle brush. Every couple of stages I brush out the chambers.


    Short Colt, or Long Colt (I prefer those) are great for Steel Challenge/ICORE/USPSA.... but not legal in IDPA.


    Ha I do carry brushes and it for sure helps. It is a pain if your SOing or at ranges that don’t have a lot of safe tables. 


    Being a lefty my reload is pretty fast if the cases come out.  However, I am pressing the rod with my right index finger so It doesn’t really get the smack needed to ensure they all fly out.  

  9. So I’ve been shooting the  GP100 in idpa all year and every match I will have a few 38 special cases that don’t eject.  Since the star doesn’t come out the length of a 38 Special case I have to pull them the rest of the way out.    Also I have already polished the chambers and don’t want to talk about techniques.  I am a lefty and am already revolver challenged.  


    What I am curious about does anyone make an extended rod that will push out the length of a 38 special?   The smith 66 and 686 eject longer and they don’t have the issue I have.  


    Any help would be appreciated.  


  10. 2 minutes ago, jhgtyre said:

    I would vote not to have any national matches there for starters.  Obviously the option you mentioned is a good one as well.  18 stages before it gets dark is bad enough but having to start at such a late hour makes it impossible.  Shooters shouldn't have to shoot in the dark at an event like this.

    I agree the 9am start makes thing difficult.  I am curious how Friday and Saturday went since they had morning and afternoon squads both days.  I believe they finished before dark but I’m not sure.  We did have a random downpour on Thursday that ruined a lot of targets and caused some delays.    Other than running the match over 4 days instead of 3 with smaller squads I’m not sure what they could have done.  


    As for drama, the only thing that seemed a little ridiculous was that after one shooter finished all 18 stages he was DQ for his Glock 34 with a magwell not fitting in the box.  A wooden box.  He said he has shot the gun in multiple sanctioned matches including one I was at the week before and it never had an issue fitting in the plastic box idpa sells.  For some reason they were using a wooden box ??‍♂️   



  11. I shot my first nationals this year.  It was a good experience with the exception I shot the entire match (18 stages) on Thursday. Well we still had 2 stages left when the sun was completely down.  They pulled cars into the bays with highbeams on and all the shooter held flashlights on the targets so that we could finish the match.  The match director said Alabama has a range law where you can’t shoot before 9am so other than not offering a day where you shoot all 18 stages I’m not sure what they could have done.  


  12. 11 minutes ago, Ken6PPC said:

    No, the spacer is in the rear of the Tripp mags, but the magazine has a large clearance cut in the front of the magazine.  




    Wilson in middle, Dawson on right...  

    Looking at the side of the trips mag are the lips shorter than on the wilson?  

  13. 8 hours ago, Ken6PPC said:


    I also prefer either Dawson or Wilson mags for my Springfield RO


    I bought several Tripp Cobra mags upon recommendation from a shooting friend.  While my Tripp mags DO feed great, the top round pops out while ejecting a partially full magazine.  Sometimes the top round sticks out forward of the magazine just enough to prevent the magazine from dropping free.  This is a problem when you have a forced mag change on the clock during the course of fire (i.e. steel matches), or at ULSC.  If you shoot to slide lock, no problem...  


    I assume the Tripp mags have the spacer in the front?   Mecgar 9mm 1911 mags will  pop a round out when ejecting the mag with ammo still in it.  


    My metalform mags wouldn’t load hollow points in my rock island 1911. However in my Sig tacops the metal form mags run flawless with any ammo

  14. 1 hour ago, SFEDave said:


    Wilson has them listed as officer/compact length mags.  I’m not sure if they will fit the box, might need some slight modification. Good to know about the full length mags possibly damaging the ejector. 

    I may have to try a few of these.  The base doesn’t look overly large so it may fit.  Also I kinda like the idea starting with a 9 round mag and not having a Barney mag.  

  15. Are the ETM mags still officer frame mags?    I’ll call myself out and say I did not know that you can damage a officer frame ejector by using full size mags.    I made the mistake of running this gun in a USPSA match where I used full size mags.  I did a reload and slammed my fresh mag in the gun knocking the pressed in ejector up into the slide locking the gun up.  

  16. Grips, magwell, mag basepads, ambi safety, wolf leaf spring, and lots of trigger/internal polishing.  It runs good however the chamber is really tight so you definitely have to check your reloads.  My sig and rock island 9mm 1911s will eat anything, this gun needs them sized perfect.  

  17. 8 minutes ago, wgj3 said:

    I know its an old thread...


    From factory, SA EMP LW Champ wo2nt fit CCP box; thanks Bill W.

    - Wonder if it might be possible to fab a shorter sight set, use mags without "slam" pad, and squeeze it into the box.


    On other hand, snagged a SA RO Compact 9mm off a prize table and wondering how much wiggle room there is to make it better.

    - adjustable rear sight

    - better front sight

    - magwell

    - longer mag release

    - better grips

    - clean up trigger


    What say y'all?

    I’m pretty happy with mine after a lot of work.  Trigger was pretty terrible but it’s pretty nice now.  An adjustable rear sight would be nice. 


  18. On 3/16/2017 at 12:20 PM, twowheels said:

    Steel framed railed compact with thin safeties is thin enough with thin grips and it is under 38 oz with a mag. 

    Sorry to bring up an old thread but twowheels were you able to get an ambi safety P-01 to fit in the CCP box?

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