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  1. Is there any lefties out there that have a good holster for the M&p2.0?  My 14 year old niece has started shooting a little and needs a good holster.   Bladetech said they don’t make one left handed for the 2.0, they did put me on the list if they ever do.  I have an old forbis M&p holster that the 2.0 fits in however it’s not the best.   Does anyone know of a good left hand idpa approved holster?   

  2. I believe the 45 is still being produced with the square slide.    I was nervous ordering my 9mm due to the sig website saying the 9mm and 45 has the same weight. 41.9oz I believe.  I figured the sig website had the weight wrong and I would get this gun and it would be to heavy for idpa. Luckily the guy I ordered it from (Ellis County Firearms) was nice enough to weigh it. Sig said they weigh the same because the slides are cut differently. 

  3. 5 minutes ago, zzt said:

    I've had a Sig Tacops in 45 for about 8 years.  The only thing I've had to do to it was recut the hammer hooks after 40,000 rounds and change recoil springs.  The hammer is acting up again (MIM), so I'll just replace it.  I put a True Radius on the sear nose the last time, so it will be a drop in.


    The only problem with the Tacops or the Max is they use a non-standard shape for the slide.  That requires you use a Sig holster, or one of the custom ones designed for that slide configuration.  The slide is wider and won't work with holsters for standard 1911s.

    The 9mm tacops has the tradition slide shape not the square sig slide.  So you can use any 1911 rail gun holster. 

  4. On 2/23/2018 at 8:50 AM, BASE772 said:

    My Springfield RO 9mm has been flawless for 4000+ rounds. (I’m running Dawson Precision mags.)

     Done some minor polishing on the fire control parts and inside the frame. Put in a Dawson extended firing pin, 17# ISMI main spring, and a STI trigger and get a consistent 2 3/4# pull.  I usually run Brazos tuned trigger groups so I’m curious how long this stock trigger group will last. 


    My trigger is at 4lb with all stock parts.  I pry should try a lighter mainspring. 

  5. 7 minutes ago, Ken6PPC said:




    I also find it interesting that your Springfield(s) with trigger issues have grown from one to two since your first post...   Let's just say that my experience with Springfield has been much better than yours.  


    Have you contacted Springfield customer service?  They have an excellent reputation for correcting any problem(s).  

    Ha with the exception of my brother sometimes people sell guns.  I was pretty young and relatively new to guns when I bought my Springfield 45 and no I didn’t contact them. I wanted to learn myself. 


    I had contacted them about the RO and they would have taken it in no issue however it was the middle of the season and I didn’t send it.  I did some polishing and went with it. 

  6. 5 minutes ago, StuckinMS said:

    Been running a Sig max for couple years.  Did trigger work myself, but the Koenig ignition is very nice for a factory gun.  Best 1911 we have owned so far. 

    How heavy is your trigger pull with the Koenig?   I assume your max is also a series 80?

  7. On 1/2/2017 at 6:27 PM, mont1120 said:

    Left handed shooters such as myself figured out same side safety's are the way to go. It is much easier to hit the mag release with your middle finger and still control the pistol with the index finger.

    I wouldn't want it the other way at all. The length to access the mag release is if you are using your thumb to activate seems to me to be a much easier way to get a DQ from having the trigger finger still in the trigger guard when reloading. Give it a try, I really think you will find it very advantageous.


    I semi agree with mont1120.  I’m a lefty and stick with the left side release even on ambi release guns.  The beauty of it being a lefty for me is I never change my grip. I hit the release with my trigger finger and drop the slide with my trigger finger.  I have small hands so I was using my thumb I would be adjusting my grip a lot. 

  8. 5 minutes ago, djb25 said:

    Like the title says - anyone running a Sig 1911 chambered in 9mm?


    I have a Shadow that pretty much runs flawlessly, but I thought maybe I’d change things up and run something a little different. However, it seems like every 1911 chambered in 9mm has some sort of reliability issue. 


    Are the sigs any better, or more of the same?

    I just started running a sig 1911 tacops in 9mm. For the price it seemed hard to beat. I have a Springfield range officer and a rock island tactical II also in 9mm. So far the sig seems to be the nicest then the rock and lastly the range officer.  No issues with the sig yet.  Range officer has had the most reliability issues and by far has the heaviest grittiest trigger.    I have 4 different brands of mags that all work in the sig and all locking the slide back on the last round.  

  9. I used a bench grinder till I got the size correct then I polished with sandpaper on a stainless one.  However, I am a lefty and ended up breaking the right side safety during a match. The U on the right safety that links the safeties together snapped when placing the safety back on safe.  I was told I possibly weakened it getting it to hot on the grinder. 

  10. 3 minutes ago, k80clay said:

    It would seem that IDPA has just the right weight selected to keep a lot of otherwise good guns out. Another 2-3oz would open the door to many other guns that would then be legal. 

    Agreed. My cdp 1911 is 44oz and my witness match is 45oz.    Not sure what a shadow 2 weights but it would great if they made it legal

  11. Out of the box my brothers sp-01 shadow had a better trigger, nicer sights, more comfortable safeties,  and some front grip texturing.   I kinda think the sp-01 shadow is worth the money but now you have me thinking about the decocker.  

  12. However, I guess the trigger pull may be shorter on the decocker tactical but it has a firepin block that may hurt the pull a little compared to a shadow that doesn’t have a block

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