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  1. This is 100% true. Also, when I built my first carbon guns my main goal was to take a lot of strain off a shoulder injury I was nursing: too many hard dry fire draws will do that to you. I have built and sold probably close to 30 guns with carbon barrels on them now. People use them from 90pf up to 150pf regularly. I actually just broke 90 seconds for the first time in a match with my open carbon gun. “They say” lighter guns move faster. Scientifically that’s correct. But according to the timer, in this sport, with the current level of scores we are seeing today, it’s not enough to make a difference. Now if you want a super cool gun that you don’t see every day? You’re starting to speak my language...
  2. It’s pretty flat, even with 130pf it’s less flip than you would think. The gun weighs about the same as the scandium 8 shots.
  3. I make them. Well, I have other people make them. Carbon guy is somewhat, uh, busy for a while. So they’re kind of getting to be in short supply.
  4. We did the math a few years ago when this was a relevant question, and it included selling your 625. That was the argument back then, instantly a 1200$+ 625 set up went to 6-800$. Belts, holsters and grips should work fine from one gun to the other. So all a person needs is a minor gun setup to run. Price difference, with moons, after selling the 625 was 4-600. Reloading cost difference is 20-40$, but even at 20$ a worst case is 20-30k rounds to break even. Which any competitive shooter should shoot over 2-3 seasons. Even a low volume shooter will make that up. I’ve had a 929 since they came out, one of the first, so that’s 6 years this spring. I’d have had to shot 5k rounds a year, or 400ish rounds a month to make up for the cost. I agree it sucks having to sell gear and buy new just to stay relevant, but revolver needed something like this. Smith didn’t even make a gun people wanted to use. No one was shooting a 4” 625 at the top, and that’s the only gun they made. The last 3 years nationals had been won with a factory 929.
  5. There a quite a few carbon barrels out running around now. The barrel is .800 and it’s turned down to .555 (leaving .100 wall all the way around) inside to remove as light weight as possible. The final barrels weigh 4-6oz depending on length- roughly 10-11 oz lighter than a factory 929 barrel. Both of my personal carbon 929s, one isr and one osr, weight 37oz dressed. There are a lot of people using the carbon guns in icore and USPSA, it’s just a preference if a person prefers a heavy or light gun.
  6. Minor pays for itself quickly. The argument of having to buy everything and it’s cost never held any weight once numbers actually started to be put to it.
  7. He placed 10th, and he’s one of only 2 people to ever win that match with a major gun. That should say a lot.
  8. He got lucky on that stage. I heard that guy isn’t very good with a revolver.
  9. MWP

    Short stroking?

    I have TK and Apex. I’ve never broken one either. And I’ve got a round or two down range.
  10. Naw. It doesn’t change much. And too many problems swapping ammo like that.
  11. I’ve been under 2 seconds with both a limited gun and open gun. Only had one extra round fired this time, on strong hand. It’s doable, but it’s tough.
  12. MWP

    Short stroking?

    Not sure how a 929 is harder on firing pins than any other gun out there. What pins are you using?
  13. All you’ll do is hold it up usually. Timing from the rear is too difficult to actually be useful.
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