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  1. Dave you may get better traffic on this topic on the Revo Nation FB page. If these divisions bring back revo master, I’m in. M. Poggie L4887
  2. MWP

    What if?

    Yeah that sounds about right. It’s really about how much they get used. If you have 10 clips and shoot 20k a year vs having 100 clips and only shooting 5k a year I think a set of clips can get worn quickly. Still fine for start moons, steel matches or practice though.
  3. MWP

    What if?

    They’ll wear eventually. Only from the inside wearing out and becoming loose after loading and unloading so much. You can’t really hurt hearthco or TK unless they get stepped on, dropping only hurts the cheaper moons.
  4. There’s no advantage to .900 over going all the way to short colt, other than there’s more case to send in and out of the gun. Get short colt brass, put a 38special die in the sizing station, a 9mm die everywhere else and send it.
  5. Sights would be my first concern. Having a fiber and adjustable rear doesn’t mean they’re any good. I’d get one to try if the price was right. Be a fun winter project.
  6. Try it out and let us know. I think there are many revolvers on the market that would be competitive in idpa’s speed loader division. Lack of aftermarket support is really the only thing that makes smiths stand out when talking about a game and gear as simple as idpa.
  7. Well that’s good to hear. I was told to get on the forums and ask other owners to help me out. Hey when it runs, it runs like a champ. I honestly couldn’t imagine going backwards to a 1050 at this point, but it sure is a headache when it doesn’t want to cooperate. I still think the choice to step up to a mk7 from a 1050 is the volume a person is loading/shooting and how that time vs money works out for each person.
  8. I’m not sure what the cost difference is. If you plan to never auto drive it, go 1050. I’d love to say mk7’s customer service is a joke, but it would have to exist to be a joke. In my experience, a mk7 owner is 100% on their own after they get their money. I load 1k on the 1050 in 45 minutes with primers prepped. I’m not much quicker on the mk7 honestly, maybe 5-10 minutes on a good day. It has more stoppages than the 1050. I don’t have to pull the handle though. And unless you buy a pretty good pile of sensors, the mk7 isn’t even close to turn on and walk away- I’m a new glock top end and 2 929 cylinders into my mk7 as well....
  9. Easy answer? 1050. Hard answer- I loaded on a Hornady AP for years and still do for everything but 9mm. My process for 9 was- decap and size at the same time with super die in a single stage. Then handprime. Then the 5 station press would go 9mm sizing, Hornady flare, powder, seat, crimp. That process makes a very easy justification for a larger press. But I did make it 4 seasons like that.
  10. 38 super die solved all my brass sticking problems. Federal brass isn’t the thickest at the case mouth so you need the 9mm die to get some neck tension back. Win brass will do fine with just the super die. Yes mark 7. I use the flare die in the same spot I prime, and did the same when I was on a 1050. Only thing different now is I have decapping and sizing separated, and I would set and seat at the same time on a 1050 with gsi tool head.
  11. In order: Lee decap. Lee 38 super sizing. Lee 9mm sizing. Hornady flare. Powder. Powder check. Mr Bulletfeeder bullet drop. Lee 9mm seating. Lee factory crimp. That’s for .355, .356, .357 and .358 plated and .358 coated.
  12. This pitting is from leakage around the primer like was called out above. This can happen from loads too light to seal the primer, or loads too hot to hold it. Primer/brass relationship have plenty to do with this too. I bought a gun that only had 10-15k on it, but they were all light loads with a slow powder. The erosion was much worse than this example. As always, if you want it done once, right and anytime soon- never send it back to the factory.
  13. MWP

    What if?

    I’ll trade you one for a 929...
  14. Does TSA day you can have empties in your carry on? Can’t say I’ve read the rules lately about carry ons. TSA does say 50lbs ammo checked, although very few airlines do. I think ammo is best separate and unlocked from any other gun things. It’s not uncommon for TSA to want to look at ammo (which they can do) and I don’t want them having access to any of my guns or other gear (which they cannot do.)
  15. 9mm S&B boxes, tucked into an unlocked pelican box. Haven’t had an issue domestic or international.
  16. MWP

    What if?

    There’s only 1 choice if you’re looking for 1 gun to go all the way. 929
  17. Brian and I have been talking about shooting a few locals with it. Might dig the old girl out soon and give her a go again.
  18. No, not really. I made GM with it and the rules changed 2 weeks later. I carried it to 2014 and 2015 nationals along with major and minor ammo, but I never saw enough to convince me 6major was the way to go. I’ve shot it a lot in IDPA though. I’ve shot it quite a bit in practice to compare hit factors major and minor, it’s always an interesting outcome too.
  19. Thanks boys. Hell of a fight like always. Matt we didn’t get to officially meet, but I’m happy to shoot major with you sometime, it would be an honor.
  20. Couple updates to that list, order changed a little bit.
  21. Try sizing with a super die and then 9mm die...
  22. Try all one head stamp. And try sizing with a super die then 9mm.
  23. I believe that classifier came out of 20-02 that we shop at nationals. Is 9.4 the clean time on that for 100% run?
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