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  1. 1) Determine where the screw hits the bottom of the dovetail and put a shallow divot there. I'd also modify the screw to fit in that divot. 2) The dovetail may enlarge over time (at least two of mine have). I put a small shim with a hole for the aforementioned divot under the dovetail on mine. Then blue locktite. YMMV
  2. Just started to load 38 Super Comp on my 650. I found the same shell plate and pins (#5 and #3) I use for 9mm work fine for Super Comp. 800 rounds so far with no problems. YMMV.
  3. I bought a used Kimber Stainless Target 9mm 3 or 4 years ago. It came with 5 Chip McCormick 10-round magazines. I've put about 2500 rounds through that combination. Never had a Magazine issue. YMMV.
  4. dons

    Front Sight Academy

    I went to a 4 day pistol course in 2002. FS spent more time trying to sell us memberships than teaching. Content was aimed more at self defense than competition. We were told to bring 1000 rounds, I came home with about 400. No food available for lunch, and only pit toilets were available. The course was free, but I spent over $1000 for travel, factory ammo, and lodging. I would not recommend them based on my experience. YMMV Maybe they've changed since then.
  5. No, I haven't, so don't speak from experience. But if poppers you're shooting take a little extra, then they need to be reclaibrated.
  6. In my main 2011 I'm running 7 pound recoil spring and 19 pound mainspring. Went to 19 pounds when I was having some light strike issues. Solved the issues but never went back to the 17 pound mainspring. My old backup uses 7 pound recoil spring and 17 pound mainspring. Can't tell any difference between the two when shooting.
  7. Since all falling steel in USPSA is supposed to be calibrated for minor, I would assume you wouldn't have a problem with minor ammo.
  8. I want to again thank everyone who contributed their thoughts and experience to this post. I fixed the problem by switching to 38 SuperComp brass. I had to replace the extractor because the old one was an Aftec, and reduce the powder charge (Starline SC cases with the same load was 5 power factor higher) but after almost 700 rounds, no isues. Sold the good brass I had to someone here with a WTB ad, the rest goes to the recycler today. 1000 more SC brass is on the way from Starline. All the responses I received were positive and courteous, what a great bunch here on BE!
  9. I understand your problem. My extended firing pins are long enough that when the hammer is down, the primer cannot flow back into the hole because the firing pin is right at the end of the hole. Can't remember the brand of firing pin, though.
  10. Do you have an extended firing pin? That helped me many moons ago when PF was 175.
  11. On the one I tried the dot was so weak in outdoor conditions it was useless(even with a new battery) and there was so much slop in the elevation adjustment it was less than useless. YMMV
  12. How did you fix the problem for the 9mm? Grams springs and followers? Change in OAL of the ammo? Or just switched to 38SC?
  13. According to the Dillon rep at the Hi-Cap Nationals, the 650 can't be retrofitted to the 750 priming system, so I woulg guess you can't convert the 750 to 650 priming system.
  14. Exactly. Many variables that can cause accuracy to suck at 25 yards.
  15. I have an open gun with accurails, and my backup open gun does not, but was fitted in a more traditional manner. I don't see any difference in accuracy or reliability. I wouldn't recommend accurails simply because they fall out when the pistol is field stripped for cleaning. Minor inconvience, I know. And if you need them replaced, there's only one guy that does it, where any good pistolsmith can retighten slide to frame fit. I think accurails are a solution to a nonexistent problem for our game. Bullseye may be a different story.
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