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  1. longbeard

    PCC 9MM top end

    If you wanted to use a 9MM upper with a .223 lower you would need to get a mag block that would convert the lower, and use either Colt or Glock mags. Something like https://getstern.com/products/mag-ad9 However, you're mag release will be funky, and you can pretty much buy a dedicated PCC lower for the same cost. There are likely less expensive mag blocks available, but I believe the word on that one it's top-notch. As far as built uppers.. PSA comes to mind. In fact, for a lower-end gun you can get a fully built PSA dirt cheap on most holidays when they run their sales. Guys who take PCC more seriously will generally end up building lighter guns with nicer bolts, etc.. I'd say quite a few of us started with a PSA. Got hooked, and upgraded.
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    New Barrel Shopping

    http://www.makereadyproshop.com/jp-9mm-supermatch-ss-barrel/ Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    New Barrel Shopping

    To conclude this thread... I went with a JP. Found a good deal on one, plus I wanted a stainless barrel. Hoping it plays nice with my QC lower. I suspect it will.
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    New Barrel Shopping

    Anyone have experience with QC10 barrels? I run their lower, and love it, I imagine the barrels would be great, and also made to fit the lower specifically. As I think through ramped barrels I have to admit I've never had a feeding issue, and I have shot a LOT of rounds through my gear.
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    New Barrel Shopping

    Nope, but they called me back and told me to email sales. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  6. longbeard

    PCC technique

    Action shooting fundamentals are the same here as everyone said. I will tell you the bane of PCC shooting is ports and leans. The hold over is formidable, and its easy to shoot through walls on a tight lean or through a port. Spend some time experimenting.
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    New Barrel Shopping

    For what it's worth, my current KVP barrel has been great and takes 147 RN past 1.150. I would order one again without hesitation, but it's not available in 14.5 Trying to find a 14.5 barrel is tough. I have an email in to SI about their ramped barrel, but I'm not sure I want to modify my BCG to fit it. Kind of looking like JP or QC10 for a standard barrel. Anyone running a full 16" with a comp?
  8. longbeard

    How heavy, is too heavy?

    Just ran a prop stage at the Indiana Section Match where u had to carry a five pound bag for every shot fired. The best bet was to hold the prop in the strong hand coupled with the grip Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    New Barrel Shopping

    I'm assuming all of the ramped barrels on the market are the same manufacturer. Rainier sells them as does Taccom and SI. Anyone know who the maker is? Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    New Barrel Shopping

    Glock
  11. longbeard

    Too much Comp?

    I wouldn't base any purchases or make any decisions based on shooting strong hand only. Next time you take it to the range, BURY it in your shoulder and try again. I suspect you'll see that pattern tighten up significantly.
  12. longbeard

    New Barrel Shopping

    For fun of course. I have two PCC rigs. One is the KVP with a 10" CF tube. The other is a Taccom ULW. I no longer want the ULW. I won a 50% off coupon for a Coda Evolution rail over the weekend and I am building a heavier upper out of it and selling the ULW. Not saying I want a heavy barrel. I'm just not as concerned about every ounce as I was a year ago.
  13. longbeard

    New Barrel Shopping

    Looking to build a new upper. I currently use the KVP light profile barrel which I like, but I'm interested in what else is out there at that price point. < $150 I'm also looking to build a heavier upper so I'm not as concerned about the weight, but I don't want an M4 profile. Let me know what you're using and any places besides joebobs, taccom, and primaryarms you like to shop (I like all of those, but I've already looked there)!
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    Dedicated PCC load

    I've switched over to Sport Pistol from Titegroup. It's softer and much cleaner. Takes about .2 - .3 more to achieve similar pf as Titegroup. 2.5/147 blue bullet. Right at 130pf. I bought the aftermarket Dillon powder bar with the micrometer. Well worth it. Very consistent drops. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    Ar9 bolt weight removal

    It's all feel. Obviously a lighter bolt and buffer means less reciprocating mass. The con is that too light and you can create a dangerous situation. The AR9 has no locking mechanism to keep the bolt closed during ignition. It needs weight and spring tension. I'm at 17oz. Combined buffer/bcg weight. No issues. Nice and soft. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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