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  1. I have never changed a liner, but would the brass one go in and out more easily?
  2. Thank you. That was very helpful. My background was rifle with scope at 100 yards, typically with only dominant eye open. Since I took up USPSA with pistol and now PCC I have tried to sue both eyes open, but often find myself reverting to dominant eye only. It is hard to develop new habits.
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    Red dot for G17

    It’s an acquired taste!
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    Red dot for G17

    Or Or you can take a totally different approach, like my night match and home defense Gen 3 G17. This is an old photo. It now also sports a matching rely ALG Defense magwell.
  5. This new LCI trend (Sig P320 X Five Legion and now Zev) appears to be an attempt to meet a requirement of certain restrictive states without adding moving parts
  6. That’s all part of the post that I copied and saved. No promises, just the information from a fellow shooter.
  7. Elsewhere in a huge Ruger PCC thread on RugerForum I read that extraction can be compromised when the takedown adjust is a little too loose. Read the whole thread and copy pasted out of it a few tidbits, of which this was one: Failure to Eject: You probably have already done this, but make sure the barrel nut is snugged down tight. Keep two screws that attach bolt to stock torqued to 65 inch pounds. Volquartsen making new extractor.
  8. Got a Streamlight flashlight with a tape switch that mounts on a 3” segment of M-LOK rail. Installed the light on the right side (3 o’clock) and put the tape switch on the top (12 o’clock) so I could activate it with my left thumb while holding the carbine. Went to the range to zero my MRO and got it just about dialed in when the section of rail with the tape switch rail came loose. Removed it and the flashlight, then shot again and was way off from the almost zero. Checked that the MRO was not loose. Went to put the section of the rail back in place and realized the M-LOK screws hit and slightly depressed the barrel. The barrel is not centered in the handguard. The rail segment is from Bravo Company. It appears the design of the PC9 doesn’t allow actual use of the top set of M-LOK slots.
  9. Do you think there is friction between the rod and the bushing that slows down the slide? Could the springs be binding on the thick rod?
  10. Thanks for the detailed and thoughtful response. It appeared from your examples that the work to move the trigger bar, depress the firing pin safety was pretty similar between the triggers, so that anything that reduced pull in your examples simply decreased the slope of the wall, making it less wall-like, and therefore, perhaps more mushy, the more the total pull was reduced. Have you looked at the impact of changing the firing pin plunger spring weight? Those springs are pretty inexpensive....
  11. Thanks for doing all that work to quantify differences between triggers. You mentioned that your rig might be pulling on the trigger a little higher than your actual finger does. Certainly that would shorten the lever arm and require a little more force. I presume that means if these combinations were measured using a pull or pressure point further down the trigger, the forces might be lower. Any idea how much lower? You also mentioned that pulling higher might exaggerate the differences between various trigger and spring combinations. Would it be possible to redo some of this work on the parts you already have, but with the pull point lower on the triggers? Would that be more “real world”?
  12. How much longer? Would a G19 threaded barrel with the thread protector left on do the trick?
  13. Sooner or later as your eyes age* your arms will not be long enough to see the front sight in focus. Then you will recognize the benefits of a red dot sight and competing in the carry optics division. The sooner you accept the inevitable and progressive aging process, the sooner you will begin to work on the new muscle memory required to work with a red dot sight instead of irons. There is an argument for this transition even before aging makes its influence known. After all, the military chose some time ago to equip the troops with ACOGs, essentially none of whom “needed them” because of aging eyes. That was no small investment. Nearly all my guns have red dots now. The one that doesn’t has Trijicon HDs which work as standard glowing dots at night, but in the daytime a black rear and bright orange dot front. That still works in a pinch for this 69 year old. I have no experience with fiber optic sights indoors and defer to others with that expertise. *this is called presbyopia and refers to the gradual reduction in your natural lenses ability to zoom from far to near vision and explains while most with age need reading glasses or bifocals then trifocals. Some shooters use “shooting glasses” where one eye is corrected to focus on the front sight and the other to focus on the target. The red dot sight allows both eyes to focus at distance.
  14. Is there a way to ask the USPSA this question to get an official answer? We are all just guessing in our interpretations of the rules.
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