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russ71

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    Russ Hassinger

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  1. russ71

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

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  2. russ71

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    I have 8 MBX's for my 9, I was just trying to keep the cost down a bit on the 40. Especially since it was a bit of an impulse buy. I really dislike the purple insert setup on the factory style mags with the Dawson extensions, as disassembly and cleaning is necessary any time a mag hits the ground several places I shoot (moon dust) and I find them to be a PITA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. russ71

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    Mostly because I was hoping to have mags that would work in an STI pattern gun if/when I decide to upgrade down the road. But also to attempt to save ~$30 each by build mags from STI tubes and TTI bases/guts.
  4. russ71

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    I will look at mine tonight after work and let you know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. russ71

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    The P18 Para mags are identical to oem if that helps any. My local gun shop was able to order them from a supplier, Ellett Bros. I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. russ71

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    I tried some STI pattern MBX mags in my Pro Match .40 last weekend and they weren't even close to fitting. [emoji853] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. russ71

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    What does it take to make STI mags run in these guns? .40 specifically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. russ71

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    Last time I was on the Dawson website they had some. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. russ71

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    For the 9mm I'm guessing? My LGS ordered them from one of his suppliers back in the spring. It took a while for them to be in stock anywhere. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. russ71

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    I recently added a .40 Pro Match to my current RIA stable. I've had a single stack .45 for a couple years and use it when I shoot heavy metal class in 3 gun. It had some teething pains when it was new, but has been very good since then. About a year ago, I added a Tac Ultra HC in 9mm and immediately sent it to Hayes Custom Guns for the full treatment. I've been shooting it since February in 3 gun and using it for limited minor in USPSA, including Area 1 and the Iron Sight Nationals this year. The gun has been practically flawless using MBX mags and the factory mag that Hayes modified/tuned with a Dawson extension and Arredondo insert. I bought 2 Mec-Gar mags and did my best to duplicate what Hayes did and now I can't tell the 3 apart and all run perfectly. I usually use those 3 if they are going to get dropped in something nasty, or if I stoop to shooting a local IDPA match, as they will still lock the slide when empty. I bought the .40 about a month ago off the classified section here. It was advertised as having upgraded internals and a trigger job, and came with 5 factory/Mec-Gar mags with Dawson extensions and Arredondo springs and followers, but not the purple inserts. I learned the hard way on the 9mm mags that without the inserts, you have a salt shaker if you load past the original capacity, so I ordered 5 more inserts immediately. I shot my first semi-major match with the .40 this weekend at the Dixie Cup match in St. George, Utah. The gun ran absolutely perfect and for some reason that I can't figure out, I shoot it better than the 9. Anyway, I'm definitely an RIA fan at this point, and if I can provide any input to the group on the guns and/or mags I'm using, I'd be happy to help.
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