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  1. Actually not true, I have shot a few matches where the staff does the resetting in NC and SC. I don't think the entry fee was over $150 and surprisingly it goes very well. I don't mind resetting but it is nice when you don't have to, it allows you to take your time getting your mags cleaned and reloaded for the next stage, and there is some time to BS with the folks on your squad. I do understand this is going to vary depending on location due to the number of people available to work the match.
  2. I don't shoot PCC very often but I think it would suck to put a 30 round limit on it. It is a wide open division that allows you to choose what gear you want, why screw it up. If you think running 30 rounders make you competent then do it no one will stop you. As far as the new mag pouch I would not buy it, with some dry fire practice it does not take long to get pretty fast reloads using regular mag pouches.
  3. We need a Like button!! Seriously I agree, SVI guns are nice but there are a lot of builders out there that are building nice guns.
  4. I just learned something, I have a TR sear jig and did not know EGW made a long nose sear. That is one of the reasons I have not used the Jig it seemed every sear I tried was short! I prefer EGW sears, I usually will go with a Koenig hammer. I prefer the EE disconnector. This combination has allowed me to get some great feeling triggers. I know CS, EGW, and EE all offer complete Kits and many use them as drop in parts but I would caution that they still may need to be fit to a specific gun.
  5. I have used the Classic PT grips, the EVO, and the Cheely E2 all in aggressive texture. Personally I find the best fit for my hands to be the EVO. The Cheely grip is nice and comes with the magwell and mag release, but it is a little smaller and I don't feel like I grip it as well as the EVO. Fitting will vary based on your frame, I have had to spend quite a bit of time fitting all of them I have installed.
  6. Thanks, but I am all in on 9mm. I don't worry about soft shooting as long as it is flat and accurate I am happy.
  7. Never tried 40 in an open gun so I can't say for sure, but would not doubt it is possible.
  8. After shooting quite a few open guns I have not found one yet that consider flat and soft. I can make them shoot flat or soft but not both. There are a lot of threads on this topic already and it is usually the same points made each time. Basically if you want to hunt for brass and pick it up the 38 is fine, I chose to shoot it and leave it. I go to matches to have fun, when I am not shooting I am usually helping run the timer or scoring so I don't want to agonize over losing my brass. As far as reliability, I have found that to be on the shooter most times when I see an issue. If you shoot 9 major you need to be a detail oriented in your loading practices, and gauge your ammo. I would also agree with talking to Pat, I just got my build from him last week and am loving it.
  9. I had to switch to my backup gun for the first time ever at IPSC nationals this year. I was shooting the first stage fired one shot and gun broke, it would have sucked to have driven 12 hours and spent the money and not been able to finish the match. I was traveling with friends so its not like I could just go home.
  10. To answer you question yes. With a $4000 budget you can buy a pretty nice open gun. I bought my first one right here on the classifieds for 3700 with 3 mags. It was a Limcat that was in excellent condition. Open is not an inexpensive game any way you look at it, but you don't have to buy a brand new custom gun to play either. If instant gratification is what you seek you will either buy a gun that is sub par, or spend more than your budget to get a nice new gun. If you are patient and keep your eyes open good deals come up pretty frequently. As far as platforms go I shoot 2011s but I do know some guys who use CZs and Tanfos, they both work as well. I think you have more options with the 2011s and in the U.S. you will find more support and parts availability for them.
  11. It sounds like they are both using the buffer set for the shorter length with the blue internal spring, and of course the amount of short stroke will depend on trigger reset. I need to get to the range and experiment with this.
  12. I have two PCCs both have the MBX system in them. Both guns are built on PSA lowers, Uppers are just mil-spec. Triggers are Hiperfire 24c and both have Faxon bolts. The older of the 2 guns has a 16" JP barrel and the newer of the 2 has the MBX light weight barrel. I currently have both buffers set up in the longer configuration using the yellow MBX spring and the red internal spring. Both are setup so that when you pull the charging handle the buffers makes first contact just past the point of the trigger resetting. Both guns runs reliably with pretty much every load I have run in them and both guns have about 3k through them. My current load is 135gr. Blue Bullet and about 142PF. My question is have you experimented with the different internal buffer springs and the buffer length and if so what where your conclusions. I am looking to make the guns a little flatter, not really worried with softer.
  13. 3.2 and a 180 is the same minor load I use. It's crazy how soft it is.
  14. It's not really just internet BS. Many of us have used clays, it is probably the softest shooting powder I have used for 40 and 45. I hardly shoot IDPA anymore so I am not loading much 40 minor ammo which is where this powder is great. I decided to try it for 9mm mainly for my PCC ammo, I worked up a load I was at 3.0gr under a 135gr coated bullet, it worked great, so I loaded 1000 rounds back in March. I shot a 500rd carbine match with no issues at all. I put the gun away and didn't touch it again until July, when I took my wife to the range to shoot. Luckily I shot first, I had 3 case head seperations and the last one blew the mag out of the gun. This was the same ammo and gun used in March. The only thing I could think of to account for the difference in performance was ambient temperature was much higher. I really like Clays but it does have some limitations and I do not think anyone would be wise not to use with a little more caution than some of the more forgiving powders.
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