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    Finally read the FAQs
  • Birthday 09/05/1959

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    Lexington, KY
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    USPSA, IDPA, 3-Gun, Golf
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    Joe Cerzosie

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  1. I can't say for sure with 9mm but Precision Delta 40 match ammo runs 169 PF out of my Atlas Titan and 170 out of my Sig 1911 Max. It would be my assumption their 9mm would be similar as they load for competition use. I have used Freedom's ProMatch some in the past as well. It ran a little hotter but still under 175. I just don't trust Freedom/Xtreme much lately. I ordered 5000 200gr 40's and received mixed boxes of 180's and 200's. Cost me at a major last year. I got bumped down to minor because the bullets were 180's but loaded for 200's. Never thought to weigh the bullets before but I do now! Found 3 of the last 6 boxes were marked 200gr but were 180's. Trust but verify!
  2. So Sean_ht 's original question is weather he needed to shoot hand loaded ammo to make GM. Personally the ammo has a very small impact on the ability to manipulate the gun to make GM. The discussion has gone towards the cost. If he wants to shoot lower power factor loads in 9mm or 40 but does not want to invest the time and money into reloading, I think the best option is a reputable manufacturer of competition specific ammo (regardless of cost). Precision Delta, NCShooters, Outdoor Dynamics...etc. all offer both practice and match ammo that would keep the PF around 130 for 9mm and 170 for 40 (depending on the gun) and do it for about the same cost of Federal or some other standard factory ammo. Plus the PF on regular factory ammo is going to be more in the 135-145 for 9mm and 175-185 for 40 range depending on the company and product. I personally shoot my on hand loads for practice and local matches but shoot Precision Delta for major matches. PD has never failed me in a match. I can't say that much for my hand loads! lol
  3. There are also a lot of excellent companies offering factory loaded/reloaded ammo for competition use. Lower power factor than regular factory ammo and very accurate and reliable. Precision Delta, NCShooters and Outdoor Dynamics are good examples. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. I agree with [mention=48449]rowdyb[/mention], if you are just trying to have fun and get better then shoot what you have. If you change your mind later and want to be more competitive then you can change your equipment. With two small ones, your time may be limited anyway. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I have 2 Sig Max 1911’s, one in 40 and one in 45. I bought the 45 to shoot IDPA CDP and the 40 to shoot USPSA SS. Like mentioned above, 40 is cheaper and I already load it for LTD. Not sure I would download to minor for SS. If I wanted to shoot minor, I’d get a 9mm. Now I will say the Sig in 40 is a little more finicky. 45 just runs. Could be mag issues but I have only had issues with the 40. Good guns for the money but they are Series 80’s. That may upset some people. You can replace the 80 parts with a spacer for USPSA but you can’t disengage safeties in IDPA. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. I shot Area 5 with Precision Delta remanufactured Match ammo. Great stuff! 169 PF out of my Atlas Titan. They have a Black Friday sale going on this weekend. 15% off Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Dawson Lo-Pro is my go to Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. There is a 9mm Titan in the classifieds Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Problem solved! But it makes you a gamer! And really pisses of the IDPA crowd. Ha! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Exactly, short wait times at Atlas and Phoenix Trinity (PT). But much longer wait times at other custom builders. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I agree with your assessment of the quality. I have less than 5k rounds through my Titan and have had the small front grip screw and bushing fall out and an extractor break. Performance is always subjective. The gun does everything it was advertised to do. My experience with the service has been nothing short of outstanding. I have shot a Nemesis and it is a nice gun. But there are a lot of excellent guns in that price range. What Atlas is offering is faster delivery than most custom shops. Seems like PT is trying to do the same with the Hancho. If you are willing to wait, there may be better choices than either Atlas or PT. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Baloney it what regard? Gun or service? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. I have a AccuShadow and that would be a no. I also have a Shadow 2 and I can’t tell the difference in accuracy off a bag with the same ammo and I have done the comparison. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. I love my Atlas Titan and the Honcho looks very interesting but if you not in any huge hurry, Dan Wesson has a new gun coming for 2020, the DWX. 1911 style trigger and safeties but built like a CZ Shadow 2. MSRP is less than $2,000. It uses CZ P09 mags so they will be reasonably priced. You will be able to buy 2 DWX’s for what one Atlas or PT gun will cost. Looks very interesting! Just a thought. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. What stick said, looks like un-burned powder. What kind of powder are you using? Have you chrono’d the ammo? Are the casings very dirty after you fire them? Could be a crimp issue. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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