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  1. Friends don't let friends use Titegroup with coated bullets. I bet if you were to capture the fired bullets somehow, you'd notice ablation of the coating and exposed lead.
  2. 7 1/2 for trap. 9 for skeet.
  3. In my experience, HP-38 is quite dirty and sooty for 9mm in the 130PF range, even with jacketed bullets. It clears up considerably when I'm loading around max (I do load these deliberately for the other non race guns). And they were clean in .40 @170PF. Except their velocities were wildly inconsistent (like almost 100FPS ES). I use N320 for both these with way better results all around. It's cheap though, and versatile (albeit maybe not ideal) in a bunch of calibers.
  4. Dillon case gauges, at least for 9mm is crazy loose. So much that it would pass fired cases out of a gen 4 Glock. Can't recommend them to anyone after seeing this.
  5. This is why you always use a credit card. If so the responsibility is on the seller, not you. No extra insurance needed etc. This includes not requiring a signature on delivery and just leaving it, yet not being there as you expect. I had this happen to a new shotgun (ie not yet FFL transferred to me) that was shipped USPS and they lost it with no extra insurance. I had nothing to lose. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk This is why you always use a credit card. If so the responsibility is on the seller, not you. No extra insurance needed etc. This includes not requiring a signature on delivery and just leaving it, yet not being there as you expect. I had this happen to a new shotgun (ie not yet FFL transferred to me) that was shipped USPS and they lost it with no extra insurance. I had nothing to lose. As for PD. A while back they redesigned their boxes to basically fit perfectly in USPS flat rate shipping boxes (and especially with two in a box). Before this the boxes the bullets came in tended to split during transit, IME. Never has since the new packaging. Smart move on their part. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  6. Don't want this to happen? Get a Redding sizing die. It sizes further down the case and has a true taper to the carbide insert, vs cheating like a Dillon which basically turns a 9mm case into a straight Wall case (but therefore also cannot size as far down). The only downside is it is less forgiving to short stroking on say like during priming on a 650 which also acts to insert the case to resize. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  7. Lee FCD Sucks for jacketed too. IME it somewhat behaves as a roll crimp die and trashes the case mouths. Which you obviously don't want for 9mm. Maybe ok for a revolver in 9mm... Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  8. You know the 1301 Tac (at least the originals) comes from the factory with a "fixed cylinder" choke right? In other words t's not threaded for choke tubes. It's sole purpose in my house is for what may go bump in the night, so that works fine for me. But just keep in mind why Beretta made them the way they did, and for what they saw would be its intended use...
  9. Actually re-reading it. I'm almost certain if the over travel screw was set too far, CZ guys in KC for warranty service, would have backed it out to where it should be. I'm guessing he's bumping the safety on recoil with the knuckle of his thumb joint of his off hand. The way he describes it sounds very similar to my initial issue with it, and I ended up chasing down many different leads before I figured it out.
  10. Try without buffer. My TSO 9mm came with it installed. It ejects as expected, 11lbs spring, 130PF loads. My .40 TSO on the other hand launches the brass, like muncie mentioned.
  11. The owner is a moron. Don't take advice from morons. He's basically trying to con you into buying ammo from him. Pretty shady if you ask me.... I suspect it's one of two problems: 1). Over travel screw is backed in too far. While this may feel better, you want avoid it and heed the warning about the sear damage. You should not be able to feel the hammer hook against the sear with the trigger pulled, when you manipulate the hammer between cocked and uncocked. 2) you are bumping the safety slightly with your off hand on recoil. If you end up with a dead trigger. Check the safety is down all the way. It doesn't take much leeway of the safety's position for it to engage.
  12. They are being shipped. Based on prior experience at least in the past 18 months, they come in batches based on model AND caliber. The demand (both calibers of TSO, and also CM) just far exceeds how much they are producing overseas.
  13. To whoever suggested Redding competition seating die: Be careful with that. he mentioned he's loading major. Those seating dies aren't meant to load compressed charges, including the pistol seat dies. Doing so can void the warranty. They even include a slip of brightly colored paper in the die box, warning the buyer about that.
  14. I had the CM barrels reamed before I even received it. I used PD 9mm JHP a lot previously for minor. They can load out a bit longer than a small frame CZ I own, vs the spare TS barrel I have, but seemed like a good idea to get them to load a bit longer. Something you may also want to consider.
  15. 1.130" OAL 180gr PD JHP 4.7gr N320 About 170PF Out of a CZ TSO.
  16. It'll probably be a little bit cleaner, too...
  17. Do you mean Shadow 2 by chance? I'm a lefty. Keeping it right handed was a PITA imo because it had a tendency to pinch my middle finger on mag insertion. It hurt doing slowly, and even more doing it fast. It's also wide enough that it contacted my index finger, and was a distraction. I've always swapped mine though and eventually figured out how to remove the screw without tearing apart the trigger and swapped my S2 as well.
  18. Trying to swap the mag release on my Shadow 2. However the screw holding it in (which was a BEAR to get started) impacts the trigger bar and I can't get enough clearance to actually remove it. I've tried it with hammer all the way down. Is there some secret, super easy way to remove it without have to tear it apart to remove trigger bar and trigger?
  19. Not in my experience. If i load 9mm rounds in my .40 mags it doesn't take much for them to just pop out of the feed lips. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  20. Granted I sorted by headstamp to minimize variables during my testing. But 124gr JHP PD and N320 landed me 6fps over 6 shots on Chrono out of a CZ[emoji7] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  21. Anyone have a recent edition of quickload and data to double check some numbers in a PM? Getting inconsistent results plugging the numbers in. Using N320, 124gr Precision Delta (which seem to be very close to XTP in dimensions) and a 9mm CZ 5.25"-ish barrel. Chrono says 133 PF. However the Quickload result says I'm way over pressure, nearly over +P pressure, compressed charge, and bullet moving pretty hot. Me eyeballing it, definitely doesn't seem compressed, if I recall 100fps lower on average according to Chrono. And I can tell I'm not quite getting that full pressure seal as the mouth is a bit sooty. I've run n320 hotter and seen cases come out cleaner (i.e. 40 major). Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  22. Also helps to have some really consistent bullets [emoji16] This: Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  23. Btw CZC got new stock in both the black and silver in case anyone is still holding out (as of about a week ago). I got my six a couple of days ago... Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  24. Freedom Munitions also came out with brass plated, steel case ammo. https://www.freedommunitions.com/9mm-luger-115-gr-rn-steel-new.html. Between the stepped cases and this nonsense, I refuse to buy from Xtreme[emoji19] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  25. They weren't the only ones to get some recently. Maybe a boat finally made it from Europe [emoji16] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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