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  1. The interference occurs at the head of the rod where it presses against the take down lever. Here is the problem: There is a small nipple on the face of the take down lever where it meets the guide rod. The factory rod head has a hole in the center and this nipple fits inside when mated up. Any available 1/4" guide rod head has no hole so that when installed the rod head slides downward pushing the nipple up and not allowing the lever to remain closed. The fix: Drill a 1/8" hole about 1/16" deep in the center of the rod head and all is well. This works on my non-captured ZR tactical 1/4" rod and my captured 1/4" rod from SS Guide rods. As always modify at your own risk.
  2. No. The Wilson spring requires a 1/4" OD rod. This combination will work in the Polymer Q5 Match but not the Q5 SF.
  3. What is the Newton rating on the standard Q5 SF recoil spring? I'm thinking 50n.
  4. The .283 OD captured ss guide rod is standard in the SF. An uncaptured guide rod as you describe will not allow the take down lever to fully rotate. This is a difference in the two models.
  5. Do you have this in a Q5 Match or a Q5 SF? I have a similar rod from ZR Tactical. With any flatwire spring it will not allow the take down lever on the SF to fully close.
  6. The OD of the Q5 SF guide rod is .283. The ID of a Wilson flat wire spring is .260 made to fit on a .250 OD rod. So still looking for a combo that will allow installation of a 13/15 lb spring.
  7. Thanks for the info. On another subject. A Blade Tech CZ Shadow holster will fit the Q5 SF. Just remove the tension screws and replace them with longer screws and longer hose spacers. No heating required and feels like it was made for the gun.
  8. Can you please elaborate on your spring and recoil rod combination? On my SF, I have tried the uncaptured ss rod from ZR Tac and a Wilson 5" 13 lb flatwire and the take down lever will not close. This combo is discussed as working in the polymer Q5 . I can confirm it will not work in the Q5 SF. Suggestions anyone?
  9. Good Grief ! Maybe they could add standing on strong side leg only. You know. Just to add a little more challenge.
  10. Stage 3 String 1: What is the definition of offhand in IDPA? Being old school I think it means standing, not kneeling, not prone, unsupported by the barricade, shooting off of the hands. I don't think it necessarily means weak hand as in the video. I'm not really an IDPA rules guy so I could be wrong.
  11. Troy's response is not an official ruling and one is not required pursuant to the question in review. This is a clarification to those that may not understand that on any given stage there is only one backstop. The "180" is defined in 10.5.2 as 90 degrees from the median intercept of "the" backstop. Note that this rule does not include "berm or berms". The rule book does differentiate between backstop and berm. An example is 10.4.1. which states "A shot which travels over a backstop or berm etc." Definitions of each can be found in the rule book. Hope this is helpful.
  12. Nope. Similar but different. For example, the bottom of the hammer that resets the sear/disconnecter is a greater radius than the 10/22 hammer and will not fit.
  13. I have been shooting/testing the Ruger for almost a month. (1800rds) It has not malfunctioned in any way, This includes different brand ammo including hollow point and WW White box. My 147 Bayous are 1.14 loa and 105 Bayous are 1.04 loa. It is lightly modified with a Glock 2 port comp, added lead in the butt for balance, and a mild trigger job (polishing). I normally shoot an AR platform with 16" JP barrel, Taccom comp, Hyperfire 24c, JP bolt and Blitz hydraulic buffer. With the comp installed the dot movement is virtually identical in both guns, Small movement to the 2 o'clock and back. Without the comp, dot movement is a small right hand circle. In either configuration the dot stays in the "A" zone at 25 yds. My reloads shot to shot with the Ruger are .3 to .6 slower due to the location of the mag release. Transitions are the same but splits are .02 to .04 slower. This is due to the trigger. The trigger has very little pre travel or creep but suffers from excessive over travel. This results in a long reset and could be corrected with a trigger stop. I believe this is the reason for the higher split times. Initially the trigger pull was 4.5 lbs. After only polishing the internals, the pull is now at 4 lbs. At the present time no trigger/hammer parts are available from OEM or aftermarket so I am hesitant to get too aggressive with the stones. The trigger, sear, disconnecter and hammer are similar to the 10/22 so when parts become available (Volquartsen?) the trigger pull should get in the 2.5 to 3.5 area. Overall I am very pleased with this gun.
  14. When you can't write your name in the snow without moving your feet.
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