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  1. 10lbs hammer spring seems VERY light. I want to say 15-17 is the norm for those running light springs. I’d be pretty worried about getting constant light strikes at that weight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. I loaded a few different types of coated for an accushadow. I was at 1.08-1.09 and they were good to go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. If your other load is ultra reliable then I don’t see why you would want to change it. My guns have seemed to prefer long loaded ammo. I assume this is due to the original design dimensions of the 1911 being built around the .45acp and it’s longer overall length. So getting closer to that OAL will help avoid some feeding issues associated with trying to force a shorter length load to work in that system. My gun really likes rounds around 1.19-1.2”. When I run factory ammo I can almost feel the rounds chunking into the feed ramp and chamber. They usually run OK... I can probably get thru a mag without problem but FTFeed malfunctions are common- and the gun just doesn’t feel smooth. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Easy place to start is to go with some coated lead, accurate and cheap. Go to SNS casting or blue bullets and order a case of 124gr rn. Check the 9mm reloading threads for load data and give it hell. Some people like to load 135s, 147s or even some 160s. I’m a 2 division GM and about 93% in production, that being said for a frame of reference on experience, I’ve shot a boat load of various weights and to be honest there’s very little difference, esp if you’re just getting started. I started out shooting heavier weights and ultimately migrated to 124gr because I got more bullets per case- but even there the per bullet cost is pretty much the same. Don’t over think it. There’s a TON of stuff that will impact your score more than minuscule differences in 9 minor loads. Your recoil spring weight being appropriate will probably be more important than what bullet weight you choose. If you’re set on trying a bunch of different bullet weights I am pretty sure most of the coated bullet companies offer sample packs with various options included. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. To get ultimate low you could go slide mounted. Go with the new trijicon optic that looks to have a big window with the same low body as the RMR. Can’t get lower than irons.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Totally agree Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Got some rounds thru it. Very few, but enough to get a feel for the gun. The stock trigger is no where near a tuned CZ... not surprising. It’s not too bad tho. I don’t have a gauge but I’d guess it in the 8-9lbs DA /4 SA range? Compared to a stock CZ that’s very solid. Thru a random turn of fate I also got my hands on one that’s been tricked out with the LTT trigger job- and an 11lbs hammer spring. Now that one is pretty impressive. While still not quite as smooth as the tuned CZ, it’s a great trigger and damn close. I really only think the difference would be noticeable when doing the “holy s#!t this trigger is light/smooth/good” slow dryfire routine. Much like the difference between the 8.5 and 11.5 hammer spring I used to run in my CZ accushadow. Sure the 8.5 made for an unbelievably light DA, but there was zero benefit on the timer and added risk of light strikes. I’ve only shot a handful of rounds thru the light LTT, but I purposefully included various types of factory ammo, even with the light hammer spring it did not have any light strikes. I’ll keep an eye on that and as soon as one pops up I’ll bump the hammer spring up a pound. I’ve got a 12lbs Wilson available that notes on the packaging it will reliably set off any domestically produced primers... I doubt I’ll be shooting any Russian stuff so that sounds good to me l, also LTT claims the 13lbs spring will run 100% of primers. So worst case I bump it up a couple and end up in the 6-7lbs DA range. I guess one thing of note between the beretta and CZ: when the CZ DA gets down in the 6lbs range the SA drops down around 2lbs and the short reset on the SA is great.. I like that. It seems the beretta doesn’t get much below 3lbs if at all and the reset isn’t as short. I’d have to guess due to the FPB? I’m not a gunsmith so I’m just guessing. Either way the trigger trophy goes to the CZ, but not my too much. I’m definitely digging the beretta and gonna give it a run for a while. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. I finally bit the bullet. I had one in the “cart” about 50x and never pulled the trigger till a couple days ago when I found them on sale. $859 shipped- thought that was a good deal since they’re 1000 from LTT website. But now I’ll have to add the trigger job in a bag. I’m a CZ guy too, and skeptical that the beretta can be worked as well as the cz, hopefully it surprise me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Good point. But I’d have to guess the post manufacture gunsmithing to get that bushing installed was the culprit for the Accushadow.. and from what I can tell the LTT is a mix of diff berettas but all work is complete when it leaves beretta (minus any internal trigger work by EL) so it would be safe in that respect. Thanks for the response! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. is the Beretta 92 Elite LTT legal for SSP division? I’ve searched around and can’t find an answer if it’s good for SSP or only ESP. I guess my question is about the extended mag release that comes on them. Any knowledge is appreciated! Thanks!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. I think they could be helpful. I have one for 1911 and use it at my house which allows me to shoot considerably more than I would without it. Even tho it’s not as good as traditional live fire practice it sure beats not shooting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. https://www.nowlinarms.com/product/pro-match-action-kit/ Nowlin pro match action kit dropped in and has excellent clean break and very good reset. Right around 3lbs. Awesome trigger. If you shoot in Indiana you’re welcome to test drive mine! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. I dropped a Cylinder and Slide ultra match kit into an STI edge. It’s listed as 3.5 lbs but is definitely closer to 2. Excellent crisp break but not great reset. I also have a drop in pro-match kit from Nowlin. The Nowlin is a hair heavier, probably close to 3, but has less overall movement and much better reset. Of the two I’d go Nowlin if I was buying again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. With a trigger that light I would not recommend touching it till you want it to go off! Haha. As far as weight goes I would LOVE to have a 1.5lbs trigger that I trusted to be reliable. I haven’t found one yet unfortunately. I’m sure they’re out there. I would agree with above that there’s no advantage to going heavier. But I don’t think there’s a real noticeable disadvantage on a stage either. I played with breaking 2 lbs last year on my limited gun and had hammer follow issues all year. This year I had a custom gun built and it’s got a 2.5-3lbs trigger in it and I’m loving it. I would be thrilled to have the same trust in it and get it tuned down to 1-1.5 but after last season that ain’t happening. Truth be told I actually made GM in Limited shooting a borrowed, stock, STI DVC (while my gun was getting worked on) and the only major match I’ve ever won high overall I was shooting the same stock DVC.... it definitely didn’t have a 1lbs trigger. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. This^^^^ I also own both and use them the same way as mentioned above. Totally agree. I love the deltapoint for my open gun. I love the RMR for my edc Glock 19. They each fill that role well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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