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  1. I think you’d find them considerably wider than the ones on your edge. Those are pretty narrow. However I’d guess you could find even larger ones from some of the other companies mentioned by the other post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Check shooters connection.. a quick search and you’ll find several wide single side safety options. Ed brown, Wilson, EGW options available among others. I went with a single side safety on my custom build and I don’t regret it. I frequently had issues with my right hand getting in the way of the right side safety, going to single side fixed that entirely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. I’ve got a manny dot on my limited gun. I also prefer a big ol fiber dot so I run my fiber thru all 3 holes and out the front. I like it that way, enough so this is my 2nd gun with the same sight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. I looked at both and wanted to spend less $ so I went with ammobot. I’m very happy with it. Altho I do get a little jealous when I see people running their mark7 and doing other stuff while it cranks out ammo. When my press runs I have to stand there with the stop switch in hand. Others go a lot faster but I set mine on about 1800 and it runs very reliably. At that pace I don’t really spend a lot of time loading throughout the year. I tend to just keep the press set up and then pop in and crank out 500 or so at a time. Usually takes less than 30 mins and i never get too worn out by the process
  5. Yea there’s a lot to be considered if loading commercially. For personal you will be able to load much more than you’ll shoot on the 1050 before it is worn out. And if you decide to automate it you’ll be in heaven! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. I loaded for a several years on a 650. Got to the point where I was loading and shooting 15k+ per year. At that rate I was spending a bunch of time reloading, which is not something i particularly cared for. Finally I upgraded to the 1050. And then not long after added an ammobot. I could not be happier. At high volumes like that you will never regret upgrading. If you LPD various calibers at much lower volume then you will probably prefer the 650/750 for ease (and cheaper cost) of caliber swap. Even before I went the automated route I was very impressed with the 1050s ability to hammer out am
  7. I can’t speak to the mark7 as i don’t own them. I know several people to do and some love them, I’ve also heard complaints. What I do know about is the ammobot / 1050 setup. I got my 1050 and loaded a couple thousand on it manually then upgraded with the AB. It does everything I wanted. When loading I do have to stand there with the stop switch in hand in case of the occasional hiccup. But mostly it runs smooth at about 1800-2000 rpm. At a cost that was dramatically cheaper than mark7 options I am ok with this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. 2nd that. It’s the autocomp / coated combo. I’ve loaded about 15k 9mm major with a mix of JHP and coated. The JHP are low smoke the coated are like a locomotive. Mine have been SNS 125s, but exactly as you describe Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. I loaded on 650 for several years. As my round count went up I finally made the jump to 1050 and then got an ammobot. Holy crap. I couldn’t be happier. It absolutely cranks out ammo and my time spent in the loading room has dramatically dropped. Best investment I’ve made. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. I just added a 510c to my open gun. It previously had a DPP. I don’t notice the weight change. I’m sure it’s heavier than the DPP but I’m not picking it up and feeling like it’s all the sudden heavier in a bad way. As said above, once you remove the mount and protective hood you drop a lot of the weight from the 510 out of the box. I haven’t put any range time in with it yet, but I’m thinking I’m gonna be a big fan of this change. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Depending on your grip low rackers on the left side (if you’re right handed) can interfere with gripping the gun, and potentially your strong hand thumb when the gun cycles. I have a STI dvc and my racker is swapable, so i put it on the right side to avoid ripping my thumbnail off. I would prefer it to be on the left side, but the one that came with the gun sits too low and I haven’t paid to change it out with something that’s angled higher. That’s why you see some rackers designed with a bend backwards and up. To move it back away from the support hand and up away from the strong hand thum
  12. I’ve got this kit in an STI Edge. It’s excellent. I’ve also got a Nowlin Arms kit in a custom build and it’s very solid as well. Nowlin has zero pre travel and a good break. It’s heavier than the Cylinder and Slide kit, but very good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. AmeriGlo GL-436 Hackathorn Sight Set for Glock 42/43, Green/Orange https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XP546FW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YpLBDb2GFHZQ3 Ameriglo makes excellent sights that are very affordable. I have these on several glocks. Blacked out rear and tritium dot with bright orange on the front post. And only $56 shipped. Tough to beat. Otherwise if you’re not looking for tritium and want fiber front check out frank proctors sight set. Same black rear with a fiber front sight. Those are solid as well. https://frankproctorperformancegear.com/frank-proctor-y-notch-glock-42-43-48-fiber-optic-s
  14. Yea mostly limited. Shot some production with the LTT.. it’s not quite as good of a production gun as the shadow 2 or Stock 2, in my eyes.. but it’s a great gun and one that I’ve carried a little as well- which is something I would never do with the cz or stock2 (due to bulk). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. I’d say depends on what you’re gonna do with it. If it’s for competition go for the 92x and added weight benefits. If it’s for carry go for the LTT. I have an LTT and it’s a great gun. But if it was only gonna be a USPSA gun I’d rather have gone with the 92x. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  16. Good looking gun. For thinner grips check out Lok or VZ. Langdon tactical has some thin (VZ) grips with good texture on their website for $69. The thin grips definitely make a difference, I much prefer them to the factory width. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  17. I have used them a pretty good amount. They’re my favorite magazine for single stack. I went with the mags with the anti friction coating and had great luck. When I saw the price tag on them I was also skeptical but they proved to be 100% solid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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 e
  22. 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
  23. Totally agree Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  24. 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
  25. 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
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