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  1. Is the sig stuff still available 

  2. I'm a huge fan of rollsizers for 9mm but they are pricey. The case pro is an excellent machine.
  3. The big advantage with open is that you have think less. Shot to shot there are mechanical advantages with the compensator, red dot, etc. but when you consider stage breakdown, reloading, having to only concentrate on a dot instead of sights, etc. open begins to break away from limited functionally.
  4. Hello,

    Would you send the two remaining tubes to California so I can rebuild my current SVI mags.  It's my understanding I cannot buy complete magazines because of the dumb mag restrictions but I can buy parts to fix my current mags.   Looks like my days of shooting Limited are coming to an end at the first of the year because of the new laws here.  I need to make sure I have at least 6 mags up and running to compete in Limited 10.  That's going to be a lot of fun with my open gun too.  It sucks here some times.



    Mike Kennedy

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  5. Folks, Once again a quick part review. The IDP Magazine Release is one of only a handful of aftermarket parts available for the P-Series pistols. As always, Mods-if this needs to be in a different forum, please move accordingly, and always ensure any firearm is unloaded prior to work. Any work you undertake you do at your own risk/liability, this is a part review, not a step by step guide. The IDP extended magazine release unpackaged, unique in that is is the only one to my knowledge that actually provides a larger surface area, neatly machining a small gap underneath to allow it to clear the decocker on the 22X series guns. Fit, finish, and manufacture of the part is excellent-no complaints to say the least, and I scrutinize every part that goes into my firearms. Pictured below, from left to right, are the IDP magazine release, the Sig extended release (found on some X5 series guns) and lastly a standard Sig magazine release. Quick observation reveals that the IDP magazine release is beveled towards the back of the gun, making it very natural. There are no abrasive areas or discomforting screws; it's a solid piece. Below, in the same order, are the IDP, Sig X5, and standard releases, showing the enlarged area of the IDP release. For trial, I installed this on my X5 tactical, realizing afterwards that I should have installed it on one of my DA/SA Sig pistols in order to verify function and clearance of the lever, but given the dimensions and fit I see no issue whatsoever. So-how do I feel about the IDP Magazine Release? It performs as intended and is nicely made, no complaints there. I don't know that this belongs on a defensive gun, since that cutout noted above is one more area that clothing or debris can get caught. For a USPSA Production gun, only the length can be extended, limiting only the Sig factory extended version as the only alternative. That leaves a very small field of applicable uses, mainly USPSA Limited or a range only gun. One minor complaint I have is that the release definitely catches on my support hand, and I have small hands-folks with larger hands or a more forward grip may have some interference. My initial reaction is I prefer the factory X5 extended release (routinely available on gun broker) over the IDP version, but I will use it over the next few weeks to see how I feel about it. Still-a well made and well thought out product. As always, questions, pictures, etc., ask away!
  6. Precisely-Per Bruce, it should never have left the factory, so was sent to correct that prior to him doing his work. Gun was sent in stock. Once all was complete, it came out very, very nicely. Trigger breaks just under 5lbs double action with his short stroke modification, which makes for a very, very fast trigger. ->You absolutely have to use federal primers and identify your seating depth for reliable performance, but I think it's worth it.
  7. I have had to work to shoot both eyes open, when I'm having a hard time with that instead of fully closing my non-dominant eye I more or less briefly squint and then open again after the engagement is complete. Two reasons IMHO that the "both eyes open" mantra has stuck is 1) situational awareness, and 2) traditional target shooting, where forcing one eye closed and keeping the other open causes a lot of additional strain and rapidly decreases accuracy.
  8. I pull the trigger when I dry fire, but I also make it a point to reinforce accuracy during practice by including some long range/small target work every time to keep me honest. Especially when I'm practicing with my revolver pulling the trigger during movement is a critical skill, and I enjoy cross training because it forces me to be faster with my bottom feeders. JM in one of his videos talked about cross training on different rifles to keep him honest, if I find it I'll post the link.
  9. How reliable is it with the CZ follower, and are you running a CZ spring as well?
  10. Fwiw it's covered in the OPSPEC DVD with Bruce Gray. The DVD is excellent, I highly recommend it.
  11. So-how did it turn out? With the stock spring, my average DA pull was 9lb 14.8oz, SA was 4lb, 1.3 oz (all measurements taken with with a Lyman digital trigger scale, average of 10 pulls). With just a 17lb wolf mainspring change, it came down to a 9lb 4.3oz DA pull and a 3lb 15.2oz SA pull. Final values after cleaning up the action and installing the Gray Guns Spring Kit are 9lb 2.2 oz for the DA pull and 3lb 7.8oz in SA, with a noticeably improved reset due to the overtravel stop. Additionally, the shot to shot variation was much lower and consistent. I assume it is due to the combination of new springs and minor finishing/polishing. Was it worth it? Overall, definitely. The guide rod and trigger are very nice upgrades in and of themselves. If you're going to go that far, for the little extra cost of a spring pack and some time with polishing tools and the DVD to guide you, you can have take an older elite and upgrade it past the current flagship Legion guns. If I was going to buy again now, I'd get the Legion over an Elite, but I have several Elites on hand already and am good with my hands, so I wanted to make an attempt at this project. I will test fire tomorrow and post results accordingly, but I do not anticipate any issues based on the parts and install I did. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I will am also more than willing to take this apart and post additional photos if needed should anyone have problems or want to see something specific. Thanks for reading!
  12. Finally, the trigger. The big improvement of this, besides the comfort of the improved face, is the overtravel stop. This is why the legion series are so nice-it's the one piece they upgraded and it definitely makes a difference. Once in the gun, it is adjusted by the allen screw, with a matching wrench supplied in the package. Here it is as observed through the frame in the first photo. When adjusting it, I would start by slowly increasing the stop until the gun no longer fires in single action, then back it off until it fires, then another 1/4 turn for insurance. While doing so, you can visually inspect both the double action and single action sear on the right side, with my pick pointing to the single action sear interface in the bottom photo.
  13. In terms of polishing work, I polished where Bruce said I could, and avoided where he said not to. I found my hammer strut to be particularly abrasive, so I spent extra time working it over on my Arkansas stones. I also spent time checking all the axles and hammer fit, in addition to the trigger bar axle where it interfaces with the trigger itself. I polished these as minimally as possible to achieve a smooth finish. I only post the photos of the strut as this part in particular I thought was very rough, the others are as you would expect.
  14. Next is the guide rod. It is a much tighter fit; I can't quantify this, but based on the dimensions and how my gun felt before and after, the lockup is tighter. It is machined out the same diameter the whole way, where the Sig OEM part tapers at a critical point, that being where it interfaces with the front of the slide. Additionally, given the slightly larger diameter, it should keep the spring compression more consistent. Whether or not anyone will ever be able to tell is beyond me; the lockup and additional weight were enough of a reason for me to install it. As for the springs, well, I took a photo so you could look at them, but I can't compare them directly to the OEM ones. I will say this, if you are going to attempt to work on a gun in this way, get the pack and change them all. Bruce in the DVD lays out the importance of timing in the gun and relationships between parts; something tells me he has done a lot of work to insure each of these springs works in unison to achieve a final, reliable end state. Included are a firing pin return spring, sear spring, firing pin safety spring, and both a #17 and #19 pound main springs, the #17 for a range only gun and the #19 for a duty gun, I believe. I have run a wolf #17 pound spring in this gun for years and it has never had a failure to fire regardless of ammo, but better safe than sorry I suppose.
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