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About ArrDave

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  1. A buddy is looking at milking a stock 1- I know patriot does cuts - but I am looking for actual owners to chime in with their experience- how many rounds are you getting on your optic before failure. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I wouldn’t start in Production. I would start in Limited with any gun you already have. If you don’t have a gun yet- get a cheap G17 police trade as inexpensively as you can and buy some Dawson sights for it. You can try Production, or Limited. With a dovetail mount you could try Carry Optics. Carry Optics is stupid fun. Locap takes a special kind of masochist to enjoy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Point unloaded gun at ceiling - pull trigger , rack slide while keeping trigger pinned to rear. If it goes into battery without you releasing the trigger then you pass Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Tested mine last night with reduced striker and a DPP- still doesn’t quite make it but was a lot closer to making it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. So the lock up when in battery with the 14# spring seems really, really loose. Doing the recoil spring test - it doesn't go back into battery with the Taran Rod / 14#/ DPP mounted. I went back to the OEM - it passes the recoil spring test. Right now I'm running the OEM striker spring. - Would 4.5# striker spring help? I have some ghost ones on hand - is there one brand that's better than another? - how important is it that the gun passes the recoil test? - I don't believe accuracy was affected in a major way - though I didn't do any group shooting beyond zeroing and I was getting results consistent with my skill level with the taran rod. - Does someone have a G34g5 w/ a dot w/ the taran rod and GM trigger kit - can you confirm it passes the RSA test?
  6. Will the GR-1 fit a 35 with SJC without modification? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. ArrDave

    Just Call Me Charlie Mike

    Hosefest 2018! https://youtu.be/QYgBmz9Go-w
  8. ArrDave

    Seeking Comments - Handgun Grips

    I would love it if you could expand on this - in my view from the extended pod casts I believe I am barking up the right tree. All of those interviews were for any gun- not just gas pedals. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. ArrDave

    Base pads for production

    for Carry Optics - I've tried 3 different mag bases - TTI, Dawson, and HYVE - TTI gets the nod by a wide margin - they are 23 round capacity and the profile is much more handy to grasp from the belt. The Dawson and especially the Hyve are just too big and on a 140MM base pad it just makes for a less consistent grab for me. They all will take a set to the spring pretty quick and the slide will stop locking back on empty - so be aware. For Production - I'd look at the Dawson Precision probably - depending on sights I'd lean toward the +.100 to keep it pretty handy - I like smaller base pads but this is absolutely a preference thing and you're probably going to want to try grasping a couple of each to see if they're for you. I assume with most glock sights they would fit in the box no problems.
  10. ArrDave

    Just Call Me Charlie Mike

    https://youtu.be/aum2Z2od9nY New Match video - first high over all - not a deep field but good to say I've won a high overall - toppled a LIM - M to get it so that's not nothing.
  11. ArrDave

    Seeking Comments - Handgun Grips

    Hwansik and I believe Avery are getting their lateral force from turning their wrists in as a result of rolling their elbows out rather than imparting lateral force with their hands - that's my interpretation of that anyway. Having hit the range yesterday evening and a couple dryfire sessions I think I am more of a blend. To my grip the push from locking out the wrists is very important from both arms, but so is having the "drumstick" of my support hand anchored to the side of the pistol - the result of that anchoring is pulling back on the front strap of the grip. Still working on locking out the wrist on my support hand. When I do it - it feels fantastic and the gun cycles like a boss but my support hand wrist is more difficult to lock out - for whatever reason than my strong hand wrist.
  12. ArrDave

    Seeking Comments - Handgun Grips

    I think the difference is nuanced - I've not taken a class with either but listened to a lot of interviews with them and probably have watched all the avery videos. Lets see if we can summon him to speak for himself. Avery - with the pliable hands method is pretty much instructing to pull with the fingers while mushing the palm of the hand into the frame, making good contact, but I don't think the palm of the support hand is putting a bunch of pressure on the firearm. I could be off base - but that's my understanding having watched the videos on it. Chris tilley recently posted this as well - and they all sound similar enough to be talking about the same thing in different ways. https://youtu.be/ZmFZAqSCeyI @hwansikcjswo
  13. I strung together a bunch of Firearms Nation Podcasts featuring snips from Yong Lee, Eric G, Hwansik K, and Ron Avery. It basically has me to the conclusion that a proper "grip" is entirely front to back. I share this knowing full well there is criticism coming but I'm more interested in "figuring this out" rather than "being right" on the internet - so I post it here for comment. The executive summary is the "push pull" of the weaver is the correct grip to use in the modern Iso stance. Chris Tilley posted a video on grip basically affirming the same thing about a week after I did it. So I'm hoping to start a conversation on this. In my own shooting, pushing on the backstrap of the gun firmly, it almost feels like it's coming from my back, and pulling on the front strap, where it almost feels like it's coming in part from my shoulder seems to be netting me the best results in terms of flattening the gun as well as dot movement being balanced straight up and down. So please - weigh in with your comments. The dot returns MUCH faster if the push into the backstrap almost feels like it's from my back. This is a video you can listen to without watching - it's long - about 26 minutes. There are time codes in the description if you want to skip my jabber in between. So please - lay it on me - what are your thoughts on grip?
  14. ArrDave

    Optic Ready Shadow2?

    I hope it's steel. I've had an aluminum plate give up it's threading when using the 30 inch lbs of torque my optic recommended.
  15. ArrDave

    Limited Ready Glock17

    If you're going to be competitive at the top end - you probably need a 40 - so a glock 35 or 24 would be the one to use. For a limited minor gun, yours is fine - again you might find the extra sight radius of a 34 to help eke out a few more points in LTD. It's not set up optimally - due to caliber and sight radius, but it's set up adequately. you could add a frame weight to really help hold the muzzle flat - or at the very least a Jentra Ultra Heavy Tungsten guide rod. That sucker is over 2.5 oz and really does impact how the gun tracks. I have one in my g4 17 that I use for CO. In the slow mo you can see it. I'm curious the people who are beating you - what is their classification? Who are you beating? It's rare someone 6 months in comes in and starts winning unless it's a new USPSA club and there isn't much heat at the match - not trying to diminish your accomplishment - just flies in the face of my personal experience with it.