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  1. I don't think that will work on the RX either, X5 type only Sig's pistol optics lineup is very confusing
  2. Breathing usually shows up as vertical dispersion on the target. I'd say it's the least important of the fundamentals of marksmanship. Try it out, Get in a good firing position and watch the sights move up and down as you breath. Hold your breath too long and watch the sights wobble. You should be shooting in a pause when the sights settle (either on the inhale or, more common, the exhale)
  3. Trigger control would only be an issue if you are smashing the trigger to the point that sights are off the target when the rifle fires. Typical 3 gun target are pretty forgiving size wise. A 50 yard zero doesn't require a chrono or hold overs until you are past 250 yards Remember the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship are: stable body position (natural point of aim), sight alignment, trigger, and breathing Practice these in dry fire and your results are certain to improve Also, attending an "Appleseed" rifle clinic will help you learn (or relearn / reinforce) the fundamentals.
  4. Can you give a little more info or some self diagnosis? In general, you need a good zero (zero at 50 yards, confirm at 200 if you can) and a stable position. Pulling the trigger without a great sight picture makes you frustrated and then you keep missing. So spending the extra time getting a stable position and getting sights on target pays off. (Example: If you are shooting off a wobbly barricade, you can brace it with your body). To get repetitions, you can dry fire at a reduced size target using positions that you'll see in a match.
  5. Hayes custom has a good video discussing the rock island https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=%23&ved=2ahUKEwjPlpWnitvhAhWPsJ4KHVr0ATYQwqsBMAJ6BAgGEAo&usg=AOvVaw0VTJzWxrN8ZFOD4xbU2nov I was in your same position and bought a used tanfoglio limited .40 and it's been great for me. I would have also bought an edge if the price was right. There is less support out there for CZ / Tanfo / RIA. Less custom parts, less gunsmith expertise, less guys on the range to loan you a magazine, etc. So that's something to consider.
  6. Italian guns need to be dunked in red wine to run right
  7. Is it $50 for the first gun or $50 for each gun?
  8. https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/08/logan-metesh/holy-grail-1911s-singer-1911a1/ That pistol may be worth $$$$. I'd have it appraised, not chopped Edit: you made me sad. Your picture is from an auction site
  9. Some states require a 6" barrel for hunting
  10. DesertTortoise

    First CZ

    I have handled the shadow 2 at the store... It feels much heavier near the muzzle and the trigger is almost as nice right out of the box as my SP01 with Cajun parts. For me, if you want to save a little bit of money, get the SP01, change parts, and polish all the bits, but if you want it really nice without extra work, get the shadow 2.
  11. Does it lock back on an empty mag when you cycle by hand ?
  12. There is a magwell, short brass grips and basepads on the classifieds right now (Not my sale)
  13. I only have experience with the Nordic brand, so I can't compare between brands
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