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  1. touji

    New Atlas Open 2011

    Using JHP 124s (Montana Gold), I’m using 7.2gr and i fluctuate between 170pf and 172pf. I chronod at 170 at one major, 172 at another, and 170 again at the most recent major. Using once fired mixed brass in 9mm major
  2. touji

    Atlas titan or atlas nemesis???

    I've shot a friend's titan and the gun returns to zero so fast and it feels very soft to shoot. I'm not sure I'd be willing to dish out the extra cash for the Nemesis as I think I would rather want to spend the money on a backup. I've also never shot a sight block gun but I'm an optics shooter, and the Titan was not hard to track the sights at all.
  3. touji

    Can recoil buffer cause FTE?

    This makes me think that maybe Slip 2000 EWL is breaking down the plastic. Maybe it’s time to make the jump to Lucas Gun Oil
  4. touji

    Can recoil buffer cause FTE?

    Yeah, it's super weird. I think the paperwork said my Atlas came with a 9# (will have to check) and I clocked my Autocomp load at 171.5pf at this match as well. Wonder if I should give Adam a call or send an email.
  5. touji

    Can recoil buffer cause FTE?

    It is installed between the recoil spring and the guide rod. This is what my Wilson Shock Buff looked like after ~250 rounds (relubing during lunch break at Area 8).
  6. touji

    Can recoil buffer cause FTE?

    It might definitely be a light spring. I'm running the setup the Atlas came with, but I am also shooting 9mm major so I'm probably sure that has a little to do with it as well. I've got friends shooting their limited guns and dont have any issues with the wilsons. I'm gonna be trying EGW's for the end of the season and see how they fare in lifespan in my open gun!
  7. touji

    Can recoil buffer cause FTE?

    I've been using Wilson buffs in my Atlas but it usually won't last more than 300-400 rounds. It starts to really slow the slide down and I eventually get a failure to go into battery more than FTEs.
  8. touji

    Atlas open load.....

    In my Atlas Open Custom, I'm sitting at 7.2gr of WAC under a 124gr JHP hitting 170-171pf at the chrono and I feel it handles much better than when I was hitting 175pf at 7.3gr.
  9. touji

    Why is is so hard to get people to try USPSA?

    I've started to realize the equipment really helps on big match days more so than local matches. It isn't too bad gripping a plastic fantastic hard and maintaining strict trigger control for 5 stages, but it definitely get's harder after the 7th or 8th stage, and definitely isn't fun on stage 13.
  10. touji

    Don’t take new equipment to a match

    Took my CK Open gun to a match the morning after I got it. DQ'd on the 180 cause I wasn't familiar with malfunction clearing with a slide racker on a tight left target. Also took my new Atlas Open gun to Area 5 after chronoing it. I guess I'm really bad about this kind of stuff!
  11. touji

    New Atlas Open 2011

    Yeah, I'm really glad I picked up a mag brush as I should have done so way earlier in my shooting. Most my local matches though, like you, generally don't affect my mags too much.
  12. touji

    New Atlas Open 2011

    I haven't cleaned my mags in the past 3 months since I've started shooting open as I usually just shoot in gravel bays or hard packed dirt. Area 5, as you'll see in this video (not me by the way), the bay's were almost sand like. When you drop a mag, it gets sucked right into the mags.
  13. touji

    New Atlas Open 2011

    Only one guy had a brush on our squad and there was a string of brush thefts across the bays. It was like the wild west out there! It was definitely silly to not ask to borrow a brush intermittently but I was honestly surprised my mags lasted as long as they did in those sandy bays.
  14. touji

    New Atlas Open 2011

    I was definitely planning on cleaning every mag after each stage, but I forgot my mag brush in Virginia and I was too shy to ask some of the other shooters if I could use their mag brush. Broke down after the stoppage and finally asked Definitely going to be one of the first things I check to make sure it's in my range bag!
  15. touji

    New Atlas Open 2011

    Area 5 is in the books, and I chrono'd at 170.7pf. Running 7.2gr of WAC (10 count total at 72.7gr) and 1.165" OAL with 124gr Montana Golds. They pulled at 123.8-124.2grs. Only put through about 150 rounds through the gun prior to Area 5 and it ran like a champ, even in the super sandy/dusty bays. I made it through 13 stages without cleaning any of my MBX mags and got one stoppage at the end of stage 13, but after a quick mag brush it was running no problems again. This was by far the most fun I've had breaking in a gun before