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  1. To clarify not just during a match but if something happens before with not enough time to order the parts. Are slide stop breakages common on shadows?
  2. New to the CZ platform. I like to carry spare parts when going to larger competitions, just in case. This way I'm not out of a match if I traveled a long way to get there. ...and I'm too cheap to buy an entire backup gun. From your experiences are there any springs/parts that are worth having on hand for those unwanted emergencies? Having a spare sear spring for my M&P saved my butt during a match last year. Just dont know what the weak points are on the cz shadow. Would be nice if there are none (wishful thinking, I know)
  3. I know STI quit making the Trojan 40, anybody know value on a used one?
  4. Just got my first CZ (shadow custom from CZC). I'm used to loading my 147s to 1.14 OAL for an M&P Pro. Went to reload for the CZ and it wouldn't pass the plunk test with anything longer than 1.09 using BBI 147s. Xtreme and Everglades ammo 147 both pass the plunk test with my normal load at 1.14. I have a case of BBI sitting around and would like to use them, and I've tended to get better accuracy with coated vs plated out of my other guns. Just wanted to see if anyone else is going that short in their shadows? And if so how much are backing off the powder(if any)? I'm using titegroup in these loads. Not looking to ream the barrel just yet. Thanks in advance
  5. That's good to know. I have not ordered from them in a while, wonder if they are sizing them smaller.
  6. Was this a custom order? Any blue bullets I've ordered were sized to .401-.402 . I have to resize to get them to .400. BBI are the only Coated bullets I've found to be .400 without resizing.
  7. Wanting to try some lighter bullets in my STI Trojan 40 for IDPA. I shoot 180's for single stack major but downloading them makes the gun feel sluggish. Been looking around at 155's and 165's, possibly even 140's. Only problem is the gun likes them 1.18 OAL or longer. Any suggestions on bullets to try out? I Prefer plated Because i Usually have to resize coated and lead to .400 since the chamber is tight, but willing to try whatever since I have the bullet sizer? What seems to be the sweet spot for minor PF and bullet weight?
  8. No PE's. A lot of guys I see who are better uspsa shooters tend to have fast raw times, but drop points in IDPA which affect there score more than I am willing to. I am currently unclassified in uspsa (tried out different divisions and settled on SS, with my good ol' STI), but the matches I've attended I'm scoring with the B class shooters. When talking with some of the guys, they mentioned that depending on the stage, they are willing to drop "a" hits because the speed is going to be better for the hit factor on that stage. Is there a deciding factor when to up the speed and sacrifice the hits? For IDPA I traveled to sanctioned matches in 7 different states this year, next year I plan on trying to throw in some bigger uspsa matches. Trying to figure out the game before I do any traveling. Thanks for the responses!
  9. Don't know if this topic has been beat to death. I'm primarily an idpa shooter and regularly place in the top 5 at local idpa matches. I started shooting uspsa matches and have noticed that the people I regularly beat in idpa matches will beat me in uspsa matches. When looking at scores I have a higher amount of "a" hits but that's not bringing me higher hit factors. I'm shooting SS major. Question, what's the advice on deciding whether to sacrifice accuracy for speed on a given stage? Or any other tips you might have for someone going from idpa to uspsa?
  10. Have you chrono' both loads? What difference in power factor just dropping bullet weight?
  11. That was what I was planning on, just wanted to see what others have had luck with. Also, wanted to hear what options I have with other powders. How is the extra space in the case effecting standard deviation on your loads and your groups? I've read on here that some people have noticed erratic velocities with some powders at low charge weights, anybody else?
  12. Trying to use the same gun for both USPSA and IDPA (STI Trojan 40, single stack major uspsa, ESP in IDPA with 10 round mags). Anybody loading 40 minor for an STI? Mine likes them to be 1.18 OAL or longer. I use 1.20 OAL for my major load. A lot of powders at hand (except Clays, which most people suggest). I have a shorter minor load of 3.1 gr Titegroup at 1.125 with 180 bayou out of an m&p. Just looking for some starting points so I'm not wasting a lot of time at my chrono with all the hot weather. Was thinking of Titegroup, w231, or WST to start with. Would like to keep bullet weight at 180, since that's what I cast and have on hand. I have many different weights of recoil springs to play with so changing it is not a problem. I know this topic is all over the forums, but can't find much for longer OALs. Thanks.
  13. i switched powders for a recent big match to 231, which I found to be more dirty and clogged my mag release, causing it to stay pushed in when I released the mag from slide lock. I did a reload, which I purposefully do hard enough to release the slide. But, with no mag release to catch the mag, it over inserted and wouldn't allow my gun to go into battery. I disassembled it, cleaned it, and looked it over, but ever since have been plagued by occasional dead triggers (no reset) !! I have changed springs ( it had 7k rounds) and adjusted the trigger bar loop, but still keeps giving me trouble! My last guess is that when I over inserted the mag it slightly bent my trigger bar? Has anyone else had this happen or have any ideas? Have a new trigger bar on the way, just want to cover my bases before my next match. Thanks
  14. What OAL are you using?
  15. ICORE is starting to spread to my neck of the woods. The only competition revolver I have at the moment is a 625 that I'm used to shooting at major power factor (wst or 700x with 230gr RN plated). From what I understand, ICORE power factor is 120! What loads are you revolver guys using for ICORE in 45? What is the lowest power factor that's working good for you? I hear a lot of guys using clays, but can't find it here. The powders I have on hand are titegroup, wst, power pistol, 700x, longshot, bullseye, hs-6. I'm guessing 185's are popular?
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