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  1. I think I also may have had an issue with 1oz Federal Trubal when the problems first started occurring. The thing is, the gun ran perfectly for a couple years (even with the 7/8 Fiocchi) and now it seems to be getting worse every time I shoot it.
  2. Hello. Starting last year, I began having failures to eject mostly with Fiocchi 7/8 slugs. The bolt will feel like it's locked back with the empty shell fully visible in the ejection port and aligned with the barrel. After clearing the spent shell out of the way, the new round chambers normally. After having these issues, I decided to try the MOA Heavy-Bolt system. The problem has gotten progressively worse to the point where I had the same malfunction of every stage of a match yesterday with Walmart Federal bulk pack loads that were previously 100% reliable. I have a number of other modifications to the gun including: MOA Lightning-Load Lifter, MOA Heavy Bolt System with Lighter Spring, TTI trigger springs, Reduced Friction Follower, and I believe I have a Benelli Extractor that was installed when I sent the gun in to Benelli for warranty work when it was brand new. Any thoughts on where to start troubleshooting?
  3. I'm not sure how you would fit the gas block and tube with the rail upside down. How about one of SLR's hybrid designs? You would only have a section on pic rail at the front, but that might be all you need, no?
  4. Because I compete in Production/SSP I use the standard extended mag release that came with my Gen 3 G34, but my preference is the Vickers. For me, it's pretty much perfect and is what I use on my non-gaming Glocks. The length of the factory extended catch, combined with its sharp corners, can start to irritate the palm of my support hand during long practice sessions. The Vickers is just long enough to actuate easily, but not so long that it digs into your hand. The corners are also nicely rounded off.
  5. I like that idea! To save a little money on purchases, I've been using ActiveJunky.com for a number of years. They offer cash-back on purchases from places like Cabela's, Brownells, Rainier Arms, Palmetto State Armory, Natchez, Academy, and a ton more. The beauty of it is it's independent of any other promo codes or sales the retailer is running so you can get a little extra savings on top of the sale price. The cash-back percentages are usually pretty small, but they can change often - I've seen Cabela's go as high as 15%! Anyway, even when it's lower, it all adds up over time. I'll also sometimes buy discounted gift cards from Raise.com or Cardpool.com. I recently bought some ammo from Academy by buying discounted e-gift cards on Raise.com that were delivered instantly, then clicking through to Academy from ActiveJunky.com to complete my purchase - it's a layered discount approach!
  6. I have a 510C on my limited rifle, but since I have astigmatism, I need to use corrective contacts to see a proper dot. Without the contacts, I see a sort of amorphous line.
  7. I compete with a Glock 34.3 primarily in 3gun and occasional USPSA/IDPA. I mostly carry a Glock 19.3, but depending on clothing and activity I might instead carry a S&W Shield, S&W 342, or LCP.
  8. I don't think the difference is huge, but I probably shoot a bit better when I'm squadded with strangers - it allows me to focus 100% of my attention on the game. That being said, I always squad with my friends if possible. To me, having a good time and laughing with some buddies is more important that a couple points here and there.
  9. I use Warren Tactical sights on all of my Glocks (not the Sevigny). I really like the scallops on the rear sight - I feel they help to draw your eye to the front sight and also allow you to see a little more of the target. I use the plain rear/fiber optic front on my competition gun and the single tritium rear/tritium front for my defensive guns.
  10. What kind of deals are you finding? Mind sharing?
  11. I've been using the Hiperswitch with my 24C this past season with no issues. Didn't love that you have to clip the detent spring to tune the efforts, but it works fine and there are no worries about compatibility.
  12. I get mine from ActionTarget.com. They have IDPA cardboard targets for $0.69 a piece for 1-24 or $0.64 a piece for 25+.
  13. You could use either gun with the 8-round magazines in CCP – just have an extra magazine available for the “Load and Make Ready” so you can load a round into the chamber and be able to start with 9 in the gun. You could also use the Shield with the 7-round magazines in the BUG division and load them to 6. For CCP, you are allowed two extra magazines on your belt each loaded to eight. For BUG, you are allowed three extra mags on the belt each loaded to six. I think either gun would be fine for you to get started with. The Shield makes a great BUG gun, but you might find that shooting BUG is less fun with all the reloading and lack of participation in most matches. It would be less competitive in CCP, but definitely usable. Same with the P239. Personally, I use Kytex mag pouches, an Ares Aegis belt, and Comp-Tac International holster for a Glock 34 in SSP.
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