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    Evan Thursby

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  1. Take your mags apart and check the springs. I don’t know if they changed the design since I bought mine, but mine were 17 round mag springs in the shortened 10 round mag body with the super long basepad. I cut 2-3 coils off the springs. Mag loading got much easier, they could actually be seated in the gun, and there’s still plenty of spring tension. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Loaded many thousands of SNS 147 RN over 3.6 of WST. OAL of 1.150 and a PF of 132-136 depending on the gun and temperature. Keep in mind that WST is inverse temp sensitive. It will get slower as it gets warmer, so chrono them after they sit on your dashboard in the sun for a while to be sure they make PF. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Master-Tac will happily make your holster with a Tech-lock. The combat loop default is the same screw pattern as the tech-lock, just works slightly differently. Email him, or message him on Facebook. Tell him Evan sent you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Second the Master-Tac comment. Get double layer for stiffness. Great finish and sure to be legal for IDPA and USPSA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I’m near Bloomsburg. Where are you from and where do you normally shoot? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. The second book, Principles of Performance, contains an interview Steve did with Lanny, which contains a few nice tidbits for the mental game. Get to Work is probably the most dense, and if you wanted to get just one I would suggest that one. IMHO, they are all valuable and build on each other, so if you can afford his three-book package I’d go that route. The podcast is even nicer, though he takes some getting used to. He covers various aspects of the mental game and how to train yourself, but he ends up covering most aspects over and over in different ways over a few months. If you don’t “get it” the first time, chances are he’ll cover it again down the road in a different way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Steve Anderson has worked out how to apply Lanny’s principles to USPSA. His podcast is That Shooting Show, and his second and third books address the topic pretty well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I have the new Atlas on an STI grip. Very well made and adds just the right weight to help balance a plastic grip. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Where in central PA? There are a few good options for matches. Keystone Sportsmen near Muncy has uspsa tomorrow, May 5, and is PCC friendly. West Shore in Harrisburg runs uspsa on the third Saturday, and I think they are PCC friendly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Keystone Sportsmen Assn near Muncy runs monthly 3gun. Usually small bay-style matches but not a bad option for getting your feet wet. Second Saturday of each month April-Oct. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 3.4-3.6 is about right for a 147, that's what I use and it's never failed chrono. Do make sure to chrono it when it's hot out. WST is reverse temp sensitive, so it's actually slower when it's warmer outside. And yes, I have significant data from several guns to back that up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Any particular reason you don't want the RO compact, or are you just trying to find options at this point? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The best price probably depends on who's having a sale at any particular time. Obviously, they are spendy from Chip McCormick, but they can be had at Brownells and I'm sure a few other places. As far as getting the Dawson/Metalform mags to work, good luck is about all I have to say unless you want to spend a lot of time retraining yourself to lightly seat mags on slide-lock reloads. The Dan Wesson factory mags and the Wilson ETM's would both have this same failure in both of our guns. Basically, anything with a spacer in the back can be made to fail in this way. I found peace of mind was worth just running the McCormicks since they work all the time. My wife and I share 10 of them and they work all the time in both guns. Load the others up for practice when a stoppage doesn't matter as much or you're doing drills without reloads. Or sell them, lots of people seem to like them and I'm sure they work well for USPSA where slide forward reloads are most desirable.
  14. These are the mags I mentioned above: http://cmcmags.homestead.com/XP-9mm.html?_=1449872285528 Also, get the Dawson basepads for these. After repeated forceful seatings the rubber base pads will bend and allow over-insertion (experience speaking again). The Dawson basepads solve the problem. With these mags and Dawson pads we have had almost zero feeding issues in both of our guns.
  15. I had this exact issue when my PM-9 was new and I could induce it in my wife's Trojan when she got it. It cost me the WV IDPA state championship before I figured it out. The fix is Chip McCormick mags with the rib in the front. The rounds are seated at the back of the mag, so they don't have enough leverage to wedge themselves into the feed lips. The spacer up front and integral feed ramp ensure reliable feeding. I could induce your problem with any mag with the spacer in the back. I have never had the issue with McCormicks. I have no skin in the game with McCormick, I just know those mags solved this problem. The spring is a little tight, so if slide-forward reloads are tough, take a coil off the bottom of the spring. Hope that helps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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