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  1. Since OP has the FCD it's quite easy to knock the sizing ring out with a dowel from the top. FCD is fine for jacketed and plated but can be a headache for lead in 9mm. Haven't seen issues in straight walled rounds.
  2. U die may help. I use regular Lee. I thought Dillon dies were supposed to be in the small side? With a hundo gauge I find bullet diameter matters, the bigger the more rejects, brass headstamp makes a difference, a lot of the imports are quite thick at the mouth, doesn't matter much at .355/356 really matters at .358, CBC, GFL, and S&B make up a lot of rejects. The only affect I've noticed from flare was if it wasn't removed all the way. I toss rejects in a practice bin, probably <1% of those don't chamber and fire.
  3. They all die eventually, get one with a good warranty, two would be better. Having to remove to replace batteries is pretty lame, they don't really give warning. The Viper is a sleek little unit. But the battery is under it, and it gets awful glare from a low sun or similar light angles. 1st died at 3k, second has only just passed that mark.
  4. The only issues with 45 in your case is saving brass and/or slightly higher cost. Or if you decide to venture out of Canada. Shooting two divisions with significant equipment differences may slow your progress some, I don't think it's huge. I go from low cap irons to high cap optics with the same base gun, for a few months, once or twice a year, there's usually a brief decline.
  5. Gallant will do .357" Might wanna check and make sure you aren't swaging your bullets, over crimping or something. I have no accuracy issues with Blues in my Glocks, the bores are huge, but they do fine.
  6. Anything more than 20% above current may be A flagged. I honestly think they've taken the man out of the loop for this. The appeals may work, one of mine did. Had two almost identical classifiers within a couple percent and one got A flagged... They changed it, it will not appear until the next classifier update, Weds I think. I have another still flagged almost a year later, never got any response.
  7. Diagrams and stage briefs give you a few useful pieces of information to think about. Number of targets, types of targets, start position, who/sho or any props or circus tricks. I wouldn't plan anything from them just get familiar with that stuff so when you get to the range you can just check the brief real quick to refresh the details and check for changes, then get to the real business of planning and memorizing. Let others know you're new. Don't hesitate to ask what they're thinking plan wise or about anything that you see but maybe don't understand when other folks are running the stages. Have fun.
  8. Howdy. You're in a good spot for USPSA. Match within a couple hours almost if not every weekend.
  9. Lone wolf did or does offer a long slide to fit a 19 frame. You end up in a odd situation for competition. Lim minor in USPSA. Don't know about IDPA. Better just to go full-size if you aren't carrying it too.
  10. Haven't used SNS in 9mm. Have used Galant and Blue Bullets, both have a pretty consistent well adhered coating (blues don't leave Smurf fingers anymore), shoot well enough. I tried a numerous loads with 4 different coated147s never found great accuracy.
  11. 'Can you Count' does that to many folks. I'd set it up and work at with some percentage as the goal to add pressure. Dot probably won't leave the A zone so shooting as fast as you can see and as fast as you can row the trigger are pretty much the same. If you're worried about dumping a bunch of rounds trim it down to three each and adjust the time down.
  12. Beef15

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    I have a Zev, still has a slight "wall" w comp springs and 4.5lb striker spring, polished everything. I have a Ghost whatever 3.3, also comp springs, stock striker spring, polished, it pretty much has a rolling break I prefer it slightly in slow fire. They are both right about 4lb pulls IIRC, under match conditions I don't notice a difference.
  13. For a Glock if the extractor groove is mostly into the gauge they'll feed. I still chuck them in the practice pile. Bullet diameter affects reject rate. With Blues and jacketed (.355) I see maybe 5% being strict, at .356 it's about 10% letting anything with the rim partially down pass, gets worse as diameter increases. CBC is a common failure, with .357 or larger I use domestic brass only to keep the reject rate manageable. I use regular Lee dies, no U or FCD, if I suddenly start getting a bunch of rejects usually my crimp die has moved.
  14. Well Bill seems to think 2 secs would be better so I don't think lower will happen while he's around the org. 7:55ish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAOBFVjLbvM
  15. 357 Sig will only gain in that the number of shooters using it won't be zero. It will not overtake. Commercial ammo is high priced and hot. Never bothered loading down so don't know about recoil at the bottom end. Loading it is not as trouble free as straight walled. Brass is about as rare as Super Comp here unless someone from NCHP was practicing lately. If you have it load up, I have a few thousand and no interest in match use.
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