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  1. pete627

    Carry Optics Thread

    I can't find it now because they have removed the previous version of the rules ... but ... I am positive the "maximum handgun size" field used to say "see special conditions" (which is where the sizing information remains). The new version has changed the wording from "see special conditions" to "no maximum handgun size". Anyone that still has the previous version on their computer can verify this.
  2. pete627

    Carry Optics Thread

    Yep ... For Production … pg98 January 2019 rules Maximum size, handgun and all magazines (revolvers are exempt) - Handgun with empty magazine inserted must fit wholly within a box with internal dimensions of 8 15/16” x 6” x 1 5/8” (tolerance +1/16”, - 0”) (8.938” x 6” x 1.625”) (227.01mm x 152.40mm x 41.28mm). For Carry Optics (mentioned in "special conditions") pg111 January 2019 rules A handgun may be approved specifically for Carry Optics division provided that the model of the pistol used is an approved Production Division model AND meets Carry Optics criteria. Any manufacturer of a pistol that is not on the approved Production list, but meets Carry Optics criteria, must submit a Manufacturers Declaration Form to DNROI stating that a minimum of 500 complete handguns have been manufactured and are available to the general public.
  3. pete627

    Carry Optics Thread

    Yeah ... the "box" specification for Carry Optics is redundant because to be on the Production list the gun had to fit in the (Production) box. Would probably not fit in the box anyhow after the optic was bolted on.
  4. pete627

    Trigger Job Question

    I always figured the "pointed" firing pin allowed it to concentrate it's force on a smaller area ... (making it easier to make a dent ... we only need a dent ... doesn't have to be a large diameter dent). However ... I tried an Apex pin when I originally did my 627 and couldn't get near 6lbs (7 was safe). I realize there may have been something unique/wrong with my pin (at the time they were selling two different versions of S&W pins ... I could have easily done something air headed ... ) but ... I put my factory pin back in and got down to low 5's no problem. I bumped back up to 5lb 12oz and been there ever since (except for a short period when I panicked due to a few bent moon clips). This was my target area so I never bothered to put the Apex back in to see what was going on or if I had erroneously blamed it for the problem.
  5. pete627

    Registering your S&W fireaem

    I registered my M&P and get a newsletter every once and a while. In fact ... that is how I found out I could buy 2.0 grip panels for my Core ... But ... I am sure you can sign up for their newsletters w/o bothering with the registration. One thing the registration "IS" apparently required for is the lifetime service warranty for the original owner ... From their site ... " Smith & Wesson’s Lifetime Service Policy begins after the warranty period has expired. Smith & Wesson will repair, without charge, for the lifetime of the original owner, any Smith & Wesson handgun purchased on or after February 1, 1989, and any M&P15 series rifle, that is found to have a defect in material or workmanship. Eligibility for this Lifetime Service Policy requires returning the Product Registration Card within 30 days of purchase. The Lifetime Service Policy covers functional defects; it does not include the firearm’s finish, grips, magazines or sights. The Lifetime Service Policy is in addition to and not an extension of the Smith & Wesson Warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from State to State. " https://www.smith-wesson.com/customer-service/warranty
  6. pete627

    Are we really Revolver “Enthusiasts?”

    Picking up 3 or 4 speed loaders and loose brass is a lot more work than retrieving moon clips ... and ... it's easy to carry enough moon clips to shoot the whole match (no reloading).
  7. pete627

    2019 Rules are released...

    +1 (Tonya! Tonya! Tonya!!)
  8. pete627

    2019 Rules are released...

    I'm just being sarcastic ... When I read that "Firearm" was now being used throughout the book (instead of handgun/rifle/long gun/etc) I blacked out ... I an ashamed I haven't gotten over this yet ...
  9. pete627

    2019 Rules are released...

    Wait??!? So now it is USFSA instead of USPSA??!? overview quote - “Firearm” replaces handgun and PCC in the rules, except in specific instances where the word handgun or PCC is required for clarity and specificity.
  10. pete627

    Chamber checker for longer loads

    In my Para 5 inch ... loading .400 plated I have no problem past 1.18 but "one time" I bought some .401's ... (think they were Bayou's) and had to reseat them down to 1.16. Anything longer stuck in the rifling.
  11. pete627

    Factory .40 for Major

    When I first started w/ my 5" Para I was in the same boat and bought a bunch of Blazer Brass (plated) 180's ... they were only 1.125 long (OAL) but worked OK. For me they chronoed at 997 ... making 179pf.
  12. pete627

    Extended cylinder release

    Here is the Hogue short on my 627 ... Two pictures to show the position of the release with the cylinder open and closed.
  13. pete627

    Weird Trigger reset issue

    You can just bend the bar slightly. You will see ... Just take the slide off ... put a mag in and pull the trigger and you can see what is going on. There are lots of photos and videos on these things ... from Apex and like this one (link below) (is a good example to see what it looks like in there so you will feel comfortable taking a look). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP4e1ZvI4GY
  14. pete627

    Production Division trigger question.

    Yep ... https://forums.brianenos.com/topic/259121-new-production-rules-apex-trigger/
  15. pete627

    Weird Trigger reset issue

    Soooooooo ... if you try a magazine w/o the extension does the trigger reset OK?? I am only asking ... because ... the extension (base pad) may be allowing the magazine to seat at a different height than it did previously. If you remove the slide and insert a magazine you can see how close it comes to the trigger bar ... IMHO ... If the magazine is "NOW" touching the trigger bar it could prevent it from moving freely and easily cause the problem you are describing.