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  1. 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
  2. Yep ... https://forums.brianenos.com/topic/259121-new-production-rules-apex-trigger/
  3. 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.
  4. Well ... I'm pretty sure I received something earlier (before the June announcement) that requested nominations/write-ins ... but ... it sounds like you should probably just go ahead and contact IRS immediately.
  5. I am a member and in June received notification of 2 year terms for Board of Directors beginning July 1st. This notification included the following statement - "Since there was no opposition for any elected position and no conflict within the bylaws, ICORE was able to dispense with a formal vote." I also received a "Cylinders Turn" in August (electronic/email).
  6. The price certainly is right and I really like the feel (took about a month to show up!!). Now with the Production rule change I can finally put an AEK trigger on too. I am surprised they made them available. Here is a picture of it on my 5 inch Core.
  7. You don't have to buy a 2.0 to have a 2.0 grip. Back in July I received an email from Smith and Wesson offering the 2.0 grip panels to put on my 1.0. I purchased a Black M2.0 Small Palmswell SKU: 3005811 and a Black M2.0 Frame Tool SKU: 3005817. I really didn't need the frame tool ... that is the twist in thing at the bottom of the grip but the new one twists in much easier so it was a win win. Besides ... both of these together cost me $7 ... with shipping and tax the whole deal was $13 ... AND ... I will admit that the new "Palmswell" is grippier than the super duper stippled one I was using. ?
  8. OK ... I appreciate your input and your opinion. IMHO ... if I release the slide either by slingshot or by pressing down on a button (a button on the side of the gun that is preventing the slide from moving forward) as I position my weak hand and re-establish my aim ... AND ... a round doesn't chamber ... I would fix the gun ... something is wrong with it. If it "ever" failed to chamber a round at slide release (either way) I would worry at which time it might decide not to do so during regular operation. It is very rare for me to go to slide lock. I do not include slide lock reloads in any stage plan (I think the IDPA folks may have to). If it does happen (for what ever reason) and I have to use two hands to get the gun closed or I accidentally launch the magazine over a wall or something then I will probably show clear and take a miss. IMHO ... ?
  9. You're absolutely correct ... I agree ... on the 2.0 it is indeed a slide stop. Every once in a while ... shooting production or steel ... and not making that last shot/plate and needing just one more my 1.0 has saved my butt ... I've even got a chuckle once when someone said "hey!! did you reload??" It didn't take two hands. If it had not slammed closed I would have simply slid the slide release down with my thumb as I moved my weak hand into position (as I would do with a 1911). It hasn't happened a lot ... If I shot a toe off for every time it has happened I could probably still wear tennis shoes .? I try to always count .. plan my stages well etc etc ... but somehow a shoot to slide lock will sneak in there sometimes ... I think it goes with the game. I appreciate your insights ... but yes .. that is exactly why I quit looking at them. Thanks ...
  10. Here is a quickie photo of one with the lid on ... These are cheap ... require no talent/skill to create and allow easy access w/ doing a great job of protecting your clips (IMHO anyhow ... ). ?
  11. I use old CD containers. They come in different heights if you want more rows or use different OAL ammo. I drill a hole in the top and then I can put the stem base in from either side but usually use the open side up and put a regular 5 inch plastic top on them. It is easy to carry two or three in your range bag. There are 7 clips on each level ... At the range I take the first level and put it on my belt ... remove the blank CD (used as a platform to enforce stacking and protect the primers). When I shoot a stage I return and pull fresh clips from the bottom layer ... as I do I put the spent clips in their place. When the bottom layer has 7 spend clips I put the buffer CD on top of them and start filling the top ... when the case is full I put the plastic lid on to protect the clips (and proceed to the next container). Used to use taller cases when I shooting 38 specials ... cheap to buy in bulk. 3 cases in your bag will do a whole steel challenge match ... a couple will easily do a regular USPSA/ICORE match.
  12. Well .. when I really really wanted to make sure the slide stayed open it was very easy to put my thumb under the slide release and push up ... IMHO it is kind of natural to do that with any gun. With my 1911 I can easily push down on the slide release with my strong hand after a magazine is seated and the slide promptly close ... The 2.0 I tried wouldn't budge ... it took two hands to get the gun to close.
  13. +1 As long as I seat the mag firmly ... my 5 inch 40 always closes ... gently and it always stays open ... IMHO a big benefit w/ shooting anything!! I have wanted a 2.0 since they came out but like you ... the extra effort/time required to close the slide is the only reason I have not bought one. I can't imagine what they thought they were fixing??!? If you put a magazine in the gun ... wouldn't you want the slide to close?? Would you want to walk around with the slide open??
  14. I just picked one up (last week) on EBay from snoshooze (Mark Richardson ... a member on this forum) and I gotta say IMHO ... this is one of the best modifications I have made to my 650. I used to slide a little shoe under the primer arm to stop the primers ... but ... this thing ... heck ... you just snap it forward or backward. When I start a fresh run I don't operated it until the first piece of brass is under the resizing die ... has really cut down on the number of primers sitting in the ski jump parking lot at end-batch cleanup. This one (from the OP) looks like it will get the job done too w/o any drama. I used to hate to put that little shoe in and take it out ... worse than trying to get a hold of shell plate pins.
  15. 147 blue bullet (150gr .358) at 1.17 or 147 extreme plated (.357) at 1.16 oal (those are the oal's I get w/o moving the seating adjustment ... the extreme's are a little pointer than the blues) ... w/ 3.7gr Unique ... Starline brass ... roll crimped / just under 130pf. The roll crimp is a Lee 37/357 FCD w/ a spacer on top of the crimp sleeve ... (brass leaves a light finger nail type scratch ring on the bullets ... feeds nice ... no inertia movement). edit: better spelling attempted ...
  16. Although it can not be seen clearly ... before I measure I pull the trigger and mark (the frame with a lead pencil) the release point ... indicating the rear most travel of the hammer. I then attach the paper clip and use the pull gauge to retract the hammer to that point. That is the measurement I record ... the tension of the hammer at it's release point. (others may measure just as it starts to move away from the frame ... no matter ... you're looking for something you do the same every time so you can keep a maintenance record) ... 36oz (at release) as shown is the target for my 627. I use a hex set screw /w loctite ... and if I have to work on the gun I re-tension to that setting (then testfire of course) ... Also not clear in the photo ... is ... the front of the gun is clamped in a rubber jawed vise ... one of those small desk clamp on things ... the butt of the gun is sitting on it's red padded case.
  17. Here they are ... https://dawsonprecision.com/s-w-dx-classic-fiber-optic-front-sights/ I finally worked myself down to the .200 x .100 ... this gave me a lower setting for the Bowen ... With the taller sights (IMHO) the Bowen was getting a little out of it's range and didn't seem to me to have enough tension to retain it's setting ... but that's me. I got the Bowen when Brownells was still selling them ... 100-004-953WB ... I think the LPA rear sights have a similar surface area and probably are easier to adjust than the Bowen ... (the Bowen windage screws tighten from both sides and you loctite them)
  18. Here you go ... don't know if it is shorter ... they have a video!! https://www.doublealpha.biz/mini-xl650-case-feeder
  19. +1 http://forums.brianenos.com/topic/248471-moon-clips/?do=findComment&comment=2776536
  20. IIRC these are 6-32 screws ... (holding the cover on) ...
  21. Wow!! It looks like ... no one else would be able to use the factory (Hogue type) release from the new gun ... because ... they would be (wait for it!!) doing a replacement and as a replacement that release would get snagged by the dimension limitations stated in the rule ... ... but ... If you actually bought one of the new guns (the 4 inch 6 shot version mentioned in the previous post) you could keep/use the "new" factory (Hogue type) release on the gun because it came that way from the factory ... and is not a replacement (and therefore not subject to the dimension limitations). Cool ... Wow!!
  22. Dawson / Bowen on a 627 ...
  23. It would bring nothing ... but ... "IMHO" ... if I am reading their rules correctly it "would" allow you to put that Hogue type (*thumb rest [generic]*) cylinder release on any S&W revolver (for use in IDPA ... if you chose to do so .. because it is a factory item).
  24. OK ... there might be a hidden "plus" for this thing. I checked and there is a "non-plus" version of this revolver. It is 6 shots and has a 4 inch barrel. It is under IDPA weight limit. Soooooooooooo ... consider this ... The non-plus model is IDPA legal ... here is a link .. https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/performance-center-pro-series-model-686 It also has the "Hogue" type cylinder release "from the factory"!! IDPA rule E says - Cylinder latches may be changed to another factory offering from the firearm manufacturer. So ... it seems to me it would be perfectly legal for anyone shooting a S&W revolver in IDPA to use one of these "*thumb rest [generic]*" cylinder releases. The down side is ... I don't think I would want to use one on a speed loader gun .. but hey ... it would be neat for the moon clip folks.
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