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  1. The Vortex PST 1-4 with turrets was around $350 or less when I bought it for my girlfriend 5 years ago for 3-gun and still going strong with no issues. But it is certainly no Steiner, Khales, US Optics, or Steiner. I know that for sure. I bought it for the warrantee because I wanted to be able to beat the living tar out of it without fear that I would be flushing $$$ down the toilet if I dumped it too hard in the barrel. Not being smart at all but what would Steiner’s warrantee be if you sent back a heavily worn, scratched, (abused) and broken optic back for warrantee work. How long would the turn around be (ie. could you shoot a match the following weekend)? Would they charge you to fix it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. How much was your Steiner vs the mid-grade PST and Venom. Just curious. I just want to do a fair side by side cost, feature, and quality comparison between your Steiner and your PST and Venom. You can’t really buy a Volkswagen and think you are going to get a Corvette and then complain about the Volkswagen’s speed once you buy Corvette. I would venture a guess that 75% of all 3-gun shooters have vortex optics...because the high probability if dumping and breaking stuff is so high. Like I said....I broke the optic. It was my fault not that of Vortex. They replaced it anyway no questions asked. As long as they can get a serial number off of it they will replace it. It does not matter if it was run over by a tank...they will still replace it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Razor is a quality line of optic that Vortex makes. Razor does not make anything...so you can’t send anything back to Razor. You can send a Razor optic back to Vortex for repair...as with anything Vortex makes. Every optic company has some issue at some point...but see if you can get a 1 week turn around with them...like you can with Vortex. Once I had a 3-gun match and broke an optic in the match the previous weekend. Vortex shipped me a new one immediately before they even got the broken one from me. I had it in 3 days from the day I called them. I was able to shoot my 3-gun match the following weekend. Try finding that kind if service when you broke something and it was your fault. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. It is fun beating people that have the latest and greatest equipment...while I am using stuff that is ancient 3-gun stuff... I learned a long time ago that my equipment is seldom the primary factor that affects my score....haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. My Parrot does the same thing...as well as my my Shadow 2 when I made it a SAO... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I still use mine for backup rounds and slugs sometimes. It is always in my pack-up and still has a place is huge round-count shotgun stages. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I really don’t know how they could possibly improve upon the previous version...I am fairly new to the DAA stuff as I am primarily set up for 3-gun and they don’t have a heavy market share in the 3-gun world. But the stuff I have from DAA is damn near perfect engineering. Being an engineer it is the bane of my existence to buy something and immediately question “why didn’t they design it like this”...I don’t do that with everything I currently have from DAA. I would bet that whatever they changed from the Alpha-X to the Alpha-Xi is very minimal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Are you saying the Alpha-Xi pouches are going to make the Alpha-X pouches seem like garbage? That would be a pretty big advancement as the Alpha-X pouches were pretty awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Likewise. Although I really would like to try the Nikes, as a veteran, I don’t want to risk the look and image that comes along with giving them a try. My Solomons will do just fine for me...even if I have to pay twice the price for them, my reputation and image will remain intact. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Has anyone else seen that the DAA Alpha-X mag pouches are being replaced with an “Alpha-Xi” version to be released in June. Now I know why nobody has any of the Alpha-X pouches in stock. I have been trying to get my Czechmate setup completed and have been really frustrated that I can’t find the Alpha-X pouches....Now I am pleased that I will be able get the latest and greatest version. Anyone have any idea what the new one will bring that the previous version lacked? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Exactly...guns are always the cheap part of competition shooting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Now that is a write up and enough where people can make some sort of educated opinion. I sincerely appreciate your write-up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I wonder why the engineers that design the guns put them in the packaging of every Shadow 2. Maybe they do it for job security or maybe the things have an actual purpose the engineers think is important....my guess is that it would save CZ a bit of money to NOT include them when the guns are shipped...so if they were garbage causing unnecessary problems, they would not include them. I have used them for thousands of rounds through my S2 and have had zero issues. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. There is a great review of this product on the Safariland website. Definitely worth taking a look at... https://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/holsters/model-015-open-top-competition-holster-model_015.html#start=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Being that they are dummy mags, and look like they are solid plastic, you could likely just drill a hole in the bottom and and glue in some lead shot or fishing sinkers that would increase the weight equivalent to your loaded mag weight. My guess is that they did not consider weight much because mags are dropped without being empty and they wanted to compromise between the empty weight and full weight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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