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  1. This. Started the girlfriend out shooting open with a 17. Since she was brand new to pistols, I wanted to keep the gun she was using every weekend similar to the gun she was carrying during the week, a 19. She shot open minor for about 6 months. The gun was ok but no where near good enough to be competitive. Do yourself a favor and listen to the advice of everyone here. I didn’t and wound up spending at least $1500 assembling a terrible open gun that I sold at a big loss after buying a 2011... A 34 is a decent production gun, just shoot production. I’m trying to save you some money not be jerk btw.
  2. My girlfriend shoots a Trubor and we share another one for a backup. They have both been great, her’s Has over 20k on it now with nothing but cleanings and new springs. Had Brazos zig rackers installed on both by Gary Natale at Gans Guns. He did a great job and the turnaround time was incredible. Mailed them off on a Monday and had them back on Friday.
  3. Second this. I use AA#7 and after 400 rounds my guns are full of this stuff. Still run great though.
  4. taxil343

    New Open Gun

    Call Dan Bedell. I have had exactly 0 malfunctions in close to 15k rounds out of my open gun. One time I thought my gun had hung up and I was so shocked I just stared at the gun for about two seconds before I realized I had run it dry. Dan’s guns run, great customer service too.
  5. I have two with close to 20k through them and 0 issues.
  6. A buddy of mine shot several thousand from AA before he started loading. Never had any issues.
  7. 124 gr Precision Delta JHP over 9.6 gr of AA#7 works very nicely.
  8. Using an oil like Militec, that actually penetrates the surface of the metal, is the only way this might be possible. When I was brand new to open I used to wipe the chambers of comps with and oiled q-tip before shooting. This helps but carbon fouling is inevitable. If you shoot jacketed bullets (not FMJ) the comp will stay cleaner. I have guns with over 25k on them that you can still see the tooling marks in the bottom of the comp chambers. They do however have a thin coating of carbon on them so the titanium color has been replaced with a dull gray/black.
  9. Once a year I change all gun and mag springs. I shoot 8-10k a year and have never experienced failures induced by weak springs.
  10. To me it was NEVER letting myself break a shot (either live or dry) without being in the proper position that helped to ingrain staying low. If you want it to be automatic it has to be something you do subconsciously, this only comes with reps. Make a proper stance as important as muzzle awareness, trigger finger discipline, etc. and it will become natural.
  11. Good deal. I am really leaning toward getting one for a new gun I’m building for my girlfriend. She likes the size of the E2 better than the Evo since it is a little smaller but prefers the texture of the Evo. Seems like a winner. I didn’t know Cheely was making his own triggers now.
  12. I know they’re new. Anyone here bought one yet?
  13. I have zero experience with snap caps, I own none, so I can’t say for sure. For a brief time, I did play around with one of the laser games where you put a properly sized “cartridge” in the chamber and upon pulling the trigger see a red dot appear on the target at the would be place of impact. I removed the extractor on the gun I was using to keep the laser chambered and racked it to reset the striker between draws. Never had an issue. Is the striker dropping at all? Slide fully in battery?
  14. This. I run the 45s most of the time and they are great. If it's a bluebird day I'll swap them for the 22s and if it's really overcast I'll go clear. Prism lenses and dots work very well together.
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