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  1. See that's funny because I HATE texture on my triggers lol. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  2. What's your favorite system and why? Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  3. Probably 7-10k of 223. Not as much as I used to now that I've gotten heavier into PCC. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  4. Thought I'd throw up my impressions again now that I have a more meaningful amount of time behind it (roughly 5k). Turns out I will not be taking it out to go back to my ECL. The weak reset is no longer something I notice, I can shoot it as fast as anything and haven't experienced the trigger freeze I was worried about. The break, short travel, and very low pull weight really shine anytime you're shooting small targets and/or at distance which is more common than big hoser targets where I'm at. It's the kind of trigger that works with you, not against you; that's the best way I can put it. I don't notice or think about the trigger press at all with this when I'm on the clock. It just does what I want it to do. I can't say that about any other trigger I've tried, except maybe the ECL if you're talking about hoser/fast stuff. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  5. It's faster and safer when the RO helps, which is the norm in 3-gun. In USPSA, I recognize that having long guns is relatively new to some, so I just flag and unflag myself and stick it in my back pocket unless the RO offers to help. I use flags from Plugr, so the flag part usually sticks out of my pocket and is easy to grab. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  6. I've tried several different buffers and loads. There's only so much you can cheat physics, weight is important. Given that we still argue over the efficacy of normal comps on PCCs, you will not be able to convince me that the speed holes on the lowest pressure part of the barrel are doing anything meaningful. Just because you can see gas does not mean that gas is doing anything. As far as weight distribution, you are absolutely right! That's a big part of user preference, but I still think I'm correct in saying that my upper probably doesn't feel too different than a factory JP with this barrel. Your tube by itself weighs as much as my entire handguard with hardware. Any weight you're taking out of the front with that barrel is being put right back out there with that heavy tube. No, they probably don't feel exactly the same, but I'd put money on them being pretty close. Recoil impulse is also going to feel different due to velocity. Don't get me wrong, I'm not downing this barrel. If anything, I think it'd be extremely well balanced with a factory JP rifle. I'm just saying that with two otherwise identical guns, the lighter one is going to move more, and that there is such a thing as too light for this application. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  7. Light is good, but there is such a thing as too light. I don't have any first-hand experience with the JP barrel, but I can't imagine the speed holes in the shroud make it feel significantly different than the Taccom I used for a couple seasons. I went from using the ULW with no handguard to a 14.5 and saw a very noticeable difference in dot movement. Roughly half with the 14.5 to be specific. There is a definite difference in the number of alphas I get, as well as the speed I feel comfortable pushing because I know I'll get the second hit. Everyone who has tried both versions of my gun has said the same thing. Granted, I was using a ULW with no handguard which is pretty far in the extremely light category. Did the quick math and a factory JP upper with their handguard and ULW is actually within an ounce of my current 14.5 setup. So if you're speccing out a factory JP with that barrel, it'll probably feel pretty similar despite the difference in barrels. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  8. The main con with a barrel like this is also the main pro; weight. Lighter you go, the more the gun will move. No way around that, but it's not a huge deal for some people. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  9. Is this something you could do if I mailed in my trigger group? Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  10. Taccom. Ar extractor, works with ramped barrels, and nib coating were the main things I was looking for. The "gas" key is pretty trick too, and overall it's just a well designed bolt. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  11. I don't use one in my rifles that have an scs, but do in everything else. The buffer should not hit the pin if everything is fit right. If it does, you have other problems. That said, you can absolutely run it without a pin without any detriment to function. Just remember it doesn't have one when you take it apart! I actually managed to destroy a trigger in my PCC when I forgot and half a pound of steel shot into the back of my hammer. I've since put the pin back in, even if it is more of a pain to take the buffer in and out. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  12. Been running this barrel for 2 seasons now and I like it. It can be a bit tricky to setup with ultra lightweight BCGs due to the short dwell, but very reliable once there. Once I got over the initial testing/tinkering and finalized the setup, I haven't had a single malf yet. Like every other Criterion barrel I've owned, it's super accurate too. Able to go 10/10 on moa sized steel at 300m, and shot .4moa at my zero distance of 50. That accuracy plus the longevity of a chrome lined barrel is a killer combo. My only complaint is that I wish it were just a tad lighter, but it's not terrible. The recoil impulse is noticably different than a mid length, but not as much as you'd think. You probably wouldn't be able to tell unless you shot them side by side. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  13. If you're not out of control, you're not in control. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  14. Pretty accurate description of the 1st "stage." Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  15. Coda has the best barrel nut/mount design compared to Isler or Smoke, but other than that it's preference. I also prefer octagonal handguards, so it made the choice pretty easy for me. I do think the Coda might be slightly heavier though. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
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