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rootacres

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About rootacres

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  • Birthday 02/05/1990

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    St. Charles, IL
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    USPSA, 3-Gun, Hunting
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    Ryan Root

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  1. rootacres

    g45 for CO?

    I guess I have yet to find anyone that feels a G19/G45 has less felt recoil than a G34 and it shows. The G34 is the overwhelming favorite among Glock shooters in Prod and CO. I did state that "it is marginal but there will be a velocity loss" running a shorter barrel. There is no mention of dropping below PF requirements for minor just that "you would be forced to run with a higher charge to make the same PF". A hotter load in a lighter weight gun would have exponentially more felt recoil. Using an aftermarket guide rod and recoil spring could solve your reliability issues.
  2. Same here. If you are having problems with the gun cycling with 23 + 1 maybe take a look at your recoil spring. I use an ISMI 11lb recoil spring and haven't had any issues. I believe Ive also used a 13lb spring with no problems.
  3. rootacres

    g45 for CO?

    I know CO is all scored as minor. It is marginal but there will be a velocity loss running a 4.5" (G19) barrel compared to a 5.3" (G34) barrel. You would be forced to run with a higher charge to make the same PF. Most factory ammo would be fine but for those reloading it would make a difference. A hotter load in a lighter gun would lead to more recoil.
  4. Personally I didn't want the trigger on my Comp gun to be that different from my other glock. So I ended up going with OCC triggers. They fix the trigger tab, have a screw to eliminate pre travel and then have a trigger housing that takes away post travel if you want. All while having the feel and geometry of a factory trigger and I also use the TTI connector.
  5. I did. I think a lot of it is just a level of comfort. I shot a G17/34 for years, then switched to a stock 2. I got rolling pretty good with the S2 then lost a bet forcing me to go back to a G34. I seem to be able to manipulate the G34 faster than the S2. That said, there is no question that the tanfo soaks up more recoil.
  6. I have the Dawson MOS sights and am probably going to pick up the new TTI MOS set. The front post on the TTI is one of the nicest in the business.
  7. Check out HYVE Technologies. Its the most underrated upgrade I've made on my pistols. All my Glocks have HYVE mag releases.
  8. rootacres

    g45 for CO?

    The only potential downside I see is the fact that you'll be loosing velocity with a shorter barrel forcing you to run hotter loads to make PF. The accuracy is so marginal most will never see the benefit. Maybe a G34 sized gun will soak up the recoil slightly more as well. Glocks are inherently on the lighter side for pistols in that class.
  9. I have used both Dawson and TTI. With a blacked out rear and fiber front its the best combo I have found to see/shoot fast. Of the two I like the setup on the TTI slightly more.
  10. I haven't seen one, much less shoot one. I am kicking around the idea of playing in some USPSA single stack this year. Whats everyones feedback on this pistol? What other options would you consider?
  11. RHT . . Ive had both, no comparison.
  12. Trijicon SRO probably, the vortex venom is a great bang for the buck. Thats what I have used for years.
  13. My experience with the factory extractor and a variety of recoil springs is that yes your RDS will have some collisions.
  14. Im slowly learning to play the game to my strengths and weaknesses, or at least try. At club matches I sometimes try to push in certain areas to improve and learn. But when Im in a major I try to shoot my match. I try to identify where I feel I can gain points and hit the gas. There are also stages where its best to shoot conservatively, avoid disaster factors and move onto the next. Most people winning these matches do so by being consistent and not making mistakes. Not by burning down and taking 1st on every stage.
  15. It took me a long time for me to realize that a relatively bare bones gun with good sights and a slight trigger adjustment will allow you to burn it down at most levels of USPSA. Used guns and gear in most cases for me have been favorable (granted most my guns were purchased new). Ive shot production for most my matches (currently a master) and most of it has been done with a Glock. Far from a flashy "race" gun, but a few springs, and good sights made it work. Ive saved some money buying used mags and putting good springs in them. My Dillon RL550B press paid for itself the first year of shooting. I use a cheap tumblr and rarely change the media, I don't need my brass squeaky clean, I just need it to run in the gun and I spray Hornady One Shot on everything lol. I shoot titegroup because its cheap and is consistent enough to make PF anytime. Buy primers in bulk when you can. I have car pooled to matches. I do participate in The Blue Bullets sponsorship program, so taking 1st at club matches adds up and winning the WI Sectional last year covered the cost of ~3k bullets.
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