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  1. Well, it seems like this would be the easiest (and unfortunately, rather expensive) option: https://www.briley.com/p-63422-briley-3gun-m-lok-handguard-stoeger.aspx There's single row of M-lok slots along the bottom of the handguard, which would give you plenty of options for vertical grips. Though the expense is a definite drawback, and I can say from personal experience that trying to keep the handguard, barrel, mag tube, and action bars all in the right relative positions makes reassembly a pain. I've never tried bolting anything to the directly to the original f
  2. CNC Warrior makes a few muzzle devices styled on standard com bloc models, but with 1/2x28 threads. The specs for their products make things a little ambiguous as to whether or not models available in multiple thread patterns also have multiple bore diameters linked to the thread pattern (i.e., that the 1/2x28 version has a 5.56 diameter, the M14x1 version has a 7.62 diameter, etc.), but it's worth asking them, I suppose. If absolutely all else fails, one of the devices they sell is a 1/2x28 to M14x1 adapter, which would open up the possibilities for more traditional options. I bel
  3. No experience with the Taccom unit, but Tim makes good stuff, so I'm sure it's fine. I've got Briley extensions on a couple of guns, but haven't really had the opportunity to really push them hard. That said, tons of local shooters have them (being in the Houston area means that I'm deep in Briley/Dissident Arms territory), and I've seen them put through some pretty gnarly conditions at some of the Texas major matches. Never seen any issues with function or durability.
  4. Are you talking about this one? https://www.cwaccessories.com/product-page/cwa-wide-body-single-stack-grip
  5. Put together a chronological listing to help plan match/vacation-related travel for work, and figured it might be useful: March: 3/17-3/21: Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun (SMM3G); Rio Salado Sportman's Club; Mesa, AZ April: May: 5/8-5/9: He-Man 3-Gun Nationals; Whittington Center; Raton, NM 5/22-5/23: Northwest Multigun; Bend Oregon 5/28-5/30: Titan Ballistics EMG Nationals; Salt Lake City, UT 5/29-5-30: Precision/Tactical 2-Rifle Match; Whittington Center (Coal Canyon); Raton, NM June: 6/11-6/13: High-Desert 3-Gun Championship
  6. I think he's referring to the magazine springs - Grams Engineering is one of the popular manufacturers of aftermarket magazine spring/follower kits. Like most of the competition-oriented magazine kits, the Grams "guts" contain a thin follower that increases magazine capacity at the expense of no longer engaging the slide stop and locking the slide back on empty. I'm assuming that you're either using stock mags and/or the same magazine configuration that you did when the slide was locking back with your old load... but if you're not, that's something to look at.
  7. RCI changed their name to Roth Performance a few years back, which might account for the difficulty in finding information about them. They're definitely still around, selling parts and doing custom work. There's a blurb on their website that says that they've retired the add-on XRAIL, but are still doing custom builds with included XRAIL systems... but the XRAIL custom build is also marked as being discontinued on the website, so who knows. I've had them do some shotgun work before, and they were always very responsive to communication - you could probably call/email them to ask about it.
  8. The Stoeger is about the cheapest option that actually has some degree of aftermarket support. I don't know much about the Girsans, and it might be possible to overhaul one into a decent competition gun; but I'm not aware of any good turnkey solutions for that. I'd suspect that you'd be buying parts/upgrades from other guns and modifying them to fit. The Stoeger has some cross-compatibility with the M2, and there are several shops (most notably MOA Precision) making purpose-built competition parts for them. If you don't want to commit to the cost of the 1301, it's a better option than the Girs
  9. I think you might be thinking about the NRA World Shooting Championship? Pretty sure it was at Peacemaker and had a format similar to that. A quick google search doesn't reveal much information on it beyond "canceled for 2020 due to Covid", but I'm trying to remember what I saw about it the last time it happened. I want to say that it was a mish-mash of the typical "action shooting" sports (including SASS) with bullseye pistol, Olympic-style smallbore stuff, and trap/skeet. I'm kind of on the fence about whether including the "non-action" sports is better or worse. On the one hand,
  10. To echo what others have said, that is absolutely all that you need to go ahead and jump in! Other shooters will loan you anything that you need, up to and including guns, and that's a good way to get a good idea of what your preferences are in terms of upgrades as you go along. I'm going to make a couple of recommendations that will make that a bit easier - bear in mind that I'm by no means suggesting that you need to start buying things now, but just some generally "safe" options that will carry a minimal risk of wasting money as you go forward: This is a go
  11. No kids, but in addition to going through the "getting started" process myself, I've walked a few friends through it. I'm actually doing the exact opposite of what you're talking about at the moment - my dad has expressed an interest in getting into 3 gun, so I'm kind of walking him through picking out gear (it's nice that it's made birthday and Christmas shopping for him pretty simple the past few years...). I'll echo the general sentiment of "don't spend too much money until you know what you need." Do you mind if I ask what phase of this process that you're at? I ask because it
  12. I don't have any first-hand experience with the SLP - in fact, I think I've only even seen one in person once, at a multigun class at TPC like 3-4 years ago (and while I don't think the "well, this is what everyone's doing, so it must be right" train of thought is a valid decision-making process, the fact that I've seen a ton more Benellis/Stoegers/Versamaxes/Berettas than SLPs at the various matches and training courses I've gone to over the years probably means something, at least. Make of it what you will). But since I've become that guy that rants about Stoegers every time they come up, I
  13. I've actually spent a decent amount of time looking into the price/logistics of swapping between Comfortech stocks, and I've never been able to find a replacement stock for less than the $300-$400 range. At that price, I'd definitely put it at the bottom of the list for upgrades. I've never done a complete apples-to-apples test comparing an M2 with a Comfortech stock against one without, but I have done back-to-back shooting with a Comfortech-equipped M2 and another inertia-driven 12 gauge with a plain old polymer stock. Recoil seemed a tad more manageable with the M2, but it's very likely tha
  14. +1. Just be patient - I've bought I think three different complete CZ top ends off of the Classifieds on this forum; two of them were for exactly the sort of caliber conversion that you're asking about. No issues with either.
  15. First off, I think that this is a great idea, and I'd enthusiastically follow a youtube channel that did things like this. As someone who's considering jumping into the world of custom 2011s and has been frustrated by a relative lack of objective comparison information, it sounds awesome. There are a few in-depth videos out there - which are great - but most of them are one person assessing a single gun in a vacuum. The few head-to-head comparisons that exist are put together by custom shops to demonstrate why their product is better than someone else's, and even those aren't generally apples-
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