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  1. That works great, thanks again man! Looks like the ~14" that's pretty standard for the Benelli-like guns... Yeah, it's definitely going to be food for thought.
  2. It's not so much that there was anything wrong with the SWFA (I still think that they're underappreciated in general, and I still have that one to use as a spare), just that I made the mistake of looking through a buddy's Razor during a match and realized that it's a little bit better in most regards. The image is a little clearer and brighter, and there's a tad less distortion around the edges of the field of view on 1x. I also realized that the FFP capability - a big part of the reason why I'd gravitated towards the SWFA in the first place - isn't all that significant in 3 gun, and I've gradually come to prefer the less cluttered reticle on the Razor, especially on 1x. Even after I decided on upgrading, it's not like the difference was so extreme that I rushed out and bought a Razor immediately. I set aside my pennies and watched for good sale prices for a year or so before pulling the trigger on it.
  3. I can't answer question 1., since I've looked through a few Vipers, but never spent much time messing with the adjustment turrets. Sorry. But 2 out of 3 isn't that bad, right? 2. No, the adjustment turrets on the Razor 1-6 are pretty easy to move. Clicks are maybe a little bit mushier than a top-of-the-line, high-magnification optic with exposed turrets that are intended to be adjusted regularly, but they're distinct enough that you're not going to turn straight through them or anything. 3. Some people like the Strike Eagle, and I'm not trying to throw them under the bus or anything, but... in my opinion, yeah, it is. I have heard it referred to as the most expensive optic in 3 gun, because it just adds $200-$300 to the cost of the better optic that you'll eventually buy anyway. All of that is driven by the generally low optical quality of the glass. The Razor has some great glass, and the Viper isn't too far behind it... but the Strike Eagle is much worse than either of them. This is just me, but even if the turrets on every single Viper were so stiff that I needed a wrench to turn them, I'd probably still prefer it. Bad turrets are bad when you're zeroing... but bad glass is bad every time you look through it. I currently use a Razor, but started out with an SWFA 1-6x; based on that and some intermittent experience with a buddy's Strike Eagle, I'd say that the glass in your current 1-4x is much better. Even with the higher magnification, I'd call a Strike Eagle a downgrade.
  4. Thanks man, that'd be great! If you could drop a tape measure from the trigger shoe to the center of the butt pad, that should do it. Something like this: And yeah, I'm hearing some pretty good buzz about the 1301 Pro. I'm frankly not at a level where I would benefit from a shotgun upgrade; hopefully, by the time I get there and have some money saved up, the Pro version will have been out for long enough that there'll be some good info on it from folks that have run them in matches....
  5. Thanks for the input. The 1301 was vaguely on my radar for doing some additional research, and that's a good data point. I should probably clarify here that I'm not dead-set on the Breda or anything - I'm doing some long-term research to pull together the pros/cons of the popular options out there, and one of the factors to consider is ergonomics of the factory furniture and availability of aftermarket options. Everything about most of the common shotgun choices is documented pretty well, but for whatever reason, I can't for the life of me find that information about the buttstock for the Breda....
  6. Little bit of a necro-bump, but my Google-fu has failed me, and I figured someone here might know: While I'm in no particular hurry to replace my current shotgun, it is something that I'm probably going to do in the future, and I'm weighing my options so that I can start setting my pennies aside for when I do feel like making an upgrade. The catch is that I'm a short dude with tiny T-Rex arms, and the "compact" 13 1/8" LOP stocks that Benelli and Stoeger make fit me better than the full-size versions, so that's a consideration. What's the LOP on the B12i stock? Are there any replacement options for a compact version with a shorter LOP?
  7. I've heard nothing but good things about them. This probably goes without saying, but just case: I'd strongly recommend handling one in person before taking the leap (a lot of the big-box stores sell the stock RIA double-stack guns). The grip geometry a little different from a more "standard" 2011, and it won't work for everyone.
  8. GB Customs makes a bolt-on aluminum magwell for forged lowers that runs fine with Gen 3 P-Mags (including D60s), at least in my experience: https://www.gbcustomaccessories.com/apps/webstore/products/show/6604468
  9. As popular as the CZs and Tanfos have gotten for USPSA, they seem to have relatively little penetration into the 3 gun space. All the things that make them good pistols for USPSA still apply to 3 gun, and I think that the main downsides would be due to the fact that they're not super-common. Your holster options will be a little more limited, and it's less likely that you'll be able to bum mags or spare parts off of other shooters, but those aren't exactly critical issues.
  10. Sorry if this is addressed elsewhere, but I couldn't find any discussion on this topic within the past couple of years. I'm travelling to the Titusville/Merritt Island area for work pretty soon, and I'll probably be there for a week and half or so. My exact schedule while I'm there is still a little uncertain, but there's at least a chance that I'll have enough free time to try to work in some training, maybe even a match. Anyone happen to know of any decent ranges in the area? Being able to draw from a holster would be ideal, but I'd settle for any place that doesn't have "no rapid-fire" rules.... I'll be checking Practiscore, but any recommendations for matches (USPSA or multigun) would be welcome, also.
  11. The only issue with using the GLS holster with any variant of Tac Sport is that, at least for me, the mag release button always seems to get jostled a bit during the draw. It's JUST enough to unseat the mag. A little judicious dremel-ing can take care of that, though.
  12. I've used the Burris PEPR and the Aero mount, but the only mount that I think I've put through enough abuse to speak to long-term durability is the Warne X-Skel that I'm currently using. I'm in no way affiliated with them, but I do want to give credit where credit is due. This is the third year that I've been using the same mount and optic combination. I took my rifle out to the range to verify its zero before the first big match of this season, and it was dead on without any adjustments. That's pretty solid. What's even more solid is when I tripped on a root while running at a full sprint across a creek bed on the first day of the Vortex Shooters Source match this year and chucked my rifle a foot or so into a mud puddle on the far bank... then was still making first-round hits on 500 yard steel over the next couple of days without touching the optic or mount. The only issue from that whole debacle is that I wasn't able to give my rifle the thorough cleaning that it needed right afterwards, so the mounting screws have started to rust. I sent Warne customer service an email, and I had a new set of hardware in my mailbox in a couple of days.
  13. I had not, actually. Thanks, I'll add that to the list for consideration.
  14. Thanks for the input! That certainly seems to be the consensus....
  15. Thanks for the input. I've actually got an Ergo Deluxe on a PCC. I'm in exactly the same boat as Monkey - seems like it's a tad more vertical than the standard A2 angle, but not as aggressive as the BCM. Between that and the fact that it's just a tad on the chunky side (I've got small-to-medium sized hands), it's not quite perfect... but it might wind up being the best option after I try some other stuff.
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