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  1. This 100%. I've got both a Gen 2 and a Gen 3. The Gen 2 was great for me, but it took a fair bit of money on top of the purchase price. Trigger, ILWT barrel & handguard, etc. The Gen 3 is stock other than a magwell, and has run flawlessly for over 7000 rounds with only standard maintenance. Took a class this last weekend with Max L and after all of us put 2000+ rounds down range over 2 days my Gen 3 was the only gun without a single flaw. I clean everything but the gas system every other match (around 400-500 rounds), and the gas piston every 1000 just like on the Gen 2.
  2. The Springer seems to work well, though I've never done anything as rigorous as a time study to see if there's a measurable improvement in average reload time. I don't practice reloads nearly as much as I should - not having to perform reloads in the #1 reason I went PCC. There's already a bit of slope in the front. The muzzle device is the MBX. Not sure if it's effective because it ever so scientifically vents gas upwards, or because it's a piece of metal on the end of the barrel, but it does work. I don't get any more or less dot bounce on the Gen 3 with the stock device
  3. Not the extractor - that spring is tiny compared to this (less than half the size) and it's still in place. I've broken the extractor spring twice on my gen 2 - they seem to die every 5000 - 6000 rounds, and the hiperfire disconnector dies around 8000. This Gen 3 has maybe 4000 on it. It could be the disconnector, but the trigger is resetting fine in dry fire. The one time the disconnector spring broke on the gen 2 it broke in half (Eclipse), but stayed in the trigger housing. I was going to take it to the match tomorrow to test it but shoot the backup Gen 2, but it's cancelled
  4. Curious why folks say the gold 3.5 lb Timney isn't for the MPX - the only thing differentiating an 'MPX' trigger from any other AR trigger is the hammer bridge to soak up some of the abuse, and the gold one comes with one just like the heavier pull black one. I've got a Gen 2 with an Eclipse and a Gen 3 'PCC' (I wish they would have just officially called it a Gen 3) with the stock Timney. Can't tell the difference on the clock. The Hiperfire has around 12K rounds through it. The disconnector spring broke at 7K - 5 minute fix. Recommend getting a dozen springs (they cost virtua
  5. Nope, firing pin spring is larger than this one and is accounted for.
  6. Embarrassing topic, but I'm not used to unidentified parts coming out of my guns. Have an MPX PCC (the 'gen 3' model) and a gen 2 for backup. Took it apart today to clean it after yesterday's match as I've done many dozens of times, but a small spring came out of the lower when I separated the upper. I've not paid a lot of attention to the lower with it's Timney trigger - I can't hardly tell any difference between it and the Hiperfire in my Gen 2. I just swab out the old sear grease around the disconnector and hammer and put some new grease in. I haven't removed the trigger or paid much a
  7. I've got both a gen 2 with a ton of mods (Eclipse, ILWT 14.5, etc.) and a Gen 3 will almost no mods. I can feel the difference between the Timney and the Eclipse, but it makes zero difference in run times. I'm faster with the gen 3 on most USPSA courses with all double-taps and medium-range targets, and faster with the lighter gen 2 in Steel Challenge. Very subtle, though. Both run great. The gen 2 has close to 20K rounds through it so got the PCC as a 'backup' and, of course, it took over as primary. At $1300 it's a good deal, but depends on how wedded you are to Hiperfire
  8. DFW - Dallas/Ft. Worth. I wouldn't be interested in flying to a class, though the 5 day pistol or PCC camp at TPC in Utah is tempting. Driving 5-6 hours to North Texas, OK, West Arkansas, etc wouldn't be out of the question, though I'd of course prefer a local option. We have three national caliber ranges in DFW and dozens of smaller sites, and a huge action shooting customer base. Getting a dozen people to pay $400-$500 for a 2 day course would be as simple as announcing it. Racaza, Stoeger, etc. regularly sell out every course they do here. Teaching optimal movement is the t
  9. If it's not competition specific, then what's the point? I've checked out every carbine/rifle class in the DFW area, and called several. They're all about warfighting with a rifle. Concealing your position, engaging at range while using cover, covering teammates advances. I'm not taking any class where plate carriers are strongly recommended. This is a game of tenths or hundredths of a second. The top pistol instructors are examining your entry and exit from firing positions, your footwork, transition speed, stage planning, and a bunch of other factors that collectively will
  10. I've got ~11000 on my Gen 2. Extractor spring failed around ~7500 rounds... found out it's recommend to replace it at 5000, so my bad. They cost a buck each or so with the plastic insert from Taccom. Disconnector spring failed in the Hiperfire Eclipse at ~10,000. Replaced it with the unused spring in the OEM trigger. So far only around 600 rounds on the Gen 3. Broke it in & sighted it with 200 rounds, then shot it in the Silver Dollar match (12 stages, one day, no cleaning.) Ran perfectly. Not a high round count, of course, but there are numerous improvements in the de
  11. This is an area where I really wish a few top instructors would get in the PCC class game. There are multiple opportunities here in DFW every year to take competition pistol classes from the best in the business, where you can really commit the time to figuring out (with an expert helping you) things like shooting positions, movement, stage approach, etc. I've taken one and it was worth every penny and then some (Ben Stoeger). A 2 day PCC class of the same quality as what Stoeger, Racaza, etc. offer for pistol would sell out in minutes here.
  12. It's a piston gas gun, so it loves heat. I run the cheapest factory ammo that SGAmmo.com happens to have that week by the case, usually Sellier & bellot 115s or Fiocchi. Never an issue. When I first got my first one (the Gen2) I ran my -P pistol loads through it - subsonic 147s that barely made PF. They would run if the gun was very clean, but the cycling action felt sluggish and after ~150 rounds it would FTF intermittently till cleaned. Hot factory 115s feel exactly the same in terms of recoil, but run perfectly. I don't reload, so I can't help there, but a ton on this forum with M
  13. Agreed with Startingover - ran a Taccom ULW for nearly a year in an MPX (USPSA/IDPA), and did pretty well with it, but double-tapping is harder. Switched back to a heavier 14.5" + comp and the second shots are automatic. Read the forums and you'll see the same comments come up: 1 - MPX shoots softer than a tuned AR9 with hot factory ammo 2 - This doesn't really matter for your split times Go with what you want. You can win with either. I find shooting friends AR9s jarring (I'm an MPX owner), but not any slower. If Lead Star would put soft-shooting gas pi
  14. Not ditching the Timney. Tied for fewest points down at the match (down 6). Didn't miss the Hiperfire at all, though it does break with slightly less pressure. I did notice the wider handguard the few times I switched back to the Gen 2... the Gen3 PCC handguard is a very nice piece of kit. ~250 rounds or so over 12 stages - perfect function (I shoot factory 115s). The only time I had to work the charging handle was during the unloaded start stages. Very happy with it.
  15. That's the PCC bug. Way lower after-beep stress levels, higher overall fun factor.
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