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  1. Be sure to let us know if you do try a SAO unica. I will be purchasing another Única hammer and it will be a DA/SA heavy version again.
  2. "Butt Plugs" I got a good chuckle. As far as I know, no one mags grip slugs for them. Also 18lb recoil spring? That's fairly heavy.
  3. Thumb rest is DAA adjustable.
  4. Joe @PatriotDefense did it. That s3 was also convertable into an open gun too. PS...tanfoglio 40 slides will run 9mm barrels and 9mm all day long with the extractor tuned right.
  5. The S3 imo is the most underated tanfoglio. I own an S3 and Limited both in 40. I found my S3 to be just as soft and flat. If you buy an S3 you can swap the slide from your Limited and to S3 frame and have a bull barrel and heavier frame.
  6. Absolutely. Just here to help. And hopefully fast track some people to success with the Tanfoglio open guns. Did the experimentingredients for you.
  7. So there is a limiting pad on the extractor. For 9 major I have found the pad to be too long, and factory spring too weak. This pad, NOT the hook, can be filed down to allow the extractor to hold the case tighter. I adjust this pad and add a Extra power Extractor spring to ensure proper extraction. Also some times adding a small angle to ejector helps. The Hammer hole can be touchy.. this is essentially only if you're having binding issues with the Única hammer. The unica hammer indexes back further and can cause serious binding issue. As you may know, not every tanfo frame is exactly the same. My frame and the ones I've seen have a ledge inside the holes. This ledge was limiting the strut for and aft movement not allowing the hammer to fully swing and index. I removed this ledge, ONLY the ledge on the rear side twords beaver tail. I'm brave and used a dremel. Then polish hole. Test by removing and adding hammer as you go to test. I have not found it to happen with, Titan, Delta, EGW, and or extreme hammers. Only the Unica.
  8. Apolo

    sps vista

    Thinking about picking one of these up just for giggles. Everyone still happy with theirs? Anyone have any idea what the cone comp threads are? Will they accept a steel grip?
  9. I liked the 10lb spring for my S3 in 40 and Limited in 40.
  10. V12 loads I've used Current. 8.8 HS6. DG Bullets 115g CCI magnum primers OAL 1.14 11.3 AA7. DG Bullets 115g Winchester Primers. 1.16 CFE. Very hard to V12 115g major. Blows primers out. Not recommended
  11. Comps. Not in order of preference. Just explained. V12 - pros. Flat and short. Points fast. Light. Cons. More powder, loud, hand hit. Durso - pros. Soft, less powder, less hand hit. Cons. Some may not like length. Heavier. Recoil wobbles (ymmv) V4 (V12 minus 8 popple holes) Pros. fairly flat. Light. Less powder. less hand hit. Tracked well with no wobbles. Works well in conjuction with limited slide Cons. ? V10 with straight 5/32 holes Pros. Flattest, short, point fast. Less hand hit than v12 Cons. Powder comparable to v12. Custom and not factory. 3 port- to be continued...one is on order.
  12. Hammers. Preference in order 1. Delta SAO (xtreme?) - shortest hooks for SAO. Light so requires heavier spring or softer primers. Makes up for it with excellent break. 2. Unica DA/SA - heavy and best index for reliability but takes some fitment. 3.Titan - heavy, drops in, and easily combo with bolo. But longer hooks in SAO. Due to hook length, I can feel sear drag on hook before break or disengagement. Hooks Almost bump this hammer down the list behind EGW. 4. EGW - light, through hard, short hooks like Delta SAO. Excellent trigger pull achievable. Tunning needed. Does not work with a disco. Requires heavy hammer spring for reliability. 5. Factory SAO heart hammer - longer hooks. More friction due to full width hooks. More contact on sear. Medium weight. Doesn't not allow disco. Longer reset. Good trigger achievable but will leave something to be desired.
  13. Those that know me, know this has been a long time coming. Hope this is a helpful little nugget I wrote up. This is just some stuff I like and what I use. Having used just about every part and part combo this is what works for me. I have reasons for each part. I get alot of questions and i hope this finds some well. As always YMMV. @PatriotDefense @johnbu 9mm GT Stroked slide Beveled mag well(transition between mag well helps smooth reloads) Tuned 9mm Extractor(typically factory extractor is 38. 9mm needs more tension for reliability) Polished and Lapped rails. Hammer face angled and polish(smoothes recoil and slide movement) Hammer strut hole opened and smoothed( eliminates spring bind and friction. Also a must for única hammer ( Slide faced and comp(if needed) retimed. Breach Face inner edge chamfer and polish (smooth feeding) Extractor Channel polish( crud gets built up here. This ensures free movement ) Fireing Pin channel polish.(reliable strikes) Slide bottom front Chamfer(reduce's drag on 2nd round and reliable feeding) Slide rear bottom Chamfer(smooths recoil as slide travels over hammer) FPB removal( not needed in open. Reduces FP drag) All before adding parts. My favorite parts list and combos V12 barrel EGD Brass grips(bring weight back into hands) DAA adjustable thumrest, hand checkered by me Henning Mag well Gen 1( design keeps magwell from walking forward) Over sized Safeties, hand checkerd by me( more dexterity) Henning short Trigger(medium spring) PD Light Guide Rod PD Fireing pin(heavy for reliability) Única DA/SA heavy hammer(used as SA only) #patriotdefense bolo disconnector( eliminates pre travel) EGW sear (gives shortest reset) 6-9lb recoil spring (I prefer 8lb) PD 13lb hammer spring( works with heavy hammer and pd parts) PD reduced Power FP spring Xtra power Extractor spring 9mm Extractor PD reduced Sear spring Precision made sear cage pin made by me( eliminates sear cage + sear wobble, and a crisper disengagement on trigger press) Factory polished sear cage( less friction on moving sear) Xtreme G2 racker or Angled G1 racker. Xtreme trigger plunger Factory trigger bar (almost need to own several to pick best one) Over sized mag release(factory) IPSC Alex RTS2 mount 8 MOA RTS2 or 8 MOA slide ride Única Hammer short strut. #dgbullets 115g bullets HS6 or AA7 powder Current Slide/Frame combo Older Limited frame with better checkering and up swept beaver tail GT slide V12 9mm stroked. Also Tanfoglio 40s&w slides will and can to be tuned to run 9mm reliably with a 9mm barrel obviously. The Spare GT barrel that comes with the gun, can also be used with limited slide in conjuction with cone comp. This is basically what you have to do to the GTs and this is thee best parts and parts combos I've used and found. Enjoy.
  14. Makes me sad the S3 is over looked. Still my favorite tanfoglio.
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