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  1. I got the Weibad Fortune Cookie and Fortune Cookie Mini and have been using them quite a bit. If I was going to get just one, it would be the mini. The full size Fortune Cookie sometimes gets in my way when I'm shooting from a bench. Here is the link to the mini: https://wiebad.com/mini-drc-fortune-cookie/ Their shipping was very fast and the quality is excellent. Just my 2 cents
  2. I shoot coated Bayou Bullets in my MPX. No issues at all. Keep it clean including the tappet and you'll be fine.
  3. I've shot thousands of Bayou 145's with 3.1 grains of Titegroup in many firearms. No issue whatsoever. 1.136" seems to work best in all my guns. You'll have to test that or do a drop check to verify with your guns. +1 on grip. Check out Robert Vogel's grip video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45QhpvY9LZc I learned this a few years ago and it changed my shooting. Good Luck
  4. As my shooting bag is getting full and quite heavy I opted for the CED7000 Shot Timer as it's small and light. Been pretty happy so far.
  5. Polaris13

    X5 vs Glock 34

    I've had both for some time now. Both super reliable. Both modified triggers. Running the same Bayou 145's in in each with no feed issues. Since I got the X5, the 34 just sits in the safe. X5 more comfy to shoot. Accuracy is a coin flip between the two. I have a few modified 9mm pistols from a few manufacturers and the 34 doesn't come into the top 4 of what I have. The 34 will probably be sold off in the spring.
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    P320 X5 Thread

    I've had the GG Competition trigger kit installed in my P320X5 (updated) for some time now. Reliable as an anvil. I never shot mine is stock form, not one bullet, the GG Competition trigger kit was installed immediately. I have shot a friend's stock P30X5, and the difference is huge. I didn't want to love this P320X5 as much as I do. It made me love it. Good luck with your decision.
  7. Had my other hand done 2 1/2 weeks ago. Easier than the first hand. Stitches out in 12 days, another very short scar. Surgery area completely healed. Doc would prefer me not shooting for a few more weeks. EZPZ as it's holiday break, so I'm good. Already I can feel this hand stronger after the surgery than affected by the problem before the surgery.
  8. About 3000 rounds through mine. Looks brand new inside. Love the idea of taking the whole chassis out of the gun and cleaning it in the ultrasonic! Brian Enos Slide Glide Lite on the rails and Lucas grease as per Gray guns instructions. Can't remember ever having an issue. As much as I didn't want to be a "Sig Guy", it looks like I'm won over. Loving my MPX didn't help! Merry Christmas to all.
  9. +1 on Ben Stoeger Pro Shop. Super helpful people there. Got my whole rig from them, including my X5 holster. Highly recommend them.
  10. I see people at our club shooting, then eating "finger food". We try to tell them to be safe and wash your hands, but they don't listen. I NEVER eat or drink when I'm reloading. As a matter of fact, I NEVER eat or drink in my basement where I reload and work on firearms. I have my lead levels checked every few years, so far, fingers crossed they are good. Common sense should kick in on this......
  11. +1 on Progrip. I only use it when temps are super high as I sweat badly. Yes it leaves a little white residu on things, but it comes off easy. Keeping a solid grip on my gun is worth it.
  12. +1 on Basham's program. I too have used his teachings throughout life. Well worth it.
  13. It takes me a magazine or so to make the transition from light competition trigger to defensive trigger (stock pull). Once my brain is in "defensive mode", I'm fine. I also have to be patient for a magazine or two when I change back to "competition mode". I'll spend a little extra dry fire time when I go back to "competition mode" to shorten that transition time.
  14. I just came back from the range and have done a ton of testing on this subject the past week. Here is my info and sort of final results: Gun: Home built PCC with all JP guts, including short stroke kit, bolt and trigger. Colt mags with the higher power springs Load: 145 grain Bayou RN, 3.1 grains of Titegroup, tried with assorted primers, mixed brass. Don't ask me power factor as I only compete in local club events. The short stroke kit came with 3 tungsten and 2 steel weights and the red/yellow spring. I continually got a failure to feed at the end of a magazine (tried 5 magazines- same result). It did not matter how many bullets I loaded. I tried all three of the optional short stroke springs and it didn't make a change, still FTF at the end of the magazine. I went back to the "stock" red/yellow spring and started playing with the weights, one by one. Adding steel and subtracting tungsten one by one until I got to all steel weights. That made my FTF problem worse. So I started subtracting steel and adding tungsten weights, one by one. Once I got to ALL tungsten (5), my problem went away. I shot magazine after magazine, about 300 rounds in the all 5 tungsten configuration without issue. Dot bounce and recoil were minimal. This week I'll test all three springs to see if there is any change. I hope this info helps.
  15. Since I wear dress clothes daily, I carry a S&W 380 Bodyguard with a Crimson Trace green laser. Without the dress clothes, I carry a SIG P365 with a Crimson Trace green laser. Both box stock other than the lasers.
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