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  1. Bigzeke

    Dan Wesson PM9 vs STI Trojan

    I have plenty of STI both 1911 and 2011. With that, the PM9 is killer. Been drooling over getting one for awhile.
  2. Bigzeke

    STI Edge vs Marauder

    Around here night matches are kind of a thing for 3 gun. I found a deal on a SHOT show special 2011 that I couldn’t pass. Biggest issue, no light rail. If I had to do it over again, I would go for a railed setup hands down.
  3. Bigzeke

    Second upper for 2011?

    Depending on your ammo cost, you will have to shoot a lot of 3 gun just to break even on the cost of another top end. My 40 minor loads cost about .01 more than 9mm. Brass recovered may mean more, but around here a lot of people are jumping off of 40, so brass is plentiful.
  4. Bigzeke

    When do you disengage thumb safety?

    For me it was very natural to disengage the safety after my weak hand had made contact and I was tightening my grip bringing the sights up on target.
  5. Bigzeke

    thumb rest or not

    FWIW, none of my guns have ever had one. When I try others that do, both open and limited, my thumb never touches the rest. But I run with a thumbs up grip. Those that have them around here swear by them in open, but in limited not so much. I think if you trained with it you could see a huge difference. Just trying it out might not see the benefit.
  6. Bigzeke

    9mm 1911 for Competition Purposes?

    I shoot SS major with a Trojan 40 and would not give it up for anything. The PM9, while not cheap, would be my first choice in a SS minor gun. Hands down.
  7. Bigzeke

    Railed 1911 holster USPSA SS: DW Specialist

    2nd the RHT. Great gear.
  8. Bigzeke

    Lightweight 1911 Grip

    As others have said, hard to beat wood for weight. Aluminum MSH, aluminum magwell of your choice, and Hogue woodys make for a pretty light setup.
  9. Bigzeke

    Advice on a 2011

    The Shot Show Special that I have is an absolute dream to shoot. I have used it in IDPA and 3 gun. While I have a perfectly good 40 cal LTD gun, I have strongly considered shooting the 9mm for Lim minor just for kicks I like it so much.
  10. Bigzeke

    1911 Mag Pouches

    Most popular around here is the DAA. When I upgrade from the Bladetechs I have, the Racers will be where I go.
  11. Bigzeke

    Stock STI.

    I have found that picking up a used 2011 from Enos has been a pretty good way to go. Yes, you do take the chance of getting someone’s lemon, but the people here are pretty darn honest. If you decide you want to stay in limited, upgrading to a custom can be the next step. I did limited for about a year and decided to go back to SS. I know I could sell either of my limited guns for about what I paid.
  12. Bigzeke

    The case for 9mm 2011's

    I picked up a bushing barrel 9mm 2011 as a kind of do it all kind of thing. I have used it for 3 gun and steel challenge. I have plans to use it for IDPA. USPSA maybe for fun, since I do have a 40 Ltd gun. Also just a fun gun. Shooting it feels like cheating compared to major PF guns.
  13. Bigzeke

    Fixed choke for heavy metal

    Not that I am a super experienced shotgunner, but the few matches I have shot were all with IC choke and 7.5 shot. I didn’t have any troubles with the setup, just myself.
  14. Bigzeke

    Single Stack 9 vs .40 vs 45

    This is what I did. I started in SS 9mm, bought a LTD 40 gun, then went with a 40 SS gun so I could run the same ammo. That being said, there is something to be said for doing SS minor. As a not so accurate shooter myself, I had a chrono “incident” at a local match that bumped me to minor scoring. Cost me about 10% if I remember correctly.
  15. Bigzeke

    Dan Wesson PM-45 and SSC are on the menu.

    Anybody have an idea of the when the PM-45 will actually be available? Been drooling over it since I learned of it.