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  1. From what I read, you have a Dillon Square Deal B press, if that is true then there is NO Lee undersized die for it. But do this, push on the underside of the #1 (sizing die) and see how much it moves up and down, if it moves too much, you can make a shim (look like a washer) out of the primer tray sleeve and put on top of the die to reduce the upward movement, and make the case go up further in the die. Also lubing the cases before sizing will help with the process and easier on your elbow, just have to do some cleaning of the completed rounds that's all. .
  2. As suggested in previous post, paint the round with magic marker and find out where the high spot is. Is it the bullet or the brass that caused the problem.
  3. One way to do it is pausing the trigger pull when it's off target, and then continue when it's on. The same way with shooting rifle standing, you take the shot when the sight is on the target. .
  4. 1) Do you see where the sight IS when the gun goes off ?? 2)To see how good your gun and load is, shoot from a rest. Preferably one that you can rest the butt and the dust shield too, I saw guy that shot from a sand bag and he flinched so bad that he hit the bottom of the target frame (12" below the dot). .
  5. But, I have seen people that is rock solid when dry firing, and as soon as they think the gun is hot, it nose dives. As suggested, find a revolver then load 2 rounds randomly and you WILL find out how good your trigger pull is. .
  6. REALLY ???? How much do you want to bet that I can hit an 8" gong at 30 yards with just about any decent guns, right out of the box after sighting it in ? (.22 Jenning excluded) .
  7. Yup, that is about all it takes to hit an 8" target at 30 yards. If you have problem hitting it, work on your trigger pull because it is the most important factor in accurate pistol shooting. You can have a super accurate gun, proper stance, correct aiming, but you ain't gonna hit it if you yank the trigger and dip the gun right before it goes bang (called Flinching). The best way to learn the proper trigger pull is with a revolver, load 2 live rounds randomly along with 4 spent shells, keep the sight on target and make sure it doesn't dip on an empty shell, and try not to blink or you won't see it. .
  8. I do not shoot 9mm, but this is what I know. From many Bullseye shooters : 115 gr HAP or Zero bullets and 6gr of Power Pistol. This is what Wilson Combat uses to test their guns : 125 gr JHP (forgot the brand) and 5.2gr of Power Pistol. I guess you can try both and see which bullet weight your gun prefers. .
  9. Guess I'm too much of an animal lover, because there is nothing I hate worse than looking at something like Kentucky Derby, I would always be like " How about you get your asses off the horses and run down the track yourself ". They get glorified by getting something else doing all the hard work. Always wish someone would round up them jockeys, whip the crap out of them and see how fast they can run. .
  10. There is a very simple to check if the link is too short. (main cause for broken link or link pin). Remove the slide stop, then put the cross pin back in and leave the rest of the SS swinging. Press the muzzle down on the floor and keep pressure on it, the SS should swing freely , if not the link is too short for the application. NOTE : If your gun has full length dust cover, make sure only the barrel is pressed and not stopped by the dust cover. .
  11. I ran into this situation before, and the explanation is ?? A few years ago when primers and powder were hard to find, I bought 10K of Tula LEAD FREE SP primers (that was all they have left) at the local gun show . They were working fine during the summer in my 38 Super, but when the winter approached the load became very erratic , some shots were normal and some were very weak. To confirm that, I went home and loaded couple hundred of the same rounds but with CCI primers and they all shot OK. Called their headquarter the next day and told them the story, they gave me 2/3 of the money back and let me kept the primers, still have a few hundred of them sitting around after selling most of them during the next summer to the local combat match shooters, and during that time they were happy to find any primers that go bang.
  12. To get 1.5lb pull, you have to set the sear spring fairly light, so make sure the sear can move freely and clear of the disconnector when the slide moves back.
  13. "How much side play ?" Only about .002" or .003". Also, remove the grip safety but put everything else back in place and do this: Hold the trigger back and pull the slide back, look and make sure the disconnector drops down below the sear feet with at least .002" clearance, a piece of paper is about .003" thick. Anyway, this is how it suppose to go : You pull the trigger, the gun goes Bang, the slide goes back and presses the disconnector down below the sear feet, that releases sear so it can swing back and catches the hammer. .
  14. Also, a trigger kit was put in . What's in a trigger kit ?
  15. Make sure the sear has a little side play in the frame. Happened to me one time when I installed a new sear , it was moving freely but no play and the hammer would follow sometimes. Took the sear out and ran it over a piece of sand paper about 10 times, problem solved. .
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