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  1. Thanks for the replies. Most of the recommendations seem to be rounds with plated bullets. SJC
  2. Ok, now that I have my 617 on the way, Ammo is my next priority. I have plenty of plinking ammo to make a good decision of what I'll need to acquire vast amounts of ammo to feed it in that respect, but what's the consensus of what type of match ammo should I be on the lookout for ? I'm not looking for match Ammo in the Eley price range, but match Ammo that's better than the Average .22lr, that's available on the market now. Thanks, SJC
  3. Thanks to MWP, Kygunco has one less 6" 617 in stock. I Should just have enough of my Christmas bonus left to buy the rest of the goodies. SJC
  4. MWP, thanks for the link. I found a project 617-2 in a local shop for a great price, but It'll need a cylinder replacement, as the Aluminum cylinder is totally shot. I really don't want to mess around with trying to fit a new stainless cylinder and/or sending it back to S&W for them to fit a new cylinder. If it was free and I had the time to mess with it, I would buy it, but I just want to buy the pistol, Ammo, speed loaders and shoot.
  5. Hey All, For 2018, I'm going all wheel gun. 929jm in ISR and another revolver to shoot rimfire. Shooting was fun, but I had to go crazy and try production class with a bottom feeder. It became less fun in Trying to shoot two different types of pistolas with any proficiency and since I'm a wheel gunner at heart, the bottom feeder is out. I'm selling one of my Souped up CZ P-09's and getting some variation of a S&W 6" barreled model .22lr. I can make it a "mini me" version of my 929jm. The only question I have, is would it be better to try and get a pre lock, or roll the dice with a newer version ? I've seen some really cherry pre lock versions for sale, but they're expensive. Are they worth the Extra $$$ ? I've also read and seen the screwed up looking and functioning new versions of a 617 that S&W has been sending out too. As with the 929JM, it seems their QC with the 617 isn't quite 100% either now. SJC
  6. S&W 929 or one of their 9mm pistola models all the way. While some 929's have had their issues (like every other new product ), the issues are easily repairable and it has Jerry's name on it :~) If you desire and have the skills, Aftermarket parts are available to customize them to whatever level you desire. Plus, 9mm ammo is available and everywhere now. The only ruger I have left is a GP100 and it sits in the night stand. Dependable as the day is long and it's also a good substitute for a hammer or a crane counterweight in a pinch ! Good luck. SJC
  7. Thanks for the replies. N320 Powder it is then. It was unavailable, or $50 a lb when I was testing loads for the 929. I scoured the usual sites and ordered 8lbs a few minutes ago If I ordered 1lb and liked it, I probably wouldn't be able to find it available anywhere ! 8lbs should be enough powder to test it out and get a good load worked up. I'll look around, but I would appreciate any recommended starting loads for use with the 929 or any 9mm revolver ? I tried titeGroup , but not E3. All the components should be here next week, so it's almost a guarantee that it's going to snow like a MOFO and close the road to the range down ! SJC
  8. Hey All, I've been loading rounds with longshot powder for a couple of years in the 929, using Missouri 147 grn coated projos. All has been well, but this year I had a few times that some unburnt powder got stuck in the cylinder area and caused me grief. After removal of the debris I had no issues, but I'm looking into trying different powders that will have less of a chance in leaving anything behind to mess me up. Next week I'll be getting 3k of the 147 projos and I would like to test some recommended loads before the 2018 steel matches come calling. Thanks, SJC
  9. Good luck and You'll be happy with your 929. I've done everything to my 929 but chamfer the cylinders, as mine will eat a loaded moonclip quicker than Rosie O donnel can eat 8 donuts ! One thing that really helped my 929, was a good internal parts polish, Hone job on the hammer and trigger + lube, if your comfortable taking it apart and doing it yourself. If your 929 reliably lights off Winchester primers at 6.5 lbs, it'll be able to light off federals at 5lbs. The lightest I can go to reliably ignite Winchester primers, is 7.5 lbs. I have it set at 6.5 to reliably ignite fed primers and it's been a very fun gun to shoot. SJC
  10. Just removed my second and last broken C&S firing pin today. I gave them a second chance, luckily it broke in practice today. I installed the factory pin until the Apex pin arrives.
  11. I don't think you did too bad. At least you have a video to see the weak spots you need to work on. Did you lose any moon clips in the sand ?
  12. I had the same issue with my 929 and ended up getting a shockbottle 100 rd chamber checker and check every bullet that comes off the press. The loaded moonclip checker is still a PIA, as if you have an issue, you need to find the one bullet that's F'ing everything up ! I also wasn't crimping my coated bullets enough and after giving them a bit more crimp, my issues have been solved. I still check every round in the shockbottle anyway, as I use the same loads in my CZ bottom feeders.
  13. I've been hit too many times to mention while RO'ing SC and luckily nothing serious. Most of the times it's when shooters were using that steel cased wolf ammo and on the larger targets.
  14. I had an Issue with the throats being short on my CZ P-09's. I searched around and Couldn't find a smith or CZ factory repair shop to do the work I needed to be done. I was at the point of almost selling my 09's , then I Found a guy named Doug Phillips out of wake Forrest, NC. Quick turnaround time and his work is top notch too. Now my P09's can shoot any type of 9mm projo without issue. His E Mail is mightbeme04@yahoo.com . If you contact him, Please let him know I sent you. Steve Carey
  15. Excellent and if you want to shoot steel challenge with your 929, were having a match this Saturday about an hour south west of your location. PM me if your interested ? We have a couple of guys that shoot 929's and other revolvers.
  16. I had the same concerns as you, so I ended up buying a P09. I liked it so much, I bought a spare. If you don't like the decocker, you can swap it to a manual safety in five minutes with the supplied parts that come with the pistol. Add a couple of upgrades from CGW and you won't be disappointed. Half the weight of the Shadows too.
  17. No deal with Patriot defense either, but I did find a smith in North Carolina that did a beautiful looking job on my barrels. Throated, Crowned, Polished and at my doorstep in under a weeks time. Now even my 147 subsonic revolver rounds fit in the chamber. All I need to do is to get it to the range to see how it shoots.
  18. I've only fired one moonclip of factory American eagle through my 929 and all eight fired and ran smoothly. I didn't stop shooting to see if they crept out of the case. The next 2-3 thousand reloads haven't given me a problem. After shooting a stage, I de moon and load those rounds for the next stage and never have noticed any of the projos sticking out farther than normal. I would by some different ammo and see what happens.
  19. Very nice looking set up. I would think that the half notch is there to keep it from firing when de cocking ? After de cocking, there's less trigger pull in DA mode, so it's better for you to keep the notch. I was in the same boat as you with CZ pistols, but I ended up getting the P09 and doing some cajunizing. I liked it so much, I even bought a second one for a spare. Plus, the 09 is lighter and has the omega trigger, which gives you the option of having a de cocker, or safety. You don't have the option of changing grips though, only the back strap. My NY legal 10rd restricted capacity magazines don't rattle. When shooting in free states, the fully loaded magazines do rattle a bit, but I'm so happy to load more than 10 rounds, that I'm happy to hear the rattle !!! Good Luck with it and remember, you can't own just one CZ !!!
  20. 5th generation NY Yankee. 90% redneck, 10% geek with ADD. That 10% really loves to see how things tick and has gotten me in deep trouble at times. The Redneck part keeps me sane and alive ! We have a diverse crowd from every color spectrum and financial ladder rung at our matches. Burning powder is the common denominator.
  21. I installed a dawson FO red sight on the front after I got my 929 and just installed an LPA TXT rear sight with green tubes. One of the best improvements I've done to my 929. Now all of my comp pistols have red front and green rear FO sights. I think LPA sells it as a set now and while it's expensive, it's well worth it if your going to keep the pistol. The front sight will need to be drilled. S&W really F'D up by not offering the 929 with the push in type of front sight on this performance center pistol !
  22. I liked the Misso bull groove less 124 9mm's, but they ceased production for some reason. I ran out of the groove less, so I bought a bulk pak of the grooved, but they leave some buildup on the feed ramps of my cz P09's. I think I'm going to try some SNS after I run out of the Misso bull's.
  23. Dawson, CZ Custom and some other smiths I contacted are a no go. Looks like I'm stuck with short chambered pistols till someone comes out with an aftermarket 09 barrel that can be machined.
  24. I get my moon clips at CED USA. Stainless .040" that'll make almost any ammo fire reliably. Their in PA. The BMT loader is a must if your going to keep the revolver, but a cut pc of copper pipe will also work until you make a decision. Search the google and you'll find the plans on how to make it. Loading and unloading moon clips is a pain in the ass and a good tool will make your life easier. You really don't need a holster or Bat Belt to see if you'll like the pistol or not. Just shoot it and go from there.
  25. Thanks for the tip. I sent a message to CZ custom and now I'll get in touch with Dawson too. I should've done this during the winter, not at the beginning of the season !
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