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  1. Lol. I don't have enough of a gut to warrant only eating rabbit food. I may just be weird and want them further out in front of me. My 2012 mags are set up so they're angled out a little and the height of the mags makes it really easy to grab. I made some spacers out of an old scrap steer hide belt. Drilled some holes to stack behind the speed e rack and just need to get some longer screws. The DAA belt is plenty stiff so I'm not worried about the spacers being too soft or anything. And for the price of free it'll be enough to get me through my first score match on th
  2. Hi all, I'm a bit of a husky guy and just got my Speed-e-rack. The speed e rack looks great and is well made. The only thing is, I'd like to create some kind of spacer or something to move it forward and have a bit more clearance from my gut. I'll be drilling holes into my competition belt and mounting it directly. Has anyone ever used pieces of an old leather belt or another competition belt to create a spacer of sorts? Also, does anyone know what size screws the speed e rack uses, since I'll need to pickup some longer screws to do this.
  3. @IHAVEGAS when we had to send my wife's GP Match Champ back to Ruger, also for pawl and cylinder issues they had it back to us within a week. Granted shipping is slowed up some for USPS and UPS. I believe Ruger issues FedEx labels and will cover the cost of shipping both ways as well as any repairs. IMO it's the real reason to go Ruger over S &W. Both will have some revolvers with issues but you won't wait 8 weeks to get it back and then have the same or a new issue with the Ruger. They seem to take their CS very seriously which is a welcome change from some other
  4. So I finally did it. I got the aforementioned Redhawk 8 shot and got to take it out to the range this past weekend. The great thing was the shop did a great job of cleaning it up and oiling it for me before I took it home so it was ready for the range right out of the box. Put about 300 rounds through it. The trigger was not exactly light, but extremely smooth, especially for a factory trigger. I will be opening it up and using some fine grit papers (1200 grit) to smooth up some of the little factory finishing rough spots. I will not be touching any of th
  5. I'm going to take a look at the used 627 Pro tomorrow. I've been looking at the Ruger Redhawk and there doesn't seem to be much if anything in the way of after market sights. So that's one thing definitely in favor of the 627 Pro, lots of aftermarket options there. The sight radius isn't my favorite, but I'll check it out and see how it feels tomorrow. I will say the Ruger Redhawk felt great in hand and the trigger pull was very smooth to the point the weight wasn't even a thought. It also seems like the Ruger might be a touch less sensitive or selective as far as nee
  6. Hi folks, So I'm looking for a revolver that will let me shoot icore Limited and I'm wondering if this Ruger Redhawk is worth consideration? https://ruger.com/products/redhawk/specSheets/5060.html The street price is around 750-800 online. There is also a used S&W Pro Series 627 that is at a shop local to me that is priced at 700. I've heard of people taking the 627 Pro and adding longer barrels and such to run them. I'd imagine after buying a barrel and paying for install etc. It prices out to around what a Performance Center gun goes for though.
  7. The posted load data for Ramshot Competition probably is likely lower than what I'm running. The posted max is with 1.125 OAL (factory length). I'm running 1.18 as my OAL. That said I started at their recommended load listings. From that baseline I worked my load data up until I got the velocity needed to make Major at the OAL I'm using with the coated bullets I use. I would always suggest working up load data for your specific pistol. Monitoring for signs of pressure. I checked primers and casea to ensure safe usage. For my pistol, at the OAL I'm using and with the b
  8. I was tempted by the Syntech line as well. But the OAL turned me off of it. Let me clarify that my 2011 ran 1.125 factory loads just fine, but I could see they were leaving a mark at the very bottom of the feed ramp (not good). Any worn out spring could easily have been enough to cause a malfunction. I think the OAL is your main culprit. The recoil spring is just a secondary factor. I think maybe the 12 lbs spring isn't slamming hard enough to counteract the severity of the round diving and hitting low on the feed ramp. So yes, the heavier springs may work and give it
  9. I've had great luck with Ramshot Competition. With my 6 inch 2011 I'm running 4 grains of RS Competition at 1.18 OAL. With 180 grain coated bullets.
  10. Since you're in a country where it is a 10 round limit you aren't at a competitive disadvantage the way you would be if you were in a place that allowed for use of competition capacity magazines. The main drawback is cost of brass and bullets for reloading. You should pretty easily be able yo create a load for 45 that will meet the IPSC Power Factor and feel pretty tame in the recoil department. As for shooting 2 Divisions with different skillsets (dot vs iron sights among other things. ) Again, because you're in a country where you are limited to 10 roun
  11. One tip I learned along the way with the GRX push thru die is to gauge the ammo right off the press first. If I have a cartridge that won't gauge, run it through the GRX and that usually sorts it out and it will gauge just fine. Perfectly safe to run a completed cartridge through the GRX. I've found that means fewer rounds having to go through the GRX die, which can be a little tedious if you do it for every single case. The U die is great if you're having issues with sizing.
  12. So I've been using Eggleston Munitions for the past couple of seasons and really liked how they ran in my gun. Unfortunately it looks like EM is changing ownership and has halted their production as they do so. I'm looking for a company that has a similar bullet profile and is .400 .401 won't feed well in my gun. Any suggestions would be welcome. I think I've got a pack of Blue Bullets to try. I have enough loaded from last season for the first 2 matches and enough bullets to load for another 2 matches. So I have some time to fin
  13. @JJB05 That makes sense though. If I'm not mistaken most of Atlas' guns are built on Phoenix Trinity frames.
  14. Not sure how the prices will stack up against some of the other great powder suppliers out there, but until 3/31/19 it looks like Midway is doing a deal for free HazMat on orders of powder and primers over 150$ Figured some folks on here may be able to take advantage of the hazmat savings. Price on the powder I use seemed pretty competitive so hopefully it works out for some of the other BE users. I am in no way affiliated with Midway, just seemed like a good pricing opportunity for anyone about to make an order before the spring season starts up. https://
  15. I've got a 014 Safariland open/limited holster and I had an issue with the locking bars that mount the holster to the belt. So I call up customer service and I'm expecting a bit of a hassle because sometimes that's just how it goes with replacement pieces. Not only did the rep know exactly what I was talking about. She was like "we'll send you two sets, that way you'll have spares in case you have an issue again." Just awesome customer service from Safariland.
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