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CaliYeti

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    Matt Darton

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  1. The stuff is great. But I've never seen in a store around me. So if you're just going to order it online I think you're going to find 3N38 much easier. Plus 3N38 seems to be a little better for most pistols and from what I've seen a bit cleaner.
  2. CaliYeti

    Frame Choices

    You're right. I was dumb and meant to say frame. Matching the right grip to frame helps. If you want PT go JEM like the other guys said.
  3. CaliYeti

    Frame Choices

    If you're using a Cheely Grip go Cheely slide.
  4. Looks great. How are you liking it? What length barrel is yours?
  5. Everglades makes good stuff. But you're better off making your own for cost and best performance.
  6. I ended up selling mine for this very reason. The person I sold it to tried spraying some dry silicone on the internals and whipped it down to get the excess and they say its magic how smooth it is now. Worth a shot.
  7. Seems like most everyone is one the same page. Start off Limited Minor or Production if you want. Limited Minor you'd need 4 mags and 3 mag carriers and a holster and belt. Production just up it to 6 mags and 5 mag carriers. (this are safe numbers you could scrape by with one less mag and carier in each diviision) If you're starting out you'll most likely be using a different gun than you start with. If you want to start out with a quality match pistol starters are G34, CZ Shadow 2s, Walther Q5's, Canik, etc. Something that has an optic plate from fractory is nice so you can try carry optics with the same gun if you want. It will cut cost of gear down later. Shoot it stock for a bit, tons of guys starting out come with gear they don't even need or would want after talking to seasoned vets. If you want to get into open start shooting carry optics early or at the start. But honestly most people start out thinking they want to do one thing in this sport and go another route because it changes as you progress. Keep an open mind and just go out and shoot and see where the USPSA road takes you.
  8. And I honestly hate saying it. I have the most updated version after going over that with them on the phone. I thought they would be great being the newest and great initial reviews. But when things fail at Major matches it makes you think of just going with what has been vetted with years of use. I honestly don't know what brand I'll land on now. Just started to research and ask other shooters at matches what they think of their gear.
  9. If you're having issues with racermaster I would say stay as far away as you can from the Alpha X. I've had two now break where the ball joint slides into the mag pouch. One during an Area match and another during a local match. Both times I was caught off guard and couldn't get the ball back onto the mag pouch without hammering it with a rock so it scratches the hell out of the Alpha X mag pouch. It's frustrating because I asked DAA when they replaced the first broken one if I could exchange them for the racemaster since they're more proven they said no. They did replace it with another Alpha X which is nice they covered it under warranty. I'm now looking at other brands GR being one of them. I hate saying negative things about anyones products but it sounds like you might run into the same issue I had if you go with the Alpha X so I just wanted to share my experience.
  10. I remember those issues being in Cali. Looks like you're one of the lucky ones that finds what you're looking for. One thing to look into if you're hooked and want another open is that I think Infinity has a way to get there guns in cali and it's not too much of a hassle to do. But you'll just have to wait the year and a half or more that they take. Good luck with the new open gun.
  11. CaliYeti

    Shoes

    Whenever you're close to an REI they'll most likely have it. I think you can even check local inventory on there website. That is how I found mine.
  12. CaliYeti

    Shoes

    They make wides now and worked well for me. I don't know how many places carry it but I found them at REI.
  13. Not trying to hijac the thread but I'm looking into open and had the same question as you but wanted to add to it. Maybe this has beend discussed before but does an double sided mount help the longevity of the optic? I keep hearing about small optics going out on people and I didn't know if the double sided mount helps at all?
  14. I went STI Gen 2 with TTI Base Pads and Grams Guts and followed the Atlas tuning guides on youtube. I went that route because they had good videos on what to do and they tested different mags and found this set up to work the best for them. I haven't had one mag issue since switching to Grams Guts from TTI Springs and Followers. The TTI follower and Spring is too flimsy and the Grams is far supperior in my opinion. Go the route you were thinking and follow the guide lines for the mag bodies and feed lips. It will take you some time at first to learn what to do but once you learn it you're know what to do when you need to re tune them in the future.
  15. I got my first 2011 this year and was intimidated by all the mags and how you get different answers on what is the best. So I figured I'd post since lots of people come into this in the same boat. I started with Gen 2 STI's (used Atlas mag tuning videos to put in their spec) with TTI basepads and TTI Springs/Followers. The TTI Springs/Followers held 21 rounds easy for start and 20 reloadable no problem. But the Followers were flimsy and I was worried about them. One TTI Spring follower seemed to get out of spec and didn't work so I didn't use that mag. After 2 months of heavy use one of the other mags started to show the same issue of the follower flipping on the last few rounds. I decided to switch to Grams Springs and Followers and they've been great. It has a more robust spring and follower. I won't go back to TTI guts. One caution is that 21 is tough to get seated. I won't need 22 all the time on the start so I'm not too worried about it. 20 is easily reloadable. To sum up my reccomendation STI Gen 2 Mags / TTI Basepads / Grams internals Do the Atlas tuning method to the STI mag bodies. It takes 15 Min a mag and is not complicated.
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