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  1. yep. I can't load more than 1.35 with blue bullets 180. may be shape. Its nose is a bit sharper than some other bullets
  2. I'm looking to replicate the feel of Federal's 150 gn syntech round. Anyone know what powder they use? I've read in forum that its Sport Pistol, but couldn't seem to find a definitive answer, thanks
  3. Anyone use both the 1050 and 1100? Never used either, I have a 650, so I wonder if it’s worth waiting a couple of months for the new model. I’d automate it. Probably use it to load 3,000 or so 9mm a month, and save my shoulder in the bargain. Thoughts welcome.
  4. I do shoot carry optics (Shadow 2) but have been making some 80 percent 1911's ( a 9mm and .45) have decided to try my hand at a 2011. I asked about the red dot as part of my thought process to figure out what I might build. (Think I finally figured out how to gunsmith fit a barrel. (A couple of thousand rounds through the 9mm and barrel lugs show no sign of rubbing, impact. Tho that was was the second attempt. The first barrel ended up in the trash.)) Also to help me decide on the 2011, anyone like to recommend a compensator for 9mm major? I dont know much about them, so all advice welcome. I'd like to keep it short, if possible, and even spring for titanium, to keep the weight off the nose. And am I correct that they only really work with 9mm major? Thanks
  5. Hi, Considering making an open gun, and was wondering if it’s reasonable to put a high quality red dot, like the new trijicon, directly on the slide rather than on a separate mount screwed into the frame. Any thoughts?
  6. I'd post this in the reloading forum. Lots of info there.
  7. there's an outfit called McMaster Carr. industrial online supplies that probably have high-strength screws.
  8. well, I fit the barrel to the 1911 so am planning to do the 2011 too. thoughts?
  9. Couldn't find the exact answer in my search, to bear with an old question I'm going to order a 2011 frame, 9mm open, and cant quite figure out whether to get a clark/para or Wilson/nowlin. I understand the difference, but since I'm not going to cut the frame myself, is one better for 9, with a bull barrel and compensator, than the other? Perhaps the most important question is which one requires the least skill in order to get the correct timing!:) I have built a 1911 from 80%, so I aint a complete novice... thanks.
  10. My Springfield range officer 9mm is very reliable, tho was not very accurate in original form. Never had a problem with any sort of round feeding. Did replace the slide because lockup on the factory slide was horrible. Too much slop in the slide lugs. With a new slide, and better bushing, I have to say its as accurate as my 97b with the cajun bushing. Shoot one hole (pretty much:) at 10 yards offhand.* Never had problem with any mag, tho now use Wilson 10 round mostly. *dont ask if I can do that in competition
  11. This is a completely unsolicited rave for 1911 grips from a company called TechWell. They are thicker at bottom and narrow towards the top, with a palm swell. Whats so good is that its much easier to lock the gun into your hands. I also shoot a TSO, and its much easier to use the same hold on that gun when I use a 9mm 1911 for steel challenge with the Techwell grips. Really very good. I'm going to get a second pair for my .45. Downside - they aint cheap at $99. But if you're competing.... I've had trouble adapting to the 1911 coming from the TSO and Shadows. This solves it. FYI, they got lots of grips, the ones Im talking about are PosiTec Ergonomic Grips
  12. Like what Nolan suggested. I’m stealing it!
  13. Hi, I have a Dillon 650 and while I load mostly small primers I do shoot .45 and occasionally load large rifle primers. I find changing the priming system an enormous pain - what seems straightforward in theory always ends up with problems and blows 30 minutes or more of my time. But, the primer system in the 750 seems a bit flimsy. Anyone with a lengthy load history on the 750? Is the priming system reliable and sturdy? Thanks
  14. I'd be interested in how often the cleaning is necessary and how bad it gets. I like the grip on the M&P and was considering getting one of the new CORE guns for optic in steel plate. Does it really need to be cleaned after every five shots?
  15. When I called they gave me no trouble about switching barrels. Waiting for it to come back.
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