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Finally read the FAQs

Finally read the FAQs (3/11)

  1. As Clang says, you should check each and every mag on the gauge. Just because the website states it fits the requirements, there are manufacturing variances that we all got hit in the face with on the 21 round X5 mags. The $20 or whatever the gauge costs from BSPS or Springer is worth it to not get DQ'd at a major or moved up to Open for bad mags. Henning's +6 states it's legal, but I'll be checking each one after I assemble them just to be sure.
  2. I have a dilemma I’d like some opinions on. I’m looking to upgrade my pistol for Limited division for next season, but looking early to start gathering the upgrades, mags, gunsmith work, etc. now so she’ll be ready sometime in the fall for testing and practice. I’m currently shooting a P226 Legion SAO, 9mm that i shot last year and really like the fit and feel in my hands. I’ve found the 2011 isn’t going to work for me, so it’s out. I’ll be staying minor scoring for now as well. Here are my 3 options I’ve come up with, taking into account cost, availability, build quality, after market parts, etc, etc. - Sig P320 X5 Legion, 9mm. TTI extension base pads, GGI competition trigger kit, Springer Precision Tungsten guide rod & extended mag release. - Tanfoglio Limited Custom, 9mm. Henning extension base pads, probably flat trigger kit, upgraded recoil system,probably springs kit, and possibly an extended mag release. - CZ Shadow 2 9mm. TTI or Armory Craft extension base pads, Armory Craft tactical SAO trigger conversion, extended ambi-safety, upgraded recoil system, probably springs kit, and Armory Craft magwell. Some after market parts may vary, but these are my thoughts thus far. What is everyone’s opinion? Don’t try to sell me what think I should do. Explain to me what you would do and why. Hopefully you’ll give me things to think about and consider. Thanks.
  3. In case anyone cares, Taylor Freelance has a +5 basepad for the standard P226 magazines. So that gets you to 20. Just FYI.
  4. Hey everyone, Question for the group. Does anyone know which Grams Follower Kit works for the P226 9mm with Mec-Gar magazines? I want to swap out my springs/followers for the new year but need to know what kit to get since Grams doesn't make one for the P226 specifically. I thought I heard the XDM kit works for the P226, but I'm not sure if that's accurate. I'd appreciate any information you all can share. Thanks.
  5. I shoot the P226 Legion SAO in 9mm in Limited at this point. I know it's not major scoring, but for now it fits me well and I can control it solidly. It's a tack driver, that's for sure.
  6. I don't know, but I've reached out to Rock Island to inquire. It's a Pro Match Ultra HC, which I call more of a 2011 clone than a pure 2011. The mags look more "normal" as well compared to the STI 2011 mags.
  7. It's a 2011 clone more than a true 2011. RIA Pro Match Ultra HC. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  8. I did a bunch of searching for ammo information, but I decided to post my inquiry to get more focused info from the forum. First off, I don’t reload and that’s not in my near future. So my inquiry is centered around buying fully created ammo. After some research on the forum and past inquiries with friends, I’ve created a list of ammo makers that aren’t the “big box” ammo makers (Federal is the lone exception due to their Syntech line). I don’t really have any desire to go “big box” so let’s stick with companies similar to my below list. Angel Fire Atlanta Arms Big Country Tactical Black Dot Epic Munitions Everglades Ammo Federal Syntech Fenix Ammo Freedom Munitions NC Shooters Oak Island Ammo Precision Delta Did I miss any companies similar to these? What are your impressions/experiences with the makers? Good, bad, ugly I’d like to know them all. Since I’m new to 40 S&W, I’m also interested to hear what you all think of the various grain weights (165, 180, 200) and what you think is the better option to help keep recoil down and to get back on target quicker. I’ll probably get a few boxes of each option to test myself in the pistol I’m getting (which is a pretty heavy pistol at 2.9lbs if that changes your reply at all) to see how it reacts to each one. But I’d still like to hear what you all think of the options and what your experiences have been.
  9. This begs a follow-up. I've never shot a 40sw before, only 45acp and 9mm. I've heard that 40sw is actually snappier than a 45acp (more difficult to control accurately, especially quickly). Is that accurate? I know many answers are "it depends on the gun," "it depends on the ammo," and "it depends on the shooter." But I'm asking in more general terms. I would be shooting Federal Syntech ammo as I do for 9mm and 45acp. I noticed the PF for the Syntech 40sw & 45acp is the same - 170. Obviously the 40sw is lighter and higher velocity. But that doesn't mean it's harder to control, at least in my pea-brain. So generically, is 40sw hard to control than a 45acp as I've heard?
  10. Thanks. It's on thing to think this but another to hear it from other shooters. I agree with it as well. I was mainly curious to hear what others thought and if they were things to consider that I didn't take into account.
  11. I'd be interested in using a 2011 type pistol of an STI caliber, but I've never seen them have mags about about 12-13 rounds. I'd be interested to know how many rounds he was running and if 16+ where he got them. Good to know that if one runs the gun properly, it's not a big deal. I agree archer/arrow comment.
  12. 1. I'm just talking about taking my 45acp ammo I use for SS. Not the actual gun itself. Although I could do that for L10 if I wanted to with longer mags. 2. I'm aware that there will be times when standing reloads or a "pause" in action may be required. I've had to do that as a newish shooter as it is. So right now I'm not so heavily worried about it. 3. I do it for fun mainly, but I do like to do well in my class and show well against those a class or two higher. I'll never compete with M/GM shooters at this point. 4. There would be virtually no out of pocket to do what I'm thinking about.
  13. Hey all, Has anyone ever seen someone shooting 45acp in Limited? Not L10, actually full-on Limited. I know most go 40sw for Limited major due to the larger capacity, but if you could get 16-18 rounds for a 1911/2011 pistol in 45acp is it even worth considering? I currently shoot 9mm in Limited due to only having 9mm or 45acp pistols in my safe. I've never actually shot 40sw before. I don't reload (and don't plan to any time soon) and shoot Federal Syntech for matches. I was thinking of taking the 45acp that I use for SS and shoot it for Limited major knowing I may have an additional reload possibility at local matches and for sure have one at a major match. I can run 16 round mags and base pads that would be +1 or +2 for 45acp, which isn't a ton less than my 20-21 round 9mm mag now or the 20-21 rounds for a 40sw mag (with proper base pads). Plus the PF between the 40sw & 45acp for Federal Syntech is the same at 175. I'm just trying to figure out if it's even worth considering knowing I shoot minor now and don't really want to add another caliber to my safe. For those of you who are laughing at this inquiry or think it's just dumb, please just pass on by. I think it's a legit question/inquiry and would like to know what the more experienced USPSA shooters think. I'm still new (only about 15 matches total over the past 2 years) and am looking for options to use stuff I have and not drop a ton to add another caliber and specialized pistol to the mix. So am I just being dumb here or is this something that's possible? I'm not going to be a GM or win Nats, but I'm just trying to compete as best as I can without getting a second mortgage to pay for something I'm not good enough to utilize. Thanks.
  14. I have the "standard" X5 with the GG competition trigger kit and really like it a lot. The pull is lighter and is down to 4lbs 6oz on average from around 7lbs to start. The reset is shorter (albeit not as short as I'd prefer, like my 226 SAO is). The over travel is pretty much gone. I do wish they'd just sell the kit without the trigger. I may get the Legion X5 and if so I'd keep the trigger (I do like the skeletonized version) but probably utilize the rest of the kit but would hate paying extra for a trigger I won't use. I have the Apex kit in my 320c and a 320f, but prefer the GG kit myself.
  15. Try reaching out to GrayGuns to see if they'll sell their springs separately. Worse that can happen is they say no.
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