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  1. Lee makes 38 short Colt dies so you can use the case activated powder through die on a progressive press. 9mm taper crimp die works for your final stage. I found a firm crimp allowed me to get more accurate groups and better SD. Start with low end 9mm load data. And work up. Most powders that work well in minor power factor 9mm will work well for 38 short Colt in a 357 mag gun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Bayou’s are between 16 and 18 BHN Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I pocket carry a 442. Small changes in weight and size make a big difference in pocket carry. I think you’ll be surprised how much easier a 642 will be to carry. You can buy a spring kit on eBay for about $15 and within 20 minutes you’ll have a trigger that will feel much much better. Mine has never had light strikes even after swapping out the springs. The ability to carry +p is a pretty big deal in a snubby 38. As to the number of rounds you should know one thing and then ask yourself one question. First, the average self defense shooting (including cops) requires 1.7 rounds. Since you’re already carrying a snubby, you’ve already joined the camp that recognizes that capacity is not the most important factor in a good carry gun. Second, ask yourself “what scenarios are there where a sixth round would resolve the circumstance and a seventh round would not be required?” Obviously very few. Most scenarios with a larger number of rounds is going to require a reload, whether you have a five or six round gun in the pocket. In terms of holsters, I’ve become partial to the Boraii pocket holster. Covers the trigger and holds it upright in the pocket but is very fast to draw and no bulk at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I’ve used it with great results. Primer pockets are the right size. Flash holes are uniform. Presently at about 10 reloads on a batch of 1000 with no noticeable wear. 38 special brass Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. The notion that primers can’t partially ignite is a myth. A light primer strike CAN cause partial ignition of a primer. To test this you can take a S&W revolver that has a leaf spring which can be adjusted by a tension screw near the bottom of the grip and loosen the screw by an eighth of a turn, shoot six rounds, another eighth of a turn, six more rounds, etc., until you start getting light strikes. When you reach the margin where you barely start getting light strikes, you will find that about one in ten primers will partially ignite, thereby causing the exact problem you have described. Melted but not ignited powder, squibs with powder, etc. I have done this with Winchester primers and it is real. Also, I have found S&B primers to be about the hardest brand out there in SPP. I would guess that you happened upon that narrow little spot where primers occasionally only partially ignite. The other possible explanation is that you wet tumble and your brass wasn’t fully dry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. That’s fantastic Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I love that bullet. I run it too, and it’s amazingly accurate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I voted no to L6 major and no to rimfire. We don’t need a major/minor division in ICORE. Let uspsa do uspsa. We don’t need to be copy cats. And rimfire is really hard to score with steel. I agree with MWP that we don’t need additional divisions splitting up competition even more. I reluctantly made an exception and voted yes for snubby because lots of people already have them and i thought that it has the chance of attracting new shooters without too much investment in equipment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I have the same set up and have experienced the exact same problem. Interested in a solution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I wholeheartedly agree Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Look what just dropped: https://ruger.com/products/superGP100/specSheets/5065.html Will this give the 627 and the 929 a run for their money? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Nice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I’ve never used Accurate #2. But i have compared sport pistol and bullseye, and sport pistol came out the winner Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Uhhh i thought this thread was about saving revolver. Not killing it.
  16. Why not just buy from star line? They make both short Colt and long Colt and it will save you hours of work. Since you’re buying brass anyway, I’m not sure what advantage there is to cutting your own. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. This is the crux of the issue in my opinion. ICORE is doing just fine. In part because it’s competitive and everyone is shooting a similar platform. Which raises the level of the competition for all participants. People shoot competitively because they want to compete. [stating the obvious, but that’s really the issue]. If there’s no real revolver group to compete against, why show up other than to get in some practice. Which you can do yourself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. American Select is my preference as well
  19. Well it would be a nice surprise for Federal to load something on the hot side for once. Most of their handgun stuff has been very anemic in my experience.
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