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Brophy-J

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  1. @tombo131 You could try the SpringCo ppq/q5 spring kit upgrade. Ive used it on the polymer version for over a year and love it. I just got an SF and installed it on that too, improves the weight and feel quite a bit in my opinion. Others have said that this kit causes issues with the dingus safety, personally I have not experienced this yet but it probably depends on how you grip the gun. There is a youtube video on how to install the kit, not too complicated, only two springs. I dont know if they have the kit direct on their website, I had to call and ask for it. Only $20 ish if I recall. Would you mind telling me what exact spring you used on the recoil system? Is there any modifications or tricks to installing it?
  2. I ordered the Lee U die and did some testing with it. On a 1050 following the directions provided, with the tool head all the way down screw in the die until it touches the shell plate then tighten the lock ring finger tight. I am getting a lot of rounds not passing my case gauge. I tried backing out the die 1/2 turn and deeper in 1/2 turn, same result. This is a much worse failure rate then the stock dillon die. Any trick to getting this to work on a 1050?
  3. Thanks everyone, at that price I have to try one out.
  4. @Rnlinebacker Thanks for your response man. looks like a good product. Think I will give it a shot.
  5. Hello, I reload only 9mm and am shooting a volume of rounds per week. I have a 1050 with stock dillon dies. The main issue I have with the machine stem from the decapping station. Decapping pins seem to bend easy and I have to keep a constant supply of them on hand. E-clips break form time to time as well, another thing I need to keep on hand. Sometimes primes dont pop free of the pin and get sucked back into the primer pocket, causing lengthy downtime. Is there a better alternative to the decapping/resizing station? I can live with what I have now but if there is something better I would love to know. Thank you for your time.
  6. Springco makes a two piece spring kit for the ppq/q5 that takes weight from ~5lb to ~3.5lb. I believe it was the Daniel Thomson guy who did the stipple job at the top of this page that created the kit. Personally I like it and run it in my Q5. I think Daniel says the kit will work on the SF model. I hope to have an SF soon and will confirm if the spring kit works or not. To get one I just called Springco and asked for the PPQ/Q5 sping kit. I dont remember it being expensive maybe $20 ish?
  7. Big, What safety are you running? Unica?
  8. No way! We are Tanfo brothers now!
  9. Got mine today, pretty excited. Couple impressions. As Big said, DA pull is heavy and will need some work. Both large and small frames will be available, i chose large for better grip selection here in the US. Comes with a single sided extended safety, no more ambi safety. This is good for IDPA shooters. Slide release is really hard to reach with my shooting hand, I will see is smaller grips/ smaller safety will help with this at all. Heart hammer. Blacked out stock sights. Fit and finish seem really good. Comes with 2 mags. More Pictures:
  10. IFG has updated their website to show some specs on Lim Pros http://www.italianfirearmsgroup.com//ftitalia/detail/defiant-limited-pro
  11. No haven't gotten to look through one. Im used to a single dot so I assumed I would not use the big circle. The dot alone is not big enough for your tastes?
  12. Looking to setup a Ruger mk 4 lite for Rimfire Optics in Steel Challenge. The 510C seems very popular here for big boy open guns and I would like to give it a try. For those with experience, is the 510C too bulky for a mk 4 or do you think it would work? Thanks!
  13. Anyone confirm that it fits in the IDPA box? If it does, then the stock 3 extreme would be SSP legal. Thus what ever hammer the s3 extreme uses would be an allowable modification for any other SSP legal Tanfo like the Lim Pro. Does anyone know for sure what hammer the s3 extreme uses? Delta, Titan?? Thank you @dsatchell You my have gotten us a hammer upgrade.
  14. Thanks @thx1138jt Per the Recoil article... Laugo lists the Alien pistol features as: Low bore axis Interchangeable upper rail Exchangeable backstraps Adjustable iron sights Ambidextrous magazine release Trigger safety Striker safety block Specifications: Length: 8.2-inches Width: 1.1-inches Height: 5.8-inches Barrel length: 4.8-inches Weight (with empty mag): 2.47 pounds Trigger weight: 2.2 to 5.6 pounds, adjustable by the manufacturer Magazine capacity: 17
  15. @motherFNbrandon Thank you! Can people comment on hammers? How important are they in regard to trigger weight and primer ignition? I am interested in setting up a lim pro for IDPA SSP/USPSA Prod. I believe the Titan hammer is off the cards, but the Heart and possibly the Delta might be allowed. Any experience with these? I apologize if this is thread hijacking but it seems relevant to the discussion.
  16. Would someone tell me what the extended firing pin block adds in terms of functionality/trigger? Thanks!
  17. I would be interested in one of these. The picture above, is that chromed or just raw and not coated yet? I would prefer chrome honestly but not a big deal. What kind of aftermarket grips are available for small frames? I cant seem to find any. Did Patriot Defense ever get some of them or are they still waiting? Thanks for the info.
  18. Got to shoot the Colorado State IDPA Championship. Overall I shot well with only a couple mistakes. I ended up in 17th overall and 2nd SSP Expert. I finished with 0 no-shoots and 0 penalties. My one regret is not topping off the magazine I used during the warmup. Turns out that it would run dry on two disappearing targets, costing me 20+ seconds. I think I learned my lesson though. I no longer put empty or half empty magazines back into my carriers. I am happy with my raw time but my accuracy still needs to be cleaned up a bit, especially for IDPA. I will continue to shoot live fire 3 times a week in preparation for the upcoming matches. My next big match is the sectional. This will be my first big USPSA event. Wish me luck.
  19. Keep training what you can. Hope you recover soon.
  20. I was just wondering specifically for him. On his post from the 24th he says he found a faster way to reload. Just wondering what he found out.
  21. Whats the faster reload method? Jerry style switching hands?
  22. Jakob Brophy A107840 Production - B Ive been shooting USPSA since Feb 2018, IDPA since July 2017. I want to make master in both in 2019.
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