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  1. Was there anything behind using the original hammer design versus the competition hammer? Seems like the shape of the competition hammer gets all the love from the well kitted out Shadow 2's.
  2. Agreed, a number of us were able to remedy the FTE issue with the 150% wilson spring. Mine has had zero issues since.
  3. In case anyone else is interested in modified levers and slide release: Here is a picture of my ground down lever with my hand in the shooting position but thumb under the levers: And a clearer picture of the side. These are the Beretta slim safety levers with the left side ground down even further with an extended slide release.
  4. I think the feedback on the Beretta forum has been similar to yours, provided that the feedback comes from someone using it in competitive events. Still a lot to like about it, but imperfect The smaller safety levers (and XL) just got posted on the Beretta USA site. I ordered a set in hopes that it resolves the unreachable slide lock issue. I don't like the way the vertec grip feels and the slide could have used some grip wings in place of where the slide safeties used to be (ala VP9). I can run it just fine as is, but I'll probably move to a Shadow 2 eventually.
  5. Gave it a brief go today and it fed and functioned almost perfectly. The SRO flew off the slide after a few rounds unfortunately so will have to resecure it with some better screws and threadlocker. The slide hangs out the back of the frame but the hammer rest point is exactly the same. So no issues with the important geometry parts.
  6. It's much better than I thought. I thought there would be some plan in the rails that would cause some concern, but there's no movement. Aside from the frame sticking out, the shadow 2 slide is also about the same width as the TSO frame.
  7. Here's the picture of the frankenbuild. My concern is that the blast from the muzzle may hit the frame.
  8. I'll post a picture of this abomination later, but would there be any issues with a Shadow 2 slide and a Tac sport 9mm frame? I know it looks stupid with the extended dust cover past the slide and barrel, and it does stick out a little in the back too. The hammer at rest seems to be the same which is what matters. Hand racking with a dummy round and slide lock all seem to function fine. The particular Shadow 2 upper that I have is milled for an optic so it would be fun to try it with the TSO SA and heavy frame.
  9. I was hoping for the smaller levers and the extended slide release to be able to release the slide with my shooting hand instead of my support hand. But they are very pricey and will probably be cheaper once available here. The barrel issue is a curious one. I posted several times in the Beretta forum and some of us are trying to figure it out. One person said the casing was so stuck in there that he had to yank it out by hand.
  10. I posted this on the Beretta forum as well, but been having issues with FTE on my 92xP. 1500 rounds, and happened twice within 150 rounds of each failure, somewhere after the 1k mark. Took this snapshot off my aimcam from today's USPSA match where you can see the next round getting stuck on the empty casing still stuck in the chamber. A few others noted they had similar issues with FTE, which is uncommon for a 92.
  11. I've been spending a lot of time with my 92xP and have fairly similar feedback to many owners who are using the pistol for matches. My Elite II seems to fit my hand much better, and that gun is not an ergonomic dream either. That being said, with enough practice, any ergo issue can be overcome, but it would be nice to have a gun fit out of the box. I am hoping Beretta USA offers the "special parts" soon. The EU site's extended slide release combined with a thinner safety lever will help alleviate the issue of not being able to reach the slide release. I kind of wish they put VP9 c
  12. Called RHT and they said they just added the 92xP to the list. No other kydex places that I emailed seem to offer it. My pick would be Garrett for the leather lined Kydex but they said they can't do it. Apparently the one on Beretta's site is not good.
  13. Not having the best luck with my gun-- Had light primer strikes on three rounds of PMC factory ammunition. One of the rounds, I put back into the gun and it still failed to fire with a second attempt. These all fired just fine in my Beretta Elite II (with a lowered 13 lb hammer spring) and a factory Sig P210. Will probably just send the gun back to Salient this time.
  14. Thanks for your thoughts. I also really like mine a lot and it was a heck of a surprise considering there are so many established makers. Do you have the Strike One or the Type B? If it is the type B, would you mind posting what the inside of the mag release system looks like?
  15. Oh, that's you! I saw your video and sent you a message on Instagram, what a coincidence. I'm glad to hear that your mag release has been pretty reliable after tweaking it. The thing that bugged me the most was when my mag fell out during shooting, I couldn't get the mag to come out by pulling on it, so it was hard to tell when the release bar needs an adjustment. I am concerned that over time again with numerous reloads, if it will bend the release bar again and fail. Archon told me that they had revised the magazine release on the Type B, but no diagrams or addition
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