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  1. Did some loading with ramshot competition..... couldn't tell if I was shooting the titegeoup loads or the ramshot loads. Put 10 of each into a mag randomly and shot all 20 in a row. Same POA/POI, recoil, smoke (indoor range), ect... I'm going to try the win 231 next to see if it is any different. Mostly bevause I have some and the seasons over so I'm bored.
  2. 135gn SNS or DG bullets 1.125OAL 3.3GN Titegroup 134PF average. This load was chronod at multiple L2 matches this year in A5 as well as at home. 135GN BBI after weighing 25 random bullets I use 133gn as the weight. 1.129OAL 3.82GN Ramshot competition 130PF average. No noticeable difference in recoil or POA/POI between the two loads.
  3. 9mm BUL Armory trophy Saw 1911 135gn DG or SNS .356 1.128 av OAL 3.3GN Titegroup 132av PF
  4. I don't know why but my newest gun won't run the gen 2 sti mags for nothing. Pop in an MBX after doing the break in and runs 100%. So I spent the money on the MBX mags for 9 and 40 and haven't had any issues. I think Adam is doing some great things but for me and the simple cost of them, and the not knowing if they would work for me I just haven't really wanted one.
  5. The IMM barrel lower lugs are cut for a commander frame. From what my builder said they are different the a government/full size barrel lower lug and may or may not work. He didn't want to chance it as the build he was doing for me had three different uppers and was worried timing would be off on that one. So I changed it to be a KKM hybrid barrel. @AverageJoeShooting I just email Shooters Connection as well and got the same response. Kind of bummed out too as I wanted to get a new upper for open on another gun so I'd have a back up. Guess I'll just sit back and wait it out. I have thought about going with the new Scheumann Z or the SVI SVP barrel but have heard both are slower them the KKM and don't want to worry about power factor if I had to switch guns out at a major. I may be paranoid about it but.... I'm not in a huge rush anyways.
  6. From what I've seen Blue Bullets and BBI bullets works very well. I have couple friends who shoot them and have had no more leading then with JHP. I talked with Chandler (owner of BBI) and Brennan (BBI open shooter) recently about using them for 9 major and both said to use a powder closer to silhouette as ones like AA7 burn hotter and can burn the coating off though. I dont have any personal experience with it yet as I have a pile of 9 major loaded with everglades 124JHP I bought off a friend who switched to 38SC and some of the everglades 9 major ammo I had bought before I started reloading myself. And I haven't yet committed to shooting open so I just use that ammo when I do take it to a local.
  7. For me personally I think better guns make me a better shooter. Not because they are better per say but because I can trust them to not break or jam mid stage, and I like them more so I want to use it which gets me to practice more. My biggest and hardest habit to break is my division ADD. I have really nice limited, open, single stack and carry optics pistols and have not yet been able to keep myself shooting one single division for a whole season. I get bored or frustrated and change. Usually I start with SS and get about 1/2 way through the season then go to limited. Then after area 5, I live in MI, I'm like well cool season is basicly over so I can just mess around with the open or CO guns. I find the switch from SS to Lim fairly simple but this year it was a little worse since I had a brand new limited gun that was a lot different then any I'd even shot before. It was a 5.5" sight block setup and took much more work getting used to. I still ended up doing pretty well with it though. I will also say that another big help for me is having a major match goal ahead of me to train for. Once the area match is over its usually 4 or 5 months of basicly down time with a few locals left in October then maybe a local or two indoor in the winter.
  8. After trying both as well as the LSI Outlaw they are all a little different in shape. For me I like the LSI the best. It's more aggressive and the undercut goes a little lower making it a lot more comfortable for the middle finger. My second choice is the Cheely
  9. I like them but not for USPSA. The last PM9 I got, 2020, didnt run right at all. Very sluggish and feeding issues right from the start. Ended up getting a set of BUL Armory 1911s and have loved them.
  10. Thanks everyone. Gonna do some adjustment and try it again.
  11. So for the guys running the ratcheting belts do you order it shorter then your normal outer belt? I've had an RHT one for like 2 years and tried it twice. The other belt overlaps at the ends like my normal one and when I sinch it down it makes the inner loop under itself. Am i missing something obvious?
  12. I have mine from them. Seem to load up and shoot just like anything else I've used so far. Being used in a p320 and 2011.
  13. Usually people get bumped to open from SS due to weight or the gun being to wide.
  14. @ltdmstr you sound like me. Always having new guns in the works. Lol. As for by division, CO is leaps and bounds above everything else here in MI. For me personally I just had a gun build with a limited and open upper. And am sending D2 Customs my limited gun to add a racker and thumb rest and a complete open upper. This way I have a solid back up for either setup. Ohh and a 40 cal SS build with Venom.
  15. Thanks everyone! It means a lot.
  16. So what yall are saying is this high of a variance is unacceptable.
  17. so true.... so true. Thanks guys. I'll keep loading and shooting.
  18. I'm using the Lyman Pro micrometer adjustable die set for 9mm and am having a very hard time dialing the seating die it to where its consistent. My OAL is 1.128", or well that's what I'm trying to get. When I check OAL I have anywhere from 1.126-1.130. Am I over analyzing it or should I be able to get better results? I've read a few threads about the Redding Micrometer adjustable seating die and people have said to remove the spring inside the die. I havent ever seen the Redding one in person to know how similar they are but the Lyman has a "floating" seating stem with a spring and I'm wondering if my results would improve if I remove the spring.
  19. Good info mate! Mine has a 5.4" KKM Barrel.
  20. Awesome news! I think I need a second one.
  21. Yes. Although I'd be interested in what 1911 and base pads you are using that require this.
  22. Well I learned two things. First, I'm not the only one who doesnt regularly clean a barrel. And second, I'm not crazy for using TG with coated bullets. I have other powders but I just started reloading with my own machine this season and with everything being super hard to get I just continued to use the load a friend had been loading for me. It works really well in both my 1911 9mm and the girlfriends P320 legion. 3.3gn TG, 135gn coated bullet, OAL 1.128. Comes in at a 133PF in the 1911s and 129PF in the Sig. I do a bit of indoor practice because the range is open 24/7 and I work night shift and dont notice a lot more smoke then a good friends 40 major load with sport pistol. I dunno.
  23. Yeah I was talking with the owner of BBI and that's what he had recommended and I found some for sale so I snagged it. Oddly though I've bought 5 or 8lb of a few powders now so I guess incase I run out of one I have back ups. Lol
  24. I drive over an hour to live fire outside, 40 minutes to live fire inside. As for dry fire.... only things it helps me with is draw, mag changes.
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