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  1. I shot this last weekend 22.46 time 16 alphas, 8 charlies 4.6304 hit factor This came out to 96.4% in production One thing that I ran differently from most of the shooters is that I ran the second string starting from the right side. As a rightie this allowed me to transition to weak hand and be in a better position to face the targets as I get into the left side box. The reload going from right to left is trickier but I think it paid off more than if I ran everything from left to right
  2. The X five is legal for ESP, and is pretty popular. However, the M17 is SSP legal out of the box. Keep in mind though that putting a grayguns trigger kit into it would bump it to ESP as well
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    P320RX vs the X5

    One thing I've noticed with the X5 grip is that it's considerably shorter than the regular P320 in the backstrap area. This is an issue if you have large hands and the bottom of your palm hangs off the bottom of the grip (at least for me).
  4. I'll have to try the beretta ones again. I had the beretta/cz pouches installed for a shadow before but the mags were a really tight fit. Maybe a light sanding will do the trick,
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    CTS vs Bull Shadow

    The barrel length on the ~CTS 5.2 and the bull shadow is ~4.9 so you're getting some more sight radius on the CTS models
  6. What mag pouches are people running for P320's in production? I just converted my CR speed pouches for the P320 and I'm not impressed with the front-to-back wiggle. I'm specifically looking at the Double Alpha offerings if they provide better retention than the CR speed pouches.
  7. I shot a match once where the 5x5 was included as a stage, and if you wanted your score to get submitted then the match director would submit your score. Otherwise they did not. So if you see that your classification hasn't been updated it might be worthwhile to ask the MD to submit your score.
  8. My local IDPA club allows appendix carry on a per-person basis for level 1 matches. They shoot in the SDP category which is basically a catch-all for people who bring non-compliant gear to local matches. Your local club may allow this or they may not. As a new shooter though I doubt that a match director would allow it.
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    Primers

    I loaded up on this the other day. Awesome deal.
  10. I would take this advice seriously. I have a couple Walther P99s that I use occasionally for IDPA in the ccp division. I called Walther for a replacement striker assembly and they didn't even have any in the country. It took two months to get the part. Luckily I had dealt with this in the off season but if it was in the middle of the shooting season it would have been a different story
  11. Glad to hear it. It seems like S+B primers have disappeared from the market and I'm looking for something else cheap for practice ammo
  12. Does anyone have experience running Fiocci small pistol primers in a Dillon 650? I'm seeing some decent deals on them online but I haven't used them before. I'm mostly concerned that the priming system can digest them smoothly.
  13. I keep a small sandwich bag with one of every part I routinely replace and/or check for wear in my shadows. This includes most of the springs in the gun as well as a spare firing pin, fiber rod, and extractor. It's overkill for most matches but my reasoning is that if I'm travelling for a multi day match then I don't have to think of anything else to pack with me. It's already in my range bag. I was actually at a match this past weekend where somebody broke an extractor on their CZ and was asking around for a spare. I wasn't even shooting a CZ that day but I still had my parts with me and had this guy covered. I wouldn't want to replace an extractor at a safe area. But if I'm at a club where I know the club house has tools or if I'm travelling at a multi day match, then I would rather replace the part on my primary gun than finish the match on my backup gun.
  14. You'll probably find that 231 is the closer of the two as compared to Sport Pistol (in terms of burn rate and load data). It's a fair bit dirtier though. I used to use 231 exclusively for 9mm until I switched to Sport Pistol. Nothing wrong with Titegroup either.
  15. Ya everyone is pretty much jumping on the Sport Pistol train for 9 minor so it's sold out quite often. It's a great powder but it's pretty much the same burn rate as win 231 and WST so I would just go with something like that until it comes back.
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