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  1. Definitely strange. I don't lube pistol brass, so I have no idea if that could be the culprit. Are you using the same bullets that you always have? It almost sounds like you got an oversized bullet stuck in the barrel. Did you measure the squibs against the rest of the stock you have? Could your seating/crimp die be damaged and deforming your bullets?
  2. Agree. Start with pushups and pullups (they make bands to assist) and go from there.
  3. Thanks Mike! Looks promising. Seems to be on sale right now and they have a great return policy.
  4. Maybe I'll try that one and see if I can "make it work"...
  5. Does anyone know of a simple/basic kydex holster that I can get for my large frame steel witness? I use a basic Uncle Mike's (don't laugh) for my Glock 17 when I do practice matches at a local indoor range, so I was hoping to get something similar for my Witness. I looked in previous threads and people recommend trying out holster made for Barettas or Sigs, but nobody with a large frame steel seems to have actually responded. Anyone out there have an idea? I saw this cheap Tactical Scorpion listed on Amazon, but it says it says for P frame, so I'm not sure if it would fit - https://www.amazon.com/Tactical-Scorpion-Witness-Polymer-Holster/dp/B079SWH6SJ
  6. Where do you get decent ammo that cheap? I mainly shoot 124gr 9mm (occasionally 147gr) and I can't find anything good that's $8/box
  7. Cripes. I'd have a hard enough time just seeing a 10 inch target at 1000 yards, nevermind hitting it. What's the magnification on the scopes you use?
  8. FWIW I use Hornady dies with my Lock n Load progressive for 9, 45, and 38/357 and I've never had a problem (except the time a .380 case got mixed in with the 9mm). I have a Lee Factory Crimp die that I use with .45 because I had a pistol that was finicky about the crimp on SWC loads, so I use it out of habit.
  9. I pretty much exclusively load coated bullets (ACME, ibijeheads, Blue, whatever..) and I've never had a problem using a Hornady Series II Taper Crimp Die Set. Station 1 - deprime and resize Station 2 - expand Station 3 - powder Station 4 - empty Station 5 - Seat and taper crimp The Hornady seat and taper crimp is great with coated bullets. Even when I have to pull bullets because of bad primer strike, etc, there's very little damage to the coating.
  10. Factory ammo or reloads? If it's reloads then check to make sure your primers aren't sitting too high. My press developed a little wear under the priming section and started to seat primers a little high, so I was getting light strikes, FTF, etc...
  11. I've always gone with ACME because they've always been a few dollars cheaper than the rest.
  12. Ditto on supporting small business.
  13. Good call Chet. I run 124 gr coated with Win 231 and 5.0 seems WAY hot...to me. For my Glock 14 I'm right at 4.0 gr, and I'm at 4.4 for my 9mm carbine, so I'd never go anywhere near 5.0. Doesn't mean someone can't safely go there, but it's too hot for my comfort...
  14. I've been on the fence for a little while about picking one of these up. Consensus everywhere seems to be that they're a good value for he money.
  15. Very nice. Getting a 3D printer is definitely on my short list this year...
  16. I've been hit with splatter many times. Found this high speed vid of bullets hitting steel:
  17. Yes, I think my reply was poorly worded! I use the same pins that you referenced in your link and the pins can't get stuck sideways.
  18. Agree. I've picked up a bunch of different/older powders from people and as long as it was stored properly there were never any issues. And getting 10 pounds for FREE is fantastic.
  19. Same here. The pins are too long to get stuck sideways like in the OP picture.
  20. Probably 3 position small bore shooting. My daughter (high school sophomore) is part of a local Jr Rifle team and that's what they practice. " In NCAA smallbore 3-position rifle, shooters fire in prone, standing and kneeling positions at targets 50 feet downrange. The bullseye is tiny, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Student-athletes shoot free rifles with metallic sights (no magnification) that can weigh no more than 17.6 pounds. The course-of-fire is 20 shots for each of the three positions for a possible perfect score of 600. After a 15-minute prep period, shooters have 120 minutes to complete each relay. "
  21. I'm like the OP. I have a large frame stainless Witness in .45 and there don't seem to be that many options available for grips. Tanfoglio even stopped selling the wood grips for the large frame pistols.
  22. Just a suggestion, but you may want to shoot from a rest while doing your tests. I get better/more consistent shots from a rest as it takes variables out of the equation (like me flinching, jerking the trigger, etc)...
  23. Sounds like you've set yourself up pretty well. What ammo do you shoot now? Maybe just make your own version of the factory load you've been successful with? I like the suggestion of trying different weights, but you can quickly go down a rabbit hole where you spend a LOT of time mixing and matching recipes/combinations that in the end turn out to be not too different from a felt recoil perspective. Good luck.
  24. Sounds very strange. I have a Gen 4 G17 that I've used with snap caps thousands of times with no issues. Maybe look for a Glock forum to see if it's something new with Gen 5 models?
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