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  1. Thanks- I bought a used 2011 and the spring was peened out as you describe. I never understood why they did it until now!
  2. I have an STI 2011 .40 cal that I shoot in a local league. It is similar in nature to IDPA but some of the rules are different. No gun size limits for instance. I want to upgrade the base pads on my 126mm magazines as the plastic factory ones are getting pretty dinged up. What is the lowest profile basepad out there that is sturdy and easy to use? I have seen the Dawson wedge pads, but they appear to stick out further than they need to at that angle. I would prefer something similar in size to the factory ones, just more robust. Thanks
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    When do you disengage thumb safety?

    As soon as it’s down range. But I have to focus, my thumb riding the safety grip makes it easy to click it off too soon.
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    Shock- BUffs, who uses?

    I use one. Bought my pistol used, the previous owner had a bag of them with it so I have kept using them. I figure, the gun runs good with it in there, so why mess with it?
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    Guide Rod Tactical 4.0

    The new rod measures .324" the recoil master that went into this (stock) reverse plug is .331". I asked EGW about it, they said it was more clearance than they would design into a plug, but it should be fine. I shot it a bit and don't see any odd scratches or wear that makes me think it will be a problem.
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    Guide Rod Tactical 4.0

    EGW Commander
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    Guide Rod Tactical 4.0

    Arrived in the mail today. I used the reverse plug from the recoil master and everything went together fine. I had to trim a couple coils off the wolff (16#) recoil spring to keep it from bottoming out. Ran great with several different loads. Much smoother recoil pulse than the RM system. I am going to try a 15 and 14 pound to see how they run as well next time out. The rod sticks out the end exactly the same amount as the barrel. I may turn it down to be flush with the reverse plug, but it doesn't look bad as is.
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    200G Zero Bullets

    I had to go up to 4.8 gr at 1.20” to reliably hit major. Great combo with soft recoil.
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    Guide Rod Tactical 4.0

    This is what I am hearing from SVI as well. I called today and they said their commander length reverse plug is 1.245" long. The one in my STI is about .95". I think I am going to get a standard 5" guide rod and trim it down. The stock reverse plug for the recoil master is .34" ID. This should work with a standard guide rod diameter.
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    Guide Rod Tactical 4.0

    Nice, thanks! Does the svi reverse plug work in the sti also?
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    140mm GEN 2 STI Mags Input

    Brazo's is clearancing out gen 1 mags. STI Mags
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    Guide Rod Tactical 4.0

    I would like to try a FLGR in my tactical 4.0 STI 2011. I saw an older thread where they linked to one on Dawson's website that is no longer available. Which guide rods will fit my gun if I want to get rid of the recoil master system? Thanks
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    Questions about STI gen2 mags

    Where did you order the Gen 2 mags from? Looking to try a few myself and some places still have gen 1 pics on their website.
  14. Has anyone here replaced the factory sights on an older XSE commander lightweight? I called Dawson, they have a front sight that is supposed to fit the XSE Front Sight but I wasn't able to confirm that the rear sight is a regular Novak Lowpro cut. Trying to confirm that this one will work: Rear Sight Anyone have information on this gun? Thanks
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    You guys recall shooting dueling trees pre 2002?

    Found this article. https://www.salutetargets.com/blog/article/Salute+to+Col+Jeff+Cooper%2C+John+Pepper%2C+Ron+Benson%2C+%26+early+Steel+Target+designs+from+Gunsite