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BenAlpha

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  1. Comparable to STI, much better than CZ.
  2. BenAlpha

    "Graduating" to an open gun?

    Thanks for all your comments guys, I already ordered a custom gun and it's ready. Just waiting for it to be registered and then I can start training. Shot 50 rounds through it last week, it's awesome. Different, but awesome.
  3. No, they are not available here.
  4. They are made in Israel, where I live. Quality seems to be on par with STI, they do Tin coating, DLC if you want to pay for it. The only thing cheap on it is the Nikko Sterling optic which is an RTS2 knockoff. But that's the only option I have down here, and it'll do.
  5. Went for the full dust cover. Waiting on the optic, and installing a dawson ice magwell and go-gun thumb rest when they come in.
  6. Looks like the full dust cover jumps less for me. Are you guys sure the weight difference between the two slides is significant? *yes, i shot both without sights
  7. No steel challenges here
  8. Why did they go to cut dust covers to begin with? haha. Isn't a full dust cover just more "dead" weight and that's good?
  9. Keep 'em coming. Also, take notice that it has a plastic grip that I can't switch for a metal one because they are not imported to israel.
  10. I'm about to order a new BUL SAS UR open gun (israeli made) and there's an option for a full or cut dust cover. I'm a small guy with small hands and the gun smith said heavier is better. Why is it that I rarely see full dust cover ones? which one should i choose? I shot both, without sights and they felt different, not by much. (10 rounds each) It was my first time shooting open so my mind was overwhelmed, can't decide. Also, should i opt for the TiN barrel? Help!
  11. BenAlpha

    "Graduating" to an open gun?

    Why not shoot factory .40 major instead of 9 minor ? Just the way things evolved down here I guess. We don't use .40 for carry in Israel so the ammo is expensive, might be that.
  12. BenAlpha

    "Graduating" to an open gun?

    Thank you guys for all your great comments. I'm rying to find and open shooter that will let me try his gun and hopefully find the red dot to be easier on my eyes.. because this won't be easy on the wallet.
  13. BenAlpha

    "Graduating" to an open gun?

    I forgot to mention, I'm located in Israel. Reloading ammo is prohibited here and does not exist. We only shoot factory ammo, so open shooters here shoot 9 minor, non shoot major. Also, Carry Optics division does not exist here at the moment and I'm not a DA/SA fan, at all. Keep the opinions coming! thanks.
  14. BenAlpha

    "Graduating" to an open gun?

    Hey there! I'm new to IPSC and shooting in general, carry a Glock 19 and shooting standard with my CZ SP-01 SA. I've been told I need to start with an iron sights gun to learn the basics and fundatmentals before I can move to Open Division where everything is faster. The thing is, I'm not enjoying myself so much. Having real bad case of cross-eye-dominance I find my self really struggling with the irons, 20-30 min into shooting the sights get fuzzy, I get a headache and it all goes bad from there. I don't want this to turn into a cross eye dominant thread, so here are my questions to all you open shooters: 1) How long did you shoot irons before "graduating" to an open gun? 2) Do you believe it's important to shoot iron sights before moving to a red dot? 3) Are red dots on open guns (mounted to the frame) easier for someone with cross dominant eyes to shoot? 4) How much softer shooting are these? I'm also a small guy with small hands and struggling with a tennis elbow that flares up from gripping a gun HARD for long periods of time (I'm right handed and the TE is in my left elbow) -I just installed a Nitro Fin on my SP-01 and it helped ALOT with the elbow. Thanks in advance! -Ben
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