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  1. I did the same thing with the Brazos. Leaded really bad in every 9mm I own. I switched to a .357 BBI and all my problems went away.
  2. For anyone following this, I’m up to 750 rounds now. Still lead free. I think we have a winner!
  3. That rain sucked. I left after 6 stages.
  4. Dang. That’s nice. I’d love to pick up a legion. My stock X5 is right over 4lbs. Not sure I want to invest $130 into a trigger. PS- I’m in GA too. Missing GA state but I’ll be at Riverbend Saturday.
  5. I have 400 .357’s through it now with zero leading. I’ll do a 200 round practice tomorrow and then 200 at a match Saturday. Update again after that.
  6. I used HP38 exclusively for years in my 9mm pistols. Never thought it was dirty or sooty. Never had any issues at all. I recently tried sport pistol since it’s all the rage now days and I honestly can’t tell any difference. My pistol looks as dirty as it always has. Brass I pick up still looks the same it always has. Saying all that to say this, not sure it matters much. Nothing wrong with HP38
  7. My PM9 has been flawless. Maybe 3k rounds through it. I’ll never sell it. I had a Springfield Loaded that was flawless too. Not quite as accurate as the PM9. The springfield required a new FCG to bring it up to par. PM9 required only grips and a Magwell.
  8. I have VZ recons on mine(not thin) and I make weight fine. ICE Magwell , GI guide rod
  9. jpm2953

    Trijicon SRO/X-Five

    Mac Defense Industries. Woodstock, GA
  10. jpm2953

    Trijicon SRO/X-Five

    A guy I shoot with got a place in a Marietta, GA to do his. I can get you contact info if you want.
  11. I would not use JB weld. Ain’t gonna last I would not weld it up and try to drill and tap. A weld is super hard and you will have a heck of a time doing that. Even with a mill and high end carbide bits and taps. Best bet, if there is enough material, drill and tap to the next size up.
  12. Jealous! I have 8,000 of these to go through. Ugh
  13. I have about 3,000 frustrating rounds through my X5 now. I have gotten severe leading ever since I got it. First batch of bullets were Gallant, Then Brazos, now BBI. all sized .356 and all lead pretty bad after 200 rounds. I finally slugged my bore last night and got .3564". Guess I need to order some .357's and try those. Side note: I thought it might be my Lee FCD causing this so I ditched it and went back to the Dillon crimp die. Didn't change a thing. Me and Choreboy have become good friends.
  14. I use a .050” Allen key. Works like a champ. No issues here
  15. I got major leading with the .356 Brazos in multiple guns. Tried some .357’s that a buddy had bought and they leaded too. My Sport pistol loads Sig X5 ambient temp 84 125gr BBI 1.125” 3.8gr. 1031 1042 1020 1044 1035 1037 1032 PF-129 3.9gr 1063 1051 1067 1060 1064 1066 1055 PF-132
  16. Just ignore it. I load mine to 1.145" I get great accuracy from them. They just lead my barrel really bad. I tried some .357's from them and they leaded too. Wish they worked. Great price and stupid accurate. Back to BBI for me.
  17. I don’t know. I’ve had great luck with mine. Zero issues.
  18. jpm2953

    P320 X5 Thread

    Are people running factory striker springs? I just got an X5 and need some spares
  19. I need to do some final fitting(shaping) but it works great. Did 100 rounds of 1 reload 1 and my hand never accidentally dropped a mag.
  20. I finally got it. I took the mag release back out and heated the tip of it with a torch until it was glowing red. That annealed it. I was then able to tap it. Works like a champ! I will post a picture of it later this evening.
  21. I managed to get my hole drilled. I used a 2.5mm carbide endMill. I can’t get a tap started now. Won’t even touch it. Brand new tap too! I might just buy a springer mag release and drill/tap it.
  22. You aren’t kidding about the mag release being hardened. Wow. I am going to have to order a. carbide drill bit. I had some new TIN coated bits and it won’t touch it. I made a paddle for mine instead of buying a S2 button.
  23. jpm2953

    Springer grip tape

    Came in today. Install was easy. Used the heat gun to mold it better. We will see how it holds up. I like the texture of it
  24. looks good. I am going to try to do that mag release mod to mine
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