Hey all. I've been shooting USPSA open division for a little while now, and finally have an open 2011 that I really like. It's built like a tank, and unfortunately weighs as much as a tank - 63 oz! I didn't know it was possible to make a gun that heavy, but with a full length PT frame, PT grip, and unmodified PT slide with steel comp it comes in veeeery heavy.
The issue here is that I ALSO like to shoot it in steel challenge. I find it fun, and good practice for USPSA. But as you might see, a 63oz open boat anchor is tough to swing around on steel plates. With that in mind, I was toying around with the idea of getting a complete top end built just for steel challenge. The idea is that it would be a light slide, mid-length design, with a short titanium comp.
Please look over these parts and let me know if I'm missing anything
-5" slide (already purchased from a BEnos user)
-5" OAL KKM threaded barrel (Apparently this one https://kkmprecision.com/product/govt-355-bull-4-65-clarkpara-ramped-threaded-1116x40-2/)
-2 port CFD comp
-Regular size Dawson tool-less guide rod
-Some kind of racker
Now, I understand that the slide will have to be shortened to accommodate the 5" barrel, but does it also have to be stroked? Reading the forums hasn't given me a conclusive answer on this.
Will this require any modification to my existing frame? Ideally I'd like to just swap slides and recoil systems to go between USPSA and SC, but if there's more to it then I'd like to know. I'm also flirting with the idea of putting a lighter grip on there, but that's for another thread.
Thanks for taking time to read this!