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  1. I ordered two ratcheting kits from Carbon Arms to. fit to a couple of Bianchi Accumold 7202 belts. I used a utility knife to cut the belts down to a length just shorter than would fit me wearing my lightest clothing. I sealed the ends with superglue, then added the Carbon Arms kits which was just a matter of drilling 1/4" holes to take the flange nuts, the buckle and strap and the retaining screws. I did this to allow the belts to be easily adjusted for tightness over a variety of clothing from shorts and a T-shirt in the summer to heavy jeans, a heavy shirt and possibly a vest in cold weather.
  2. Wow, that was fast. AFAIK, all of these cards are correct and much appreciated. They are going into my range bag for reference when I can't get to the actual owners manuals as you noted in the OP. Thanks for all of your work on these. One correction on the Vortex Venom card. The "footprint" of the red dot itself is the "Docter/Noblex", which is quite common and almost any optics ready handgun comes with an adapter plate for this footprint. It does include a removable Weaver/Picatinny rail mount which is useful on most rifles, shotguns, etc.
  3. Very useful idea. Thanks. Vortex Venom please.
  4. It's not limited to PC models. I just bought a M&P9 2.0 CORE Compact (4" barrel). It is not a PC gun but does have the extended slide stop tabs on both sides.
  5. Yes, both the 4.25 and 5" frames are the same and take the same 17-round magazines. The 4" "Compacts" are shorter and take 15-round magazines as flush fit.
  6. Have you contacted JP to see if they can do it?
  7. When I bought my DPP the only choices were the 7.5MOA triangle or a 2.5 MOA dot which I considered too small to pick up quickly. I choose the 7.5 triangle. It's worked adequately for PPC-type pistol matches on an M&P9 2.0 CORE and very well for SC matches on a 10/22 but the dot really does cover too much for some targets. If I were to buy another one I'd definitely go for the 6 MOA dot. I have a Vortex Venom with the 6 MOA dot and it's a very good compromise of speed and target coverage.
  8. Midway shows TiteGroup and HP-38 (identical to WW231) and WinClean 244 ( similar to WW231 with a copper fouling cleaner) in stock right now.
  9. The only high capacity rimfire magazines I know of are made for rifles like the 10/22 and various AR-22 models. These 15 and 25 round magazines have a noticeable curve to compensate for the rim diameter and that's impractical for a magazine to fit into a pistol's grip.
  10. I bought small folding hex key sets at Home Depot in SAE, Metric and Torx formats since my various guns use all three types of socket screws. Those sets plus a 1/4" hex bit screwdriver handle and a selection of flat screwdriver bits from very narrow and thin (adjustable sight screws) up to rather big and fat (stock bolts) cover almost anything I'm likely to need in the field.
  11. I've become a real fan of the Holosun red dots, particularly the HS507C on my full size M&P9 20. and the smaller 407K or 507K on small pistols like the Shield. The "C" models use the same footprint as the Trijicon RMR and the "K" series use the Shield RMS/ Romeo O footprint.
  12. As best I could find the CT1500 uses the same footprint as the Shield RMSc so it also fits the Romeo Zero and Holosun 407K and 507K. The Holosun pair may require a slight modification to the base as they don't have the two rear short post recesses.
  13. The ultimate fix for aging eyes is a red dot sight. The dot and the target are in the same plane and there is no problem having to focus on one or the other.
  14. That seems to be the logical approach.
  15. There is a spring loaded plunger behind the stock trigger and I suppose you could try to find a heavier spring. Most hardware stores have a supply of various springs and perhaps you could find a suitable one.
  16. Yes, the CORE has an extended slide stop but, since I always slingshot the slide, that's an unimportant difference to me. I'm left handed and, on both guns, the right side slide stop is so hard to operate it doesn't help to have a more prominent lever. I installed Apex DCAEK parts in both guns so they now have nearly identical, and much improved, trigger pulls. My PC CORE is black and my non-CORE pistol is FDE since that was the only color available when I bought my 5" 2.0. I would also have preferred black but the FDE is acceptable.
  17. If the CORE cut is not needed then my two M&P9 2.0's, one a 5" CORE and the other the standard 5" version, are pretty much identical.
  18. Yes, I'm left-handed too and I know what you mean about the "wrong side" slide stop. It is indeed too hard to operate as is. Springer also makes a T-shaped slide racker that projects out only a little on both side of the slide and I wonder if it would be unobtrusive enough to qualify for competition.
  19. I have both of the guns you mentioned and, indeed, the slide stop on the 5" M&P 2.0 CORE is more prominent than on the older 5" FDE "non-CORE" gun. Why I don't know but if you contact S&W thay may ber able to supply a replacement. Frankly, I never noticed the difference until you mentioned it since I never drop the slide using the slide stop. I always "slingshot" it and I have Springer Precision "slide rackers" on both pistols which makes this easy.
  20. Yeah, the only ones I know about are Novak and LPA.
  21. I'm using Alliant Sport Pistol, which is supposed to be the "poor man's" N320, under a 125 gr Blue bullet and the lens of my Holosun HS 507c does fog up a bit after a bunch of shots.
  22. Too bad. Actually Springer also sells a racker that is sort of T-shaped and doesn't project very far from either side if the slide. It's advertised for use on carry guns as it doesn't make the gun much wider and shouldn't interfere with the draw or poke the wearer in the side.
  23. OK, I guess it isn't a crush washer but I still recommend the jam nut as an easy way to 1) secure the brake, 2) clock it accurately and 3) allow its easy removal and reinstallation for cleaning.
  24. A better and more comfortable solution is a "slide racker". Springer Precision sells rackers that replace the striker cover plate on Glocks and S&W M&Ps. They are inexpensive, easy to install, unobtrusive and available for both left and right handed shooters. I have them on both of my M&Ps and the convenience is terrific. They also keep your hand away from the muzzle while racking.
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