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  1. It guarantees it won't break/need as much maintenance as your MPX
  2. So on Instagram, Brekke offered multiple setups. The list I got on was for a Brekke-supplied barrel, with the CompXtension installed, pinned, welded, and blended, AND the smoke composites handguard. You can buy the CompXtension individually and install it on your own barrel. You can also send him a barrel and have him install/pin/weld/blend the barrel and purchase a handguard separately, there's plenty of ways you could go about this setup honestly. The 1lb 9 oz is the full barrel WITH handguard and mounting hardware. It's pretty crazy how light it is all together.
  3. Hey all, I'm sure most of you have seen the current setup Max Leograndis is running from Brekke Custom by now. I ended up getting on the first list for the full barrel/extension/handguard combo and I gotta say I'm pretty impressed. I decided to try it out as my main upper and have my 16" franken-JP build as a back up should the need arise. The quality and finish is killer, and the weight is amazing. I ordered the 10.5" barrel (there is a 12" option) with the Smoke Composites rail and the total weigh is 1lb 9 oz. My build is mostly complete although I'm waiting for some parts to get back in stock from places, that being said I poached my bolt and charge handle from my upper and used a Holosun 503GU I had sitting around to get it running until I get a Holosun 510 and ICRW Copperhead 3.0 bolt. My PCC comes in at a hair over 6 lbs now and transitions with the weight being toward the back feel good and dot movement is pretty low. I'm currently testing loads to see what works best with it and also debating moving away from coated bullets to avoid buildup in the comp - currently running 125gr Blue Bullet RN at 3.6g Titegroup and through the 10.5" barrel I'm getting 146pf which is a tad snappy but runs well. I also tried Everglades 124gr RN plate with 3.6g Titegroup which produced 141pf and I could avoid buildup in the comp with those projectiles. I did notice once I swapped out my 308 rifle spring to a 308 carbine spring that it felt a bit softer so that helped. This same load made 143pf confirmed at Area 8 last summer in my 16" upper so the shorter barrel increases PF a little but not significantly. I may play with loads a little bit further to see how they work. This barrel is also very accurate, I zeroed my PCC at 10 yards (which doesn't sound like much and will probably be 2" high at 25 yards if it's similar to my 16" upper) and put 10 rounds in a group about the size of a quarter. I could probably have made it a bit tighter but either way I was happy and if the gun is THAT zeroed, anything off is my fault. I'm looking forward to running it in a match and seeing how it feels when moving in and out of shooting positions but at the moment, match season here in New England is still dead thanks to covid.
  4. Wonder if they plan on selling the comp alone for those who already have a 10.5” barrel lying around? i have a 10.5” I thought of doing an SBR build with, then decided to order a lightweight extension from Taccom but this new 10/16 has me thinking. Especially the post above comparing it to a JP 16” barrel - which I currently run.
  5. Slides and barrels also make think this is also to allow people who build their flocks from the ground up to be allowed into the sport with more freedom maybe?
  6. Wonder if the rule changes are so that Alien gun can be compliant for each division?
  7. I used to have this happen with my AR9. I installed a taccom feed ramp to my upper and it hasn’t happened since, could be part of the issue.
  8. Plus, a designated lower has a more conventional mag release which means faster reloads compared to the MP5-style paddle release of those AR adapters.
  9. How are the recoil characteristics of this setup and what PF are you running? I've seen some guys run SBRs but unsure of their PF and there's quite a bit of muzzle rise when compared to 14.5-16" setups.
  10. Is this like an awkward modern attempt on a Thompson?
  11. but how many USPSA/PCC matches have shots out to those distances. While I understand wanting to have good groups out that far, I don’t see it mattering for most stage setups, especially 100 yards.
  12. Xtreme 147 RN 3.2gr Titegroup 1.15" OAL Makes about 138pf in a 16" barrel (these are all my usual CO loads if I'm not running Blue Bullets 147s at 3.0gr of TG) Soft shooting Blue Bullets 125gr RN 3.6gr Titegroup 1.14" OAL Makes 143pf in a 16" barrel verified at A8 chrono stage A bit more oomph but faster cycling and helps with dot bounce Both loads are very accurate; slightly over the 135 you're looking for, especially the 125gr load but the xtreme was a good dual-purpose load
  13. I’d estimate roughly 3500 rounds between the first time a spring broke in March of 2019 and the second spring breaking last week.
  14. They're live on the website finally. The most odd thing I noticed is that a 170mm magazine with a standard basepad is $157 but a 170mm with with their 7" extension is only $20 more. Maybe it's because these extensions are specifically for their steel glock mags and not to be used on polymer ones so cost is different, idk. Their 170mm mag with the 7" extension will get you about 56 rounds AT $177 while the 140mm mag with the 7" extension will get you 50 rounds at $160. So there isn't a totally massive difference in round count and you're looking a price swing of about $15-20 between them so it's not awful I suppose.
  15. Hey all, So in the past year I've had this happen to me on two occasions, luckily not at any major matches but it still is a good way to blow a stage at a local match. I'm running a stage and suddenly "click", rip charge handle back thinking it's a misfire "click" again...At first I thought my firing pin itself was broken however after I pulled the bolt carrier apart I found that the firing pin spring itself was getting beat so much that the legs of the spring were getting crushed/peened and breaking off therefore the broken pieces would move around in the channel, cause the firing pin to stick and not fire. Once the firing pin and spring were removed, I found the small bits of metal sitting on the bench. I'm running a JP bolt (JPBC-9SP) and a CMC PCC trigger with an ICRW firing pin, this has also happened with my JP firing pin. I know now to keep extra springs in my range bag and luckily they're cheap as hell. Do you think this is a hammer spring issue putting too much force on the firing pin/spring or is this just a semi-regular wear item?
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