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  1. My Limited came from Patriot with the EGD already installed. The wood grips are still in the box and probably always will be. I love the look of the EGD grips, but they were too small and didn't feel right. As I've had good luck with LOK for other pistols, I ordered a set of palm swells checkered with the shadow line. Perfect for me and look nice too. The checkering is aggresive enough that the pistol stays put in my hand even when I make runs on the gang of six. They needed a small amount of fitting, but after about 10 minutes of minor sanding at the top, they snapped in.
  2. I called them as it was more of an impulse buy. I was only checking to see if they had a Limited Custom in 9mm in stock and next thing I knew I was a few bucks lighter in the wallet. It was impressive that they could do the work I wanted and get the pistol shipped it about 2 weeks. I've been able to resist so far in getting a twin in 40.
  3. I took the easy (more expensive) route and bought my Limited from them with all the work done before it shipped. It's favorite pistol now and they only took a few weeks from payment to delivery.
  4. I got around to installing the shims today. The Limited was dirty so no better time to put them in than when I had it apart anyway. I went with .003" and .005" on the trigger (the assortment I got did not have .004" as part of the kit) and .003" on each side of the hammer. As I have these shims in my Blackhawk's, I kinda already knew what to expect. No more wobble in the trigger or hammer. Trigger pull is about the same. Will it make a difference in the long run? I doubt it, but I do like a tight gun. I have slightly less than. 002" play in both trigger and hammer. I didn't want to go less than that.
  5. As others have said, nice looking Garand you have there. I personally would enjoy your Flintlock though. What are the details on it if you don't mind.
  6. It's a mismarked jug of the new Alliant Brown Dot powder. It very similar to Sport Pistol and you can use similar data. Sorry, couldn't help it. I went out and looked at a recent order of Sport Pistol and they are in mine too (brown flakes that is).
  7. I originally had a set of EGD grips on my Limited Custom when ordered from Patriot Defense but found them too thin. I had to stay on those 2 screws too. I ordered a set of LOK grips with the liners and when they arrived, they needed some light modification at the tops. I took my time and when I was done, they kinda clicked into place. I've put upwards of 3000 rounds through it since and they are still tight. I do have the o rings under the screws. Funny how everybodies experience is slightly different. To me, these are some drop dead gorgeous handguns, but like my gorgeous Redhead, they have their quirks that will make you scratch your head and say WTF.....
  8. Maybe I should have messaged you with the question. Nice guy though and helpful with sizes and my BH shims got here so quick I wondered if he just rode by my house and put them in my mailbox. Thanks for the info on which one's fit. I'll order an assortment of sizes and try to get .002" to .003" clearance.
  9. Is the seller "TriggerShims"? I've used them in all of my Ruger Blackhawk's and would recommend them to take most of the play out of the trigger and hammer. I know we're talking apples and oranges, but I found the same thing you did, that the pull didnt really lessen, but everything was tighter and smoother. Probably 99.89% of all Ruger Blackhawk's don't have triggershims installed, but mine do and I like it. What the heck, I have quite a few in different thicknesses and might give it a try in my Limited Custom just cause I can. It won't hurt as I can just remove them if I don't like the feel. I agree about the complexity of revolvers. A S&W revolver is as simple as a 1911 compared to a RBH.
  10. I'll admit to loving Wolff (PMC/Tula) primers for my rifles, but they need to be seated with some "crush" to be reliable. In a handgun as finicky as a Tangfolio can be, I suspect they can be very entertaining. I'm not saying they won't work, but even a CCI can be a bear when you are loading with a progressive press in my Limited Custom. My SQD-B does fine with Winchester and Federal primers, but I haven't even considered trying Wolff primers (until now) in a semiauto. Wolff primers in my rifles have always given fantastic ES/SD numbers and very good accuracy, assuming it seat them hard.
  11. I use a .100" wide for everything when I can get it. I find that when you make a nice fat "bulb" on the back of the fiber optic, it appears to be larger and brighter. As far as height goes, I had Patriot Defense put a .140" on mine (suggested) as I wanted the rear blade towards the bottom of travel. After shooting it a few times I went to a .180" × .100". The rear blade is only a few clicks off the bottom. Best way to not waste $$ is to shoot it with the factory sight then measure. At least shoot it, find where it is hitting with the rear where you'd like it to be, then use Dawson's calculator. I went with the next taller size that the calculator suggests and have been happy with it. Regardless, be gentle with the file when fitting it, if necessary, and use plenty of glue (Loctite 620). Dawson's screw is a tiny little thing......
  12. When I ordered my Limited I got the EGD blue grips added. They looked great but were too thin as many had said (while doing as much online research as possible) and I eventually ordered a pair of LOK palm swell checkered grips. They looked as good as the EGD's, fit perfectly after a couple minutes with a small file, and fit my hand much better. I had gone through the same thing on 1911's some time back with putting thin grips on a custom, but ended up with LOK standard size for it too. My thought process had been that I'd rather have a grip a little to small than one too large. I have multiple nice thin grips in bags now and hope I'll learn the lesson that thin grips are thin and I'm not. If you look at the LOK Tanfoglio grips, the liners do look good on them. I went with blue grips and red liners.
  13. I don't use 320 even though I have an 8lb jug, but I do use everything else on your list. My Limited Custom is about 6 months old and came from Patriot Defense reamed. I can load the rounds as long as the mag will hold, but have standardized to 1.14". I have used the PD 124 grain JHP, 4.2 Sport Pistol, CCI 500 (550, WW sp, or Fed sp) @ 1.14" and they shoot fantastic. I doubt yours would be too much different. My favorite bullet is a RMR MW 124 fp loaded exactly the same as above though.
  14. I've gone down this road a while ago (run-out of ammo) but never used a progressive for the test. Gotta give it to you on trying with the progressive though. I'm more of a 600 yard Benchrest shooter and don't go through tons of ammo during a session so my needs are different than yours. I do have a 6.5 Grendel set up as an expensive 600 yard Benchrest toy and was pretty successful it getting it to be consistent (I still have it, but haven't played with it in years). Other than tuning the rifle, my main headaches in ammo was making my powder charges exact. There's a whole bunch of stuff going on in an AR when it goes boom and making the boom part the same made to bullets land closest to each other. Make no mistake, the other parts of loading were the same too, but I didn't worry about spinning my loaded rounds on the expensive contraption anymore (NECO tool for me). Not saying you shouldn't though. Again, I give you a thumbs up on the challenge. My shooting partner said it best when he said AR's are like high priced whores, no matter how much money you spend on them, they'll always break your heart.
  15. Ha! But it is dirty! Dirty, hot, and accurate that is. I've started to use Sport Pistol, and while relatively clean, is no more accurate than Titegroup in my 9's. I haven't taken my Limited apart yet (beyond field striping) but as I'm more than comfortable taking a 2011 down to the smallest part, I'll manage. I understand the aggravation of the OP in finding a new toy in the shape described. I'd be tempted to stick it in my ultrasonic cleaner.
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