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  1. 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).
  2. 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.....
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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......
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. I wonder how long of an OAL your magazines will hold. When I bought my Limited from PD earlier this year, I could load them pretty long and pass a plunk test (1.16") but some of my magazines would allow the rounds to get stuck when I loaded over 17 rounds (all have the Henning +3-5 base pad). When I shortened the OAL to 1.15" and under, the magazines ran fine. I'm not loading them for a specific power factor, but for best accuracy. They run +/- 1100 fps with a 124 RMR FP and Sport Pistol. PD did their ream service as part of the package so I never knew what the factory chamber was. I also run a pair of 2011's that allow a long OAL so I can just load OAL to a "standard" and let them eat. The 2011's shoot everything great, but the Limited is picky about what it likes.
  12. If you shoot PRS, you are familiar with the 6.5×47L case and it's need for a small FP and small FP hole in the bolt face. In every one of my rifles chambered for this case regardless of bore size, if I don't have the small FP/FP hole I get some crazy looking fired primers. Point I'm making is you know what is working for your pistol. You know the velocity/power factor of your load, it's accurate in your pistol, and you probably have a good educated guess that the SPM/SR primers work for you situation. There are lots of threads all across the net that if you use a SPM or SR primer in 9mm the world could be moved off of it's axis. Well if that were true it would be moving (the earth) towards Juptier already just from my shooting the 9mm.... In the rifles I spoke of I use nothing but CCI450's. Don't really need the Magnum part of it, but do need the thicker cup so blanking won't occur (and the 450's are just so accurate across the board). Federal SR primers are too soft for the case I mentioned for my comfort. Pressure is pressure and if you can't lower it, do what you can to protect yourself from it. I'm not suggesting being foolhardy here but you already knew that.
  13. Great synopsis of a good reason to use SPP's in 9 Major. I doubt I'll ever go to 9 Major, but I deal with some high pressure cartridges (6BR, 6×47L, 6.5×47L, 6.5 Creedmoor to name a few) so I do watch primers pretty hard. I also have all my rifles firing pins either bushed or start out with a custom action with a small FP and FP hole to preclude primer flow or blanking. I don't think it's fun to get a face full of gas. I appreciate the explanation.
  14. Federal SRM GM are all I use for 357 Magnum as a precaution. Of course my 357 is a Freedom Arms 83 and I load it hot, but the SRM handle the pressure and never look like peanut butter smeared in the primer pocket (flat as a board). I don't load the 9 Major, but I do use a lot of Federal SR primers for 9mm. My loads shoot accurately and I never have to worry about blanking a primer. Over the years I've enjoyed reading how the Earth may cease to rotate if anyone were to use SR primers in a 9mm.
  15. This is an eye opening and hilarious thread. One topic much discussed about Tanfo's is the fact that they are all different. I suppose it's the Italian way. I'm used to rifle barrels being individuals, but reading about how many of you use the same parts and prep similarly getting different results proves it. Do you suppose they're all redheads? It sure doesn't mean I'll get rid of my newest Tanfoglio toy or that I won't buy another!
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