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alien_pickles

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    Michelle Ehrich

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  1. I haven't ever loaded minor before. Do Tanfos run a shorter OAL?
  2. I'm trying to load some minor 40 ammo for an upcoming steel match. I'd rather just change the powder amount to avoid messing with my press, but I can't find a good recipe. The only powder I have is sport pistol, and, with the shortage, it's unlikely that I'll be using anything else. I currently load 4.0 grains sport pistol at 1.175" with 200 grain coated bullets that chrono 175 out of a 5" 2011. I'd like to drop the charge enough to be noticeable but still make the gun run reliably. I only have occasional access to a chrono, and the match is in a few weeks (it won't have chrono... I'd just prefer not to shoot major), so building a ladder isn't really an option.
  3. I've heard very specific complaints about DVCs. Especially in 40. Don't personally know anyone who hasn't had at least one barrel break. Edges seem to be better. I have one. It doesn't excite me, but I also have no complaints so far (knock on wood). It's not a primary gun for me, so it doesn't get quite the round count, but it does alright.
  4. He should buy a lottery ticket
  5. Opf, those are VERY pretty. It might be sacrilege to put one in a kydex holster though...
  6. Sure, you can. However, I'd argue that any worthwhile gunsmith has their own style. Infinity even maybe a little more so since they only use their own parts. Now, I could order something really simple and it'd be pretty style-free. But I'm still paying the Infinity price, and honestly, if I'm buying an Infinity, I want it to look like an Infinity. I'm also sure that even though they only use their own parts that they could design and machine anything that I possibly wanted as long as they thought it'd be reliable, but, unfortunately, that's way beyond the capacity of my budget. Infinity builds race guns. That's what they're good at. I would love a 2011 race gun that looks like a 2011 race gun. For my 1911, even though I plan to use it in USPSA right now, I want something that looks more classic.
  7. lol, smh... that would be a great question for STI. It's a 40
  8. Ugh, I have a curse. I love that gun of Kyle's... If you ever want to sell one of those six, you just let me know... I'd love an infinity, but it's just not the style I think I'm looking for on a 1911. Hopefully a 2011 someday. I'm very excited to hear back from Mark. I think it's going to be a really good route and that he can create something that I'll want to hold onto forever instead of recycle every couple of years. To be fair to several of the other posters, I would buy a Dan Wesson for the right price and still may someday to replace the Trojan as a backup. I just don't want to pay full MSRP for a new one and the right lightly used one hasn't popped up for sale yet.
  9. It depends on how much you want to shoot it. I've known several people who had them for USPSA and all of them broke barrels in them. However, all of these people shot 10-20K rounds a year for multiple years. They did like them otherwise.
  10. Man, I wish I had bought Dawson mags instead of Tripps...
  11. Thanks Joel. I've actually already been in contact and am waiting to hear back on a quote. I'm just super indecisive and was wondering what else was out there. He did some work for me after one of my catastrophes and it's been awesome since.
  12. A. That's part of the reason I'm looking to upgrade. B. I shoot limited more than I shoot SS. My limited gun is significantly nicer than a Trojan.
  13. I feel like this whole LB argument is the problem with buying out of the box. Sometimes it's awesome. Sometimes it's not. If you buy from a real guy and not a company and something happens, you can take it back to him and get your problem resolved. Unless he's a shithead. Which is why you ask for recommendations first
  14. I was going to respond to someone that my local gunsmith uses my slide for a hammer, but I didn't want to call you out in public like that
  15. Do you want to sponsor me? I'll put your face on my shirt
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