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  1. i use my uspsa open belt for 3g open too, i prefer the rigidity of the DAA belts over floppy safariland. i just played with locations and like szhttm screwed els hangers through my DAA where i want them. just as adjustable and far more rigid. i sling rifle across my back, muzzle up, from right shoulder down my left side to avoid catching the pistol/holster and practice getting out of it for shotgun mags in open i have a pouch right in front for quick first reload and made a drop offset hanger on my hip to put the 20rd mag at the right height to grab it without thinking. otherwise the 12 and 15 round mags i use kydex hooks just around the belt itself.
  2. I've seen a couple people use ksg shotguns for fun but nothing competitive. theyre super slow to reload. for a semi auto i think that pretty much means mag fed putting you in open unless i'm forgetting a model out there. I haven't come across any of them yet at a match. Slower to load i'd imagine with the awkward ergos. but they'd fit through a tight stage pretty well
  3. I handled one the other day at my local store and was pretty impressed with how it feels in the hands. I realize its pretty much a glock but it's different enough that thought i'd ask. I've been planning a polymer80 build but after pricing out parts it seems smarter to just buy the Shadow Systems threaded gun given what it includes already. The plan is a fairly lightweight open minor pistol for 2g and 3g with the option to shoot CO later. Any opinions on the gun? the optic mounting system? is the included magwell worthless?
  4. yea being gas operated they prefer lighter bullets with slower powders to feed the gas system. my 8" mpx barely ran a 147 over titegroup load but really seems to like 115 and 124 with Sport Pistol and WSF. I'm going to try some 100gr pills if they ever show up again for sale, as well as CFE pistol and autocomp loads.
  5. I've tried a bunch of options and come to prefer Howard Leight silicone ear plugs under MSA Sordin muffs with gel cups. They let me shoot and RO 3gun rifles and 38sc open guns while still being able to hear voices reasonably well between shots. I still often look back at the RO before I make ready just in case i heard it wrong...
  6. a friend shooting a vr80 had a similar issue with his 19round mags where the mid clamp was squeezing the metal mag a bit too tight and he adjusted it a bit and the follower stopped getting stuck halfway up the mag. might be a place to look into. maybe wrap the mag in tape to close all those big holes in the sides of the mags to keep it cleaner? different mag and gun, but my KL12 in hot weather especially gets somewhat picky about hull quailty. anything fiocchi doesnt work basically, super soft hulls, work great in tube guns though. fed bulk is passable usually. but anytime i'm shooting more than trap or sporting clays i.e. full mags i run a premium hull type, remington nitro or sts, winchester aa, federal gold, they all seem to run well hot or cold. its especially an issue with cheap hulls when the top round is seated against the bottom of the bolt in an empty chamber start for any length of time, it may oval from mag pressure and not chamber nicely.
  7. If the czechmate/TSO fit your hand really well and the CM initial purchase isnt a crazy stretch, you could run the optic mount on the frame and the sight block on the barrel shooting factory minor rounds until you've caught the competitive bug and get sick of giving up major scoring points. then you just thread on the comp and open major is ready to rock. fwiw mine with the comp and all factory springs runs pretty much any minor round i throw at it except an occasional 147 handload, but any factory 115 runs it just fine. I redrilled and mounted an SRO on my czechmate cmore mount and love the change from the battery hog cmore.
  8. Have you taken the bolt apart and checked the inertia spring? i believe the benelli m2 inertia spring is interchangeable, I'm pretty sure i put one already in my old m3k as i seem to recall it being broken in half but still working a few years ago.
  9. i was thinking exactly the same thing when i first shot a friends ar9 thing in its first configuration, also my first time shooting a pcc back then. i was shocked how much the thing bucked around for what i expected out of a 9mm. it's been more carefully reassembled since and it's pretty tame but not as smooth as a JP or benign as MPX.
  10. i sent one in beginning of October for a 43x no options added, and it arrived feb 15
  11. last year i picked up an Arsenal Sam7SF with the 24mm ak74 style comp for i think $1700, wish i'd bought a couple years ago but it's an extremely smooth shooting gun. i've got plenty of x39 ammo so it's looking like an AK kind of year for both 3gun and rifle matches. I don't find it overly heavy but it is noticeably heavier than a stamped gun, i find it nicely balanced still however. No regrets. I am curious about the stamped Kalashnikov USA kr103
  12. my big sticks eventually started nose diving, sent them to Bevin Grams and they've been 29 round reloadable with good nose pressure since. He said after reshaping he makes a new follower for them as his standard one doesn't make it to the top anymore.
  13. my KL12, obviously thoroughly worked over, has cycled every light load other than the 980fps low recoil ammo i've thrown at her like 1oz@1180 and such, but locally most of the stock or nearly stock saigas, veprs, lynx, cheetahs, etc seem to want much hotter like 1-1/8@1350 to run reliably so i'm not surprised to see others needing hot ammo too.
  14. my pump gun for heavy is a 28" barrel and like fly said above me it's still shorter than a 12rd tube below it. I wanted the 26" but they had a 28" on the rack in front of me so i just grabbed that, no regrets. once you're below 22"-24" it seems velocity drops and the changes to effective choke start becoming a bit of a factor depending on the match. at VSS last year there was some crazy heavy set steel on one stage that even choked full the 14" shorty open guns had trouble with, my 19" open gun was ok, but the 24"+ tube guns didnt have as much trouble as we did. 24" seems to be a sweet spot though to me.
  15. started with 6moa old cmore, now 5moa SRO on my open gun. 7.5moa triangle DPP on my open shotgun. 12moa old cmore on my MPX and it feels ridiculously large until i'm shooting and i don't think about it.
  16. I get the want. I just love the look of vent ribs on shorter barrels, like the tac13 thing compared to any of the other shockwave things without, just looks so much more proper shotgun to my eyes!
  17. because of length, bore, stock, and rifling conditions it isnt a shotgun, but a firearm
  18. I've been following this thread all along, interesting feedback throughout, but this point had me laughing because I've personally found the opposite to be true! Sure, pistol games are varied and frequent, but it's my rifles that ONLY get used in 3gun! On the contrary my shotguns, be it absurdly long m3k auto, p3000 pump, or Dissident open vepr all get used for so many other events like trap, clays, 5stand, and practical shotgun. my take on the shotgun hate isnt the shotgun itself so much as it's the only gun whose ancillary needs like caddies bear no resemblance to non-game real world gear. tactical community has slings and vests with plates, pistol, and rifle mag pouches, hunting community has vests or bags, conceal carry community has holsters and pouches. But the 3gun gear is what's totally game focused and the hardest part to swallow. The gun itself is hugely diverse in it's abilities. as far as 3g recession, up here in the northease it seems new matches are popping up semi frequently, though perhaps we were grossly underrepresented before?
  19. My TSO was the first pistol that i really felt fit me just right, and i pretty much find myself just shooting my CM and TSO now, with some glock 21 for heavy metal. but honestly i'm a slut and i'll enjoy shooting whatever's in front of me...
  20. I've been using plated 115s over 4.8gr of WSF, runs smoothly and i'm not finding it to be horribly dirty either
  21. My slide fit was very tight when i first got it, so much so that it was hard to rack. Before i shot it i kept it real wet and racked it for a while. Next day i shot about 400 rounds through her and that's about the point everything started working properly. Everything's buttery smooth now.
  22. I can't squad yet either, I hope that doesn't have any bearing on the spot paid for already. Its just two weeks before full refund deadline and I'd love to know for sure I'm in to finalize plans.
  23. cant tell a difference in controls and it uses the stock pair of mag springs one of the factory spring pad as a pairing plate. it's not my go to mag for uspsa because it's work to clean out and bends forward fairly far since it's so long for low port shots, just use a 30 with tti +11 as it's field cleanable for dropping outdoors. but when you need 50+ rds its awesome, i put together a pair and theyve both been great.
  24. i use it as the bottom mag for taccom coupled big big sticks, i can get 57rds in for monster or pcc only matches.
  25. i sent mine in back in november it was $20 to reshape them, so much so that it'll need a new spring and follower for $18 i think. Bevin said the reshaping of the mag tube is so different even his commercial cz ts follower wont make it to the feed lips, but he swaps out to his new style if you already bought his guts. turnaround was quick too.
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