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    Daniel Garibay

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  1. So I've been looking for a thread about this to bring up my awesome experience I had with the Tevo blast shield/510c combo. Originally, when I had installed the optic, the screws were just barely long enough to go through the mount, blast shield, and into the optic. In fact, one of the four screws actually ended up stripping out the thread on the bottom of the optic. Thinking I was being smart, I doused the screw in red loctite and called it good.. Until that screw and the other front screw fell out during a local match. After waiting a couple weeks for Holosun to send me extra screws and re-zero the dot, I had thought the proper solution was to go ahead and douse every screw with some red loctite. Hell, I even let the stuff cure for like 2-3 days before I even went to zero it. Well, as my luck would have it, that didn't quite work out. In fact, since the screws were only being held by the first few threads, it made it even worse that I used loctite to try and hold them in place. I'm guessing the force of the recoil was too much for the optic, and the whole thing popped off in the middle of one of my stages. After the stage, I'd noticed the screws were still firmly secured in the mount, and the optic itself is what had stripped out all the way. Maybe I just got a bad dot, but I'm thinking the ~1/8" of thickness from the Tevo blast shield left those screws just a tiny bit too far out. I've contacted Holosun about a warranty replacement, but the rep I spoke with said it's the first time he's ever heard of that happening so take my experience with a grain of salt. Still, one of the guys from another squad showed me his setup with the same Atlas mount and no blast shield, and he said his glass only needs wiping every 4-5 stages with no signs of permanent fouling. This was with him shooting what looked like a shorter gun with barrel ports right under the glass. I'm thinking I'm gonna run my new dot without the shield, and hopefully those screws will stay in place. This is NOT a knock against Tevo, just thought I should mention this in case anyone decides to go with the same combo; I would caution you to be very careful when reinstalling the mounting screws, or you can try and look for some longer ones with the same size/thread pitch. And here's a video of my dot flying off the gun, for your viewing pleasure: https://streamable.com/5d0m6
  2. I'd definitely recommend reaching out to DAA then if you can. That's concerning that it wouldn't have lasted you as well as I've seen others and heard of others. Still, I think it's important people know this can be an issue, and I will admit the it does seem a bit flimsy at times, though I'd say it would take a good whack or drop to render it useless for me as you've described here.
  3. Only other thing I can think is that they build them cheaper over in Europe? I’ve seen several used for months now between myself and others and the only thing I think I can agree with you on is that the base does like to scissor/collapse when you pick it up to move it. A minor inconvenience, but it only take 5 seconds to set it open again once you’re done moving it. Otherwise, mine still works great.
  4. I can understand the feeling of not wanting to argue. Still, it's important to know the rules yourself when it could be the difference between winning and losing at a major match. I'd hate to get burned by some stupid, misinterpreted technicality that would cost me a win. That's why I'm always quick to try and correct others if I think/know something is wrong. If I'm the one that's wrong then that's fine and I'll shut my dumb mouth lol. The recent determination about start positions for "hands relaxed at sides" has been a big point of contention with people lately, and I tell them about having to specifically specify in the WSB. Still, there's almost always that one fudd that hits you with the "well that's now how we've been doing it for the last 25 years".
  5. Definitely this. All you need is to put the rule book in front of his face one time for some BS made-up rule like that and he’ll probably knock it off... for a little while at least. I think I’m more surprised that you say he did the same thing to a couple others and none of them told him off either. Now there’s at least a handful of others out there that are gonna go around spreading his BS and thinking he was in the right. Definitely address this with him next time, but try and do so tactfully and privately; some of these BOCs don’t like being told they’re wrong like that lol.
  6. Lol I guess you could “DQ yourself if you wanted to waste your time, ammo, and match fees? I get wanting to abide by the rules and putting safety above all else, but the scenario you described 1) doesn’t break any of the rules as they are written, and 2) should be left to a certified RO to determine whether your actions were considered unsafe and make that call. Now as far as the guy mentioned above that intentionally AD’d to get a DQ instead of taking their garbage match performance, that should be considered unsportsmanlike conduct and maybe grounds for a temporary ban/restriction from whatever club they’re at. It’s honestly more childish than anything though.
  7. I’ll throw my stuff into the mix. I’m currently shooting an Atlas Chaos with a HS510C on it (super heavy), but my carry gun is the Sig P365. I like the 365 because it sits super close to my body in appendix position, plus it’s hard to beat 12+1 capacity in such a small package. The nice thing is I can also throw an extra mag in my pocket real easily and pretty much forget about it since they’re so small. It’s a snappy little gun, but I figure I can probably hit any threat that’s within 5-7 yards of me fairly accurately and with 13 shots before having to either reload or use it as a blunt weapon. Any further than that, and I’d say it’s hard to justify “feared for my life” anyway. Still, I’d say my shooting skills have transferred very well to shooting that little guy even if I’m used to all-steel guns.
  8. Ok you’re right, I’m just dumb. Was thinking the basepads alone was 4.1oz for some reason. And you’re right, Romeo 1 is like 1oz even.
  9. Well if you're using the Springer basepad you might be pushing it there. I forgot to consider removing the sight assembly, but an optic ends up being roughly the same weight so that's hardly considered savings there. I'm mathing out at least 45.25oz with all that setup.
  10. One thing to note that I think a handful of people are forgetting to consider, but the new tungsten-poly grip might make the gun too heavy to use in carry optics. Sig touts a weight of 43.5oz with an empty magazine. Most slide-mounted optics are between about 1-2oz each, bringing that pretty close to the 45oz maximum. I'm not sure how much weight you lose removing the magwell, but I'd imagine that's gonna be a pretty close call regardless. Another thing to note is that recorded weight is with the 17-round Legion mags included with the gun, and not any higher-capacity mags. Granted, the Legion magazine basepads are aluminum, but any extended ones people use will probably be a bit heavier. With the Q5 Match SF being 41.5oz out of the box that leaves plenty of weight for basepads and an optic. I don't know, maybe it won't be that close with the new X5 Legion. What are your guys' thoughts?
  11. I mean, it's $150, but don't forget to factor in the $30+ in shipping. So really, about $185. Still worth every cent if you ask me. I like the brass chute net too because it shakes out a lot of the dirt and rocks that get funneled into the tarp and my bucket when I would do that. A dumb, nitpicky thing, but it's nice not having to worry about picking rocks and other trash out of my brass when I'm loading it up for cleaning. A lot of dumb kids bringing bottles out and shooting them where I'm at too, so I've been nicked a couple times by glass. Luckily, I didn't contract any diseases.. yet lol.
  12. I’d recommend you just go buy some large moving blankets for $5-$10 then if you’re considering that. Roughly the same size, and since they’re a bit heavier they don’t flop in the wind as much as a tarp would. The brass chute really is a luxury more than anything. Similar to the paster gun, it’s not necessary when you shoot, but it’ll allow you to focus more on shooting and less on menial things. Again, some people really couldn’t care less, but to me it’s essentially buying back my own time. Let’s say it’s ~15 minutes saved each session, and I go out shooting 1-2 times a week. In just a month I’ve saved roughly 1-2 hours of brass picking time in my already-tight schedule. In a year, up to 24 hours; a whole day! Couple that with the time saved with the paster gun and I don’t question my investments one bit. Just depends on if you find the same value for the price you pay.
  13. Back here with an update (now that it's been a couple months). So, all I can say is that it does exactly what it's made to do lol. It's SO much nicer not having to scoop brass from a tarp or pick them from the ground. With the CED brass chute, I'm getting at least 90% of my brass straight into my collection bucket. The only times I don't get my brass on the net is when I move too far away (duh) or am swinging some wide transitions where the brass is landing more to my front than it is to the right. Still, they tend to land in the same spot in such cases and picking 20-30 pieces and throwing them into the net is still easier than picking up brass from a whole session. The only downsides to this catcher are mainly issues with where I'm using it. Lately, it's been quite a bit windy where I've gone shooting, and the net still tends to catch in the wind pretty well despite being somewhat open. I'd say you're good with just setting it up to about 10-15mph winds before needing to either weigh or stake it down. Another issue I've had, though a very minor one, is that dust does get caught inside the tubing when collapsing/expanding. It hasn't gotten to the point where I couldn't push or pull it out, but it is a bit of a nuisance. Fortunately, you can just pull the legs all the way out and blow out the inside if you really needed to. Aside from those things, I'd highly recommend just getting the thing to improve your quality of practice time out on the range. Obviously, this is less useful if you're doing movement drills, but you can still at least get the brass from one of your shooting positions, which saves some time in the long run. Here's a quick time lapse of disassembly, for reference. Size is decent when packed up as well. I can either lay it in the back of my jeep, or across the leg room in the backseat. With a car, I'd imagine you'd need to lay down some of the seats, but it would still fit most cars with ease. Let me know if you guys have any specific questions about it.
  14. Lol, the reason for f*#king with the mags in the first place was because they wouldn't feed anything using the CZC basepads and followers. You'd think for the $3400 you spend on the gun they'd at least include some 170mm/140mm mags in the box instead of requiring aftermarket followers and basepads smh. Maybe you got lucky with a good set of mags, but even just looking at these it's obvious they're way off if you're not using everything stock.
  15. I'd come across this before and that's the point I'm at where I've spent way too many hours trying to get these right. I wish I would've just sent them in sooner for tuning though lol. I'm really just looking at selling my Czechmate now and getting either a Limcat (they're local to me so they can work on it easily) or an Atlas. Might still get the mags tuned for the next buyer, but we'll see.
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