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  1. Thanks for all the answers. I think I'll look at either the Patriots or the Loks first, that way if they don't work out I can get a better idea of what I want and I'm only out $40-50 instead of $80 like the aluminum ones.
  2. I picked up a used cajunized SP-01 Tactical yesterday and it's fantastic, but on the downside I get the feeling that my shooting is going to suffer from how small the grips are compared to some other guns. I've got big hands, and I can almost hit the mag release with my trigger finger if I reach in as far as I can after dry-firing. What are the thickest grips you can get for these, is there something to make them closer in size to a large-frame Witness? If not, I might just 3d print some, would there be any gotchas for keeping them Production-legal? Possibly also IDPA SSP-legal. Plastic is unlikely to add too much weight over the ones that already came with them, and if it ends up at risk of doing so I could always just reduce the infill percentage to make them lighter.
  3. Fair enough, I really wasn't shooting for speed. And to be frank I'm not exactly a great shot. My groupings are decent for a newbie, but my rapid fire is hopeless. I need to get out and do some competitions, but I need to gear up first. Belt, holster, mag holders, etc. And new gun, currently I only have a Bersa Thunder 9 UC that, while much better than the reputation would suggest, bangs up my thumb knuckle with the safety with the stock grips. I only got through a few magazines before my thumb started hurting enough that my groupings doubled, and it's still sore when I put pressure on that part of my thumb a week later. He bought the G29 living in Florida spending a lot of time in the swamps, he was looking for the most carriable hog gun he could find since they can get aggressive and you're likely to be in bad breath distance by the time you and the hog realize each other are there. He doesn't carry it anymore up in Colorado. He's not worried about bear and mountain lions will be on top of you before you know they are there.
  4. Thanks. I shot a friend's G29 and it was surprisingly not bad even with the full-power loads he put in for the second magazine. I guess it helps that despite being the "subcompact" 10mm, it's really about the size of a G19. Due to being a horrible gun hipster I'd probably be tempted to go for the Grand Power P40L though. Especially with the rotating barrel to help with the extra power.
  5. Thanks, I had a feeling there might be something like that. I wasn't sure how important bolt faces are with a pistol vs an AR or similar.
  6. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm having a hard time getting a clear idea from Google because of the small vs large frame thing. Assuming a large frame, what's needed to convert from 9mm to 10mm? Do you need a full slide or is it just barrel and magazines? Maybe recoil spring too? I know EAA sells 10mm conversion kits, but it seems like if you buy those new you're looking at nearly as much as a whole new gun. Is the extractor going to pose a problem? I've never worked on a Tanfo before and I don't have my CZ anymore to look, I can't remember if the extractor is in the sear cage, I assume the difference in rim size could pose an issue there. Is it easier to convert a 10mm into a 9mm? I know there are some models of gun that just need mags and a drop-in barrel for .40 to 9mm but vice versa is more difficult. I'm looking at getting a large frame Stock of some type or Limpro for a practice and eventual competition gun, currently looking between those and a Shadow 2 since Grand Power's optic ready model isn't in the US and it's going to be a like kind and quality insurance claim so getting a cheaper model is just leaving money on the table. I've wanted a 10mm Witness since I was a teenager, so if it's possible to do a conversion relatively cheaply that would be a point in favor of the Tanfo. The bigger grips of the Tanfo seem like they could be nice because it still feels like it fits my hand well (my current 9mm's safety recoils into my thumb knuckle if I do a high grip which means my accuracy goes downhill after about 100 rounds), but there's no reason I can't buy/3d print bigger grips for the Shadow. Second-ish question, is it true that you can't do .40 in a 10mm Witness like you can with a Glock due to the longer firing pin? My understanding is the Glock 10mms can fire .40 safely because the firing pin is short enough that if it slips under the extractor the FP won't hit the primer, but with an EAA the FP is long enough that it will still hit the primer while the round is sitting loose in the barrel, which is bad for some reason I don't understand but accept is bad because I accept the concept that explosions going off in the wrong way in your hands is generally a bad thing. Cost of practice 10mm is significantly higher than practice .40, and cost of full power 10mm is even higher, which is a consideration since I don't currently have any space for a reloading setup.
  7. I’ve heard Global Ordnance has the new distribution deal, is there any news about the X-Calibur Match hitting the US? Seems like it would be a pretty fantastic CO or production option with the slide cut for optics and coming in right around 41oz. But I only see it listed for sale in Canada.
  8. Very cool. I wonder if someone with a spare Glock connector can test whether it works. They seem to be available for $260 online, so if you can fit all the Glock springs and bits it could be a pretty fantastic deal. I especially like the VP9 grip adjustments. How much polishing did you need to do, and where? There isn’t any way to make it work with Glock magazines is there? Given how much of a difference there is in the grip I’m assuming no.
  9. I have been interested in Grand Power pistols for some time since I’ve always loved weird guns. However, I finally got my hands on a stick P1 (previously only handled the X-Trim) and was kind of disappointed with the trigger. SA is fantastically crisp, but DA has a lot of uneven stacking (I think that’s the term, the weight goes up and down a few times) and doesn’t seem any lighter than my Pre-B 85 with partial polishing on the trigger bar. The SA is heavier than expected too, the X-Trim was noticeably lighter. Maybe that’s just the lack of a FPB on the X-Trim. On the other hand this is a brand-new gun while my 85 is well-worn. Will the trigger smooth out over 500-1000 rounds or so? It doesn’t seem like there’s much of an aftermarket, are there aftermarket springs somewhere like for CZs? Are there parts to polish inside? My understanding is fit and finish is much better on GPs than CZs so I wouldn’t expect the same gains that I got polishing my CZ. I’m mainly interested in the P1 and P11 because I already have the 85 for a full-sized pistol and I’d like to have the option of carrying it if I ever decide to get my CHP. I understand that’s not the primary purpose of this forum, but I don’t have a ton of money so I like what I buy to be able to do double duty between the fun and unpleasant aspects of gun ownership. A P1 or P11 also gives me more divisions I can shoot in between the various sports. Although even the K100 is a good inch shorter than my CZ. I’m also possibly interested in a Q100 or Q1S but I understand their striker triggers are love it or hate it and I haven’t had a chance to get my hands on one to see which it is for me.
  10. I had lost my CZ-85 TRS and ended up finding it, but not before ordering a new one from Numrich. It showed up yesterday and I realized it looks significantly different from the one that was in the gun, as well as the ones sold by CGW and CZC. It's much more open, I'm not sure what that would do to the trigger return, it seems like it would have a similar effect to the RP-TRS that CGW sells but I never did all that well in physics class so I could be wrong. Numrich: https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1753050I CZ sold by CZC: https://czcustom.com/cz-parts-all/cz-springs-all/cz-75-trigger-return-spring-trs-new.html The one already in the gun looked like the latter, the one I got from Numrich is accurate to the photo on their site. Should it still work? Would it be significantly different? I've had to take the thing apart and put it together several times in the past couple days and I'm not inclined to do it again just to test it out, even though it seems like the new one would be a lot easier to get in. I already broke one safety detent (chipped off the part you pull at with a probe) so I'm running on one out of two.
  11. Thanks. I'll play around with it some more. It's possible that it was just the way that I was pulling while using more trigger finger that was causing the pain. I'll try focusing extra hard on pulling straight back and see if maybe I was pulling off-center, which is easy to do like that. Edit: Not disturbing the sight picture is much easier with a lot of trigger finger, like he said. Makes sense, vice is stronger than fulcrum, and less wiggle potential in the finger. And that's a stock DA CZ trigger, not exactly light. SA and it's easy. And yeah, after doing it I could release the magazine with my trigger finger.
  12. Double posting for conclusion: turns out I was using too much trigger finger. The angle of rotation when it was on the first knuckle was causing the pain, if I use the pad of my finger it's fine. I had always heard to use the pad of your finger but I thought it was okay to do otherwise when the trigger was too heavy/slick to do so effectively. Guess I just need to get a stronger grip, my pad slips a little bit when pulling in DA.
  13. Should I be concerned about the finger pain? I'm worried about giving myself the finger equivalent of tennis elbow. I'm also on the computer all day so I use that finger a lot for typing.
  14. I’ve started doing a lot more dry fire practice. I’m still very new so I’ve been focusing on just holding the pistol well and pulling the trigger without disturbing the sights. I’ve been “shooting” DA with a stock CZ-85, since I figured that any small mistakes I might miss in SA will be amplified in DA. The problem is that after maybe 5-6 days of this I’m getting pain in my trigger finger. I’m worried that I might be doing something wrong and causing damage to my tendons. I’ve noticed that my trigger finger has to sort of rotate down as well as pulling back because of the way the trigger travels. Is that possibly it, or am I just overtraining since instead of timed drills / draws / transitions I’m just pulling the trigger over and over? I would guess I’m pulling the trigger maybe 50-60 times in a night from DA, which doesn’t seem like it should be that much. Maybe another 10-12 in SA. I could be off, though. It’s just something I do time to time with Netflix in the background or while a game is loading. One thing I had been doing per someone’s recommendation to build up endurance was just holding the pistol out at arm’s length and pulling the trigger until my arm or finger wore out, which really doesn’t take nearly as long as I expected. I’ve stopped all dry firing since I noticed the pain, since it really doesn’t feel like muscle pain.
  15. Thanks. CZC is a bit cheaper and I need a factory part from them anyway so I guess I’ll start with them.
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