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Kevrend

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  1. New Jersey, unfortunately.
  2. So far, great. She's running like a dream and all 6 magazines have been very reliable so far. Snagged a Guga Ribas holster for it and shot my first match with it at the beginning of the month. Didn't have much live fire practice with it, but got some dry fire in every afternoon. Still need to get used to disengaging a safety on the draw coming from the Glock world. Here's a link to an album of photos because I can't get the hang of the photo uploader on the forum. --> https://imgur.com/gallery/Zw6fa45 And here's a link of some clips from that match. Hopefully this month's match will bring some increased confidence in the manipulations of the gun. --> https://imgur.com/gallery/1AP0EyJ As far as loads, I'm shooting a 9Major load of 6.8gr VV N340 124gr RN at 1.165" OAL. I've also ran several different 9 Minor loads through it just to see how it handled it and it's been 100% reliable for firing, extracting and feeding. Can't express how impressed I am with the gun thus far. I'm going to run it with the CMore for the year and most likely switch to an SRO next year to lighten the gun a bit and to avoid having to worry about batteries all the time.
  3. Alright, great info, switching to JHPs for future loads
  4. There's zero felt shift in recoil, sound, flash. Is there a better recommendation for bullets for the comp'ed guns? I knew to steer clear of coated bullets and bullets with exposed lead at the rear, so I assumed copper plated was the way to go. And perhaps I should just dive in and purchase a Labradar.
  5. I chrono'ed two minor power factor loads from the same press, using the same powder and brass. One of which was also the copper plated bullets, one was coated bullets. The coated bullets got single digit SD readings, which leads me to believe that maybe the chronograph wasn't picking up the copper plated bullets accurately.
  6. Starting to develop my first 9major load. Currently using 124gr Extreme Copper Plated RN bullets, CCI500, mixed brass, VV N340 6.8gr, OAL 1.160. Runs reliably and good return to zero, but when I chronographed it the other night, i was getting huge jumps from 1375fps (which was my goal velocity) down to 1050ish with nothing in between. My gut reaction was that the chrono wasn’t reading accurately, but is it common to have such a huge deviation? I could understand something like 50fps but 300fps? Gun is a Dan Wesson Havok open pistol.
  7. DJI Osmo Pocket 2. It’ll allow you to drag a box on your phone around a subject and it will track that subject very accurately. Super tiny, great quality, and it’s an actual gimbal.
  8. Cool, thank you. I’ll definitely keep an eye on how the disconnector is functioning during reloads in training.
  9. For all those who were waiting on photos, here’s the link: https://imgur.com/gallery/Zw6fa45 I can never figure out how to get the photos to host well on this forum, so if someone else knows how and wants to toss them up, feel free.
  10. Do you have any footage of your previous load for comparison?
  11. I have! And I was able to test it out with some 9mm minor ammo, which it’s chewed through with zero malfunctions and I loaded up some 9mm major loads and they’re running great as well. Just got my Guga Ribas holster last night, so time to get dry firing. I’ll post up photos in a day or two.
  12. Handsome gun. Something you can use for work and play?
  13. Not "Custom" per se, but here is my Toor Field 2.0.
  14. Thank you, much appreciated.
  15. You only live once, right? I’m excited to give it a serious go.
  16. I wish. 13 more years.
  17. As a NJ resident, is it worth it to go to the 155s over the 140s when I can't load either to capacity? Any benefits to either one?
  18. This gun is going to be 9mm major, which I’ve never shot before. I just got into reloading in the past few months and only 9mm minor loads so far, but I’ll read up on some major load data and load some up. I definitely plan on snagging some mbx magazines. It’s coming with 6 factory magazines that appear to be blued with silverish base plates. I’m hoping that they work, but not getting my hopes up. This is my first 2011 format gun (I understand now that the Caspian frames are propietary) so I’m just going to use it as a learning experience and to dabble for the season in Open. All of this has been supremely helpful so far.
  19. I'd very much appreciate this!
  20. Just bit the bullet and snagged a Dan Wesson Elite Havoc, sight unseen, on gunbroker. (I know, I know.) So that being said, I’ve been shooting USPSA open with a Glock 19, RMR, Agency 417 Comp and a medium mag well for a while and decided it was time to try to shoot something more aligned with the nature of open division without totally breaking into open division money. There’s not much info on them online aside from the redundant regurgitation of the Dan Wesson website description, and only one guy seems to shoot one and post about it on his YouTube channel. Curious what the inside scoop is on them if anyone knows. I’m about to find out firsthand, I suppose, and I should have done this due diligence before hand, but what’s life without a little risk sometimes?
  21. You're missing what I'm saying. I'm stating that outside of USPSA and gaming, lots of guys who shoot with defensive purpose in mind are running rigs like this. Thigh rigs are disappearing, but the individual strap around the thigh is becoming the new norm. My point is that we allow a lot of very specialized gear in things like Open division, so why would we say that thigh straps are a no go? Edit: I recognize it's not allowed in the rulebook. I'm saying "why?"
  22. A lot of guys are adding straps to the bottoms of their safariland holsters. The butt of the handgun is still above the belt, but there's one strap around the thigh in the groin area.
  23. I live in New Jersey and have been shooting Open division with a compensated Glock 19 with a magwell and RMR for the past few years, just for fun. We went from 15 round magazine restrictions to 10 round magazine restrictions, and it seems like such a huge detriment to the shooters who are trying to rank at regionals and then nationals. Is Open just not feasible for shooters in those states? What's the thought process?
  24. I've been running a 6.5 MOA RMR for several years on a carry G19 that I was shooting in USPSA Open. I am over the 6.5MOA game. It's too broad. My buddy picked up a 1MOA SRO and it's dreamy. I think I'd be torn between that and the 2.5MOA SRO.
  25. What is the issue with a tie-down rig? Seems like a silly nit-pick when holsters are allowed to be skeletonized and custom adjustable can't and barely any retention once a switch is turned off. If we allow that sort of thing, what's wrong with something simply keeping a holster in place?
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