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  1. JJ isn’t the type to gush about it unless he really likes it.. plus, I’m very certain he makes a great deal more from his firearms store/ teaching.
  2. Yup, he’s been gushing about it at Magnussports Las Vegas. just me but a guy who’s shot tanfogs, limcats et al likes your gun... that says more than YouTube vids.
  3. My nephew got all mine from my Time in the Army and DOD from 1991-2012 the day he commissioned. I’ll ask him to take photos. He’d said seeing all the coins and patches from everywhere was a contributing reason for him to join. The ass chewing I gave him post high school when he was going to enlist was why he did 4 years at UK and got a commission;)
  4. First hand forge welded patterned blade I ever made. 1095/15n20 make ya learn right fast the value of power hammers and presses.
  5. My own work. 1095 and 15n20. Round about 56r.
  6. Why cause EA308 posts a cool coin with some retired guys name on it? hell he can’t hurt ya no more,.
  7. I’m a huge fan of steel shoots ( see a lot of it in the Vegas area, two or more dedicated clubs host weekly) as well as USSL being here and having steel in many matches. It’s common for pros and sponsored shooters here to come shoot the matches mostly because it’s fun, they are doing the same thing they do to practice ( ie shooting steel) and typically bring any manner of firearm they haven’t used in a while. here at least the sharing of tips and help is prevalent, but moreso at steel matches because it’s training for the pros and learning for Joes. me personally I think major minor power factor in uspsa is antiquated and solely a tool to keep dieing calibers relevant. I think this because of decades in medicine in war zones treating gun shot wounds and working in ERs. As most doctors will likely agree, the human body is no more or less wounded by the size of anything over 9mm traveling subsonic or hot loaded in a torso hit. generally when I hear “ oh subsonic ammo does less than x” I start to dress the speaker in sneakers and army surplus gear mentally. the only place caliber over 9mm matters is rule books. But I digress. It’s like PCC in my mind, if it’s getting people out to matches it’s a good thing
  8. In production can you use the x5 with the magwell it came with? I’m debating going to idpa matches after I move and currently have my x5 set for carry optics In uspsa.
  9. I’ve heard this often about all shooting sports... while on active duty in the Army in infantry.. and while as a DOD contractor... my reply is always always the same. Even poor training is still training. Good training is on the job experience, so unless your club deploys to Iraq or Afghanistan.. your getting the best possible... finger on trigger, rounds to target... with that said trigger time going through 500 rounds on a weekend of matches versus attending some guys class who’s only real world experience is hiding in ditches it’s far smarter to fire rounds than play at soldiering.
  10. Nevermind, fixed it. Chipped out all of it with a dental pick
  11. So the port is enlarged, all polished in and perfect ( checked load lifter, it’s perfect) the problem is the feed tube from reciever .. i removed this per instruction from a gunsmith video to keep it from getting nicked I guess ( still not exactly sure why but I follow orders) now i I have all the factory thread lock gumming up the treads. since there is a gap in the threading naturally, I’m hand working it back in the hole but the lock tite used has crusted the hell out of the treads and I need to remove it. So question is what’s the best/easiest way of removing the factory thread lock so I can check seating on the threads and do a test fit before final assembly?
  12. I traded a sig 226 for a new benelli m2. Had I not caught that deal I’d have a stoeger m3k. Mostly due to local matches not often being 3gun. its 8+1 .21” barrel, had TTI load lifter, and a few other bells and whistles. Still not ported. I’ll get around to it after I move and set up shop again. ive been told to get a longer tube, but I figure I should probably get decent at quad loading first before I sweat more addons. i did have to get a limb saver pad for it, m2 comes with a righty tailored pad, if your lefty it’s not very comfy after 100 or so rounds, put the pressure on your pec and not the shoulder. im finding offhand quad loading on a non ported feed hole is a pain in the butt though. ( can’t main hand quad load, got half a thumb on left hand, shells go everywhere but in the tube) so porting is first on the docket. gunbroker was where I picked up carriers. Can’t recall the brand but they have small flexible metal shell retainers in 4 and 8 shell holders, they where another lucky find with no reserve and no starting bid. The store still had them on package and I think was just dumpin* them.
  13. Way to make my point a_-hole...
  14. I’d say for hunting, go feel around a few since your carrying it all day, capacity isn’t a big deal for most since most states I’m familiar with have restrictions. I personally hunt with a mossberg 935 magnum pro 28” barrel that’s camoed. Mostly because I don’t care if it gets beat up on brush Et al. i compete with a Benelli m2 21” barrel all modded and ported. I took it hunting one time and got it soaked in rain and mud. Then decided my competition gear would not be used hunting ..
  15. Small businesses typically are up front about delivery times. TTI certainly is as you already know it’s 6-9 weeks wait. Calling them seven days after ordering isn’t going to make it faster and if you have a change to your order send it by email, generally shop management check email once at end of the day. By by the way. You started a topic on it, if you don’t want suggestions on potential alternative paths for “ how to spend your money” you might consider being smarter about it before bitching seven days after. cause you look hypocritical pissing about a suggestion to buy and build your own then just a few posts down thanking another guy about the Roth tip.
  16. I’m holding out on q5 sf becoming more availabile as well. Imo the weight and striker fire should be a whole new level in production
  17. I’m of the mind get the best you can afford for each division you want to shoot. Don’t shoot just one division. Especially in local club matches where you can shoot multiple divisions in a day. Do so. You may find you have a better time/better skill set with something you started off trying with no love for. personally I shot a lot of firearms as a collector and retired Mil. So when I opted to do competition ( recently mind ya) I figured pick up everything, find out what makes it the most fun, and run with it, litterally... since doing so I’ve shot single stack major ( Springfield TRP 1911) didn’t like the mag planning. Gun was fun but stages are much tougher counting out shots and plotting mag changes. production (sig p226 legion) former carry sidearm but DA/sa I don’t like. Also a glock 34 don’t like the grip on glock and all the addons to make it decent but never great. limited minor STI 2011 DVC 3Gun , easily the most fun, plenty ammo, room to mess about modding even though not nessessary . Best trigger and PCC with a Nordic and sig mpx. Fun, but meh, too much like running shot houses in mil. Kinda old now.
  18. Didn’t JJ Racaza win nationals with a CZ? Might have been a tanfog.
  19. Only ones I can find for sale are used , and at msrp still... frankly, there is no way in hell im buying a used gun with 100s of rounds out it for what a new one costs. They certainly are going to make more..
  20. If you are handy and inclined. Build a taco press with some 3/4 ply and a few door hinges , buy the foam from amazon and a few sheets of kydex. A blade tech mount or an els system and make your own holsters and pouches.Holsters are in my opinion easier to fab. Pouches I’m having issue with mostly trying to find a way to fab doublemag pouches that work well and aren’t bulky. There is a lot of videos on YouTube for instructions. I’ve picked up old holsters ( double alpha ones especially, they got a nice aluminum adjustable bar and pivot) for 30-40 buck for the hardware alone, then fab a new kydex holster for my pistols. To me, considering I’ve got some skill with a grinder and make knives/ weld Et all. Making as much of my rig as I can made more sense because I want to shoot limited, production, carry optics, PCC, and eventually do 3gun. The cost of my first holster and pouches is more than me buying what I need and plenty kydex to wreck learning it. ( my first two holsters had been heated back to flat three times before I got it down well enough to make a separate one for the marbles, mag pouchesI made wooden blocks to mold from, admittedly it didn’t fair well on the mag pouch due to them being bulky and I hadn’t researched much into it to get a good grasp of designs. I’m still actually searching for a great double mag pouchTo emulate....)
  21. I set mine to ratchet behind my holster. Figured that’s the last place I’m reaching for anything once I’ve drawn my pistol.
  22. I have.actually had two mags bullets out with 20 rounds each in MBX mags, held just fine while sprinting. I got a bum leg so not doing wind sprints. They slid down some until one touched the base pad.
  23. The Lowe’s magnet I spoke of earlier with the hook removed and bolted directly to my belt. I put it here just to get a feel of it. And my homemade kydex for double mags and my sti holster. I’m of the mind the price of one holster is the same to cover most the supplies needed ( hotplate, materials for a taco press, and kydex) so if you shoot multiple divisions and are inclined, save some money for ammo. Pouches are the only thing I think are a pain in the ass. Currently I’m looking at trying a few taco type mag pouch.
  24. This is what I mentioned with the plate backing. It basic 6061 t-6 1/8 thick aluminum
  25. I love it. As long as your as fat as your gonna get it seems to be the best way to set up. I figure I’m starting fat, can only trim off belt bits.ill snap a small file pic tomorrow to show my rig
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