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  1. I have to say, I’ve had quite the journey when it comes to grips. Stock wood grips: I have no problem with their diameter...I could stand to use more surface area for support hand, but these grips are serviceable. The issue; too thick at the top, preventing easy access to the mag release. LOK thin Bogies: I bought these based on recommendations here. Texture wise, these can’t be beat! Additionally, they have just the right thickness at the top to enable easy access to the mag release.However, they are too thin for my palms...I ended up accidentally actuating the mag real ease depending on whether I fub my draw causing self induced malfunctions. LOK palm swell: Tried these after the thin bogies. Much better real estate, however, the geometry is just wrong...I can still occasionally bump the mag release accidentally. Patriotdefense Palm Swell: This is the ticket! Every one of my Tanfos wears this. The geometry is perfect. Plenty of real estate for support hand and right form factor to reach mag release without issues. They are also 50% of the price of the LOK grips. This is all of course very subjective...I mean, Ben Stoeger rocks factory wood grips right? And it hasn’t held him back. Below are a series of photos comparing the factory wood & LOK Palm swell to the Patriot defense Carbon X palm swells. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I think you too are right...its prolly my grip...I'm switching to palmswells to see if it gets mitigated...
  3. Many thanks Sir. Message Sent! I must be unliucky...both of mine wont plunk rounds my glock & FNP plunk...Mags are a non-issue for me.
  4. This is for a .40cal. Neither Beven nor Patriotdefense offer this service for this caliber. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. From whom? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I have two pistols a Stock II & Witness match that need the throat treatments my 9mms have gotten. Can anyone recommend a smith I can ship barrels to? Thanks in advance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks for the replies this far. More info... 1. It’s a Large frame stock 1. 2. It uses Mecgar mags. 3. It doesn’t happen all the time. its possible I hit the mag release accidentally w my support hand. I’ll go back to the wood grips to fill up my support hands (I have LOK thin grips on it now).
  8. Sooo, I swapped out my stock mag release for an extended version (both by Tanfoglio). Sometimes, the magazine will just release after a shot...I commanded. anyone experienced this? Thoughts?
  9. very Sexy Stock III you got there MM! Where did you get it Hard Chromed? I have two Stock IIs i wanna get coated.
  10. I’m really bothered by the fact that I can’t consistently pull the trigger without disturbing the sight picture. I can do it 90% consistently in dry fire, maybe 80% in live fire and even less in a real match condition. Yesterday, during a very abbreviated dry fire session, I found I could get to 100% with any grip force only if I sorta angled my trigger finger as I pulled the trigger...like hook the trigger pull to the right (Right handed shooter). A few comments/questions: 1. I’m guessing I haven’t actually solved anything. 2. Is this technique bad for my pistol (Tanfoglio) 3. What is a sure fire way to pull the trigger without disturbing the sight? 4. What’s the trick for doing it one-handed whilst shooting at a decent speed? Thanks again in advance.
  11. Many thanks for the info gents. I have a DA/SA hammer + disconnect assembly...I guess I know what I’m doing this weekend. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I picked up Witness Match in .40S&W the other day, and was wondering if these can easily be converted to DA/SA. Is it as simple as adding a disco to the hammer? It’s just that my other Tanfos are DA/SA and I want to the same manual of arms. This model also has a rail, and doesn’t quite fit into my Stock I/III holster. Any recommendations on where I can find both OWB & IWB holster for it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks Yondering...the headspace comment makes sense. I’ll just get a .40 to shoot... .40.
  14. Sigh. I was really looking to be talked out of this...damn y’all! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Since both have same case head, presumably this is ok? would I need to change recoil spring to get this to work reliably? What about magazines? has anyone tried this?
  16. Sorry for being vague. I put in Patriotdefense 15.5# hammer spring. That’s about as low as I’m willing to go... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Just updating the thread... With ONLY a hammer spring (everything else stock), the results are as follows: DA: ~>8lbs ish SA: 4.25# The DA breaks just as I go high scale on the mechanical trigger...but it IS SIGNIFICANTLY lighter than when stock. Both DA/SA are smoother & overalll much better, allowing for trigger break without too much effort. I hope to take it to the range this week and see what she does with CCI primers and update the thread accordingly. For reference, I have two (2) PD tuned Stock IIIs. For those guns, DA:~7.5lbs to 7 7/8lbs; SA; 2.5lbs & 3.5lbs This is by far the best bang for the buck. If I can achieve the same level of reliability, then I’ll never pay to polish a Tanfo or buy any other springs again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Yup, Agreed! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. You went further than me. Still, results are encouraging. I’ll try it and report back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Thanks for the estimates dude! DA is Off the charts on my 8lb max trigger gauge & SA = 7lb. If I can loose 4lbs in DA & 1lb in SA, I’m moving forward! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. I have a completely Stock Tanfoglio Stock I. The gun is uber reliable...CCI primers? Tula magnum? Muahhahahahaha this gun eats it all. The trigger pull tho leaves a lot of be desired. It’s not terrible, but not in same league as my 2 PD tuned Stock IIIs. I’m not in the mood to sit and polish a lot of surfaces...and don’t wanna spend $300 for a smith to do it either. So will changing to a 14lb (or 15.5lb) hammer spring (no other work) allow me to reduce my DA/SA pull significantly? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Yeah, I understand the concept of momentum very well...I really should have looked at the numbers (powder charge, bbl length, and velocities) to settle on a powder and bullet selection. My selection was made on the basis of safety (no double charge), & economy (115gr cheaper)... I didn’t know till I started shooting matches that performance (per 1st paragraph) was just as important as my other criteria. I’ll go practice w reduced charges of HS-6 & 124s I have on hand and report back. Thanks again for all the feedback. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. I’m just shooting production. I went back and looked more closely at Quickload. Given my barrel length, I can reduce my 115gr load to 6.0gr and 124gr bullet to 5.0gr make minor power factor. i just need to work through about 1,200rds I loaded to factory specs...sigh.
  24. How my Tanfos look like with new grips Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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