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Muddawg900

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  1. What a beautiful gun!! Maybe one day I can talk my wife into one of those.
  2. How many rounds per hr are you getting done with the smaller DC motor version?
  3. Jack, I agree with you on this. I'm a mid C class shooter and usually like to squad with better shooters. One guy I really enjoyed squadding with is a Master (possibly a GM by now?) Production shooter. Even though I shoot Limited, he was still always very helpful with showing me angles I didn't see and talking with me through the stage. One of my favorite guys to shoot with!
  4. Thank you very much Jim! I load on a 650 for 9mm primarily. Been having issues with a few rounds not going all the way into battery and locking up my guns, so I'm looking for a new equipment recipe to alleviate this issue when I get home from deployment. I'll be looking into loading 40 as well coming up, so I'll probably be giving this die recipe a shot.
  5. I've always heard it being preached like crazy. I just kinda never knew where to start. I also have been shooting matches for just shy of 2yrs before taking a year hiatus (read deployment ). Now that I have this, I've got a great structured starting point to knock the rust off and get back on the horse.
  6. Jim, Would you mind sharing what dies and press you're using? Thanks. -Muddawg
  7. This is definitely an older thread. But for someone who had no real dry fire regimen, and now on a 1yr deployment this is exactly what I've been looking for as a "square 1" upon my return. I'll be very rusty as I haven't really shot much and scratching my head wondering where in the world to start when I get back. Thank you guys so much for creating and making this available!!! And thank you to the gentleman who compiled it into a word doc. -Muddawg
  8. Yondering, Thanks for the clarification. I certainly appreciate you explaining things out as it definitely helped me understand better what I was trying to ask. It makes more sense in that it's not a verb but rather a spec being checked. I'll even go so far as to say that I'm overthinking this in terms of pistols. I understand it's more important for rifles as they aren't quite as tolerant to a wider range of dimensions unlike pistols.
  9. We've all heard how important it is to make sure your rifle (or M2HB for you military folk) is headspaced. Usually after some sort of major barrel or receiver work is done. Everyone raves over it, and for good reason due to a safety concern. Over the course of the day I flipped through 40+ pages of threads in the General Gunsmithing section, looking for information and doing research on building my first 2011 limited gun, and other general 2011 gunsmithing knowledge. Of the 6-8 or so threads (and lots of youtube videos) I read specifically on building a gun from the ground up, no one mentioned headspace gauging their pistols. Is headspacing a pistol not as prevalent as it is for rifles? Is it still a concern, but heavily overlooked? Or is it just not a thing at all? Insight and knowledge is greatly appreciated! Thanks for stopping in.
  10. Reviving this post a little bit, as I'm doing research for my first build as well. Ltdmstr, Could you explain how you're measuring lockup height? MrPostman, feel free to chime in as well. Much appreciated. Thanks. -Muddawg
  11. For what it's worth in regards to training both eyes open, I used to close my left eye. One day I decided to train my right eye to be more dominant that my left (ambidextrous eyes according to eye dr). To do this I took a pair of clear safety glasses and put a small piece of opaque tape (scotch tape) over my left eye direct vision. This allowed for all of my peripheral to stay available, but blocked my direct vision so my right eye could take over. 20 minutes of dry fire and my right eye has learned to pick up my front sight and maintain that sight picture. That being said, I'm no professional, just a shooter with a deep passion for guns and an addiction to the sport (currently a mid C class in Ltd). I also have 20/20 vision according to the dr as of 2 yrs ago. This is just a method that worked for me quickly and easily. As for the dryfire routine, well that needs a LOT of work
  12. I've heard the same. I'll have to save up later for one. Until then I'll settle for the plastic grip.
  13. For what it's worth, any time I fill a hopper from nearly or completely empty, I always cycle the hopper/charge bar on my dillons 5 or 6 times (charge a case and dump it back in the hopper) before I even consider weighing charges when I'm making adjustments or doing load development.
  14. I've been looking at getting a metal grip like the Cheely e2 double undercut aggressive grip. But boy they are pricey, 550-650$ for grip, beaver tail and magwell, depending if it's stainless or aluminum. That and the slide are the two parts that are really hanging me up on this project. I feel confident enough to hand fit everything though. Still haven't decided if I'm going to finish it or leave it in the white. I've even gotten to the point of considering a plastic grip just to help speed this along. Regardless I'm looking at no less than 10mo before I have a chance to build it due to deployment.
  15. I do indeed have calipers, a couple pair actually. I've watched many youtube videos to see what all is involved. My favorite was MosinVirus's series that he made. He used an 80% frame, but I think I'm going to get a serialized frame instead. I've been researching the hell out of specs and the processes and the smithing involved. Hoping I can make a tight and accurate gun. If you were going to do it again knowing what you know now, would you change anything different? Thanks, Muddawg
  16. Adam500, This is an excellent build!!! Thanks for sharing. I too am planning to build my own 2011 and just purchased my first few (albeit mostly small and inexpensive) parts to break the ice. Unfortunately my build is going to take some time, but I'm extremely excited for what's to come. Any advice you would mind sharing?? -Muddawg
  17. I've been reading my fool head off on this forum trying to learn as much as I can before I take this dive. I'll definitely be experimenting with small lots of different weight bullets, powders and maybe primers. From my reading so far, it seems that 124s run a smidge less snappy but still provide enough gas for the comp. Seems to be the majority ruling. Definitely have a ton of experimenting to do to find a solid load.
  18. Sarge: I definitely have been watching the classifieds on here, practiscore and gun broker. I'll definitely be looking for some load data and starting low to work my way up. Definitely understand that it's a super hot charge for a 9mm, so I'll certainly ladder load my way up. I'll definitely play around with primers and loads. Lots of testing to come! Hi-Power Jack: Chrono will be soon for sure, and I'll see about getting some sample packs of different weight and profile bullets. Seems like most run 115s or 124s? I'd assume 147s move too slow for a comped gun?
  19. Unfortunately I can't build a gun at this time, so I'm looking for used guns. I do reload, so I'm reasonably familiar with how bad it can go quickly. As with all things, ladder testing will be first. Do you run small magnum pistol primers? Or is a small pistol primer enough? Thank you for your load data, I'll certainly be experimenting with a couple powders.
  20. Thank you all for your input on this thread. I think I've decided to pull the trigger and go to an open 9major gun. Now to go hunting.... Looking forward to a new style. Limited isn't totally out of my picture yet, as I have some extra plans for that down the road. On that note, any advice on Open 2011's and loading 9major is greatly appreciated and welcomed!
  21. This guy was shooting a CZ shadow 2 that's probably been worked over. He's already sponsored and just graduated highschool, so he's got the time in for sure. I've lackadaisically trained because I was still trying to get a feel for the sport, but now it's time to up my game and train to become more proficient. Hopefully some classes in the future too.
  22. I've been shooting local matches for about a year and a half now. Competition shooting has ALWAYS been a dream of mine. I know for a fact I'll continue this as long as there's a match wherever I move to (active duty). I've even taken the RO course too. I also got into reloading to support the hobby. So I'm definitely in the sport. Once I come home from deployment, I'm intending to really put more time in and build myself in the game.
  23. Thanks Sarge! That comforts me a little. I watched a video of a production shooter I know and his stages and movements were VERY technical and deliberate and most open shooters seem very fast and not quite as technical. Granted, that may just be a difference between the two divisions due to ammo capacities.
  24. I thought about it, but I feel like open would be more fun. The other thing I thought about is: how much does open take away from building and utilizing actual shooting discipline? Like Ltd, I feel like you have to work and try a little harder than open. Maybe it's because of all the old guys that have been shooting longer than I've been alive make it look easy?
  25. Thank you guys for your replies! The G34 is my "starter" gun if you will. I'm 100% looking at moving into a 2011. Just not yet sure if that's gonna be an open or ltd gun. My wife will likely take over the 34. My goal is to move into something that will give me the most room for growth, so major PF will definitely be happening. I haven't actually shot a match in Open yet. A fellow shooter was kind enough to let me put a couple mags through his 9major open gun after a match. Definitely wasn't ready for what was coming! As for loading, if DO go Open, I'll probably stick to 9mm as that makes things easier since I'm already loaded out with more brass than I have 40. And my wife will continue to shoot 9 minor (she doesn't like the 40 snap). Stepped brass (Maxxtech in particular comes to mind) doesn't work for me anyways. I toss that stuff to a recycle bin since they can't be resized.
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