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  1. I have exactly that set up. Optic Ready Shadow 2 and Trijicon SRO 5 MOA and Optic Ready Shadow 2 and Leupold Delta Point Pro 7.5 MOA. I just talked you into buying one. I started off shooting with a Shadow 2 non-optic and as soon as the Optic Ready came out in Canada in January 2019, I bought one; then I bought another in August. Why? Because I don’t ever want to be without one. And then, just to take things just a bit further, I taught myself how to completely disassemble one, replace parts, do a trigger job, polish the action, not once but twice and then I started doing other people’s
  2. Right, I already ascertained abou that far. More curious about what’s similar to ASP as there isn’t much for load data on the 158gn bullets. Thanks for answering though.
  3. I know this is an OLD thread, but I recently got some 9mm 158gn Campro RNFP bullets and Alliant Sport Pistol Powder, both new to me, typically I’m reloading 9mm 147gn Campro RNFP bullets with Win 231 and these shoot really well out of me Shadow 2, but recently switched to Alliant Sport Pistol Powder with the 147s and these also work well, but I’m curious about the 158’s and wondering if you have any load data on them. I believe the HP-38 is similar to 231, and the starting load for that is 2.9gn to 3.1gn and so I’m thinking since VVn320 is similar to 231, then I might start with 2.6gn of ASP
  4. Agreed, I’d want my gunsmithing kit handy (which would include at the very least, hammer, bench block, punches, towel) to do a TRS. I’ve lost a FO at practice once, but since I’m shooting Optics with my S2, it didn’t make much difference, but I did find it a distraction in itself, not having it there.
  5. If you have the floating trigger pin by CGW, walkout shouldn’t be an issue as the spring tension of the TRS is enough to keep it in place, it’s narrower in the middle. I’ve replaced (upgraded) the TRS on all my Shadows and am pretty competent at gunsmithing, but I doubt I’d be able to get one replaced at the range during a match in time to make the next stage. Firing pin spring and recoil spring are easy enough to replace.
  6. Interesting, so a lighter hammer spring would be easier to compress then? I like the 147s for my comp loads and the 124 JHP for steel matches and practice, but I think I’m going to just load 147’s for everything once I’m through the 124’s. I’ve been told I manage the recoil well on the Shadow 2, but it can always be improved. I ordered the extended safety for both and the flat slim short slide lock pin for both.
  7. So I’m pretty new to “gunsmithing”, I can change out all the parts, but tuning the gun with the different springs is another matter and a lot of it for me is trial and error. How does a 14# recoil spring affect what ammo you can run through it? I use Federal Primers only in my loads because I choose to run an 8.5# main spring, but I didn’t think the recoil spring had anything to do with primer ignition. I’m under the impression that the recoil spring in combination with the amount of powder you’re loading is what determines how the slide cycles. Loading lower power loads for me has transla
  8. I’m going to end up doing a full test on the various springs, this spring, it’s bloody cold right now. I did some tests already with the CGW 10 vs stock and the gun settles quicker with the 10#, I have a video with 1” lines marked on a back board to show the difference. What load are you running with your 147’s? I’m using 231 3.5gn. Are your older version S2’s showing any signs of frame cracking? Mine did, warrentied for a new one. The optic ready S2’s have been milled with a relief for the slide stop.
  9. Ouch! 25% more? I picked one of mine up in Jan 2019 for $1199 CDN and the second one in September for $1149 CDN from Tenda Canada on sale. My non-optic I pais $1249. The early model S2 came with dove tail rear sight? That’s a cool research project you’re undertaking with the optic. The nice thing with Vortex is their no quibble like time warrenty. Personally I hate the SRO and don’t enjoy shooting it as much as the DPP with the Delta reticle, but that’s just preference, the SRO is a bomber optic. CGW had at one time created a multi-optic mounting plate, but no longer. I think becau
  10. The CZ Shadow 2 Optic Ready has been a game changer for me and I notice a lot of my “older” shooting friends all are gravitating toward optics. Which is great. Like you I need to wear glasses, both for distance and reading, but I don’t wear bifocals for shooting. I wear my glasses for seeing the targets in the distance and the glasses don’t affect seeing the dot of the optic at all. When I first started shooting optics my speed dropped down significantly, but my accuracy improved dramatically. My speed with the dot acquisition is starting to catch up now. At one time I had two optic read
  11. Thanks for the share! I have a spare stockpile of springs to experiment with. How are you dealing with the end of the cut coil? I can’t imagine you’re running it as an open coil? Sorry if this is a dumb question. As a metalsmith, I’d probably anneal the cut end, close it up and then re-harden the spring by tumbling in steel media (and then hope it works).
  12. So the super light firing pin spring is different (even lighter) than the CGW RP FPS? I’m wondering if that’s the case with the Wolff firing pin spring that’s included with their 11lb recoil spring? I installed that kit into my buddies S2, no extended firing pin and he’s setting off CCI primers with that combination, I couldn’t do that with the 11.5# CGW main spring in mine, with the CGW RPFPS, but I was also using the extended firing pin as well in combination. I’ll have another look in Cesar-Shop for the SLFPS and tack it on to the RRK order when they have them back in stock.
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