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  1. Has anyone ever asked JP if they could ship them the furniture of their liking ahead of time when building the rifle? I did this by providing Triarc a gas block of my choice. They installed the Gas block I shipped no questions asked. JP may say no, but you never know till you ask.
  2. I have seen it scored both ways. Our club makes you use the first go at the classifier regardless if it is worse or better then the subsequent attempts. I have been to their clubs where the used my second classifier attempt which was much better than the first. I didn’t agree with them using the second run. It didn’t make much difference in the final standings if my memory serves me right.
  3. I believe that is a question for Sig. Unless you bought a used gun (or slide) to where someone had the slide milled, and/or modified for a different optic. Those patterns do no look familiar to any of the X5, X5 Legion slides I own (5 total).
  4. My original X5 Legion came with 3, 17 round magazines as did my R2 X5 Legion came with 3, 17 round magazines. The Max X5 Legion comes with 4, 21 round magazines and that slide is cut for direct mounts of Sig Romeo 3 Max or the XL optics. The R2 designation may have to do with the mag compliant model that does come with 3, 10 round mags for states that have capacity limits.
  5. Something I noted when the R2 designation came out on the P320 X5 Legion, it would seem that was about the same time the slide was cut to accept direct mounts of SROs/RMRS along with the original optics the slide was cut for. This is a complete guess.
  6. I do shoot some PCC and while I agree it probably could be worded better, but I certainly agree with the intent of the rule. People dicking around with a gun at the side berm while the RO is running other shooters is a distraction. I think the rule intends to stop this process from being a distraction. It may be completely safe to adjust optics, turn them on etc, it would be hard for the RO, to watch the PCC shooter "adjusting their optic" to make sure safety violations are not broken in that process while running other shooters. To be honest its not hard for a PCC shooter to only pull his PCC from the bad and wait till they are on the line and have been given the command "make ready" to do anything to their rifle. While this seems to be a case of an over zealous RO, I myself do not understand the purpose of looking through the optic in the manner the shooter did. To what purpose? All of that to have an RO who seemingly misunderstood the rule then DQ you. You always have the chance or running into ROs, that have agendas, or simply do not understand some of the rules as they should. Why give them any chance to DQ you? If you do want to operate in this manner like @CHA-LEE mentioned above, "As a competitor, all you can do is arm yourself with a solid understanding of the rules and have a crisp $100 bill in your wallet to arbitrate these poor rulings when they happen." @BillChunn seem to have broken down the tape pretty well to where this is a pretty solid consensus on what happened. But without fully understanding what happened at the table "un-bagging area", can we really say for certain? While it looks like a DQ that should not have happened I was not there and cannot say for certain.
  7. I am seeing some rather strange OAL differences in the 2000 rounds of 124 gr JHP Precision Delta’s I just loaded. I have not pegged what is going on in that I have just noted the variance tonight. I will have to dig a bit to see if the same thing is going on with the 124gr.
  8. Maybe his quote was poorly worded. I believe he is speaking to the fact if you install a bullet dropper you have to use a combination bullet seater/crimper on the last station. It’s one of the reasons I went with the 1050.
  9. As mentioned by others above it comes down to dollars for your purposes. You did not mention brass processing or loading rifle rounds at a high volume. This is where the larger progressives are the better tool in my eyes. Or if you want to automate a press I believe it’s better on the larger press due to the swaging station alone. For processing 223/5.56 brass the large progressives are a dream. I have picked peoples brains about 223/5.56 processing on 650/750 and there seems to be a little more involved. For automation and you would want to re-load in one pass (versus processing brass then re-loading) the swaging station would prevent more stoppages when you did have the occasional issue with a pistol round primer pocket. The only issue I have with the Dillon Super 1050 I have is the cost of the tool heads. Those alone are about $250 a piece so keep that in mind if you load multiple calibers. Even with the expensive costs of the tool heads the ability to efficiently process 223/5.56 brass, reload pistol rounds in one pass, and create and load 300 BLK rounds makes the purchase of my 1050 well worth it. If if I had no interest in rifle rounds or processing brass I would have purchased a smaller press. It does all that you need it to do. Plus round conversions are way cheaper.
  10. You can co-witness your dot with Irons if you have the correct Irons. However, this is not required by any means. They are two completely different aiming mechanisms, even on the same gun. For this to be accomplished correctly your dot would have to co-witness to what ever distance your iron sights are set up for. The other item to note here is higher end Red Dot sights such as a Trijicon RMR have little to now parallax. Meaning the dot does not have to be in the center of the glass to hit what you are aiming at. This means the dot would not necessarily be co-witnessing with the irons and you could still make acceptable shots on target. For this reason alone I do not care if my Red Dot co-witnesses with my irons on my EDC guns. If you are shooting a red dot correctly you are 100% target focused. It would never matter if the dot is co-witnessed with the iron sights. If I am trying to use the Iron sights the last thing I want is the dot between me and the iron sights. This clutters up the sight picture when using the iron sights on a gun that has both. At least that is my observations. You also have to be careful assuming a dot is off just because your eyes make you believe that point of aim and point of impact are off by looking at where the dot is in relation to the glass and/or gun. Only shots down range will tell you the real story. I have ran into an issue when cleaning my gun, once reassembly was completed I was convinced the dot was way off. Once on the range it was dead on. Lesson learned. I am not sure if I trust Swamp Fox products for carry or duty use as of yet. I do have one, and while I am impressed in the quality for the price point, I am not willing to make this an EDC dot. Time will tell.
  11. On the subject of safety return springs, you can learn the hard way after searching for the safety return spring that is no longer included with the newer FCUs for an hour thinking you lost when watching a GG trigger kit installation made when the safety return spring was present in the first generation FCUs. Good times. I had two of the earlier FCUs, one of which I sold. I have not seen the safety return spring in any of the new FCUs I have obtained. I have installed GG trigger kits only in the updated FCUs. I have not installed a GG kit on an FCU that had the safety return spring. I have not noted the reset issue in any of my Sig P320 FCUs, old or new.
  12. Make sure you understand shot calling. Some make the mistake of not knowing the difference between "my sights (or dot) was in the A zone when I pulled the trigger" versus "my sights (or dot) were in the A zone when the sights (or dot) lifted" as when the shot left the gun. There is a distinct difference.
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