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  1. StealthyBlagga

    Glock 33-Round Magazine Deformation?

    Here you go - the deformation is on the front face of the tube about 5mm wide and centered on the mold parting line.
  2. StealthyBlagga

    Glock 33-Round Magazine Deformation?

    OK, sounds like I just need to beat it back into shape. Thanks for the quick answers.
  3. I ran one of my PCCs in a match on Sunday, and on the last stage had several feeding malfunctions. The gun is a frankengun AR9 build with CMMG Guard barrel/bolt in a Gibbz side-charging upper on a generic (JoeBob = NFA?) lower. It is is newish - probably less than 1000 rounds fired - but has been used in several matches since break-in and has run flawlessly. My first assumption was that it was just too dirty because I have not cleaned it since building it - I have just been running it to see how far it can go before malfunctioning. This may still be the root cause of the problems, but when I went to clean the magazine I also noticed the front of the tube is deformed to the point where it is hard to even insert it in the magwell. The photo below shows this particular magazine (left) next to a nearly-new magazine (right). Both are Glock 33 rounders, the deformed unit having a TF +10 extension. To muddy the waters a bit more, these mags have been used previously in another AR9 PCC (a QC10 factory gun, conventional blowback). Has anyone else encountered this phenomenon? Any ideas on root cause? Any reason I should not just bend it back and keep using it?
  4. Here are the practical long-gun events we have scheduled this month at Rio Salado (Mesa, AZ): Rio Black Rifle Match: Saturday July 7th @ 7:00am This is an action rifle match with targets from 1 yard to 500 yards. The accuracy challenges tend to be a bit more demanding than at a typical 3-Gun match, so bring your A-Game. Any semi-auto military-type rifle in an INTERMEDIATE caliber (sorry, no .308 etc.) will work well - most of us run an AR15 of some type. You do not need to bring a handgun or shotgun. Pre-registration and squadding at PractiScore. Tactical .22 Rifle Match: Tuesday July 10th & 24th @ 4pm Registration opens at 4pm, with first shots shortly thereafter. Location is the Smallbore Range right behind the Activity Center. The rules are simple: Targets are reactive steel - shoot them per the stage briefing, fastest combined time (+penalties for misses) wins. Pretty much any .22 rimfire rifle is OK - the most popular guns are AR15-clones and Ruger10/22s. We have two divisions: iron sight and optical sight. Now that .22 ammo is more available, this is a match you won't want to miss. Scoring is done on paper, so pre-registration is NOT required. Multigun (3-Gun/2-Gun) Match: Saturday July 14th @ 7am There will be four run-n-gun courses of fire requiring rifle, pistol and/or shotgun, with targets anywhere from 1 yard to 550 yards. We offer 3-Gun (rifle/pistol/shotgun) and 2-Gun (rifle/pistol) divisions. Those in the 3-Gun divisions should bring 150 rounds of rifle ammo, 50 shotgun birdshot (#6 or smaller), and 50 rounds of pistol ammo. Those in the 2-Gun divisions should bring 150 rounds of rifle ammo and 150 rounds of pistol ammo. Registration and squadding opens at 6pm on the preceding Monday at the PractiScore website (sorry, no walk-up entries on the day). After registering, the competitor will be able select from squads in one of two time slots: 7am-10am or 10am-1pm. New shooters should sign up for a 10am-1pm squad and come in time to attend the new shooter orientation at 9:30am before they shoot. We are fortunate to have four very generous sponsors for our monthly match: VLTOR donates two of their excellent AR15 rifle stock kits. LUTH-AR send us one of their fine MBA-series rifle stocks. KE Arms provides two gift certificates. Timney provides a trigger of the winner's choice. All prizes are distributed by random draw from the list of competitor who finish the match. With typical attendance around 75-100 shooters, your odds of winning something nice are pretty good. Red Mountain Action Rifle Match: Sunday July 15th @ 10am This is a rifle-only match comprising four run-n-gun stages. All targets are at CQB ranges, maximum 60 yards. The equipment divisions accommodate iron and optical sights, rimfire rifle, centerfire rifle and pistol caliber carbine. Bring 150 rounds of ammo. Pre-registration and squadding opens at 6pm on the preceding Monday on PractiScore. Tactical Shotgun and Pistol Caliber Carbine Match: Thursday July 19th @ 4pm Registration opens at 4pm, with a new shooter orientation shortly thereafter. The match format is four practical scenario-based stages similar to what you would encounter at a 3-Gun match, except that you only need to bring one gun - you choose either shotgun or pistol caliber carbine. There will be separate divisions for shotgun (Open, Limited and Pump) and pistol caliber carbine (Optic and Iron). Any tactical shotgun will work well in this match, or you can shoot a pistol caliber carbine (minimum caliber = 9mm, maximum velocity = 1600fps). Scoring is done on paper, so pre-registration is NOT required.
  5. This forum is about USPSA/IPSC rules ONLY. It sounds like this was an outlaw match, so your question doesn't belong here. Hopefully a moderator will move it where it does belong.
  6. StealthyBlagga

    More grip!

    Where did you get the star tip?
  7. StealthyBlagga

    anyone Try one of these in their M&P?

    I have one of the Springer Precision releases. It works OK, but is a bit sticky in my gun... not as sharp springing back out when depressed than my LF Arms units (no longer available unfortunately).
  8. StealthyBlagga

    Springer Precision EZ mag extensions for M&P

    Are they definitely S&W-brand mags, or could they be aftermarket mags? I have not been impressed by any of the aftermarket mags I have seen. Also, there have been several revisions of M&P mag followers over the years, but all the different variants I have tried seem to work (one did not actuate the slide lock, but still fed fine).
  9. StealthyBlagga

    Springer Precision EZ mag extensions for M&P

    I have run 140mm extensions from Arredondo, Taylor Freelance and Taran on many, many M&P 9mm and .40 magazines and in multiple guns. All have run 100%. I find it hard to believe that Springer Precision is doing something so different as to cause the problems you describe problems. I'd suspect the ammo and/or the gun. Try different ammo first; factory RN FMJ ammo is cheap and should feed well in just about any M&P.
  10. StealthyBlagga

    Crazy Apex Flat Flar Face FSS trigger

    Check timing of your striker block. There are multiple variants of trigger bar out there, all with different "shepherds crook" loop profiles. Ifd the USB is not FULLY pushed out the way, it will rob the striker of impact force. I have encountered this when switching uppers from lower to lower with different generations of Apex FSS and DCAEK triggers.
  11. StealthyBlagga

    AZ State PCC Championship 2018

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN
  12. StealthyBlagga

    AZ State PCC Championship 2018

    REMINDER: Registration opens TODAY at 6pmMST on PractiScore. If you want to be part of this awesomeness, better be quick as we suspect it will fill fast
  13. For added fun, this month only we are offering a BONUS DIVISION in the 2-Gun match: Apocalypse Division lets you test the gear you would reach for when the balloon goes up. The stage designs will be appropriate to these kinds of firearms. There are no restrictions on firearm configuration - run any one rifle and any one pistol you wish - but please respect the spirit of this division by bringing only equipment you actually keep for worst-case personal protection... there is no honor in winning with gamer gear. Of course, our regular 2-Gun divisions are still available for the less adventurous
  14. Here are the practical long-gun events we have scheduled this month at Rio Salado: Rio Black Rifle Match: Saturday June 2nd @ 7:00am This is an action rifle match with targets from 1 yard to 500 yards. The accuracy challenges tend to be a bit more demanding than at a typical 3-Gun match, so bring your A-Game. Any semi-auto military-type rifle in an INTERMEDIATE caliber (sorry, no .308 etc.) will work well - most of us run an AR15 of some type. You do not need to bring a handgun or shotgun. Pre-registration and squadding at the Practiscore website. Tactical .22 Rifle Match: Tuesday June 12th & 26th @ 4pm Registration opens at 4pm, with first shots shortly thereafter. Location is the Smallbore Range right behind the Activity Center. The rules are simple: Targets are reactive steel - shoot them per the stage briefing, fastest combined time (+penalties for misses) wins. Pretty much any .22 rimfire rifle is OK - the most popular guns are AR15-clones and Ruger 10/22s. We have two divisions: iron sight and optical sight. Now that .22 ammo is more available, this is a match you won't want to miss. Scoring is done on paper, so pre-registration is NOT required. ** 2-Gun ONLY ** Match: Saturday June 9th @ 7am There will be four run-n-gun courses of fire, each requiring both rifle and pistol, with targets anywhere from 1 yard to 200 yards. This month the match is 2-Gun only (no 3-Gun options), so the stages will be optimized for rifle/pistol. Bring a SLING, plus 150 rounds of rifle ammo and 150 rounds of pistol ammo. Pre-registration and squadding opens at 6pm on the preceding Monday at the Practiscore website. After registering, the competitor will be able select from squads in one of two time slots: 7am-11am or 11am-3pm. New shooters should sign up for a 11am-3pm squad and come in time to attend the new shooter orientation at 10:30am before they shoot. We are fortunate to have four very generous sponsors for our monthly match: VLTOR donates two of their excellent AR15 rifle stock kits. LUTH-AR send us one of their fine MBA-series rifle stocks. KE Arms provides two gift certificates. Timney provides a trigger of the winner's choice. All prizes are distributed by random draw from the list of competitor who finish the match. With typical attendance around 75-100 shooters, your odds of winning something nice are pretty good. Red Mountain Action Rifle Match: Sunday June 17th @ 10am This is a rifle-only match comprising four run-n-gun stages. All targets are at CQB ranges, maximum 60 yards. The equipment divisions accommodate iron and optical sights, rimfire rifle, centerfire rifle and pistol caliber carbine. Bring 150 rounds of ammo. Pre-registration and squadding opens at 6pm on the preceding Monday at the Practiscore website. Tactical Shotgun and Pistol Caliber Carbine Match: Thursday June 21st @ 4pm Registration opens at 4pm, with a new shooter orientation shortly thereafter. The match format is four practical scenario-based stages similar to what you would encounter at a 3-Gun match, except that you only need to bring one gun - you choose either shotgun or pistol caliber carbine. There will be separate divisions for shotgun (Open, Limited and Pump) and pistol caliber carbine (Optic and Iron). Any tactical shotgun will work well in this match, or you can shoot a pistol caliber carbine (minimum caliber = 9mm, maximum velocity = 1600fps). Scoring is done on paper, so pre-registration is NOT required.
  15. StealthyBlagga

    ELS kit issues

    This is common if there is not enough clearance, as you have now discovered.
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