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  1. I’ve shot a variety of P320s over the past 6 years and I’ve had the best results with 124/125gr bullets in terms of overall performance. The 147s did not want to shoot very accurately out of any of my P320s, while the 124/125s shot very well at a 130pf. I also found the sights/dot return quickly with the lighter bullets in comparison to the heavier bullets. I’ve messed around with some The Blue Bullet 135gr’ers. I like them so far. They kind of split the difference between the 124/125, and 147gr bullets, but I’ve found I need to drive them at a minimum 135 pf to get them to shoot as accurately as I like. At the end of the day what it comes down to is do your loads shoot accurately enough for our game, and do you like how they feel when you shoot them. Only way to know is to mess around with a variety of loads and pick one you like.
  2. This……It’s been a while since I’ve shot any Syntech ammo, but as I recall, it was loaded pretty long. I don’t own a Legion, but my variety of other P320s prefer ammo loaded shorter than Syntech 150.
  3. Altra Superiors - They’re trail runners, zero drop, with a nice wide toe box. I’ve found the tread works well on all the surfaces we shoot on here in the PNW, and I can wear them all day with no issue.
  4. My most recently purchased Glock, a 17 MOS, seems to be a shooter. Today I ran a variety of 124/125gr loads through it, including some factory reloads of questionable quality, and they all shot pretty well. The best groups were with 124gr V-crowns (awesome bullets) over 4.1gr of Titegroup, and they were in the 2.5 to 3 inch range at 25yards. Everything else was 3 to 4 inches, which isn’t as accurate as I’d like, but is still usable for most matches and for practice purposes. I should also mention these groups were shot with a dot and not irons.
  5. Yeah. One is a 34 and the other a 17. No rhyme or reason as to why they are less picky than the other two.
  6. I’m just a couple years into my experiences with Gen 5 Glocks, and like some of you have found already, I too have found I need to drive my loads a little harder to get them to group satisfactorily. Mostly I have shot a bunch of 124/125s and some 135s through them, and with all of them I have had load them between 1.10 and 1.15 OAL, and load them between a 137 and 140ish power factor. Also seems to be a bit hit or miss with my Gen 5s as far as how accurately they want to shoot. I have four of them currently. Two of them shoot great with just about anything, including some of my loads for my P320s, and the other two are more picky. One of them, a Glock 17 I was issued for work, is getting more accurate the more I shoot it. It is one of the two more finicky ones. FYI, the bullets I’ve used have been Zero 125gr jhp, and The Blue Bullets 135s. They were loaded over N320 and Titegroup. The N320 loads have been the more accurate.
  7. Alright, I have to confess that when I made the post above I was in the middle of making the switch as mandated by my new department, and perhaps I was doing my best to convince myself the switch back to Glocks was a better thing than it was. Its by no means a bad thing, but the fact of the matter is I just shoot the 320 better. On a whim I grabbed my old 320 I carried for duty as I was walking out the door to go to some training, and without having shot a round through it in almost a year and a half I had one of my better shooting days in quite a while. The 320 points more naturally for me, the trigger is better, and the pistol just in general feels more solid. All that said, I do think the Gen 5 Glocks are an improvement, but they ain't no Sig P320......no matter how hard I may have tried to convince myself otherwise.
  8. I agree with everyone else. I've had the best results in terms of accuracy with 124/125 bullets. But like you, I also like shooting 135s. What I found with those, The Blue Bullets 135s in particular, is if I drove them a little faster the accuracy tightened up. Not bullseye accurate, but sub 3" at 25yds, which gets the job done for USPSA type shooting. By driving them faster I mean above 135 power factor. I think the last time I shot them in a match where they were chrono'd they came in at around 137 power factor.
  9. There are a ton of threads on here about Glock 35 Limited Guns, but I'll share with you what I've done to mine. Gen 4 Glock 35 Modifications: TTI sight set, TTI guide rod w/15# recoil spring (I'm still messing with spring weights to figure out which I prefer), Dawson Precision Heavy Ice Maxwell, Talon Grip Tape I prefer a heavier gun overall, so I also have a couple frame weights I've been messing around with to figure out which I prefer. I have an SJC, and a Toni Systems. The SJC is a couple ounces heavier than the Toni. Running a frame weight helps tame recoils a bit, and balances out the weight of the pistol from front to back, which I find much easier to move around efficiently as opposed to a gun that is heavy either in the front or back. What you decide to shoot really does just come down to preference. 2011's are kind of the standard, but there a some guys who can really shoot the Glocks at a high level too. The reason I shoot a Glock is I carry one for work and the difference in grip angles between Glocks and 2011's are different enough to slow me down in finding the front sight when switching from one to the other.
  10. I haven’t shot 1911/2011s much in the last 15 years or so, but when I shot a 2011 in Limited I ran an Aftec. I went to it after Area 4 in 2000. The standard extractor that came with the gun gave up the ghost at that match.....mid 130 point stage. Had about 5000 rounds through the pistol at that point. Changed to the Aftec and ran it another 70k rounds or so and never had a problem. If I were to get another 1911/2011 that I planned to shoot major caliber with I’d get me another Aftec for sure.
  11. Pretty much any service type pistol isn’t “designed” to have the slide go forward when a magazine is inserted at slide lock. It just so happens some pistols do it. The 1.0 M&Ps do it fairly regularly, and I’ve got a couple Glocks that do it on a regular basis. It wasn’t really something a lot of folks who carry guns for a living found desirable, so that “feature” has been designed out. The M&P 2.0s slide stops were designed to prevent it, and if I remember correctly, the P320s aren’t supposed to do it either. I’ve never had a problem with the slide going forward on the P320 (any version) when I insert a magazine at slide lock because the slide almost never locks back for me. A consequence of having larger hands that ride all over the slide stop. When the slide has locked back, I have never had the slide “auto-forward”. I have one I’ve used for work that has over 60,000 rounds through it and it still doesn’t auto-forward, so I don’t think its a matter of breaking in. I just think the P320 isn’t supposed to do it.
  12. Shot a section championship back in September, and shot Limited minor. I didn’t have a major caliber pistol at the time and I had been doing ok locally shooting minor. I shot a solid match....tons of points, but a little off the pace because I really needed the points shooting minor. I ended up 7th. I went back and did the math. If I had shot the same times, and the same hits, but scored major I could have finished second. I could have been a little more aggressive with my shooting which may have improved my scores too. I’ve since built up a Glock 35 complete with a brass mag well and a frame weight. The thing shoots great with Winchester white box 165gr, so I imagine once I get some match ammo loaded it will really shoot nicely.
  13. Talked to a rep at SHOT and that is what he said.....that they do limited runs amidst all the other stuff they’re making.
  14. I tried getting a VP9L kit in early 19' when they came out, but the supply dried up too quickly. Been checking on and off the last few months and can't find one anywhere. Vendors are either showing out of stock, or manufacturer no longer produces this product. Did HK do away with these?
  15. I've got a bunch of Redhill stuff, and I'm definitely a fan, but I think they have something going with DC Precision and are making holsters to accommodate their frame weights only.
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