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2 hours ago, jcc7x7 said:

Rough draw it out.

Get some examples together of the different parts.

i.e. a rail mount with another rail under it.

The plate that comes over the top for the optic

and the proper plate that will fit the optic

and make an appointment with a small machine shop.

They will often do one of's , it will be at a premium but you should be able to get what you want

without having to talk a manufacturer into making it.

 

In the old days of my life I did a lot of that type of things for people.

Just a thought

Also lots of machinist and Tool and Die makers have equipment at home to do work 

 

Good advice, but I don’t think that would work for a full steel grip module with the profile and features that I’m specifically looking for. A little more in-depth than just a bridge mount for an optic

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Got my shipping notification from Springer, grip modules with magwells incoming!

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Posted (edited)

Sig announced a legion series x5 with tungsten filled grip. 43 Oz's I think it said.

Edited by jcc7x7

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13 minutes ago, jcc7x7 said:

Sig announced a legion series x5 with tungsten filled grip. 43 Oz's I think it said.

 

I’ve seen it, yes. The weight is certainly impressive, but weight isn’t the only reason I want a metal grip module. Metal will be a much stronger material to anchor an optic mount drilled and tapped into the dustcover

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RS320B inches closer to completion. Got my Springer ESP magwell’d ODG and FDE grip modules back and re-installed the ODG grip module on RS320B. All that’s left is to get the Apex trigger kit installed and get a precise zero. The FDE grip module is being set aside for a future build;

 

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Sorry for the lack of substantive updates lately everyone, I’ve been pretty well bedridden for a while dealing with some medical issues (my lumbar spine is fubar due to genetics). That said, I’ve been using the downtime to put quite a few dryfire trigger pulls on a spot on my ceiling. I guess would that count as #trainlikeyoufight...?

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Not sure if anyone is still following this thread but to those who might be - My apologies for the lack of updates recently, I have been and continue to be dealing with some medical issues with my back that have kept me fairly bedridden/wheelchair-bound for the last couple of months and unfortunately right now all spare funds (save for a custom knife project) are going towards medical costs.

 

I certainly haven’t given up on finishing out the RS320B build and there are additional builds on my project list for the P320 platform beyond that. Progress and updates will continue once I’m back on my feet and able to allocate funds again

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2 hours ago, be032 said:

I follow.

 

Get well. Toys can be replaced.

 

Thank you sir. I’m doing everything I can to focus on recovery at the moment. I still have plenty of tricks up my sleeve for the platform once I’m able to get back to it!

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I follow...not sure why though.

I stopped following this on P&S because I’m poor and have too many projects...but I still drool over this here🤣

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23 hours ago, AmmoHouse said:

I follow...not sure why though.

I stopped following this on P&S because I’m poor and have too many projects...but I still drool over this here🤣

 

I do appreciate it! There’s plenty more to come too

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This third P320 has been sitting dormant in the back of my safe for a while now, but I get the feeling that stagnation is coming to an end very shortly...The EVO320 is coming soon;

 

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With the first of two essential components ordered, the EVO320 project has officially begun 😈

 

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According to USPS tracking the item from Atlas will be arriving by Friday...I hate waiting on parts to ship but I’m very excited to find out if my idea is going to work!

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I love it when a plan comes together 😎 The Atlas Gunworks 2011 optic mount fits on the P320 frame like it was made for it. Including with enough clearance to still allow mounting of a WML. Of course, the polymer grip module isn’t substantial enough on its own to secure the mount to. But a soon-to-be-available aluminum grip module will be more than secure...The EVO320 is a go;

 

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This should be very interesting. Any timeline from the mfg of the aluminum module?

 

My recently renewed interest in my 320s has me searching again for a Faxon compact threaded barrel in stock; I have a PMM comp waiting, but forgot about it for a while. 

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Should be a few months for the aluminum grip modules, they’re finishing up the final tweaks of their prototypes for production.

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While I’m waiting on certain other necessary components for the EVO320 project to come to market (and saving up funds for them), I figured I’d both organize my thoughts and explain a bit about the purpose of the project and what I’m hoping to accomplish with the end result.


First and foremost, while a frame-mounted pistol optic system will still generally immediately conjure up images of a designated USPSA Open division competition-only pistol, I want to be very clear that this build is NOT intended primarily for competition use (though hopefully it will help provide a roadmap for those of you specifically interested in building a designated competition Open division blaster using the P320 platform): It is my intent to use this project to illustrate a leap further towards applying the advantages of certain traditionally competition-exclusive features and philosophies to a handgun primarily intended to be used for duty, home defense, and yes, even concealed carry. It’s my belief that the robustness and capabilities of certain models and manufacturers of miniature RDS technology has surpassed the risk/benefit threshold that would otherwise make the loss of BUIS on a handgun an untenable proposition. It is readily apparent to me that I’m not alone in the industry in making this assessment, with several manufacturers having recently introduced various duty-oriented handguns that also rely solely on non-reciprocating optical sighting systems. Many of us have already been comfortable living with and depending on RDS-only duty and defensive rifles for many years now, and I believe the capabilities of certain handgun optics have reached a similar point of reliability. My thoughts on specifically which model(s) of RDS that thinking applies to will be further explained as the components are purchased and the build progresses.


I have gone back and forth a bit on how closely I wanted the EVO320 to utilize the same components as the RS320 project, and have settled on maintaining as much mechanical consistency as possible within the limitations of the differences necessary to make the transition from slide-mounted optics to frame-mounted optics. Therefore and perhaps disappointing to some, I plan to use the same Bar-Sto barrel, Springer compensator, Surefire X300U, and Apex trigger kit in the EVO320 project that have already proven themselves through the pair of RS320 builds. This is not to say I am of the opinion that only these specific components are of high enough quality to be applied to the P320 platform - aftermarket support for the P320 has expanded rapidly in recent years and there are many high-quality products from other manufacturers which are more than worthy of consideration. This is of course very much a matter of personal preference, but I’ve come to the conclusion that my desire to exemplify an evolutionary step beyond the current RDS handgun format is bolstered by maintaining some extent of consistency between the two final platforms. Simply stated, the EVO320 is meant to signify the next evolution of Roland Special/RS320-type duty guns (hence the EVO moniker).


Hopefully this gives a bit more insight into my thoughts, plans, and intentions behind this new endeavor. As always if anyone has any questions or thoughts, always feel free to post here or send me a message and I’ll gladly explain further to the best of my ability. Hopefully those of you still following this thread will appreciate what I’m attempting to illustrate by undertaking this new build, and hopefully the finished product that’s already been meticulously constructed, torn apart, redesigned, re-constructed, and detailed down to the last nut and bolt dozens of times over in my mind will be of as much interest to you as it has been to me over the several years of waiting for it to become a possible reality.


This is a project I’ve wanted to do for a very, very long time, and I can’t wait to document it all here for all of you!

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