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Need a quick advice regarding full vs. cut dust covers.

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I'm about to order a new BUL SAS UR open gun (israeli made) and there's an option for a full or cut dust cover.

I'm a small guy with small hands and the gun smith said heavier is better.
Why is it that I rarely see full dust cover ones? which one should i choose?

 

I shot both, without sights and they felt different, not by much.  (10 rounds each)

It was my first time shooting open so my mind was overwhelmed, can't decide.

Also, should i opt for the TiN barrel?

Help!

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All personal preference. Lots of top guys seem to be going back to full dust covers.

 

I run cut back full dust covers (Roughly 4/5 of a full one very similar to a traditional butler cut).

 

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Keep 'em coming. Also, take notice that it has a plastic grip that I can't switch
for a metal one because they are not imported to israel.

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I prefer "cut back" dust covers.. much easier to remove the guide rod..

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21 minutes ago, cecil said:

I prefer "cut back" dust covers.. much easier to remove the guide rod..

 

Dust cover doesn't effect removal..... at least never has for me. Get a Dawson tooless if you want even easier removal. 

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3 hours ago, Maximis228 said:

Lots of top guys seem to be going back to full dust covers.


Why did they go to cut dust covers to begin with? haha.
Isn't a full dust cover just more "dead" weight and that's good?

 

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Shorter, lighter, faster transitions. Just requires more muscle to grip and keep it flat. Shorties, minor of, and real light make for a great steel challenge gun or open 3 gun. 

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The cut frame looks more finished and the light weight at the end of the gun will help with transitions. But. Get the one you like the best.  

The biggest problem with shooting open is pulling the trigger when you are not on the target not the pistol frame. 

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5 hours ago, BenAlpha said:

No steel challenges here :)

not anymore.😟

and metal grip will not fit for this gun.

full dust cover  it's  more metal for same price😄

 

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I'd go for short.  The slide has more weight reduction in non-critical areas, so reciprocating mass is reduced.  That's a good thing.  Plus it will cycle and transition faster.  If they use a cone comp, that's even better.

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1 minute ago, zzt said:

I'd go for short.  The slide has more weight reduction in non-critical areas, so reciprocating mass is reduced.  That's a good thing.  Plus it will cycle and transition faster.  If they use a cone comp, that's even better.

+1

yes, they use cone comp.

and with short dust cover for 9mm minor  it doesn't  jump at all.

 

 

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Looks like the full dust cover jumps less for me.
Are you guys sure the weight difference between the two slides is significant?
*yes, i shot both without sights
 

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The FDC should rise slightly less than the short, because there is more weight out front.  I have two 2011 Open guns.  One is full dust cover with a bull barrel.  The other one is short with a coned barrel.  The short moves faster, cycles faster and is softer to shoot.  The only difference between the two guns you are comparing is the length of the DC and the weight of the slide.  If I really liked the look of the long, I'd go that way.  There isn't going to be a big difference either way.

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