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I’m really curious to try some of these out and experiment with some spring combos to go past 57 rounds.

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just received my 40 rounder from ETS... to prep the new magazine for  radial delay bolt clearance, I got my miniature milling machine out (aka Dremel with a 9/64 drill bit) to massage the rear bolt clearance window, and trusty sanding drum to reduce the nose of the follower... adding a new "sand" release hole in the process to allow any debris to get off  the nose of the follower :)... ran the dummies fine... will try shooting it Wed when Howard gets his new Lab Radar on line, and will see if I really make minor with my new reduced load...  I use the same load in the Steel Challenge Glock as well as the AR9 for PCC... regards

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Les,

I would have loaned you my Lab Radar just for a look at the ETS

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I got mine in today, will shoot tomorrow morning and report.

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Roy... I think Howard is going to one-up you on your pen barrel sight on the Lab Radar... he mentioned something about making a mount for an extra Fast Fire sight :)

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The two I bought worked perfectly. I like the feel of them, they seem sturdy and I like being able to see how much ammo is left.  I may buy more later.

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I really want to experiment with springs and base pads with these new mags.  Maybe get 67 reliable rounds with an MBX mega extension?  It would require a new spring to be designed, or a combo of springs.

 

I know, 67 rounds sounds ridiculous, but I’ve seen a couple stages where a 57rd mag is on the verge of cutting it close.

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Les 

I try to keep it simple, the pen barrel work and I keep it in the bag. 

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I love the idea of these and the fact that they are clear, but I have read about, and seen so many issues with their mags that I don't know if I can get one.

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Hi there, I just received mine over the weekend, and haven't had the chance to try it yet. The main plan was to put a Goliath base pad on it and get more additional rounds through it. 

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my ETS easily loaded 40 without a loading tool... modified for the radial delay bolt, worked fine on the trial run

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I love the idea of easy, simple, extension-free 40-rd mags, so I picked up two of these.

 

They run the first 38 rounds perfectly fine.

 

However, the last round gets jammed into the follower somehow, and so the last two/three rounds will fail to go up the mag. 


This is with Syntech 130 and 150. I suspect the polymer coating doesn't let the rounds slide inside the mag as freely as an FMJ would. 

 

I'll try again, but with an FMJ as the first round to be loaded, then fill with Syntech.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Silverscooby27 said:

I really don’t know why they didn’t make them banana shaped like the MPX mags. 👎🏼

They are made for Glocks, not a dedicated PCC mag, even if that is the targeted market.

 

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Sergio... what is your overall length with the coated bullets?... I'm running Bayou coated 135s at 1.10"....first impression was good, no problems... first match Sunday, will see if the first look was indicative

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1 hour ago, Les Snyder said:

Sergio... what is your overall length with the coated bullets?... I'm running Bayou coated 135s at 1.10"....first impression was good, no problems... first match Sunday, will see if the first look was indicative


Syntech PCC 130gr are pretty consistent with OAL. I measured 10 and they were at 1.1250”. 

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Tested again tonight...
This time with the first two rounds loaded in the mag are FMJ. Then filled with Syntech PCC. 

It worked great! 
I don’t think it’s the OAL because the FMJs were a bit longer than the Syntech, measuring at 1.15”. 

 

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Mine came in the mail today when I got home from my local match. Had to do some modification to get them to seat and for the bolt to close. DK had them on sale for $18 each, so much cheaper than OEM's with TTI Extension. Looking forward to testing them

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2 hours ago, mxj23 said:

Mine came in the mail today when I got home from my local match. Had to do some modification to get them to seat and for the bolt to close. DK had them on sale for $18 each, so much cheaper than OEM's with TTI Extension. Looking forward to testing them

 

Hi there, mxj23! May I ask which TTI Extension did you use? Thanks!

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I use the TTI +10 extension on the oem glock mags to get 40ish rounds

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just a follow up... my 40 round ETS worked fine at today's match...easy to load without the use of a loading tool

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Just bought 5 of them and ran 3 tonight.  All 3 were flawless except that (as with every other ETS in a PCC mag) 2 shots were enough to coat the top inch of the inside with soot...  Mine also all took 41 without much effort, but would not be closed bolt  reloadable...

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Ets really should have made these with the angled base to accept extensions.

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