Target Shooting

A Poor Parts Combo for the Glock 27

Okies a, I’ve been changing parts and stuff on my G27 again.  This time I put in a 3.5lb connector (trigger connector for those who may not understand what I’m saying).  

Thing is, the last part change was from the stock to a 21lb recoil spring, wherein I was warned about jams with that sort of spring with “regular” (meaning not +P) ammo, which didn’t happen initially.

So, last night I installed a “Ghost Rocket Connector, 3.5lbs” for my trigger pull weight to be 3.5lbs.  

Took it to the range today to check it out.  

I noticed two things.

The first prominent issue was that I couldn’t fire at a rate higher than about a round per second without a jam.

The second thing I noticed (or didn’t notice), was that there was no felt change in the trigger pull, crispness, or reset.

Now, I blame the jams on two things.  

One, the heavy recoil spring with factory ammo, as I was warned about by the glockstore.com

Two, I had put a reasonable (but not too heavy) amount of Brownell’s Action Lube on my slide rails and ALL moving parts of my pistol.  So, whereas last time I fired, the slide was not cycling as quickly, hence no jams, even with the heavier spring, but this time, with the heavier spring still installed, and the ability to squeeze the trigger more quickly due to the connector change, I believe that the slide was just cycling back too fast to grab & feed the cartridges.

My solution is this:

At the range, I will continue to use the lighter trigger connector, but will use the factory recoil spring.

When carrying my +P ammo, I will use the heavier recoil spring.  HOWEVER, I DO need to get some more Zombie Max rounds and test them rapid fire with the heavy spring and with the factory spring to compare.  I’m pretty certain that the +P ammo will function fine in the pistol the way it is….but next time I shoot factory ammo at the range, I WILL put in the factory recoil spring (unless I decide on a less heavy one that is still  heavier than “factory”).

This is why we test fire after changing parts!  We MUST be certain our firearm is working at tip-top shape if we are to rely on it to protect our lives or the lives of those we love!!!

Peace Ya All

~S~

To reload or not to reload….

Okies, let’s get right down to business.  I currently have a .40S&W, and am buying about $150/month on factory ammo…

I’m going to purchase a 9mm for NRA competition type shooting.  Have NO idea as to the power factor requirements for that, or if I should approach the low end or the “hot” end for competition.

Thinking about getting either an RCSB or DILLON PRECiSION single stage press (I do NOT want a progressive because I will want TOTAL control of powder measure and everything else).  I pretty much realize that in the long run reloading will be cheaper for me given that I’ll be a high volume shooter.

Also, I shoot VERY long range with a .308.  So I would indeed like to work up an optimal load for that.  Match grade ammo is the only ammo I find remotely acceptable off-the-shelf, so now we’re talking about two pistol calibers and one rifle, and that’s a minimum at this point, because I intend to purchase a few more “range toys” lol.

Question is this:  RCSB or DILLON??  

My most recent advice, from a guy that does 500-800 yard prairie dog shooting, is DILLON, but that’s rifle, while I’m talking about precision loading 9mm on a VERY regular basis.  

Anyone have recommendations?  

Also, I know I need the press and die sets for each caliber, but can anyone give me a recommended (with brand) list of the other stuff for PRECISION, round by round, to the 1/100 gr (or smaller tolerance) for 9mm pistol reloading?  What’s the best powder scale?  Who makes the best bullets?  Who makes the best powder?  Used to be Hodgon(sp?), but are there others that are any better?  What about all the other stuff?

ALL INPUT IS WELCOME ON THIS!!  (That includes advice, not just comments).

Thanks a ton!

~S~

Match Grade .40 S&W Ammunition?

What do you think is the very best match grade ammo for .40 S&W?

horizlinebrn

January 26, 2014.  0511HRS:

Recently, I have been using Winchester FN FMJ, 165gr ammunition in my Glock 27 for target shooting practice.  It does well, but I have to wonder if there is some true, match grade ammo out there in .40 S&W that I just haven’t seen yet?  

Any suggestions?  What would YOU use for competition ammo?  NO RELOAD information please.  I do not reload, and do not intend to reload for competition stuff.  Maybe I should?  What do YOU think?

Would like input from people who actually use a .40 Pistol…

If you look at my shooting log page, you will see the sort of results I am currently getting.  Granted, some of that has to do with me, some of it with the small frame of my G27 (muzzle jump) that has not yet been modified.  And it isn’t my eyes.  I see quite well with my glasses on, and use the “Over the Eyeglasses,” clear safety glasses when I shoot.  

I’ve been firing between 104-200 rounds a week for practice, and shooting at different distances, as well as shooting one handed (strong and weak side), and of course two handed.

I have a HUGE wish-list at the GlockStore of accurizing parts, and hopefully the modifications I intend to do will be of help.  I think they will.  I’m going to put a Lone Wolf threaded barrel and compensator on, as well as a 3.5lb trigger connector, a titanium striker, and a titanium plunger.  Also going to do the heavy, competition type magwells to give the gun a little more weight and potentially a more firm and steady grip.  Also going to put the heaviest recoil spring they make on the thing!

Regardless of those factors, I want to be sure my ammo is the best I can purchase for competition purposes. I need to be shooting 2-4 inch groups at 50 yards, and right now I’m shooting closer to 5 inch groups at 40 feet…..so “I” need some work, and I want to ensure the pistol is tuned up as well as I can get it .  I really believe the longer, threaded/compensated barrel will make a huge difference, as well as a decreased trigger pull weight and some other mods.  

Guess what I’m trying to say is that I do NOT want my pistol OR my ammo to be limiting factors in my accuracy.  The ONLY factor I want to have to deal with is ME.  I mean, I want the pistol to have the capability to shoot better than I am able to shoot.  Don’t want equipment or ammo issues holding ME back!

Any and all input on this matter is very welcome!

Thanks and have a blessed Day!

~S~

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