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Reloading / Re: CCI Small Rifle Magnum Primer in 9mm Findings
« on: September 20, 2021, 05:24:20 AM »
You should consider posting for trade opportunities. For a while, I was looking for SRP, mag or reg.  I have both SPP and SPMP.  Both CCi incidentally.  That said, I would be willing to bet that there are others that likely would be willing to trade.

Hmmm, was that an indirect way of asking me if you would like to trade? Haha. I traded a few thousand with my coworker this weekend for Federal SPMP. But I have A-LOT of these primers to trade out. I know all my guns with stock springs ignite Federal SPMP reliably. I would like to test and see if they will do the same with CCI SPMP and SRP. Lmk if you would be willing to trade a brick.
Reloading / Re: CCI Small Rifle Magnum Primer in 9mm Findings
« on: September 17, 2021, 05:13:20 AM »
I found those interesting.  I saw some folks testing SPP and SPmagP and seemed like factory springs were same.  Interesting test on the SRmagP.  I would think that SRP in general would command a premium compared to SPP, but testing you can see. 

I know some PCCs are more reliable with harder primers, but that was with older surplus ammo where we noticed harder primers.

I would like to try this test again with CCI SPMP and SRP. I've seen the videos on YouTube of folks setting off those primers consistently with stock springs. Which makes me wonder how much thicker or denser the the SRMP is. I haven't researched it or found the urge to measure it myself.

Also from what I read from other forums but never verified for myself is that CCI is one of the more "tougher" primers to set off across the board. Maybe is if I tried SRMP in a different brand I might get away with stock springs or lighter than the heaviest springs to ignite a round. If I ever try it out I'll post the results.

I'm only buying whatever the gun stores have available lol. Like I said, I'm not being picky in today's age. 7 months on a waiting list  :grrr:
Reloading / Re: Small Rifle Magnum Primer in 9mm Findings
« on: September 12, 2021, 12:46:04 PM »
Good info.  Did you try firing the duds a second time?

Hit or miss with the duds. Sometimes they would ignite after a second, third, fourth strike. Some of them would just not let off at all. Even the Beretta with the double action going at it constantly wouldn't set off a particular round.

The Blue Striker Spring for the Glock was able to ignite the duds the underpowered springs, Beretta and Sig couldn't though. I'm gonna look into a heavier mainspring for the Beretta. As for the P365, I couldn't find any aftermarket heavy striker springs for it. Hopefully the aftermarket will catch up for the SIG for stronger striker springs.
Reloading / CCI Small Rifle Magnum Primer in 9mm Findings
« on: September 12, 2021, 11:12:46 AM »
With the primer shortage going on I'm pretty sure one can't be too picky with what primers you use now days. I figured I post my results with what discovered incase anyone else was curious.

1) Glock 19 Gen 5 w/ OEM 5.5# (24 Newton) Stock Factory Striker Spring:
Roughly 50% ignition success. Strikes on primers that were set off were extremely shallow.

2) Glock 19 Gen 5 w/ Glock OEM "Red Striker Spring," 6.29# (28 Newton):
Roughly 90% ignition success. It was roughly about 1 out of ever 10 rounds fired I had a light primer strike. Strikes on primers  that were set off were deeper but not deep like a stock weight factory striker spring on a regular small pistol primer.

3) Glock 19 Gen 5 w/ OEM "Blue Striker Spring," 7# (31 Newton): 100% ignition success. Primer indents look just like how a factory weight spring would imprint on a small pistol primer.

4) Beretta M9A3 w/ factory hammer spring. Don't know the weight of hammer spring:
Roughly 80% ignition success. Primers that were set off had shallow indents.

5) SIG P365 w/ factory striker spring. Don't know the weight of the striker spring:
Roughly 50% ignition success. I'm not even sure if SIG or the aftermarket offers heavier striker springs for this handgun. At least from what I researched. Couldn't find any.

So from what I found it looks like I will only be using my Glocks with the 7# (31 Newton) striker spring for these particular primers in 9mm. Unless I want to practice a boat load of malfunction drills lol.

Hope you guys found this useful.

Reloading / Re: 1 in a million?
« on: August 14, 2021, 08:41:34 AM »
No primer compound?
General Discussion / Re: Help on buying an ar 15
« on: March 11, 2021, 09:36:34 PM »
If you're looking for an AR around the Colt price range. I would go with BCM (personally own), Aero Precision, or if you are really lucky, Centurion Arms.

Their value and quality has far surpassed Colt.
Reloading / Re: Seating depth result on pressure
« on: March 05, 2021, 10:46:51 PM »
Hi. I am new to reloading. Starting with 9mm. I picked up RMR brass plated round nose heads, and some CFE pistol powder. I followed the hodgson LRN data since I can't find RMR, min load is 4.9, max is 5.6, I settled on 5.2 since any inconsistency in powder measuring would still fall within that range.
I tried 20 rounds in a G17 with a Patmos arms upper (might be stock glock spring). Loads worked well as far as during and recoil. Loaded 200 more, checking powder consistency every 20 or so. Theirs 50 with the stick glock upper and it was a failure. Loads felt weak, and couldn't recoil. Other than the upper the only thing I changed was seating depth by about 0.010 inch. Could that difference in seating depth be that drastic? Has anyone tried to calculate figuring out the distance from the tail if the bullet to the end of the shell vs COL?

When shrinking your COAL by a hundreth of an inch it is best practice to drop your powder charge by at least a few tenths of a grain and recheck for high pressure indicators.

That being said, it's been my experience than shrinking your COAL is NOT a reliable way to increase slide cycling reliability (increase recoil). If your loads are feeling weak and barely flopping out of your ejection port or even stove piping, you need to either, 1) load hotter, or 2) lighten your recoil spring.

If you don't have a chronograph yet, it would be a worthwhile investment as it will give you hard metrics and make your reloading endeavors a lot easier to manage.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: Glock 19 is obsolete
« on: March 04, 2021, 03:10:01 PM »
Double post
Firearms and Accessories / Re: Glock 19 is obsolete
« on: March 04, 2021, 03:09:20 PM »
If Glock can think outside the box for once other than their inception, they could probably design a Glock 19 or 17 magazine like Shield Arms for the 43X and 48.

Ditch the polymer lining for more inside magazine volume space and probably shove another 5 rounds or so there making it it "cutting edge."... But it's Glock, who the hell are we to be hopeful for them to make a major design change lol.

Maybe that'll be another thing Shield Arms or another aftermarket company to capitalize on.

I'm talking about free state magazines though. All our neutered handguns in Hawaii make this a moot point.
General Discussion / Re: AG Expungment
« on: January 09, 2021, 06:13:28 PM »
From what he told me, yes he was convicted with harassment as a misdemeanor. He was taken into custody for a day to "cool of," and came home the next day. He was then ordered to complete anger management classes which he did complete.

He was convicted though, so he will need to apply for a govenors pardon. Knowing how unfriendly this state is towards 2A rights, made the question generate in the back of my head whether it was even possible for him to get a pardon, despite him having a clean record for the past 30 years.

Which brings me back to my original question. Does anyone on this forum have anecdotal experience or know someone with expundgment or pardoning of past criminal charges with the intent to acquire a firearms permit?
General Discussion / AG Expungment
« on: January 09, 2021, 09:31:48 AM »
So I have a relative who was just recently denied a rifle permit because of a harassment over 30 years ago according to the letter he got in the mail from HPD. He has told me he has been clean up until present day minus your occasional speeding and parking tickets. He was asking me, what are the chances of the AG expunging a harassment charge that was committed over thirty years ago? Does anyone on the forum know of this type of thing being expunged or is he SOL? I would hate to tell him he needs stick to a string and a stick for home protection lol.

Reloading / Re: can use magnum primers in non-magnum loads? (9mm)
« on: January 05, 2021, 08:38:01 AM »
I have successfully used magnum small pistol primers on 9mm. Everything being else being the same (powder, projectile, oal), I did not get a significant increase in velocity. From what I wrote down in my load book I gained a higher mean velocity of like 8fps I believe. But you can get that difference on any given day using regular small pistol primers, or even a different brand than what you normally use.

If you wanna try, do your own work up. Don't take my word for it.
Reloading / Re: Mil-spec handloads.
« on: September 07, 2020, 01:52:31 PM »
How do you find load data to replicate Mil-spec or factory ammo? Is that even possible?

I have a good load dialed in for my 30-30 and it was a pain in the ass to find it. I’m not looking to do that with my Glock 21 and my AR. I simply want loads that I can plink with, not looking to get sub MOA loads or anything. Should I just take the middle between max and min load charges and just load them up? Or is there a better way.

They don't have .45 ACP but they do have loads for getting you close or at advertised XM193 velocities with a 20" barrel depending on your powder selection. They should have 77gr data too.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: glock 17 edc conceal carry
« on: July 08, 2020, 07:37:25 PM »
I AIWB carried a Glock 34 a couple years ago for fun when I went up to Vegas for the holidays. I usually carry a 19 but I brought a few other of my guns up to shoot in the desert with my cousins.

It actually wasn't that bad carrying appendix. I didn't wear very thick clothing either. Just khakis and long sleeve cotton shirt. Going back to the 19 was a breath of fresh air though. It really is the Goldilock
size firearm.
General Discussion / Re: Recoil Spring Replacment
« on: July 05, 2020, 09:52:21 PM »
I installed a Wilson Combat Shok Buff in my M9A3 when I shoot recreationally. Keeps the slide and frame cushioned when firing. Is it necessary? No. Does it make me feel better that I'll keep this thing healthy pass my lifetime. Yes.

The only gun I've replaced a recoil spring on so far in is on of my Glock 19 Gen 5. I ended up replacing it with a non-captured Wolff guide rod and spring and recoil spring adapter to take Gen 3 style single wound springs. Its nice to know when I need to change the spring again I can just throw away the spring and install another $6 spring on the guide rod. That and I can easily change it to my heavier 20lb or 22lb when I shoot the hotter stuff. Or my 13lb spring it when I reload powder puff rounds for friends and family members that are recoil shy.
General Discussion / Re: Mag Ban Incoming
« on: July 04, 2020, 10:20:58 AM »
Brownells has a sale on 5.56 M2 PMags and 7.62 M3 PMags. Only in packs of 10 though is the sale valid. Just bought a bunch and can confirm they are still shipping to Hawaii.

We SHOULD still be able to obtain 30rd rifle magazines if the ban goes through. They will just need to have a magazine block installed and not "readily removable."

There's website out there that sell standard capacity magazine bodies with the blocks currently installed. The downside is the price is roughly 1.5x to 2x more than what it would be factory.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: AR optic of choice
« on: June 13, 2020, 11:35:23 AM »
My aim point pro has held zero no matter how many times I take it on and off. Recently replaced it with a holosun red dot that I haven’t shot yet. At least I know I can always throw my aimpoint back on

I was thinking about getting Holosun's 515 with the solar panel for my next build. How does Holosun glass compare to the Aimpoints? And as far as the feel and finish of their optics, does it feel look pretty sturdy?
Reloading / Re: How to maintain your dies
« on: June 12, 2020, 07:47:12 PM »
I have a pretty unique way of keeping it out of the weather. My 550 is mounted to a 3/4" board I bought at Home Depot. When I decide to load I pull it out of a sealed Husky rolling toolbox and clamp it to my workbench in the garage.

Keeps the dies and steel parts pretty nice and anything that does end up flashing comes off easily with a brass brush.

I do regardless though, after loading a few thousand rounds remove the dies to clean the inside working surfaces or just to get whatever has accumulated in there out using a cotton swab. And if I have to a soft metal plumbers brush for stubborn grit.
Reloading / Re: Powder/Primers?
« on: April 02, 2020, 05:25:23 AM »
Are you just messing around or is this a real thing?

Real thing. I've been buying powder and primers from them for almost two years now. As far as my experiences are, I've never had a problem with them. Then again, Im a fine tooth comb kinda guy, so I've never had to get dicey and try to return something.
Reloading / Re: Powder/Primers?
« on: April 01, 2020, 07:02:06 PM »
Roys lmao!

Please read the box before you buy. The only one that actually knows primers and powders very well is Roy himself. If you're dealing with his other workers I'd be skeptic and check the box of what they're about to ring up and make you pay.

If they have what you want in stock, they have been the best price on the island I have seen so far.
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