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    Quote Originally Posted by miami View Post
    Hi __jb,

    That's the thing, if I shoot it at the Open Division, I think I will be at a disadvantage. Most shooters there have STI Race Guns with awesome setup. Am I wrong to think that way?
    If you look at it from purely a competitive viewpoint, you are correct... For several reasons, the least of which is probably the mechanical advantage of their guns... USPSA Open shooters are the top USPSA shooters for several reasons... Most shooters start with Production and move up to Carry Optics or Limited in a few years... after a few more years some move up to Open... So Open shooters are very, very good... Additionally Open has the option to shoot at major power factor and get increased points for each of the 'C' and 'D' scoring zones... That makes a huge difference... and finally most serious Open shooters use guns designed to shoot major PF ammo without all the recoil associated with the high PF... and they all reload to create the proper ammunition to take advantage of the compensators necessary to control recoil.

    However #1 - Since you already have a ported barrel, your only choice is to shoot Open or buy a new non-ported barrel...

    However #2 - I suggest you talk to your match director and ask him if you can shoot your gun in Production or Limited Minor when you are first starting out... It won't be technically legal, but it won't make too big a difference... Especially when you are first starting... That way you can shoot and have fun... Worry about the rest some other time.
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    Thanks __jb. This is most helpful!

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    Miami - I cant find the post where you talked about having difficulties “zeroing” you sights so I thought I would just post here. I saw on another forum you mentioned your 17c was hitting all over the place but with another 17 you were able to get good groups.

    This is kind of a long shot, but you should check the guide ring on your slide. This is the round circle on the front of the slide where the recoil spring sits. If it has become bent groups can become very random.

    The way to check this is to take the recoil spring and barrel out of the slide. Then, on a flat surface, stand the slide upright. The slide and guide ring should sit flat on the surface. If you push on the ring the slide should not rock back and forth.

    I did have a pistol that had a little rock to it that shot fine but in general a bent ring is bad news. Typically a bent ring happens when the slide is dropped while not attached to the frame.

    I’ll try to upload a video of what I tried to describe but I’m now 100% sure how to do that.


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    Let’s see if this works





    Finally got it - sorry for the shaky video, haven't figured out how to hold my phone still like the kids The shaking makes it hard to tell but the slide does not move when the ring is pushed on.


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    Hi MtStream,

    Oh this is definitely worth checking when I get home later. I will let you know what comes out of it.

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    Hi MtStream,

    So I did the slide ring check on my glock and it did not shake a bit. Thank goodness. Haha! So I think the culprit is really the sights.

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