New goodness

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New goodness

Postby Snurd » Sun 17 Nov 2013 8:54 pm

Ever since I took a class from moyler, I have been wanting to get one of these. He showed me a firearm that looked quite splendid. If you have taken a class from him, you have probably seen it. I just put everything together, so I haven't had a chance to fire it yet. Well, that's partially true. I bought the gun first, and fired about 200 rounds through it, and then the rest of the package arrived.

First off, it's a Glock 19, gen 3. I bought the pistol and then ordered a match grade slide and threaded match grade barrel from One Source Tactical. I also ordered a Trijicon RM-07 red dot sight. I put them together and it turns into a pretty little picture.

First, the slide from OST is all set up with OEM internals and is ready to go. I decided to go with an additional recoil spring so that I can change out slides without having to switch any parts. The slide came milled and tapped so the Trijicon RM-07 slips right on and screws in. They give you shorter screws so the sight fits great. They put on suppressor sights so that the red dot co-witnesses with the sights when they are aligned. Also, if you want to put on a suppressor, you can still see your iron sights.

The Trijicon RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) sight is a cool little device. It’s quite small and is just a little bit wider than the slide. It has an adjustable brightness with 8 different settings. It takes one CR2032 battery and has a decent little run time. If you leave it on all the time, One Source Tactical suggests changing the battery every year. On Trijicon’s website it says if you keep it on setting 4 of 8 it will last up to 4 years. :shock: That’s fun. :D

Put this little package together and you get what you see below. As a side note, you can send in your slide to have it milled and have a number of red dot sights put on it. They also have other options that you can do to your gun.



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Re: New goodness

Postby Murch » Sun 17 Nov 2013 9:09 pm

Excellent! By the way you shoot I expect to see one ragged hole with your new slide. So when is the suppressor purchase happening?
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Re: New goodness

Postby Snurd » Sun 17 Nov 2013 9:13 pm

Murch wrote:Excellent! By the way you shoot I expect to see one ragged hole with your new slide. So when is the suppressor purchase happening?

Sometime down the road. Not sure exactly.


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Re: New goodness

Postby moyler » Mon 18 Nov 2013 4:09 pm

Looks fantastic, Snurd! I think you will really like it. I have worked with mine for over a year now. There is a learning curve at first, but slowly practicing your draw and presentation will help pick up the dot very quickly.

The RMR enhances the shooters ability to not only run manipulation in a more positive manner, but it is very fast to get shots on target. Distance is where it really shines. Provided your trigger press is well tuned, and your other fundamentals are sound, 50 yard shots are childs play. My longest shots with an RMR'd Glock 19 are at 200 yards on 16" steel. Some rifle shooters were watching me and one of them said, "That's cheating"!, I replied that there are no rules in gun fighting, so no, it's not cheating, just a better way.

So let us know how it works for you once you get it sighted in and get some trigger time with it!

Congrats!
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Re: New goodness

Postby Snurd » Mon 18 Nov 2013 5:01 pm

moyler wrote:Looks fantastic, Snurd! I think you will really like it. I have worked with mine for over a year now. There is a learning curve at first, but slowly practicing your draw and presentation will help pick up the dot very quickly.

The RMR enhances the shooters ability to not only run manipulation in a more positive manner, but it is very fast to get shots on target. Distance is where it really shines. Provided your trigger press is well tuned, and your other fundamentals are sound, 50 yard shots are childs play. My longest shots with an RMR'd Glock 19 are at 200 yards on 16" steel. Some rifle shooters were watching me and one of them said, "That's cheating"!, I replied that there are no rules in gun fighting, so no, it's not cheating, just a better way.

So let us know how it works for you once you get it sighted in and get some trigger time with it!

Congrats!

Will do. I'm excited to get it out and put some shots down range. Most likely won't be tonight though. :cry:


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Re: New goodness

Postby D-FIN » Mon 18 Nov 2013 5:42 pm

I'm feeling a little bit jealous. Maybe you should tell us all when your testing it out and we can all come test it with you. :dancing: Looks like a lot of fun!
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Re: New goodness

Postby moyler » Mon 18 Nov 2013 7:25 pm

D-FIN wrote:I'm feeling a little bit jealous. Maybe you should tell us all when your testing it out and we can all come test it with you. :dancing: Looks like a lot of fun!

You should try to get out with Snurd to shoot it. Or come to a class sometime and I will let you shoot mine. I remember at the SI red dot pistol class, after the platform orientation, the close up work and the point shooting drills, we marched the students out to 50 yards and let the line go for misc. steel targets at will, it sounded like popcorn popping the way the steel was pinging. We moved them back to 100 and guys were amazed at being able to do something they not only had never even tried, but some thought impossible. Several were even able to hit steel at 170 yards angled up a foothill.

I have made good, consistent hits with irons at 60-70 yards with a Glock, but a quality red dot like the RMR is a game changer for long range.
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Re: New goodness

Postby D-FIN » Mon 18 Nov 2013 9:31 pm

moyler wrote:
D-FIN wrote:I'm feeling a little bit jealous. Maybe you should tell us all when your testing it out and we can all come test it with you. :dancing: Looks like a lot of fun!

You should try to get out with Snurd to shoot it. Or come to a class sometime and I will let you shoot mine. I remember at the SI red dot pistol class, after the platform orientation, the close up work and the point shooting drills, we marched the students out to 50 yards and let the line go for misc. steel targets at will, it sounded like popcorn popping the way the steel was pinging. We moved them back to 100 and guys were amazed at being able to do something they not only had never even tried, but some thought impossible. Several were even able to hit steel at 170 yards angled up a foothill.

I have made good, consistent hits with irons at 60-70 yards with a Glock, but a quality red dot like the RMR is a game changer for long range.


I've actually read a lot about your classes here they sound like a lot of fun. I hope to work one into the budget sometime down the road.
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Re: New goodness

Postby Snurd » Tue 19 Nov 2013 8:43 pm

Took the goodness out to the range tonight. My wife and I met up with D-FIN and his wife and boy.
Took me a while to get it sighted in. Definitely going to take some time to get used to, but it's a pretty cool little device. Put 100 rounds through it. Might have put more, but 9mm is rough to find these days.

I think once I get used to the sight, much fun will be had. :D


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Re: New goodness

Postby moyler » Tue 19 Nov 2013 9:48 pm

Snurd wrote:Took the goodness out to the range tonight. My wife and I met up with D-FIN and his wife and boy.
Took me a while to get it sighted in. Definitely going to take some time to get used to, but it's a pretty cool little device. Put 100 rounds through it. Might have put more, but 9mm is rough to find these days.

I think once I get used to the sight, much fun will be had. :D(Sent from iSnurd)

Glad to hear it's sighted. It may take a tweak or two once you start pressing distance. Once you get the static stuff down as to presenting the dot effectively, I have some great techniques for using an RMR in point shooting, shooting on the move, etc. But, if you decide you hate it I know I could make room for it somewhere. :)

BTW, 9mm is everywhere online, unless you have limited your supply chain to Wally World.
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New goodness

Postby Snurd » Tue 19 Nov 2013 10:03 pm

The trigger is pretty stiff compared to the other 19 we have. I'm sure that's because the other has a couple thousand rounds through it. Seems even more stiff with the new slide, but I could be up in the night.

Also the dot is off to the right of the iron sights. I'll have to get to the range again soon and see if the irons are off. They look centered on the slide, but still may need some tweaking.

I'll have to look around online more. I've been looking at Sportsman's and Scheels as well as Walmart, but they never have anything. Doug's has a bunch, but it's all $20 a box. I'm not paying that. I can get .40 for cheaper, and that's just dumb.
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Re: New goodness

Postby D-FIN » Tue 19 Nov 2013 11:08 pm

I usually get mine at impact for 15.99 not great but better than many others.


I'm curious if your shield has the Apex trigger in it or stock?
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Re: New goodness

Postby Snurd » Wed 20 Nov 2013 7:14 am

D-FIN wrote:I usually get mine at impact for 15.99 not great but better than many others.


I'm curious if your shield has the Apex trigger in it or stock?

That's the stock trigger.


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Re: New goodness

Postby Snurd » Sat 23 Nov 2013 1:51 pm

I figured out why my trigger is so stiff. I thought all gen 3's came with 3.5lb triggers. I was wrong. This one has a 5.5lb trigger. I'll be changing that out shortly.


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Re: New goodness

Postby Snurd » Mon 25 Nov 2013 9:26 pm

My holster for this setup came today. It's a Bladetech holster that I bought from OST. I have a few holsters for Glocks, but I wanted one to protect the RMR. Feels comfy so far. I haven't had a chance to wear it much, so a review will have to come later. It has a paddle attachment and a belt attachment as well. I prefer the paddle. Here is what it looks like.

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