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  1. My RS generic/traditional Gen3 Glocks have all had their finger humps and grip texture done by Boresight Solutions. I've never been fond of the finger humps. Which is why I am so glad they ditched them on the soon to be released ( initially for law-enforcement only) Glock 17M and 19M. The 17M and 19M samples I've shot were a definite ergonomic improvement for me. Till then, for out of the box Glocks, I've been very satisfied with my Glock 17 and 19 Gen3's with RTF2 grip texture.
  2. I've seen a few people using the Dawson Glock magwell shooting Limited Division at USPSA. Seems like a great magwell for competition use. I couldn't use it in Production Division but I'm shooting a CZ Shadow in Production so that's irrelevant.
  3. Leave it stock. Take an extra half second to slow down right before the mag goes into the gun to ensure it's aligned and insert it correctly. There's enough size difference between Airsoft and RS Glocks that replica magwells usually don't work. Also keep in mind most RS/Airsoft magwells are designed to be installed and then the firearm frame is blended into the magwell. If you're not blending the frame into the magwell you're basically making a slightly bigger funnel that reduces the likelihood you miss the opening but smoothness of insertion won't be that much better. Practice reloads dur
  4. I'm curious what the differences are. All the current released black M&Ps have the improved trigger reset and perform as well as the VTAC from what I've seen (based on my 4 black M&Ps and one FDE VTAC). Personally I'm not a fan of the VTAC sights, be it on a real gun or airsoft. I find the sight picture too busy. I prefer black rears.
  5. The tough part is finding a US retailer online listing it as S&W are keeping a close eye out for infringement (though not as keen of an eye as Glock). Your best bet is walk in stores as a few do have them (Echigoya USA have the FDE in stock though they're going out of business). Aside from that, why not order from HK retailers. Yes you'll get the orange tip. Order an aftermarket Nova slide kit and that'll fix that.
  6. AEX has mags in the store (Torrance). But I don't think they have them on the website. You could possibly call and see if they will ship them to you over the phone.
  7. So last week I decided to seal two of my temperamental mags. My first attempt was to wrap the mag's base plug with PTFE tape over the o-ring. That didn't work very well. I also had some RTV silicone sealant on hand and after degreasing the bottom of the mag opening and the base plug, I added a liberal amount of the sealant to both surfaces. Gassed the mag for a second to apply pressure and let it sit for 24 hours to fully cure. After that I filled the mag to full and could detect no leaks. Fired a couple times, seemed to work fine. Then a few days later a friend came over after buying his firs
  8. For Airsoft, carrying it as a CCW would be fine. For real guns, I'd be uncomfortable carrying any gun in which the trigger guard isn't covered. Which is why holsters like the Raven Concealment Vanguard holster has gained a lot of popularity. The one part of any gun you can not afford to not have protected is the trigger.
  9. According to my buddy who's a senior editor at Japan's Arms magazine which has close relations with TM, TM says that the Berreta is their biggest annual seller. I was surprised too. That may be current stats for the last couple years only though.
  10. That's a little surprising it wasn't a drop in fit. All the Nova M&Ps I've encountered were drop in, a little loose in fact. Then again they were for the TM M&Ps which are still running like champs whereas all my HK3P M&Ps are DOA. I kinda wish TM would do a 9C and a Shield along with a 9L. T_T
  11. Top one is the G34, not a 17L. 17L is hella long. The real 34 is USPSA/IPSC production legal, whereas the 17L is considered limited division. Semantics. But I do prefer the G34. It's a shame TM doesn't just update the entire Glock platform. since their molds are ready to be redone. But the Glock is surpringly not their #1 seller, the Berreta is (and out sells all the other handguns combined). Looks like no significant Glock revamp for a while. Here's hoping that with the US and UK military adoption of the Glock we might see that change.
  12. As much as I like the look and feel of a steel slide, are people ever able to get steel slided guns to run properly and efficiently?
  13. Nice. Cerakoted the slide? Which color did you go with? Why only the right side thumb safety? My weekly shooting partner writes for Japan's Arms Magazine and we recently did an article comparing the RS G34 vs M&P 9L vs XDM 5". We're trying to convince TM to do the 9L.
  14. The bad trigger pull was an issue on the initially released TM M&Ps and that could be fixed with a little filing. No new parts were needed. All the current M&Ps shipped within the last year, both the black and VTAC versions came with the trigger pulls corrected. I've confirmed this with over 7 M&Ps acquired in different shipments. The trigger feels almost the same as the real steel triggers, except TM's feel lighter and smoother. Trigger pull isn't really something that needs to be "fixed" on this gun. If you're going for a particular trigger pull feel that isn't necessarily realis
  15. I am still unconvinced about a lot of the internal upgrades people are doing for these guns. Stock, the gun runs flawlessly. Even upgrading the slide to a metal slide, the gun still runs perfectly on stock internal parts. On one of my guns I had to upgrade the recoil spring to a 150% but that was it.
  16. I've yet to see an aluminum finish that looks close to the steel Melonite finish that S&W applies to their slides. Best case they look cerakoted. Nova's finish is generally ok, not as good as Detonator but still decent. And like you said, for $105, very good for the money.
  17. Two new slides available: • 5" SAI-style long slide • 4.25" SAI-style full size slide Not my taste, but it's always good to see more options coming out. I do wish they'd do a 5" 9L and 4.25" full size slide with full top serrations but no 10-8 markings to match my real guns ... but that's just me I guess.
  18. Just a word of caution about Catalyst mag releases, while they do make dropping the mag a little easier that's also a double edge sword. If you have the gun lying on its mag release side and grab it off the deck you may accidentally depress the mag release and drop the mag when picking it up. On a real gun that'll potentially be life threatening only having one round in the gun. In airsoft, obviously not life threatening, but you could damage your gas mag. Not saying it's a bad product, just something to keep in mind. I have a few for my real guns but have reverted back to the OEM mag release
  19. I be fair I have 11 M&Ps ... RS ... but only 4 TM M&Ps. ;p
  20. It's possible. Also APEX Tactical makes polymer 10-8 base pads. Those might be easier to get on the mags, though, you'll still have to drill holes for fill valve access.
  21. It's possible. The good thing is that the profile of the TM is the same as the real thing. The issue is that the rails at the bottom of the TM magazine is thicker than those on the real mags. I was able to force the Tango Down ones to fit because those baseplates are plastic and they flexed *just* enough to fit onto the TM mags (though I do have to use a rubber mallet to get them on and off). I think with any of the RS metal base pads, you may need to cut the grooves on them to be slightly wider. I'm not entirely sure what kind of machining setup that'd require.
  22. It's not just a matter of trimming the front of the pads. You have to trim all the way around them including the left and right sides and you probably won't have enough material left over to hold it securely to the magazine. The base pad is (IMO) more important than the magwell.
  23. It says a lot when DEVGRU and CAG, two units that have the option to choose just about any handgun and caliber they want, elect to use the Glock 19 as their preferred sidearm. The SIG is a great gun. It's hefty making it slightly easier to control the recoil, has a smooth DA/SA trigger and once cocked the SA is nice, light and short. Those are also things that work against it in some people's eyes. The gun has a higher bore axis which makes the recoil more noticeable than a lower bore axis gun (like the Glock). So the benefits of the added weight in the SIG can be argued as being negated b
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