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by Texas1911
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: TP9V2 just died
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: TP9V2 just died

I picked up the V2 from the gunsmith. He said that the 4 frame rails seemed to be "pulled up" from the frame. This made the slide move up and down with enough distance to not allow the gun to go into battery. He attempted to compress the rails and was able to get some movement downward. He also gro...
by Texas1911
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Canik ONE Series: Serious Bang for Your Buck
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Canik ONE Series: Serious Bang for Your Buck

Having a bit of knowledge about how these things work he could have written that article 6 months ago.
by Texas1911
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Second Canik
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: Second Canik

I think Academy had them cerakoted to differentiate them from everyone elses ONE series.
by Texas1911
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: 1911 .45acp questions
Replies: 63
Views: 1035

Re: 1911 .45acp questions

Long time 1911 shooter here, get what you want 1st time if possible always get something others like incase you sell it to upgrade, remember most of any $$ spent to "customize" something is lost forever get what you want, today in Dallas I saw a mint STI Spartan $580 out the door with 3 mags and bo...
by Texas1911
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Second Canik
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: Second Canik

Damn, the reading comprehension here is severely lacking.

I bought a TP9SF One Series. Not an SFX, which I already own.

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by Texas1911
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Second Canik
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Second Canik

I discovered the Canik One series today. I've got a Canik One SF waiting to be picked up at Grab A Gun.

$303 out the door here in Texas.
by Texas1911
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: 1911 .45acp questions
Replies: 63
Views: 1035

Re: 1911 .45acp questions

1. Decide what sights you want. Changing sights on a 1911 could require milling of the slide.

2. Decide what beaver tail grip safety you want. Different styles require different frame modifications.

Those are the two most important points I can make to the new 1911 buyer.
by Texas1911
Sat May 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Cast Bullets Keyholing
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Cast Bullets Keyholing

I'm sizing most of my cast bullets to .357, now that I've had the chamber throat opened up I'm going to try some .358 bullets. I slugged my bore and it came out at .3565 so .357 is about as small as I can go.
by Texas1911
Thu May 02, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Low PF 9mm for us non-reloader competition shooters
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Low PF 9mm for us non-reloader competition shooters

I cast my own bullets and reload. My 9mm is running me $5/100. I've been running a 150 gr bullet with 2.7 gr Ramshot Competition. The brass rolls across the back of my hand. It's VERY soft shooting but runs my SFX with the stock RSA. Another load I've been using is a 130 gr cast hollow point with 3....
by Texas1911
Thu May 02, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: .45 Love.
Replies: 40
Views: 1416

Re: .45 Love.

High end Kimber? Is that like a high end Hi-Point?

I wish Canik would build a .45 styled like the SFX. I'd be on that like white on rice.
by Texas1911
Thu May 02, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: Sfx groupings
Replies: 31
Views: 1433

Re: Sfx groupings

My SFX with my handloads is a one hole gun. At 10 yards with the red dot, I've put 20 rounds into one ragged hole. At 15 yards it opens up a bit, that's me, not the gun. My buddy shot it off a rest at 25 yards and put 20 rounds inside a 2" sticky note. He's waiting for GrabAGun to get them back in s...
by Texas1911
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Mobile 1 Lube for TP9SA
Replies: 21
Views: 1118

Re: Mobile 1 Lube for TP9SA



This is a thicker oil that's also very stringy. Stays in place. Much less oil splatter on the lenses of my Vortex.
by Texas1911
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: TP9SFX Plunk test
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: TP9SFX Plunk test

It all depends on bullet profile.

I'm sending my SFx barrel out to be throated. It should stop the leading problem I've got and will also allow me to seat those .357 sized bullets out to a normal length.
by Texas1911
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading with best Dies
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Reloading with best Dies

Dillon dies.

The sizing die is belled for easy feeding and has a spring loaded decapping pin to prevent drawback.

Separate crimp and seating dies. The seating die is very easy to swap the seating stem on without changing any settings.
by Texas1911
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Barrel question?
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Barrel question?

A little background. I have a SFx. I've slugged the bore and it's .356, this means I need to shoot a .357 cast bullet. Anything less causes leading. However getting .357 bullets to chamber is pretty hard. I'd like to have the barrel throated but need to know if it's salt bath nitrated aka melonite o...
by Texas1911
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: My Super 650 Dillon Build
Replies: 36
Views: 1911

Re: My Super 650 Dillon Build

You're welcome.
by Texas1911
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: My Super 650 Dillon Build
Replies: 36
Views: 1911

Re: My Super 650 Dillon Build

I purchased my second 650 last year. Now I have one set up for small primers and one for large. What it really means is one set up for .45 ACP and one for 9mm. A couple of nice enhancements are linked below. https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Original-Dillon-XL-650-Missed-LIVE-Primer-Chute-Ski-Jump-Fix-Up...
by Texas1911
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Preferred Ammo for your Caniks
Replies: 29
Views: 6951

Re: Preferred Ammo for your Caniks

Almost all the ammo I use are my reloads using bullets I cast. The load that my SFx loves are these. Ramshot Competition 2.7 gr under a 147 gr RN no lube groove bullet from a MP mold. It cycles with no problem. Is very soft shooting and extremely accurate. I can fire one round, put the red dot on th...