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by Texas1911
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: TP9SFX Plunk test
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

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: 1967

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: 1683

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: 6884

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: 6884

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: 35
Views: 27785

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...
by Texas1911
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Have I Got a Story for You...
Replies: 6
Views: 1612

Re: Have I Got a Story for You...

Do you have a list of your serial numbers?
by Texas1911
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: First match...
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: First match...

I started at age 57. We've got a 72 year old who's just shot his first two matches.
by Texas1911
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: First match...
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

First match...

I shot my first match today with my TP9SFx. I haven't seen the results yet but I think I did pretty good. I had to use factory ammo and it was shooting low with my red dot. I had the blue RSA with me but just shot the factory ammo so I knew I'd have no problems. After the match I put in the blue RSA...
by Texas1911
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Military Roll Call
Replies: 97
Views: 21850

Re: Military Roll Call

USMC 1978-1980.

0351

I broke my back on a field exercise, they patched me up and gave me a medical. I really wanted to stay in but was unable to do any sit ups.
by Texas1911
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Fobus?
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

Re: Fobus?

I was hoping to save a few bucks. I've used a Fobus with my 1911 pistols with no problem. I went ahead and ordered a Comp-Tac International. I don't want or need any levers or buttons to hit to draw. My club doesn't require it and my CCW holsters don't have such a thing. I really want to try the Dro...
by Texas1911
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Cast bullets?
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Cast bullets?

Who's been running cast bullets in their TP9SFx? Pretty much all I shoot are cast. I cast all my own bullets because I've got lots of time on my hands and I really enjoy it. Anyway I had some pretty bad leading in my TP9SFx from my reloads. The same reloads give NO leading in my Ruger PCC. I haven't...
by Texas1911
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What powder Powder/Primers
Replies: 11
Views: 2531

Re: What powder Powder/Primers

I've been using a lot of S&B primers. I stocked up back when Cabela's had them on sale for $17.50/1000. Even today at $28/1000 they are a good deal.
by Texas1911
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What powder Powder/Primers
Replies: 11
Views: 2531

Re: What powder Powder/Primers

Yeah, I need to stock up on lead and wheel weights.
by Texas1911
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Looking for reloading press
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Looking for reloading press

For a five station progressive press here's what I've done. 1. Deprime/resize 2. Powder drop with PTX 3. RCBS Lock Out die 4. Bullet seat 5. Bullet crimp. This is the setup I've used only Hornady LnL AP and my Dillon 650 XL. The Hornady I had for around 10 years and I sold it this year. The Dillon I...
by Texas1911
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What powder Powder/Primers
Replies: 11
Views: 2531

Re: What powder Powder/Primers

Large pistol for 10mm, .44 Mag and .45 ACP, small pistol for 9mm, and .38/.357. I currently have over 20 pistol powders on hand. For .45 ACP target loads WST or Ramshot Competition. For .45 ACP carry loads 231. For .44 Mag target loads, Unique, for full power loads, No. 9 or 2400 For 10mm target loa...
by Texas1911
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: TP9SFx first range trip...
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: TP9SFx first range trip...

Texas1911, if you want to shoot reduced loads contact Century & have them send you the (blue) reduced power RSA, covered under warranty. My reduced loads, 147 gr - 3.2/TG work fine now. Thanks, I'll give that a shot. I did shoot some 155 gr over 3.6 gr WSF. Those shot just fine. The 155 is a NO...
by Texas1911
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: TP9SFx first range trip...
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

TP9SFx first range trip...

I went to my club today to shoot my new Canik. https://thumb.ibb.co/cFcM09/target.jpg 60 rounds, 10 yards, rapid fire. This is the best shooting I've ever done with a poly gun. I've been a 1911 guy for almost 40 years. I can cut the center out with my 1911. I ran 350 rounds of reloads through the pi...
by Texas1911
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: What's Your Favorite EDC Handgun?
Replies: 77
Views: 12362

Re: What's Your Favorite EDC Handgun?

For almost 4 decades it's been a LW Commander in .45 ACP. I find no reason to change. I carry it year round. My wardrobe here in N. Texas 10 months out of the year consists of shorts, sandals and an Academy short sleeve button up fishing shirt. Carrying IWB with an AlienGear holster is no problem. I...