TSD Tier 3 gen4 17

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  1. jdsumner

    jdsumner

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    PICS AT POST #16

    Just thought I'd post a few thoughts (yeah, they're gonna be random thoughts, didn't do my thesis outline:embarassed:).

    Yesterday midmornin', my LGS guy calls me and tells me my pistol is in. He says the good news is its in and it is niiiiiice. Bad news is he ain't lettin' it outta the shop. He is a trusted friend, and I had given him the go ahead to open the package and check out the gun has he had never really seen optics on handguns other than competition stuff. I get shopside around 5pm, and another shooter buddy of mine has actually beaten me there to get a look as well. After all the parties had a chance to 'violate' my pistol, I completed my paperwork and skated to a local indoor range.

    Wow. Just wow. I never really gave electronic optics on a fighting/defensive pistol a passing thought before. Man, what I've been missing! Including targets:wow:. For those who don't know, a TSD Glock is a Glock pistol sporting a Trijicon rmr02 sight. The optic has been set in a recess milled into the slide, and suppressor sights have been installed to back up the dot, should it go down. The supressor sights are clearly and easily co witnessed in the bottom 1/3 of the window. The Trijicon's red dot sits atop the post sight, and is quickly and easily seen when the pistol is leveled.

    Brief, scattered Range Report:
    300+ rounds. Everything from some cuh-rappy 115grn tmj, to 124gr GDHP, to 147gr tmj, Silvertips, Rangers, all the way up to some nasty 115gr +p CorBons.
    Needless to say, its a Glock.

    Actually, its my gen4 22 frame with the internals swapped out w the new 17, and the TSD slide. Why? Well, cause I'd already done a little 'dremmel-fu' and gotten the 22's frame just like I liked it. So rather than '-fu' up another frame, I just swapped out the whole trigger mechanism, and put on the 17 upper. I put one of Cope Reynold's Glock 'reset practice' triggers in the 17's frame, as I will use that for draw and dryfire practice (just pull the TSD slide off the working gun, place it on the 'trainer frame').

    I've got a daylight range trip scheduled for next week, at which time I'll perform my final settings to the rmr, should it need any. I've always kinda seen two different groups when guns are shot at an indoor range and then outdoors. I don't know if its the light, or the shadows or what. So, I don't confirm zero till I've shot outdoors.

    Anyways, that's the best I can do right now. IF I can answer any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

    dan
     
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  2. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    Dan, that's great news! With practice and the co-witness BUIS to make the transition to RDS easier, it will soon become clear that the term "game changer" for this pistol is not just hype.

    I saw your post at WarriorTalk.com and really enjoyed reading it. Not only have you been converted, now you are proselytizing among the heathens! :)

    Welcome to the brotherhood of the combat Glock for civilian CCW.
     

  3. jdsumner

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    G,
    I'm old, and I don't change easily. This was really a leap for me. I'm really glad I took it.
    I'm looking for every advantage I can get, and this is truly an advantage.

    dan
     
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    Genin 19k & 11b

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    CONGRATS DAN! I love my TSD Glock as well. I am very upset that you didn't post any of the mandatory pictures. I hope you remedy that quickly. :)
     
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    congrats. those are lovely setups and i would love to have one. :D One of these days.
     
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    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    Dan, I'm curious, did you have them install tritium on your BUIS?

    I didn't see you post in the following thread at WT that Gabe opened and wondered if you had seen it:

    Red Dot with Tritium BUIS Sights
     
  7. MikeG36

    MikeG36 Have Gun Will Travel

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    Congrats! Sounds like a heck of a nice setup. :)

    :needspics:
     
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    G-,
    no, no trits. I had placed the order just b4 Gabe's post on trits. No sweat tho. I'll due some familiarization w/ the gun as is, then if I move to trits, I'll have a friend who is an armorer for my dad's SO install them.

    Genin, -
    working on pics. Tomorrow in the daylight.

    stolen-,
    take the plunge, bro.

    dan
     
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    I have a G19 TSD slide with RMR. I got mine before the idea of tritium front sights was being kicked around, but I think a little bit of tritium up front would make the sights a lot easier to pick up. One of these days I'll make the upgrade.

    I really like the idea of having a practice frame! I'll have to keep that in mind.
     
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    pan,
    I think almost any 'white' up front would be useful. I worked today at 15yds w/ just about half the rounds using the irons (taped over red dot). On dark targets, the black sights were little tough to pick up, but not impossible. Again, this was another indoor session. Outside, the sights are easy to find in daylight. Maybe even some of that glow sight paint would work. My front post is serrated, so the paint should stay.

    This gun loves tulammo 115gr tmjs. Purchased at Walmart.
    I did not:
    1. Wally Walk-straight to sporting goods and out.
    2. show id to buy ammo.
    3. be escorted out by a manager after buying ammo.
    4. have to show reciept to an old person at door.
    5. blade off.
    6. beat up the father of a crying two year old.

    It was a totally uneventful trip.

    dan
     
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    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    I presume TSD/OST is still installing the AmeriGlo GST-315 plain, black serrated front sight on their slides. That thing is super thin at 0.090" wide. I agree, it needs something to make it more visible. When I put the tritium up front, the added thickness of the front sight (0.125") was more to my liking, whether or not it had the ring and tritium lamp.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Got some pics at my email, if anyone here can help me get them from there to here, I'd appreciate it. I know, I know, there's stickies here on that. I took them w wife's cell, and sent to my email, now i'm stuck.

    dan
     
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    Save them to a location on your computer, then upload them at tinypic.com

    It'll give you four links, select the one that says "IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards", and just copy and paste that into one of your posts here.
     
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    SolidGun Addicted 2 guns

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    I have the trijicon suppressor sights on mine and they can be somewhat distracting. Seeing the plain sight on yours has confirmed my understanding that those might work better for me if I ever replace the sights.
     
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    Solid,
    what about JUST the front sight? I saw the photos posted with front and rears, and thought it looked busy. But something to draw the eye to the front post, if the dot goes down. I dunno.

    dan
     
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    thanks, stolen.
    I'm really diggin' this setup.

    dan