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Link Posted: 11/11/2018 4:14:16 AM EDT
I would love to build a 10mm version of the RS320...Of course that not only would require the initial 10mm architecture but the aftermarket parts (threaded barrel and compensator, mostly) to support it
Link Posted: 11/11/2018 6:40:29 AM EDT
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This is a tech forum Take this kind of crap to GD
Link Posted: 11/11/2018 3:13:37 PM EDT
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Excuse me?
Link Posted: 11/11/2018 6:17:59 PM EDT
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See your original post
Link Posted: 11/12/2018 1:44:23 AM EDT
I appreciate the attempt at humor and sharing of information but I fail to see how that's relevant to a technical thread
Link Posted: 11/13/2018 8:35:25 PM EDT
Back on topic...

I will be receiving my year-end bonus on Thursday, look for a few significant updates to follow shortly
Link Posted: 11/16/2018 3:26:16 PM EDT


Merry Christmas to me...
Link Posted: 11/20/2018 6:56:24 PM EDT
Damn, in-stock mixup from the seller means I'll have to wait about an extra week before my Christmas present to myself gets shipped to my FFL...

The worst part of gun projects is waiting on shipments
Link Posted: 11/23/2018 6:05:31 PM EDT
I have a running tally of about seven different shipping notifications for parts currently in-transit...Christmas is coming early this year
Link Posted: 11/28/2018 1:46:01 AM EDT


Just back from the range and the training class I took. Picked up the RS320 from my gunsmith right before the class. I'll need to do a bit more shooting to get a more thorough overview of the new trigger (class was mostly lecture, 50 round shooting portion), but initial impressions are good. Pull weight feels about the same as before which was what I was hoping, but pre-travel is nearly entirely removed and the overall trigger travel is noticeably shorter as well
Link Posted: 11/28/2018 3:22:12 AM EDT
I must admit, in the weeks since the RS320 had been at my 'smith I had forgotten just how well the Compact grip module with ESP magwell marries the pistol to my hand. It's like the damn thing was sculpted specifically for my fingers
Link Posted: 11/28/2018 3:34:54 AM EDT


I don't understand why people continue to follow this thread, there's still nothing of interest to see here...

(Mostly cause it still hasn't shipped yet grumble grumble...)
Link Posted: 11/28/2018 11:04:18 PM EDT
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All of your discussion and pictures are something of interest to see.

While I am entirely contented with my own Glock  RS pistols, the greater modularity of the Sig holds fascinating potential, and it’s informative to see you explore and develop it.
Link Posted: 11/29/2018 12:21:05 AM EDT
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All of your discussion and pictures are something of interest to see.

While I am entirely contented with my own Glock  RS pistols, the greater modularity of the Sig holds fascinating potential, and it’s informative to see you explore and develop it.
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I do honestly appreciate everyone's interest and comments/feedback! The "nothing of interest" posts are just a bit facetious and previewing of things to come

The platform is just great for people who like to tinker and modify. Not that Glocks aren't the same! Just personal preferences is what it comes down to. I also figure if I contribute enough to the number of people utilizing aftermarket support for the platform it will encourage more companies to offer new and different parts
Link Posted: 11/30/2018 10:19:58 PM EDT
Further thoughts on the Apex trigger kit - It is as advertised. The actual break and pull weight of the trigger hasn't changed from stock (comparing my memory of how this particular trigger felt stock and to the other stock X-Series FCU trigger I have), which was to be expected since no springs were changed and the sear surfaces weren't modified. It has less than half of the take-up of the stock trigger with less than one millimeter of movement before you hit the wall, and overtravel is slightly reduced as well. For a carry/defensive gun, I'd say the feel is just about perfect.

Further thoughts on the Romeo1 optic shroud - It's tough. It extends in front of the lens of the optic, so unless approached by a convex surface the shroud will take any bumps/hits directly rather than the optic body or lens. I haven't and won't do a shoulder height drop to concrete (at least not intentionally), but I have used the shroud to rack the pistol off a table - It damaged the table, not the shroud.

For the purposes of parts and modifications, barring a decision to send the grip modules off for stippling/frame work, I believe I am at this point comfortable in calling the RS320 completed.

But you all know how it goes when you follow the Hail Hydra school of gun builds;



"Finish one project - Two more shall take its place..."
Link Posted: 12/1/2018 8:14:12 PM EDT
Some additional information on the new pistol;



Another X-Carry to be built into a backup/redundant pistol to the original RS320 (henceforth original build being RS320A, new pistol being RS320B). It will be mechanically identical to the RS320A, with some subtle aesthetic changes. The pistol was ordered from Omaha Outdoors, which offers custom cerakoting on some of the pistols they sell. This one was done in Black Multicam before being sent to me (this was the reason for the delay in shipping). An OD Green Compact grip module has been added to match the BMC on the slide. Why Black Multicam and ODG? Cause a little Multicam and ODG never hurt anyone (well, not directly...) and cause I wanted to do something subtle but a little bit more custom for this build.



As you can see in the first picture, I already have a pile of parts ready to go on the pistol and more on the way, including a new 1,000 lumen X300U-B. The grip module will need to go out to Springer Precision to have their ESP magwell installed, and I'll need to drop the gun off with my gunsmith for fitting of the Bar-Sto barrel and installation of the Romeo1 shroud.

Another Apex trigger kit will be on the list as well as soon as I have the funds for it. Since this pistol will be functionally identical to the RS320A, I will probably not go through quite as complex a test for ammo selection, rather simply ensuring that the RS320B eats Winchester 124gr NATO and Hornady Critical Duty 124gr +P as well as the original (no reason to believe it would not, but always good to double check anyway).

As for the CW320, I'm still waiting for the modified mount components from Carver Custom, but should be hearing about that relatively soon. Of course I'll need the optic (a Holosun HS503C is the mounting plate I currently have on the mount, but Carver offers different plates for every popular MRDS on the market if I change my mind). Depending on what Carver is able to put together with the modified optic mount parts, there may or may not be provision for a WML, which in all likelihood would be another X300U. I'm leaning more towards branching out and trying some different components for the CW320, looking at a threaded barrel from Faxon and a different comp which would be bulkier but provide better compensation than the Springer "shorty" utilized on the RS320s. I do intend to send the CW320 slide off to Jagerwerks for serrations, front window cut, and cerakote (note the new FDE Compact grip module for a preview of where the aesthetics on that pistol are headed). It will also be sent to Springer for installation of their magwell, though I will probably go with the larger Open magwell on that build since concealment isn't a consideration as it is on the RS320. Rounding out that build will be an aftermarket trigger kit, either another Apex or perhaps the GrayGuns kit that includes a worked-over sear and different springs.

Of course, I'll also be on the lookout for any new and interesting aftermarket products that can provide tangible benefit to the platform. But as of right now, this is the roadmap for the in-progress builds.

2019 is going to be an expensive year...
Link Posted: 12/3/2018 11:16:02 PM EDT
Back from another session at the range. RS320B is in the hands of my 'smith for barrel fitting and installation of the optic shroud, and RS320A has just ticked over the 4,000 round count with still no malfunctions to report.



On a cleaning/maintenance note - This Otis Ripcord has been incredible for bore cleaning considering the permanently attached comp. Just tilt the barrel out of the slide, spray a bit of solvent down the bore, wait a couple minutes, two passes with the Ripcord and good to go. Combined with spotscrubbing where necessary, it makes maintenance of the pistol extremely fast and easy
Link Posted: 12/5/2018 9:03:11 PM EDT
So my project started today. Just ordered a full size conversion kit in .40S&W.
Link Posted: 12/6/2018 12:18:01 PM EDT
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So my project started today. Just ordered a full size conversion kit in .40S&W.
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Excellent, I love inspiring others to spend money

Going for a Limited division competition build?
Link Posted: 12/6/2018 8:30:59 PM EDT
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Excellent, I love inspiring others to spend money

Going for a Limited division competition build?
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Yup, the bonus side is I can also run it in Heavy Metal Optics in multi-gun as well. I’ve got most of the parts picked out. I’m going to use the winter to put it together.
Link Posted: 12/7/2018 6:29:38 AM EDT
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Yup, the bonus side is I can also run it in Heavy Metal Optics in multi-gun as well. I’ve got most of the parts picked out. I’m going to use the winter to put it together.
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What's your parts list, if you don't mind my asking?
Link Posted: 12/7/2018 10:01:04 PM EDT
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I’m keeping it simple to start. For right now:

Springer Precision 9/40 140mm EZ base pads. +Grams followers.
Springer Precision Open Magwell
Dawson Precision Competition Fixed sight set

I’m trying to decide on the X-carry grip module. I can’t rember if the springer magwell is compatible with it. I need the magwell to run the magazines with the base pads. Because without it I’m giving up capacity.

I’m not touching the trigger yet. I like the trigger in the upgraded guns.

I’m kind of a build-test-refine guy. I’ll probably run some matches and then make more changes.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 2:48:10 AM EDT
The Springer magwell will NOT be compatible with any of the X-Series grip modules, they have a completely different profile from the standard grip modules that Springer's magwells fit.

That said, if you do prefer the feel of the X-Series grip modules, you could get either the X-Carry grip and add the magwell from the X-Five, or get the X-Five grip module that comes with the magwell and internal grip weight and either of those will be compatible with Springer's base pads. Take a look at the first post of this thread, at one point on this build I was using the X-Carry grip module with the X-Five magwell and Springer's 140mm base pads. I switched over to the standard Compact grip module with Springer magwell because it fit my hand and made the gun more concealable for carry
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:05:58 AM EDT
I generally make grip module/magwell recommendations based on hand size of the shooter. I personally have smallish-medium hands, which means the Compact grip module with magwell fits my strong hand better than a Fullsize/X-Series grip module with magwell. I would say if your strong hand takes up all the room on the Fullsize/X-Series grip module, so that with a magwell installed your strong hand pinky finger would be resting against the magwell, go with that. If however your strong hand doesn't take up the full length of the Fullsize/X-Series grip, you may find you'd prefer the feel of a magwell on a Compact grip module like I've done. I'll try to illustrate;



^Compact grip module with Springer ESP magwell, current configuration of the pistol. The magwell bookends tightly against the bottom of my strong hand and locks my hand onto the grip of the pistol, sandwiched between the magwell and the beavertail/trigger guard. As opposed to;



^X-Carry grip module, sans magwell but you can still see that even with a magwell added to the bottom, there would be a gap between my strong hand pinky and the magwell itself. In practice what I found is this didn't lock my hand onto the grip nearly as well as the new current configuration, and allowed the pistol to shift ever so slightly in my hands under recoil. It just never felt as secure as having the magwell directly supporting my strong hand pinky finger.

Hopefully that made some sense, it can be difficult to explain properly over text...
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 9:51:01 PM EDT
Again thanks for all the info. I forgot about your earlier post about running the X5 magwell with the Springer base pads. Thanks for the picks. I figure what I’m going to do is test a couple of different modules before I commit. I’ve got some large mits so I prefer to have as much grip surface as possible.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 1:53:14 AM EDT
Happy to help. The choice between the X-Series grip modules and the standard Fullsize really comes down to personal preference. But yes the Springer base pads are compatible with either Springer's magwell or the OEM X-Five magwell, so regardless of which grip module you choose you'll be able to get a properly flared mag chute
Link Posted: 12/12/2018 4:13:24 AM EDT
The only thing worse than waiting on parts to get delivered is waiting on parts to get installed by my gunsmith...Oh well, more dryfire time while I wait!
Link Posted: 12/24/2018 12:41:01 PM EDT
Just got word from my gunsmith, RS320B should be back in my hands just in time for the new year
Link Posted: 1/3/2019 7:43:42 PM EDT


In fairness to my gunsmith, the pistol was ready to be picked up on the 30th - I just didn't have time to get it until today.

Loctite is now drying for the compensator and the pistol will be in shootable condition tomorrow. The green in the slide and grip module is a bit more apparent with the contrast of the black comp, optic shroud, and X300U
Link Posted: 1/4/2019 8:32:24 AM EDT
That looks good. I’ve started gathering parts for mine. My Dawson Precision sights arrived Monday.
Link Posted: 1/4/2019 10:36:43 AM EDT


Now we're getting somewhere. All that's left to bring the B pistol up to A spec is a Springer magwell and Apex trigger kit. I guess I didn't realize how quickly another one of these builds would come together once I had the formula sorted out...
Link Posted: 1/4/2019 11:19:17 PM EDT
Any perceived increase in report or concussion with those compensators?
Link Posted: 1/5/2019 3:40:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2019 4:39:30 PM EDT
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To be honest, at the range with ear pro on I've tried closing my eyes while I let my brother shoot the comped pistol. I could not pick out my gun from the other non-comped handguns on the line. I'm sure there's some technical difference if you were to use a meter, but from a practical standpoint I can't tell the difference
Link Posted: 1/5/2019 6:38:18 PM EDT
Let’s not forget that most pistol compensators prior to recent times were used with Major Power Factor .38 Super, which can reach near-rifle pressures and are much larger than the carry-comps.
Link Posted: 1/5/2019 8:33:08 PM EDT
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Let’s not forget that most pistol compensators prior to recent times were used with Major Power Factor .38 Super, which can reach near-rifle pressures and are much larger than the carry-comps.
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This too. I'm sure higher pressure loads combined with more ports would make for a louder boom
Link Posted: 1/7/2019 7:45:53 PM EDT
Range time tomorrow to put the first rounds through RS320B, update to follow
Link Posted: 1/8/2019 9:14:49 PM EDT
Sometimes having an unpredictable work schedule is fun and exciting. Other times it means missing out on other plans like range time...Dammit. I'll have time to get to the range later this week though, shooting report on RS320B is coming!
Link Posted: 1/11/2019 8:37:15 PM EDT


Back from the range and the first 300 rounds through RS320B with zero malfunctions to report. Predominantly shot the Winchester FMJ rounds with about 50 Critical Duty, neither of which hiccuped. The pistol is shooting slightly low and right (confirmed it wasn't me flinching by shooting RS320A which is dead on), but that wasn't too surprising as it was only roughly zeroed after installation of the new barrel and optic shroud
Link Posted: 1/30/2019 5:11:57 AM EDT


Sounds like Bobby Carver is going to be taking a little longer than expected to get the modified mount parts completed, so the CW320 may be going on the backburner for now. Not scrapped, just postponed.

Sitting here staring at my guns thinking about what else I'd like to do/where to take things from here. Some terribly interesting and expensive ideas going through my mind...I'm gonna need a bigger pistol safe. More soon
Link Posted: 1/30/2019 9:21:12 AM EDT
Night vision, can, laser beamz. You know you wanna be a wizard.
Link Posted: 1/30/2019 3:25:38 PM EDT
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You're not far off actually
Link Posted: 1/31/2019 2:10:00 PM EDT
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You're not far off actually
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And a nice convenience of the P320 platform? You can have one grip module with a white light TLR-1 or similar and another grip module with the TLR-2 IR Eye Safe or similar and swap modules. AND NOT LOSE YOUR ZERO!
Link Posted: 2/2/2019 2:45:02 AM EDT
Quick poll; If I've figured out a feasible way to make a sight-tracking P320, who would be interested in seeing something like that...?
Link Posted: 2/2/2019 12:57:34 PM EDT
It could be a sight tracking Hi-Point and we'll say yes.   So, yes.  
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Yeah I kinda figured It's next on the projects list after RS320B gets buttoned up
Link Posted: 2/10/2019 2:28:30 PM EDT
Apologies for being a bit slow with new updates lately for anyone still following, been waiting on work to pick back up to have the spending funds to finish up on RS320B. I should have at least another range trip update soon though - Still have plenty of 124gr NATO to burn through and more reliability testing to do on the B pistol
Link Posted: 2/18/2019 10:59:03 AM EDT
Range time this afternoon, update to follow!
Link Posted: 2/18/2019 7:11:17 PM EDT
Another 300 rounds through RS320B without incident. Transferred over my spare X-Carry grip module to RS320A because my dad was shooting with me and he prefers the larger, full-length grip over the Compact. Also got to lay hands on a Walther Q5 Match SF at the retail side of the range - That is a nice gun, but it just makes me want a steel grip module for the P320 more...

I call this picture "Proof you can't buy skill";

Link Posted: 2/18/2019 8:45:24 PM EDT
As a bit of a tease about what everyone can expect once work picks up again (should start happening this week), here are the titles from my current projects list;

- Finish RS320B (won't take long from this point)
- Sight-Tracker build (ST320)
- RS320C (same formula as the current RS320s, FDE/Coyote version)
- X-Five dedicated suppressor host

I did say this is going to be an expensive year...
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