I’ve resisted getting a slide racker on my USPSA Open Division pistol for a few years now. Didn’t really see the need for it, until I shot a few major matches. There’s always one or two stages that required you to load the gun while on the clock and I’ve always struggled with it. Racking my slide by pinching it is not the most efficient way to do it and always makes me nervous doing it.
So during the winter downtime I consulted with John from JPL Precision, my gunsmith, and he figured out a way to install it on my gun.
And O.M.G. what a different the racker makes. Now I feel a lot more confident while loading on the clock. Getting the racker installed also made me think about the other mods I used to have on my gun and went about streamlining everything. This made everything lighter, improved the balance of the gun and made gun handling easier.
I like it and you should to (if you don’t have one yet)
I’ve always wanted to use a thumbrest on my Open race gun but could never get it to work because the Safariland 013 holster I’m using doesn’t have the clearance for a thumbrest as I’ve mentioned in this post : Arredondo Thumb Rest
I had to distract myself from some personal issues so I decided to take my new Dremel to the holster and make it work.
Here’s how the thumbrest fits on the gun :
First cut with the cutting blade. Yes I know, VERY sloppy.
Another view :
Test Fit :
Smoothed out the cut, and added Birchwood and Casey’s Metal Polish:
Fully assembled :
Final Fit :
Looks like it works! Now I got to get used to using a thumbrest.
Actually, it’s sales service. I’m trying to buy one of their Gas Pedals for my Open Gun and I went to their website and placed an order. After confirmation, it says that I have to call a number 1-808 678 3822 to arrange for payment. My first thought was, ok, traditional way of making payment, a little clunky, but I’ll play along.
I called the number, no-one answered, left a message asking to call back. No-one called back. I get an email a day later saying that they can call me in 5 minutes if I’m available (this is around 10pm my time) I said, go ahead. Waited, and no-one called. I emailed them again, said he’s on the phone and will call ASAP. no calls.
I left 3 messages on their phone again today asking for someone to call me back so I can PAY THEM!
Seriously, should I continue to wait and buy their products when they make it SO FRIGGING hard for me to give them money?