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  1. I have used several of these TWS Gen II rails. I feel like they are too soft. The button assembly they provide is made of weak material. Aluminum, perhaps? It bent putting it together. Not near as tough as the stock part. The bolt makes wear marks on the inside of the cover. After just 200 rounds I think this may lead to other issues, as it may start to break. The railing on top seems sturdy enough. However, I am greatly concerned as I have heard from a buddy of mine who shots far more than me that the joint where it fits into the sight block previously home to the leaf sight, say it wears out there and becomes unstable, making it hard to maintain zero. He also says he noted warping around the same area of the rail where it connects to the old leaf sight. I am not surprised, as I see this product is soft. I'm afraid steel might have been a better material to build this with. On to the button.... The newer version of the rail comes with a metal buffer by the button. It is said to be there for Saiga AKs, as the top covers have had issues with coming off. I have noted that these buttons have a pin that holds them in. After 200 rounds you will note as I did that the pins starts walking out. I just got rid of them. I no longer am hyped up about this product, and I no longer have confidence in them. I called their phone number and left a message about my concerns and have not heard back. That was about 2 months ago. I also went through hell trying to contact them when my order was in place. They basically dropped off the map for a week a while ago. As a result of my observations I cannot recommend this product but would instead recommend the AKARS, as I have heard tons of great things about them. Sturdy and true. Reinforced around the leaf sight area.
  2. Another update... That mag was in fact damaged, and the G21 did in fact run well for a time after I used newer mags, BUT it started giving issues all over again. Talk about crappy luck. So I did finally notice that the frame of the G21 was the problem. The molding the receiver was made in left too much plastic on in the front of the gun where the front of the slide made contact. It only does this when a full magazine is installed. So, I lightly filed down the front of the receiver with a dull file, which worked well in this application. Now the G21 runs like a new sewing machine. Confidence is fully restore and no problems since. Whew! I think the only reason it worked so well after the first fix with newer magazines is because I lubed it up really well on the slide. When the oil ran out the gun started having issues again. I figured it had to be something else since I've seen them run really well without oil. I hope this helps you guys out if you have or know anyone who has the same issue. Thanks for sticking it out with me and offering all that good advice!!
  3. Bro, we are definitely on the same wavelength!!!
  4. Good work my fellow Brother in Arms!
  5. At an angle. Keep the angle. An easy way to do this, is to set it up in your drill press with a 5/64 bit slipping in the ports, then clamp down & change to a 3/32 drill or milling bit. Dude thats an awesome pic!!
  6. When opening up the gas ports to 3/32, do you have to drill them at an angle like the original ports, or can you drill them out straight down? Thanks
  7. Fireman550, please share with us where this link was that helped you remove your gas block. Thanks!! Ohthejoy
  8. Hey Tare that's interesting... I put one of MD Arms V-plugs in my stock Saiga 12 today and shot it a bit. I noticed it needs to be on setting #4 to cycle high brass through a 10 round AGP and setting 5 (+) to cycle high brass in an MD Arms 20 round drum. I was wondering if this was going to kill my S12, but perhaps not? I know the gun is not broke in yet. I'm guessing I'm about 150 rounds away. But, sounds like it will be ok until the thing is broke in and then it might hurt it if I keep it wide open using a drum...I'm on the right track??
  9. Man, I always hate it when people resell some crap. The trick of it that when you do something like that it always comes back to you in a different way.
  10. Fellow Gun Nuts, I took another look at a 13 round mag I'm pretty sure I got with the gun. The lips looked worse than Mick Jagger. To isolate my issue I took 4 new-ish 10 round mags (I know, they suck) and went out to the range, using the reloads a buddy of mine made. I loaded 2 of the mags with 9 rounds and 2 with only one round. The 2 with 9 rounds fired flawlessly, as one would expect from a Glock. The slide grabbed the rounds out of the mag and moved them into battery, even when I deliberately limp-wristed it. I shot slow and just a little fast and had no problems. The slide lock did work as advertised after the last rounds were fired. I then shot the mags with only one round to re-verify the slide lock was working. I again have confidence in this particular G21. I'm going to pitch that 13 round mag, since it was apparently the culprit that gave me so much trouble. I was trying to take a picture to show all of you, but the camera would not focus very well on the magazine's lips. I do want to thank all of you for your input and support. -Ohthejoy
  11. You do know that there is a certain way that that plastic firing pin collar needs to be installed, right? You can't have the ends of the firing pin spring touch where the collar is split at when assembling them together. You should get yourself the Ptooma Glock guide book. Lots of good info found in it. Thanks, Gaddis! I'm gonna have a look at it and make sure it's right. I appreciate the heads up!
  12. Sounds good. I need to get out and test it again. I should be able to on Friday. I will do so and post the detailed results
  13. Just gotta throw in my 2 cents.... Using the JT spring I have flawless performance from 2 S12s and 2 Arsenal AK-47s. I've modified/converted several AK-47s and .223 AKs and never noticed an issue. Never heard of light strikes with it until I saw this thread. I'd buy more if they were in stock. Carolina Shooter's Supply is out. Just my 2 cents...
  14. The ammo was Federal. I like the stuff and so do my other Glocks. Shoots straight for me. The reloads are a couple of years old and are 230 grain FMJ.
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