target sure looks good, goes with out saying that "some" of this could be you getting familure with the gun, sear group wearing in a bit.. but considering you're still under 500 rounds..i would think most of this could go to (THDHMC) "trev's handy dandy home made compensator"
Serious here.. did it feel like you were aquiring the front sight faster..I'm guessing it did.. So no problems with the extra weight and cycling, any FTE, or FTF's... if not it's quite a testamony on the slide spring.. AND your compensator..
They do make a difference, I bet you noticed minimal muzzle flip too, huh?
Tell you what, you can actually make a decent amount of money if your stock costs are right and the time spent is right.
Not as a production kind of thing, but doing custom parts.
I had a thought about a bushing wrench which had replaceable neoprene inserts which could be popped out and replaced when torn up. Charge something like $20.00 for the wrench with the inserts at both end and then sell 4 or 6 packs of the inserts separately.
You could keep the costs of a pack of inserts below what they sell the plastic ones at $9.00 which people tear up and throw away. Smart people would buy the steep wrench and then get inserts when they needed them.
Something else would be a universal sight push which did not cost $300.00 and up. Hell, all they are is Franken (C) Clamps pretty much.... People would purchase one that could do a number of firearms faster than you could produce em if the price was down near $150 - 200.
Muzzle flip was a lot better. I did debur the sear a bit. Didnt need much at all. Isd i might try the wwrench and insert idea just to do it. If i like it ill give u one at material cost only if interested since its ur idea.
I was getting back on target a lot easier and faster with the comp than before and even faster than expected. That might not have been all comp as I was trying harder this time than before to do it. Last time I was just trying accuracy.
ISD I am trying to design a good sight pusher as it is. I looked at buying one and when I saw the price I about flipped. No way I am buying one. A guy I work with is supposed to be bringing me his sometime so I can take a good look at how his is made and make my mods based on it instead of starting from ground up. But if he takes much longer I will just start from ground up based on the pics I've got off of the ones I see online.
I realize that this wasn't a timed target, and actually not even talking about the compensator.. your statement says it all.. "back on target a lot easier and faster with the comp than before and even faster than expected".. it works, and good job, but reading between the lines about your competative background with the shootie leads me to believe you would enjoy the local competion, and a good way to meet prospective customers.. or for that matter just good people..
Your already doing the balance/dry fire thing, and imagine you've spent some time with tactical mag changes.. Thats enough to have fun at a local event and see compare your skills with others.
One quick note for all. ISD mentioned checking the piece before dry fire. This isn't directed at you Trev, i'm throwing this out for anyone reading.. embarrassing to say but worth it if it keeps someone safe.. my one and only AD was doing the dime drill.. I never thought i could or would ever have that happen to me.. It can happen.. The only thing that saved me was the "extra" safe background.. That was 25 plus years ago, and one thing i'll never forget.. i'd laugh when some of the "older" guys would say your not a "shooter" till you've had one.. I don't think it makes me any more of a shooter just thank God the backstop was a wood coffee table..