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It's cheap enough to send out and get done when they are on sale. RMR seems like the easiest cut though.

As for the 80% you can still get for now, just need to but the 80% frame at one store and the jig at another... pain in the arse but it is a work around for now.

Definitely a fun and rewarding thing to do. Slide wise Hooper gun works makes some real nice slides, and Zaffiri Precision (when on sale) otherwise just go with a P80builder one. I have tried a few and those are the best bang for your buck.

You can literally spend $150 to $500+ on a slide alone easy...
True, but I'm a tinkerer. I love being able to say, "yeah. I made that." I've done lots of long slide conversion research and hunting, it's just a matter of having the money available AND not having some random BS pop up to take it away.
 

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True, but I'm a tinkerer. I love being able to say, "yeah. I made that." I've done lots of long slide conversion research and hunting, it's just a matter of having the money available AND not having some random BS pop up to take it away.
I definitely get that. I think 1/2 the weapons I have built was because I wanted to try this n that, tinkering is half the fun!!

Main reason I got into the 80% game (pistol and AR).

AKs, love doing conversions on those like adding bullet guides etc.
 

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So my Kydex for the PSA 5.7 Rock came in yesterday. I like it. It dry-fits well and rides high enough that an untucked covering garment will hide the full-sized Rock.

More details (and probably pics) in another thread.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
 

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So my Kydex for the PSA 5.7 Rock came in yesterday. I like it. It dry-fits well and rides high enough that an untucked covering garment will hide the full-sized Rock.

More details (and probably pics) in another thread.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
Awesome Kirk!! Yeah I haven't done anything but shoot it stock... still deciding on optic and haven't even considered a holster yet...

Can't wait to see pics with the optic (ade) and holster you chose!!
 
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The PSA 5.7 Rock was delivered to the LGS and I picked it up yesterday afternoon. Then I went to Judo. I'll start a "review" thread soon but off the bat, it looks yooooj! But it's not. I placed it beside my 1911 and it's exactly the same size, width, length, and height. Even with the longer threaded bbl, the bbl is only maybe 3/8" longer than a full size 1911. And 1911's were considered among the most concealable pistols right up until the Concealed Carry Revolution. Lighter too, though that may change when I get a mag full of ammo in it.

I don't have anything else yet for it. Still in shipping is: ammo, reflex sight, holster, mag holster.

I'll put other observations in the soon-to-be review thread.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
Brownell's is selling 5.7x 28mm ammo for $37.99/box.

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Everything I see or read says that it can be a fiddly cartridge to reload for. Apparently the 2 big gotchas to watch for are 1) to not damage the coating on the brass and 2) the powder charges have a very narrow min/max spread. Accommodating the first seems pretty simple, just hand wash, hand brush, don't tumble and accept you won't get "shiny" brass to reload. The second is pretty doable as well; the first powder I started with in 9mm is Titegroup. I chose it because it had the lowest powder charges which stretches the number of rounds I can get from a pound. But it's fiddly as the day is long. Depending on the bullet, the blasted powder has a min/max spread of 0.3 to 0.4 grains! The min/max spread on the 5.7 is 0.6 to 0.8 grains depending on bullet and powder. That's literally twice the spread. Much less fiddly than Titegroup. :)

Of course, I'll have to buy dies. Lee makes dies, but they're expensive by Lee standards. $56-ish.

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I tried Lee, rcbs, and Hornady, wound up using the Hornady to get the best results. I also highly recommend getting a Sheridan precision cut away round gauge. It'll show you where you're problems lie if you're having any feed or extraction problems. Here's a new load I'm going to the range with today. 43gn. Solid bullets from Maker with two coats of dry Moly. 6.2 gn. AA #7 powder. CCI Sr primer
Okay now it's telling me that the photo doesn't have an allowed extension. Sorry.
 

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I ordered a Ruger 57 Magazine Holster from Spartan Tactical off of fleebay (because the mags for the 5.7 Rock and Ruger 57 are nearly interchangeable) for $20 and change (plus shipping). It arrived yesterday. I thought that I had ordered the flat black but I got the carbon fiber print. Oh well, it should hide well enough. The magazines fit perfectly into it. More info and pics when I do a review thread.

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Ammo was delivered last night. Good grief that stuff seems tiny! I understand why it fit so many rounds in a mag and I understand why so many people find it challenging to reload for. Just the case mouth size alone is going to have its own challenges. :)

I'm contemplating building some sort of table-top brass net for when I take it to the outdoor range. PVC and netting or something. Any suggestions?

Now I'm just waiting on my reflex sight. Ammo is expensive enough that I bought a laser bore sighter to do an initial dial-in. I used to have one but I can't find it for the life of me. I probably loaned it to a former friend who just never returned it.

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Ammo was delivered last night. Good grief that stuff seems tiny! I understand why it fit so many rounds in a mag and I understand why so many people find it challenging to reload for. Just the case mouth size alone is going to have its own challenges. :)

I'm contemplating building some sort of table-top brass net for when I take it to the outdoor range. PVC and netting or something. Any suggestions?

Now I'm just waiting on my reflex sight. Ammo is expensive enough that I bought a laser bore sighter to do an initial dial-in. I used to have one but I can't find it for the life of me. I probably loaned it to a former friend who just never returned it.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
LOL, on the brass net I purchased a Caldwell " butterfly" net that's adjustable and can either be put on a stand or bench. At that time I only had the FN which throws brass about 20 feet . I was never able to line it up where it caught the lion's share of the brass so I bought approx. 5000 rd.s of once fired brass from a couple different vendors. The indoor range that I shoot the round is open for running combat drills so it isn't too hard to police the area when we're done.
 

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LOL, on the brass net I purchased a Caldwell " butterfly" net that's adjustable and can either be put on a stand or bench. At that time I only had the FN which throws brass about 20 feet . I was never able to line it up where it caught the lion's share of the brass so I bought approx. 5000 rd.s of once fired brass from a couple different vendors. The indoor range that I shoot the round is open for running combat drills so it isn't too hard to police the area when we're done.
I'm contemplating just building a miniature hockey goal to set on the table and shoot from bench rest. I haven't quite got it noodled through yet.

Peace favor your sword,
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Ammo was delivered last night. Good grief that stuff seems tiny! I understand why it fit so many rounds in a mag and I understand why so many people find it challenging to reload for. Just the case mouth size alone is going to have its own challenges. :)

I'm contemplating building some sort of table-top brass net for when I take it to the outdoor range. PVC and netting or something. Any suggestions?

Now I'm just waiting on my reflex sight. Ammo is expensive enough that I bought a laser bore sighter to do an initial dial-in. I used to have one but I can't find it for the life of me. I probably loaned it to a former friend who just never returned it.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
Just get a Caldwell rail mount brass catcher. I have 2 nets and 5 or 6 pic rail mounts, it's heat resistant even for 5.56 and easy to empty. Holds over 30 5.56 brass, should hold 50 of these squirts...

Or do you have the pistol 😁
 
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