Earlier this year I was in a bit of a bind. Communication with my USPSA Sponsor broke down and I knew that if I didn’t scramble to find another, I wouldn’t be able to shoot much throughout the season.
I reached out to Jerry Cruz, my Stogie Review Partner, and pitched the idea wearing the Stogie Review Logo at matches in exchange for a little help with reloading. Things worked out and I’m in the process of setting myself up with a Dillion Square Deal B setup for 9mm.
Before I could begin putting reloaded ammunition through my Production Division Glock 17, I needed to swap out the barrel. The OEM Glock Barrel is rifled in such a way that lead bullets could pose a problem (leaving lead deposits in the barrel).
I had a little trouble actually tracking down a barrel. Lone Wolf barrels were out of stock in most places (the first place I turned was When The Balloon Goes Up) but was finally able to get one through Midway USA.
Due to the weather here in PA, I was unable to get out and test the new barrel. It got a trial by fire at the Ontelaunee USPSA Match last weekend. I’m happy to report that there were no issues whatsoever.
Now that my Glock 17 is ready to shoot reloaded ammunition, I’ve began the process of getting setup here at home. I have an appointment scheduled to pick up an old refrigerator (it was probably the Cadillac of fridges back in the 1960’s).
I had a cabinet delivered today (we are remodeling our showroom at work and one of the old cabinets was just begging to come home with me). Once the refrigerator is picked up, I can set the cabinet.
The only thing left to do at this point is to either order a Dillion Square Deal B or find a local shop where I can go and purchase one.