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My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« on: February 23, 2016, 03:19:25 PM »
Ok, so this post is partly for me to show off my finally complete 10mm system, and partly for me to experiment with including images in posts...  8)

Update (2016-08-12): My range ammo of choice has changed from Armscor 180gr to Sig Sauer 180gr, since they recently started producing 250 round bulk boxes that work out to a few cents cheaper per round than the Armscor.  The Sig stuff is great ammo, and groups from my guns almost as well as the Armscor does.

The lower on the MT is from a G40, so naturally the G20 in the image is also a G40 if I want...

I can add details for the various accessories, and mods I've done to the MT and two mags, if folks are interested.

Ammo of choice is:
Team Never Quit 155 grain Solid Copper Hollow Point for Home Defense, etc. due to it having the best avg groups out of both the MechTech and the pistols.
Armscor 180 grain FMJ for range work and fun.



Edit: Ok, so here's what's on the MT...

Standard equipment from MechTech - Telestock, quad rail (6 lb 12 oz without G20 lower)
G20 lower (or G40, depends on which pistol I want to have assembled) + Glock Block (5.2 oz)
Crimson Trace Rail Master green laser (0.8 oz)
Magpul Angled Foregrip (3 oz) (modded - I dremaled out about an inch of the the plastic ledges that grip the rail so that it can be mounted over the front portion of the pistol lower, allowing room for the laser)
Bushnell TRS-25 (3.8 oz)
Red dot AR riser (2.2 oz)
Rail pad x4 (1.2 oz) (two are modded to fit over the ends of the side rails, so provide a comfortable grip)
Magpul RSA sling mount (1.1  oz)
Magpul single point sling (8.2 oz)

Total weight without the sling attached or a magazine inserted is 7 lb 14 oz.
Full up with one of the 20 round mags and the sling it comes in at 9 lb 6 oz.

The two modded mags have Arredondo +5 magazine extentions.  I had to dremal the bottom of the magazines to a shallow angle, to allow the spring and follower to move freely as rounds are stripped off.

The most significant mod is still in the works... I'm working on a design for a plastic or aluminum cheek rest, which will attach to the rear of the telestock, extend forward about 14 total inches, and slide with it as its position changes.  First attempt at making it will probably be with aluminum, as I can cut and bend it myself.  If that doesn't work out, I'll be finding a plastic fabricator who can make it for me... We'll see how it goes... the goal is to keep the whole thing under 10 lbs loaded.

Edit: Oh, by the way, I figured out a better way to attach the trigger-guard sheath than green electrical tape, so that looks much better than before.
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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 07:41:06 PM »
Looks good. Give some details on the MT mods.

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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 09:16:56 PM »
Thanks for the interest raven :)  I've updated the post.
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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 06:25:40 AM »
That just look like a whole bunch of fun!  Very nice.

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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2016, 06:47:59 PM »
Thanks Pablo  :D

It is fun.
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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 06:44:05 AM »
I went Mechtech with my Dan Wesson Razorback 10mm.



Doesn't shoot too bad, but bullets rose as the barrel warmed up a tad. (Or as the barrel was getting worn in)

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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2016, 04:24:32 PM »
I like it, gandog56  :D .  What sight is that on it?

I haven't noticed any stringing with mine...  I have tested a variety of factory loads through it, and there are definitely some that group much better than others while shooting supported at a standing bench.

Something interesting that I did run into... I have both a Gen 4 G20 and a Gen 4 G40; using the G40 lower the MT runs flawless with all ammo, but using the G20 lower I get failures to feed about 15% of the time with the round getting pinched between the glock block and the top of the barrel.  If I release the pressure by slightly nudging the bolt handle backward, it falls into battery.  I guess there must just be a slight difference in the tolerances between the two lowers.  ???

I'm making slow progress on my cheek rest mod.  I have a template drawn out on a piece of 24 gauge aluminum, and will hopefully get it cut and the edges cleaned up in the next couple of weeks.  We'll see how sturdy I can make it...

More to come.
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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2016, 06:05:50 PM »
I went MEC-TECH on my G20. I modified the butt as I did not like the gargantuan LOP of the design.  :o :o :o





Then I did not care for the factory crown, so I re did that too.

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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2016, 02:51:42 PM »
Thanks for sharing cwlongshot.  :)

Part of why I went with the telestock is that I like being able to collapse it and position it where I want depending on the shooting situation; I've made more use of the fully collapsed position than you might think.  That and I've never been a fan of how AR style buttstocks look, even when attached to actual ARs.

I notice in the fifth picture in your post you have a bottom cover attached at the rear - is that something you made yourself?  I'd be interested in doing the same for mine if you're willing to share the details.
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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2016, 04:18:11 PM »
Great looking carbine cwlongshot!  Thanks for the drool on my keyboard!  :D
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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2016, 07:47:27 AM »
do they make the mechtech for a glock 29

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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2016, 08:27:53 PM »
Hi sgmtino, check out their site.

http://www.mechtechsys.com/glock.php

Unfortunately, they only make it to fit compact, standard, and full-size Glocks, 1911s, and some XDs; not subcompacts like the G29.  Used G20s usually go for around $350, though... that's how I got mine - a local fire marshal sold his to Cabelas, never fired... he decided that in his old age the 10mm would be too much for him.  Worked out well for me, though.
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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2016, 05:27:39 PM »
Those are nice setups yall have there. I love my 45 Mec Tec and have been hunting for a 10mm setup on and off for a few years or so. Seems every time I find one I don't have the funds or I have the funds and none for sale.
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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2016, 11:41:15 AM »
Those are nice setups yall have there. I love my 45 Mec Tec and have been hunting for a 10mm setup on and off for a few years or so. Seems every time I find one I don't have the funds or I have the funds and none for sale.

The recurring conundrum of gun people everywhere... good luck with your search :) .

I just noticed, looking at their site again today, that the base Mechtech uppers have gone up by about $150 since I ordered mine ~ March last year.  Seems like it might be a sooner-than-later type purchase at that rate of increase...
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Re: My MechTech and G20, mags, and ammo of choice as of Feb 2016
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2016, 04:45:11 PM »
All of them are sweet.

I'm in the process now of putting one together.  Gonna get the 1911 style, but having difficulty in acquiring a double stack version.  I'll get the upper after I've taken possession of a frame.  I've been shooting 2-gun comps for a while, and #1- I hate cleaning my AR, #2- reloading is more of a PITA than just re-loading for my Delta. So my plan is to go 2-gun shooting with 10MM.
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