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Old 01-03-2020, 08:55 AM
Ole1911 Ole1911 is offline
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DVC Limited Hard Chrome

Recently picked up a DVC, my first 2011. The gun is completely stock from STI. Are there any upgrades I should do to make it run better. I have about 500 rounds thru it, with no problems. Is it worth it to send out to have anything tuned on it? I am used to shooting a flat trigger, would like to have one installed, what would be the best trigger to install? Any comments on do’s and dont’s on this particular pistol would be greatly appreciated. Will be used in local steel matches. Many Thanks
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:17 AM
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It’s a pretty bad a$$ gun just as it comes. Not sure if there’s much you can do to it. Some people swap out the recoil master with a Dawson precision tool less guiderod and spring (I actually like the stock recoil master).

As far as triggers go I prefer the modular SVI trigger so you can change out the pads with different length and curve to your liking. Atlas Custom sells a good line of triggers and Palmetto Armory has one as well. Just FYI, STI uses a plastic trigger to keep it light thus allowing a lighter pull and faster reset. STI also sells a flat “gunsmith blank” trigger that will be easier to install than the others mentioned and can be cut to any custom length you prefer.
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Old 01-03-2020, 11:25 AM
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Thank you, I was thinking of the SVI modular trigger.
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Old 01-03-2020, 11:54 AM
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Some people swap out the recoil master with a Dawson precision tool less guiderod and spring (I actually like the stock recoil master).
The Limited doesn't use the Recoil master, just the toolless guide rod, least the Limited and the -L I have.
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:05 PM
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I have the tooless guide rod too, would one or the other make a difference?
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:28 PM
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I have the tooless guide rod too, would one or the other make a difference?
I don't know, or even if the recoil master would be a good fit because both my limited's in 9 and 40 have very light springs. Haven't measured them but all the RM's that I have are quite a bit stiffer.
Probably a question for Dave Dawson...
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:54 PM
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Have you done any work to your limited?
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Old 01-03-2020, 03:35 PM
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I picked up a DVC L a few weeks ago. There is no reason that I can see to change anything on it. It is the fastest and flattest shooting non-comped gun I own.

The Staccato P I picked up last week will go in to have two pounds taken off the trigger to match the DVC 2.5lb trigger. I'm also changing the sights on the Staccato P, the front sight is too wide, I like more space on either side of the front sight so I can see my target better and make a more accurate shot. I'm surprised at how fast and flat shooting the Staccato P is, because the Staccato C I shot was very harsh shooting; recoiled like a Glock 19. But the P is much more like the DVC L than the Staccato C.




First 3 shots were DEAD ON!





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Old 01-03-2020, 03:45 PM
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I am used to shooting a flat trigger, would like to have one installed, what would be the best trigger to install? Any comments on do’s and dont’s on this particular pistol would be greatly appreciated. Will be used in local steel matches. Many Thanks
If you looking for a great trigger that won't require modifying the STI grip, I can recommend these:

http://ccgunworks.com/widebody-trigger-medium-flat/

Installed one in my Stac P and only required minor fitting of the top/bottom trigger shoe.
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:16 PM
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Guns and Hogs—thank you for the info on the trigger, I believe I am going to order one this weekend.
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:23 PM
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I picked up a DVC L a few weeks ago. There is no reason that I can see to change anything on it. It is the fastest and flattest shooting non-comped gun I own.

The Staccato P I picked up last week will go in to have two pounds taken off the trigger to match the DVC 2.5lb trigger. I'm also changing the sights on the Staccato P, the front sight is too wide, I like more space on either side of the front sight so I can see my target better and make a more accurate shot. I'm surprised at how fast and flat shooting the Staccato P is, because the Staccato C I shot was very harsh shooting; recoiled like a Glock 19. But the P is much more like the DVC L than the Staccato C.




First 3 shots were DEAD ON!




Very nice
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Old 01-03-2020, 06:42 PM
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Have you done any work to your limited?
I haven't, not sure what I'd do cause they are nice as is. Thought maybe metal grips but I like the ones they have, maybe extended mag releases. Or a gas peddle but don't want to hack up the frames.

All these 5 and 5+'s shoot so soft and smooth so I don't know what tuning I could do.
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Recently picked up a DVC, my first 2011. The gun is completely stock from STI. Are there any upgrades I should do to make it run better. I have about 500 rounds thru it, with no problems. Is it worth it to send out to have anything tuned on it? I am used to shooting a flat trigger, would like to have one installed, what would be the best trigger to install? Any comments on do’s and dont’s on this particular pistol would be greatly appreciated. Will be used in local steel matches. Many Thanks
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