A glimmer of hope... I was shown a couple STI grips last night that can be made to work with little T-Rex thumbs God stuck to the ends of my paws. At the same time we'll figure out how to get my mags to drop free (kinda important in a race blaster!!)
The guy who's cutting down my grip will also look at the timing of the pistol and let me know if we need to do any additional tuning to make my Edge a real race-ready runner that shouldn't run the risk of cracking its slide.
I'm also getting a second opinion on the recent trigger work another locally-known gunsmith did... I may have to just learn to get used to the ultralight trigger break weight and easy my way into it safely but there's going to be an added confidence in knowing it's been looked over by not one but two people who know USPSA race-gun builds VERY well.
Fingers are crossed, and I'm looking forward to starting over with my "tuned" STI.
- Posted from somewhere on this big blue marble.