The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Semi-automatic Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 1, 2013, 07:47 AM   #26
IdahoG36
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 24, 2006
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 2,838
I will be taking mine to the range next week as well. I can't wait to shoot it.
__________________
Hk 45C, Hk VP9 9mm, Hk P30S 9mm, Walther PPS 9mm, Beretta 21A Bobcat, Ruger LCP .380, Ruger 22/45 LITE Cobalt, Spreewerke CYQ P38, Patriot Ordnance P415, Patriot Ordnance P308, Remington 870 Tactical Magpul, Swiss K31 7.5X55, BNZ 42 K98, Ruger 10/22 50th anniversary design contest rifle, Tikka T3 CTR
IdahoG36 is offline  
Old November 1, 2013, 05:46 PM   #27
monkeyfist
Member
 
Join Date: August 25, 2012
Posts: 50
"Good luck and congrats monkeyfist!
Did you get the full size or commander?
First pistol, man I'm getting old."

Full size. You're not getting old, I just started somewhat late in life.

Shot maybe 170 rounds today without a hiccup.
Actually I did have a hiccup, but probably mine.

A couple of times after the slide locked back after the magazine was empty, I took the magazine out and dry fired it. Then I slid the magazine in and racked the slide and the round never entered the chamber. It did it to me twice. Did I not pull the slide back aggressively enough or something?

edit: just figured it out. The seven round magazine doesn't engage as positively as the 8 round for some reason. It appears I wasn't pushing the magazine up far enough for it to positively click, so it wouldn't chamber a round. Glad I figured that one out!

It worried me that in a SD situation I'd have to worry about that. I plan on keeping the gun in the nightstand with a loaded mag in it, but not cocked and locked. Am I foolish for not keeping it cocked and locked?

Last edited by monkeyfist; November 1, 2013 at 06:39 PM.
monkeyfist is offline  
Old November 1, 2013, 06:02 PM   #28
IdahoG36
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 24, 2006
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 2,838
This morning I ordered up a set of black carbon fiber VZ ETC frag grips and a set of Trijicon HD night sights for my new SR1911. They should be here sometime next week. I will post some pics once I get the new grips and sights installed.
__________________
Hk 45C, Hk VP9 9mm, Hk P30S 9mm, Walther PPS 9mm, Beretta 21A Bobcat, Ruger LCP .380, Ruger 22/45 LITE Cobalt, Spreewerke CYQ P38, Patriot Ordnance P415, Patriot Ordnance P308, Remington 870 Tactical Magpul, Swiss K31 7.5X55, BNZ 42 K98, Ruger 10/22 50th anniversary design contest rifle, Tikka T3 CTR
IdahoG36 is offline  
Old November 2, 2013, 09:44 AM   #29
geetarman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 18, 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,791
I had my Commander size out at the range yesterday because I have not shot it a whole lot.

Ran 100 rounds through it with no hiccups at all. The gun is shooting better and better.

When I first shot it after I bought it, it shot quite a bit to left. It did that for both me and an experienced 1911 shooter. Thought there might be a problem with the gun.

Since that first outing, it shoots to point of aim at 15 yards and that is pretty much where I want it.

I am guessing both of us were being careless with our grip.

Two handed, thumbs forward and paying attention to trigger pull seems to have made all the difference. Who woulda' thought. . .
__________________
Geetarman

Carpe Cerveza
geetarman is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06146 seconds with 7 queries