Archive for the ‘Range Reports’ Category

SIG P229-1: When Will It Stop?

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

(Riehlized SIG P229-1 and Hill People Gear Runner's Kit Bag) When will the P229 have its first stoppage? We're going to do this a little differently this time. The gun will be purposely abused by doing no cleaning and no lubrication unit it finally has its first stoppage. And it's already had 640 rounds through it ...

SIG P229 Test Gun: Fully Riehlized

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

To read about the process to get there: P229 Thoughts by Bill Riehl Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

SIG P229 Test Gun: Before

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Taken apart and ready to be reworked. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

2014: The Year from Left Field

Friday, February 7th, 2014

There are many (hundreds... of thousands...) like it, but this one is mine. My 2014 gun, the SIG P229R-9. It's already on its way to a shop for some minor tuning. But right out of the box, no cleaning no lube, the double action was smooth at nine pounds six ounces and ...

Glock 42 Review

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

by NGCSUGrad09 Glock 42 Initial Review I've been fortunate enough to handle and shoot the new Glock 42. I will say that I'm not a fan of what some people refer to as "pocket", BUG or micro semi-autos. I've had most of the popular ones, and had enough experience with the others ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #31

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

64,579 15 stoppages 0 malfunctions 5 parts breakages And we're done... It's been a long time since I've written an update and as you can see the gun has fired a lot of rounds since the last one. But alas the past couple of range sessions have led me to believe that the barrel wear has finally caught ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #30

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

57,257 14 stoppages 0 malfunctions 4 parts breakages Lots of mechanical goings-on with the SACS/Warren gun since the last update and I am now officially moving into the realm of kitchen table 1911 tinkerer. As mentioned last time, I've switched to the Wilson Bulletproof 9mm slide stop. It dropped right in and has proven 100% reliable over ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #29

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

54,287 14 stoppages 0 malfunctions 4 parts breakages Another 4,000 rounds have sailed down the pipe since the last update with very little to report, really. I'm definitely liking the 10-8 flat trigger. Other than sights and mag catch, the new trigger was the first real change I've made to the gun. The overtravel adjustment is probably ...

Myth: Perfect Barrel

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

One of the most common myths I've heard repeated throughout the shooting world has been the importance of a perfect barrel. At matches, during law enforcement testing, and even around the water cooler with engineers at gun companies it seems like many people consider the barrel of a pistol as ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 50k Report

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

50,286 rounds 14 stoppages 0 malfunctions 4 parts breakages With fifty thousand rounds downrange and on the books, what is the no holds barred assessment of the SACS/Warren 9mm? I like it. I like it a lot.  Though in fairness, it's hard to explain in objective terms. Looking at just the raw numbers, the only factor that stands ...