Archive for the ‘HK45’ Category

Larry Vickers & Ken Hackathorn Interview: The HK45

Friday, January 14th, 2011

More anticipated than the Verizon iPhone or the 10 billionth App Store download, pistol-training.com is proud to announce (finally): HK45 Interview with Ken Hackathorn and Larry Vickers Learn about the true history behind the HK45 from the two men who brought the idea to life, from the earlier HK 1911 project to ...

Vickers Tactical January Newsletter

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The HK45 test was mentioned front and center in this month's Vickers Tactical e-newsletter: If you're like me, you've been following the HK45 endurance test over at Pistol-Training.com. The test finally concluded at 50,000 rounds and I was honored to fire the 50,000th round through the gun that I helped bring into ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Thirty Seven

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

50,000 rounds 1 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 1 parts breakages 50,000 rounds in just over eight months. And yes, as many of you have guessed, that is Larry "LAV" Vickers himself shooting #50,000. It seemed only fitting that the man most responsible for the HK45's existence be there at the end of ...

das Ende

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Round #50,000 was fired today at 1:15pm (1:15:32 according to the camera, specifically). The winner of the guessing game contest is: lindertw. His guess -- today at 12:35 -- was off by just 40 minutes. Congratulations! The photograph capturing the event, and the identity of the shooter, will be revealed in next week's ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Thirty Six

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

49,990 rounds 1 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 1 parts breakages That's right, folks. Just ten rounds to go! Basically, it's all over but the cryin' (and the photography set up for the 50,000th round). This last week with the HK45 has actually been a lot of fun. I spent a full day ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Thirty Four

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

48,424 rounds 1 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 1 parts breakages Just a quick update this week. With a little over a thousand rounds fired over the course of two practice sessions, we're only about 1,500 rounds from being finished! There were no stoppages or breakages to report, and barring something unexpected ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Thirty Three

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

47,410 rounds 1 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 1 parts breakages As some of you may have noticed, we didn't manage to post an update last week. We're back on track and, as  you can see, just a little over 2,500 rounds from the final shot! There have been no stoppages or problems ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Thirty One

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

44,968 rounds 1 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 1 parts breakages So close to 45,000! <grouchomarx> I shot over 2,000 rounds of .45 this week, and boy are my arms tired! </grouchomarx> The photo at top isn't actually from this week, it was taken before cleaning the gun back on 27-October (during Week 30). ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Thirty

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

42,734 rounds 1 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 1 parts breakages Not quite 1,000 rounds through the gun this week due to the Phoenix Aim Fast, Hit Fast travel. The goal of getting some good, benched groups with the Asym Ammo last week fell through. Apparently, the NRA Range bought new pistol rests ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Twenty Nine

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

41,747 rounds 1 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 1 parts breakages Over two thousands rounds through the gun last week put us well over the 40,000 point. No stoppages or problems of any kind this week. As mentioned previously, I have begun shooting 50 F.A.S.T. drills some days during training. This is cheating. ...