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HK45 Endurance Test: Week Twenty Eight

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

39,653 rounds 1 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 1 parts breakages On the very first round of the first day of this past weekend's Aim Fast, Hit Fast class in Indianapolis, the HK45 delivered a light primer hit that failed to set off the round of 230gr Winchester Ranger Talon that had ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Twenty Seven

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

38,566 rounds 0 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 1 parts breakages As promised, quite a bit of shooting was accomplished this past week: 2,302 rounds over four practice sessions totaling nine hours and forty five minutes. Two of the practice sessions began by shooting the F.A.S.T. cold: Day 2 5.17 (-1 H, 7.17): 1.50, .73 ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Twenty Six

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

36,263 rounds 0 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 1 parts breakages An uneventful week of teaching and practice, the HK45 is driving on with no drama. Unless you could the drama of shooting and carrying the HK45 for half a year straight. Time flies... One issue I've been dealing with since day one ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Twenty Five

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

35,261 rounds 0 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 1 parts breakages The trigger spring broke this week, at round #35,069, just 3,453 rounds after it was installed. The pistol then fired another twelve rounds (finished the mag in the gun plus one complete additional mag). The trigger had to be reset manually ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Twenty Four

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

34,257 rounds 0 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 0 parts breakages Week Twenty Four was fairly quiet, with fewer rounds downrange than planned unfortunately. At the Appendix Carry Workshop on Saturday we shot a modified version of Dave Sevigny's famous Catch-22 drill. In keeping with the day's lessons, all the draws were done ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Twenty Three

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

33,155 rounds 0 stoppages 1 (*) malfunctions 0 parts breakages After the Great Drama of the Maybe Malfunction this week, at least my dog still loves me (or maybe just my HK45). She's grown a bit in the last eight weeks, though. Soon she'll be able to carry all my spare ...

HK45: It Had to Happen

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Congratulations to Kurt Johnson for his guess in the When Will It Stop? contest. Kurt's guess of 31,523 was the closest without going over to the actual round count when the HK45 endurance test gun had its first problem at #31,568. The exact circumstance of the malfunction deserves a bit of explanation: As ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Twenty Two

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

31,566 rounds 0 stoppages 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages We passed the 30,000 mark this past week and still not a blip on the chart. Forty-seven of the When Will It Stop contestants have already fallen by the wayside. The pistol received its (belated) 25,000-round scheduled maintenance, which involved replacing: recoil guide rod ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Twenty One

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

29,488 rounds 0 stoppages 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages Back from New Mexico and three straight days of shooting. In addition to Tom Jones (of 365 Days of Training fame) shooting the pistol during both days of Aim Fast, Hit Fast there were also a number of students who tried the ...

HK45 Endurance Test: Week Twenty

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

27,654 rounds 0 stoppages 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages Twenty weeks, no stoppages. I may try burying the HK45 in cement just to see if it works or not. As promised, a big part of this past week's shooting was at a Judgment Day "class." The J-Day classes are really nothing more ...