Archive for the ‘Range Reports’ Category

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 ...

780,000 Words

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

[youtube]http://youtu.be/ueqE6uG8Qx8[/youtube] The exercise itself is pretty straightforward. Draw and engage a target from around the outside of a barricade, engage three more targets on the move, and then engage a final target around the outside of a second barricade. The main "lesson" is the importance of moving with a purpose when ...

SACS/Warren Reliability

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Looking at the first 50,000 rounds of the SACS/Warren 1911 test, people seem drawn to one of two diametrically opposed opinions: A Mean Rounds Between Stoppages of better than 3,500 is impressive, it did great! Previous test guns were more reliable, it did horrible! First, let's get the harsh reality into the light. ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #28

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

50,286 14 stoppages 0 malfunctions 4 parts breakages Pictured above is Scott Warren of Warren Tactical as he fires #50,000. The gun was used during one hundred range sessions totaling 383 hours over the past 407 days. That works out to an average range day of three hours and fifty minutes during which 500 rounds were fired, ...