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Old 01-14-2013, 04:31 AM   #28186
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Went to shoot the Hi Power again yesterday - took a rest and managed to get it tolerably sighted in for 25 yards and was able to hit the Elk steel sillouette at 250 yards on the 3rd shot.

Several thoughts:

1. I'm going to have to find a gunsmith to take the magazine safety off, it's just too rough a pull when shooting freehand, it's got to go. On the rest I'm tolerably accurate.

After living in CA for so many years, I really forgot how much fun it is to go to the range and shoot - I always amuse myself with a lot of .22's as well, cheap to shoot and easier on the ears. Shot my Mark I as well for the first time in years - nearly forgot how much fun that one is, but what a pain loading the magazines is - makes the revolver a lot more fun.
You can do it yourself. Go to http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=133740 and see how it's done. I did it to my Hi Power several years ago. As for loading mags, you might try an Uplula loader, http://www.maglula.com/PistolMagLoad...45ACPmags.aspx. They're fast and you won't have a sore thumb at the end of the day.

I hope this helps.

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Old 01-14-2013, 04:33 AM   #28187
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At. Local gun show here in Colorado springs today. A DPMS flatop AR....price tag....$3500.....:eek:

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I went to the one in KC again....remembered to pick up my surplus pants and shirt for $10....they are great outside work pants and shirts.

The funny thing I saw was the AK people, this time two scribbled out prices this time $1300 for a century AK pattern rifle....6 months ago they sold for $600....and these people (more than one) did not even make a new price sticker, just scribble out the old price.

Only "black rifle" I saw that I might be intrested in was a nice FAL that the guy wanted $3k for....only saving grace was it was not a fraken-fal from century....I told the guy he had a nice rifle, but the mouth breathers looking for AR's would not know what it even was...he agreed, but that was WAY out of my price range....There was also a CETME with wood for $600....that was tempting....for some stupid reason I want one of those.

I did buy another 1903 Colt....it was once black....does that count?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:25 AM   #28188
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I have a P-1. I have had it for several years. Mine was a new, never issued, police gun. It came with 2 magazines, a cleaning kit, and a holster. I am surprised to learn that it is a relic. It shoots like a modern gun. The only issue I have is that the gun shoots 4" low and 2" left at 10 yards. The low part can be corrected by changing the front sight - they actually come in 5 different heights. The left part isn't as easy to fix - the rear sight is not adjustable. I guess I could move it some with a hammer and punch, but I have chosen to just aim a little to the right. Oh yeah, the brass ejects up and back. Button your collar before shooting.

Thanks for your info. From what I gather, they are a fairly recent addition to the C&R list.

Regarding the sights, from what I have read DO NOT try to drift the rear sight or you can damage the slide cover. Instead, it seems that you are supposed to drift the front sight only for windage.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:37 AM   #28189
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Or perhaps you prefer a tank
Point of order....those are self-propelled artillery pieces, not tanks......
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:41 AM   #28190
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From AlanCT: Regarding the sights, from what I have read DO NOT try to drift the rear sight or you can damage the slide cover. Instead, it seems that you are supposed to drift the front sight only for windage.
I'll have to look when I get home but I thought the front sight slides in from front to back. Thanks for the warning.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:01 AM   #28191
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I'll have to look when I get home but I thought the front sight slides in from front to back. Thanks for the warning.
There's a tool to do that. If you must use a hammer, use a brass or aluminum drift so you don't mark anything.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:07 AM   #28192
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I'll have to look when I get home but I thought the front sight slides in from front to back. Thanks for the warning.
True you move the front site.....and nothing more than 115 grain bullet in the P1.

There was a recall years ago, there should be a steel pin by the slide release...other wise the gun will pound itself to death and the frame will crack sooner or later.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:14 AM   #28193
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:32 AM   #28194
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Not sure if mine came in before or after, but mine has Centruy's import markings on the underside of the barrel....I like it there better.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:43 AM   #28195
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Does anyone know if it's possible to put a shorter barrel on a Winchester 1200 that's marked for 2 3/4" shells? I found a blurb on MidwestGunWorks that said "Barrels for the 1300 will fit most 1200 models. They are not intended for use on Model 1200 Shotguns that were originally chambered for 2-3/4" shells only." Are there other options?
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:21 AM   #28196
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Looks like you have the fat slide and reinforcing hex pin in the frame, which are the best ones to get.

The one I am looking at has the fat slide, but no reinforcing pin. That means 115 grain, and no hot ammo (fine by me).


I am considering a CZ 82 too, but I like the idea of widely available, cheap ammo. The 9x18 Mak for the CZ would probably have to be ordered.
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Looks like you have the fat slide and reinforcing hex pin in the frame, which are the best ones to get.

The one I am looking at has the fat slide, but no reinforcing pin. That means 115 grain, and no hot ammo (fine by me).


I am considering a CZ 82 too, but I like the idea of widely available, cheap ammo. The 9x18 Mak for the CZ would probably have to be ordered.

They (internet experts) say that all of them you should not do anything over 115....but who knows.

I also have the 82 and like that a great deal, our local cabelas has it on stock....before the nuttyness....as well as one of the local little gun shops....so it is not THAT hard to find around here....at least it use to not be, now you can't find anything. They are very well made, and mine shoots very well.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:45 AM   #28198
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They (internet experts) say that all of them you should not do anything over 115....but who knows.

I also have the 82 and like that a great deal, our local cabelas has it on stock....before the nuttyness....as well as one of the local little gun shops....so it is not THAT hard to find around here....at least it use to not be, now you can't find anything. They are very well made, and mine shoots very well.
Which would you get first of the two, if you were buying now, and if your only other handgun was a .22?
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:01 PM   #28199
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You can do it yourself. Go to http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=133740 and see how it's done. I did it to my Hi Power several years ago. As for loading mags, you might try an Uplula loader, http://www.maglula.com/PistolMagLoad...45ACPmags.aspx. They're fast and you won't have a sore thumb at the end of the day.

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Thanks Mike.

I'm not confident with my fine motor skills to do the necessary on the pistol, although it LOOKS simple enough. I found a guy 'locally' and am going to have him do it - the right tools for the job and all that bullshit, right?

I got a loader for the HP, and it's a lot nicer to use that. I was whining about the Ruger Mark I mags that have a tiny little round button and a narrow throat - right pain in der thumbs those - I had a slider that helped but my bud broke it last trip to the range - need to make a new one out of lexan sheet.

UPS Delivered my ammo order last week, now if I can kick this cold and get out to the range! That and it was minus Eleven this AM.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:06 PM   #28200
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My shooting buddy got one of those - and it's great fun to shoot and good size for the kids too - get lots of mags! His is very unfinicky in ammo - we fed all sorts of cast-offs including those stupid tuncated cone bullets and no problem!

When I shot it the first time I had to adjust to the trigger pull which I found light enough to give me a few wild shots.
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