I love my new short-barreled, stock-less AK :P (or my Glock 17L if you want to be specific).
Took a short break from work yesterday to pick up my 17L and shoot 88 of my reloads through it (5 mags + 3). Unsurprisingly (but pleasantly so), it fed them all, whereas the Taurus OSS I dumped to get this would occasionally hang up on them due to the bullet design (147gr Truncated cone in HP and lead).
I also ended up filing down the extended slide release some. It is still "extended," but now has a rounded profile and is probably ~1.5mm shorter. I did this because its sharp corners were digging into the palm of my left hand under recoil.
The trigger was not bad at all, and was surprisingly solid for a DA striker pull. Very little "sponginess." Accuracy seems good, as when I was shooting cans at 25 yards, all of my misses were 2-3" high, but not off-center. I presume I am just not yet used to the 6-o'clock hold. But, I've also done about 15-20k trigger pulls with my various DA firearms over the last couple years, so I guess you could say I've had practice with non-SA triggers.
I'll probably update this when I shoot some groups and put another couple hundred rounds through it.
Last edited by Lindenwood; 11-12-2011 at 04:38 AM.
Heh I thought somebody would notice that. I removed the barrel and checked it with a flashlight after each mag. The leading was indeed pretty bad, but a dozen passes with a bore brush got pretty much all of it out. So, it would be perfectly fine to just use my lead loads (I still have like 700 of them), though I still might pick up a Lone Wolf barrel. But yeah when I was researching the use of lead bullets the general trend with regular cleaning it isn't a huge deal (at least, among those who actually have experience shooting lead through glock barrels).
Last edited by Lindenwood; 11-11-2011 at 09:04 PM.
^^^ Sounds like the proper precautions. I never liked the unjacketed rounds; i think it may be related to some issues with cheapo .22LR ammo as a young plinker.
Yeah, it's recommended not to use cast lead rounds in a GLOCK, but I think that it really just means you'll have to clean it more often if you do. But... many of the people on this forum clean their guns immediately after firing, or as soon as reasonably possible anyways, so... Why not?
Long as your not mixing lead and copper between cleanings it isnt a problem. Shooting plain lead in any gun means more frequent cleaningfor the most part.
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