Originally Posted by Dillinger
Well? Where's my damn range report!?!?
Silly new guys - with their shiny Nighthawk and no range report for the good members here.... Pffft
I've been waiting for this^post... I even stayed off the forum for a few days.
This may sound really lame but It's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
1) I am having serious ammunition shortage issues locally. There is exactly ZERO .45 ammo to be had including Wally world. I do not reload and I am wary about cutting into my meager stores until I am sure I can get more. I haven't shot at all in a few weeks. I put an order in to Midway and over 1/2 of it is on backorder. I received 2 boxes of Cor Bon200Gr (I wanted the 230) and a box of 50 Double Tap and that's it.
2) I am not going to post up a half-assed range report where I pick up a brick of wally world UMC's, tell you all that the ammo fed great and proceed to expose my grip inconsistencies by posting picks of my targets where I milk the trigger, flinch in anticipation of the shot then talk about how tight the gun is and how well the slide fits the frame(it damn well better). In essence of a fair and comprehensive report I have been trying to get a decent sampling of ammo and also would like to put 50 or so rounds through it to get to know it. It is my first 1911 and I can almost guaranty I have never owned a handgun with a trigger this crisp.
You all buying this?or at least JD
Seriously- I am leaving to FL tomorrow AM, and really wanted to take it with me and run it through down there at a real range(assuming the ammo shortage is not as bad there) but I am sallying out of flying with it. Between the 6am flight w/ wife, 3yr and 5yr old I don't think this is the right trip to be my first go around flying with a pistol. (I usually drive- I'm not particularly fond of flying) My parents (whom we are visiting) both shoot so I will not be without. (Granny packs a Glock, lol)
I received my 6 mags and new recoil spring on Wed so I changed out the spring and cleaned 'er up. I do solemnly swear, by the power vested in me by the state of confusion, that I will shoot this damn gun and post a range report, irregardless of my ammunition situation, when I return. Even if it is just with a few boxes of MagTech (which is on Nighthawk's short list of ammunition not recommended in their guns for some reason) Fair Enough? I am chomping at the bit as I want to start carrying it but refuse to do so until I have a sense of familiarity with the 1911. I have only carried DA pistols so cocked and locked is new territory for me...
Holy mackerel I get long winded.