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Old 06-28-2009, 05:42 PM   #11
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They are definately too big to conceal, but I'm more interested in accuracy now - I have 3 CCW's already and don't need anymore. The HiPower is a beauty though, and any Browning would be my next choice besides a Beretta, preferrably a nice 1911 design like a Sig GSR which was reported to make sub 2" groups at 25 yds.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:50 PM   #12
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i had a Stoeger Couger 8000 was a very well made gun .and fun to shoot. kind of a pain in the ass to put back together after cleaning. but for the money a great bang for the buck.Resale value is not very good, but i had to sell one of my 9mm's So I kept my Jericho 941.
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Now THAT'S what I call an effing Range Report!

A BIG Plus One on that CA357!!

Excellent information about the pistol, reports on ammo used and target results for the naked eye to see. Very well done!

If memory serves, there is a "P" shaped drop in piece of plastic and spring that will replace the factory trigger spring and help with some of that take up. It's not perfect, but it's better than the factory stock option.

You said the night sights were dead? You might want to contact the manufacturer. If it's under ( I think ) their 5 or 10 year ( I can't remember ) they will exchange them free of charge.

Trijicon and Tritium used to have a "No Hassle" replacement under their recommended life expectancy, but that has been a couple of years since I have dealt with either company on that issue.

All in all it looks like you got a good weapon there, but those FTE are a bit puzzling because the Horandy worked and the Federal lighter loads worked. ???? Blazer is a bit dirtier, did you experience the FTE right off the bat? Or was it well into the session??

Keep us posted on what you turn up...

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The FTE's were pretty random. I'll be heading back to the range with the Sistema Colt and the Beretta on Friday morning. I figure the range should be pretty quiet that day.

I've been wondering about the malf's and I wonder if the Beretta just needs breaking in? It looks practically new/unfired, with negligible holster wear. However, the barrel was quite dirty when I brought it home from the shop.

I'll take a similar mix of ammunition and see how it does on the next range trip. I'll update this thread afterwards.
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