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Firearms Forum: Heckler & Koch Forum 07-22-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By bartwatkins
Sorry it's been so long getting back with a range...

Sorry it's been so long getting back with a range report on this - been a busy week...

But I took it out and put 125 rounds down the pipe last Sat morning. The threaded barrel functioned perfectly...
Firearms Forum: CZ Forum 07-14-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By bartwatkins
I hear you, but I figure with the original barrel...

I hear you, but I figure with the original barrel I can compare to it will be rather easy to see if it requires fitting (or not). Then if it does, I can just send the pistol & barrel to CGW. The...
Firearms Forum: CZ Forum 07-12-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By bartwatkins
Anyone ever ordered and installed a threaded barrel from the CZ website?

I'm thinking about ordering one for both my CZ 75B and SP09. The CZ parts website says that it is "mostly" a drop in fit but can require some fitting.
I was just wondering if anyone here has ever...
Firearms Forum: Heckler & Koch Forum 07-12-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By bartwatkins
Threaded barrel for the VP9

I have a Griffin Armament Resistance 9 can on order. Now that is not due to be out of ATF land until at least end of October or so...

But in the meantime, I have ordered and rec'd a 9mm threaded...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-06-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By bartwatkins
Jim Grant (pseudonym Lee Child) who is the author...

Jim Grant (pseudonym Lee Child) who is the author of the Jack Reacher book series is pretty good most of the time.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 11-24-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By bartwatkins
I will add that I also own an Ed Brown Kobra -...

I will add that I also own an Ed Brown Kobra - (not 9mm but .45 and not alloy)...
But the reason that I say this is to let you know that in my opinion the quality difference between the DW and the...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 11-24-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By bartwatkins
The only alloy framed 1911 that I own is a DW...

The only alloy framed 1911 that I own is a DW Guardian in 9mm (ramped barrel).
I have owned it for several years and put thousands of rounds through it.
I have also carried it often.
In short my...
Firearms Forum: CZ Forum 09-25-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,273
Posted By bartwatkins
Yes, my latest gun purchase is/was a CZ 75B Omega...

Yes, my latest gun purchase is/was a CZ 75B Omega and I second everything that jjones45 just said.
LOVE it!!
It is almost unbelievably accurate.

You will love yours. Great, great shooter!!
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-29-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,639
Posted By bartwatkins
I really don't much like caliber debates...

I really don't much like caliber debates either.....
I owned an HK USP once in .40 and really did not enjoy the gun and couldn't shoot it very well either.
I now own an HK VP9 and absolutley love...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 07-29-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,065
Posted By bartwatkins
I would take 7 rounds of .45 in my 1911 over 7...

I would take 7 rounds of .45 in my 1911 over 7 rounds of .380 in my Sig P238 all day long.
But there are reasons (usually due to seasonal attire) that I sometimes carry the P238 over the 1911.

To...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-22-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By bartwatkins
It would depend on what you would be using it for...

It would depend on what you would be using it for (primary use)....range gun or carry/sd gun?

I have older eyes (53) and do not much care for the busy three dot sight setup.

My favorite setup...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 05-06-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By bartwatkins
Yep and there are some that say "true" 1911's are...

Yep and there are some that say "true" 1911's are all Colts and the rest (no matter what the chambering) are just copies.
All just an arguement of semantics.
At the end of the day, does it really...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 04-15-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By bartwatkins
For .380's in the size range - I would take a Sig...

For .380's in the size range - I would take a Sig P238 obver both of them.....

But between the two - I would go with the Glock all day long.
Firearms Forum: Heckler & Koch Forum 04-14-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By bartwatkins
Yes they are somewhat higher that the stock...

Yes they are somewhat higher that the stock sights.
Both the front and rear sights are higher.
(Heinie even makes higher sights than this for the VP9 - designed for use with a suppressor)
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 04-13-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,658
Posted By bartwatkins
Yes, I agree!!! I have no experience (other...

Yes, I agree!!!
I have no experience (other than reading about) with the ppq.
But I picked up a VP9 3-4 months back and I love mine.
Just got finished installing Heinie staright eight night sights...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 04-12-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By bartwatkins
I have one 1911 with FCS (a Springer Loaded). The...

I have one 1911 with FCS (a Springer Loaded). The rest of mine do not.
From purely a looks standpoint, I do not like them much. But I must admit that I find myself using them when I shoot that gun....
Firearms Forum: Heckler & Koch Forum 04-11-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By bartwatkins
Daytime sight picture ...

Daytime sight picture
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp333/bartwatkins_photo/Mobile%20Uploads/image_3.jpg
Night time sight picture...
Firearms Forum: Heckler & Koch Forum 04-11-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By bartwatkins
Will try to post a few pics of the finished...

Will try to post a few pics of the finished product.
Rear sight
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp333/bartwatkins_photo/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpg
Front sight...
Firearms Forum: Heckler & Koch Forum 04-09-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By bartwatkins
I was at an out of town High School soccer game...

I was at an out of town High School soccer game last night - did not get home until 9pm.
Had a bit of time (but not much) to work on it.

Stock sights came off easy enough - put the slide in a...
Firearms Forum: Heckler & Koch Forum 04-08-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By bartwatkins
New sights for my HK VP9

Said in a couple of the below threads (a while back) that I had a VP9 incoming...
Had it since Christmas now and have put about 2k flawless rounds down the pipe (never one malf of any kind).
It's a...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 03-26-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,390
Posted By bartwatkins
Had a huge gunshow last weekend in these parts......

Had a huge gunshow last weekend in these parts...
One of the dealers had a whole table full of the newer Jimenez pistols in different chamberings. I remembered this thread and looked at a few (kinda...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-26-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By bartwatkins
Yeah, kinda weird (not bad weird - just...

Yeah, kinda weird (not bad weird - just weird)....

I prefer the strong sided saftey only (non-ambi) so I definitely really like that about yours.
Also, the prior owner definitely added that...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-24-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By bartwatkins
First of all - I have a newer Springfield Loaded...

First of all - I have a newer Springfield Loaded (which had a dovetail cut front sight). I removed my factory sight and intsalled a 10-8 Red FO front sight. My front sight was also staked - even...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 02-19-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,542
Posted By bartwatkins
Also, in reality even the two piece ones "can" be...

Also, in reality even the two piece ones "can" be disassembled just like the one piece ones. You can either do it that way and unscrew the peices after disassembly or not even unscrew them at all....
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 02-19-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,542
Posted By bartwatkins
Your Taurus sounds like it has a 'one-piece' full...

Your Taurus sounds like it has a 'one-piece' full length guide rod.
But many that have these (ie...like Springfield) have a two-piece full length guide rod.
Those have to be unscrewed/taken apart...
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