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I went to the range tonight. They don't allow pics inside the target area for some reason, so no pics this time.

1. Sig P226 - this is my dad's gun that I inherited and I'm happy to say that flushing out the trigger assembly with Ballistol turned the trick for the sticky trigger. I'm not sure what kind of gunk was inside there but the trigger is nice and smooth now. I'm still planning on sending the gun in for Sig to replace all of the springs and anything else that needs to be fixed or replaced, and they also put tritium sights on it so that right there makes it worth the price.

2. Springfield XD Mod2 - this gun continues to impress. It's at it's best with 200 grain ammo but will feed 185 or 230 grain with no problems either. All shots can be kept inside the dark circle on a standard target at 8 yards, either with the 9 round mage or the 13 round mag.

3. Taurus 617 - I'm still getting acquainted with the sights on this gun. I'm starting to get the sight picture and where I need to line everything up but I still have a lot of practicing to do with it. Still, it's a really fun gun to shoot and still part of my conceal carry rotation.

4. Taurus PT1911 - I think I've figured out the issue with nosedives on the feed ramp - the original mags seem to do much better than the Kimber mags so I think it may be a combination of weakened springs over the years, and maybe the feed lips of the Kimber mags being a little different than the Taurus mags. The original Taurus mags aren't perfect but if you pull back the slide onto a full mag, letting it snap forward smartly, then it will feed the round into the chamber. I'm going to order new magazine springs from Wolff and see if this makes a difference in the Kimber mags, and see where I go from there.

As always, shootin' stuff is fun.
 

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Oh, forgot to mention, I got to shoot my buddy's Glock 22 Gen4 in 40 cal. Hated it. Well - I loved it sorta, I wouldn't be opposed owning a 40 caliber round, but dangit those Glocks make me have to contort my wrist to get the front sight on target. It's just not a natural grip for me, never has been and I doubt it ever will be.
 

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Oh, forgot to mention, I got to shoot my buddy's Glock 22 Gen4 in 40 cal. Hated it. Well - I loved it sorta, I wouldn't be opposed owning a 40 caliber round, but dangit those Glocks make me have to contort my wrist to get the front sight on target. It's just not a natural grip for me, never has been and I doubt it ever will be.
Maybe an XD Mod2 in 40 would work for you or maybe a nice Witness in 40.
 
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Texastaurusguy, let me know the next time you are planning to be at the FGC. That's my club also and maybe we could meet and say hello!
 
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Will do Chef, and I'm supposed to try to meet up with PlanoMark sometime as well, so maybe we could all 3 meet there or at BulletTrap.
 
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Maybe an XD Mod2 in 40 would work for you or maybe a nice Witness in 40.
Funny, I was mentioning to my buddy that I was tempted to buy another XD Mod2 in 9mm or 40 cal, I really do need another 9mm mid-sized to complement the Sig. I am kinda hesitant though about having two identical guns around, where it's conceivable I could attempt to jam the wrong mag into the wrong gun.....I've also been bridling at the thought of taking on another caliber. But, I think I'll get past that at some point and end up with at least one 40 in the stable.
 

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texastaurusguy as you might recall my wife has 2 XD Mod 2's. A black and silver 2 tone 9mm and a FDE and black 2 tone 45acp. Pretty easy to keep them separate. We are also adding a new S&W Shield 380 EZ to her range bag and I hope she likes it.

I too have been contemplating adding a 40 to my arsenal just not sure which. I've been looking at used Witness Compacts, XD Mod2 4.0 and the S&W M&P or the SD40VE. Besides I've been accumulating a lot of 40S&W brass as of late.;):rolleyes: ;)
 
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Thanks for the range report.


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texastaurusguy as you might recall my wife has 2 XD Mod 2's. A black and silver 2 tone 9mm and a FDE and black 2 tone 45acp. Pretty easy to keep them separate. We are also adding a new S&W Shield 380 EZ to her range bag and I hope she likes it.
.;):rolleyes: ;)
I have a new range buddy that's a new shooter and she picked out the S & W E-Z due to hand feel, ease of manipulating the slide, trigger and even loading the magazines (2).
she loves it and she shoots it extremely well being into shooting/ownership for about 4-5 weeks now.
I have shot 2 mags through the gun, accuracy was superb, ergos was as well for me.
she can rack, load, shoot the gun well.
Its actually one of my move to the front of the suggestion box for ladies and older shooters with limited strength and not requiring a pocket pistol.
so far I have observed 1 mis fire (light primer strike) in around 6-700 rounds fired.
and I believe its under 400 bucks?
winner-winner- chicken dinner!
 

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texastaurusguy as you might recall my wife has 2 XD Mod 2's. A black and silver 2 tone 9mm and a FDE and black 2 tone 45acp. Pretty easy to keep them separate. We are also adding a new S&W Shield 380 EZ to her range bag and I hope she likes it.

I too have been contemplating adding a 40 to my arsenal just not sure which. I've been looking at used Witness Compacts, XD Mod2 4.0 and the S&W M&P or the SD40VE. Besides I've been accumulating a lot of 40S&W brass as of late.;):rolleyes: ;)
Yeah I have a boatload of 40 cal brass just sitting in a Lowes 5 gallon paint tub, so that makes me not as reluctant to buy a 40 right there. All I would need are dies, and I could have a lot of ammo on hand.
 
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