This was only my 2nd time shooting this brand new Woodland Night. If you saw my first post a few days back, I had some issues with it during my first trip to the range, where I only had time to shoot 42 rounds. Multiple FTFs, etc.
I'm glad to say that I was able to put 143 rounds through it on Wednesday without a single FTF.
Though my overall groupings were more spread out than I'd like with a couple strays here and there - considering it's only my 3rd time back at the range in the last few years and I'm still shaking off the rust .. it's nice to be able to see some improvement in accuracy already from the 1st time out with it to the 2nd.
Enough rambling. Here's the details -
* 108 rounds of Blazer Brass 124g FMJ
* 35 rounds of PMC Bronze 115g FMJ (ran out of Blazer and still had a few mins left)
* About 2/3rd's of all rounds were fired from 7 yards
* 10 rounds at 15 yards
* The rest at 10 yards
* No FTFs this time
* A couple of times after ejecting the last round in a full mag, slide remained in battery
* There were 2 or 3 times where slide was locked open after spending a mag, reloaded, pushed the reloaded magazine into the port and the slide closed on its own, chambering the first round. I'm not loving that but I guess if I'm going to have a malfunction, ones that don't result in an inability to actually fire the gun are the ones I'd rather have, of course (Mostly a full sized 1911 guy so I do have a habit of putting some oomph into my mag inserts but nothing I would consider overly excessive .. especially to the point of 'overpowering' the slide stop??)
* A few slaps in the forehead with hot brass again
* I'm disappointed with the finish chipping off already around the ejection port. It was already chipping some after less than 50 rounds. Now after almost 200, it looks worse than any other gun I own .. all of which I've owned for many years and fired way more rounds through. I realize a carry gun isn't going to be pristine looking forever or anything but this seems like unnecessarily premature wear that I don't think should occur under normal, controlled, range only conditions like this with so few rounds .. do you guys think I'm being too overboard on this?
Attached some photos of my relatively unimpressive targets and my ejection port to illustrate my previous gripe on the chipping.
(The last photo with the widest groupings was at 15 yards)