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Old 09-01-2016, 06:06 PM   #1
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Pictures of the recovered weapons from today's shooting!

I have to warn you of the graphic content in these pictures you are about to see. If you have children viewing your computer you may not want to let them view this post.
Well hopefully that BS got you attention.Here is my range report from today's visit to my local gun range. I brought my Raptor II also my newly acquired EMP 9MM and my SA TRP Tactical I picked up in a trade recently.
They all ran very good. All three guns felt good in my hand. I especially like the way the EMP feels.
I was shooting 230 grain SWC's from the full size 45's.These were the first cartridges I loaded when I started reloading a couple years ago. So again I was really pleased with the fact I did not have any issues. I should clarify that by adding this disclaimer. I did have one cartridge that did not fire and one that would not go into battery completely. The cartridge that did not go bang looked like the primer was struck properly. I am going to pull the bullet and see if it did not get powder. The other cartridge that would not go fully into battery I am thinking it may have not been resized and properly taper crimped. I did put it back in the magazine a second time and it went into battery and fired just fine.The TRpP has had some trigger work done to it and I believe it is probaly the best trigger I have in any of the six 1911's I presently own.
The EMP ran very good also it felt excellent in my hand. The negative is I think the trigger is too stout and the Trijicon night sights do not give me a good a sight picture. I think it would be nicer with white dot contrast sights. Part of the problem is the poorly lit booth or lane I was shooting in. My eye sight could be a little better also. That would probably help. Had a good time and continue to love the 1911's!


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Old 09-01-2016, 06:32 PM   #2
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It sounds and looks like you had great day Tom.
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The times a reload did not fire, it did a second time. I blamed it on it not being fully seated. I don't clean primer pockets which is likely the fault.
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Originally Posted by montanaResident View Post
The times a reload did not fire, it did a second time. I blamed it on it not being fully seated. I don't clean primer pockets which is likely the fault.
I just pulled the bullet and measured the powder it had the proper amount. So figure I may not have removed the original primer from the case and loaded it with a used primer in it or it was a bad primer. It seemed to be seated properly.
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I just pulled the bullet and measured the powder it had the proper amount. So figure I may not have removed the original primer from the case and loaded it with a used primer in it or it was a bad primer. It seemed to be seated properly.
A used primer would do it. Pop that baby out and you'll know in a second.

BTW, a primer going off in an empty casing is subtle, but obvious when it pushes the bullet part way into the barrel. Squib load, its called.
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That's a nice selection of 1911's you brought with you Tom.
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Old 09-02-2016, 01:04 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by montanaResident View Post
A used primer would do it. Pop that baby out and you'll know in a second.

BTW, a primer going off in an empty casing is subtle, but obvious when it pushes the bullet part way into the barrel. Squib load, its called.
I thought about that cause I did not hear anything except the hammer. It always makes me a little nervous messing with a round that did not fire when it is still chambered. I always feel better after it is removed from the chamber. I will punch out the primer tomorrow and post my findings.
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I thought you meant Chicago Nice shooting Tom
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Very nice.

Cracks me up and scares me seeing bullet marks in ceilings of indoor ranges. I was at the range monday and saw a few actually happen. New shooters so scared at first always makes ya REALLY aware of whats going on next to you. I try to chat with them if possible and to give a few tips and make them feel more comfortable.
Nothing scares me more than a person scared of a gun with one in their hands. But if we try to make them feel at ease we will all be safer.
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Yep it scares me too when you go to an indoor range and see bullet holes where there should not be any. Seen a divider shattered a few months ago at an indoor range...
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