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Old 05-08-2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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Cool More Toys!!

I just received and installed the Wilson Combat #651 Flat Wire Recoil Spring Kit for my Pro Carry II. The installation was quick and easy. I was surprised to find that pulling back the slide actually seemed lighter than with the factory spring!! Oddly enough, when the slide is released, it seems to jump forward with more authority than the factory spring. Go figure!!??

Going to the range tomorrow to check it out. Will update this post afterwords. Really hoping that the performance improvement will be worth the $50 cost of the kit. If it lives up to other members posts, I will be doing the happy dance this time tomorrow!!!

I also picked up a couple of Chip McCormick stainless 8 rd magazines. They have always been good to me. They will get in on the range workout also.
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I ordered and installed the same kit on my compact stainless II. I haven't had a chance to test drive it yet as I am in Alaska working but can't wait to try it. Eager to hear your results....
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Let's all go to Alaska and visit Byrdman.

I've been to Anchorage and Fairbanks. You someplace different? (let's not turn this into a hijack, it's just an inquiry)
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Lineman, I have about 1100 rounds on my 651 kit and I really like it. And 0 FTFs. Somehow it makes me feel smarter too.
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I've been running 2 of them for a couple of years now, you're going to love it.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:35 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
Let's all go to Alaska and visit Byrdman.

I've been to Anchorage and Fairbanks. You someplace different? (let's not turn this into a hijack, it's just an inquiry)
I'm game, if you are. Have been there twice when my son was stationed at Ft Wainwright. Absolutely beautiful country!! Let's do it!!

2010_0618Alaska_Trip0371.JPG 2010_0618Alaska_Trip0366.JPG <---- MOOSE!!!!
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:50 PM   #7
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Keith, son told me yesterday the OH-58s are gone from Wainwright.

Back on topic
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
Let's all go to Alaska and visit Byrdman.

I've been to Anchorage and Fairbanks. You someplace different? (let's not turn this into a hijack, it's just an inquiry)
Cook Inlet south of Anchorage, offshore

No hijack, lol
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:25 PM   #9
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Wink Range Time!!

Well, I did the range thing today!! I sent a box full of Federal's American Eagle 230 grain FMJ's down the range. I only encountered 2 FTF this time. I examined both rounds before re-chambering and firing them. Both had a rough burr edge on the mouth of the cases. I blame the ammo for that, not the pistol or magazinesl.

If I throw out those two hang ups, I had a great day at the range!! The new Wilson Combat Flat Wire Spring Kit did an admirable job and the new Chip McCormick mags functioned well also. I threw a few flyers, but I wasn't really concentrating, just putting rounds through the gun. Photo of target attached:
PC II 125 Rnds-1.JPG

I have 125 rounds through the pistol now and the performance and reliability keep improving. I think this one will be a SHOOTER!!!!!
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That's a pretty tight group in the center. Good shooting.
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