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Old 01-15-2012, 08:53 AM   #23356
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New Sig P238, a couple of related 1911 questions

I picked up a Sig P238 yesterday, and it has a "half-cock" hammer position. I noticed at the gun shop that it will drop the hammer when you pull the trigger from half-cock, even with the thumb safety on. This kind of surprised me, but I checked a few others at the shop and it was normal. The guys at the shop didn't seem too clear on whether the gun would actually shoot from half-cock, and seemed kind of surprised that the trigger would release at all with the thumb safety on.

On the Sig forum, I found that the gun won't actually fire from half-cock, but now it has me curious. The manual doesn't refer to this half-cock position, but it does refer to Hammer Safety. I've never owned or shot a 1911, and I understand that some shooters will slowly lower the hammer by holding it while releasing the trigger, with a round in the chamber. Sounds kind of scary to me, but I'm wondering if what Sig calls Hammer Safety is nothing more than this half-cock position, which appears will catch the hammer if it slips, provided the trigger isn't being held, and according to the manual the firing pin safety is only released when the trigger is pulled.

I'd like to hear from you 1911 shooters, as well as anyone with a P238 who really knows the story.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:38 AM   #23357
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I waited a long time for this.

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Old 01-15-2012, 10:22 AM   #23358
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Errr...

Colt?

(fuck I'm old!)
Unless I've missed something, Colt won't sell a bare frame for buildup. I'm thinking of looking for a complete lightweight Colt as well, but would prefer to start with a bare frame if at all possible. I have a friend that owns 3 lightweight Colts but he's a purist and refuses to sell me one as he knows I am going to make major changes to it.

I had it in my head that Caspian had them...the big draw being that Caspian will do custom serial numbers for a small fee (this is to be a gift for my father).
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:49 AM   #23359
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Yes Colt 1968 SP1, I will leave it as is.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:56 AM   #23360
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Unless I've missed something, Colt won't sell a bare frame for buildup. I'm thinking of looking for a complete lightweight Colt as well, but would prefer to start with a bare frame if at all possible. I have a friend that owns 3 lightweight Colts but he's a purist and refuses to sell me one as he knows I am going to make major changes to it.

I had it in my head that Caspian had them...the big draw being that Caspian will do custom serial numbers for a small fee (this is to be a gift for my father).
Here's one:

http://www.fusionfirearms.com/servle...l-ALLOY/Detail
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:03 AM   #23361
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Unless I've missed something, Colt won't sell a bare frame for buildup. I'm thinking of looking for a complete lightweight Colt as well, but would prefer to start with a bare frame if at all possible. I have a friend that owns 3 lightweight Colts but he's a purist and refuses to sell me one as he knows I am going to make major changes to it.

I had it in my head that Caspian had them...the big draw being that Caspian will do custom serial numbers for a small fee (this is to be a gift for my father).

Is it alright if I put you in contact with my sons? My birthday is coming up in a couple of months....

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Old 01-15-2012, 01:14 PM   #23362
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Thanks! I always forget about Fusion being out there.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #23363
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Nice.

I like the wood grips but I'm probably gonna do this, I like the olive ones...
http://vzgrips.com/gun-grips/cz-grip...z-75-full-size
Excellent link - I like the zebra pattern
I think the CZs are "pretty enough"- I was kinda neutral on the looks at first, the look has grown on me.

I first purchased mine knowing nothing about CZs- essentially was bought of size, cost and fit. Looking back, I did very well. I put the wood (walnut) grips on last year purchased from CZ- much better than the plastic.
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:41 PM   #23364
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Thanks! I always forget about Fusion being out there.

there's also a company out this way, in Ludlow MA, called Remsport. They make a variety of custom frames, slides, etc for 1911s and AR15's.

No web site I'm aware of, but you can give them a call at 413 589 9976.

Lot of the guys on the local vboards do build parties with some of their stuff and seem to like it.
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:58 PM   #23365
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New gun

I picked up my CCW permit on Friday afternoon. Picked this pf9 up today.



I like the way it feels, and it shoots pretty good. I did have several FTEs in 43 rounds. This was using cheap 9mm I bought at the show though. We'll see how it does if I feed it better this week.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #23366
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Wicked Sweet .22

I couldn't decide to put this here or in the rimfire thread, but decided since I love it and want one that I would put it here.

Here's the story my friend has this pistol he's had for a while but cant seem to find a magazine for. If anyone would possibly know the location of one or two of these magazines he would greatly appreciate it.

I just got the pics and do not have any info on it yet other than .22 Russian made? Will post more once I get it name,model, and such.

This thing is pretty unique and anybody that knows what it is will know without the name or model.



Must have one......
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:43 PM   #23367
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That pistol looks an awful lot like IZH manufacture, perhaps it has markings like EAA or RAA on the firearm?



This is the IZH-35M, it used to be imported by EAA Corp, it is a Baikal product, I have some shotguns by this mfg. Rough, but they work.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:07 PM   #23368
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I picked up my CCW permit on Friday afternoon. Picked this pf9 up today.



I like the way it feels, and it shoots pretty good. I did have several FTEs in 43 rounds. This was using cheap 9mm I bought at the show though. We'll see how it does if I feed it better this week.
I have one also. I took the mag extender off and put the small plate (included) to make it fit in my pocket better.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:10 PM   #23369
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When I'm not riding, working or sleeping, I'm shooting my new CZ P01. May not be pretty but sure shoots good!

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:53 PM   #23370
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Holster question

The wife and I are going to start doing some .22 competitions. I just picked up a blackhawk holster for my GSG and ordered her in a holster that we think will work with her woodsman. We are also going to get one for the ruger mkII I think it will be a bit of a pin with where the mag release is on this gun but she likes it quite a bit....it is not too different fromt the woodsman. She really wants to use the woodsman but I am a little leary about her using a 80yr old gun to play games...comming in and out of holsters and such....and these are plastic (yes I will call them plastic) holsters as well.

Now that all the babbling is out of the way...do these pplymer holsters wear the gun? That is really what it is going to come down to....if the event we are doing allows you to start from a low ready then coming in and out of the holster will be a non issue.

We buy guns to enjoy,....and she enjoys the old woodsman. If anyone can tell me if the polymer holsters do wear the finish that would really swing us one way or the other.
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