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First range trip with the SRP...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by wrx04, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. wrx04

    wrx04

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    I managed to get my SRP commanche to the range for the first time today. It was a pretty quick trip, since i had an appointment i needed to make, but i was able to send 200 rounds through it. The ammo i used was WWB, Rem mega pack, and some mild and hot reloads.

    First things first....i shot it like crap! Im not sure why. It could have been one of many factors.....not used to the shorter barrel, different sights, short trigger, standard grips, or maybe i was a little excited and my trigger control was off:dunno:

    The gun definitely feels different than the trojan that ive been shooting for the past 6 months. I pulled out the STI and ran a mag through it to make sure it wasnt me, and i ended up with one ragged hole at 7 yards. The SRP seemed to be shooting a little high for some reason. I am gonna go back to the range tonight and shoot another 300 through it to see if i can get it straightened out.

    Functionally, the gun did OK. I did have two FTE's (stovepipes)....wasnt paying attention what ammo it was with though. The other thing was it shot the brass straight back into my face a couple times. My STI never has done that before, so i will have to see if that problem persists. Also, the gun does NOT slingshot. The slidestop BARELY catches it. Its so close that i bet a slight polish of the slidestop would do the trick. Its too bad they dont make them to have the proper amount of slide travel.....just a little bit more travel would completely eliminate this.

    I just put thin grips on the gun, so we'll see if that makes it feel a little more like what im used to shooting. I will update again after i get back from my 2nd trip to the range tonight. That should give about 500 through it. Im gonna try to put another 500 through it tomorrow as well. Im curious to see if there is a pattern with the FTE's.

    Here are a few pics before and after the range, and one with the new esmeralda thin grips.

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  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats! Good looking gun. :thumbsup:
     

  3. wrx04

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    Thank you sir.
     
  4. Quack

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    because it needs a flat trigger :tongueout:
     
  5. BlayGlock

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  6. bac1023

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    Looks great.

    I love the SRP.
     
  7. bac1023

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    :animlol:
     
  8. atl-g33

    atl-g33 Lifetime Member

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    Nice looking SRP you got there.
     
  9. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA MEMBER

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    What mags are you using? It sure does look good
     
  10. carguy2244

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    No slingshot, multiple FTFs, inaccurate, and bad ejections...

    Sign me up.
     
  11. wrx04

    wrx04

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    Using a bunch of different ones. Wilson, CMC, Kimber, ATC, and Baer. I have 17 mags.....i know for a fact the kimber ones cause trouble. Always have a FTFeed with my Trojan on the last round
     
  12. wrx04

    wrx04

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    Not sure where you got multiple FTF's, and i am 100% sure its not the gun that is inaccurate. :upeyes:

    The ejections may or may not be a problem. The slingshot thing is there and isnt going away....it is what it is.
     
  13. carguy2244

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    FTEs...my bad.
     
  14. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA MEMBER

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    Two is not multiple. Try to read a little slower or quit skimming.
     
  15. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    Actually multiple starts with two. I e more than one .
     
  16. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    I would not make a lot of judgements based on the limited use. I dont own a baer but the starting tight thing is part of getting one. Clean , shoot , clean and lube and see what smoothes out. I had a springfield longslide that started out with issues , but settled in and has been perfect with zero failures of any kind for the last ten plus years. I hope things get goimg for you soon. Baer is a pro , he stands behind his guns.
     
  17. Hokie1911

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    Man, that's a lot of variables (mags, ammo). Hope you get it figured out. That's a sweet pistola.
     
  18. R0CKETMAN

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    Thanks Webster, you are correct. We call it a couple or two where I'm from..

    In any case, I agree keep shooting. Two FTE out of the first 500 rounds of a new Baer, no surprise and it should work itself out. A slingshot guarantee would be sweet:supergrin:
     
  19. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    It sure sucks having a high $ 1911 with issues off the bat, trust me, I know all too well lately.

    Hopefully everything works out for you.
     
  20. Quack

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    haven't we been through this before? Baer's are not "designed" to slingshot, so you are SOL on that unless you send it to a smith to cut the frame rails down to the proper dimension.