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NH Enforcer vs SA Custom Range Report

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by GJ1981, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    I am planning to finish this up over the next 2 weeks or so depending on my schedule. Both pistols will be ran in the same fashion.

    Warning - I may have double images or things out of order, I will try to fix ASAP.


    Part 1:

    NH Enforcer

    Prior Round Count: 150

    Ammo: 200gr FMJ, 4.8gr Bullseye, 1.25 OAL

    This ammo was a PITA to run in my SA Pro, in fact, it would barely run. I figured I'd use it here since I had some left over and wanted to get rid of it, and if this pistol ran it, that would say something to me.

    Mags Used:

    7 Rounders - Metalform and Les Baer TRS's
    8 Rounders - Wilson 47D's, ETM's, Tripp Cobra's, and NH/ACT-Mag.


    The pistol was lubed with TW-25 prior to the start, lube was added every 350-400 rounds as we took breaks to let the smoke vent out. Added lube was in the form of 10w-30, I figured this would be a good test for it.


    I started with accuracy style shooting since I always could be better. The NH hits POA and can put one on top of the other if I do my part. I worked strong/weak hand shooting at various distances. I only did about 200 rounds like this before I switch to the second phase.

    I don't have a holster at this time for the LR so I couldn't practice draws. I made due, back to the target, with the pistol on the table, low-ready, high-ready, double-taps, triple-taps, transitions from strong to weak hand, point shooting...basically whatever I could think of to mix things up.

    The carnage after 960 rounds. I miscounted since I planned for 1000 rounds...oh well.

    I tried to catch it smoking after my friend ran the last few mags but just couldn't

    [​IMG]


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    Cleaning:

    Don't have much to say here except the NP3+ on the barrel makes cleanup much easier :supergrin:

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  2. GJ1981

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  3. GJ1981

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  4. GJ1981

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    The barrel lugs after cleaning, no abnormal marks, for once :supergrin:

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    The IB on the frame isn't showing any noticeable wear...yet


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    The slide lugs are showing slight wear, but even Ionbond will wear


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  5. GJ1981

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    All clean

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    Results:

    I took a video toward the end of the shooting, not sure if I'll post it yet. It caught one reoccurring problem, this pistol did not like an old 47D mag. It would only lock 50% of the time.

    I had 4 FTFeeds and a few failures to lock with Wilson mags . 3 with the above and one with an ETM. None of the other mags gave me any trouble, and since my Wilson's are older, I don't think it was the pistol.

    It happened toward the end of the test. In the beginning I was using the NH/ACT's and didn't start using every mag until I wanted to speed things up.


    Overall:

    I really like this pistol, especially after the grief my SA Pro has given me. The NH is not overly tight yet holds it own against those that are. I kinda prefer a pistol that is a little looser the more I shoot.

    I know people like to rake NH over the coals from past issues, but given my experience, I don't care what some say or think. This pistol has begun to prove itself worth of being one of my CCW/HD choices.

    Test 2 with the SA will hopefully be early February depending on my free time.

    Test 3 will be HP ammo and the ultimate judgment. If both pass, they will have close to 1500 rounds and I will feel comfortable carrying either
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011
  6. Hokie1911

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    GJ...that thing is freaking awesome. Maybe my favorite NH I've seen. :thumbsup:
     
  7. cdunn

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    I like those also.(it looks just like my 10-8)
     
  8. Well done review. Looks like you had your work cut out for you cleaning that.
     
  9. GJ1981

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    Thanks, it honestly wasn't too bad to clean. I remember the days of cleaning 240B's and M2's after range days so 1K though a pistol is a cakewalk.



    A video toward the end, I think this was 700-750 rounds in. At this point I was tired and simply point shooting. My thumb got torn up from riding to high and the slide left a nice gash.

    Distance here is about 12 yards.

    There were two of the FTF's here as well as one failure to lock...I think.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  10. Rinspeed

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    Great job my friend but next time you might want to use just a little more oil. :rofl:
     
  11. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    I got a little overzealous, but if you think that's bad, qualifying or machine gun days in the Army made my pistol look dry.
     
  12. Quack

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    i think you could use a little more lube :animlol:
     
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  14. awpk03s

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    Great test and good write up. Glad to see the pistol is performing for you. I really like that Enforcer.
     
  15. Doc1911

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    GREAT review. Not sure what type of lube you are using but Gun Butter works well and keeps the dirt from accumulating so much.
     
  16. Hokie1911

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    Hit 'em hard and put 'em away wet. :thumbsup:
     
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    well done sir!! Sounds like you had a good time and spent a nice little chunk of change!
     
  19. proactive

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    Awesome report. Looking forward to the Springer Custom.