BBQ Posted February 26, 2004 Share Posted February 26, 2004 Hi every one, Me and my wife both purchuse new SV short dust cover limited guns( similar to the one posted by ironman in the Gallery Section). We have been experience some problems already. On her's, the ejector is dragging on the slide. Both, trigger bows are dragging on the metal frame part. One of experienced master class member of our club have fixed both problems. Lookes like " no gun will work right out of the box" are true some times. Here comes the part that light me up. Before I even fire the first round on both guns, I took them apart to clean them frist. I found that on her gun where the guide rod contact the frame. That part of the frame have couple and random indentation mark of the from the guide rod(judging from the outline of indentation). Since we live in CA, that's the only one we can get. Other than those minor problems, we are pretty happy about the toy's. Now, here comes the tricky part. I found out that both gun flips quit a bit. We already have tungsten rod in them. What else can we do to cut the flips down? We used to shoot single stack 45 (Valtro), so controling recoil are not too big of a problems for us. Majority of our club members are using tungsten barrel(go heavy), but recently I know one of our member's tungsten sleeve have been shot out from the front due to the threads of the barrel could not take the punishment. Some other people in the nationl go with a lightened slide(light setup). But, one of our club member said that it flips even more. One thing that I know is that by lowering the frame into my hand will definitly reduce muzzle flip. Just like lower down a car can reduce the roll due to lower center gravity( I came from auto-racing background). Any one have any input about this topic. I need some help on go light or go heavy. Here's our background if it help you guys analysis. We only learn how to shoot since last year late March(basic hand gun safty, shooting .22 pistol......). We have joined USPSA since last August and we have been shooting L-10 with .45 Valtro( two matches + four practice per month). Now we are class C in L-10, I am about 55% and she is about 45%, after the Special Classified Score posted. We are now moving on to Limited. PS. We still love our Valtros. They are one of the best 45 on the market. If any of you have a chance to shoot one, go try it out. The club I shot at are one of the toughest club in the SF bay area. And I have places first one time and third two time so far with Valtros in L-10. The only thing we change are the recoil springs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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