I took the newly acquired 44 Magnum out for the innaugural spin today, using old bowling pins as targets. From 20 yards, I was 6 for 6 hits with my first cylinder. Much to my surprise, it shot rather softly and was dead nuts accurate. Man, that thing makes a boom. On about my 5th cylinder, the shell ejector assembly went flying through the air. The screw that holds it on came out and I lost it. The rest of the assembly was all together, so I'm taking it tomorrow to a gunsmith to fit another screw and see if he can make sure it doesn't come out again. Bummer, but man this gun shoots GREAT!!!!
I spent a lot of time with my SP101 .357 and my S&W 442 today as well. 20 yards and tearing the bowling pins up with them. I had replaced the hammer spring in my SP101 with a Wolff 10 pound spring and I had no issues at all. I put about 100 through it. I put about 50 through my 442 (replaced hammer and trigger return springs in it with a Wolff shooters pack) and its just awesome. No issues and smooth as silk. That gun feels like an extension of my arm. Dead on accurate from 20 yards hitting a 5" steel spinner plate with regularity.
My RIA 1911, today, I could not hit the side of a barn with it. I have no clue as to why. From 10 yards I could wear out a bowling pin with it but any further away than that and nothing. My Bersa Thunder 9 uc took me a magazine to warm up with and then I was hitting with it regularly.
Oddly enough, the revolvers were dean on, even the one I'd never shot before. The semis, a mixed bag. Go figure. I can't wait to get my 44 fixed...I took to it like a fish takes to water.