RANGE REPORT #7 for the CZ P-01 9mm
November 4, 2006
Reliability -- One jam (FTF) across 300 rounds fired, today. Total rounds fired to-date is now up to 2786 + 300 = 3086. Five failures in 3086 rounds, for a 99.84% reliability rate.
- Goal Today -- Limp-wrist day. Purposely attempt to jam the gun, to see how well it handles this problem.
- Initial Cleaning -- Full field strip and clean, then re-oil and re-grease with Militec-1. A drop of oil on the sear area and alongside the trigger "arms" inside the frame. A daub of grease on the slide rails. Left frame upside down for 10mins to "drain" the worst of the Militec, which seems to be an awfully thin oil ... as it loves to migrate. Spent awhile wiping up the excess. One drop in the sear area is too much. Hm. Ran a few patches through the barrel, then brass brush, then a couple patches. Lightly oiled with Militec. Took the microfiber cloth I'd been using to wipe up the oil and used it to wipe the feed lips and followers of all magazines. Squeaky clean.
- Shots -- 300 rounds of Remington/UMC 115gr FMJ range ammo, today. Limp-wristed about 80% of all shots, to see whether I could get anything to fail. Everything was at 50ft, today.
- Trigger Action -- Perfect, as always. It's a bit smoother than the last session, I think. Like as not, over the next 3000 rounds or so, I'll see the weight of the pulls ease up a bit. Should settle into a very nice groove.
- Ejection -- I swear that every casing is landing on top of the same 1' circle, every time. These things are really getting flung briskly & reliably. That's a good thing.
- Cycling -- Perfect, as always. Smooth rails, smooth feeding. Interesting how the Remington/UMC range rounds definitely feel a bit "grittier" during cycling than, say, last session's DoubleTap rounds. Since there are now zero issues with the gun, it's interesting to be able to feel these slight differences in the ammo.
- Aim -- At 50ft, slow/steady shots were mostly within a single hand span, and rapid-fire strings were within two hand spans. While limp-wristing ~80% of all shots. Not too shabby, for a little ol' 9mm.
- Jams/failures -- One, which I definitely caused via the purposeful limp-wrist goals of today's session. Probably shouldn't add this to the tally of failures (5 so far), but I will. That was the goal, to see if it could withstand deliberate non-concentration on grip strength, etc.
- Reliability -- 300 rounds today, added to the previous 2786 = 3086, with five failures, so 99.84% reliability. Which includes four issues that were induced. Pretty darned reliable.
- Magazines -- Well, in the 7 mags I brought to the range, I think they're beginning to feel easier to load the ammo into the mags. The springs might be starting to feel the pain of 3000+ rounds. After another few sessions (1500-2000 rounds or so), I'll go through all of the mags and replace the springs with the Wolff +5% units, as well as a couple of followers that don't seem to cycle as smoothly as the others.
- Cleaning after the Range -- Not yet, as tomorrow will likely include another session.
No photos today.
Heard from Kevin at K&D Holsters that the P01's Laredo Defender will soon be completed. As well, it will include a couple double-mag pouches.
BTW, I saw a gent with a KelTec S2000 9mm. It was quite the tack driver. He was punching nice, 2" diameter holes in the paper target at 50ft, with fairly quick strings of fire. Not a single jam, across what I would guess to be ~500 rounds while I was there. Very hot alongside the barrel. Light. Interesting little unit.