Range Report: Taurus 24/7 Pro 45acp.
So, my five days were finally up(permit still pending), and I was able to bring home the new addition. Got home, packed the car up, and headed to the range.
Before any shots were fired I went ahead and broke down the weapon for inspection, cleaned the bore, wiped down eveything else, and lubed her up. Time for the fun part!
Got her loaded up.. Holy heck, them mag springs are strong! Decided not to force it and downloaded the mags down to 10 rnds, and go to work.
First shots were pathetic. From 10 of my strides/paces(I'm 6'3" for reference) I actually missed the target a few times and the groups were'nt looking pretty. Gun shot well, but being a 1911 guy, I could see the much firmer striker fired SA pull was gonna take some getting used to. Also, the amount of recoil really took me by suprise. On a few lax shots my arms actually lifted a few inches from the jolt of the recoil. I guess with all the advantages of these modern featherweight tupperware guns, there has to be a few disadvantages.
Gun ran great, and felt great and I really started to get a feel for where I needed to be on the trigger, and so the groups really started to improve. At first, I was shooting quite low and to the left. No biggie, between mags I loosed up the rear sight with the supplied allen key and drifted the sight over ever so slightly. Yahtzee. Still low but hitting square now. At that time I also broke her down again, cleaning the bore again as well, and continued to shot a few more mags. Then it happened...
Failure to feed. Round went straight into the feed ramp and locked the slide up. Could have been a round I didn't load rinto the mag right, a limp wrist(I was actually feeling some discomfort at this point in time because of just how snappy the gun was) or maybe just the mags are still to tight and need some time to wear in a bit. By this time I had roughly +/- 100 rounds through the gun with no other issues.
Overall I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. Granted I did have 1 issue. But, I'm gonna dock myself this one time and chalk it up to user error. I can easliy see how myself getting more comfortable with the gun and quickly shooting at multiple targets could have allowed myself to limp wrist, and with the combination or those very strong mag springs, caused the feed issue. All in all I shot 138 catridges which consisted of 50 Magtech FMJ, and 88 Remington JHP. :hand10:
Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure..
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/Neilly/img155.jpgThe Crossbreed. :bier::hand10:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/Neilly/img150.jpg My best group at 10 paces.