Decided on the Buck Mark
Well, I decided to go with the Buck Mark (I got the “Camper” model) and I really like it. I put 50 rounds of Federal 510B and 50 rounds of Remington Golden Bullet thru it with one misfire from a Federal round and no failures from the pistol itself.
A couple of things:
1. I am going to need to paint the front sight white so that I can see it better.
2. The cleaning instructions only have you cleaning the barrel and the breach face. Well, I decided to remove the grip panels to get the oil and dirt that was on and around the top of the grips. Low and behold, as soon as I removed the grips, all these small parts (magazine release and spring, slide stop, etc…) just started falling to the floor around my feet! Apparently the grips are used to hold these parts on the pistol. I will need to take some time to figure out the “best” way for me to clean it without losing anything. I just can not see myself allowing the “crud” to build up under the grip panels.
So far I like! It is comfortable and shoots real nice. It is more accurate than I am and will do fine for training, plinking and even small game at close range.