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Okay, guys, that Officer's Model I told y'all about months ago has recently passed the 350 round mark with no malfunctions using ball ammo. Tell ya the truth, I'm getting kinda fond of the little beast.

It's a little easier to carry then my full size 1911. It weighs more than my S&W Bodyguard, but holds six or seven. I haven't tried it past 10 yards, but like the little J frames, I don't think that is what they are meant for. The sights sure enable a good sight picture at that distance, and the trigger, though heavy at a guesstimated 6 pounds breaks clean with no creep and no overtravel, so a 25 yard shot might be possible, but...

I know I am giving up some velocity, but 230 grains of hardball even at 700 or 750 oughta get the job done, don't you think? At least if I put my shots in the right place.

A previous owner had one of those HUGE go-pedal safties on it (which I replaced) and I also put a short trigger on it. The grip safety I'm pretty sure is aftermarket (beavertail with a speed bump), and someone in it's past has removed the Series 80 safety, plunger and all.

I guess what I'm saying is, I think I'm gonna put this in carry rotation, despite my previous bad feelings about the little monster (it does kick a mite). This one has proven me wrong...AGAIN!
 

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Charlie Petty said:
put another zero on that number and report back... :wink:
I'm not sure I can count that high! :lol:

I do understand, Charlie. I swear I can't wrap my head around how they got the little sonofagun (sorry) to work at all, given the short slide/increased slide velocity, etc.

But, work it does. At least for now. I did dump the dual recoil spring for a 21 lb single recoil spring from Wilson's. Works great, but I'll probably have to change that out fairly regularly.

I will keep you posted, and if she starts choking on me, I'll take my lumps like a man. :headbonk:
 
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