Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #88...
The construction method has a very volkspistole vibe to it. It uses as many manufacturing shortcuts as you can without going all the way to a simple cast pot-metal slide and straight blowback operation. It's got heavy-gauge stamped slide with a separate pinned-in breechblock, a la the classic P-series SIGs, except this breechblock appears to be a casting? Or maybe a big chunk of MIM? Two piece barrels are nothing new, turning up in everything from classic High Powers to new Springfield 1911s, but this one has a three-piece affair, with the barrel pressed into a locking block and then a feed ramp affixed to that assembly.
It's the next step down the road from the Sauer SIGs, through the Glock, and now to this. I'm going to shoot it and see if it breaks.
*If anybody's dying for a two-tone SP2022 with factory nights, it's probably in the showcase at Premier Arms even as I type this. One owner, only a hundred rounds!