Sunday, March 27, 2016

P250 two thousand round wrapup (pic heavy)

So the P250C in .380ACP has run through its full two thousand rounds. The gun hasn't physically loosened up enough to notice, and no parts fell off. Let's field strip it and see what it looks like.

I'll note that it got vile enough that I had to wipe the front sight blade so that the white dot & tritium vial were usable.

Rear frame rails, hammer, and slide stop are all visible here. Nothing showed any unusual wear in this area.

Front frame rails and the axle that the bottom barrel lug cams against. Everything's in order here, too, but filthy.

The underside of the slide, barrel, and recoil spring assembly. Pardon the slide looking bent; that's an artifact of the fact that the Nikon P7000 can get sketchy in the focus department while in macro mode unless the lens is at the widest angle setting.

 Muzzle crown is dirty... is the feed ramp and barrel hood.

The extractor claw was still good and the breechface was fine.

I'll clean it, lube it, and probably shoot it a little more before taking it to a class in April. Also thinking about frame stippling, and maybe a caliber exchange kit.

To recap the round count, the P250C .380 went through 2002 rounds without being cleaned or lubricated, with one failure to go completely into battery (#447) and one failure to fire (#1578). Ammo fired included the following brands of FMJ: TulAmmo, Fiocchi, Magtech, Sig Sauer, Remington, Federal, and Sellier & Bellot. Additionally, a few rounds of Hornady Critical Defense and Barnes TAC-XPD were fired, mostly for the chrono results.
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