Friday, September 02, 2016

Fifteen hundred plus

Wednesday morning was an indoor range session with another fifty rounds of Lucky Gunner's Remington 180gr FMJ and fifty of their Armscor 180gr FMJ. There were no malfunctions of any type to report.
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Went out to Atlanta Conservation Club with Mike Grasso Thursday morning to do a bit of shooting in the glorious Chamber of Commerce weather we finally got after a hot, rainy August that felt more Houston than Hoosier.

I finally shot some of that 180gr Remington FMJ over the chronograph. Despite all the flash and noise at the muzzle, the velocities were pretty tame, outrunning only the Prvi Partisan and American Eagle loads.
LO: 1050
HI: 1070
AV: 1059
ES: 20.15
SD: 6.24
While there, I also tried some of Sig Sauer's house brand .357SIG ammo through the Glock 32. I figured that since their name was on the cartridge, they might put a little extra sauce on it. Instead, it was loaded fairly mild, but extremely consistent.
LO: 1284
HI: 1307
AV: 1295
ES: 23.02
SD: 8.83
The Glock 20 experienced one failure to feed, on the thirteenth round of the day (#1,593 of the test)...

Again it was the third round in magazine number three. There is a pattern emerging. Also, as the gun has gotten dirtier, the light primer strike thing has really reared its ugly head.

There were four out of a hundred rounds fired yesterday, two with Remington UMC (#1,595, #1,628) and two with Armscor (#1,633, #1,640). When I tear this thing down in a couple hundred more rounds, the inside of the striker channel will be of special interest.

This makes 1680 rounds since the Glock 20 was cleaned or lubricated, with six failures to feed (#401, #454, #1,213, #1,297, #1,413, #1,593) and eight failures to fire (#598, #1,016, #1,029, #1,376, #1,595, #1,628, #1,633, #1,640). 320 rounds to go.