Monday, May 02, 2016

A Snag...

Sunday morning at the range with the Steyr C9-A1 and one hundred rounds of CCI Blazer Brass 115gr FMJ. I like the way the pistol handles, and I'm growing accustomed to the trigger, but I have to say that this was the point where the love affair was threatened by a string of failures to extract.

 Round #34 of the day (#234 of the test)

 Round #66 of the day (#266 of the test)

Round #76 of the day (#276 of the test)

I was uncomfortably reminded of Todd Green's Rule of Commonness: "Uncommon guns are uncommon for a reason."

I wish manufacturers would make up their mind where "3 Dot" sights are going to shoot. Some shoot to the dot, some shoot to the top of the front blade. The Steyr's three dot sights would appear to shoot to the top of the front blade at seven yards. The ninety rounds in the upper hit box were all fired holding the dot on roughly the bridge of the bad guy's nose. Also, since when did terrorists get such baller taste in guns? No ratty Kalashnikov clone for this guy; he has an FN SCAR!

This makes 300 rounds fired through the Steyr C9-A1 without cleaning or lubing, with one failure-to-fire (#8), three failures to extract (#234, #266, #276), and one failure to go completely into battery (#116). 1,700 rounds left to go.