Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sig Sauer SP2022 and EDC

I'm considering trying my SP2022 for everyday carry.  I need to find magazine base plates that are less prominent, though.  There's one video on YouTube that states CZ P-07 magazine bast plates will fit, but I can't find any place that sells them, so I tried the base plates of all the current guns in my safe and found one that fits!  Which is it?  The Ruger SR9C's base plates fit almost perfectly.  Glock base plates will also fit but the hole is in the wrong spot.

I now need to find a place that sells SR9C mag base plates, then I need to order a holster shell from Alien Gear so I can give carrying a try.

This gun is about as big as I'm willing to carry.  It has a 3.9" barrel, but is rather thick.  The only way to determine how well it'll carry is to try to carry it.

UPDATE:  I can't find ANY SR9 mag base plates on sale.  My fall-back plan is the Glock base plates...I've found a pack of 6 for $40.  Yes, this is rather expensive but I don't think they're cheap knock-off Chinese manufactured parts, either.  I'd have to drill new holes into them, as well, which I don't have a problem doing.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Grand Power P11 - One Thousand Rounds Shot Through The Barrel

I've now shot over one thousand rounds through the Grand Power P11.  It's about time, too, as I've had the gun right at two years now.

How's the wear/tear?  Here's a video showing the internals.



Some other things relating to this firearm:

Someone thought that because my P11 didn't have a decocker, it was a Mk7.  Mk12s were first produced without decockers.  They are now sold with decockers but a Mk12 can either have a decocker or not.

Secondly, I've asked Grand Power and Eagle Imports if decockers can be retrofitted to those Mk12s that were sold without decockers.  I didn't get an answer but found it on their forums here.  Apparently, GP/EI doesn't want to deal with possible legal issues if someone buys the parts from the manufacturer, doesn't install them correctly, and later experiences an unintentional discharge.  If that's the case, they shouldn't want ANYONE messing with the internals...no one at all, yet they encourage people to do complete tear-downs of the firearm in every other case.  If they're that afraid of legal trouble, make the process stupid-simple for some parts.  Beretta sells decockers on the side for their PX4 Storms knowing that everyday people will install them at home.  Beretta is a far bigger business than Grand Power and have much more to lose when it comes to lawsuits, yet Beretta empowers people to customize their handguns.  Glock does this as well, as does Ruger and Sig Sauer and Walther...and I can go on and on.

I do not believe in the black box mentality when it comes to such things.  That means you'll always be totally dependent upon the maker when it comes to asking a bit more of your firearm.

This pains me greatly because I've trained myself around the GP P11.  That training was HARD work.  As well, I'd grown fond of Grand Power and had planned on getting a P1.  I still could (and a new P1 would have the decocker I'm asking for), but this is more about principles.  Not offering parts for fear of lawsuits...that's a cop out if I've ever heard one.  I've heard such crap before in non-free states.

Because of this, I think I'm going to look at options to replace my P11.  Some of you may think that this is a trivial thing and that it's being blown out of proportion.  IMO, there's a bit of a Liberal scent to what GP stated (the "protect them from themselves and us" mentality).

So, I'm either going to start the process of making my P11 a safe queen and switching to a different EDC.  I could even get a PX4 Storm Compact like I initially planned (and even sell the P11 to finance the Beretta).