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awpk03s
12-07-2010, 20:12
This past weekend, I took advantage of a cold wintry day and went to my local indoor range - taking advantage of a gift certificate from my lovely wife.

The first pistol I shot was my Nighthawk Enforcer Recon. I fired 150 rounds through it to test for accuracy, function, and reliability. As this is primarily a home defense and nightstand pistol, I did all test firing with my Surefire X300 mounted on the light rail.

Ammo Used:
Winchester White Box 230gr FMJ - Performed flawlessly with all mags.
Federal 230gr FMJ - Performed flawlessly with all mags.
Winchester Ranger 230gr +P JHP - Performed flawlessly with all mags.
Double Tap 230gr Gold Dot - Performed flawlessly with all mags.
Double Tap 200gr Gold Dot - Performed flawlessly with all mags.

Magazines Used:
- Nighthawk 8 Round Blue Mags, mfg by ACT. These were flawless.
- Nighthawk 8 Round Stainless Mags. These performed fine, but did not lock the slide back on an empty mag.
- Wilson 47D. These were flawless.

Here's a photo of the target. 100 rounds at 10 rounds offhand. Overall I am very pleased with this pistol. Accuracy is quite good, and more than acceptable for my uses. Flawless reliability is what I expected, and received.
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/mba656/guns/DSC03051.jpg

Next gun I shot was my Nighthawk Heinie Tactical Carry pistol.

Ammo Used:
- Winchester White Box 230gr FMJ - Performed flawlessly with all mags.
- Federal 230gr FMJ - Performed flawlessly with all mags.
- Winchester Ranger 230gr +P JHP - Performed flawlessly with Wilson Mags, and Nighthawk blued mags. The Nighthawk SS mags failed to feed the last round on ONE instance.
- Double Tap 230gr Gold Dot - Performed flawlessly with Wilson Mags, and Nighthawk blued mags. The Nighthawk SS mags failed to feed the last round on ONE instance.
- Double Tap 200gr Gold Dot - Performed flawlessly with Wilson Mags, and Nighthawk blued mags. The Nighthawk SS mags failed to feed the last round on ONE instance.

Magazines Used:
- Nighthawk 8 Round Blue Mags, mfg by ACT. These were flawless.
- Nighthawk 8 Round Stainless Mags. These performed fine, did lock back on empty, however with hollowpoints did not feed the final round on one instance with 3 separate mags.
- Wilson 47D. These were flawless.

Here's a shot of the targets. Both were at 10 yards, offhand. The one on the left is with 50 hollowpoints, the one on the right is 100 FMJ.
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/mba656/guns/DSC03050.jpg

Last up was my Ruger Bisley Blackhawk Convertible in 45LC/45ACP. I set up a target at 25 yards and loaded the 45ACP cylinder, and proceeded to fire most of a box of Blazer 230gr FMJ. Next I switched back to 45LC and did most of a box of Remington 250gr LRN. Again at 25 yards offhand.
The 45ACP target is on the left, 45LC on the right.
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/mba656/guns/DSC03052.jpg

I have to admit after all the 1911 shots, by the time I got to the Ruger, my hands were a little shaking and I think my accuracy suffered. Plus being an indoor range, it was not that well lit, and at 25 yards my black sights lined up on a mostly black target - gave me some problems.

To round out the day, I took a random shot target (I was out), and flipped it over, put a dot in the middle and sent it back down to 25 yards. I then shot 14 rounds of DoubleTap 300 grain +P XTP hollowpoints. These rounds make this revolver a real cannon. Flames burst out of the end of the 5.5" barrel and the recoil was harsh, but manageable for hunting.
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/mba656/guns/DSC03054.jpg

All in all - a good day! Enjoy!

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/mba656/guns/DSC03056.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/mba656/guns/DSC03057.jpg

upnover97
12-07-2010, 20:44
looks like a good day to me!

38 Super Fan
12-07-2010, 23:07
Good looking guns.:cool:

Zombie Steve
12-08-2010, 00:12
Something about touching off a 300 grain bullet from a a .45 Colt...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x214/sbecht/DSCF2286.jpg

:thumbsup:

steve1911
12-08-2010, 00:54
Nice!


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G26S239
12-08-2010, 01:43
That is a real nice set of 45s you have. :thumbsup:

bac1023
12-08-2010, 07:06
Very nice Ruger and Nighthawks. :thumbsup: