Love living outside the city but it is a PIA to get to the range now.
I finally got the chance to take my 2 news guns to the range today.
First up was the Sig 238 in .380ACP
Very happy to say it as flawless thru 150 rounds of FMJ (Winchester & Federal) and 35 rounds of Winchester STHP. The STHP will be my carry round. The gun worked from round one with no issues. I used the 6 round factory mag and a Colt Mustang mag I picked up at a gun show. The Colt is a 7 round mag with a finger extension, makes holding the gun much easier as the pinky hangs off on the 6 rd mag. Accuracy was very good.
The gun shoots very softly and rapid follow up shots are very easy. The over sized sights make it all that much easier.
I know .380 is not everybody's cup of tea but for the trade off in size and weight it is worth it IMO. Anybody who favors the 1911 manual of arms and wants a very small gun to conceal would be well served with this gun. It just "feels" like a quality gun when shooting it. I might pick up a 2nd one next year.
Next up was the Regent 1911
This was not a successful as I had hoped
it would be. Thru 220 rounds of 230Gr FMJ ammo (Winchester, Federal, American Eagle) and 10 different mags (Kimber Pro Tac, Wilson ETM, Wilson 47, ACT and Ed Brown) I had 12-14 FTFs. Slide just not closing fully on the round. Happened with almost all the mags but was worse with the Ed Brown mags. I really have had great service from the Brown mags on all my other 1911s
The gun shot well and no doubt will be a very serviceable 1911 once this is resolved. It shoots accurately( GI sights suck though!) and cycles well. Trigger pull and reset was good as well. I am going to try a 18lb recoil spring in place of the 16lb it has now. It that does not correct the issue then I will move onto the extractor.
Not regretful that I bought it, just that it did not work out of the box. Not an 1911 expert at all but I have been around enough of them to know this is not a serious issue with this gun, it just needs a TLC to get it running.
Also fired 50 rounds thru the .38 Super
(I did take out the flat trigger and put the normal one back in before shooting it)
All I can say is that the marriage of the .38 Super round and the 1911 was divinely inspired. I have a .45ACP 1911 on layaway now, after that my next will be in .38 Super without a doubt. What a combo they make.
I would prefer a .45ACP for defensive purposes but for plain ole shooting I do enjoy the .38 Super more. I think it is a perfectly adequate defensive round as well.
On the way home stopped at a gun store, almost caved in and bought a new 1911. A Kimber TLE/RL Pro in stainless, no ideal why but I like the look of that stubby slide with the rail on it
I was good and walked away...
They had one of the Ruger ($719) and the Desert Eagle 1911 ($779). Both seemed very nice but those prices seem like something I could beat at a local show so I will wait.
If thing go as planned this weekend when I go to San Antonio I will get a new 1911, sorta of anyways. Let me just say I have not seen one of them on here yet....I will post about that if it occurs wen I get back.