Since my TP9V2 is out of action, waiting for RSA from Century, took out my EAA Witness for a range trip. Since I pretty much have my M&P shooting tight groups, I figured it's time to get used to my Witness. It is a 4.9" barrel so the sight radius is much the same as the M&P. Different from the M&P is that, it's a SA/DA hammer fired gun and the slide inside frame rails which makes the recoil impulse different. So far, it is just as dependable as my other guns. Shot aluminum cased Federal today without issues. Had more flyers than I would like at 10 yards, so it will be a point in my next range trips to shoot this more. Overall, I really like this gun, and for $270 purchase price it was well worth it. Below are some of the targets from 10 yards, 20 rounds each, 2x10.
On the front sight perspective, the real earlier versions of the V2 do have a pinned front sight. Canik later production models have dove tailed and will fit a S&W front sight, I think in Sooch's videos of the V2 his has the pinned front sight version. Not exactly sure when the change happened. There are still some places have the V2, just harder to find.
wogdog2 what trigger is in your 2.0? apex? how does it compare to the canik tp9 series in break and reset?
Yes, it is a Apex trigger system kit. I didn't care for the hinged trigger too much, even though it wasn't bad. The break is about the same as my TP9V2 in single action mode, but the reset is much shorter than either the stock trigger and my Canik. I also took off the safety, got the safety delete pieces for the frame free from Smith and Wesson. To me it made a big difference, was able to move my grip higher without the safety in the way.
Went back to the range today. Put a few rounds through my P09 22lr, Beretta 92S and my M&P. Moved the target out to 15 yards for the M&P, kept it at 10yds on the others. Didn't quite do as well at 15yds, was breaking my right wrist down a lot more, not as steady. Some target porn below.
This is my P09 22lr Kadet kit installed, idk if I will ever put my .40 slide back on it, lol. The only bad thing is the 22lr kit has blacked out sights. At 10 yards.
This is with my Beretta 92S, 20rounds at 10yds, another pistol with really weak sight picture. Put some nail polish on the front sight nub, if anyone else has the 92S knows what I mean by front sight nub.
So today, moved the target to 15 yards with my 2.0, not quite as good tight groups. These were all aimed for bullseye, way too many flyers, but wasn't as steady as yesterday. From now on, I will put the target at 15 yards with this gun, once if I can steadily get good groups will move back to 20 yards. Gives me a goal to work on. 20 rounds at each target.
It's just the spring, the guide rod seems to be fine. I don't see anyway to dismantle the guide rod to get just the spring out. I have another pistol that the guide rod end opens to take off the spring.
This morning I went to the range, it was sort of a mistake. I didn't realize that everybody would be there shooting their Christmas gifts. After a 30-45 min wait I finally got a lane. Lately I have been spending my range time using the 22 conversion kit for my P09, have close to 800 rounds through it in total. After shooting my 22, I was planning on putting a box of 9mm through my V2, but quit after 20 due to a recoil spring issue. To finish out the box, I got my S&W 2.0 out and shot 3 magazines with 10 rounds each to finish out the box of 50. I don't know what it was, but it turned out to be a very good shoot with my 2.0, I hope I can keep it up. The target below is what I shot, it was at 10 yards with 10 shot groups, was a little off on the lower right hand dot. I hope everyone else is enjoying their holidays and is safe.
Today I went to the range with my V2, noticed right off that it wasn't acting right. It was cycling okay, but the recoil impulse seemed a little harsh. So I just finished the mag off and packed it up. When I got home and broke down the gun, the RSA just kind of slid out, no tension to hold it in. I knew this day was coming, after purchasing it in February I have put a few thousand rounds through it. After searching the site, I still don't know definitively what other manufacturer's recoil spring will work with the TP9V2 or will I have to bite the bullet and pay Century's $16.95 shipping fee to order one off them?
EDIT!!: I visited Century Arms page, they have lowered their shipping so $16.95 plus $4.99 shipping and tax for the spring, so a grand total of 23.00 gets me a replacement. It would still be nice to know if a P99 RSA or a S&W M&P 4" RSA would work in a pinch.
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2017 16:23:37 GMT -6 by wogdog2
Good year, the guns do add up over a year's time. Now to keep them in ammo, lol. I was thinking of thinning my collection out, but each gun I have, I have put a lot of thought into acquiring. I think I will just have to keep to admire and not shoot much.
I have the R1S, ran about $525 after the Remington $100 rebate. I did spring for a set of hogue grips, because it got slippery during the summer in a hot indoor range. I am looking at adding either a RIA or ATI commander also.
Congrats on the DA. I was also a long time between purchases back in Feburary was the first gun I purchased in 15 plus years. My TP9V2 was my first automatic, before that I had only revolvers. The DA is a good choice and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy the V2.
The ATI 1911 .45 are made in the Philipines also, they tend to run the cheapest. RIA are decent, a good thing about a 1911, as long as the barrel lock up is tight is that upgrade parts are plentiful. As far as trigger kits, springs, and magazines.
A good quick way to tell a newer version from the older version on the V2 is, the front sight is pinned on the older production V2, the newer production will be dove tailed in. On the price $349-$399 is what they sold for new, still can find on some web sites in stock. The DA is going for the same prices and it's in stock online easier to find.
I think if you are shooting left, need to drift sight to the left. Other possibilities according to my diagnostic targets are, if low left too mauch trigger squeeze, if straight left too little or much trigger finger.
I felt bad paying the $600 my R1S, but omg 10k for a 1911! Here is a link for if you ever hit the Lottery jackpot: cabotgun.com/ and I know they would never let me touch one, would leave drool stains all over one. , Edit: For you Lefties they have a couple left handed 1911's at a bargain price of 4k.