Sunday, 29 November -0001 16:00

Glock 19c ports vs Magnaported Glock 43

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I got a request for some comarison pics of my Magnaported Glock 43 with my Glock 19c. But first, just a few words about the 19c. Despite hearing many times that they are discontinued they are not. In fact, Glock just released a batch of them for this year's "Glock Summer Special"



A few words about my Glock 19c. It is a Gen4 and is made in the U.S.A. It is noteworthy that it is the only Glock that I have ever owned or shot (a lot) that I have ever had problems with. Now, I will caveat this with the fact that I was using very old factory target ammo that is not exactly known for being high powered (i.e. cheap). I am talking about a few failures in the first 100 rounds or so. I am pleased to say that after 300+ rounds, it runs like a champ. However, it is very out of the ordinary so noteworthy. I know that over the 19c's iterations that they now make a cut into the top of the hood  - we know there had to be a reason for it. But, it is only one example, so take it for what it is worth. 

And now the requested pics:


Notice how big the Glock slide ports are (right) compared to Magnaport's (left)
Glock 43 Magnaport vs Glock 19c



Comparison of the barrel ports vs slide ports (19c top, 43 bottom)


Notice the top of the barrel. The 19c (top) has a cut in the middle of the hood


Top 19c - the barrel port is so much smaller than the slide port

Friday, 02 June 2017 15:40

Glock 43? Let's MagnaPort it!

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Somebody asked me how I liked my Glock 43, which was purchased as a summer carry/backup. I absolutely love the size and the quality. Slap a Taran extension mag plate and it is a perfect size.
What I was not super impressed with is the trigger and the muzzle flip. To be honest, I would rather shoot any of the micro-9mm's over it or even my Glock 27.

They really didn't do any work on the connector and the small space changed the geometry enough to impact it negatively. I also installed the Taran connector, and while cleaner it didn't make much of a difference on that initial take up. Even after a quick call and polishing out some of the surfaces leads to an trigger not as nice as say a (gasp) Shield or XDS. But, it is doable, and I see that Lone Wolf now has theirs out.

The little pistol flips a surprising amount in my hand. Again more than some of the competitors including the P938. I fixed that though.

MagnaPort did a spectacular job!! The recoil is negligible - it shoots like a 19 now. The cuts are clean and the blast is vented WELL away from the pistol and the sights.
I also own a 19c and to be honest -  MagnaPort does a much better job.

With some night sites it will make a great summer/backup pistol.


Thursday, 01 June 2017 11:50

Range time with the CZ P10

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The CZ P10 has generated a lot of buzz. I am a long-time CZ fan and I was surprised to see them out as I have only seen a handful of P-01 Omegas and they were introduced and displayed at SHOT 2016. However, folks do appear to be getting P10's so I guess that their Glock 19 competitor  is where their focus is. Shouldn't be too surprising since the Glock 19 is their best seller. But I digress. I had high hopes for the P10 but being a Glock "knockoff" (as some are calling it) I wasn't sure of what to expect. 


Lots of write ups and videos have been done on the pistols details so I will just give my impressions:

First and foremost is a straight shooter - very accurate out of the box. Very easy for anyone used to striker pistols to pick up and shoot.

Build quality of the pistol is very good. I have always been impressed with CZ's QC. The only very minor exceptions are mentioned below.

The grip fits the hand ergonomically and the trigger is very good - think 3.5# connector-ish with a slightly stronger initial pull (but nowhere as heavy as say a NY1 trigger spring).

Gone is the classic Glock "sproing" when firing! Also, the reset is an almost instant click (for those focusing on this feature).


Recoil is negligible, not that a 19 has recoil, but I would rather shoot a P10 all day over a 19. VERY comfortable to shoot. 


The only negatives I potentially saw...

The rear grip is sharper than I expected. Not bad, but noticeable. Similar to the FNX back panel that I never use.The range gun didn't have the option to switch it out.  

I didn't have a Glock to hold side-by-side but the P10 does seem marginally bigger. I know that they are supposed to take the same holsters, so maybe that is because the P10 sides are not flat. I wish I had a holster on me to try. I wonder if it will conceal as well as a 19/23/32.


I know that recoil spring assembly (RSA) has little function other than to keep the spring properly "guided" (straight), but every semi-auto has one and they are all pretty much the same. The P10 RSA is a plastic captured unit with a flat spring. Spring was pretty much on par but the guide rod felt cheap. The end on the range pistol was a little chewed up. Cosmetic-only but stuck out on a range pistol only out for less than a week. I regret not getting a picture of it, but if I did you see how minor of a complaint it is.

Perhaps the guide rod was a victim of improper re-assembly which leads me to my next observation - the guide rod notch on the barrel. It is very small and it would be easy to attempt to assemble it with it off. I did a get a picture of it, and it looks pretty good, but the rod doesn't positively snap-in like my other striker pistols. However, it's not bad as say a S&W 3rd gen where if you weren't careful you could launch the non-captured rod and spring across the range.


Anyway, those are minor points - overall this is a great pistol and I think that CZ has a winner! I am definitely getting one, right after my P-01 Omega :)


Obligatory pics:



Wow. It looks like the CA DOJ has modeled their "assault weapons" guidelines off of the NFA. Engraved with a CA specific SN? That is insane. 
This is exactly the type of thing that gun owners complain about regarding gun control legislation - it NEVER ends. You may have been legal during the last two assault weapon bans, and even complied with the ridiculous requirements like the gun being on the "safe to own exclusively in CA list" and the bullet button ban rendering mag changes impossible without a tool but ... how about "featureless" rifles? .... but .... engraving!!  

and there is NEVER and end to the anti-gunners' "but..." part. There will always be one more thing. 

Anyway, here is a link to well-written article which also includes a picture of the new application:




Monday, 01 May 2017 12:47

2017 Kahr Instructor Pricing now available

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The Kahr Arms Pricing and order form is now online.

I was hoping that they still had the 1927A1's still available, but they have not for awhile. I just kind of want one :)
Pricing on the "value series" is very nice. Pricing on the P's has held for quite a few years, which is nice.



Tuesday, 04 April 2017 14:27

2017 CZ and Dan Wesson now available

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I have received many requests for this and got it today. I will warn you though, last year I inquired on a number of products and was told that the only thing readily available for the program were P07's and P09's due to demand. It looks like this year the program reflects this. There are no CZ75 variants listed. :(

And before anyone asks, also removed: Scorpion EVO pistol, and definitely no P10. 


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