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Monday, April 23, 2012

Kool-Aid Problems.... Sigh.

First congratulations to my new shooters in basic pistol class and the same to my CCH students this weekend!  

So, the new spare Smith and Wesson Military and Police VTAC 9mm Pistol  9mm bullet hose threw up its front fiber optic after 300 rounds. I check the older one and well, the results were less than pleasing:
















It started to remove itself after some range time as well. The new pistol? The slide was shipped to S&W on their dime. It arrived today back at the factory. We shall see what the turnaround is. VTAC sells these sights aftermarket for 240 bucks. American. I find this failure rate totally unacceptable. And of course, I am scheduled to be in a "tactical pistol" class this Friday. I think I will attempt some Cyanoacrylate-fu on this one. I have nothing to loose. Anyone have any other suggestions to get this optic back in the front sight? 

Sigh.... I will of course now take an old friend with me for backup:













On the other hand, I did go to the secure FedEx facility today and pick this up:













500 rounds of M1 Carbine food for my curmudgeon, 200 rounds of M1 Garand food for my M1. 

I hope everyone has a great week! 

12 comments:

  1. My Remington 1100 Tactical has a fiber-optic front sight that just snaps in. It came with replaceable plastic bits in different colors. I don't see how something that snaps in can withstand the pounding it gets, so I keep them out of the gun and in their little plastic bag.
    It's moot, actually, as I turned it into a slug gun with a rifled barrel and a Nikon scope last year.

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    1. drjim, Yeah, I would say its moot!

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  2. I never liked plastic sights. Drifted/soldered black or night sights for me!
    But, I'm old (fashioned) :-)

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    1. Guffaw, I'm thinking all of this tacticool stuff is a problem in the making.

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  3. Can't help you:) But that "food" looks mighty yummy.

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  4. Which reminds me, I need to check and see if it's time to order food.

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    1. PH- Food goes rather quickly around here!

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  5. Keads - i just saw that you had left a msg of support for my friend on our blog! i don't comment here often but i do always read - imagine how shocked i am to have noticed that i don't have you listed in our blogroll - please understand that oversight! which will be promptly fixed. i will also follow your blog - but i don't really use the follow thing - i have all of my faves saved in book marks and check them daily!

    thank you so much eh?

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. kymber, you are welcome my friend!

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    2. Kymber', he is an extremely kind, generous and supportive person. Not surprised at all:)

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    3. Agirl, Thanks for the kind words! I will be over here in the corner blushing.

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