My brother was in town last week, so I took him shooting at the Palm Beach Shooting Center on Thursday. We brought along the Glock 17, 21 , 27, and 50 rounds each of 9mm, .45, and .40. I also got a chance to use a home-made point of view tripod for my camera. I took apart an old tripod, and with a nut and a washer, mounted it to the brim of an old hat. First up was the Glock 21. I fired 25 rounds total, in 5 round groups. Here are a couple pictures: Next, I shot 25 rounds of .40 through the Glock 27: And finally was the Glock 17: The Palm Beach Shooting Center:
Ok, so my 50 round SGM Tactical Glock drum magazine arrived on Monday, so I went to the shooting range Wednesday morning. I brought the Glock 17, Glock 21, and Glock 27. The main purpose of the trip was to try out the 50 round drum as well as the KCI ultra-hi-cap magazines I bought last month.
Here is a quick video of me un-boxing the drum magazine:
First up was the Glock 17 with the 50 round drum. I loaded a full 50 rounds into it, then shot five, ten round groups and took a picture after each group. The drum worked perfectly, and didn’t really effect the balance or handling of the gun too much. Here is a video of me shooting with the drum and pics of my targets after each grouping:
Next up was the Glock 21 with the KCI 27 round magazine. I only brought one box of .45, so I loaded the mag twice, each time with 25 rounds. This magazine also functioned perfectly. Here is a video of me shooting with the mag and a few pics of my targets:
And finally I shot the Glock 27 with the KCI 31 round magazine. This mag did give me some problems. No matter how hard I tried, I could only load 14 rounds into it. I was even using the Uplula mag loader. So, I loaded the mag with 14 rounds and shot until I used up all 50 rounds of .40 I brought with me. While shooting, I experienced two jams, where I had to stop shooting, remove the mag and clear the jam. I plan on disassembling the mag and removing and excess plastic flashing left from the molding process, which is a known problem with the Korean mags. I also read a tip online to tap or smack the bottom of the mag while loading it. Here’s a video of me shooting and some pics of my targets:
I just ordered one of these from Sportsmansguide.com yesterday. It’s a 50 round drum made for 9mm Glocks. With all the current anti-gun hype going on now, I thought it would be a good investment just in case a new “Assault Weapons Ban” passes. Here’s a pic and a couple of youtube videos:
I’ll post some pics and vids of my own, hopefully with a range report when it’s delivered.
I just received my delivery of two new ultra hi-cap Glock mags. I am on the mailing list for CDNN Investments because I have a C&R FFL on file with them. Last week they sent out an email showing they had two different Glock mags available for $30 each, so I bought one of each. They are both made by a company called “KCI” or “Khan”. I believe they are a contractor for the Asian military who makes aftermarket Glock magazines. I already had a 33 round 9mm mag for my Glock 17. The new mags are a 27 round .45 ACP mag for my Glock 21 and Glock 30, and a 31 round .40 mag for my Glock 27. I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet. I do have a small supply of ammo, but since it is impossible to find any ammo at local stores, I’ll probably wait until I can get stocked-up on more ammo before I head to the range again. As usual, here are some pics:
I was off on Monday, so I decided to take a trip to the Palm Beach Shooting Center. I brought along the Beretta Neos, Kel-tec P-3AT, and the Glock 17. I fired 50 rounds each in the Neos and Glock, and 25 rounds in the P-3AT. I experienced no malfunctions of any kind and was at the range for around 45 minutes.
First up was the Neos. It’s a good range gun, although it can get a little heavy after shooting for a while, especially if you have the 6″ barrel model like mine. The Neos is chambered in 22lr and has a 10 round magazine. Here are some pics and a video:
Up next was the Kel-tec P-3AT. I use to own one and sold it last year. This particular gun was purchased from a co-worker. This was my first time firing this gun. It’s very small and can be difficult to keep a good grip on. The recoil isn’t too bad and the trigger pull is fairly long, but smooth.
And finally, last but not least, was the Glock 17. In my opinion, the perfect range gun. It is definitely my favorite gun to take to the range. It’s just the right size and weight. I have a good set of fiber optic sights on it, and I really like Glock triggers in general.
See ya later!
Just bought this from a co-worker a few days ago. I use to own one of these as well as a Kel-Tec P-11. I ended up selling both of them in order to finance my Glock collection. Well, my co-worker bought a P-3AT and had too much difficulty pulling back the slide to chamber a round, so he offered it to me. Here are the gun’s specs right from the Kel-Tec website:
The P-3AT is a semi-automatic, locked breech pistol, chambered for the .380 Auto cartridge. It has been developed from our highly successful P-32 pistol with negligible increase in weight and size. The slidestop has been eliminated and the magazine capacity reduced to 6 rounds due to the larger cartridge. The firing mechanism is double action only. The magazine has a 6 round capacity. The KEL-TEC P-3AT is the lightest .380 Auto pistol ever made. Thanks to its locking dynamics and superior ergonometry, perceived recoil and practical accuracy are comparable to much larger guns. The P-3AT is mainly intended for plainclothes police officers as a secondary weapon, or for concealed carry by licensed citizens. The small grip size and light trigger pull make the P-3AT ideal for female shooters.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONSCalibers: .380 AUTO
Weight unloaded: 8.3 oz. 235g
Loaded magazine: 2.8 oz. 81g
Length: 5.2″ 132mm
Height: 3.5″ 89mm
Width: .77″ 20mm
Barrel Length: 2.7″ 68mm
Sight radius: 3.8″ 97mm
Muzzle Energy Max: 250ft-lbs 340J
Capacity: 6 + 1 rounds
Trigger Pull: 5 lbs 23N
The P-3AT has five main component groups: barrel, slide, firing mechanism, grip, and magazine. The barrel is made of SAE 4140 ordnance steel, heat treated to 48 HRC. The slide is also 4140 steel, and contains the firing pin and the extractor. The rectangular frame is machined from solid 7075-T6 aluminum and houses the firing mechanism. The trigger connects via a transfer bar to the hammer. The hammer is driven by a novel free floating extension spring. The light weight firing pin transmits the energy of the hammer to ignite the primer. After firing, the hammer block holds the hammer away from the firing pin, providing a mechanical safety.
Blued Finish $ 318.00
Parkerized Finish $ 361.00
Hard Chrome Finish $ 377.00
The last photo shows the gun in an Uncle Mike’s pocket holster. This gun is really designed for pocket-carry. It’s small, lightweight and very concealable.
I had a little free time this morning, so I decided to strip my Glock 27 and clean it in my ultrasonic parts cleaner I purchased at Harbor Freight Tools. I recorded three short videos detailing the process.
Video number one shows how to field strip the gun, then detail strip the slide. Begin by making sure your gun is empty and unloaded. Double-check, then check again. The last thing you need is a hole in your kitchen wall, or even worse: yourself!
After ensuring the gun is not loaded, pull the trigger and hold the slide slightly to the rear. While holding it rearward, depress the take-down tabs from both sides and pull the slide assembly forward off the frame. Remove the recoil assembly and barrel. Next, use a small screwdriver do depress the striker sleeve while sliding off the rear coverplate. Keep your thumb over the striker so it doesn’t go flying across the room. remove the striker assembly and the extractor plunger assembly. Depress the firing pin safety and remove the extractor.
Video number two shows how to take apart the striker assembly and the cleaning process. Take the striker assembly, stand it up and compress the spring in order to remove the two, very small striker cups. Then you can remove the spring and plastic sleeve. I placed all the loose parts into the ultrasonic cleaner’s basket and the put it into the cleaner with a mixture of hot water and a little Greased Lightning. This particular cleaner has a three minute cleaning cycle. When the cycle is done, rinse the parts and run them through again with clean water.
And finally, video number three shows the removal of parts from the cleaner and re-assembly of the gun. Re-assembly is basically the same as dis-assembly, but in reverse.
The Glock 27 is a great little gun. I carry it whenever I leave the house in my home made holster I made in this post.
Here are the Glock 27′s specs (borrowed from the Glock website):
The ultrasonic cleaner I got at Harbor Freight Tools was a great bargain. It was on sale for only $30 and I used a 20% off coupon to get it even cheaper. It’s just the right size for cleaning gun parts, and work great with hot water and Greased Lightning.