So early this afternoon, I step out onto my deck and literally trip over a box that had been set there without my knowledge by UPS.
Some watchdog I have, right?
I open the box, and I find a ton of bubble wrap around...a smaller box. I open that and it's filled with styrofoam peanuts. Digging through that, I find more bubble wrap.
I'm getting pissed now.
I slice all of the tape holding that together, and I find this:
Heck, I remember that pistol. It's my Argentine Colt Sistema Model 1927. The last time I saw it, it looked like this:
I sent it out in March for some work. That would be March of 2010. It's been gone thirteen months (don't get me started on that) but now it's back. And now it has a new deep charcoal parkerizing that's still seeping oil, a Wilson Combat ambidextrous safety, Trijicon night sights, and a trigger that breaks like a fine glass rod.
I'm liking this.
Quickly I grabbed a bag of ammo and my range bag and I headed off to the range for a test.
The plus side: It ran flawlessly, and it doesn't group--it just makes ragged multi-round holes in the target. Wow.
The downside: It's shooting a bit high. Not high enough to miss center mass on the evil-doers, but just high enough to keep me from using it for pistol matches or classes where the shooting has to be precise. I'll have to see if I can't get a taller front sight. Also, it's not ejecting the magazines with any real force. When I hit a mag release, I want to hear that mag hitting the ground every time. But that should be an easy fix.
Overall, color me happy with the pistol.
Now as for the watchdog...