Originally Posted by az5591
Thanks, it is examples like yours that keep me optimistic. I am glad yours is working so well.
I am in Broomfield and have heard about Left Hand Canyon but not been able to determine exactly where it is to go shoot. Would you mind sharing directions? Usually head to an indoor range in Aurora or outside up above and north of Blackhawk.
Have you torn your gun apart and removed the firing pin mechanism to make sure it wasn't full of gunk and grease? I also saw some people post that their little plastic guide that holds the firing pin/spring/retainer all together was broken or cracked which may cause some light strikes?!?
I am on a waiting list for a club in Longmont called Trigger Time. They have short pistol ranges and 100 yard rifle ranges indoors. They also do a competition 2 gun combat league on Thursdays so it sounds fun!!
Before Lefthand I was going down to Cherry Creek state park. Thats a great range too IMO. You have to pay $9 for a carload of people to get into the park then once at the range it's $15 per person but you have use to the pistol range, rifle range, and the shotgun range and you can stay ALLL day
As for Lefthand... That can be tricky as there is a lot of National Forrest up there which is perfect to shoot on, but there is also a lot of private property and it's not ok to shoot on private property. If you google maps The Greenbriar hotel that will take you right close to Lefthand Canyon road and I normally head up the canyon for 15-20 miles and find a 4x4 trail to head off on. The take a 4x4 trail back a ways till you find a good safe natural backstop and have some fun. When you get in the canyon at first you may see or hear a range thats not far up... I try to avoid that as thats where there always seems to be an incident of some sort.
My only time to shoot right now is on the weekends with the sun setting earlier and earlier. Unless you know an indoor range that does not require a membership and stays open till 7 or 8. I also race R/C cars and have a race this Saturday in Colo Springs so this weekend, Sunday is my only shooting day.
I would like to meet up with some other folks and see if they have problems with my XDS or if I have problems with theirs. I am pretty much at the point that I feel mine is problem free (650 rounds 7 people) and if someone new was to shoot it and have an issue I would assume the gun just isn't right for them. I do have a bitone and have noticed the slide is quite a bit smoother to feel than the black slide of my XDm or XDSC. I wonder if the black needs more lube than the bitone??