put the slightly modified mount on the pistol, and headed to the range. i tested SEVERAL features today.
only shot about 100 round since i had my other two guns with me, but not bad. i was checking the function of the +2 (actually +3...check my other post on the subject http://www.hs2000talk.com/viewtopic.php?t=16527
) extenders and they worked fine. checked the magwell...but decided that i didn't NEED it on the gun. so i have it, but not on the gun anymore. since i was so eager to try this mount out i just threw on some little walmart red dot. don't laugh. the thing did superbly. was hitting apple sized groups...at 25 yards. which i must say, i like.
the only problems of the day, weren't even problems really. the scope mount sits far back on the gun. far enough that 2 shells of the hundred fired would hit the underside of the mount and would reenter the chamber area. immediate action fixed this. but those were also the FIRST 2 rounds. so i'm thinking once the gun got up and running, it straightened out. i'll shoot more with it, and note when (or IF) another occurence like that happens. i just ordered the #22 recoil rod/spring combo package, and of course when that comes in i'll update on that.
i also sanded the trigger components, as advised, and that made a tremendous difference. i was THOROUGHLY impressed with the trigger pull reduction. enough so that my "man killers" could detect the lighter pull. i have a tendency (when i watch the sights closely) to pull the weapon to the left (i'm a left-handed shooter) which i suppose isn't too common but not fatal. that's under slow trigger press. when i'm "runnin' and gunnin'" with harder/faster trigger pulls, more or less point shooting, i have a tendency to heel the gun. my shots hit high. after the trigger sanding, i all but did away with that stuff.
overall, i'm VERY impressed with the performance of the parts. i've got a few more pieces to get for this puzzle, and i know when it's all said and done, i'll have a race ready gun. and to think the only internal mods i'm going to do are the trigger sanding, a ported barrel, and the guide rod kit. i think that speaks highly of the inherent accuracy of the gun.
here's a picture of it all. i used the M3 light for a little more muzzle-end weight. SPRINGFIELD DID I FINE JOB OF MAKING AN OUT OF THE BOX PERFORMANCE PISTOL!!! and i don't even compete. but i might now.
sorry...i'm a shooter, not a photographer. :wink: