Dating hi standard pistol
The years I’ve owned mine it’s eaten everything from 115 grain to 158 grain.
No FTF, FTE, or problems operating with subsonic ammunition.
It’s heavy as a brick, a drawback when it comes to lugging this thing around.
The added heft counters muzzle-flip like my high school wardrobe countered my dating prospects – spectacularly. Length of pull in single action is .098 inches; that’s right folks, under one-tenth of an inch. Emptying the 15 round magazine is simpler than snapping your fingers.
Using standard 115 grain FMJ loads, and stretching the pistol to it’s “effective rage” of 164 feet (50 meters), penetration depth of 3.94 inches was recorded in pine boards.
In the interest of safety, the pistol incorporates an ambidextrous thumb safety which requires the shooter to move their hand from a firing position to physically work the safety.
I carry IWB and have very little issue concealing the Springer.
Carrying the Star, I feel like I’m packing thunder-thighs and couldn’t fit through a standard size door frame. – If you’re accustomed to carrying a full-sized pistol and what extra details it entails, yes.
Most of us can remember our first girlfriend, car, kid, felony arrest. The pistol can be entirely taken to pieces using only the slide-stop and firing pin as punches, the only screws are found on the adjustable sights and magazine release. Akin to the feeling of test driving every used car on the lot then finding that one that just speaks to you (and happens to have the 454 crate under the hood).
Additionally, the Mod30-M has a magazine safety which prevents the pistol from being fired with the magazine removed.
When I first moved to the State of Virginia, I carried this pistol in the months before I purchased a Para Ord Slim-Hawg in .45ACP.
Carried in a Bianchi paddle-holster, the pistol conceals about as easily as that bumper ding you put on Dad’s car as a teen when you had been specifically forbidden from using the car.
In short; it prints much to easily for paddle-style carry.