I had an interesting bout with my shotgun tonight. It wouldn't feed shells. It would feed the first one, eject it, and not extract the second shell. Turns out a silica bead was trapped behind the ejector (a silica case broke open inside the gun case I guess), and wouldn't allow it to return to flush against the receiver. Interesting stuff.
Seeing that bren really makes me want to try and wangle a trip to the great state of hollis. is the only weapon i really would love to fire, but never will have the chance to (generally speaking).
My understanding, is that it has a different feel that a select fire Bren. The Auto Bren is a open bolt gun. To convert it, it has to be made into a closed bolt. Someone who father was a Bren gunner mentioned it has Springy??? fell or something like that. I'll have to go down to the full auto shoot and try a Bren if they have one. See if I can figure what the guy's father meant.
Finally finished, well kind of. I need to strip it down and redo the finish on the receiver. If another member wants the site on how to convert a Bren, I can PM them.
The trick was making it a closed bold gun. So today, it fired. I just need to adjust the magazine. The next one is a RPD. The closed bolt was the simple part, it is the semi auto trigger group. Hopefully it will be done in a few weeks and like the Bren I will need to finish the receiver.
That is just awesome.
I can't wait to see how the RPD turns out. Is finding mags for RPDs hard?
I picked up my Gen4 Glock 17 today and am now fully satisfied! You'll have to forgive the crappy iPhone pics but I don't have another camera.
I picked up a couple of hundred rounds, switched the magrelease to the other side since I'm a leftie, and went to the range. The ammo that I got was Magtech 124gr. FMC and Magtech 95gr. JSP. All in all I fired 250 rounds without even the slightest hickup, but that was pretty expected.
Now, how'd it handle? Well, pretty damn good IMO. First of all the new recoilspring actually dampens the recoil alot. It feels much smoother than older Glocks I've fired and gets you back on target alot easier. As for the trigger I still haven't switched the minuslink so it was a bit stiff right out of the box but I'll probably easen it up in the morning.
Fired from 25metres, with supporting hand with the 124gr. Not exactly a perfect series but still...
The interchangeable backstraps seems like a pretty nice idea but seing that my gun was delivered without the longer rod that pins them to the pistol I wasn't able to try the bigger ones on but was actually pretty happy with 2mm less than older model Glocks from having no backstraps on. The texture that was on the grip felt sort of like the RTF-model but wasn't as "pointy" which made it feel more comfortable after firing alot.
Dissasembled showing the new recoilspring and the backstraps