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Forum: STI/SVI 08-08-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,918
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
Apologies for taking so long to respond to this,...

Apologies for taking so long to respond to this, I've kind of been sequestering myself to finish up my master's thesis, but now I'm finally done with it.

Personally, I've never seen much value in...
Forum: STI/SVI 08-08-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,023
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
I think this might be the best illustration of...

I think this might be the best illustration of the Infinicoat durability yet in this thread. Something I discovered while removing some superglue fingerprints from my SVI after putting new grip tape...
Forum: STI/SVI 07-31-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,918
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
They sure do. The ventilation system at the range...

They sure do. The ventilation system at the range I shoot at is amazingly well thought out. The smoke just floats away from you downrange and never comes closer to the firing line than the muzzle of...
Forum: STI/SVI 07-31-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,023
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
Nope. Here's how the process works:...

Nope. Here's how the process works: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_vapor_deposition
Forum: STI/SVI 07-31-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,023
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
I'm not sure if they'll put it on any gun or just...

I'm not sure if they'll put it on any gun or just theirs. Send them an email, they'll let you know, and quickly. Their customer service is excellent. If they don't, check out IonBond, it might as...
Forum: STI/SVI 07-31-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,023
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
From SVI. The two coatings aren't remotely...

From SVI. The two coatings aren't remotely similar. Duracoat is essentially fancy paint, Infinicoat is a PVD coating.
Forum: STI/SVI 07-30-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,023
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
Here's a couple pics I took of my Infinicoated...

Here's a couple pics I took of my Infinicoated gun after 1 year of ownership, frequent kydex holster usage (almost daily for more than half a year), and 10,000 rounds fired:
...
Forum: STI/SVI 07-30-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,918
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
In almost every scenario, just as well as a 1911....

In almost every scenario, just as well as a 1911. The slide is the same thickness, and actually, so is the grip. However, the widest point on a 1911 grip is just a tangent point on a curve, the the...
Forum: STI/SVI 07-29-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,918
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262...

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262823_10100684355632758_13717046_61421218_2658170_n.jpg
...
Forum: STI/SVI 07-29-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,918
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
New SVI Carry Gun - Initial Impression and First 1000 rounds

This is going to be a little different than my other initial impressions reports. Its going to be more of just a range report, as I put the first 1000 rounds through the gun in one sitting.

Here...
Forum: STI/SVI 06-03-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,148
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
Surprisingly well. I was expecting issues when my...

Surprisingly well. I was expecting issues when my carry 1911 started breaking and the SVI was forced into service, but it turned out to be a fantastic carry gun. I initially tried out a Blade-Tech...
Forum: STI/SVI 06-02-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,148
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
Winner!

Winner!
Forum: STI/SVI 06-01-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,148
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
As you'd expect with a round count so low, most...

As you'd expect with a round count so low, most of it lead, the rifling is more or less pristine:
...
Forum: STI/SVI 06-01-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,148
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
10,000 round report - SVI 2011 nightstand gun

The Gun:

SVI 2011, all steel, 6" bull barrel, .45 ACP. You can check out my initial impressions (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=534685) and 5000 round report...
Forum: Kimber 12-20-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,459
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
Kimber SIS Ultra gets a makeover

I've had an SIS Ultra as a backup/dress clothes carry gun for a while, and although it was almost perfect for that role, there were always a few little things that bothered me about it. The first was...
Forum: Les Baer 11-02-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,877
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
School. I've got a massive pile of work to deal...

School. I've got a massive pile of work to deal with if I want to get my masters and get a real job in May, and since I've been in college for the better part of a decade, that's a pretty big...
Forum: Les Baer 10-24-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,877
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
Here's a pic of the second slide stop. The first...

Here's a pic of the second slide stop. The first one failed in the exact same way.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs480.snc3/26294_949814756588_13717046_52086635_5361496_n.jpg

And here's a pic I...
Forum: Les Baer 10-24-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,877
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
Les Baer Premier II 15,000 round report

The gun
Les Baer Premier II, Bead blasted hard chrome, adjustable nights sights, 1.5 inch guarantee.

My previous writeups:
Initial Impressions and first 1000 rounds...
Forum: STI/SVI 10-24-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,280
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
SVI Infinity - 5000 round report

Reached 5000 rounds through the Infinity I got in late July over the weekend. Here's a link to the original review: https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=279536

Ammo

100 Federal HST...
Forum: STI/SVI 07-30-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,568
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
As promised, a target pic. Not my best day, but...

As promised, a target pic. Not my best day, but still pretty solid. Shot standing at 15 yards, 50 shots per bull.
...
Forum: STI/SVI 07-23-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,568
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
Shooting The title is a bit misleading. I...

Shooting

The title is a bit misleading. I actually have 1200 rounds through it now. The gun hasn't had a malfunction of any sort. It eats my carry ammo (230 +p HST) However, the mags fail to lock...
Forum: STI/SVI 07-23-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,568
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
SVI Infinity - Initial impressions and first 1000 rounds

So before I get into all the boring text of my review, here's a pic to keep you interested:
...
Forum: Les Baer 06-06-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,740
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
A 500,000 round count isn't outlandish at all. In...

A 500,000 round count isn't outlandish at all. In fact, I bought my PII with two goals in mind: 1) Practice until I can actually shoot a 1.5" group at 50 yards and 2) Put a million rounds through it...
Forum: Les Baer 04-30-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
If you're shooting 1" groups, I don't think...

If you're shooting 1" groups, I don't think flinching is the problem, more likely the sights. I've seen some people that flinched pretty consistently, myself included when I was having issues with...
Forum: Les Baer 03-24-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,576
Posted By The Wiry Irishman
Too late, Its already been cleaned. It gets like...

Too late, Its already been cleaned. It gets like this all the time though, so maybe I can try again. And something I forgot in the OP - the gun already had 200 rounds worth of uncleaned gunk in it...
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