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Old 03-16-2017, 10:56 AM
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I was told (in the Army) not to dry-fire the Makarov

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Old 03-16-2017, 04:12 PM
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This is good gouge. Thinking about refinishing the slide. Is there any sort of collector interest in these?

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Old 03-18-2017, 12:32 PM
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Shot it this morning. Little low with S&B 115gr ball....

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Old 03-18-2017, 12:48 PM
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This is good gouge. Thinking about refinishing the slide. Is there any sort of collector interest in these?

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I don't believe that there is collector's interest in the Arcus.
The Arcus does have a very strong shooter following though.
Like most Hi Power variants, those that own them seem to end up with several.
There's enough variants to make it interesting and they always go bang.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:44 PM
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This IS a very interesting shootin' iron. I do see the trigger pin slightly worked out shooting this morning. Is there any possibility of it working far enough out to cause a stoppage?
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:59 AM
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Is Winchester Ranger 9mm +P+ 127 Grain T-Series safe in this gun, or is it too hot?



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Old 03-25-2017, 01:35 PM
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This IS a very interesting shootin' iron. I do see the trigger pin slightly worked out shooting this morning. Is there any possibility of it working far enough out to cause a stoppage?
Depends how loose the pin is. I've had this problem to all my Arcuses. Needed to replace the pins with new ones on mine guns. Mark needed to do this on his also. F.N. pins didn't worked for him.
Our pins were "loose" but haven't moved by them self at all. Let's say, it was way too easy to remove this pin as it should have been. We were able to move them with bare hand or ball pen.

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Is Winchester Ranger 9mm +P+ 127 Grain T-Series safe in this gun, or is it too hot?
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Would not shoot +P+ or NATO rounds in Arcus...again. Did it once in the 94 with L7A1 (7 or 8 rounds), didn't liked at all.
Is it safe for the gun...don't think so...Marking on the barrel doesn't point that way.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:45 PM
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Obtuse question: What's wrong with NATO ammo? Is it hot like the European stuff used to be?

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Old 03-25-2017, 02:16 PM
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Don't feel competent enough to answer that. As far as I know, +P and NATO are close to each other in terms of pressure, without being able to quote exact numbers.
+P+ is different...+P+ is evil

To make things even more unclear, here's an article saying that shooting +P from HiPower is safe (even if it's not marked on the barrel):
http://www.gunnuts.net/2009/04/03/9m...-vs-9mm-luger/

Well, one need to be very careful with the information found in Internet.
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:14 PM
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I was told (in the Army) not to dry-fire the Makarov

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I did not know that, due to no firing pin spring?
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:30 AM
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I did not know that, due to no firing pin spring?
Yes, that's what I was told back then.
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Old 04-03-2017, 08:44 PM
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Another question. Is there a spec for the recoil spring? Don't mind shooting plain Jane 9mm, but there seems to be a wider selection of defensive ammo in the +P lane than the standard 9mm Luger/Parabellum lane.
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:33 AM
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Another question. Is there a spec for the recoil spring? Don't mind shooting plain Jane 9mm, but there seems to be a wider selection of defensive ammo in the +P lane than the standard 9mm Luger/Parabellum lane.
15 lb. for the full size. For +P we offer the 17lb. recoil spring.
16.5 lb. for the compact size
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:55 AM
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May not have been clear. A LENGTH spec.

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Old 04-04-2017, 07:27 AM
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May not have been clear. A LENGTH spec.

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Old 04-08-2017, 11:50 AM
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OK, thanks. Recoil spring's good, and I **still** haven't had a stoppage of ANY kind with this gun. It'll put most of a magazine in one jagged hole at 21 feet with every kind of ammo I have tried. Only thing is I just burn sooo much range time refilling my one magazine. I have seen ONE Pro Mag (@$30) and ONE Mec Gar (@$35) and no surplus mags in this area. I don't like ordering things, especially HP mags as I understand there can be fit issues. Tons of countries used Hi Powers, so why are the mags so hard to find and so expensive?

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Old 04-08-2017, 09:56 PM
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I had a 94C for a while. It worked well and was accurate. I thought I would like the beavertail, since Hi Powers tend to bite me, but I found the downward swept angle didn't feel right to me. So it moved on.
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Old 04-08-2017, 10:47 PM
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PlainOldDave - You won't have any issues with Mecgar mags. Several places have them on the net. For example, Copes has them for $20.99
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:59 AM
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Shipping is $10. That's $30 for ONE magazine. Surely they're not THAT expensive...

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Old 04-09-2017, 09:17 AM
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At $30 the price is still below suggested retail if I recall correctly...

Greg Cote (www.gregcotellc.com ) has the mags at just under $21 but with cheaper shipping.

Most people buy more than one mag thus spreading the shipping over more mags.

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Shipping is $10. That's $30 for ONE magazine. Surely they're not THAT expensive...

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Old 04-09-2017, 02:08 PM
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I'm a revolver shooter. More than one extra magazine seems... extravagant. Surely somebody has Surplus mags for $10-15 each?

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Old 04-09-2017, 06:01 PM
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Several of us have tried these mags and I haven't heard any complaints. Surplus mags seem to be unobtanium.

https://www.apexgunparts.com/more/ma...-magazine.html
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:48 AM
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That's better. Now, for a set of better grips. Not a fan of the thumb rest and they don't exactly fit anyhow.

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Old 04-14-2017, 08:44 PM
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Update: Found a Mec-Gar mag reasonably. It drops free empty even with the magazine safety still installed. Very impressive.

One issue I have is the front sight seems to be too tall. Every 9mm load I have tried thus far shoots a good 5-6 inches low at seven yards. Brutally accurate gun, just shoots so low I have to hold half the front sight above the rear sight to hit accurately. Are there different height sights available for these?
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Old 05-09-2017, 05:01 AM
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New grips. Haven't shot it with these, but it's a distinct possibility that the gun's low point of impact might be due to the thumb rest grips she had. These FN grips make the gun feel more blocky, but we'll see what happens.

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