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Akron Show Find

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by markallen, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. markallen

    markallen Member

    Aug 7, 2007
    NE Ohio
    I had a very good day at the Akron Gun Show yesterday.
    Prices were high on most items, but I came across this Charles Daly on the last table I looked at.
    Ended up trading a 9mm O/U derringer, and two hundred cash for it.
    It hasn't been shot much, there are no scratches except for the idiot mark.
    It also came with three mismatched magazines.
    On the way home I stopped and picked up two Kimber Tac Mags, and two hundred rounds Magtech 230gr FMJ, On Sale I might add, $14.95 for 50 count box.
    Went to the range this morning, two of the mags that came with the gun are garbage. once I eliminated that problem I put about three hundred rounds of MagTec, Blazer. and my handload 230gr LRN Mastercast through it.
    It runs like a sewing machine, never missed a beat.
    At twenty three feet, coming from the chest ready I put three magazines, double taps as fast as I could feed the mags, all the rounds went into a six inch group. Not bad.
    The pistol is a little more accurate then I thought it would be from some of the things I have read. Slow fire netted two inch groups at 23 feet.

  2. Blind Bat

    Blind Bat Member

    May 12, 2008
    Nice find. I'm not sure if that is a black finish or a really dark blue. Either way it looks really nice from my side of the internet.
  3. tkopp

    tkopp Active Member

    Apr 30, 2009
    Charles Daly is an importer. 'What you've read' about the brand itself doesn't mean a lot, because any given two weapons may come from entirely different countries! Their shotguns used to bulge, deform and the like with low round counts, which caused real problems with the CD brand name. Really though, that reputation shouldn't carry to their other lines. Just takes more research when purchasing a CD firearm to see who made that particular weapon, and how the quality control stacks up.

    Their 1911s are good quality. Their older 1911s were excellent for the price. Glad you like it.

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