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Mak Misfiring Cured; Star PD; Astra A-100

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Drakejake, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. Drakejake

    Drakejake Active Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    I have posted several messages on my second EG Mak, which misfired about once per mag. I repalced the mainspring and that didn't end the problem. Then I did a wholesale replacement of parts: trigger, trigger bar, safety, slide stop, sear, and hammer. (All but two of these parts came with the pistol.) Today, six mags, no misfires. I suspect that the problem was the interaction of the hammer and the safety. This is suggested by the fact that there were no misfires from either pistol when I fired my two Maks with the slides switched. Neither the safety or the hammer by itself may have caused the problem, only when the two parts interacted. The replacement of parts also tightened up an annoying looseness in the trigger. At any rate, I am happy about this, and the Mak is very accurate. I was consistently popping empty shotgun shells from 3-5 yards.

    I also fired my new Star PD .45 for the first time. I didn't do accuracy work because it was dripping at the oputdoor range, but I shot three mags (18 rounds) with no problems. This thing does kick like a mule and abrades the web of the hand. I was warned about this. I will check accuracy the next time.

    I also fired my new Astra A-100 9MM in stainless steel (Inox). I didn't know that any of these pistols were made in SS. The pistol performed great through 3 mags (51 rounds), despite a slightly bent recoil spring, and is very accurate just the way it came. This Sig copy is an excellent pistol.

  2. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Elder

    Dec 24, 2002
    Always fun to go shooting, makes it just that much sweeter when everything you've brought works right too :cool:

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