Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Got my Arcus, first impressions.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ukraine Train, Aug 19, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Ukraine Train

    Ukraine Train Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    1,233
    Location:
    Cleveland
    It's a nearly new 98 DAC, mag safety was removed by previous owner. I like the feel, this was the first BHP/clone I've shot. I popped off a few rounds at the dealer's place just to make sure it cycled ok. I can't say I'm too happy with the trigger. DA is heavy and looong. SA is a little gritty and has a decent amount of creep and takeup. Hopefully it'll break in and smooth out but for now the trigger on my Bulgarian Mak is much nicer.
     
  2. Ukraine Train

    Ukraine Train Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    1,233
    Location:
    Cleveland
    coupla pics...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. stans

    stans Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    2,426
    Location:
    central Virginia
    Heavy double action and gritty single action pulls seem to be common for the HiPower and its clones. These problems can usually be fixed with a trigger job.
     
  4. shoobe01

    shoobe01 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    417
    Location:
    Kansas City
    I have never had a problem with heavy DA trigger pulls on any High Powers I have shot. ;)
     
  5. Chaim444

    Chaim444 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7
    I own 2 Arcus 98 DAC's. I have put 700+ rounds through one and 400+ through the second.
    First:I bought them brand new, they didn't come with a mag safety from the factory.
    Secondly: Have you broken it down aand cleaned it? I broke both down fully before the first round was fired. I then used Molly Fussion and the action is smooth as butter:cool: .
    Now the packaging from the factory is just plain nasty. The plastic molding the weapon sits in is covered with this nasty flocking that got everywhere.
    All I can say is that if you took the weapon out and shot it without cleaning it then you may still have that crap from the box it came in.

    I like the Arcus 98 DAC. I've had 3 miss fires, each time was due to the round. I use Pro Mags mags, all ten rounders, and they are awesome.

    Chaim444:D
     
  6. makarov

    makarov Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    336
    Strictly speaking the DA Arcus isn't a Hi-Power clone. They do make a SA Arcus too... It is on my list of "guns to watch for if I see one cheap enough.."
     
  7. extremefishin00

    extremefishin00 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2003
    Messages:
    187
    Everytime I see a pic of those Arcus pistols, it makes me want one even more..I wonder if AIM Surplus still has some left...

    How suitable are they for custom work? I know they usually cost less than $300, but I'm still curious..

    Chris
     
  8. Chaim444

    Chaim444 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7
    I bought my Arcus's from Century International Arms http://centuryarms.com/store/ for $259 through my FFL.

    AIM only has the 94's where as CIA has the 94's and 98's.

    I carry my Arcus in the waist, shoulder and open.

    I'm going to be painting the slide on one of them with some KG Koting soon.

    For the price and how well they work for me I'd buy another 98 DAC!

    Chaim444:cool:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page