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

New Limited Blaster (PICS)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Zak Smith, Jun 24, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,037
    Location:
    Fort Collins, CO, USA.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2008
  2. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,037
    Location:
    Fort Collins, CO, USA.
  3. wardog

    wardog Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2003
    Messages:
    673
    Location:
    Colorado
    SWEET!
     
  4. Sactown

    Sactown Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,238
    Location:
    NorCal
    DAMN!!! That is one sweet looking pistol. Man, SV guns are works of art!!
     
  5. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,037
    Location:
    Fort Collins, CO, USA.
    I intended to get a solid steel front sight, not the more fragile fiber-optic one. With that change, and maybe removing the mag-well, this would be a fine night-stand gun... for everyone who says IPSC pistols are useless for self defense.

    -z
     
  6. El Guero

    El Guero Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Messages:
    146
    Location:
    IC, IA
    Why would anybody say competition guns are useless for self defense? They wouldn't be good for concealment, but to me they represent the ideal of a combat weapon that just isn't feasible for everybody to have. Plus they are usually in powerful calibers and can be real bullet hoses as far as I know.
     
  7. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,037
    Location:
    Fort Collins, CO, USA.
    That sentiment crops up from time to time, often in threads that games are games and defense is defense, and the two share nothing. As neither military nor police, one of the best opportunities I have to test the reliability of my weapons (not to mention my own skills) is action-type competition.

    If you are limited to a handgun or it's your primary for whatever reason, it's hard to argue with 20 rounds of 10mm from a reliable, accurate, and controllable platform.

    -z
     
  8. lycanthrope

    lycanthrope Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Messages:
    1,228
    Location:
    PA
    My hard chromed STI Edge is my nightstand gun......Dawson ICE magwell and all the whistles. 20+1 with another mag of 19 nearby just makes me feel better.

    I really like my Kimber Aluminum Compact for carry, but 8+1 feels kind of inadequate on the nightstand.
     
  9. buy guns

    buy guns Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Messages:
    992
    Location:
    Florida
    i love the red trigger.
     
  10. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,037
    Location:
    Fort Collins, CO, USA.
    The trigger is the SV ITS "Interchangable Trigger System", which allows different trigger shoes to be tried to get the preffered shape and length of pull, without having to pull the bow out and redo the internals. I've had the same trigger in my Dan Wesson Patriot (single stack 1911) for many months now and it works great. It's red anodized aluminum, I believe.

    -z
     
  11. grimlock

    grimlock Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    239
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Plus, it also gives valuable information to idiots.
    "This is the dangerous part. Might not want to rest your finger here."
     
  12. molonlabe

    molonlabe Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2004
    Messages:
    873
    Location:
    Mountaineer country WV
    That's quite the work of art, Zak
     
  13. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,432
    Location:
    Maricopa, AZ
    What sort of grips are on it? They look strange when I enlarged the pic.

    Very nice piece too!
     
  14. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,037
    Location:
    Fort Collins, CO, USA.
    They're standard stippled SV grips, I believe.

    Note that the entire lower portion of the frame is a removable/replacable module made of some type of plastic material.

    -z
     
  15. tlhelmer

    tlhelmer Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    579
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
    What kind of mags does it use?
     
  16. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,037
    Location:
    Fort Collins, CO, USA.
    SV and STI mags both work.
     
  17. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    4,922
    SVI makes a hell of a blaster.

    Limited and Limited-10 guns for USPSA can be very practical weapons. Limited class doesn't allow optics or compensators or other really freakish outside mods, the guns have to be reliable to win matches, and the guns have to be at least .40 caliber and 165 power factor.
     
  18. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    10,648
    Location:
    SLC
    That is a thing of beauty.

    SVI makes awesome guns, and I love their frame. Gorgeous blaster you have there.
     
  19. QB

    QB Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    240
    Location:
    Carrollton, TX
    WAHHHHHH......I had two SVIs in .38 super and sold them both when I got a major guilt complex.........I would especially LOVE to have my commander sized one (commander slide, fullsize grip) back.....of all the guns I've sold, I miss my Infinities the most. :banghead:

    Congratulations on your GREAT looking gun.......
     
  20. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,037
    Location:
    Fort Collins, CO, USA.
    WARNING: Thread resurrection!

    After many rounds and many matches, I sent this off to Tripp to get hard chromed before he shut down his HC opreation (again).

    [​IMG]
    ............... Larger version of above photo.
    [​IMG]
    ............... Larger version of above photo.

    When new, this pistol had an issue with intermittent and rare light primer strikes. I resolved the problem by replacing the firing pin with an extended FP. After that, it runs pretty much 100%.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page