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Proud new owner of a Seecamp! Tips/advice sought...ATTN: WildAlaska!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Drjones, Jun 29, 2004.

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  1. Drjones

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    Hi all.

    Started the paperwork today on a Seecamp I bought.

    Any tips, advice, etc. that anyone can offer? (No, trade it for two kel-tecs is not an option. 1) They aren't CA-legal, 2) I prefer the higher quality of the Seecamp anyway)

    Some specific questions that I would like answered, please:

    1) How often should I clean it, considering its going to be a pocket gun?

    2) Do they require lots of oil or are they fairly "dry" guns like Glocks?

    Again, any other tips/advice are very much appreciated.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Wildalaska

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    Hey Doc..

    Ive had mine for a long time and have probably 2-300 rounds through it..Ive never cleaned it...its been in my pocket continually (except for 14 days) for over a year...every month or so I empty it into a target, then blow it out with an airhose..

    I use one or two drops of teflon oil on the frame slide interface...

    You may find that it does not feed the first round, not a prob, just rack it in..

    Ive never had a failure to go bang yet...

    I highly reccomend Azraels back pocket holster.....plus yer supporting a fellow Boardie

    Mine does need a cleeaning though...along wiyth my M1 Carbine...they are starting to look like Spiffs guns, ya know black stuff dripping off...

    WildmygodcantyasayanythingniceAlaska
     
  3. kokapelli

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    "dry" guns like Glocks?"

    Never heard that before!

    Why is "Glock a dry gun"?
     
  4. Drjones

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    Certain guns, like Glocks, require less lube than others, like Berettas. Berettas typically require a good amount of oil to function properly, whereas Glocks can fire even when full of sand.

    This is due mostly to design differences, I'd guess...


    Thanks for the reply, Wild. :)
     
  5. kokapelli

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    I use "DuPont Silicone Super Lube" For my pocket carried KelTec P-3AT.

    This lube penetrates into the metal and dries completely in just minutes.
    I like the dry lube for pocket carry because nothing, not even lint sticks to it and routine cleaning just requires a couple of blasts from canned air.
     
  6. spacemanspiff

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    WA, and i suppose the bolt on your swede didnt make a mess when you tossed it on the pristine bedsheets either, huh?
    you havent posted much since the weekend. did swmbo hurt you so badly that you can hardly type?
    :neener:
     
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    :uhoh: Yeah, that's what the ads continue to tell us; but, just, try firing a, 'dry Glock', sometime, and see how many rounds you're able to hit the target with. One area that absolutely MUST be lubricated is flat section between the connector and the trigger bar. Without lubrication, here, a, 'dry Glock' may or may not fire; but, when it does go off, the trigger pull will be horrendous! ;)
     
  9. spacemanspiff

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    not a glock, but when i had my steyr m9, the last thousand rounds was with it dry. i cleaned it and didnt use any lube. was accurate and reliable.

    the m40 on the other hand, was very picky about how much lube it wanted on teh rails. also liked only certain types of ammo.
    glad i sold that needy pistol, sorry i also sold the dependable m9 though.
     
  10. Drjones

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    So, back ON topic.... ;)
     
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    Just got mine too!

    I have been carrying mine for about 5 days now, I have yet to shoot it, but have been trying to get into the range. Hopefully this week I can fire this little gem, I have 200 rounds of the recommended silvertips.

    I also plan on buying some Cor-bons to run through it as soon as my dealer gets some in (1 week). I have a leather fist IWB on order, and am currently using a cheapie Uncle Mike's IWB.

    Have you taken it apart yet to clean? I have and it was a royal pain in the you know what to get it back together. I had to call the place I had it shipped from to have a tech talk me through it, outstanding showing of customer service for them doing that:D

    Just curious what was the cost? I paid $390 + $20 shipping + $40 extra mag. I also got the Silver tips from cheaperthandirt.com for $19 a box of 50 rounds, and that was the cheapest I saw it. Everyone I showed it to has been impressed with it, but almost 95% of them haven't ever heard of Seecamp:confused:

    Only thing to do is check the reliability and see how the recoil is.
     
  13. mini14jac

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    Hey, one of you guys post a pic.
    I haven't lusted after a Seecamp in a few years.

    Now that they are down to a reasonable price, I may buy another gun I don't need. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Drjones

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    Hi Bob.

    Due to the draconian laws here in CA, I'm currently at the start of my 10-day waiting period.

    You know, its for the public good.

    If I got my little .32 right away, I might go shooting people, but if I'm made to wait 10 days, you can rest assured that I won't shoot you with my .32.

    As for my other 5 guns that are currently in my posession....:rolleyes:

    Anyhow, may I ask why you would bother carrying such a dinky gun IWB? It really does lend itself spectacularly to pocket carry.


    I paid $440 for mine, including shipping and a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster. The gun is 98-99% condition and has only had a box of Silvertips fired through it. Add $50 for the transfer fee and paperwork, and it ran me $490 total.

    Bear in mind that it is a CA edition, which is more expensive than the standard Seecamps.

    Had I bought one at a local shop, it would have been $499 plus tax, fees, etc., bringing the total closer to $600, so I saved around $100.

    How are you planning on carrying your extra mag?

    Thanks and enjoy your Seecamp!
    Drjones
     
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    If no one posts a pic before I can, then I will try later tonight.

    As far as IWB carry...personal preference. I can't stand anything, except maybe a piece of paper in my back pockets. So that leaves the front pockets. I carry my wallet in the front left, so thats out. Down to right front pocket (and I'm right-handed), but I carry car keys, and a bottle of eye-drops 24-7 there. Plus before I got the Uncle Mike's IWB I carried it in my right front pocket and it wasn't that comfortable. I understand a holster would secure it more, but I think it was more the bulk of something there. The IWB is more comfortable to me, it doesn't use up pocket space, & I know the gun is very light overall (13.5 ozs fully loaded), but for such a small object it is "heavy" and I don't feel any weight on the belt (IWB).

    Sounds like you got a good deal on the price. I know about the CA safety issue, and have seen that it adds $100 to the price. That whole thing is just goofy about having to have a safety. So from what I understand is you can just keep that little switch behind the trigger to one side and keep the saftery off all time right? I've never owned a handgun with a safety (7) and have never accidently fired a round.

    I'm not going to carry an extra mag, and I'm all for being prepared, but I think the cost far outweighs the benefit. The only time you should use this gun is for Self Defense, and by the time you have emptied the mag, either it had the desired effect (bad guy stopped or retreating) or you've lost. I can understand the "you never know" BUT I just can' see it happening...ten billion to one.
     
  16. Drjones

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    I feel the same way about my back pockets: I can barely tolerate some kleenex, let alone a wallet or pistol.

    Anyhow, front right pocket for my seecamp for me. :) I moved around some stuff and even got a new, slimmer wallet to accomodate, but it will be worth the effort.

    Yes, AFAIK, the safety is manually operated, meaning that I can leave it in the "off" position, which I definitely will do. Except for the 1911, safeties are unsafe, and people who rely on them should not be handling firearms.

    I don't blame you for not carrying the extra mag. The Seecamp is, as you stated, the sort of gun where, once you've emptied your first mag, if that hasn't cleared up the situation, you're screwed anyway.

    I don't plan on carrying an extra mag simply because its not really feasible.

    I may add one at some point later on if I find a good pocket holster that will accomodate the gun and spare mag, but I don't plan on it either for now.
     
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    Not a Seecamp, but the same idea.
    I carry an extra mag in a DeSantis holster most of the time. The extra mag also squares off the profile of the pistol making it less obvious!

    When I have a very small pocket, I use a

    DeSantis Nemesis.
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  18. Drjones

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    Ok, how the HECK do you draw from that holster with the mag right in front of the grip like that?? :confused:
     
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    I know it looks tight, but my middle finger fits right in between the extra mag and the trigger guard and allows a good secure grip to draw from.
     
  20. Chipperman

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    I have a Seecamp that I carry as a pocket gun in a Desantis holster.

    I like the gun, It works well. Just a little oil on the slide, not a heavy lube gun, but not dry either.

    RTFM!!!!

    You can easily bend the trigger spring if you are not careful. The mag disconnect also prevents the slide from being racked. That's my biggest problem with the design. If you rack the slide without a mag in place, you will bend the trigger spring. Ask me how I know. :banghead:


    RTFM!!!!
     
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    Thanks for the response, Chipper.

    The Seecamp does allow you to pull the slide back just enough to verify an empty chamber though, right?

    At least mine does....unless I broke it....:uhoh: :uhoh: :banghead:
     
  23. Drjones

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    Also:

    How does one clear the weapon, say, for cleaning?

    Do I have to rack each round out individually?

    NO, I have not read the manual and cannot; I just started the paperwork on it and haven't taken posession of it yet, so I don't have the manual.

    I know....I should have taken at least the manual home....:banghead:
     
  24. Wildalaska

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    The way I clear the weapon is to drop the mag just enough so the second round wont feed, hold it ibn place with a finger, clear the round from the chamber, and drop the mag out


    WildpracticeitseasyAlaska
     
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    Seecamp pic as requested. PCS holster.
     

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