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Post by jstanfield103 on Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:12 pm

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Ok Guy's/Gal's

First post on this Forum. It looks like I will be back a lot in the future. I visit approx. 10 gun forums twice daily. Been members of several for years. So very old hand with guns. But I have a dilemma that I could use help on. 

I am in the market for a new Target / Plinking Pistol in 22lr. I am wanting a New S&W Model 41, but every time they come in I am not able to get in touch with them quick enough to acquire one before they are sold out again. Usually due to being at work when I receive the email that they are in stock again.

Anyway to my point. They due have the Hammerli X-Esse IPSC in stock and it really is looking like a very well made pistol. But everything I read about it say's it is made of metal. But does not state what kind of metal it is made of. Is it Steel ? Anyone that can answer that please help me out. It sounds like it is not ammo sensitive like the Model 41 S&W. I am also not sure about the rear sight being mounted on the slide for accuracy. All though all the video's and everything I read states that they are very accurate.

I look at the grip and the LOP looks like it would fit my smaller hands, also looks like you could buy wooden grips and sand them to your liking if so desired.

I am really just about to pull the trigger on the purchase but really would like to have the Material that it is made of question answered first.
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Post by jglenn21 on Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:17 pm

cheap 22 ammo has a wide rim thickness variation

change ammo to see how something different runs..
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Post by jstanfield103 on Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:23 pm

jglenn,
Thanks again for all your help. You are probably correct. I am asking to much from a more precision pistol than I am use too. I probably need to get some different ammo. Think next time I will bring out my CCI SV or my SK rounds. Hate to use those for steel plates though.
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