But first, a double history lesson! After the handgun ban, the new law decreed that the shortest Section 1 firearm you could own was restricted by several factors.Gunsmithing: Making Steel Guide Rod for a GSG 1911 (.22 LR) (Gunworks)
If it was a self-loading pistol, it could only be chambered in 22 Long Rifle, a long barrelled revolver LBR however, could be in either 22 or centrefires like Magnum etc. Despite making for a very un-handgun likr gun; to my pre-ban eyes, LBPs still offered a working pistol.
So much so, that they decided to make a 22 Long Rifle version for cross training, or for the pleasure of owning a rimfire copy. Good news, as Edgar Brothers Ltd. So, this new model is going to cause a lot of excitement amongst the community. He has also managed to get sponsorship from Edgars and now his crew all have FireFlys. Eddie has penned a few words on what they think of the pistol from a competitive view point at the end of this article.
The original is a nice piece, with a well-shaped grip and well positioned controls and the FireFly is no different. However, the grip frame is now polymer and shows an integral Picatinny rail underneath, with an integral alloy mounting block for the mandatory butt extension coat hanger. From the box, it comes with 1 x round magazine, two recoil springs, which allow you to balance light and heavy loads, two extra front sight blades and a tool.
A dummy plastic 22 LR cartridge is also included, which is good for dry practice. An integral locking system is also incorporated. The magazine fills easily, as it has a side button to aid the operation and fits securely into the grip.
Once in, pull back and release the slide and the first round is chambered and the hammer cocked. From here, you must trigger cock the first shot, which is not as accurate. In this SAFE mode, the trigger is still fully functional. However, with the mag removed, the hammer does not function.
After the last round has fired, the slide will automatically lock open; from here, dump the empty and reload, then press down on the slide release to chamber the first round. In locked position the slot runs parallel with the bore, and when unlocked, it points across. However, the chances are you are going to have to zero, so proceed as follows: REAR — with a small screwdriver, you can adjust for windage by the slot headed screw on the right side of the block. FRONT - the sight clips in on the inside of the slide and is a bit stiff to disengage, a small screwdriver helps.
GSG say the shortest will raise it by 7. Zeroing is best accomplished from a supported position, as handguns are probably the hardest firearm to shoot accurately. And even when sorted, you need constant practice to master the trigger, sight alignment and release. Over a two day period I put around rounds through it without cleaning and it was fine. Pull the slide back and lift it up so it disengages with the rails and lift it forward over the barrel; note that as it clears the spring and guide rod will come out too.
Re-assemble in reverse order, ensuring the base of the guide rod enters the socket under the barrel and the spring sits into the nose of the forend cap. I did find that the stripping catch very firm to rotate. I ran the gun on the standard unit that comes fitted with no problems.At SSGuideRods.
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Little did I know after diving in online that the Mosquito is a notoriously ammo picky gun. My GSG straight out of the box was let's say 'so so'.
I had failure to feed, failure to extract, failure to eject, and problem after problem. I was getting kind of frustrated with it to be honest. I ended up taking the gun apart and doing some simple things that I thought would help. Among one of the problems I had was my slide, if you pulled it back slowly and released it slowly it would stick in place. No slide lock, just stuck.
A gentle tap and it would go into battery but it would bind a little. Fix 1 I got a soft buffer wheel and some red rouge and I polished everything in the inside of the bottom of the slide that was making contact. I even buffed the hammer a little bit just to make sure. While I was at it I slightly polished the feed ramp and guide rod. Still no go. It helped substantially but the gun was not reliable. Every mag would have a problem.
Fix 2 I got in some good light and slowly cycled the gun with snap caps and I saw what I thought could be a problem. The bullets in the magazine were held up at such a steep angle it was interfering with other functions of the pistol. What I did is disassemble the mag s and see what if anything I could figure out. What I noticed was the spring in the magazine the bottom of it is flat, but the top of it is angled to mimic the angle of the follower.
I took that spring out and turned it over so that the angle was opposite of the follower. The 'tip' of the spring was now putting pressure on the back of the follower instead of on the front of it. When I reloaded that mag and compared it to how they came out of the factory, the factory ones, when loaded the bullets were about 25 or 30 degrees from horizontal.It will also stay snug longer because the slide is guided straight back and forward on the guide rod, rather than depending so much on the frame rails for guidance.
Our rods are made from stainless steel. Make sure to also consider our guide rod buffers! Dana verified owner — October 18, Verified review - view original. Anonymous verified owner — December 19, Jerry W. Timothy G. Guide Rod ordered as an upgrade to the original manufactures item. Seems to be a quality replacement to the original item. Order was shipped quickly and all correspondence with ZR was answered quickly and resolved my questions the first time.
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It is precision machined from stainless steel and will add needed support as the slide cycles. Includes a high-cycle performance spring and guide rod plug. These pistols have considerable slide to barrel wobble. Every time the slide cycles, it tracks and locks forward differently with every shot.
This leads to a decrease in accuracy because while your sights don't move on the slide, the barrel below just did. Fortunately there is a cure with the included Tapered Alignment Cap for the barrel. This provides a consistent and positive lockup of the barrel bushing and slide.
Machined with a target crown The kit also includes a polished Match-Grade barrel bushing that fits very tight on the slide to aid in accuracy when paired with the Tapered Alignment Cap. This also adds to the cosmetics of the pistol as the polished Stainless Steel looks much better! After installing the Accurizing Kit, you no longer have to install the barrel screw on the frame. This eliminates the problem of changing your point of impact every time you disassemble the pistol and reinstall the screw at a different torque.
Due to tighter tolerances in the Accurizing Kit, a barrel bushing wrench may be required for installation. Get yours today! View All Reviews. Great product! It absolutely transformed my wife's SIG from a so-so performer to an accurate one. Highly reccommended! Did you find this helpful? I was not aware of this, if i knew about it, i would not have wasted my money. Kit is very well made.
Huge improvement over stock performance.Factory replacement striker spring by Wolf. Fits all Glock pistols. Choose from 16, 18 and the factory 20 pound. Glock recoil springs marked with a different color to help distinguish the weights of each spring for easy identification.
The Mosin Nagant trigger return spring kit eliminates the loose floppy trigger found in these surplus rifles. The torsion spring adds adds tension to the trigger in its return state and can help trigger pull for a lighter, shorter pull. Replacement magazine spring for the AR-7 15 round magazines. GSG recoil spring has been designed for a reduced strength compared the factory recoil spring. The reduction in strength should aid in cycling when using weaker cheaper bulk 22 ammo.
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