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Old 10-21-2015, 10:59 AM   #1
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Not Cocking Striker....

Wife's first outing with her new CCP Serial #21XXX. Indoor IDPA practice which went well overall. One hitch I was worried about when we got the gun- as you know the striker cocks at the very end of the slide cycle, like in the last 1/8" or less. She had several instances where it didn't cock and she had to manually cycle the slide. Thought it could be the Stand 1 Armory Chubbies -P ammo but I had tested it prior with no issues. Seems she had a case of the limp wrist.

While somewhat discouraged at first, the good news is we found a great way to fix it. One of the club members had her do an exercise I had never seen before so I thought I would share it. He had her clear and present the gun two hands (grip technique and arm position are good by the way), he then grabbed the slide and proceeded to cycle it back. She immediately gave in to the pressure of his pushing. After about three times she finally got it! She had to tighten up significantly to maintain her wrist position so the gun would not flip up. Understanding that this was the same force exerted while firing she now has the mental and muscle perspective she needs to correct it. We'll let everyone know how it goes next Tuesday.

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Old 10-21-2015, 11:30 AM   #2
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Sounds like her grip was the reason on yours, but FWIW mine had a few cocking failures with weak ammo (Perfecta) when it was new. I stopped using the Perfecta after that, but on a whim tried using it again after the gun was broken in more (over 300 rounds or so) and it ran fine. I suspect the springs were just a little too stiff for the Perfecta when the gun was new.
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Old 10-25-2015, 01:18 AM   #3
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proceeded to cycle it back. She immediately gave in to the pressure of his pushing. After about three times she finally got it!
Her mental attitude may help as well. She needs to see past the impulse of the slide or a person pushing the slide at her ... instead of fighting the force at the exact point her grip barely holds on ... she needs to push back past that point in that direction not letting the point being determined by others or the gun. Like punching through someone instead of mentally just hitting someone! Tell her to be aggressive and attack the force as if it were a living being, and drive through it. Talk or demonstration won't cut it! She must see it to do it in her mind...

If talk or demos worked, politicians would be Heavyweight champs!

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Old 11-02-2015, 12:51 PM   #4
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Update - After another indoor practice and two stages of this weekend's IDPA match with several issues we switched from the Stand 1 Armory Chubbies -P 147gr ammo to some standard velocity off-the-shelf 115gr Winchester and Federal. No more issues! Good call on the weak ammo. We'll run it for a while longer and then try some of the various "softer" shooting loads again. Either way she's fine with the standard factory stuff.

Interesting off topic development. She got to handle a CZ 75 BD (full size)while at last week's indoor practice. Very easy slide manipulation, okay with the weight, and she will get to shoot it tomorrow night (while I shoot the CCP!). She really likes the CZ and we all know how accurate it is and how it feels to shoot. It could be a win/win/win! Stay tuned, in the mean time back to loving the CCP!
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:16 PM   #5
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Good call on the weak ammo.
Might try a couple boxes of these, has worked great in my CCP the past few hundred rounds and a pleasure to shoot.
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Mamba, thanks for the information! That's exactly what I was looking for. Looks like they fall right between the factory 115gr 1150ish fps stuff and the 147/158gr 950/850fps loads that have been giving the CCP fits. And the price looks right too. I get some ordered and give it a try. All else fails I know it'll run in my PPQ right?
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I ran my CCP in my first IDPA match qualifier. I competed in the BUG category. Wow what a change from shooting at regular targets. I used Fiocci 124 gr fmj without a hiccup. I only smoked one of the three scenes, earning my first classification as a marksman. That little barrel while moving and shooting at 20 yrds demands a lot of attention! Surely will improve with additional practice. Never had an issue with 124 gr. Ammo.
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Might try a couple boxes of these, has worked great in my CCP the past few hundred rounds and a pleasure to shoot.
I've been shooting those 124 HPs in the PPS, although the ones I have used a nickel plated case. They shot very nicely and had less muzzle flip than the 115gr RNs.
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>...thanks for the information!
Welcome.

>..earning my first classification as a marksman..
Hey congrats...and with a CCP even, "what a world, what a world".

>..although the ones I have used a nickel plated case..
Yah, same here but I don't see those in their store so I ordered more of the brass-cased that I linked. For reloading purposes, brass lasts longer anyway. Should shoot the same and the price is right.
Supposedly their X-Treme HPs are more accurate than standard RN. I know they shoot tighter groups for me.
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