Searcher: I've already given up on the Taurus. Gonna go to my gunshop tomorrow and pick up my CZ rifle and see what a NAA Mini-Revolver will cost. I'd like to get one with two cylinders....22 mag and .22 LR.
Que: As to that, I sent off another email to Beretta USA last night, asking a) what in the wide, wide world of sports was going on, and b) why in the name of Freddy Krueger they couldn't be bothered to get back to me with some sort of preemptive response. This note came back with an automatic reply, generated by a bulky Beretta computer, no doubt, indicating that I didn't sign in between the dots ... and that is no exaggeration. Here it is:Searcher, as to Beretta customer service, the couple times that I have contacted them via email I got no quick response. I learned they are easiest to get ahold of by phone and I was put right through to a tech. Q
The Series 80 versions have a firing pin safety that guards against an accidental discharge should a loaded pistol be dropped onto a hard surface. Some folks complained about it messing up the trigger pull, so Colt brought out some older versions (Series 70) that don't have that device on them. Lots of the competition people removed the Series 80 safety system from their guns.Thanks Dep! So, I guess the 1911 doesn't have a hammer safety like some other guns have?
It probably doesn't have the Series 80 system. I think Colt has a patent on that. Your RIA is probably identical to Springfield Armory guns. Grip safety, thumb safety, and 1/2 cock safety. That the same system that Uncle Sam issued to the troops through two wars. It's pretty reliable. It would have to be dropped and fall and hit just a certain way for it to go off. And with the thumb safety engaged, it's not likely to happen. Possible, but not probableI'd assume that my RIA Compact 1911 has no hammer safety. Best not to drop it with one in the chamber.
Dep: I like the looks of the belt buckle, at least.Que: I know that bummed feeling too. I would have grabbed a Tomcat too, but for guys telling me to check closer into it. Now I find out the nifty little Taurus could be a loser too.
From what I read the Kel-Tecs are plagued with that rimlock problem in .32 auto. Gotta do a magazine mod to solve the problem. I don't like rebuilding a brand new gun.
I checked on the NAA mini-revolvers and customer service seems to be quite excellent. Problems seem to be pretty rare too. For plinking at evil squirrels in my back yard or even for personal defense with the .22 magnum cylinder, it should be pretty cool. Definitely the ultimate in concealable. They even make a belt buckle for it!!!
I'm going to be looking real hard at the PF9. If you buy one at the R0 serial numbers and newer the gun should be fine. There are still a few fixes necessary such as a metal mag release and a metal follower, but those are minor. I've compared the size to my PT111 and found the PF9 to be conisderably smaller, especially where it counts in width and heigth. Now I suppose I should compare it to the PPS.I heard that the large caliber Kel-Tecks were decent.
Are a metal mag release and metal follower available for purchase?I'm going to be looking real hard at the PF9. If you buy one at the R0 serial numbers and newer the gun should be fine. There are still a few fixes necessary such as a metal mag release and a metal follower, but those are minor. I've compared the size to my PT111 and found the PF9 to be conisderably smaller, especially where it counts in width and heigth. Now I suppose I should compare it to the PPS.
Yes, apparently as an aftermarket item at this board:Are a metal mag release and metal follower available for purchase?