I don't shoot people, just paper targets, sorry.
Too bad they didn't move the new plant to Birmingham, I even have the land for them. That way they might let me go out and play on the trigger bar polishing machine and hack into their CAD design for certain parts....like beefing up the slide for a red dot. M1911I don't see the point of testing anything at 7m other than sighting-in a red dot optical sight or laser sight. OK, I triple dog dare you to put up some groups at 21'
IMPORTANT: The aiming is never done by placing the rear sight and the front sight in focus (nevermind the target). It is impossible. End of story. Parallax takes over and messes things up.
The trick is to look (with both eyes open wide), at the front sight only. Concentrate at the tip of the front sight and vaguely align that with the rear notches and let the target be fuzzy/hazy -- not in focus.
Only the edge of the front sight ought to be in sharp focus and placed at approximately the same aiming area every time. This is the only known method I am aware of that eliminates parallax (which is the chief cause of inaccuracy with open/iron sights).
I'm thinking I'm going to need a much larger backstop with that method.
Also, hold the pistol comfortably so as to roughly stay on the aiming area as long as possible (this is commonly known as follow-up-the-shot), after the shot is fired. Just freeze while squeezing the trigger and allow it to jump on its own while keeping it there. It is easier to do than to describe here with words.
The target stays blurred. Period.
The rear sight is just a rough guide. Period.
The top edge of the front sight (approx. 5mm max. in dia.), is everything. EVERYTHING. It is as important as trigger control and then some.
I'll have to try this. Thanks
Back to your post; I like this line:
1917-1911M: "I would really like to see a loop hammer spring developed for the P22 similar to the SR22 spring. That would eliminate the sharp spring sticking out the rear of the pistol and I think put a more even spring pressure against the hammer instead of off center and on one side as the present hammer spring does."
Yes! That's what Daniel needs to ask the Walther P22 designers to work on.
The range is shown in the SloMo vids of the "Experimantal P22" thread.How about a picture of your range? M1911