Alright after the mighty FAIL that was mounting that regular C-More Slide ride to the top of My G17 with that ‘The Accessories’ Mount. (Which is for sale by the way).
I switched gears, did some horse trading, and got the rest of my package and now we have this:
- LoneWolf Stainless Steel Match Barrel, locks up good-n-tight, threaded. (nabbed of ebay since LoneWolf was out of stock, good thing cause I saved a few bones).
- LoneWolf Compensator
- C-more STS 7MOA red dot. I like it, but I also like my dots to look like dots and not ‘fish’. I’m a little disappointed in the shape of this dot. My TruGlo Red-Dot on the Ruger has a better defined Dot.
- A Lonewolf (new design) Skeletonized Steel Striker and 4lb spring to further sharpen the trigger.
So I swapped out the components, installed the barrel and comp, installed the sight, got all giddy, grabbed some ammo and headed to the range.
Bummer, the gun wouldn’t cycle. I was skeptical when I bought the compensator because of the note on the product: “We highly recommend the use of LWD stainless guide rod and ISMI reduced power recoil springs with this product. Light loads or reduced power ammunition may not run reliably. “
Well pfft, I already have an 11lb ISMI spring, on a captured stainless guide rod. I looked and ISMI doesn’t seem to make a 10 but I’ve inquired. I know my loads are a little light but they aren’t super-light.
So back to the house, crank out 20 or so loads more loads with .5 more grains and grab a box of factory ammo. Back to the range. (Sure is nice that the range is in my back yard).
Some success but still not enough success, not even the factory Federal Red-box ran to my satisfaction. So I called up Jeff, and talked it over with him.
I verified that I am running an 11lb spring. Cranked out another 25 rounds with nearly a grain more than my standard round that cycled the gun perfectly before. Back to the range to test.
I giggled inside. This thing is awesome.
Now next up is the slide lightening. Actually it involves getting a new LoneWolf Slide, one that hopefully is cut to using their Skeleton pattern.
Though I’m trying to get a feel for just how much weight savings that is. Hopefully the lonewolf guy can answer that. I’d surely hate to spend the coin and end up with insignificant savings. I am also considering just strategically swish cheezing my factory slide. Holes, lots of holes.
There is still work to be done, but for now I should have ‘enough’ open gun to start making a couple guys sweat. We’ll find out Saturday. I wish I had more time to test, hope I don’t lay a big egg.