I was pleasantly surprised today when my Spyderco Persistence arrived at my doorstep and even more so when I opened the package. I expected it to be smaller and of a lower quality, considering it’s relatively cheap price of $32 shipped from http://yourcornerstore.com.
The quality is nothing short of amazing. It’s built with G-10 grips and the steel feels very hard and strong. It’s a blade designed for “EDC” (Every Day Carry) use. You can see it how the blade looks like when flipped open :
Blade retention is great. The blade is held in place after opening by the frame of the blade. The lock is solid and it’ll be rare for it to slip :
I love how the blade looks, fat, tough and not skinny. I can’t stand the slim line type of knives, just looks weak to me 🙂
here’s a good review of this knife by Nutnfancy :
I’ve never had a good experience with installing magwells onto my two pistols. Either it’s out of alignment, or the magwell opening is just too small. recall I had a problem with my XDm magazine release because it’s sitting too tightly pressed against the opening of the magwell.
When I installed the Wilson Combat Magwell on my Kimber just recently, I realized that it’ll only allow the stock basepad-less magazines to fit properly. If you use one of those magazines like the really good Chip McCormick ones with the plastic basepad, it won’t seat the magazine in properly :
you can see from this thin black line where the plastic meets the magwell :
Time to take my file and dremel and get it shaved down. so after about two hours and with my crappy dremeling skills, I’ve shaved off some steel and polished it with some sand paper and metal polisher :
I really need to work on my filing skills.. BUT it works! checkout the fit now :
Love it! this is great for newbies like me. You can see where each part goes and when. I’m so afraid of losing or forgetting which part goes where, this is a very in-depth guide.
Received my Wilson Combat Magwell today and took me an hour to figure out how to get it installed. Finally figured it out and got my Kimber her shiny shoes.
The hardest part was trying to align the magwell to the frame.
Looks so much better with them on :
After a few days of background checks and FFL transfer, I got my very first 1911! I’ve always dreamed about owning one and have been checking out thousands of pictures of all the forum member’s beautiful 1911 handguns.
I decided to go with the Kimber Stainless TLE / RL II. I love the 1911 and had to get one with the rail. here are some pics :
Still waiting on the Wilson Combat magwell.
The next would either be a Commander style 1911 or a small sub-compact for carry. What do you think?
Participated at the monthly IDPA match that the NWPPA association runs at the Renton Fish & Game Club this weekend. Four of the stages were the official IDPA Postal Matches where shooters all over the world will be ranked against each other shooting these stages.
I brought my Contour HD and Flip video cam out and recorded my squad shooting these 8 stages.
Stage 01 : DEA Combat Course [2009 Postal Stage 3]
Stage 02 : Brain Fade [2009 Postal Stage 4]
Stage 03 : Table Games [2009 Postal Stage 1]
This stage is already hard and we shot a variation that made it harder. The stage rules was start seated, but shot standing. We had to sit down the whole stage because of safety issues, making access to targets a lot harder. Sitting will ensure the rounds will hit the berm instead of streaking the floor because of the angle.
Stage 04 : Bangin’ in the Hood [2009 Postal Stage 2]
Stage 05 : Belltown [Designer : R. Petrone / Matt Messerer]
Stage 06 : Yet Again [Designer : Chuck Smith]
Stage 07 : Trouble at the Parking Lot [Designer : Robb Wolfe]
Stage 08 : Dogs! [Designer : Robb Wolfe]
Looking forward to more matches next month.
Ordered a cheap shooting vest from Omega Man Enterprises for my IDPA matches for $39.95. Most similar vests from other vendors like 5.11 costs around $80.. The vest is really good but the customer service is HORRENDOUS! They never answer calls, never reply emails until I leave multiple voicemails on their phone.
Vest has over 12 pockets :
and they’ve also lined the vest with some hard velcro inside this pocket so that you can sweep it out of the way when you reach for your gun or your mags. pretty handy!
If you want to take the risk, go ahead and order from them, but make sure you get the order right the first time as it’ll take you forever to get the order changed (if possible at all).
I typically wear XL shirts but I had to order Large for this vest as they make it one size bigger.