Monday, May 31, 2010

Reshaping the grip of my AW93

Ta-da, ta-da! I have reshaped the factory grip of my AW93. More volume. The thumb rest parallel to the bore. No more empty spaces under my palm. The center line of the bore lays about 1mm lower than before (or 5-6mm lower comparing to the new factory grip). Unfortunately, after dismounting the rear sight carriage and seeing what we have under I had to say goodbye to the idea of lowering the barrel for another 2mm. There is no place for metal plug (more info about this idea here). The space below the rear sight carriage is fully used by the slide in its most rear position.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Großkaliber Meisterschaft

Ich schieße gelegentlich Großkaliber und heuer war meine zweite Faustfeuerwaffe-Großkaliber Meisterschaft. 573 Ringen und Rang 11 aus 42 mit einer Leihwaffe. Silber für unsere Mannschaft.
Zum Vergleich ― im Jahr 2009 habe ich 560 Ringen erreicht.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Schießsport in Russland

Wer über den Schießsport in Russland mehr wissen will, kann diese und diese Seite anschauen.
Dazu kann man nicht viel sagen. Der Waffenmarkt (besonders KK) in Russland (oder ehm. UdSSR) nie gegeben und wird in den nächsten Jahren nicht geben. Wer träumt über billige russische Sportwaffen mit Service&Support kann gleich diesen Traum vergessen. Entweder Demyan GmbH schafft SP-08 (von Russen entworfene Sportpistole) bis August in Österreich und Preis wird normal (wie bei Konkurrenten) oder wir müssen weiter warten. Keiner will gratis arbeiten. Kommunismus ist vorbei.

Monday, May 10, 2010

AW93 History

History of Feinwerkbau AW93 Sport Pistol in two words.
In the early 1990s Vladimir Razorenov sells his own designed pistol to Feinwerkbau (according to another trusted source — the pistol was bought by Feinwerkbau from Soviet Sport Committee in the 1993 and Razorenov has not received a phennig). A few weeks later, on December 27th in 1993, Vladimir Razorenov unexpected dies in Subway of Minsk (capital of Belarus) — this day he visited Sport Committee, he wanted permission to go to Germany to assist Feinwerkbau in arrangement of manufacturing method. He had not got permission. Feinwerkbau tries alone to implement in metal everything what they have got from Razorenov. Till today almost nobody knows how exactly slide damper must work (what exact idea was behind all those drawings). As I remember earlier AW93s had at least one major problem — returning back to starting point slide has stricken against chamber’s front side with full force. These parts were spoiled after couple of thousand of shots.
Later, in the year 1994, Feinwerkbau does fine gesture giving sum of N-deutsche mark to Razorenov’s widow (not as compensation for the pistol but as goodwill).
Vladimir Razorenov worked together with Efim Khaidurov many years. Together they designed couple of sport pistols. I think Khaidurov knows how exactly slide damper must work.
Last pistol designed by Mr. Khaidurov is SP-08.
Vladimir Razorenov (foto)
Vladimir Razorenov

Walther’s Absorber

Do you know that Walther uses Absorber patented by Feinwerkbau? Walther pays to Feinwerkbau and therefore Walther may use it.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

SP20 jams problem solved

On the 10th April, during my first center fire match, my SP20 jammed loads during repetition and this problem was discussed here. I was able to finish precision stage with 285, but rapid fire stage turned into nightmare for me (1-3 jams per magazine). This case was finally solved after polishing barrel’s inner ramp thrice. Actually there were two sharp edges — those edges were removed by file and after all polished with abrasive paper 400 and 600. One the photo below — inner ramp, sharp edges are visible (top photo) and after polishing (bottom photo).
Test shooting. No jams. I must add — I find SP20 ideal for center fire. Ideal trigger and front sight stands still (well balanced).
SP20 test shooting
Test shooting

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Demyan LLC was founded

Yesterday, on the 4th May 2010, in Austria was founded Demyan LLC (German: Demyan GmbH).

Pilot project will be SP-08 sport pistol. SP-08 designed by Russian team of arms’ developers and will be produced in Europa.
First presentation planned on the August 2010, during 50th World Championship in Munich.

Good luck, boys!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lowering barrel on AW93

On the schema below you see idea of lowering of the barrel on my Feinwerkbau AW93. Absolute distance from hand to center line of bore is 2,6mm (for now).
I think now — to be or not to be. I plan to remove those 2mm. Molded metal insert planned in place of red area.
Lowering Feinwerkbau AW93 barrel (project)
Lowering Feinwerkbau AW93 barrel (project)

Custom weights for Steyr LP

Found on Interesting.
Custom weights for Steyr LP
Custom weights for Steyr LP

Baumanets Kh-1MT

Baumanets Kh-1MT is free pistol prototype of the year 1959 (Cyrillic: «Бауманец X-1МТ»). This one — on the photo below — was completely made of steel and was one of the three given prototypes. Other prototypes were partially made of duralumin. But only this one was produced since 1962. Today known as «TOZ-35». All three prototypes were designed and fabricated by Efim Khaidurov.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Peters Stahl PS600

Look what I have found in Internet — Peters Stahl PS600 — 100% Morini CM 22M clone.
It is interesting what Peters Stahl wanted to achieve with this symbiosis with Morini Competition Arm S.A.?
Enter sport market? If yes — they overrated own possibilities. In my hold opinion — guaranteed flop.
Update: as someone writes in comments, seems that there wasn’t any symbiosis. Simply one clever designer could sell this pistol thrice.

Gun case is ready to use

My Peli 1520 is ready to use.
Since I don’t use shooting glasses and it means I don’t need to reserve place for glasses’ case I could transport some ammunition. There is enough space for 500 22lr rounds.
Empty Peli 1520 gun case
Loaded Peli 1520 gun case
Peli gun case

More weights on my Feinwerkbau AW93

I experement with my AW93 at the moment since my four seconds series are unstable. It requires much efforts from me to hold the pistol in the 9-ring. I added more weights under the recoil buffer body (total weight is 80g).
Did it help? Yes. I feel safer now. But there is small side effect — I lose important points in long series. Look at the today’s training’s log… one «8» in eight seconds series, one more «8» and one «7» in six seconds series. It seems to me that it is right time to lower barrel’s axis for next 2-3mm.
Rapid fire pistol. Training’s log.
Rapid fire pistol. Training’s log.