Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Steyr LP10 new adjustment screw

Seems like Steyr Sport added new adjustment screw to fix the issue with the LP10 mechanical trigger.
The user manual (online pdf file) doesn't provide detailed information about this screw. But we suppose that screw fixes the problem described on linked page above.

CISM 2012 - 25m Center Fire Pistol

For everyone, who didn’t see last CISM 2012 results from Guangzhou (China).
Unfortunately I could not find photos on official CISM webpage.

Major Petriv Oleksander from Ukraine has kindly gave us following photo:

TOZ-49 Revolver and ammo from 1983.

Individual Ranking 25m Center Fire Pistol men:
  1. Maj. Petriv Oleksander
  2. SM DIKEÇ Yusuf (CISM Record holder 597)
  3. Capt XIE Zhenxiang
Would be nice to see Russian and US Army among participants... someday... again.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 6

Borrowed measurement box and had to cut about 7mm to fit the box.


Length and height are OK now... Next step - width... about 2mm above the allowed 50mm. Sandpaper work.

Covering of hand-contact surfaces with paint tape before lacquering.

Clear lacquer.

The hand-contact surfaces are impregnated with linseed oil.

Blue - pistol frame.
Red - original grip.
Green - my new wooden grip.

Last week I ordered Dembart checkering tools from USA to finish my grip.

See also:
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 1
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 2
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 3
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 4
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 5

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 5

Today's post covers making of palm shelf.

Working on the grip I had suitable rest piece of wood for the palm shelf.
Drew the contour and started to work with the chisel.

Chisel, rasp and sand paper.

Fits well.

Did two holes (two inox M4 screws). Made desired shape.

Cutouts for adjusting screws (rear sight).

Looks better and better...

I am satisfied.

I expect some work regarding fitting the measurement box 300 x 150 x 50 mm. I don't think, that pistol will fit in it now. Here 1-2mm and there 2-3mm. As always.
Shape is OK, but I will try it in two or three days... the hand should rest after hard work with the chisel before next shape corrections.

See also:
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 1
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 2
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 3
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 4

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Once again about muscle control

Found here strelkovoe-oborudovanie.ru (by Alex Kudelin, SCATT co-founder).

Good sight alignment is important but muscle control is more important.

Brain activity.

Top row - beginners.
Bottom row - national team.

First column: eyes are closed
Middle column: eyes are simply opened
Right column: eyes are opened (sighting)

Think about it.

For me - no matter what brain activity is - but I see on the picture above that my feelings during the shooting must be approximately the same as standing with closed eyes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Steyr LP10 electronic trigger

Thanks to Elaxandru D., who has sent this screenshot.

I have heard about new trigger in May and now we have first confirmation. Steyr LP10 electronic trigger with USB-charging port. I have heard that new circuit is smaller and shooters, who have small hands, can have smaller grips.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 4

Left parts glued together (water resistent wood glue). 24h under press.

The start of work on the form.

Don't forget to plug up the holes (wooden chips and dust may penetrate the holes).

Left side.

Small problem.The pistol will not pass box control (300x150x50mm).
But I don't care about it for now. The grip will be definitely smaller with the time.

Left side. Nice surface.


See also:
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 1
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 2
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 3

Friday, October 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 3

How to make exact hole not having plain perpendicular surfaces?
I prepared this paper template. Drill must be positioned between two pieces (parallel). See next photo.

Drilling 5.5mm hole for grip screw.



Very good.

This piece of wood is superfluous.

Palm shelf fixing screws and aluminium guiding "rails".

Rough shaped left and right parts of the pistol grip.

See also:
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 1
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 2

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 2

By the way – the walnut blank dimension: 160 x 115 x 70 mm.
Once again: First phase - I drill the blank. Second phase - work with chisel. Third phase - control with caliper.

Left half. testing the depth and fine adjustment.

Left half: fits good.

The blank: general view.

Right half: testing the depth.

Right half: fits good too.

Right half.

Time to split the blank. Due to excessive width of the blank (70mm but 56-58mm was needed) I had to saw the blank twice (25mm + about 20mm + 25mm). 20mm part in the middle isn’t needed.

You can see that left half is wider than right half (20mm part will be removed soon).

Frame fits good. Everything OK.

Two halves. 25mm width each. You can see two guide pins (to retain found optimal position). As you may remember we always begin to work on the right half.

Drill is my first helper for rough work.

Left half.

I split the blank and sketched the right half. After rough shaping of the right half I applied the right half to the left half and sketched left half. After that I shaped the left half (only rough work at the moment).

Two halves. Rough shaping with sketches.

Prepared two holes and M3 screw thread.

Two M3 screws fix the plastic frame. Actually I wanted four but two is enough (I hope).