Dan Wesson Valkyrie Commander 9mm Review

Time for the final review of the Dan Wesson Commander! This was by far the best gun I’ve had come through the tests in terms of build quality and performance. That makes sense because it’s also the most expensive of the guns I’ve personally tested.

Final score: 99/100
10-8 Performance Test: Passed
Parts Breakages: None
Armorer issues: None
Failures to complete the cycle of operations: 1

Sig Sauer Nightmare Fastback 1911 Review

Here’s the final review of the Sig Sauer Nightmare Fastback 1911 in .357 Sig. The video goes in to some detail about the gun’s final score, but we’ll break it down right here.

  • Failures to complete the cycle of operations: 3
  • Issues that can be corrected by the user: 2 (-10)
  • Parts breakages: 0
  • 10-8 Performance Test: Passed
  • Finale Score: 87/100

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Rock Island Armory 9mm 1911

This past week I spent some time out in Iowa doing some ammo testing for a project I have coming up. I decided to bring the Rock Island 1911 out to test their 9mm offerings, and as usual I was completely satisfied with its performance. The video is mostly me just messing around and wasting ammo, but it’s neat to see how flat the gun runs with 147gr match ammo.

As of today, the Rock Island has 3040 rounds on it…still with zero failures of any type. This gun is absolutely a triumph, and one of my favorite guns of all time.

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Sig Sauer Nightmare Fastback Update

The Sig Nightmare Fastback is now at approximately 1700 rounds, and we’re closing in on the finish line. However, it’s begun to develop an unusual tendency to double feed when using Winchester white box ammo. After some testing, I’ve come to the conclusion that this is likely because the WWB has a shorter OAL than all the other types of ammo I’ve used. The question then is should I count these malfunctions against the gun? I’ve not been able to reproduce them with any other brand of ammo.

Sig Sauer 1911 Nightmare Fastback 1,000 round update

Stats: 1,150 rounds fired
1 armorer level fix
5 double-feeds that I’m not sure about counting yet

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Next test 1911: Sig Sauer 1911 Fastback Nightmare .357 Sig

This is one I’ve been looking forward to testing for a while, the Sig Sauer 1911 Fastback Nightmare in .357 Sig. Let’s get started with the first evaluation, the 10-8 Performance Function Test

Passed with flying colors, it would seem. In fact, of all the 1911s I’ve had through the test so far (this is the 7th that’s begun the tests) it has the most reliable and consistent ejection pattern yet. Maybe there’s something to be said for that external extractor…

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Kimber Pro Carry II 9mm at 2,000 rounds

Here it is, the 2,000th round through the Kimber Pro Carry II in 9mm. I’ll do the full review later, but here’s the final score for the short attention span folks.

  • Rounds fired: 2,012
  • Failures: 5
  • 10-8 Performance Test: Failed, but passed on re-test after break in period

Points Deducted: -5 points for 5 failures, -10 points for failing the 10-8 Test, +5 points back for passing the 10-8 Test on the retest.

Final Score: 90/100

Kimber Pro Carry II Update: 1,800 rounds and counting

Since I last posted an update, I did manage to fire an additional few hundred rounds through the Kimber Pro Carry II in 9mm.

Kimber Pro Carry II stainless with CTC laser

I didn’t get video of these range trips because I’ve been on a bit of a time crunch lately; however the gun now sits at 1,800 rounds fired. There were no additional failures of any type during the last three range sessions, putting the gun at 5 failures for the duration of the test.

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