Anybody got a spare P220 slide?

I wonder if I could do this to my old Sig?  All the Kewl-Kidz are getting the dovetail cut for a Deltapoint or Trijicon Mini…or something.
Question: is there enough cuttable metal on the slide-top? What’s that pin doing there…I wonder how much meat is in there, there seems to be enough shelf-room.
UPDATE: IXNAY – Project is on hiatus…

Range Day Happiness


Went to the range today to finally, once and for all, get the Aimpoint sighted-in. Set the stands up at the 50-yard line and later plinked at 200 – they kinda have the same zero. Yeh, workin’ good. Pics of targets (booooring) tomorrow…
UPDATE: I had finished my build of the Noveske lower, complete with the hideous CA-Legal magazine locking system that requires a tool for removal, and had the Upper mated to the lower for this exercise.

I started by getting the Aimpoint zeroed on the little targets tacked down the left side (see top picture). That took a bunch of clicking on the scope’s windage and elevation turrets.

A gripe I have with Aimpoints like this is they don’t have “witness marks” that establish the vertical or horizontal plane – so if the scope is rotated or canted in the mounts at all, any bit of Left-windage can also result in some “UP” movement, and while trying to dial the dot DOWN you might also be sending it Right… Arrgh!

Anyhow I finally got some good placement results, and then tried shooting at those tacked vertically on the right.

I loaded the magazine with five rounds and fired five-shot rapids from the bench and was pleased with the results – albeit this is only 50-yards. The Aimpoint 2-MOA dot was just about the size of the black…



Later I switched to larger targets with a bigger “black” and did the same. They have a larger “black” but the same sized scoring rings. Yeehaw! Well, good for me anyhow.

And the bottom one I shot Offhand unsupported – crap! Actually better than I anticipated. Watching the bouncing dot move around as you try to hold steady is really a learning experience.

During the second string of fire I took a 200-yard target down and put it up on the stand at position #12 (the black part is 13-inches across) and found some interesting and satisfying results.

From my distance and with the mirage coming up off the ground, even with my spotting scope I couldn’t really tell what was goign on but, every now and again I threw a bullet downrange at it, firing six shots in all (UPDATE: by just holding the dot on the target center).

A bit of vertical stringing obviously.

So OK, I kinda feel I got this dialed-in now.

Red-Dot Range-Time

UPDATE – For all you readers coming to this picture in the Archives –
DON’T: Buy A Teh-SUXOR RED-DOT like the lousy $29.95 BSA one from Wal-Mart that BROKE ON THE FIRST SHOT.
DO: Use Wal-Mart’s generous return policy to take it back and get your damn money back.
THEN: Buy an Aimpoint or something.


At the point of the green arrow, there’s the dot (I enhanced it since it didn’t scale-down very good). The Blue arrow points to the rear ghost/peep-sight and the space underneath the scope, through which you can just see the top-half of the front sight blade – it’s co-witnessed!! Yay!! (Which turns out to be valuable.
(UPDATE: Also turns out to be impractical and useless WHEN THE CHEAP SIGHT BREAKS.)


I was aiming at the lower bull on the circled target out at 100-yards. I could it hit it with the iron sights, but…

Here’s the second shot, no dot. It went away. Dot-gone. POS BSA Scope from Wal-Mart. Pbbbththth!!
So naturally I fiddled with it, un-screwing the battery and dorking around until the dot came back on, and the it went out again. It turns out that it sorta will stay illuminated, just not at any actual click-setting. The illumination-power knob has to be “bumped up” against/between a click-setting. I managed to twirl the windage and elevation knobs a bit to center it better but the whole thing was a lost cause. It was my enthusiasm that lead me to charge ahead, now I’m going to have to go back and charge a return!
The good news is that the Pro-Mag magazines still have a FTF at around the last round, but the ones from Numrich don’t.

So it was an eventful day and we learned a lot, experience is a mighty fine teacher and any time at the range is good time.

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!! I have a lot to be thankful for.